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Depression

Brothers
It is the denial of the spark…

“The rituals of the god of sickness are strange and very demanding.  Joy is never permitted, for depression is a sign of allegiance to him.  Depression means that you have forsworn God.  Many are afraid of blasphemy, but they do not understand what that means.  They do not realize that to deny God is to deny their own Identity, and in this sense the wages of sins is death.  The sense is very literal; denial of life perceives its opposite, as all forms of denial replace what is with what is not.  No one can really do this, but that you can think you can and believe you have is beyond dispute”

“You may believe that you judge your brothers by the messages they give you, but you have judged them by the message you give to them.  Do not attribute your denial of joy to them, or you cannot see the spark in them that would bring joy to you.  It is the denial of the spark that brings depression, for whenever you see your brothers without it, you are denying God.” —“A Course in Miracles” Chapter 10 The Idols of Sickness, Section V. The Denial of God

Is this not the most difficult challenge we face in life;  seeing the same spark in our brothers that is within us?  Challenge yourself to look for it in even those you most despise and your depression will be gone.  TB