Saturday, March 2, 2019

Today's lesson - Choose again: ego or God?

Today's lesson is lesson 56 which is a review of lessons 26-30 in A Course In Miracles which are: "My attack thoughts are attacking my invulnerability;" "Above all else I want to see;" "Above all else I want to see differently;" "God is in everything I see;" "God is in everything I see because God is in my mind."

Comedian Flip Wilson when he did his Geraldine routine would say, "What you see, honey, is what you get." Today, the lesson in A Course In Miracles reminds us of this fact: that projection creates perception. What we think we are going to see creates what we see. In other words beliefs create our reality.

It is written in the lesson 26 review, "Pain, illness, age and death seem to threaten me. All my hopes and wishes and plans appear to be at the mercy of a world I cannot control."

In the book, Practicing Psychotherapy In Contructed Reality by Stephen Bacon, Bacon describes the work of Ernest Becker in his book, The Denial of Death, "Why do we not feel this anxiety constantly? Becker believes that we do feel it - at least as background anxiety - but most humans are denied the full experience on a daily basis because we build worldviews that shelter us from the Abyss." p.48

What we see usually are illusions on the path of the ego which promise to make us happy and yet they are empty promises which ultimately leave us vulnerable. It dawns on us that there must be more to life, there must be a better way, and we begin to search for truth and meaning beyond the counterfeit idols which the world offers us.

Unitarian Universalists covenant together to create a vision based on seven principles with the hope of helping people become aware of their holiness and sanctifying the world. Today, withdraw from the illusions of the world and their false promises and instead seek to envision oneself, others, and the world with unconditional Love and a nonjudmental attitude.

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