Thursday, August 16, 2012
Peace Envelopes Me
“Today the peace of God envelops me, and I forget all things except His (Its) Love,” the Course in Miracles
This does not mean that you do not watch the news, read a paper, work and demonstrate against current Republican brand abuses, or listen to someone’s sad story. But rather that you do so with spirit. Forgetting all things except “His (Its) Love,” means my ego needs recede to the background while “His (Its) Love,” moves to the foreground. It means I realize the purpose is not to satisfy myself’s needs, but to satisfy mySelf’s need to give and receive forgiveness—accept my own and everyone’s at-one-ment, everyone’s reality as spiritual beings, even those supporting the current Republican brand.
It means I will experience daily events and relationships differently, especially political events. Not as challenges to myself’s sovereignty, but as opportunities to practice my changed purpose. I will not deny that I live in a world of time and space and Republicans, but I let that world recede into the background, and allow the real world of love, compassion, joy, creativity, cooperation and community to glide into the foreground.
As I reverse figure—ego, and ground, spirit, I can experience the perceptual world of time and space and Republicans as the myself’s creation—my story, my script, and I can look at it another way, with the love of God upholding me, with mySelf, upholding myself. As the peace of God envelops me, and I forget all things except “His (Its) Love, I understand that “our only purpose here is learning we are not here.”