Lesson 287

 

You are my goal, my Father. Only you. 

 

 

“What gift could I prefer before the peace of God?” “What but You could I desire to have?” Only universal Love is real. As I make my individual forms of love real, it causes my awareness of universal Love disappear. The way back to universal Love is for me to recognize that my replacements for universal Love are forms of this world; they are forms of separation and individuality, all illusions. My practice now is to look at every separate form and let The Holy Spirit shows me that it’s not real, and Holy Spirit shows me all forms of separation are barriers to Love. 

 

The Course helps me understand that all these forms are grievances. Today I will practice letting all my grievances against Oneness go and open my mind to allow The Holy Spirit to dissolve every form of separation that is blocking my awareness to Love’s Oneness. 

 

In another lesson I am told, “God is but Love and therefore so am I.” This lesson reminds me that Love is my only goal. Because I am Love my goal is the recognition of my Self, my Identity. The ego’s motto is “seek and do not find.” The ego knows that when I do find and accept my true Identity, it will be the end of the ego. I now have another Voice in my mind that directs me truly to where I will find my hearts deepest desire. I will find Love. I will find my Self. I need to retrain my mind to listen to The Holy Spirit’s Voice leading me on the path to true and lasting happiness. To do this mind training I need to practice being mindful of my level of peace. With mindfulness, I need to practice handing over every thought that is less than peaceful to The Holy Spirit. 

 

 

At the end of Chapter 5 it gives me a prayer to use when I feel less peaceful: “I must have decided wrongly, because I am not at peace. I made the decision myself, but I can also decide otherwise. I want to decide otherwise, because I want to be at peace. I do not feel guilty, because The Holy Spirit will undo all the consequences of my wrong decision if I will let Him. I choose to let Him, by allowing Him to decide for God for me.”

 

 

Wishing each of you the Deepest Peace, 

 

Ryan

  

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