Monday, January 18, 2021

A Course In Miracles Workbook Lesson #145, Review of lessons 129 and 130, What is the world I want?

 Lesson #145
Review of lessons 129 and 130

My mind holds only what I think with God.
129 - Beyond this world there is a world I want.
130 - It is impossible to see two worlds.

Once again we are reminded of the metaphysics of the Course that teaches that the only thing that is real is the non dualistic Oneness from which we have separated ourselves at our incarnation. The other world that we came from and to which we are returning is eternal, has no loss of any kind, nourishes the soul but not the body, and is a place of no guilt.

In Alcoholic Anonymous, in step eleven, we are encouraged, through prayer and meditation, to improve our conscious contact with God as we understand God. That is another way of saying that beyond this world of the ego where there is anguish and suffering, there is a world that we want and that we can’t have our cake and eat it too. We have to choose one or the other: the world of the ego or the world of the Spirit.

In Unitarian Universalism, we covenant together to affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person which arises from our non dualistic Oneness, and the interdependent web of which we all are a part. It is the awareness of these two things, our inherent worth and dignity and the interdependent web, which gives rise to the eternal wholeness which leaves no place for loss and guilt.

Today, we will begin and end our day, and many times in between, remind ourselves that there is a world we want beyond the current world of the ego which is made up of illusions which are not permanent but figments of a dream. We laugh because we realize that we can’t have both, the world of the ego and the world of the Spirit. Today, we will choose Spirit and claim the peace and joy which is ours.

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