Lesson 116 Review Of Lessons 101 And 102

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Part 1 Undoing the Way We See Things Now

LESSON 116 Morning and Evening Review Lesson 101 and Lesson 102

  1. (101)  God’s Will for me is perfect happiness.  God’s Will is perfect happiness for me.  And I can suffer but from the belief there is another will apart from His. 
  2.  (102) I share God’s Will for happiness for me.  I share my Father’s Will for me, His Son.  What He has given me is all I want.  What He has given me is all there is.
  3. On the hour:  God’s Will for me is perfect happiness.  On the half hour:   I share God’s Will for happiness for me.[1]
Hourly Meditation
Half-Hourly Meditation
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Notes and Personal ApplicationWhen we take the first thirty seconds of every hour to remind ourselves that God’s Will is our happiness, we are freeing ourselves from the ego’s belief in separation.  We thought we could find happiness outside of God.  We thought that there was a special man or a special woman, a boy or a girl, a dog or a cat that would love us the way we were meant to be loved.  We thought there was a profession that could fulfill us and make our lives worthwhile.  We thought that winning the admiration of others, or arousing their envy, or distinguishing ourselves in the world would take the place of God, but we did not find happiness. We went our own way!  We worshiped that which is not God.  Some of us mistakenly seek salvation in a self-proclaimed David Koresh type and ended up getting burned.  Or we may put our faith in our government and see our political leaders falter and fail.  When we put our faith in man-made systems, they collapse under the weight of bribery, bureaucracy, and greed.   The ways in which we neglect to see God’s Will and our perfect happiness as one go in many different directions, but there is one road to our happiness, and it is God’s Will.  There is no will but God’s Will.  There is no happiness but God’s Will. 

Throughout this day, Jesus instructs us to join with God’s Will for happiness for us.  When we repeat each half-hourly lesson idea, we are correcting our minds from the ego’s lie that God’s Will is for us to suffer.  When there is a sense of loss and martyrdom in our walk with God, we are to ask God to show us, exactly, what we are giving up when we seek His Will for our lives.  If giving up the ego and identification with the body, feels like sacrifice, then we have simply not learned everything the world is here to teach us.  Perhaps there is another way that the world can offer us happiness, one which we have not tried yet. Maybe we have not learned yet, that the world cannot give us happiness.  There is no condemnation; there is no reproof in this approach.  God says: “Please, go with my blessing.  Seek for happiness where it cannot be found.  I will never leave you.  Me and your happiness will wait until you are satisfied that what I have given you is all you will ever want, and all that there really is.” 

During our reminders today, we open the hour with recognizing that God’s Will is perfect happiness for each one of us, collectively and otherwise.  On the half-hour, we are called to join with God’s Will for happiness, to take His Will and recognize it as our own.  We were made to be happy; we are called to remember our happiness; we are our Father’s Will. 

[1] A Course in Miracles. Workbook for Students. Lesson 116. Foundation for Inner Peace, Second Edition (1992). p. 209. 

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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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