Saturday, January 26, 2019

From 3rd Dimension to 4th Dimensional Living

A few weeks ago, as I was doing my daily devotional, reading that day's A Course in Miracles lesson, I had this thought: 

  • Living and being the Course principles is like stepping out of 3D and walking into the 4th dimension.
It felt a little like those "aha" moments many speak about.  I wrote it down on an index card and it sits on my desk as a reminder.  I see it everyday while I'm working on my computer;  I may forget this for a while when I walk away, but each day I feel this more and more to be true.  

There are many other paths to awakening to our True Self other than A Course in Miracles.  They all can lead us to Truth (within), towards our innocence, peace, power and light, and so we may share it with other souls.  Peace, love and joy are states of being that we are meant to be our experience, but we have been led to believe otherwise, that we are somehow guilty, weak, victims...and as we believe, so we live this way.  

A true spiritual path will present us with new concepts that open our minds to our our true state of being.  As we thirst for truth, we can begin to trust and practice these principles and have a new experience.  I believe this is what we all return Home.  

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.