Thursday, April 25, 2019

Today's lesson, number 99, "Salvation is my only function here."

Today's lesson, number 99 from A Course In Miracles, is "Salvation is my only function here."

The opening sentence of this lesson is "Salvation and forgiveness are the same."

What the Course means by forgiveness is to forgive the fact that we separated ourselves from the Love of God. It says at the end of the lesson, "Forgive what you have made and you are saved."

The compelling idea is that we just make stuff up. We create our illusions and idols and believe they are real. We form special relationships based on conditional love and expect that they will make us happy. How is that practice working for us?

This lesson tells us to forgetaboutit.

We should forgive ourselves for stupidly thinking that conditional love in special relationships is the path to happiness.

The Buddha told us that it was attachments that create suffering.

Jesus tells us in Matthew 6, vs 28-30 "And why do you worry about clothes? Consider how the lilies of the field grow: They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his glory was adorned like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?"

Jesus tells us to have faith in the path of the Spirit and withdraw our faith in the path of the ego. It is the giving up of the things on the path of the ego and forgiving our previous stupidity which is our salvation.

Today, we need to remind ourselves several times what it is we want, unconditional love or conditional love? Universalists have chosen unconditional love and in this choice have forgiven themselves and others their mistake in ever thinking that the path of the ego was the way to go.

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