Thursday, May 27, 2021

A Course In Miracles Workbook Lesson #257 - Let me remember what my purpose is.


 Lesson #257

Let me remember what my purpose is.


Our purpose is to actualize our better selves, to realize our potential, to become one with Divinity. What does it take to do this? What A Course In Miracles calls “forgiveness.”


Forgiveness in the Course means healing the separation. Forgiveness means recognizing and  acknowledging that we have been mistaken to follow the tantalizing enticements of the ego. How stupid have we been when what we really desired was right here all along: the Uncondtiional love of God. We have to forgive ourselves and others for our stupidity.


It is suggested in Alcoholics Anonymous, in step four, that we do a fearless moral inventory of ourselves. Many people have trouble with this. They are afraid to admit that they have been mistaken, but until you admit it, how can you change it? It is written in A Course In Miracles, would you rather be right or be happy? The ego wants us to be right and so we dig in our heels and then wonder why we aren’t happy.


In Unitarian Universalism we covenant together to affirm and promote the free and responsible search for truth and meaning. In this search, if engaged in sincerely, authentically, we move from the path of the ego onto the path of the Spirit. It is in this refocusing our search that we realize more peace and joy in our lives. Our purpose is not to pursue the tantalizing baubles and idols of the ego but rather to actualize our potential and realize our Divine Nature. To do this we must forgive our mistaken pursuits and redirect our efforts in alignment with Divine purpose.


Today, is suggested that we take multiple opportunities to remember and redirect our efforts by asking “What would love have me do?” We then forgive ourselves for our mistaken intentions and change course.


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