Tuesday, October 27, 2020

A Course In Miracles Workbook Lesson #72, Holding grievances is an attack on God's plan for salvation.

 Lesson #72

Holding grievances is an attack on God’s plan for salvation.

The most fundamental question that A Course In Miracles raises is “Am I a soul in a body or a body with a soul?” The ego wants you to believe that you are a body. Period. We are conditioned by society to believe this. Slowly, as we mature and become more spiritually conscious it dawns on us that we are souls with a body. The body is constantly changing. How could the body be the Source of my identity?

In Alcoholics Anonymous, in the eleventh step, we have come to realize that our recovery is based on  prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with the Transcendent Source of existence asking for knowledge and understanding of the Transcendent Source’s will for us and the power to carry it out. This requires giving up our grievances against our own body and other bodies as well.

In Unitarian Universalism we covenant together to affirm and promote the respect for the interdependent web of all existence which is another concept for our Transcendent Source. This affirmation and promotion of respect for the interdependent web requires that we give up grievances against the perceived attacks on the path of the ego and pursue, instead, the search for Truth and Meaning which takes us on the path of the Soul.

Today, we are asked to take a minute or two several times throughout the day to remind ourselves that holding grievances is an attack on God’s plan for salvation and that we are first and foremost souls not bodies. The soul is the Divine Spark that resides within every human being and provides their inherent worth and dignity. Rather than hold grievances, we recognize and acknowledge that it is God’s plan for  salvation that we honor and uplift that Spark of the Divine joyfully rather than dwell on grievances about bodies..

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