Sunday, January 20, 2019
Today's lesson - Love is all there is.
It is written in lesson 25 in A Course In Miracles, "I do not know what anything is for."
A little further an explanation is offered: "You perceive the world and everything in it as meaningful in terms of ego goals. These goals have nothing to do with your own best interests, because the ego is not you. This false identification makes you incapable of understanding what anything is for. As a result, you are bound to misuse it. When you believe this, you will try to withdraw the goals you have assigned to the world, instead of attempting to reinforce them." Lesson 25.2:1-5
Humility is helpful in applying this lesson. When we admit that we don't know, we begin to walk the path of wisdom. Unitarian Univeralists are good at this. We are a humble people. We readily admit that we don't know and we covenant together to affirm and promote the free and responsible search for truth and meaning.
This search for truth and meaning requires a shift from the path of the ego onto the path of the spirit which in A Course In Miracles is called a "miracle." The text of A Course In Miracles states fifty prinicples of Miracles. The third is "Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love. The real miracle is the love that inspires them. In this sense everything that comes from love is a miracle." T-1.I.3:1-3
So while the ego doesn't know what anything is for, the right mind of the Spirit knows that Love is all there is.