Thursday, November 5, 2020

A Course In Miracles Workbook Lesson #80, Let me recognize my problems have been solved.


 Lesson #80
Let me recognize my problems have been solved.

Matthew 6:25 - 34 
 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life 28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

In the material world there are always problems. In the spiritual world there are no problems once we accept the Oneness from which we separated.

In Alcoholic Anonymous, in the eleventh step we seek through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with the Oneness and realize with peace and bliss that our problems have already been solved. We have just forgotten his fact as we pursued bodily pleasures in the material world.

In Unitarian Universalism we covenant together to affirm and promote seven principles the first of which is the inherent worth and dignity of every person which we have forgotten as we get caught up in the ways of the ego.

Today, we are asked to take 10 - 15 minutes twice to reflect on the idea that my problems have been solved when I accept the idea that all my problems come from separating myself from the Oneness which is the ground of my being and the Divine Essence which is nothing but worth and dignity. It is in this wholeness (holiness) that I dwell. When I find myself the least bit angry, fearful, resentful, beginning to feel aggrieved I will recognize with a deep breath and a step back that the problem(s) at a Spiritual level have already been solved.

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