Tuesday, September 15, 2020

A Course In Miracles Lesson #42 - God is my strength. Vision is His gift.

Lesson #42

God is my strength. Vision is His gift.

My head is so full of nonsense that I finally get to the point where I have to admit that my life is unmanageable. I’ve tried and tried to change myself and made promise after promise to myself and others that I will change. I tell myself and others “I can change if only I try hard enough.” Like all the New Year’s resolutions I’ve ever made, I fail in the end. It’s a joke really to think that I can control my crazy thoughts and intentions so I finally come to realize that the best thing I can do is give up.

In giving up it dawns on me that there must be a better way and it sure as hell isn’t mine. So, I start searching and it takes me into the realm of a Higher Power, an awareness of the transcendent, and I begin to realize that it is the strength of the Transcendent which can illuminate my life and provide a new vision in a whole different realm which has been always there but which I had forgotten.

I learn to turn my will over to this Transcendent power and I experience more peace and bliss that I ever thought possible. As my Buddhist friend tells me, “It is what it is.” I have learned to answer, “Amen.”

I come to realize that the interdependent web of all existence has a mind of its own of which I am just a tiny part, a bit player, and so I relax and go along for the ride. Another friend, a student of A Course In Miracles, tells me, “Remember that God is our strength and vision is His gift.

And I say, based on my Unitarian Universalist faith, “May it be so.”

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