Does ACIM Teach We Are God?

A Course In Miracles never says we are God. It says that we are one with God. It says we are God beings and of a like quality. There is no characteristic of God that we do not share. However, God is our Creator and we are God's creation. God is our Cause and we are God's effects. That cause and effect relationship has to be understood and thoroughly integrated if we are ever to sort out cause and effect here in the illusion. The reason why de don't think we are causing the world is because we are denying God caused us. "It is as needful that you recognize you made the world you see as that you recognize that you did not create yourself. They are the same mistake." (OrEd.Tx.21.26) A fundamental denial of cause and effect produces cause and effect confusion everywhere. Understanding that we are causing the world is the first step in understanding God caused us. It is the beginning of the reestablishment of true Cause and effect. If we were God, we would be our own Cause and that is not ACIM philosophy. In fact it is antithetical to it. That idea does figure into other forms of spirituality. Alan Watts was a big proponent of that in the 1960s and 1970s. Alan Watts popularized Zen for the West at that time. God did not break Himself all to pieces so that He could reassemble Himself into a Whole. The world is not a cosmic game of hide and seek that God is playing with Himself. While this may be an interpretation of Zen philosophy (that too is debatable) it is not part of ACIM philosophy.

 

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