Monday, March 1, 2021

A Course In Miracles Workbook Lesson #183, I will call upon God's Name and on my own.


Lesson #183

I will call upon God’s Name and on my own.

The Buddhists call the constant chatter in our heads, the “self talk,” “monkey mind.” The monkeys keep chattering and won’t shut the fuck up. They psychologists and self help coaches tell us we need will power and to replace the troubling thoughts with positive ones, yadda, yadda, yadda. It doesn’t work. To replace negative thoughts with positive ones is insanity. We only increase the chatter. All we have done is change its form when what we really want is peace of mind. So, today’s lesson tells us to drop the chatter and call upon God’s Name of which my own is a part as God’s child. I am part of God’s family and so why worry? Set all the worries aside and rest in the stillness of God’s presence which is my natural inheritance.

In Alcoholic Anonymous it is suggested in step eleven that we seek to improve our conscious contact with God through prayer and meditation. This is a prayer of “no mind.”, ignoring all the chatter and resting in the peace and relaxation of God realization.

In Unitarian Universalism, we affirm and promote the internet worth and dignity of every person which is to be found in their essence, in the ground of their being, not in external characteristics. Inherent worth and dignity is to be found in the Godliness we all share as being part of the creative force of the universe. In this creative being we can rest assured of our natural inheritance from which we have distracted ourselves looking for our happiness elsewhere.

Today, it is suggested that we take several moments throughout the day to call upon God’s Name by making room in your minds and hearts by ignoring all the bull shit and resting in the Grace of our Natural Inheritance which is the Peace of God..

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