Monday, September 24, 2012

Let it be

ACIM Lesson 268:

Let all things be exactly as they are.

Let me not be Your critic, Lord, today, and judge against You. Let me not attempt to interfere with Your creation, and distort it into sickly forms. Let me be willing to withdraw my wishes from its unity, and thus to let it be as You created it. For thus will I be able, too, to recognize my Self as You created me. In Love was I created, and in Love will I remain forever. What can frighten me, when I let all things be exactly as they are?

Adyashanti by the way, does not mention ACIM that I have heard, but this is one of his most central lessons. Let everything be just as it it. 

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Changing minds

“Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.”
-- George Bernard Shaw

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Self power

ACIM Lesson 253:

My Self is ruler of the universe.
It is impossible that anything should come to me unbidden by myself. Even in this world, it is I who rule my destiny. What happens is what I desire. What does not occur is what I do not want to happen. This must I accept. For thus am I led past this world to my creations, children of my will, in Heaven where my holy Self abides with them and Him Who has created me.


This would seem to tell us that all those Power-Of-Attraction philosophies are right.
Except in a crucial aspect: getting what you want will not make you happy, so long as what you want is in this world.
(Also I think that the little Self, the human, may sometimes be in conflict with the Single Self.)

… But despite this, one must learn that all one has is exactly what one wants, in order to be able to change one’s wants and go home.