Saturday, April 3, 2021

A Course In Miracles Workbook Lesson #208, Review of lesson 188 - The peace of God is shining in me now.


 Lesson #208
I am not a body. I am free. For I am still as God created me.
Review of lesson #188 The peace of God is shining in me now.

We have buried it. It has been conditioned and socialized out of us. Society, the world of ego, has induced us to a loss of memory and sleep when it comes to the awareness of the fact that Love is our natural inheritance. It is there all the time and has been there all along. We have just become distracted and fooled into looking elsewhere for a provider of happiness which has been a lie and an illusion when we had it all the time.

In Alcoholic Anonymous, we are taught in the first three steps to recognize and admit that our life has become unmanageable and the way out of our misery and suffering is to make a decision to turn our will over to our Higher Power to shift from wilfulness to willingness. This shift is what A Course In Miracles calls “a miracle.” Making this decision to turn our willfulness over to the will of our Transcendent Source is what the Course is all about. It is challenging to let go of the conditioning of the ego world and to undo the damage caused by its lies.

In Unitarian Universalism we covenant together to affirm and promote the inherent dignity and worth of every person and the free and responsible search for truth and meaning. The inherent worth and dignity of every person comes from the peace of God which shines within each of us and which we all share. Recognizing and acknowledging the peace of God within us we can then share that truth with others and bring about the salvation of the world.

Today, it is suggested that we take fifteen minutes at the beginning and end of the day and many times in between to recognize and acknowledge the fact that the peace of God is shining within me now.

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