on recognizing our source
According to A Course in Miracles, wha we have is an "authorship" problem. Not recognizing our divine source, we express ourselves as creations of the world rather than as creations of spirit. The world has imprinted upon our psyches its brokenness and pain. And there is no point in trying to heal that pain until we heal our misplaced sense of heritage. We are not children of the world; we are children of God. We don't have to allow the false input of a weary world to affect us as it does.
Confusion about our devine heritage translates into confusion about ourselves; not understanding who we are or where we come from, we find it hard to understand who we are now or where we are now. And so we lack spiritual stability. In the absence of the sense of a divine creator, the mind assumes that we're our own creator and thus our own God. If God isn't the big cheese, them I must be the big cheese! And that thought - that we're it , we're the greatest - is not merely narcissism. It's a psychosis that permeates the human condition.
In remembering the truch of where we come from, we become open to the truth of who we are.