1 – True Humility True humility means that we no longer act egotistically. A friend of mine whom I think has reached enlightenment seems ego-less. She is calm and easy in her demeanor, and she seems very much at peace—regardless of what swirls around her. She is a results-oriented person who works hard but is… Continue reading Pray. . .and True Humility Will Come at Last to Grace the Mind that Thought It Was Alone and Stood Against the World.
“Living in relationship provides a constant knowing of this sort, a simple knowing of a way things are meant to be. It is a knowing felt within the heart for which there still will be no proof, but for which there will be the certainty you heretofore have lacked. The typical fears you have experienced… Continue reading Living in Relationship Provides. . .the Certainty You Have Lacked. The Fears You Have Experienced Will Not Arise within This Knowing.
1 – Anger We know that when we get angry, the ego is responsible. Without the ego, we would remain perfectly calm and quiet all the time (from the ACIM Text). While many of us think that we want to continue to have some drama in our lives, we will not want drama when we… Continue reading The Ego Becomes Strong in Strife. If You Believe There Is Strife You Will React Viciously. The Idea of Danger Has Entered Your Mind.
“This has been spoken of as the second coming of Christ because my story goes unfulfilled without your fulfillment. It is only in your fulfillment of the continuing story of creation that my story reaches completion. (A Course of Love: Dialogues, p. 90)” Affirmation: “May I know my fulfillment.” Reflections: 1 – Continuity with the… Continue reading From the Dialogues, 40 Days/Nights. Jesus: “Accept Me.”
1 – Holy Spirit “I heard one Voice because I understood that I could not atone for myself alone. (T82)” This one Voice is the Voice of the Holy Spirit; this Voice is how Jesus knew what to do, and when. This Voice is also how we know what to do, and when. There is… Continue reading Jesus: “I Heard One Voice because I Understood that I Could Not Atone for Myself Alone.”
“How can you who are so holy suffer? All your past except its beauty is gone, and nothing is left but a blessing. I have saved all your kindnesses and every loving thought you ever had. (T83)” Affirmation: “I have saved all your kindnesses and love.” Reflections: 1 – Difficult Passage This is a hard… Continue reading All Your Past except Its Beauty Is Gone. I Have Saved All Your Kindnesses and Every Loving Thought You Ever Had.
“The ego believes that by punishing itself it will mitigate the punishment of God. (T84-85)” Affirmation: “The ego believes. . .mitigate the punishment of God.” Reflections: 1 – Masochism This passage seems to explain masochism. We think that if we cause pain to ourselves first, then God’s punishment of us (in which we erroneously believe)… Continue reading The Ego Believes that by Punishing Itself It Will Mitigate the Punishment of God