My grievances hide the light of the world in me

This post was written by DoctorJay on January 8, 2010
Posted Under: A Course In Miracles - workbook,forgiveness

I was reading somewhere that a single human soul saved brings salvation to all. Another way of looking at this is that by seeing the light in yourself you see the light in all. By loving all you love yourself. By giving up on grievances and forgiving all you end up fulfilling your function of being happy.

From A Course in Miracles workbook:

Let us begin our longer practice period today with the full realization [] that  Learning salvation is our only goal. Let us end the ancient search today by finding the light in us, and holding it up for everyone who searches with us to look upon and rejoice.

Very quietly now, with your eyes closed, try to let go of all the content that generally occupies your consciousness. Think of your mind as a vast circle, surrounded by a layer of heavy, dark clouds. You can see only the clouds because you seem to be standing outside the circle and quite apart from it.

From where you stand, you can see no reason to believe there is a brilliant light hidden by the clouds. The clouds seem to be the only reality…

Determine to go past the clouds. Reach out and touch them in your mind. Brush them aside with your hand; feel them resting on your cheeks and forehead and eyelids as you go through them. Go on; clouds cannot stop you.

If you are doing the exercises properly, you will begin to feel a sense of being lifted up and carried ahead. Your little effort and small determination call on the power of the universe to help you, and God Himself will raise you from darkness into light. You are in accord with His Will. You cannot fail because your will is His…

In the shorter practice periods, which you will want to do as often as possible in view of the importance of today’s idea to you and your happiness, remind yourself that your grievances are hiding the light of the world from your awareness. Remind yourself also that you are not searching for it alone, and that you do know where to look for it. Say, then:

My grievances hide the light of the world in me. I cannot
see what I have hidden. Yet I want to let it be revealed to
me, for my salvation and the salvation of the world.

Also, be sure to tell yourself:

If I hold this grievance the light of the world will be hidden
from me,

if you are tempted to hold anything against anyone today.

Today started quite late. I had to get a car towed and then life intervened and I got busy…

So I’m about to do the long exercise now – better late than never:

  • As I was peering through the clouds toward the light the phone rang. I had already done ten minutes and so many things happened that I need to report.
  • I was searching for the light and remembered the few times before when I have seen glimmers of the light.
    Even the glimmers of the light is so bright…
    Reminds me of the different myths about people who see the face of God and die. Even Moses who did not look at God’s face directly had his face disfigured and could no longer show his face to people.
    Remember that the above is a myth and has psychological meaning not literal meaning. The face of God is the Light with out any intervening attenuation.
  • I next saw a pink light covering the cloud. Penetrating the cloud.
    Pink light represents unconditional love.
    It is unconditional love which negates resentment, vengeance, and grievances.
  • Then I remembered “The Cloud of Unknowing,” which is a book of Christian mysticism.
    It describes mantra meditation from a Christian point of view.
    I read it a while ago. It is a short book and perhaps I should read it again.
  • Then the phone rang and I had to end the meditation

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