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Part 1 Undoing the Way We See Things Now

LESSON 115 Morning and Evening Review Lesson 99 & 100

  1. (99)  Salvation is my only function here. My function here is to forgive the world for all the errors I have made.  For thus I am released from them with all the world. 
  2.  (100) My part is essential to God’s plan for salvation.  I am essential to the plan of God for the salvation of the world.  For He gave me His plan that I might save the world.
  3. On the hour:  Salvation is my only function here. On the half hour:   My part is essential to God’s plan for salvation.[1]

Hourly Meditation Lesson Review 99

Half-Hourly Meditation Lesson Review 100

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Notes and Personal Application:  Today we begin our day with our lesson review.  We set our reminders using whatever technology or means we have available for our waking hours and for the half-hours.  No matter our plans for the day, our workloads, we have a golden opportunity to stop and take a few moments to refresh our minds with these deep spiritual concepts.  It is easy to forget that salvation is our only function here when we get caught up in the daily routine and the joys and pleasures of our lives in the body.  Jesus says that today we should remind ourselves that our function is to forgive the world for the errors we have made.  We seem small and vulnerable; the world seems big and formidable. Let the world take the blame for our unhappiness and despair, but today Jesus is saying move past that! 

The way to be released from the continuing cycle of pain and separation is to admit we were wrong. We thought the world owed us something.  We thought it owed us justice.  We thought it owed us equality. We thought it owed us happiness.  We thought the world owed us fulfillment and fame, health and wealth.  Today, we forgive the world for not holding the key to our happiness; we forgive the world for being only what it was designed for – to teach us separation, to teach us lies and illusion, to teach us that it is not the Kingdom, and we are not bodies.  The world was designed to substitute for God, and Jesus is asking us to forgive it, because we made the mistake of believing it. 

In the half-hour meditations for today Jesus asks us to repeat how essential is our part in God’s plan for salvation.  Salvation is not a selfish gift.  It is meant to be shared.  Nobody is saved until all are saved.  Therefore my part, your part, everybody’s part is essential to God’s plan.  Only when this idea becomes embedded as the cornerstone of our mass consciousness, do we understand the perfection of God’s plan.  Christ is not alone.  No longer can we hide our lights and depend upon the light of Jesus – We become one with Christ.  As Jesus is the Light of the World, so must we be the light of the world, because we are One.  Nobody is lost.  It is one hundred percent of God’s creation recovered or none. For those who would be content to jump the glory train and leave the rest of us behind, this may not sound like good news, but that is why those people in particular need salvation.  The truly saved would not and could not abandon those who are lost and cannot find their way.  As we become one with Christ, we become saviors and stand with Him in God’s plan for salvation.  Jesus is asking us to grasp this concept today. With these lesson reviews, Jesus is giving us a second chance to embed these powerful concepts deeper into our consciousness.  These ideas liberate our minds from the perceptual world of ego, so we see the vision of Christ.  Today let salvation be your only function here in the world. 

Saying the words and letting them rest in your mind is all you have to do. Jesus will do the rest.  If there is something in particular you are called to do, you will know it and He will give you the grace and gumption to fulfill your function.  Otherwise, rest assured that freeing your mind is enough.  Jesus says repeatedly throughout the Course that it is through our unshackled minds that the world is saved.

As we realize that salvation is our only function here, we will realize how essential we are to God’s plan of salvation.  If we resist the call of God, we are holding up not only ourselves but everybody.  When we answer God’s call, we bring everybody forward with us.  It is that simple and perfect and divine.   

[1] A Course in Miracles. Workbook for Students. Lesson 115. Foundation for Inner Peace, Second Edition (1992). p. 208.