Recognizing The Light

Theodore Murphy was a religious man–or so he assumed. For more than twenty-five years, he had faithfully attended the non-denominational church in the nearby town. He liked to arrive early every Sunday, so that he could sit in his favourite pew. When the church had needed a new roof, he had even volunteered his services to help replace it. On a nightly basis, he faithfully read one page from his Bible. When a few of his friends suggested reading A Course In Miracles, scribed through Helen Schuman, it was only natural, therefore, that Theodore would happily agree. They would meet once each week. It would be another sign, he thought, that he was a good man of God.

One night, after his friends had departed after their weekly reading/discussion session, he turned to the next page in A Course In Miracles and began to scan the lines. The “Light” turned on within his consciousness when his eyes fell upon the following passage from paragraph 2, on page 182:

The revelation revealed within the passage was almost too much for Theodore to process, especially the last line. Repeatedly he read the paragraph, letting its profound message sink deep within him. Surely, Helen Schucman wasn’t suggesting that his human life–which seemed so very real–was actually occurring with a dream. Or was she? Could this be the reason why passages in the Bible stating that miracles were possible could actually be true? What would be impossible within a dream…if only we believe?

Over the next few days, Theodore found himself pouring over more scripture, especially those that applied to miracles. The Truth from the following passages resonated strongly:

Mark 11:24:

Therefore, I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.”

Job 22:28:

Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee; and the light shall shine upon thy ways.”

Hebrews 11: 3:

“Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God,

so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.”

At night, when the light of Truth shone deeply within Theodore, he realized that if “this”–this apparently human life experience–truly was a dream, he couldn’t possibly be real flesh and bones. Logically, such could just not possibly be so; for where–in a dream made of consciousness–could there be room for a real person? He must, therefore be something other. Spirit? Absolutely.

Dare to dream (and care for one another).

With heartfelt regards,


Copyright © – 2021 – R. Arthur Russell

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4 thoughts on “Recognizing The Light

  1. Hi TOms,

    As long as we are still ensnared in the belief of personhood, I would say that we don’t have a choice. However, when we recognize our essential nature, we at least can dream knowingly. I hope that all is well with you! 🙏


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