Teachers of God,
We are all about the path this week. Your path. Your well being and your passion. How can we understand what perfect happiness actually is, other than one that is very specific, very particular to us. We need not let go of our human-ness, just know that it's not all there, and that we're actually using it up, like kindling. We are here, we exist to manifest the joy of God's creation. And yet....that looks different for every individual. In that way we see the road to forgiveness and the strength to believe in our innocence.
Foundation Stones 101 - 110
God's Will for me is perfect happiness.
Lesson 102 I share God's Will for happiness for me.
Lesson 103 God, being Love, is also happiness.
Lesson 104 I seek but what belongs to me in truth.
Lesson 105 God's peace and joy are mine.
Lesson 106 Let me be still and listen to the truth.
Lesson 107 Truth will correct all errors in my mind.
Lesson 108 To give and to receive are one in truth.
Lesson 109 I rest in God.
Lesson 110 I am as God created me.
My happiness is inevitable. My path is perfect for me. I am excited to do what is mine to do. I agree with God, whose favored child I am. My happiness brings me close to God and strengthens my relationship with Reality. I am loved and that is a reliable source of strength. I am promised happiness, wholeness, safety and peace. I claim them as my own. I accept my inheritance. I choose joyful and peaceful experiences to express my happiness and fulfillment in God's purpose for my unique expression. My center is still, in full communication with all that is. I accept guidance easily, recognizing my good. Nothing but the Truth will satisfy me. I rely on my sharing and caring nature to express the Truth of God's Joy and receive it in abundance. I am full of energy and zeal. I have endless energy for what is mine to do. I am the Child of God and I act like it. I am proud of my family.
We are finishing up Chapter 11. We're looking at the last section called 'The Problem or the Answer'. Have you ever valued the problem more than the answer? At what moment did you decide to apply the remedy and loose the problem? Are we really acknowledging how often we are creating the problems in our lives? Scaring ourselves? At some point we've got to learn a different way of being. We shed the trappings of ignorance for the full glory of expressing ourselves. We are creative, joyful, folk. What's so attractive about our old problems, I ask you?
A Course in Miracles
Chapter 11: God or the Ego
Section IX: The Problem and the Answer
Image One: “Moin and the Monster” children’s picture book by Anushka Ravishankar and Anitha Blachanran illustrator
Image Two: Dad and Child photograph by Clare Thurston
Explanation of Images: As we grow up and grow into our place in the mind of God and begin to travel the path of Her will in our lives, we inevitably come across old beliefs that rear their head and frighten us. But we’ve been through some stuff now. We’re not so easily fooled. We begin to see through the old way of living and it becomes less attractive and we’re no longer fooled. But we’re not yet ready to completely step out into the full glory of our being. That’s fine. We have support, we have a teacher and friends that see the change in us. We accept guidance and laugh at what used to frighten and debilitate us. We get an understanding of what’s next, what we are to do. We listen and do without the same old fears holding us back. It’s a new day.