Saturday, September 12, 2020

A Course In Miracles Workbook Lesson #40 - I am blessed as a son of God


Lesson #40

I am blessed as a son of God.

Some people are fixers. They are always looking for problems so they can fix them. People want to fix things for various motivations. It helps one feel useful, needed, and important. It helps one feel worthwhile and eligible for love and regard in return. It structures their anxiety and helps them minimize their fears and quells their rising experience of panic.

Fact is there is no need to fix anything. Trying to fix things is what in Boy Scouts we used to call a “snipe hunt” where we sent neophyte scouts in search of “red lantern oil,” and “left handed wrenches.”

Deep down we are the blessed sons and daughters of the non dualistic Oneness from which we separated ourselves thinking that we could do better than our Source in creating a self which could be made happy. And how has that worked out for us?

In Alcoholics Anonymous we learn that we are powerless and come to believe in a power greater than ourselves to which we can turn over our will and lives. We learn that we alone can’t fix anything. We come to learn that rather than dominate, overcome, control, we need to do just the opposite and surrender.

In Unitarian Universalism we covenant together to affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person. In other words, we recognize that we and everyone else is the blessed extension of the divine which some of us call God and others call a Higher Power as we understand it.

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