To give and to receive are one in truth

The way I do these exercises and posts is to start by typing the headline and then think about the associations it produces. I write about those and then read the full workbook exercise and start doing them and write appropriate comments. So today’s thought for the day becomes a riddle: “What is it that […]

Let light replace suffering through acceptance

I have spent most of the last thirty eight hours in bed and one way or other recovering from some kind of dis-ease. My nose is running, I had (and to a certain extent still have) a sore throat and my breathing is not easy. I mentioned yesterday that being spiritual and practicing the teachings […]

I am entitled to miracles

This begs the question what is a miracle? Yesterday in A Course in Miracles workbook I read something that I understood as implying that the miracles of science are against God’s laws. Things which were not part of God’s laws included:  the “laws” of nutrition, of immunization, of medication, and of the body’s protection in […]

My happiness and my function are one

The title resonates with me. Surely happiness is all that matters. Unfortunately we fight against our happiness by struggling for power, money, toys and other material things. We fight against our happiness by demanding that we must be right. We lose happiness through resentments, jealousies, and general lack of love. We boost our happiness through […]

Let me not forget my function

Today is a day of remembering our function of forgiving and being a light unto the world. From the ACIM workbook: Today’s idea is merely another way of saying “Let me not wander into temptation.” The purpose of the world you see is to obscure your function of forgiveness, and provide you with a justification […]

The light of the world brings peace to every mind through my forgiveness

From the ACIM workbook: We will begin the day by acknowledging it, and close the day with the thought of it in our awareness. And throughout the day we will repeat this as often as we can: The light of the world brings peace to every mind  through my forgiveness. I am the means God […]

Forgiveness is my function as the light of the world

Today being the first day of January and coincidentally the first day the new decade, I did the practice from A Course in Miracles workbook slightly differently. My normal daily ritual is that the first thing I do after my morning toiletries I read the ACIM workbook practice of the day. I then write about […]

I am the light of the world

On day sixty one the first review section is over and for the last day of the year I’m the light of the world… ACIM workbook mentions that this is the opposite of a statement of pride, of arrogance, or of self-deception. It is not the ego’s self-concept but the way you were created by […]

The love of God is always with me

Day sixty and the last day of the current set of reviews – today we concentrate on the love of God and forgiveness. Many mystics believe that God is love and love is God. Saint Paul said that love is the greatest of  all characteristics. Unconditional love and compassion are the source of forgiveness. And […]

If you knew who always walks with you

In the Koran is written that God is closer to us than our carotid artery – in A Course in Miracles is written that if only you knew who walks by your side you would never have any fear. On day fifty nine of ACIM workbook we review days forty one to forty four: (41) […]