Rev. Glen Ganaway I.M.

The Fellowship of Awakening July 29, 2015

Teachers of God! 
We're in a very important review. For 20 days we say "I am not a body. I am free. For I am still as God created me.‚Äč" It's the lesson we say the most in ACIM. Why? Well because we've got to develop another perspective. Our lives are not located in our bodies, nor do they find worth in them. Yet that's mostly how we identify ourselves and others and even create these fictions of race, gender and nationality that cause a great deal of suffering. Our bodies do not limit us the way we think they do. We limit ourselves to a body, and we impose this 'truth' on others. We can't do anything about it until we see it for ourselves. 
We're on the 2nd half of Chapter 18: The Passing of the Dream. We're encountering the world again in a new way. We must. Do you remember how we learned last week that we were whole and complete? That making peace with what irritates us about ourselves and other is really important? What if I told you that making peace with part of yourself is easier than than you think? What if you didn't have to do anything? Who doesn't want this to be an easy journey? What if I told you that doing nothing actually saved you time? 

A Course in Miracles

Chapter 18: The Passing of the Dream

Section VII: I Need Do Nothing

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Image One: Rubin Vase


Image Two: Eye of a Hurricane (unknown photographer)


Explanation of Images: We’ve been training our eyes and our brains to look out for certain bits of information. We culturally evaluate others based on how they talk, what clothes they’re wearing and how attractive we find them. We use our bodies to signal others how to treat us. We are mostly relationships, as the course teaches. It also teaches that we are in the one mind of God. We can learn to see that. We can learn to present ourselves that way too. It involves being ourselves in our bodies and letting others do that as well. It involves being present to the information that coming through our bodies. What happens is we step through a door into the eye of a storm. It’s peaceful here, no matter what’s happening. We are present to what exists, but we are peace. We are the center. In this place we meet others as they are. We see God. It’s safe here in this relationship with God. It’s all there is.