Thursday, March 21, 2019
Today's lesson - Letting go of grievances is second principle work and God's plan for salvation.
Today's lesson, number 72 in A Course In Miracles, is "Holding grievances is an attack on God's plan for salvation."
The introduction to A Course In Miracles says in part, "The course does not aim at teaching the meaning of love, for that is beyond what can be taught. It does aim, however, at removing the blocks to the awareness of love's presence, which is your natural inheritance."
Isn't that beautiful?
Love is our natural inheritance and is always with us. The Universalists have taught this since the late 1700s in the America.
The problem is all the crap and bull shit which we surround ourselves with. The crap and bullshit fightenes us, angers us, hurts us, and we are left with resentments, grievances, and vengefulness. And when we fill our lives with this ego nonsense, it's no wonder we have lost sight of love.
God's plan for salvation, as the Universalists have taught us, is Unconditional love which knows nothing of time and is eternal. It is here right now and it will be where ever we go even as we "pass away" from this veil of tears.
The second principle of Unitarian Univeralism asks us to affirm and promote, justice, equity, and compassion in human relations. Application of this second principle is the giving up of grievances which we hold which are an attack on God's plan for salvation which is the manifestation of Unconditional Love.
Salvation is when everybody loves everybody all the time. Humanity is a long way from achieving this goal, but we can experience this Unconditional Love for a second in giving up the grievances that we hold on to. This giving up of grievances that we hold on to that ACIM calls "forgiveness."
Forgiveness is a miracle because it is a letting go of grievances and a shift from conditional love to unconditional love. In this perfect moment, healing occurs and we experience an abiding peace.