Rev. Glen Ganaway I.M.

The Fellowship of Awakening- December 25, 2013

Teachers of God,
I am very proud of us all. Allow me to express my appreciation for each and everyone of us!! Whoop! Whoop! BTW: We've only had 10 responses to the survey: Please consider taking one minute and letting us know your thoughts! go here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ZC2XWNL
We have built this Altar. We have gathered the cornerstones, we have mortared the foundation together and built 12 rooms with 10 Pillars upon it. We have just completed the roof over our heads this past week. These are enlightening days, y'all. We are one step from Heaven. Look at the path that has brought us here. And here I stand with your hand in mine, singing one song. 
This holy instant would I give to You. 
Be You in charge. For I would follow You, 
Certain that Your direction gives me peace.
In all that we do. Begin again, choose again. If we are not at peace, choose again. That is the answer. The Epilogue is good. (It's on line here: http://acim.org/Lessons/lesson.html?daily_lesson=365
I've included two booklets with the theme of a journey. "This course is a beginning not an end." We have embarked on the how of what Holy Spirit has for each of us. Our fulfillment as sensual, joyously creative children of God awaits us. Step upon that path. The first booklet has a image of 1950s Hermes Luggage Ad. (I enjoy Hermes). She's ready for the journey ahead! The second booklet is very special to me. It's the last chapter of the book. When I was putting this together the Holy Spirit gave me an image of a Grandmother walking through a field holding the hand of a child. It took me about thirty minutes, but you could have knocked me over with a feather as the very image She showed me was there before me. That's the image of walking with God for me. Placing my innocent hand in the experienced and loving hand of one that cares for me deeply and cares deeply for what I want to do with the world. I'll rely on the Voice that likes Me. 
We're starting up the lessons again! Are you ready for Lesson One? You can go to www.ACIM.org tomorrow and have Mr. Miracle read them to you every day (even on your phone). If you don't have a copy of the book, that's okay too. You can download a copy on your computer/iPad/Smartphone/Kindle at http://stobblehouse.com/text/ACIM.pdf.
Whatever you choose to do, we are grateful for you. 
We read from:

A Course in Miracles

Text - Chapter 31

The Final Vision


The Real Alternative

 

Image One:

Vintage 1950’s advertisement for Hermes Luggage.

 

Image Two:

Photograph from GQ:China by Marcelo Krasilcic

Explanation of Images:

The spiritual journey as a metaphor for travel is very old. The Course says that we have packed our bags, our talents and likes and dislikes, our bodies and past experiences for a journey. We can use the lessons of the course to help us along the way. The Course asks us to take the journey inward toward our true Identities. The destination is the discovery and experience of ourselves, of course. This way of traveling is unique. We learn that we are only ever giving ourselves away or holding ourselves off from the world and our experience of it. We will only ever see ourselves. We will only ever give to ourselves and we will only ever hurt ourselves. And that is how we travel. Whatever you and I have in our luggage, it’s there to support our expression of the unity and love of What Is with ourselves in endless play.

We read from:

A Course in Miracles

Text - Chapter 31

The Final Vision

Choose Again

 

Image One:

Grandmother and grandchild walking through a garden toward home.

Image Two:

Picture of three glasses. one empty one half full of water and one full of water.


Explanation of Images:

We will take God’s hand and direction toward our own good and our own happiness or we’ll take our own advice. It’s alright, God doesn’t go anywhere anymore than we do. We are in a garden but don’t see it. We complain about it, rail against how small we feel against it. We learn to measure, to compare, but rarely to create. To create we must be able to see the world as it. Not how we would have it be, but how God sees it. Each of the glasses have a meaning for us. Empty is what we need sometimes, at others full. We move and create by giving our choice to God. Putting our hands in a something that we know works. Is the hand you reach to full of opinions or does it celebrate you and have a vision of you without limits? Does your practice bring you closer to this one?