Saturday, January 9, 2021
A Course In Miracles Workbook Lesson #138, Heaven is the decision I must make.
Heaven is the decision I must make.
Why is heaven the decision we must make? Because it is the Truth. The Truth cannot be learned. It must be recognized. “Heaven” is the Oneness from which we have separated ourselves at our incarnation from the world of the Spirit to the world of the ego.
When we entered this world, we became socialized and conditioned to believe in the illusions of the ego world. We forgot what it was like in heaven. We forgot the bliss of Oneness and came to believe in the separation which the Course calls “a tiny mad idea.” In today’s lesson, we are encouraged to remember and recognize the Truth about the Oneness (heaven) from which we have separated.
In Alcoholics Anonymous, it suggested in step eleven, that we seek to improve our conscious contact with God, as we understand God, praying only for knowledge of God’s will for us. In other words, step eleven is reminding us of the decision which we should make, the decision for heaven and not the conditioning of the ego plane.
In Unitarian Universalism, we covenant together to affirm and promote a respect for the interdependent web of existence of which we are a part. It is suggested in this seventh principle that the awareness of this Oneness is something we can decide to remember.
Today it is suggested that we take five minutes upon awakening and before sleep to remind ourselves of the decision for heaven that we must inevitably make because it is the Truth. It is also helpful to remind ourselves of this throughout the day.
My Kind Of My Church Music
Jeremiah Was a Bullfrog, Three Dog Night