ACIM T-28.VII.5. “But never you alone. 2 This world is but the dream that you can be alone, and think without affecting those apart from you. 3 To be alone must mean you are apart, and if you are, you cannot but be sick.“
I did some studying around “spiritual healing” and one thing I found common in all spiritual healing practices is this belief that we are not “alone.” You want to send anyone into an oblivion of depression, just convenience them how alone they are in the world. We are never alone, even when we think we are. This is extremely powerful thought to take on and truly get in all of its dimensions (for happiness).
This doesn’t mean you have to start inviting people to your house and have a party every hour (But it does sound like fun). The world is teaming with life. The trees are alive. The birds are singing. The cat meows from the neighbor’s yard. Whatever the case, you are not alone. The course goes beyond the physical and is talking from a spiritual perspective, but its true in all cases.
I remember feeling very depressed one day. I was feeling alone. I had an intuitive thought however, that I felt alone in my house but not when I went for a walk in the woods. Why, I asked? I realized that my house had no plants or animals in it and with the windows closed, I was actually cut off from all physical life and was living in a dead-tree carcass.
My solution? I went for a walk and immediately felt better. I also went and bought some plants. Believe it or not, it helped my depression. Finally I bought some birds and then a cat. My cat then ate my birds and a complex relationship drama began to unfold between my cat and I. However, I hold this story for another day.
You are with everyone. It is impossible to be alone and be in right mind. We share the same air with everyone, so we are not alone. When we go to the Grocery store to buy food, that food was transported by half a dozen people you did not see or witness, helping to support your decision to buy the food. Not only are we not alone but we don’t do any of this ‘life’ alone. Our egos are all boasted at birth to support the idea that we can do it “on our own.” But this is a false statement. We need everyone and everyone needs us.
Your part in the universe is so important that if you stop playing your part, the whole universe waits for your return. This is how important you are.
Today, above all days, you should know for a fact, ”You are not alone.” Want to know more? Come to Tuesday nights.