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Lesson 307 Conflicting Wishes Cannot Be My Will

II.  SECTION 9.  What is the Second Coming?

Lesson 307 Conflicting Wishes Cannot Be My Will

  1. Father, Your Will is mine, and only that.  There is no other will for me to have.  Let me not try to make another will, for it is senseless and will cause me pain.  Your Will alone can bring me happiness and only Yours exists.  If I would have what only You can give, I must accept Your Will for me, and enter into peace where conflict is impossible.  Your Son is one with You in being and in will and nothing contradicts the holy truth that I remain as You created me.
  2. And with this prayer we enter silently into a state where conflict cannot come, because we join our holy will with God’s, in recognition that they are the same.[1]
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This morning as I brought my mind to devotion and read over last year’s post, I asked the Lord to illuminate this lesson, to give me an understanding on how to apply this lesson in my daily life and teach others.  Lest I sit in my armchair with my feet up in front of me, sipping on my French roast this early election day morning and fool myself into thinking that I know all about God’s Will, Heavenly Father, let me learn what this lesson teaches.  Clear my mind of all that would make a mockery of what You want me to learn, I prayed. 

All of us have the same goal.  We do not study our Course for shits and giggles.  We do not seek God because we are content in the world.  We do not seek God because it gives us status or makes us rich.  We seek God because we have come to understand that there is Something inside of us that makes us one, that goes beyond how the world would define us, that surpasses all the barriers to unity. We seek God because we want to know love, peace, and joy.  We want to understand reality.  We are tired of theories and postulations.  We are tired of blindness, ignorance, and wild guesses.  We want truth and meaning. 

Our Course puts forth a promise.  There is no menace between blessings and curse.  There is no war between light and darkness.  There is no conflict between God’s Will and ours.  God’s Will, our one true will, leads to eternity, all else leads to nothingness.  There is no battle.  There is no strife.  There is no conflict between two opposing forces.  One is Everything and the other is zilch. 

Flop about in nothingness for as long as you can stand it, hang on to all the false selves you want to make in it, try to find truth in all the illusions and delusions the world offers – sooner or later we come to the happy realization that we can have it all when we see nothingness for what it is.  When we shed the bluster, we find what is apparent only with it gone.  We find the peace of God.  We find the place of no conflict and no strife.  We find the Will of God.   


[1] A Course In Miracles. Workbook for Students. Lesson 307. Foundation for Inner Peace, Second Edition (1992).  p. 453.

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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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