Lesson 122: “Forgiveness offers everything I want:”
This lesson reminds us, ”Retain your gifts in clear awareness as you see the changeless in the heart of change; and the light of truth behind appearances.”
It is the most precious gift to us when we remember actively that we are totally lovable, and also permanently sinless, because God decrees this for us as our salvation.
The world is incredibly complicated, and so we are apt to forget this truth about our true reality all the time.
The ego likes to perpetuate more of itself, and so the ego tries to dominate our minds, and insists to us that we have no other choice in the matter.
This way of believing is the direct route to hell within our minds, since it is the worst feeling we could ever have.
The Course says that God is our best friend, and is our Supreme confidant, Who went out of His way to let us know the degree and depth of His love for us. That feels amazing!!
God simply wants us to not forget that we are always the ones with the option for the great life, and existence of plenty, because God Loves each and every one of us like we are His chosen children, simply because we are.
God gives consistently, because God is God. He is Supremely perfect, and therefore, we can trust implicitly that God’s Will always comes through.
We don’t need to have a moment of worry that God Will flake out. This is our one guarantee.
The only problem we have is that we forget how much God loves us, and then, when we forget, we end up acting out in behaviors that are unpleasant, and filled with attack energy.
Since we forgot that we are loved and lovable, then we forgot to act lovable. When we feel like God forgot about us, then we act like idiots, and we forget that we have an easy choice in the matter.
We don’t have to cave to the ego’s pressure.
We can be the ones to simply remind ourselves how much God loves us, and then we vacate internally all of that lack, that the ego stirs up inside of us.
Then, the world disappears entirely, simply because we realize the truth of God, and God’s reality, so we no longer go down the rabbit hole, and make things pitiful in our minds.
The amazing thing is that the moment we are willing to simply choose God, and choose to see that God’s Light is already in us, then immediately, we get into a groove of a high-elevation.
As soon as we choose God, then our reality changes, into the most amazing experience of Heavenly grace, simply because we are willing to choose it.
I like this notion that we can see the possibility of the changeless in the heart of change.
I like the fact that since God is Supreme, He can absolutely alter the Universe, in a heartbeat if He wants to, like suspending time, and changing the reality of time as we know it, simply because God wants us to realize, that He is capable of reorienting the foundation of the Universe.
He can totally change how time works, among other miracles, so we just need to appreciate the degree of His awesomeness.
And because God can do all of these awesome things, this also lends more support to my mind, when I decide whether to trust that God is trustworthy, and whether the Course has accurately portrayed God in its 1,300 pages.
I also need to trust that God can be the one to alter the world’s insanity, because God is Supreme, so He can do all things. I just need to trust God to be the way He is.