My holiness envelops everything I see

This post was written by DoctorJay on December 6, 2009
Posted Under: A Course In Miracles - workbook

The workbook of ACIM (A Course in Miracles) continues that today’s lesson is a continuation of yesterday’s:

“Sinless” means without sin. You cannot be without sin a little. You are sinless or not. If your mind is part of God’s you must be sinless, or a part of His Mind would be sinful.

I’m still thinking about this statement, I have believed for a long time that if God exists then sin cannot be real but must be an illusion. But never thought about it in terms of being “a little bit pregnant,” or being sinless because our minds are part of God’s mind.

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Before I started writing today’s post I could not get into any of the three blogs I’m writing on my new computer. The sites told me that I had the wrong password. This makes no sense as I had changed the passwords and written them down in order to use them on my new computer.

I thought perhaps my sites had been hacked into and all sorts of negative ideas crossed my mind. The worst one was that I had lost every bit of work I had done on the three blogs (and this is a clarion call as I have nor backed up the blogs recently for two and not at all for this one).

I stay at our house at weekends and have no access to the computers I use for my work during the week. Tomorrow must backup everything (about thirty different blogs but only five six which matter – the rest are to sell products – man cannot live without bread – both the type made of flour and the green stuff – and of course as Joshua Ben Joseph said – man cannot live by bread alone)…

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The point is that thirty seven days ago before I started this journey I would have freaked out. Whereas this morning I remained calm knowing that there is a reason for everything and since my mind is part of God’s mind it is an excellent reason.

I calmly asked the blog site to reset my password and now I’m writing this.

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So I did the first five minute exercise of the day:

First, close your eyes and repeat the idea for today several times, slowly. Then open your eyes and look quite slowly about you, applying the idea specifically to whatever you note in your casual survey.

In our house we have some posters on the walls as decoration. When I was looking at the “Madonna and the Rose” by Dali it looked so much more beautiful than normal. We bought this about thirty years ago because we loved it. So it always looks good but this time there was a special radiance and glow about it.

Later, I was washing the dishes (the cat food dishes we wash by hand and it was not a chore but a fun act of love – as I have written elsewhere a sacament).

After writing the above I wrote on my Nasrudin Stories blog a post entitled:

Pay no attention to miracles

It may be thought paradoxical that I’m writing that when I’m going through ACIM (A Course in Miracles) workbook but it does make sense. The real miracle is inside you and not what happens on the outside.  Anyway, after half an hour the Firefox browser crashed and since I had not saved the post myself (WordPress does it automatically but you don’t know exactly when), I thought I could have lost half an hour’s worth of work.

So instead of being worried I just repeated my holiness envelops this situation and let it go. In time the browser rebooted and I had lost about five minutes but it would have been alright even if I had lost the whole half hour.

Later, I just drove fifty miles and the drive was much easier because I kept repeating that my holiness envelops this car and then that car. I actually would say specifically this white Mercedes or red Rolls convertible  (it was beautiful). Of course I saw plenty of clunkers too and my holiness enveloped all of them too.

A little after I wrote the above I had a major setback and disappointment. I went into a state of deep funk. I applied the thought of the day and the sadness and disappointment got less – they did not disappear – I’m no where near there yet but there are three hundred and twenty nine days left in the first year.

I believe you can repeat it again to move to the next level.

Anyway, I do know that I’m affected by the disappointment much less than before starting the ACIM workbook.

After that I went to the gym and forgot to shut up with a well meaning friend…

“You should not try to teach a pig to sing – it wastes your time and annoys the pig.”

I’m not claiming that I’m right and my brother is wrong just that there’s no way we would agree about the issue in question. Under those circumstance it’s better not to talk.

Anyway, I felt abused and so did he and then he had to leave – my friend is eighty two and does not like to drive in the dark – so when he left the sauna to take his shower, I kept repeating the thought for today and managed to calm myself and go and make peace with him.

I really need to remember the art of saying nothing.

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