The Fellowship of Awakening September 16, 2015
Teachers of God;
We're up to Lesson 259. Only 65 more days before the end of the Calendar year. Today's lesson is particular relevance to to the section in the course we're going to be looking at. Let me remember that there is no sin. This isn't just an intellectual idea. It's an idea that requires action on our part. The prayer this today is "Father, I would not be insane today. I would not be afraid of love, nor seek for refuge in its opposite. For love can have no opposite. You are the Source of everything there is. And everything that is remains with You, and You with it." What does it look like to walk around without being afraid to love others? What actions are those?
We're starting Chapter 22 this week and looking at section 2. As you remember Chapter 17 is Forgiveness and the Holy Relationship, Chapter 18 is The Passing of the Dream, Chapter 19 is the Attainment of Peace, Chapter 20 is The Vision of Holiness Chapter 21 is Reason and Perspective and Chapter 22 is Salvation and the Holy Relationship. So we're sort of revisiting Chapter 17. We're going to add some ideas to how to function in a Holy Relationship. After we have some understanding of Forgiveness, Peace and Reason, we can return to exploring stabilizing this Holy Relationship.
A Course in Miracles
Chapter 22: Salvation and the Holy RelationshipSection II: The Message of the Holy Relationship
First Image: Smiling newborn child (unknown photographer)
Second Image: Twins by Shutterstock
Explanation of Images: We have come this far because have believed our teachers and friends and looked within to find what is real. With that looking we find something within us that is reliable, trustworthy, etc. It’s time to invest in this relationship with ourselves. The temptation is make this a singular, separate idea of me, etc. It’s not. It the relationship with all that is. Our fears come from thinking of ourselves this way. The course calls this perspective. Relying on the relationship with all is is actually vision, something the body cannot do. And when we do that we see a beautiful sameness all around us. The world becomes us and we become the world. Twins reflecting the joy of living and loving and sharing of ourselves.