Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Ultimately, Love is all there is.

Miracles are natural signs of forgiveness. Through miracles you accept God’s forgiveness by extending it to others. T-1.1.21:1-2

A miracle is the shift in perception from the world of the ego to the world of the Spirit. When we decide to make this shift, we also decide to no longer hold other people and circumstances responsible for our unhappiness. This decision to no longer hold other people and circumstances responsible for our unhappiness is what the Course names as “forgiveness.” Forgiveness is a miracle. And when we have received it, it flows beyond ourselves to others.

In Alcoholics Anonymous, it is suggested in step ten, that we continue to take a personal inventory and when we have made a mistake to promptly admit it. This process involves forgiving ourselves for the mistakes we have made which releases us from dwelling on past sins and frees our attention to the Love that exists which we could extend first to ourselves and then to others. This shift in attention from condemnation to Love is a miracle.

In Unitarian Universalism, we covenant together to affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person. This worth and dignity is our natural inheritance. When we eschew the things of the ego, we become aware of Love which is our natural inheritance. The Universalists taught this a couple of centuries ago and this teaching continues to this day. Attending to the inherent worth and dignity of every person allows us to experience miracles.

Today, it is suggested that we forgive our mistaken notions about what is real. The things of the ego are not real. Only the things of the Spirit are which is Unconditional Love.

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