“While you believe fate works against you, you are not in concert with the universe. These attitudes confirm a continuing belief in your separated and vulnerable state. During the time of tenderness, you will learn, through the practice of devotion, to identify and reject all such attitudes and to adopt an attitude of invulnerability. (A Course of Love, 25.12)”
Affirmation: “Fate works with me.”
1 – Time of Tenderness
If tenderness at first is our experience, with attendant vulnerability, we will move along in time to a new state of mind and heart, one of invulnerability. This is a welcome change, and it is not a front, and it is not harsh. Invulnerability of the right kind means that we are totally protected in our lives by God Himself.
2 – Our Devotion
To whom is our devotion directed? To none other than God Himself. When we practice visualization and affirmations, along with our prayers (communion with God), then we are indeed in a favored position. The problems and difficulties of our lives will fall away. We may not forever be free of struggles, but the very struggles that might previously have floored us, will seem much lighter and will affect us adversely in a much lessened way. We will know, in our bones, that God is there for us. As a part of God, we will come to recognize that our communion is with our innermost Self/Christ. And we will act out of that Self/Christ, not from the personal self. The personal self is always a limited version of the much larger Self that we really are. And the personal self is too informed by that part of the ego that has not withered away.
3 – Invulnerability
So: Let us welcome invulnerability, knowing that there is nothing artificial about it. It is not a defense that will crumble. It is God Himself, holding us to His bosom. We are blessed indeed, and our lives will smooth out in ways that now we can only contemplate dimly. Our contemplation will become more vivid as we walk along. As our attitudes change, and we attract that which we wish to have–blessings–we will indeed seem to the unknowing to be leading charmed lives. But our lives will be no more charmed for ourselves than for anyone else who is ready to give up the ego and walk into God’s outstretched arms.
As I move from the time of tenderness, with its increased sense of vulnerability, may I adopt the attitude of invulnerability. That is where You are pointing, and I would do well to recognize it. Fate does not work against me, and You protect me when my mind miscreates. May my attention go to that which I truly want, thereby working in concert
with the law of attraction.
I cannot look to You to save me from my own mental processes all the time. You are a loving Father/Mother, and You do not wish harm to come to me. Jesus waffles a bit about how protective You will be if my mind drops into dissatisfaction and negativity. I am responsible for what I think, for all thinking creates form on some level. May this remain a dream state that does not impede the dream reality in which I live.
Help me to have a good day. I know what to do, and it is up to me to do it. You have taught me well. Help me to be a good student. Thank You for Your many blessings in this sometimes difficult world in which we find ourselves.