Social networking is similar to anything in this world, i.e., projected thoughts with the content of the ego wrong mind. Online attacks in the community for A Course in Miracles (ACIM) are via the numerous comments, quotes and other postings wherein we answer our interpretation which then becomes the justification for the response (T-12.I.1) or our reason for posting, etc. All students have a fundamental confusion between form and content in addition to what it methods to join so let’s not sugar coat it: Social networking form (projected content of the ego wrong mind) from joining with the incorrect mind. Therefore, from the outset, it’s some attacks until we forgive and start identifying (joining) with the right mind.
Even in the Course, all of us sit around online with some kind of an electric device mindlessly doing our ego thing. Okay, some may be standing, leaning or lounging:
Sitting around and talking about the Course is not the same thing as doing the effort of studying the writing and putting the principles into practice to learn what the Course means (Kenneth Wapnick, Rules for Decision).
In exactly the same Rules, acim Wapnick also says, “What provides the ego its power can be your having joined with it, your identification with it.” Forms are projected as a defense against the opposite and are only with the ego wrong mind and thus they don’t matter.
Since social media is about forms which are fragmented projections of the ego, we’re then perceiving the Sonship as fragmented helping to make the error real. Specialness is valued as an idol placed ahead of the Love of God and those perceived differences maintain the separation in the mind. Absolutely any fragmented attribute we judge in another online (or anywhere) must certainly be observed in all the Sonship since we’re really One in reality. That’s why the attack isn’t discrete and must certainly be relinquished (T-7.VI.1).
Discrete means, “Individually separate and distinct.” All attacks in just about any form is exactly the same and is supposed to divide the entirety of the Sonship as it attacks (fragments) the Sonship via differences in place of sameness. Hence, we could see why Wapnick would say that it’s silly to use the Course as a tool when it’s clearly a Course situated in unity.
Finally, let’s add two other word symbol definitions since they are both used through the Course:
Demonstrate: Clearly show the existence or truth of something by giving proof or evidence.
Reminder: A thing that triggers you to definitely remember something.
In the Course, “To show is to demonstrate (M-in.2) and we’re always teaching, or demonstrating the ego or God every moment, i.e., the content mind with which we’ve chosen to join or identify. For contrast, the content of the ego is many projected and different forms; and the content of the right mind is unity, sameness, i.e., Love (no projections). You will find no exceptions. It’s one or the other.
Our brothers are part of us. They are the people who teach us who we’re for the learning is a result of what we’ve taught them (T-9.VI.3) – the ego or God – always. As the dreamer of the dream (T-27.VII.), our dream figures (those online around and our brothers) are doing what we’re dreaming they are doing based on which we’ve taught (demonstrated). Therefore, they are innocent since it’s our dream. We taught separation or a murderous attack thought against God and so all of us demonstrate said attack in many fragmented forms. Yet if we forgive ourselves for what we’ve taught (chosen) in place of attacking, we find who we’re through our brothers who’re the same.
Once we are posting quotes, comments or use Course language “at” another we’re really attacking (unloving reminders). When we consider how “at” feels we realize we believe in separation and differences. The commands or demands of the ego must certainly be answered “at” a separated fragment (brother) so we continue to demonstrate our original attack thought and repress our guilt. Course students then go and get online with your many ideas of specialness and their unloving reminders which fragments your brain and maintains the separation (the opposite of unity) that is the problem.
From the social media platform to personal pages, online friends and groups, forms will be the give attention to social media. Forms don’t matter. Once we say they do, we shall automatically demonstrate the ego and be unloving and unkind, i.e., we harm others.
Surely there are occasions when an indication can be loving and helpful, but often it’s not. Again, you should always use is normal as a criterion. Normal people in the clear presence of someone who’s sick (and any mind that believes it’s separate is sick), especially a buddy or family member, are kind. You may not have to be a spiritual giant or understand stand the difference between non-duality and duality to know that if someone is sick and in pain, kindness should be offered compared to that person. As I have been stressing, when you don’t look at fear or guilt, they’ll automatically be pushed down in your unconscious, and just like automatically is likely to be projected out – always. Inevitably, then you end up judging and attacking other people (Kenneth Wapnick, The Healing Power of Kindness: Vol. 1, Kindle location 149, underline and parenthesis addition mine).
I wouldn’t have believed such people even existed within the so-called A Course in Miracles community. Having been initiated into this community, I quickly started to think of it as a family group that needed to rehearse ab muscles Course it claimed to think in (Gary Renard, Your Immortal Reality, Kindle Location 466).
To say it in another way, social media is area of the dream of devastation, a murderous thought against God. It is the seeking without (in forms) in order to avoid looking within that is ab muscles heart of social media: