Monday, July 14, 2008

Communication

"Certainly there are many "psychic" powers that are clearly in line with this course. Communication is not limited to the small range of channels the world recognizes. If it were, there would be little point in trying to teach salvation. It would be impossible to do so."
-- ACIM, Manual For Teachers

A bit lower:
"The seemingly new abilities that may be gathered on the way can be very helpful. Given to the Holy Spirit, and used under His direction, they are valuable teaching aids. To this, the question of how they arise is irrelevant. The only important consideration is how they are used. Taking them as ends in themselves, no matter how this is done, will delay progress."

Note it says "will delay progress". It does not say it's a sin. So far as I can see, the only real system of ethics we should have is: will this delay the Awakening process or speed it up. It does not matter what something you do does to the world, because the world does not exist.

2 comments:

marian said...

No sins, only errors, and error can't harm you--it can only disrupt and delay.

I'd say that it matters what you do to the world-projection in so far as attack is always felt as pain. So any "doing" that comes from the ego will be felt as increased separation and pain.

But I have to add that I take it with a grain of salt when people claim to be directed in their doings by the holy spirit. There's something about the implied specialness of the claim that negates the possibility of truth--or at least makes it kind of far-fetched.

eolake said...

Yes, it's sad that so many of our natural powers are regarded generally as Special at best and delusional at worst.