Teachers of God,
We're entering the Hall of the Holy Spirit today. We begin setting up the 10 Pillars today. The question is 'What is the Holy Spirit?' and we are lead to the answer, our continually developing understanding, by contemplating these ideas. The introduction says "The Holy Spirit mediates between illusions and the truth." and "The goal the Holy Spirit's teaching sets is just this end of dreams." Do we know the difference between ourselves and our projections?
The Pillars of the Hall of the Holy Spirit are:
281. I can be hurt by nothing but my thoughts.
282. I will not be afraid of love today.
283. My true Identity abides in You.
284. I can elect to change all thoughts that hurt.
285. My holiness shines bright and clear today.
286. The Hush of Heaven Hold My Heart Today.
287. You are my goal, my Father. Only You.
288. Let me forget my brother's past today.
289. The past is over. It can touch me not.
290. My present happiness is all I see.
I experience pain only at my own hands. I create the misery and suffering in my life. I am grateful that the Love I AM is never effected. I choose to pursue loving relationships with myself and others, including my Creator in whose Being, I dwell. I transcend the limits around me and experience a perfect reflection of the love I am. I am so grateful I choose my thoughts, because I can choose thoughts that support my good and the good of others. I let my thoughts of oneness and love radiate to the world. I exist in the quite simplicity of this moment. I share my heart with my Creator who enthuses me with purpose. I listen to and follow that Voice of my Heart. I let go of all the stories and meanings I have given the world and my past. I choose only to be in the present where Reality can be found. The past need not effect my decisions today. I see only the love of God radiating into the world and reflecting back to me.
We're on Chapter 25!!! Yeah!!! Only six more chapters to go! Are you excited? It's called 'The Justice of God'. Scary right? We don't often hear the word justice and get all mushy inside do we. that's because it's been used to hurt us in the past and favor someone else in a rather arbitrary way, to our understanding. We're going to be looking at 'The Link to Truth'. Isn't that was Justice is supposed to be about? What links us to the Truth? How do we know when we're acting on the Truth? What are we supposed to do to support the Truth and experience the Justice we want? What are we worried about loosing? These are all really good questions that we'll be looking at in tonight's class. We're going to learn some techniques that help us participate and recognize Peace. Yeah!!!
A Course in Miracles
Chapter 25 The Justice of God
II The Link to Truth
Woodbyne Hotel, Australia reflecting pool garden.
Viet Nam/Japanese Cherry Blossom by Hoa Dao
Explanation of Images:
We walk through life as if in a garden with a reflecting pool. Our loves, beliefs, goals and understanding are reflected in the pool of still water. Are we to rail against the water, the stillness the accuracy of the reflection? Or are we going to change the garden? We are here in these magnificient learning devices to experience our wholeness and oneness with all beings. Sometime it’s difficult with others, especially with our friends, co-workers and family relationships. Are we seeing them properly or are we seeing them as tools and obstacles to what we believe will bring us the experiences we crave? We can turn the meaning and the conduct of these relationships over to our knowing self. We are all blooms upon the tree, as an old Zen saying goes. No better, no different, but each containing the essence of the tree that blooms. Can we see each as different blooms? And act like the magnificent being we are?