Thursday, November 11, 2021

Happy to be here.

The miracle dissolves error because the Holy Spirit identifies error as false or unreal. This is the same as saying that by perceiving light, darkness automatically disappears. T-1.1.39:1-2

Jimmy Cliff’s great song “I can see clearly now” could be the anthem for Miracle Principle 39. Cliff sings, “I can see clearly now the rain has gone. I can see all the obstacles in my way. Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind. It’s gonna be a bright, bright, bright, sunshiny day.”

In Alcoholic Anonymous it is suggested, in the eleventh step, to improve our conscious contact with God. This contact requires that we clean away the obstacles to our awareness of our natural inheritance which is God’s unconditional love for us.

In Unitarian Universalism, we covenant together to affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person. What does it take for us to perceive this inherent worth and dignity? We must forgive making other people and circumstances responsible for our unhappiness. Aligning our will with God with the help of the Holy Spirit we experience great peace and joy.

I came into the kitchen from the back door and Larry, who was staying with me temporarily,  was standing in the dark  making something to eat. I was startled at first and I asked “Why are you making a sandwich in the dark?” Larry said, “Well, if people are going by and they see the lights on  they might see that I am up and stop to hang out and I don’t want to hang out with anybody right now.”

I said, “Okay. How are you doing?”

Larry said, “I’m happy to be here.”

We both laughed. I said, “That’s a good one. I’m going to steal that from you.”

Ever since when someone greets me and asks me how I’m going, I reply, “Happy to be here.” Most people don’t know what to say. The response seems to startle them and stop them cold. But once in a while someone will reply, “Well, it’s good to see you.” To which I reply, “It’s good to be seen.”

Today, wherever you are, be happy to be there in the present with love in your heart no matter what.

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