Rev. Glen Ganaway I.M.

The Fellowship of Awakening- May 7, 2014

Teachers of God,
We're coming up on the 100th Lesson! We've had four reviews and are in the fifth section. We'll have one more section and a review then it's furious pace to the middle of the year as we finish up the foundation. This section begins the second layer and we build upon the first 100 Lessons. Here we are deep into the concept of forgiveness linking it first as a gift from God and joining God in the Love of God's Presence in this moment. This is the order:

121. Forgiveness is the key to happiness
122. Forgiveness offers everything I want.
123. I thank my Father for His gifts to me.
124. Let me remember I am one with God.
125. In quiet I receive God's Word today.
126. All that I give is given to myself.
127. There is no love but God's.

God has given me the to key my own happiness if I will accept it from Her. This key to my peace of mind attracts everything I desire to experience in ways I cannot fathom. I'm so grateful that I have been wrong about how to achieve happiness, because I can now accept God's Key to my happiness that was made for me. I listen to my Right Mind in the stillness of this moment knowing It leads me to my goals. I choose to use the key to my happiness and offer it to others as freely it was offered me. I know the love of God because I've experienced the freedom that forgiveness brings. I love as I am loved.

We are on Chapter 13: The Guiltless World. We'll be looking at Section 4. It's a long chapter so we'll be Guiltless next week too. Do we live in a guiltless world? How do we look at this? Why is it valuable? Well we need to look at what is not real right in the face and admit what's going on before the experience moves on. There are parts of our selves that our parents really didn't like.  We've experienced other people's fear and irritation in our presence. We've fought back viciously a times to secure our dignity and hurt feelings too. Are we still hanging on that? Are we living in the shameful, guilty place where we're viscous, mean, petty and spiteful? Can we even admit it? We can look at it. It goes away when we do. We carry these hurts along when we reject them and use them to hurt ourselves.  Forgives is the key. We have it.

A Course in Miracles
Text - Chapter 13
The Guiltless World
The Fear of Redemption

Image One:

Predator Berserker by Xeno Fett

 

Image Two:

Stormy Sky by Peter Crumpler

Explanation of Images:
How comfortable are we with our aggressive, survivalist side? Maybe we pride ourselves for being tough and cynical with a biting, sarcastic humor. “No one takes advantage of me!” Have you ever planned revenge? ‘Paybacks are a b**ch!” I know I have acted this way at times and toward certain people. Have we embodied the experience of shaking with rage and fear? Have we looked at our desires to hurt others? What are protecting? Why is it easier to identify with destructive habits than loving habits? Why is more difficult to think of ourselves as loving and  lovable than mean and lean? There is gift beneath the fear. Our powerful loving nature as the Children of God. But we don’t get there without looking at our desire to hurt ourselves and others.