Friday, December 20, 2013

Course Note #211: Love Is Power!

Hello friends, Gift for December 20,
            I won’t go into a lot of detail right now but over the last week or so I have felt that I was losing mind-body-Spirit balance and have been feeling sort of melancholy and such.  With all that’s going on with me, that’s to be expected, especially with a new symptom this week: trigeminal neuralgia which causes multiple daily episodes of excruciating pain!   OUCH! however, I am working back toward balance.  I see that my Inner Teacher is leading me back to the basics: watch your thoughts and *see* if thy are speaking of the false or the true.
            Once I began to learn about love, (see previous post), I was guided to "send" love to people and to bless with people with love.  Whenever a person’s image or name popped into my mind I would silently bless them with the love of God:
God Is the love with which I bless you (love).
             It sounds silly, but it took a few months of practice before I could even do it, and years before I could do it consistently.  It's not that I didn't want to do it, but I'd forget.  Ultimately, I realized that sending thoughts of love was difficult because I had so many blocks in front of my love.  As I began to uncover and heal those blocks, I was able to bless others (and myself) with love.  I silently send love to people on the freeway (usually after I’ve yelled, “You Idiot!”), in the store, or wherever.  Sometimes I still feel silly and wonder if it accomplishes anything.  But I notice that when I do it, I feel peaceful. 
After talking about "sending love" in a lecture, a participant said that she had tried this and although she did recognize the absence of ego, she didn't "feel" love.  I reminded her that love is not just a feeling, love is a choice.
When you silently bless others with love, you are not thinking about the bills that have to be paid, or about who did you wrong yesterday; instead, in that moment you are in harmony with the loving energy of the universe.  You are in harmony with God.  This is a powerful practice. 
Love Is Power
            It's not that God is a loving being, God is love.  Stop.  Close your eyes and say, "God is Love."  Say it again.  And again.  Embrace it.  Love is energy.  Did you feel it?  "Energy" is available power.  Electricity is available power.  But you will not experience the power of electricity until you flip that switch.  Love is available power that you can tap into at any time.  Love is your power.  God = Love = Available Power.  But again, love is a choice.  When you choose to love, you come home to your power.  Not the power to conquer, but the power to heal.
From “A Course in Miracles”

Joy is unlimited, because each shining thought of love extends its being and creates more of itself.  There is no difference anywhere in it, for every thought is like itself.

            The light that joins you and your brother shines throughout the universe, and because it joins you and him, so it makes you and him one with your Creator. 2 And in Him is all creation joined. 3 Would you regret you cannot fear alone, when your relationship can also teach the power of love is there, which makes all fear impossible? 4 Do not attempt to keep a little of the ego with this gift. 5 For it was given you to be used, and not obscured. 6 What teaches you that you cannot separate denies the ego. 7 Let truth decide if you and your brother be different or the same, and teach you which is true.

And from “The Holy Spirit’s Interpretation of the New Testament” AKA NTI

1 John, Chapter 4
(v 1 – 3)1Dear child, I have already told you that the work to be done is the sorting of
thoughts. 2This includes the sorting of feelings, beliefs and images.
3Everything that you experience within the dream of the world comes from one of
two sources:
- 4the thinking mind, which is the mask of separation, or
- 5the Holy Spirit, which is the true desire of the Heart.

6Every thought, every feeling, every belief that you seem to live by and every image
that you seem to see or hear speaks the thoughts of one source or the other. 7Your role is
to discern the source of the thought, feeling, belief or image, and then decide if you will
accept what it teaches based upon the source.

(v 4 – 6)1We are of God, and so we have within us the inherent ability to recognize the
Source that comes from God and the source that teaches God is naught. 2You must only
feel, within the presence of your awareness, the message that you are considering now,
and the feeling you know within will tell you which source you are considering now.
3The feelings of peace, acceptance, trust and joy witness to the true desire of the
Heart, for recognition of this desire brings forth the feelings of recognition.

