The Fellowship of Awakening- May 7, 2014
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.
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
Predator Berserker by Xeno Fett
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.