Body Is A Limit Shutting You Off From Others

Taken from "A Course in Miracles"

The body is a limit imposed on the UNIVERSAL COMMUNICATION which is an eternal property of mind. But the COMMUNICATION is INTERNAL. Mind reaches to ITSELF. It is NOT made up of different PARTS, which reach each other.

It does not go OUT. Within ITSELF, it HAS no limits, and there is nothing OUTSIDE it. It encompasses EVERYTHING. It encompasses you ENTIRELY; you within it and it within you. There IS nothing else, anywhere or ever.

The body is OUTSIDE you and SEEMS to surround you, shutting you off from others, and keeping you APART from them, and them from you. IT IS NOT THERE. There IS no barrier between God and His Son, nor can His Son be separated from himself, except in illusion. This is NOT his reality, though he believes it IS. Yet this could only BE, IF God were wrong. God would have had to create DIFFERENTLY, and to have separated HIMSELF from His Son, to make this possible. He would have had to create DIFFERENT things, and to establish different ORDERS of reality, only SOME of which were love.

Yet love must be forever like itself, changeless forever, and forever WITHOUT alternative. And so it is. YOU cannot put a barrier around yourself, because God placed none between HIMSELF and you. Your hand can stretch out, and reach to Heaven. You whose hands are joined have begun to reach BEYOND the body, but NOT outside yourselves.

To reach your shared identity TOGETHER. Could this be OUTSIDE you, where God is not? Is He a body, and did He create you as He is not and where He CANNOT be? You are surrounded ONLY by Him. What limits CAN there be on you, whom HE encompasses?

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