This article is going to look at power of the Mind. The human condition or ego has a very hard time with the idea that it's not a body. All the things you do revolve around being a body. But the Course is constant it's re-affirming of the fact that you are Mind. "Attack is always physical. When attack in any form enters your mind you are equating yourself with a body, since this is the ego's interpretation of the body. You do not have to attack physically to accept this interpretation. You are accepting it simply by the belief that attack can get you something you want. If you did not believe this, the idea of attack would have no appeal for you. When you equate yourself with a body you will always experience depression. When a child of God thinks of himself in this way he is belittling himself, and seeing his brothers as similarly belittled. Since he can find himself only in them, he has cut himself off from salvation.
Remember that the Holy Spirit interprets the body only as a means of communication. Being the Communication Link between God and His separated Sons, the Holy Spirit interprets everything you have made in the light of what He is. The ego separates through the body. The Holy Spirit reaches through it to others. You do not perceive your brothers as the Holy Spirit does, because you do not regard bodies solely as a means of joining minds and uniting them with yours and mine. This interpretation of the body will change your mind entirely about its value. Of itself it has none."
The Body has no value, other than the one you have given it. That can take some practice. We are dealing with perception and that is why we have A Course In Miracles; to retrain the way you look at yourself and the world. There is another purpose for your body.
"If you use the body for attack, it is harmful to you. If you use it only to reach the minds of those who believe they are bodies, and teach them (through) the body that this is not so, you will understand the power of the mind that is in you. If you use the body for this and only for this, you cannot use it for attack. In the service of uniting it becomes a beautiful lesson in communion, which has value until communion is. This is God's way of making unlimited what you have limited. The Holy Spirit does not see the body as you do, because He knows the only reality of anything is the service it renders God on behalf of the function He gives it."
The opening introduction to A Course In Miracles talks about the removal of the blocks to the awareness of loves presence. The body is a block until it is utilized for the purpose of communication as an action of Mind in the healing of the idea of separation.
"The removal of blocks, then, is the only way to guarantee help and healing. Help and healing are the normal expressions of a mind that is working through the body, but not in it. If the mind believes the body is its goal it will distort its perception of the body, and by blocking its own extension beyond it, will induce illness by fostering separation. Perceiving the body as a separate entity cannot but foster illness, because it is not true. A medium of communication loses its usefulness if it is used for anything else. To use a medium of communication as a medium of attack is an obvious confusion in purpose.
To communicate is to join and to attack is to separate. How can you do both simultaneously with the same thing and not suffer? Perception of the body can be unified only by one purpose. This releases the mind from the temptation to see the body in many lights, and gives it over entirely to the One Light in which it can be really understood. To confuse a learning device with a curriculum goal is a fundamental confusion that blocks the understanding of both. Learning must lead beyond the body to the re-establishment of the power of the mind in it. This can be accomplished only if the mind extends to other minds, and does not arrest itself in its extension. This arrest is the cause of all illness, because only extension is the mind's function." ACIM ~ The Body as a Means of Communication
Until you have experienced the singular nature of Reality it may be hard at first to truly grasp the truth of you as Mind in Mind, it is nevertheless still true. You can only imagine what it is like to experience the power of the Mind and even that will fall short. It's an exciting moment in time for as the memory of God dawns upon your Mind you will "do greater things then these".
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