Tuesday, March 2, 2021

A Course In Miracles #184, The Name Of God is my inheritance.

“Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.”

― Rudyard Kipling


 Lesson #184

The Name Of God is my inheritance.


Here, in this day and age, we are taught in Western Civilization the Aristotelian logic of cause and effect. We have been taught to deconstruct things into their component parts to understand how they work. We forget that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. A system’s view is different from a logical, linear, mechanical view. Today, it is suggested that we don’t forget  the system's view, the holistic view, the holy view. The parts we perceive and their interactions are somewhat of an illusion because there is more to the story than what our egos can parse out. It is this rest of the story that today is being named “God” and is always our natural inheritance.


In Alcoholic Anonymous, it is suggested in step three what we turn our will over to our Higher Power. The program of AA is telling us that there is more to the story of our lives than what we dare to apprehend. AA teaches us that we have a choice between our willfulness and a willingness to get with the program and join the wholeness of life.


In Unitarian Universalism, we covenant together to affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person which comes not from separateness and individuality but from  awareness of holiness, the fact that they are part of something bigger than themselves.


Today, it is suggested that we take a few moments several times a day and withdraw from the minutiae of our daily lives and consider that we are part of something awesome, something vast, something far beyond our ability to name. Our lives are mysterious and grand and part of something magnificent which transcends our mortal understanding but which fills us with great joy, and peace. We are asked to accept that the Name Of God is our inheritance.


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