Tuesday, January 15, 2019

God's Peace and Joy are Mine

A Course in Miracles is A spiritual curriculum of study and practice that leads us back to God, to the universal truth that we are all one in Spirit.  It's a practical course, one to be studied and practiced in our daily lives.  

This path enamored me many years ago and I have felt it's effect on my life.  The more I practice, the happier and more at peace I am.  I cannot deny it.  

The book contains three parts:  the Text, the Workbook lessons (365 lessons, one to be read and practiced each day of the year) and the Manual for Teachers.  I've been reading and practicing the lessons again, for the 5th or 6th time now and today's lesson opened up a new understanding of God's gifts to me, and to all of us.  

These gifts are eternal and universal, and they come from Love and can never be taken away from us.  We can deny them and become unaware of them due to our identification with physical form, but they are here and now, within us.  These gifts (among many others) are PEACE and JOY.  

As I begin to practice the lessons by consistently allowing myself to be what they say that I am in truth (a Child of God, innocent, whole, unlimited, etc.) and let go of my old self-concept in form, (limited, unworthy, guilty, etc.), I start to see others in the same light, not as a body, but as their True Self, whole, unlimited, innocent.  

The really funny thing is the more I practice by reminding myself that God's peace and joy are mine and extend these gifts to others, the more joy and peace I experience.  The more I give, the more I receive.  It really works.