“The secret of salvation is but this: That you are doing this unto yourself. No matter what the form of the attack, this still is true. Whoever takes the role of enemy and of attacker, still is this the truth. (T587-T588)”
Affirmation: “I am doing this unto myself.”
1 – Does Life Seem Hard?
If life seems very hard, we can think of these words. They are not easy to understand, because they sound like a “blame the victim” scenario. But A Course in Miracles never intends this. We do not consciously bring bad things upon ourselves, at least most of the time. And the evil that is in the world is not our own personal fault.
2 = ACIM and Victimhood
This aspect of the Course has been misinterpreted by many people. And many have rejected it because of the “victim” problem.
3 – Happier Days
Do not reject any longer. With the help of the Holy Spirit, we will see happier days. We will ponder the happenings around us, and they will cause pain. But suffering is our own choice, and we can choose to turn over to the Holy Spirit all things that hurt. This includes for others as well as ourselves.
When my relationships that I pray have turned from “special” to “holy” not give me problems today. May I listen to Your Guide, and may I be for my significant others all that they need today, all that they honestly need for me to provide. May I not take over their problems as my own. We are here to assist, but not to take away the lessons that our loved ones are here to learn. Help me to remember this truth today.
Thank You for leading me to understand that A Course in Miracles never “blames the victim.” I know that our Self may have plans that we do not see. And You may have plans that we do not comprehend. But You never wish bad fortune on anyone, and I know this well. Help me not to question Your love in any situation or at any time.
I do love You, and I appreciate that You love me unconditionally, in every situation in which I find myself embroiled. May I resign from attack and anger, and reach inwardly to Your Being within me. May my projections bring lovely perceptions today.
Thank You for carrying me when I am too weak to do anything helpful for myself.