Rev. Glen Ganaway I.M.

The Fellowship of Awakening October 7, 2015

We're moving through the text and the lessons of ACIM: In fact we're up to lesson 277! It says 

Teachers of God,

Lesson 277

Let me not bind Your Son with laws I made.

Your Son is free, my Father. Let me not imagine I have bound him with the laws I made to rule the body. He is not subject to any laws I made by which I try to make the body more secure. He is not changed by what is changeable. He is not slave to any laws of time. He is as You created him, because he knows no law except the law of love.

​We're only ever seeing our own judgement in the world, right? ​We're going to explore Chapter 25: The Justice of God. Isn't that what we want? I mean, isn't that the root of all we think is the problem? A lack of Justice? And why doesn't GOD stand up and make thing right? What if everything is already right and we can't see that? What if our Savior is our brother/enemy/stranger? Well we're going to talk about how we see the world and what that is and about how to manage our opinions and act in ways that create a better and more pleasurable experience for us. 

A Course in Miracles

Chapter 25: The Justice of God

Section III: The Savior from the Dark

First Image: Rembrandt Oil painting ‘Self Portrait as a Young Man’ 1634

Second Image: Father with Two Sons photograph by Carlos Lorenzo

Explanation of Images: Our thinking influences what we see. We filter some things out and emphasize others. But we do not have 360 degree sight, nor are we able to see all the wavelengths that create color. But we can practice to see without judgement and that gets us very close to experiencing the world as it is. When we’re letting our thoughts influence what we see, we’re actually trying to put our own meaning into the forms we see. We’ve framed the experience. We could let the Holy Spirit, our right minds we share with God, frame our experiences. When we do this we’re able to experience greater reality. God doesn’t place meaning in objects, She places meaning in relationships. We often let forms determine the nature and expression of relationships, but this isn’t how God is in relationship with us. We could let God into our lives and the forms, limited and unreal as they are, reflect the truth of God and our relationship to All That Is. And that is meaningful to share in relationship with our family, friends and co-workers. We need each other to increase our ability to experience the truth of how the real world works and how to appreciate meaning there.