Rev. Glen Ganaway I.M.

The Fellowship of Awakening- September 4, 2013

Teachers of God,

Are you enjoying building the 2nd Hall; the Hall of the World? We've got a few pillars up now. They are: 

This holy instant is salvation come

This day is God's. It is my gift to Him

Today I will judge nothing that occurs

I am in danger nowhere in the world

Your peace is with me, Father. I am safe

To love my Father is to love His Son

Without forgiveness I will still be blind

Whatever suffers is not part of me

Forgiveness ends all suffering and loss

Let me not see myself as limited

"The world is false perception...Let us not rest content until the world has joined our changed perception. Let us not be satisfied until forgiveness has been made complete. And let us not attempt to change our function. We must save the world. For we who made it must behold it through the eyes of Christ, that what was made to die can be restored to everlasting life."

We think that world is form. It's not. It's our opinions. The world is transformed when we change our minds, or put another way..when we let the Holy Spirit who lives in our right minds tell us what things mean. Our judgement cut us off from our own happiness. 

I was so glad last December when the class asked to go through the text in order. I'm realizing that the text in the second half of the year is tracking pretty good with the lessons. We're putting up the Hall of the World these ten days. The work starts with understanding that we need a new perception. It continues with the notion of Salvation, which was the last hall, right? What decisions would we make in the world if we were assured that we wouldn't suffer or be in danger? We are unlimited when we see that this deep, deep moment is where we have all the information and safety to make choices that create peace and beauty and express Truth. What do you want? That's all the Universe is ever asking.

Image One:

Krishna ends the Mahabharata War by blowing the conch shell.

Image Two:

Maxfield Parrish Painting ‘Daybreak’ 1922

Explanation of Images:

We are constantly being asked what kind of world we would like to live in. Our answer to question creates our experiences. We could be in a war of good and evil or we could be experiencing our innocence and creativity in less violent ways. In it’s simplest form the universe is always asking ‘What do you want?” and delivers on our answers, no matter how conscious we are of ourselves. Having a relationship with Holy Spirit and practicing the concepts of ACIM help us get to the root of what makes us happy. Is the world happening to you (unconscious choices and beliefs) or are you happening to the world (conscious choices)?