4If a thought, belief or image is not aligned with true desire, the feelings within will
not be the feelings of recognition. 5They will be fearful feelings, such as guilt, hatred and
the feelings of death. 6When these feelings are upon you, you are looking at a source that
is not true. 7You may rejoice in the recognition that, because it is not true, you may
simply lay it aside.

8The Awareness of God looks on nothing that is false,
so all that is false need not be looked on by you.

(v 7 – 12)1Love is all that there is. 2This is a fact you may put your faith in. 3When any
thought does not feel like Love, you may put it aside as false. 4Thoughts that are not Love
are thoughts such as these: lack, limits, competition, victimhood, personhood, strife, and
fighting, sickness, death, rage, and sorrow, helplessness, hopelessness, control and loss.
5These are thoughts that imply separateness, and separateness is illusion. 6So these
thoughts and thoughts that seem like them are not the thoughts of Love. 7They are false
thoughts of illusion.

8God is Love, and Love is everything. 9The thoughts of everything are these:
acceptance, joy, gratitude, peace and welcome.
10There is no resistance in Love, because Love is everything, and everything cannot
be resisted by that which it is.
(v 13 – 16)1God cannot be denied fully, because God is the truth that is the core of
you. 2To deny God is to deny your Self, and this cannot be denied fully, because to deny
it fully would be to deny existence. 3Existence cannot be denied, because it is.
4Look at this, and know your salvation is at hand:
5Existence cannot be denied, because it is.
6This is the truth that sets you free. 7In accepting this thought, which cannot be
denied in any present moment, you accept that God is and you are one with God. 8In this
thought, you accept your Self, and you do it with the joy of recognition!
9Now that you have accepted your Self, follow your Self Home to the full and
complete awareness that is God.
(v 17)1In this way, Love is made complete, not within reality, for in reality Love is
always complete. 2But in this way, Love is made complete within your own awareness,
and when Love is complete within your awareness, there is no awareness that is not

(v 18)1Fear disappears within the awareness of Love, because within the awareness of
Love there is also the knowledge that there can never be anything to fear.
(v 19) 1We Love, because we are Love,
and Love is all that we are capable of.
(v 20 – 21)1To love God is to know God, and to know God is to love all things,
because all things come from God, which is Love. 2To not love is to believe in falsehood.
3This is merely misperception, since all that is is all that is, and all that isn’t, never was.

1 John, Chapter 5
(v 1 – 5)1The symbol of seeing Jesus as the Christ is the same as seeing all brothers as
the Christ, for the seeing that recognizes the Christ is not without, but it is within. 2When
you see the Christ is you, you see the Christ in everyone and everything. 3And when you
see the Christ in anyone, you also see the Christ in you.
4This is what is meant by “transcend” or “overcome” the world. 5It is when you see
the world, and yet you see beyond the world, so that you know what it is that you see and
you are no longer fooled by the images of the world.
(v 6 – 12) 1God has given eternal Life, and this Life is His Son.
2To understand this is to understand everything, and to understand everything is to
love everything.
3There is no judgment when you see through the eyes of God, for through the eyes of
God you see nothing to judge. 4You see only perfection, and you know that the perfection
you see is God.

(v 13 – 15)1In seeing God and in knowing God, confidence is also known. 2For in
seeing God and in knowing God, one knows that he receives only as he has asked. 3In
knowing this, his desire to know anything that is different from this fact is taken away,
because to remember the truth is to want only the truth, and to want only the truth is a
gratitude that desires nothing different than what is.

(v 16, 17)1Sin does not lead to death, because sin is misperception and death is not
real. 2In seeing this, you see God, and in seeing God, you see this.
(v 18 – 20)1We know only that the truth is true, but in knowing this is all Knowledge
given, for there is nothing else to know. 2In seeing this is all Sight given, for there is
nothing else to see. 3And in hearing this is all Hearing given, for there is nothing else to
(v 21)1Do not let your desire rest on knowledge or experience that is not truth. 2Seek
only truth and the truth shall find you. 3This is why I have said, “Knock, and the door shall be opened. Amen.

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