Review Lessons 131-132
In one email to a friend, at the end, I added an unusual request. I didn’t know why I was to include it, but felt led to do so. My friend received the email and responded right away. I perceived her to be taken aback and even angry at the request. I subsequently began to make this about her, instead of looking within to see where the problem really was which, as a Course student I know that it is within my very mind. This ensued with a few emails back and forth to further explain and respond. The tension mounted.
At one point I felt the hurt, the sense of loss, sadness and separation, even judgment towards myself and her. I felt the tears beginning to well up in my eyes. I stopped right then at the keyboard and asked for a miracle. “Holy Spirit, I give to You all that I am feeling towards my friend and myself right now. All the sadness and judgment. Everything. What is it that I need to know? I accept Your guidance and peace.” Within a few moments, I felt an enormous wave of love flow through me. It was an outpouring of gratitude and appreciation as I remembered how she had been there for me when I had gone through a family crisis years ago. All that love and care that I felt for her then and her for me came back. It was full, even overwhelming and warmed my heart.
Excerpt from Lesson 146 in our Journey Through the Workbook for Students: Divine Messages