Monday, February 1, 2021

A Course In Miracles Workbook Lesson #159, I give the miracles I have received.


 Lesson #159
I give the miracles I have received.

You can’t give what you don’t possess. You can’t share what you don’t have. Do you realize that you have the Unconditional Love of God and that things in the spiritual world are already perfect? Only in the world of the ego is there scarcity and separation and the law of “one or the other,” the so called “zero sum game,” where there must be a loser if there is a winner. Both being winners is not considered smart nor even possible.

In Alcoholics Anonymous, it is suggested in step twelve, that we give our recovery away, that we share it with others, that we extend what we have learned and achieved. In this sharing, our well being is reinforced and amplified. In this gift economy we receive what we give. The ego thinks this is crazy when the opposite is true: it is in giving that we receive.

In Unitarian Universalism, we are taught that it is a covenantal religion, one in which there is strength in sharing and being there for each other. UUs affirm and promote the acceptance of one another and the nurturing of spiritual growth. UUs know that in sharing they receive and that many are stronger and healthier than one. The UU motto is “all for one and one for all.” And so it goes. Isn’t this nice?

Today, it is suggested that we begin and end the day, and many times in between, rejoicing in giving the miracles we have received. The meaning of “miracles” in this statement is “love.” We can say, “I give the love I have received.” Love, in the vocabulary of the Course, is the miracle. The meaning of life is to love one another which at times is damn hard.

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