Interesting, I just inadvertently deleted a rather long post I had already written so it seems that I am being led to do something different today. Hmmmm…..
Tomorrow, I will begin sharing Ken’s thoughts from the third review’s introduction, Review III Introduction, but today, just a few thoughts of my own.
I am fully accountable for all my thoughts, each and every one of them. When I ponder a lesson coming up that states, “There is no world”, a statement of pure non-dualism, I am increasingly getting that what I perceive out there in another or a thing or an event or a circumstance, whatever, is my own interpretation, all in my mind, and I can choose to listen to the voice of the ego or the Voice for God. Period.
The key is to forgive myself every time I want to project onto another, especially my husband with whom I have lived for over four decades.
All too many times, I spent way too much time wishing he were different, but not just him, my sisters, parents, friends, bosses, etc. My goodness, such a waste of time, yet there is no time, nothing but timelessness and it’s all but a dream from which I can awaken.
I am learning that Jesus is so very loving and gentle, patient and kind. Not like any human being with whom I have come across who consistently demonstrates these characteristics because we’re all on this psycho-planet because we bought into the separation from God.
I am getting that is it NEVER about behavioral change, it’s about changing my mind. Sure, I can zip it, refrain from saying something I might regret, but I, all too often, am thinking judgmental thoughts and thinking to myself that I am superior to that other because I keep my big mouth shut.
No, no, no, that’s not what this Course is all about. I see that more clearly now.
So I focus on developing trust in God and being honest with myself and Jesus. The first two characteristics of a TOG.
Yes, that’s what I am doing.
As I close, I want to thank you all for taking this journey with me or my taking this journey with you. I love each and every one of you, you have all deeply blessed my life and I am so grateful, truly.
A big, big shout-out to Rev. Deb for all HER gifts which are abundant and so very much appreciated. Were it not for her, we would not be walking this path together, hand in hand, heart to heart, mind to mind.
Lots of love,