I Had to Reply to a Discussion of Young Sheldon’s Quest To Be
The question is age-old and pertinent to each of us.
The prompt happened to fit in with my own thoughts of the day about the ego and how we should look at it as students of A Course In Miracles.
The ego is the bad guy throughout most of the Course. One that you come to think must be destroyed. But is it?
9. “The wicked shall perish” becomes a statement of Atonement, if the word “perish” is understood as “be undone.” ²Every loveless thought must be undone, a word the ego cannot even understand. ³To the ego, to be undone means to be destroyed. ⁴The ego will not be destroyed because it is part of your thought, but because it is uncreative and therefore unsharing, it will be reinterpreted to release you from fear. ⁵The part of your mind that you have given to the ego will merely return to the Kingdom, where your whole mind belongs. ⁶You can delay the completion of the Kingdom, but you cannot introduce the concept of fear into it.
Line 4 suggests ego will be destroyed. But take a look at number 1 and number 3. It is the ego's understanding or belief that something can die that is totally in error.
What happens is that the ego becomes undone. Having been “made up” by the Mind of Christ when He thought the possibility of separating from God was real. I think of this as being translated or reformed, made anew if you will.
To destroy or to kill is not something that God relates to in any way. It stands to reason that even the Son’s mistaken beliefs would be translated into a completely loving essence. Note that translated is a term that would not need time, but rather understanding something differently.
One of my key questions regarding the Course and ego is should we think of it as me, the devil on my shoulder, or the mistaken belief of separation from God, in other words, a collective illusion or fabrication? I think any one of them has been used, I know they have by me.
In the context of Young Sheldon is he not seeking an understanding of how to perceive himself within the context of what he knows his heart and mind have chosen to pursue?
He seems to be drawn to the idea that he must find a composite or mentor of what he seeks within the known history of society.
Where is the ego here? Is it that which causes Sheldon to think he must find the pattern of his existence within history or is it the need to become something one does not perceive oneself to be at the moment?
One of the large questions of the Course is, “Is there really a me?” A single child of God who is part of the Sonship of Christ. Or is Christ a desire of God that is so much a part of Himself that in the attempt to have recognition between them both are lost to oblivion?
I suggest that Young Sheldon was seeking an answer to part of this question without actually stating that God did in fact have a voice in this.
The poignancy of the reality of his parent's distress over the miscarriage of a not so welcome pregnancy portrays the same dilemma for the human mind.
It seems that somewhere within the human psyche is the understanding that there is a being greater than ourselves that we sense will impact, influence, and even make decisions in our seemingly singular existence that relates to a larger picture, design, and consciousness. I.E. God, Himself.
This applies not only to the development of the species but also to our particular goals in terms of career path and “religious” persuasion.
Now that is a word! Or a concept that I think is greatly misunderstood and needs adjustment!
Religious persuasion. Religion is strictly speaking the beliefs that you live by that engage every aspect of your expression in the material world.
To suggest that anyone is without religion is ridiculous because we all exist according to our beliefs.
When one says, “I do not believe in religion.”, they are saying that they do not agree with a particular set of beliefs.
When we say, “I do not believe in organized religion.”, we may be suggesting that congregating implies separating from the whole of creation. A sort of “better-than” attitude. Maybe even that we ought to be ashamed of ourselves for doing so?
I tend to agree with this. That religion as humanity understands it today is a form of segregation.
However, I propose that Jesus is trying to show us that our unity and collectivity are honored by accepting a few core truths that will lead us not only out of this world where confusion and ultimately death rages, but into a bona fide awareness and appreciation not only for our own uniqueness but for that of all components of the Sonship, be they plant, mineral, chemical, and so forth. And so to true freedom.
Is this not Heaven even? To recognize and appreciate our diversity and our unity within the Mind of God, our Father? Needing nothing from another but acknowledging fully and embodying the power/love of God as do all other expressions of the Son?
This was fun.
Till next time. God bless, bye for now.