Course in Miracles
28 - The Undoing of Fear
Effect & Cause
cause there can be no effects, and yet without effects there
is no cause.
cause a cause is made, by
is a father, by His Son.
not create their cause, but they establish (show) its causation.
Thus, the Son gives fatherhood to his Creator, and receives
the gift that he has given Him.
It is because
he is God’s Son, that he must also be a father, who creates
as God created him. The
circle of creation has no end. Its starting and its ending are
the same. But in itself
it holds the universe of all creation, without beginning and
without an end.
is creation. Love must be extended.
Purity is not
confined. It is the nature of the innocent to be forever uncontained,
without a barrier or limitation. Thus
is purity (innocence) not of the body. Nor can it be found where
limitation is. The body can
be healed by Its (Love's) Effects, which are as limitless as is
Yet must all
healing come about because the mind is
recognized as not within the body, and its (mind's) innocence
is quite apart from it (the body), and where all healing is.
Only where its
cause is given its effects. For sickness is a meaningless attempt
to give effects to causelessness, and make it be a cause.
Always in sickness
does the Son of God attempt to make himself his cause
(create himself) , and not allow himself to be his Father’s
For this impossible
desire, he does not believe that he is Love’s (God's) Effect,
and must be cause (of himself) because of what he is.
of healing is the only Cause of everything. It has but one effect.
And in that recognition, causelessness is given no effects, and
none are seen.
mind within a body, and a world of other bodies, each with separate
minds, are your (ego) “creations.”
You the “other” mind, creating with effects unlike
yourself. And as their “father,” you must be like
all has happened but that you have put yourself to sleep, and
dreamed a dream in which you were an alien to yourself, and but
a part of someone else’s dream.
The miracle does not awaken
you, but merely shows you who the dreamer is.
It teaches you there is
a choice of dreams while you are still asleep, depending on the
purpose of your dreaming.
Do you wish for dreams of healing,
or for dreams of death? A dream is like a memory in that it pictures
what you wanted shown to you.