Sunday, November 22, 2020
I am as God created me
The lesson today asks us to set the idols of the ego aside and get back to fundamentals. The basic question all human beings are challenged by is “What and who am I?” The answer, according to A Course In Miracles, is “I am as God created me.”
In Alcoholic Anonymous, in step eleven, we are encouraged through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with the Source from which we have emanated. This Source, as the mystics tell us is the “ground of our being.” This Ground of our Being is pure and uncorrupted by the nonsense which has buried our awareness of it by the insanity of the ego.
In Unitarian Universalism, we covenant together, hopefully with sincere commitment, to affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person. This worth and dignity was bestowed on us when God created us and God loves God’s creatures, as the Universalists have taught, unconditionally.
Today, we are asked to take 5 minutes at the beginning of every hour and remind ourselves that “I am as God created me.” We then are to wait expectantly for the light, joy, and peace to fill us with bliss.
My Kind Of Church Music
Hallelujah sung by K.D. Laing
Sunday, November 8, 2020
Review of lessons 63 and 64.
63 - The light of the world brings peace to every mind through my forgiveness.
64 - Let me not forget my function.
Forgiveness as described in A Course In Miracles is the willingness to give up making others responsible for my unhappiness. We make a conscious decision to no longer play the blame game, take on the role of the victim, and instead embrace the Unconditonal Love of the Universe which is the ground of my being.
In Alcoholics Anonymous, in step three, we decide to turn our will, our ego, over to the care of Love. We decide to entertain what a wonderful world it can be.
In Unitarian Universalism, we covenant together to affirm and promote the acceptance of one another encouragement to spiritual growth.
As Rumi wrote: Our purpose here on earth: to manifest the very nature of our spirit, which is touched by the spirit of God.
Today we are asked to take 10 - 15 minutes twice, and whenever anger, resentment, fear, and guilt creep up to remind ourselves that our function is to forgive the world of the ego for obstructing our awareness and experience of the peace of God.
My kind of church music
Imagine covered by Cold Play