Thursday, September 30, 2021

Knock and it will be opened for you.

Ask and you will receive; seek and you will find; knock and it will be opened for you.

All miracles mean life, and God is the Giver of life. His Voice will direct you very specifically. You will be told all you need to know. T-1.1.4:1-3

Remember “miracle” in A Course In Miracles means a shift in perception from the world of the ego to the world of the Spirit. When we shift our focus to the world of the Spirit we experience everlasting life, the infinite. When we apprehend the big picture of Love, of Oneness, of wholeness (holiness) we experience peace and joy and realize we are on the right track. It becomes clear what our role is in this experience on earth and we gain a clearer understanding of God’s will for us. In this sense, God’s Voice directs us and we are told all we need to know about our meaning and purpose in this incarnation.

In Alcoholic Anonymous it is suggested, in step eleven, that we improve our conscious contact with God through prayer and meditation. Nowadays we call this “mindfulness” and we continually ask “What would love have me do?” When we ask we get an inkling of what God is suggesting to us.

In Unitarian Universalism we covenant together to affirm and promote the free and responsible search for truth and meaning. This search, whether we are conscious of it or not, is a search for miracles and what the Course calls “right mindedness.” We are searching for the holy which is the good, the true and the beautiful. With so much ugliness in the world of the ego accompanied by suffering with guilt, anger, fear, resentment and grievance it is such a blessing when we are graced by what feels like a miracle.

Today, it is suggested that we shift our focus from the world of the ego to the world of the Spirit and ask continually when we have important decisions to make, “What would Love have me do?” The Course teaches that God will direct us specifically when we ask.

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