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Lesson 209: The Love of God Can Save You

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I so, so, so LOVE this lesson, because honestly, it is the Love of God that saves me. It is the Love of God that grounds me, that chases away fear, that allows me to know that everything will be all right; that everything already IS all right. From last year’s writing:

the Love of God can Save you

Love Cannot be Limited

To notice how deep and ever-present God’s Love is is a transformative experience.  Today’s A Course in Miracles’ review lesson of Lesson 189: I feel the Love of God within me now is a reminder of that.  In fact, I think the joy of studying the Course is the recognition of that Love.  For myself, I know that the first thought upon opening my eyes in the morning is of God.  Usually I notice a song.  Lately it’s the Karen Drucker song, Thank you for this day.

It makes a difference waking up in the knowingness that God has my back; that I am loved.

One of the library books I’m currently reading is a book called Ghost BoyLast night, reading in bed, I came across this, “I was completely entombed.  The only person who knew there was a boy within the useless shell was God, and I had no idea why I felt His presence so strongly.  I wasn’t exposed to the rituals and traditions of worshipping Him at church and knew that I hadn’t been before my illness because my family, although they believed in God, didn’t attend.  Yet somehow, I instinctively knew that He was with me as my mind knitted itself back together.  At times it felt confusing to be surrounded by people, utterly alone and yet aware that God was my companion.  Yet me faith didn’t waver.  He was a present to me as air, as constant as breathing.”

That struck me.  Here we have consciousness trapped within a body that can’t communicate with the outside world and the thing that keeps him going is that God is his constant companion.  The Love of God is what gets him through.

The Love of God can save you.

Some days it is the only thing that saves me.  Yes, it helps to have family and friends who love me and I have plenty of those; I do.  And I am grateful.  But when it all comes down to it, it is God that gets me through.  I haven’t yet learned how to be in constant joy.  Too many days, I take myself and my expectations way too seriously and I am fighting to overcome the directives of my ego.  Take today, for example.  It is the last business day of the month and I should have had (notice the expectation!) two, maybe even three deals closing today.  The one, the most tenuous of the group officially fell apart earlier this week and will not close.  Unless I can find some investor who is willing to buy the home for them (it was only $58K!) and carry the note, they won’t be buying it (or anything else) anytime soon. The other two deals will come but it will be a week or two, not on my time frame.

My joy is threatened by attachment to how things should look.  I know better and honestly I’m not nearly as attached as I would have been once upon a time.  I am helped by remembering that being in real estate is a magnificent way to get over attachment.  Seriously; being attached will break you.  It is rare to have something just chug along as you think it should.

Anyway, I am grateful for these lessons.  Grateful to remember the Love of God, to feel It; to rest in It.

Lesson 209

I am not a body. I am free. 
For I am still as God created me.

(189) I feel the Love of God within me now.

The Love of God is what created me. The Love of God is 
everything I am. The Love of God proclaimed me as His
Son. The Love of God within me sets me free.

I am not a body. I am free. 
For I am still as God created me.

 

 

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This lesson is about learning not to be afraid.  “To feel the Love of God within you is to see the world anew, shining in innocence, alive with hope, and blessed with perfect charity and love.

Who could feel fear in such a world as this?” 

It is about learning that rather listening to ego and being afraid and miserable, I can choose to turn to the Love of God, which is with me always.  It can sustain me, BUT I must choose it.  It has to be more important to me to be peaceful than in charge.

I’m not in charge.  I like to think I am.  Ego loves control, but the truth is that I have no idea how pieces need to fit for the overall good of everyone and everything.  I only know that despite appearances to the contrary, good is happening.  Despite appearances, Love is present.

The other day, I was watching Tony Robbins on MarieTV (well worth the hour of time invested) and one of the things he said was, turn expectations into appreciation.  When I notice that I have an expectation about how I think things ought to be, the greatest gift I can give myself is to shift into finding something to genuinely appreciate.  For me, most times it is Course-related, because honestly that is how I find my way back to the Love of God.

It is resting in the unlimited, spacious, all-consuming, kind Love that I find my own heart.  There it become easy for me to appreciate.

“Love cannot be limited and be Itself.” From lesson 209, Pathways of Light A Course in Miracles Lesson Insights.

Which means when others fail to meet my expectations, I love them anyway.  Their path is none of my business.

It is the Love of God that save me.  Knowing I am loved despite my failings allows me to find a way to love others despite theirs.  As I receive the Love of God, I share the Love of God.  It is my responsibility as a miracles worker.  It is my responsibility as a teacher of God.

And it honestly makes it so much easier to let go of my ideas about how I think things should unfold.  It makes it that much easier to appreciate rather than expect.

I feel the Love of God within me now.  And It saves me.  It saves me.

I am not a body. I am free.
For I am still as God created me.

Namaste, my friends, Namaste.

 

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