The Real Lesson of the Crucifixion

Have you learned the lesson of The Crucifixion lately? I have. In ACIM, Jesus tell us the meaning of His Crucifixion. It was the last needless journey the sonship ever need make. Jesus allowed himself to go through the crucifixion in order to show us that the Son of God cannot be harmed, crucified, killed, or tortured! He did not identify himself with the body that was undergoing such things. He identified with Himself as a spirit which cannot be harmed, cannot die, and so He lives on, for He was never of time and time cannot contain Him. He asks us, when we go through hardship, usually far less than His, to take His model for how we see ourselves. Jesus did not see Himself as betrayed but regarded Judas as a brother.

When relationships sour because of ego reactions, often both people want to crucify the other. The ego believes in vengeance, not forgiveness. The ego believes in holding to its point of view at the cost of sacrifice and crucifixion. Each person demands that the other accept His/Her view of what took place. In Unrequited Love, the person who cannot reciprocate often demands that the other person accept her view of things. “You don’t love me. You are fixated on me. I need you to see that.” The person who cannot reciprocate demands that you accept her view of yourself!! No one should do that!! ‘I am as God created me. I am not as you view me!’ The person who cannot reciprocate also does not see herself as God created her or she could not attack! The unrequited lover has a choice of how he will view his situation. He can see himself as the other person wishes to see him, up on the cross, suffering duly for sins, or he can choose to associate himself with his spirit and say, “I am as God created me. I cannot suffer. I cannot be harmed. I cannot be killed. I am not of time.” In that space he can say “Father forgive her. She knows not what she is doing.” Especially in unrequited love, people do not see that how they react is out of themselves. Projection creates perception. If you see me as loving, that is a gift you give to yourself from the love that is in you. If you see me as fixated instead of loving, you give yourself the experience of attack and fear, from a place within yourself where they live. How you react to the other says everything about you!! Forgiveness can come out of crucifixion rightly seen. Will you do that? Will you see it that way?