Saturday, November 28, 2020

A Course In Miralces Workbook Lesson #100, My part is essential to God's plan for salvation.

 Lesson #100
My part is essential to God’s plan for salvation.

Dan was standing in the dark when I walked into the room and his presence startled me. I said, “Oh, Dan, how are you?” And he said, not missing a beat, “I’m happy to be here.” His answer filled me with joy and made me laugh and I said, “And I’m so much better having you here.”

The Course teaches that we all are One. The metaphysics of the Course is based on the the concept of the  non dualistic Oneness of the Universe. This is an unusual metaphysics given that we are conditioned by our Aristotelian metaphysics to deconstruct things into their component parts to better understand what makes them tick. However, we have learned that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts and therein lies the mystery of the Universe and leads to the awareness in today’s lesson that my part is essential to God’s plan for salvation.

It is suggested in Alcoholics Anonymous in the eleventh step to seek this non dualistic Oneness through prayer and meditation turning our will and egos over to the Oneness to experience the power of the whole.

In Unitarian Universalism we covenant together to affirm and promote not only a respect but a love for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part. This awareness that we are a part of something far greater than ourselves fills us with great joy, peace, and contentment.

Today, we are asked to take five minutes at the beginning of every hour to reflect on the fact that our part is essential for God’s plan for salvation. Remembering that we are  one with everything is God’s plan for our salvation.

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