Friday, January 22, 2021

A Course In Miracles Workbook Lesson #149, Review of lessons 137 and 138, Heaven on earth,

 Lesson #149
Review of lessons 137 and 138

My mind holds only what I think with God.
137 - When I am healed I am not healed along.
138 - Heaven is the decision I must make.

As part of what Emerson called the “Oversoul” and the mystics call “cosmic consciousness” and Christians call the “Body of Christ” I come to realize that when I am healed I am not healed alone but the whole Self is healed. This is what the Course calls the “Atonement” which is when humanity returns to its unseparated state of being. Accepting the atonement as a healing which takes one into heaven and the acceptance of the atonement is the only decision which I can make sooner or later, come hell or high water, now or whenever. In refusing to choose heaven we only delay the inevitable and create more suffering and anguish in the short run.

In Alcoholic Anonymous, it is suggested in step three that we make a decision to turn our will and lives over to our Transcendent Source. When I do this, not only am I healed but those with whom I am in relationship are healed as well.

In Unitarian Universalism, we covenant together to affirm and promote not only a respect for the interdependent web of which we all are a part but a love for the interdependent web recognizing that in this respect and love there is a healing which draws heaven closer to our enjoyment.

Today it is suggested that we begin and end the day, and many times in between, remind ourselves that we are here to heal ourselves and in this healing we are not healed alone, and in this mutual healing is heaven created on earth as it is in the Transcendent hereafter.

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