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LESSON 17

A Course In Oneness Blog

Instructions below *

Intro to Part I

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Oneness Commentary:

LESSON 17

 I see no neutral things.

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Oneness is pure, simple, and eternally joyful; perfect peace. Oneness is love with no opposite “outside” it, and no perceptible distinctions “within”.

The ego must “paint over” this profound and perfect peace with stripes of different shapes, colors, and sizes; then sell you on the idea that it is reality. This makes you a perceiver.

Everything you perceive is perceived as it compares and contrasts with something else. Before you can question this sell-job, the ego shouts “Look out there!”, or “Watch out for that one!” or “Here! Protect this one instead of that one!”. While you deal with disturbing “problems”, you forget to question the source of the stripes that you perceive. Your thought system remains enmired in “separation-mode”.

This mode is the source of the illusion-of-a-world that you see and the reason you seem to be here in it.

The freedom of Oneness is currently beyond your experience. The recovery of the experience of this freedom requires that you first accept your current mode of thinking, just as it is. The challenge is to accept something that is hidden from you the way water is unknown to a fish.

Although hidden, your mind is the source of this illusory world. To know your mind, you must pay attention to and respect what shows up in the illusion.

In the illusion, any perception is available to be experienced, at any time. In fact, the world’s illusory nature is the very reason that this is so. There is no “order” imposed from “outside” of this illusion. If this was not true, you would indeed be a “victim of the world you see”.

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INSTRUCTIONS:

The purpose of this blog is to assist you with deepening into A Course In Miracles by clarifying the Course concept of Oneness.

  1. Read the workbook lesson

(Click the “LESSON” or “Intro” title link).

  1. Browse back, to read the commentary on the lesson (in italics above)
  2. Follow the instructions in the workbook lesson

Comments welcomed and appreciated!

To browse to a different LESSON, use the search area above (the magnifying glass). Enter the number of the lesson (also try using Coarse notation). Examples: LESSON 467, would be “467” (or W-pii.467). When the desired commentary is found, just click it.

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