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Peace Comes with Letting Go of Judgment

Judgment is symbolic because beyond perception there is no judgment. When the Bible says “Judge not that ye be not judged,” it means that if you judge the reality of others you will be unable to avoid judging your own.

You have no idea of the tremendous release and deep peace that comes from meeting yourself and your brothers totally without judgment. When you recognize what you are and what your brothers are, you will realize that judging them in any way is without meaning. In fact, their meaning is lost to you precisely because you are judging them. All uncertainty comes from the belief that you are under the coercion of judgment. You do not need judgment to organize your life, and you certainly do not need it to organize yourself. In the presence of knowledge [of oneness] all judgment is automatically suspended, and this is the process that enables recognition [of oneness] to replace perception [of differences]. (A Course in Miracles, T-3.VI.1:3-4;3. See also ACIM Text Q & A.)

In the world it seems that judgment is necessary to survive. But what is it that needs to survive? What we protect with judgment is a false image of a separate self, which makes us unaware of our oneness with God and all that is Real. The practice of judgment is a defense against God, making our oneness with Him unknown to us.

True forgiveness is the end of judgment. True forgiveness accepts the Self that God created one with Him. True forgiveness sees every brother as equally one with our Creator. The ego is incapable of true forgiveness because it is the belief in being separate. It cannot conceive of oneness. In fact, it sees the idea of oneness as a threat to its existence, which is true. When we accept, without reservation, our oneness with our Source, the ego will no longer seem to exist.

God has given us His Teacher of true judgment to guide us out of the ego’s judgment to the one judgment that ends all judgment. The Holy Spirit will teach us what is real and what is unreal. When we know Reality by our complete acceptance of oneness, there is nothing left to judge. We know all our meaning lies in our unity with Love.

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