Lesson 309 I Will Not Fear To Look Within Today

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II.  SECTION 9.  What is the Second Coming?

Lesson 309 I will not fear to look within today.

  1. Within me is Eternal Innocence, because it is God’s Will that It be there forever and forever.  I, His Son, whose will is limitless as is His Own, can will no change in this.  For to deny my Father’s Will is to deny my own.  To look within is but to find my will as God created it, and as it is.  I fear to look within because I think I made another will that is not true and made it real.  Yet it has no effects.  Within me is the holiness of God.  Within me is the memory of Him.
  2. The step I take today, my Father, is my sure release from idle dreams of sin.  Your altar stands serene and undefiled.  It is the holy altar to my Self, and there I find my true Identity.[1]
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Uplifting our lesson today.  No longer the bandied about sinners, full of shame and sorrow, destined for eternal torment, we are – because it is God’s Will – forever innocent.  It is interesting to note how in the Course, Eternal Innocence is capitalized.  We can do no wrong!  And it is not because we are so complicated robot programmed to do only the right thing – but because we chose to go within to Eternal Innocence instead of looking outward to the projections of the separation.  We chose to take our part in the Second Coming of Christ.  We chose to relinquish the seen for the unseen; the temporal for that which is forever; the body for the spirit.

No longer must we distract ourselves by the trinkets of the world to keep from looking within because now we know there is nothing at all to fear!  We have invited Christ into us; we devote ourselves to Him and the salvation of the world; He has brought us once again into the image of God’s holiness. 

Our prayer:

Dear Heavenly Father, No longer do we waste time in the past, fretting over sin and sorrow.  We are released; we are set free!  Your altar within us is soft, clean, and pleasant.  There is no need for sacrifice, hardship, sorrow, and pain.  You demand no fatted calves or first-born sons bloodied upon Your altar to repay You for our sins.  All You want is our return, Father!  At Your altar is our Eternal Innocence, our true Identity in Christ, our holy Self.   In Jesus’ name.  Amen.

[1] A Course In Miracles, Workbook for Students, 309. I will not fear…Foundation for Inner Peace, Second Edition, p. 454

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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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