Lesson 204: Review: “I am not a body. I am free. For I am still as God created me.” “The name of God is my inheritance.”
The Course reminds us that we are all in a predictable phase. We are all right before waking up.
We come to the world. We make everything real there, we project reality out from our thinking manifested into the physical world. We become convinced the world has reality because it appears to have proof within the idea that we can touch and interact with the world we see.
Therefore, we cease to question the reality of the world because it seems so obvious and unable to contend with.
We don’t try to leave the reality in which we find ourselves there, because being there seems like our only option. We do this dance in the world because it seems like the natural progression of the trajectory in our human existence. All people do this at some level. We all forget to question reality’s plausibility.
The Course says that we are doing what is anticipated.
We all need to be in this place first and then as we sit an look at what we see, there is a moment of dawning on us that what we think we see may not actually be true.
The Course reminds us that this is a blessing. When we get all saturated by the world’s beliefs—with the world’s lures of gold and power- we get into a fixed place.
It is actually bereft of happiness and peace there because the ego doesn’t know how to be there with a light heart without heaps of attachment.
The Course reminds us that everything gets used. We don’t want to fret over the ego’s process.
Sometimes we think the ego is taking a really circuitous route getting us finally to the resting place of peace and tranquility.
Nonetheless, we are meant to have faith that God plans all of this exactly. Every little morsel we consume along the way, every little moment of being afflicted with pain physically, as well as strife in our relationships and the world’s drama all has purpose.
We will see at some time how perfect this extensive route is in serving us the most direct route to get to the memory that we never left God.
The Course says that our purpose is to trust God’s plan. We often forget that God knows just what is needed. Therefore, we become anxious and emotionally rattled about what happens. The Course teaches us to surrender that regular energy and power we give to these insane ideas that God is not watching us and caring for us in the most perfect and profound way. The Course says that remembering how much God loves us and how He is completely dedicated to us is the way we clear our minds of agony about the way we live. We must know that God loves us now and exactly as we are.