Friday, November 27, 2020

A Course In Miracles Workbook Lesson #99, Salvation is my only function here.

Lesson #99
Salvation is my only function here.

“Salvation” implies that something is wrong, that there is something we must be saved from. What is this problem from which we must be saved? It is our choice for the world of the ego. We chose the ego instead of God. We chose fear instead of Love. 

Society has conditioned us to think that the idols of the world of the ego would make us happy and we were fooled, and in many cases, continue to believe this nonsense. We haven’t figured out yet that our choice of the things of the ego will never make us happy. We have been fooled by the lies, the deceit, the con, the scam, the illusions of the ego.

In Alcoholics Anonymous, in step three, we finally decided to turn our will over to the care of God (Love) and that has made all the difference. We have learned that in choosing Love we are saved from the lies and illusions of the ego which seduces us with its false promises of mitigating our fears. It finally dawns on us, that deep down, there is nothing to fear because Love is our natural inheritance.

In Unitarian Universalism we covenant together to affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person. This inherent worth and dignity flows from our essential nature which is Love from which we have emerged in this incarnation. We can continue to pursue the illusions of the ego trying to obtain the idols it presents to us or we can decide that salvation is my only function here and ask ourselves in any given moment, “What would Love have me do?” It is in asking this question, patiently awaiting its answer, and that acting accordingly that salvation comes.

Today, we are asked to reflect on the fact that salvation is our only function here the first five minutes of every hour and whenever else during the day when we are tempted by the false promises of the idols of the ego.

My Kind Of Church Music
All You Need Is Love, The Beatles

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