Well, Jay and I are off on an adventure here in a few so today’s ACIM lesson is the perfect lesson for the day, Lesson 274 Today belongs to love. Let me not fear. It’s all about the love. Enjoy!
We only see what we are focused on. At any given moment, all sorts of things are happening, but we see what we are focused upon. See we the world as we are, not at it is. It’s why two eyewitnesses who saw the “same” thing will have totally different accounts of the event. It’s why inattentional blindness exists.
The reality we experience is the direct result of what we are seeking. Ego seeks guilt. It seeks to be right. Spirit seeks love – to extend, to experience it, to be it.
This morning, I awoke and for half a moment, I reverted to the routine of dread; not because I had anything horrible happening in my life but out of sheer habit. After too many morning of being cloaked in fear that things were falling apart, my brain started to go there effortlessly. WTF! Seriously!!! Then I realized everything is good and I regained by peace. I remembered that I am not choosing fear as my partner. I remembered that you see what you are focused on. I choose to focus on love. I choose love.
Today’s A Course in Miracles lesson is that, about choosing where to focus. I am very aware lately that it is really the “choice” between reality and illusion, Heaven and hell, love and fear. In fact, there is no choice. Choice is the idea that we can be separate from God and that all the shit we make up means something. Choice is participation in duality. Of course, seeing as how I live in duality, that I have a body and can hear both ego and Spirit, choice is a condition of being in the world. These lessons are training in how to see beyond choice to pure love. Maybe it’s getting easier to do that. I like to think so.
Today belongs to love. Let me not fear.
Father, today I would let all things be as You created them, and give Your Son the honor due his sinlessness; the love of brother to his brother and his Friend. Through this I am redeemed. Through this as well the truth will enter where illusions were, light will replace all darkness, and Your Son will know he is as You created him.
A special blessing comes to us today, from Him Who is our Father. Give this day to Him, and there will be no fear today, because the day is given unto love.
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Today belongs to love. Today belongs to love. Every day belongs to love actually, but am I focusing on that? Do I see it?
Sometimes, I observe myself perched at the edge of a moment and I notice the choices: fear or love, hell or Heaven, pain or joy. It’s weird how often I assess how I feel about my observations. I ask myself how I feel about something and am shocked at how frequently I don’t really have an opinion. It just is. Painting it with emotion so that I can determine which voice I am willing to listen to seems silly. Sometimes peace is parked inside neutrality. Sitting inside “just is,” I can observe without the duality of choice ensconced in the middle of witnessing.
Yesterday, with I’m Yours wafting through my brain most of the day (what is it about ukulele songs that generate happiness?), I was conscious of how the mere flip of a switch to a different song in my head changed my mood. I was conscious of choosing love, choosing happiness. At one point, I started to feel stressed, I found myself reaching for escape (again habit!) and then I would flip the switch back.
Today belongs to love and when I know that, I feel secure and joyous and full of possibility. Even standing in the middle of discomfort, the things I’d prefer not to have to deal with, the things that don’t exactly spawn happiness, I can be okay just witnessing. It lessens the resistance. I don’t have to like it, it’s just easier if I do.
Since I don’t always know (perhaps even usually don’t) what is in my own best interest, I turn it over to the Holy Spirit. (“16 Say to the Holy Spirit only, “Decide for me,” and it is done.”)
Because it’s all love and “Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love.”
So today belongs to love. It is tantamount to saying, today belongs to miracles. It’s so much easier when you stop fighting what is.
Namaste, my friends, Namaste.
- True Mother and the Work of the Holy Spirit ~Andrew Wilson Ph.D. (UTS’78) (utsalumni.org)
- Mercy: A mission of Christian love for the Americas… (angelusnews.com)
- Living breath (thedistinctdot.com)
- Spring-cleaning your temple (genesisone.wordpress.com)