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LESSON 207 – I Bless the World Because I Bless Myself

REVIEW VI

I am not a body.  I am free.For I am still as God created me.

Lesson 207

  1. (187)  I bless the world because I bless myself.

God’s blessing shines upon me from within my heart, where He abides.  I need but turn to Him and every sorrow melts away, as I accept His boundless Love for me.

I am not a body.  I am free.  For I am still as God created me. 

Personal Notes and Application:   Today there is little time to explore the thorny grief and sorrow of losing a father whom we have come to love only through abstraction and forgiveness.  That perhaps will come later after the demands of house and property, packing and travel, family and funeral.  At this time, we will bless the world because we bless ourselves by spending time with God, where He abides within our hearts, where we can turn to Him, and every sorrow and conflict melts away as we accept His boundless Love for us. 

We (James and I) meet my father-in-law in the holy instant. We welcome him with open mind and arms – forgetting and forgiving the hardships and hurts from the past.  Let us see only his true Self, a Son of God, created holy and innocent and eternal.  Let me thank him for James, my loving and beloved husband.  Let us only remember the good he has done.  Let all the memories that torment melt away in the light of God’s boundless love.  In Jesus name.  Amen.

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Coming up on sixty, my love for God, home and hearth, my husband and family fueled my decision to devote the rest of my life only to pursuits which brought love, joy, peace, and purpose. I am a writer, seeker, student, and teacher with experience professional and otherwise from waitressing to teaching the English language in China, Taiwan, and Singapore. I hold a BA in Psychology from Bloomsburg University, which took nearly 30 years to attain while I squeezed courses in between raising my children, journaling, relationships, work, and an assortment of escapades, some of which I would rather forget! An ongoing passion for reading, writing, adventure, food, and fun, eventually led me to the love of my life, James, whom I met in 1996 and married in 1997. Our life together has been an exciting journey of work and travel, spiritual awakening, and domestic bliss ever since. Although we have experienced the tragic loss of family members and friends through death and estrangement, we have managed to turn our special relationship into a holy one by the grace of God and an acute and growing awareness of “there must be a better way!” In 2006, I published my first novel, Luella’s Calling, and am currently working on my second, Grover Good and the Stone Chateau. From 2013 through 2018, I worked as a Prevention Education Specialist for Transitions, a local domestic violence sexual abuse victim’s service agency. My work there, fueled by a lifelong enthusiasm for teaching, led me to obtain an MS in Education from Scranton University. In 2018, I resigned to accompany James on his work travels while focusing on my calling to study and teach A Course in Miracles. To that end, I dedicate the rest of my days to writing, sharing, and teaching the message of salvation found within the Course pages. Thank you for your interest in this blog. As I do not respond to comments on the posts, if you care to contact me, please email me at eckief@yahoo.com.

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