Day Fifty five
The Power Of Choice
“Revelation unites you directly with God. Miracles united you directly with your brother. Neither emanates from consciousness, but both are experienced there. Consciousness is the state that induces action, though it does not inspire it. You are free to believe what you choose, and what you do attests to what you believe.” ACIM.T-1.II.1:5-9
Actions speak louder than words. If you notice that a person is saying one thing, but doing something else, and you don’t know what they truly believe, you decide for the truth based on what they do.
Most people are not spiritually mature enough to know their own authentic beliefs. If you ask most people, “What makes you tick, they can’t tell you.” How about yourself, do you know what makes you tick?
The bumper sticker says, “Don’t believe everything you think.” We can read the bumper sticker and the slogan makes us laugh with a glimmer of recognition that we don’t know ourselves very well, we have not been living examined lives, and we have given our lives over to the ego rather than joined with the Spirit.
As the quote above reads, “You are free to believe what you choose…” And if you choose the path of the ego, you will get judgment, guilt, fear, resentment, anger and grievance. If you choose the Spirit you will get Love, peace, forgiveness, Atonement, and bliss. The choice is ours. The choice has always been ours although, on the path of the ego, we may have forgotten our power of choice until a Teacher Of God reminds us that we have a choice.
Today, I will remind myself, especially when I am upset, that I have a choice to ask “what would Love have me do” or to make other people and events responsible for my unhappiness.