Miracles News

January-April, 2024

My Brother and I Are One Forever

by Rev. Christine Anderson, Ordained Ministerial Counselor

In the year 2000, I rented a large home that would be big enough for my brother Ed from Vienna to stay with me when he came to visit twice a year and have his own space in the upper part of the house.

My memory from childhood was that I didn’t think he liked me very much. And it didn’t seem like there was much love in our relationship. So I really felt guided by Spirit to have this opportunity to live together and open to Love, a love that we could both enjoy. I invited him to stay with me and share the house when he would visit, and he agreed that it would be a good idea, and that he would also pay me rent.

During his visits, every morning he would greet me with a “Happy Good Morning” and it made my day and brought a lot of happiness to my mind. Our days were filled with going places together and enjoying each other’s company. I gave him his privacy and never went upstairs unless he invited me.

He was used to being alone and played computer games often in his living space upstairs, so I didn’t see him that much apart from our outings together. I learned to trust that all was well, and that he was spending his time as he wished to in a way that was comfortable for him, and so I learned to accept him as he was and to be okay with that. I opened my mind to see that he was my spiritual brother, and I became very comforted by having his presence in my home, right upstairs from me.

As each year passed a flow of love between us got stronger and stronger. I learned to see my brother through the eyes of love and kindness and what appeared before me on his visits to stay with me was the Christ. We went to family parties together and enjoyed connecting with family members and friends.

I’m so glad I had the opportunity to see him differently. For in seeing him differently, I got to see myself differently. I discovered that I could be less judgmental, less attacking, and more peaceful and loving. I’m very happy that I had that experience with my dear brother in Christ.

In 2015, when he was at his home in Vienna, Ed became sick and was hospitalized. I couldn’t see him due to my own health issues, but we talked and I gave him this phrase to practice using, to bring healing, comfort and peace to himself: “everything is alright.” I wanted to share the whole Course with him, but he was not willing or ready to receive the entire Course. But the one phrase “everything is alright” was enough for him to benefit from. I’m so grateful that he was able to use this phrase.

He did end up returning to his Heavenly home that year. I think of him quite often; I think of him in peace, only in peace. I see my brother now flying free in God’s Love.

I’m grateful to be aware that Spirit can use any relationship for healing, and I know that my son and my brother are the same Love. What seems to be happening to them in the dream is perfect because my brothers are eternal Light and Love and what they are portraying in the dream are lessons that will lead them Home eventually. My part is to be truly helpful and to extend love at all times, and to remember that I know nothing on my own.

Here’s a quote from A Course In Miracles, reminding me that my brother is myself, and to treat him kindly, knowing that when I treat my brother kindly, I am being kind to myself.

“Dream softly of your sinless brother, who unites with you in holy innocence. And from this dream the Lord of Heaven will Himself awaken His beloved Son. Dream of your brother’s kindnesses instead of dwelling in your dreams on his mistakes. Select his thoughtfulness to dream about instead of counting up the hurts he gave. Forgive him his illusions, and give thanks to him for all the helpfulness he gave. And do not brush aside his many gifts because he is not perfect in your dreams.” (T-27.VII.15:1-6)

PS: To write these articles, I need the help of a scribe, who types out my words and sends them to the Pathways office. As this article was being scribed, a profound experience of Love and joining took place that was so beautiful. In the middle of our connecting, my scribe Robin and I had a profoundly joyful encounter. A divine appointment was kept between the three of us as an overwhelming Loving Presence was felt, and we joined with the Whole Sonship in the awareness of the Presence of Love. It overtook us and I was filled with a joy that is indescribable. I accepted that everything that happened between Ed and me was perfect, and that only Oneness is real. This wave of Love is the evidence that Spirit brought to us to demonstrate the Truth, and there is such gratitude for this.

Rev. Christine Anderson is a Pathways of Light minister living in N. Aurora, IL. Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Phone: 773-704-5483

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