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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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