In the aftermath of the recent terror attacks in London, Manchester and Stockholm, and with the continuing high alerts we are experiencing all over our planet, many of us see this as “the reality of the world we live in.” What we are really seeing is the Universal Law of Cause and Effect. A Course in Miracles tells us “there is no point in trying to change the world. It is incapable of change because it is merely an effect. But there is indeed a point in changing your thoughts about the world. Here you are changing the cause. The effect will change automatically.”
If we want a different world, we need to change the cause of the world we see. The Course also tells us “this change requires, first, that the cause be identified and then let go, so that it can be replaced.”
So what are our causes? And how do we replace them?
The first step is to look at our beliefs and thoughts, because energy follows thought. Do we choose thoughts and beliefs that bring about separation? Fear, judgement, condemnation, us-versus-them, zero-sum-game? Or do we choose thoughts and beliefs that bring about unity? Love, collective shelter, sharing and fellowship? Since the beginning of time, Unity has worked to move humanity forward; separation has not.
When we really understand there is no “them” – only us – we will begin to change the causes of “the world we live in.” We can choose to build sanctuaries or choose to burn them down. We can choose growth and stability or we can choose fragmentation and chaos.
Unity or separation. The choice is ours. The cause is ours. The world is ours. If we change our causes through our choices, we will create the world we wish to see and live in.
And we can begin whenever we like. Now’s a good time.