Sunday, April 18, 2021

A Course In Miracles Workbook Lesson #223 - God is my life. I have no life but His.

 Lesson #223

God is my life. I have no life but His.

Neale Donald Walsch teaches that if you don’t like the word “God” substitute the word “Life”. They are interchangeable. So we could say, “Life is my life. I have no life but Life’s.”

To ask if someone living it whether they believe in “life” or not seems silly, doesn’t it? “Excuse me, sir/madam, do you believe in Life?”

In Alcoholics Anonymous it is suggested in the first three steps that we recognize and acknowledge that our separation from the Source of our Life is no life. To anesthetize our consciousness with alcohol and other mood and mind altering drugs is to reject what is naturally and freely given us. The ego tricks us into thinking that we are not worthy and that mood altering chemicals are the answer to the problem of our unhappiness. AA teaches that there is another way and encourages us to try it.

In Unitarian Universalism, we covenant together to affirm and promote the acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth which takes us deeper into gratitude and appreciation for Life. UU is a facilitative agent encouraging us to live deeper, fuller, more satisfying lives in a covenantal relationship based on seven principles which uplift us from the world of the ego to the world of Love.

Today, it is suggested that we begin and end the day, and many times in between, to reflect on the idea that Love is our life and that we have no real life except Love’s.

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