“The Course In Miracles tells us: “The Bible says that a deep sleep fell upon Adam, and nowhere is there reference to his waking up.” So far, there has been no ‘comprehensive reawakening or rebirth.’ We can all contribute to a global rebirth to the extent that we allow ourselves to be awakened from our own personal dream of separation and guilt, to release our own past and accept a new life in the present. It is only through our own personal awakening that the world can be awakened. We cannot give what we don’t have.
We’re all assigned a piece of the garden, a corner of the universe that is ours to transform. Our corner of the universe is our own life – our relationships, our homes, our work, our current circumstances – exactly as they are. Every situation we find ourselves in is an opportunity, perfectly planned by the Holy Spirit, to teach love instead of fear. Whatever energy system we find ourselves a part of, it’s our job to heal it – to purify the thought forms by purifying our own. It’s never really a circumstance that needs to change – it’s we who need to change. The prayer isn’t for God to change our lives, but rather for Him to change us.
That’s the greatest miracle, and ultimately the only one: that you awaken from the dream of separation and become a different kind of person. People are constantly concerning themselves with what they do: have I achieved enough, written the greatest screenplay, formed the most powerful company? But the world will not be saved by another great novel, great movie, or great business venture. It will be saved by the appearance of great people.”
Marianne Williamson, “A Return to Love – Reflections on the Principles of A Course In Miracles,” pg.75-76.