The Fellowship of Awakening- April 23, 2014
We're looking at Chapter 12: The Holy Spirit's Curriculum and section one: The Judgement of the Holy Spirit. Oh nooooooo! Here comes the judgement, right? Are you ready for it? Error isn't real. You only react to your interpretation of reality, not to it directly. We could, but we don't. If we did we would see ourselves as God made us. We would see others as God made us. And then where would our need to argue and fight with reality and other people go? Is God holding your good from you? Is your family? Is it a group out there that is holding your happiness for ransom? The simple answer is no, but we often act like we need to fight for it or earn it. God's judgement is that we're loving and lovable and God's will for us is perfect happiness. Our perfect happiness, not our mother's, not our supervisor's, and not some idealized notion of if we bought when were eleven. Let go of our need to attack and we can see where we are being asked to help. When we help we can become open to help ourselves. And change happens. Happiness occurs naturally because we're participating in it.
A Course in Miracles
Text - Chapter 12
The Holy Spirit's Curriculum
The Judgment of the Holy Spirit
Helping Hands Graphic Artist Unknown
Empty Red Bench Stock Photo
Explanation of Images:
“Every loving thought is true.” The Course says. Sometimes we don’t look upon others with good will. We feel frightened, or threatened by others. Do we know they are asking for a true thought? Do we know that we are asking for someone to give us the truth when we’re upset? We can help each other by offering the help we are asking from others. We could see this as a call for love, our call, our neighbor’s call. Our family’s call perhaps, our nation’s? Our need to attack, or a reaction that someone must pay is rooted in our grief. We have a lost sorrow; a sense of loss that we haven’t chosen to acknowledge or feel and transform. Examining our grief as it comes up allows us to accept the help when it’s offered and lets us react to those that asking for our help with help instead of judgement and attack.