Teachers of God,
Are you enjoying these days? We're in the middle of the Holiday Season. From Halloween/Eid/Yom Kippur thru Thanksgiving/Channukuh/Holi to Christmas/Solstice and then to New Year's Eve. We have a lot going on. Many interactions with others, many social expectation from our families, workplaces and friends. It's no accident that it's here we find the Hall of the Ego. The Introduction says: "The ego is idolatry; the sign of limited and separated self, born in a body, doomed to suffer and to end its life in death." When we make decisions based here we end up with poor results, results that don't support the world we want to live in. It also says: "The Son of God is egoless." Do we think there is an ego to get transcend or loose? Not according to ACIM. Only learning the Truth of who we are satisfies us. Look deep there you will find yourself. You will never find an ego.
Guess what I found? Another List! This week we're going to look at the Rules for Decision. There are seven, of course. And it's really helpful in how we understand who we are. If we believe we are the Children of God, the Good, then we listen to the Voice for God, the Holy Spirit. If not, we listen to our temporary body mind, full of un-examined cultural conditioning, the seat of memory and language, and concepts. But we live a lot there, don't we? That's sort of the canvas and brush we're dealing with right? If we're creating art from the Life God has given us then how do make decisions that bring about the experiences that we want to have, consciously? The speed we change is the level of our willingness, the Course says. Choose again. And again.
New fern leaf unfolding.
Explanation of Images:
We always have the chance to begin again. In our lives, in our minds we can change our perspective. We can learn something new and we can grow and expand. It is our nature. We’re going to expand and grow or contract and decay.
Today I will make no decisions by myself.
If I make no decisions by myself, this is the day that will be given me.
I have no question. I forgot what to decide.
At least I can decide I do not like what I feel now.
And so I hope I have been wrong.
I want another way to look at this.
Perhaps there is another way to look at this.
What can I lose by asking?