Rev. Glen Ganaway I.M.

The Fellowship of Awakening July 13, 2016

Teachers of God! 
 

Lesson 195

Love is the way I walk in gratitude.

Gratitude is a lesson hard to learn for those who look upon the world amiss. The most that they can do is see themselves as better off than others. And they try to be content because another seems to suffer more than they. How pitiful and deprecating are such thoughts! For who has cause for thanks while others have less cause? And who could suffer less because he sees another suffer more? Your gratitude is due to Him alone Who made all cause of sorrow disappear throughout the world.‚Äč
 
We start Chapter 17: Forgiveness and the Holy Relationship. We're going to look at Gratitude for our path and who we are as the children of God. We're going to talk about how surprising it is to actually have authentic perfect happiness at times. We are learning to look within to discover our relationship with others and all that is. So often we are wresting with the world instead of taking responsibility for how we think. It doesn't have to be that way. 
 
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Image One: Shining Light by Angie at Collective Evolution (http://www.collective-evolution.com/)


Image Two: Detail of Hieronymus Bosch’s painting Garden of Earthly Delights painted 1503-1515


Explanation of Images: Our most important relationship is with ourselves, it can be no other way. We’ve dropped a lot of conditioning along the way on this journey. With the instruction of our Teacher and Guide, with the help from our mighty companions we take the first steps toward the journey that only we can take. These relationships aren’t over, nor are we complete without them, but we know that love is always here as our constant companion. We are going within, leaving the our friends and going into the cave. Leaving doesn’t mean we’re alone. We have the courage to choose to see who we are and what we’re for. The light gets turned on and we see ourselves and world as it is. Even if it’s just for a second, this reality changes us. No longer can we go back. We see into ourselves and the light looks back. The old fades away. And the fantasy future disappears too.