Rev. Glen Ganaway I.M.

The Fellowship of Awakening- October 16, 2013

Teachers of God,
We are putting up the final pillars in the Hall of the Holy Spirit. It's our Seventh Hall. We're about to count down the remaining 5 Halls and put the roof on our year with the Course. What is the Holy Spirit? It says in the course: "The Holy Spirit mediates between illusions and the truth." He is called the Bridge to Heaven and Our Right Minds. And this: "The goal the Holy Spirit's teaching sets is just this end of dreams. For sights and sounds must be translated from the witnesses of fear to those of love" Did you know that you could ask Holy Spirit to translate what frightens us to and experience of Love? 
 
The 10 Pillars in the Hall of the Holy Spirit:
1. 
I can be hurt by nothing but my thoughts.
2. I will not be afraid of love today.
3. My true Identity abides in You.
4. I can elect to change all thoughts that hurt.
5. My holiness shines bright and clear today.
6. The hush of Heaven holds my heart today.
7. You are my goal, my Father. Only You.
8. Let me forget my brother's past today.
9. The past is over. It can touch me not.
10. My present happiness is all I see.
 
Only my opinions cause my suffering. If I bring them to the Holy Spirit, they can be transformed into love and compassion. With Love in my heart, I do not fear anything as Love is who I am. My Love and Holiness radiate to all I encounter from the quiet center of my heart. I listen to the Messenger of Peace for the words of my Creator as I journey home. I gather my brothers about me and see only their identity as Love; reflections of my oneness. No thought or deed from the past can interrupt my communication. My happiness and joy are here and now in the presence of my Creator and my Brother as one with me.
 
This week we're on The Justice of God: Chapter 25. We're going to look at Section 8: The Rock of Salvation (Don't you love changing your associations from words and phrases that have used to create guilt and shame?) Ahhhhhh Rock of Salvation! That rock has been hurled from many a pulpit! The Course calls the Rock of Salvation......L O V E. Can we change our notions about the world to create more happiness and joy? Not while we're throwing rocks! That would be insane, right? Beating people because they we not nice to us? Ever get yelled at because you weren't being polite? If you live in New York, you have. That doesn't actually create a more peaceful polite society, it creates more fear, you know. There are still too many areas in our lives that believe in winning or loosing. We take that for granted, right? Could we make a decision that would benefit everyone: that win-win thing we're supposed to want? The Holy Spirit is here to tell us that we can. We need to stand on the Rock of Salvation. Claim your super power! You are loved and loving. Nothing is more powerful than that!

Image One:

Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll.

 

 

Image Two:

Male Lions grooming and greeting each other.


Explanation of Images:

The world offers us insanity. It’s full of opportunities to win or lose i.e to take advantage of others or to be taken advantage of by others. We believe in competition and patent protections and the general law of scarcity and struggle. When we rely on the Rock of Salvation, the notion that Love is when all gain, we are acting from our sane minds. Justice delivers relief to all, showing there is only one Love. We can make sane choices by choosing the solutions Love offers. Any other action is insane.