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Lesson 223 God Is My Life. I Have No Life but His.

Part II:1 WHAT IS FORGIVENESS?

Lesson 223

God is my life.  I have no life but His.

  1. I was mistaken when I thought I lived apart from God, a separate entity that moved in isolation, unattached, and housed within a body.  Now I know my life is God’s.  I have no other home, and I do not exist apart from Him.  He has no Thoughts that are not part of me, and I have none but those which are of Him.
  2. Our Father, let us see the face of Christ instead of our mistakes.  For we who are Your holy Son are sinless.  We would look upon our sinlessness, for guilt proclaims that we are not Your Son.  And we would not forget You longer.  We are lonely here and long for Heaven, where we are at home.  Today we would return.  Our Names is Yours, and we acknowledge that we are Your Son.

I have no other home, and I do not exist apart from God.  This other thing that is going on here with the body I can hardly call life – for it is death and decay and of the ego.  I am not a body, and I am still as God created me, a living and eternal spirit, a holy Son of God.  This is not life, but a dream, a perpetual lesson of separation from my loving Father.  I thought I would like it here, but I do not.  Some aspects of it are exciting and endearing, but it all ends in disappointment and death because nothing lasts.  What poses for love relationships are replaced by lust and greed, judgment and comparison, status, and fear.  When I engage here, it is with the ego and the ego’s long list of sacrifices, rules, and complications.  It is human trafficking, not life.

My life is God’s!  I have no other home but in God’s Love; I am a zero without Him, only thinking that I exist while living in a dream, a forlorn character tossed and turned by the whims and desires and failings of a twisted ego author who exists only in miry clay and decay. 

God’s Thoughts are part of me, and I have no thoughts but those which are of Him.  The ego simulates me, putting “I” in its own insinuations and calling it protection, keeping my truth covered by its allusions and lies.  Trust in me, says the ego.  You can’t rely on God.  God would have you sacrifice yourself on the cross.  God would have you be trampled by the users in the world.  Arm yourself against them, Eckie.  Walk in fear.  Someone may break in and steal your homemade potholders! Or they may poke fun at your homemade potholders.  In either case, be prepared.  Build a defense against them, or they will ruin you.

And the Holy Spirit smiles gently and says, Lay down your defenses, dear Son of God.  You are protecting nothing.  Trust in me.  You live not apart from God.  Your body is already dead and long since turned to dust.  These taunts are not Thoughts at all.  Let me fill your mind with sinlessness and innocence and love.  Laugh at the ego and make merry – your loneliness and longing are entirely unnecessary.  Acknowledge that you are His Son and be free.  

The only thing that makes this the least bit difficult is how persistently the ego works to convince me that it is me. 

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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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