Loving Oneness Now
In June, 1987, at our
Tuesday A Course In Miracles meeting we had a very moving experience.
ten people showed up and we sat in chairs placed in a circle in my living room.
After a very moving ACIM reading about Real Love, we decided to put into action two of the major
principles of the Course, namely to see everyone as a Child of God and to Love
them unconditionally. Therefore, at the end of a guided meditation I explained
that each of us would, in turn, kneel in front of each member of
the group and take both their hands. Then, making full eye contact, the kneeling
person would say quite slowly, "I Love you Holy Child of God and I will
Love you for all eternity." The seated person would then reply using the
same words. I started this process by kneeling in front of the person on my
right, and then repeated the Loving procedure by working my way gradually around
the group. When I was back in my seat, each of the others, in turn, did the
same. It was a very powerful spiritual experience for all of us and lots of
loving tears flowed.
forty-year-old woman, named Margaret, was so moved by this profound experience that she decided to
repeat this activity with her husband when she arrived home. She liked him a
though he was mostly rather withdrawn and a little grumpy. They got along
together in an habitual tolerant way, but there was no longer any life in the
marriage. Because he was watching television, Margaret gently asked if she could
turn it off to say something, and he agreed.
she knelt in front of him and taking his hands in hers, looked him in the eyes
and quietly repeated the words, "I Love you, Holy Child of God, and I will
Love you for all eternity." Just as she finished saying this he burst into
tears and began sobbing his heart out. They clung together for some time and he
told her he loved her too. This week she told us her story, and that their
marriage is now transformed.
is a sequel to this true story. This couple moved to another state shortly after this event and settled there. About two years later Margaret wrote
to me to say their marriage was still transformed and that they were very happy.
Her husband was gradually getting interested in spiritual matters and this had
brought their relationship into an even warmer state of shared intimacy.
Loving Oneness Now -- Copyright © 2007 Alexander Bannatyne, PhD