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July 31, 2015 Blog A Course in Miracles: Lesson 212
July 31, 2015 Blog
A Course in Miracles: Lesson 212
This world is like one big bus station, and each of us is waiting to board the bus. The ticket to board isn’t made of paper. It’s a vibration or a frequency composed of many things: loving kindness, gratitude, fearlessness, trust, and peace. My ticket, combined with your ticket, is the fuel that gets the bus moving, and to reach escape velocity the bus needs every single ticket.
Source wants us on the bus, and so we will all be on it ultimately. But the timing is up to us because the power to choose is ours. What is it we are choosing? Very simply, it is the recognition of our guiltlessness, and guiltlessness is directly tied to the recognition of invulnerability. If nothing can hurt me, and I can hurt no one, then guilt becomes impossible. And the truth is, nothing can really hurt you, or me.
Our function in this world is forgiveness. I fulfill my function through the recognition that I am invulnerable. And, when I accept my own invulnerability, I will no longer teach guilt. If do not accept my own invulnerability, then I teach the lesson that I can be hurt and that my brother’s guilt is real. I cannot teach what I do not know. Therefore I must know I am forgiven before I can teach it. My refusal to allow another to think he can hurt me, teaches him that safety is his as well. Do you see this logic?
Here are the metaphysical equation: Invulnerability = forgiveness = guiltlessness. It’s a looped system. You can start anywhere on the line. The point is, when we are both equal in the knowledge of our invulnerability, we will also be equal in our guiltlessness, and the need for forgiveness will no longer exist. There will be peace and we will have our tickets for the bus. But we start with forgiveness because it what is most needed in this world.
“I have a function God would have me fill.” This function is forgiveness. Recognize your invulnerability and forgive others who have not yet learned it. This starts the metaphysical equation. Forgive yourself for forgetting your invulnerability. This starts the equation too. You can begin anywhere along the line, but DO begin.
On the hour today, take a moment of silence and remember, “I am not a body. I am free. For I am still as God created me.” On the half-hour, take another moment and remember, “I have a function God would have me fill.” If you forget, fulfill your function and forgive! Once again, you cannot lose.
Allow yourself 15 minutes of silent contemplation to day as well. You have only one function in this world. If you fulfill it, all the other parts of the equation will fall into place naturally, with no effort on your part. Forgiveness is the only act that doubles in value when you give it away. When you forgive, the other is healed and you are healed as well. Forgiveness increases your own freedom. It is the end of sacrifice.