Lesson 50 2021

Lesson 50 

Artwork by Lana Carolan

I am sustained by the Love of God. 

W-pI.50.1. Here is the answer to every problem that will confront you, today and tomorrow and throughout time. 2 In this world, you believe you are sustained by everything but God. 3 Your faith is placed in the most trivial and insane symbols; pills, money, “protective” clothing, influence, prestige, being liked, knowing the “right” people, and an endless list of forms of nothingness that you endow with magical powers. 

W-pI.50.2. All these things are your replacements for the Love of God. 2 All these things are cherished to ensure a body identification. 3 They are songs of praise to the ego. 4 Do not put your faith in the worthless. 5 It will not sustain you. 

Who has not done this? We all put our faith in whatever we think will protect the body as if we are this body, as if we were even in this body. The ego encourages this to ensure that we stay identified with the body. Every time we do something to protect the body, we are reinforcing our mistaken identity with the body. I am not a body and neither are any of us, but as we sing songs of praise to the ego by believing in these symbols of protection, we convince ourselves that we are the body and must defend it at all cost. 

W-pI.50.3. Only the Love of God will protect you in all circumstances. 2 It will lift you out of every trial, and raise you high above all the perceived dangers of this world into a climate of perfect peace and safety. 3 It will transport you into a state of mind that nothing can threaten, nothing can disturb, and where nothing can intrude upon the eternal calm of the Son of God. 

W-pI.50.4. Put not your faith in illusions. 2 They will fail you. 3 Put all your faith in the Love of God within you; eternal, changeless and forever unfailing. 4 This is the answer to whatever confronts you today. 5 Through the Love of God within you, you can resolve all seeming difficulties without effort and in sure confidence. 6 Tell yourself this often today. 7 It is a declaration of release from the belief in idols. 8 It is your acknowledgment of the truth about yourself. 

Here is an example of my present experience of this promise. When the power went out in my house and then after four hours came back on, the water and ice dispenser on my refrigerator wouldn’t work. I really like this function and so I fiddled with the controls a while and nothing worked. I started to feel stressed about it and so stopped to breathe and to reassess. It is just a water and ice dispenser, I told myself, and a convenience, not a big deal. 

Then I read the instruction book that didn’t offer any advice I could use, and it was complicated and hard to understand. I went online to see if there was a phone number or a chat box, I could use to ask a question and there wasn’t. Now I was starting to feel stressed again and frustrated. So, this time I asked myself why it upset me that the refrigerator wasn’t working correctly. After all, I know that if my mind was perfectly healed, nothing would upset me, not even this. 

I knew it wasn’t about the refrigerator or the poor instructions in the booklet or even the failure of the company to provide support. Those were just facts. The upset was about me so I waited for Holy Spirit to direct me to the real problem. What came into my mind was the fear that I am alone and helpless. Ah, that is an old belief and so I looked at it with the Holy Spirit and felt the fear rise up in me, and then it all dissipated because that’s what happens when I look with Him. 

I went on with my morning without concern for the refrigerator thing. It would get taken care of in good time. In a day or two, the freeze will be over and the appliance store where I bought it would open back up and they will help. Even if it never worked again, I would be fine. I am always fine if that is my choice because I am never alone. I am in the company of the Family of God. I am in God and God is in me. How could I be alone or helpless? God is my Help in my every need.  

The next morning when I woke up and saw the same error showing up, I tapped the red light and everything started working immediately as if nothing had ever gone wrong. There never was a problem, really. It evidently just needed time to reset itself. The only problem I had was an old belief in my mind and I knew the solution and applied it. Now that old belief is not as strong or maybe not there at all. We shall see. 

When I was trying to sustain myself with my ego-mind, I felt inadequate to do so and it scared me to think that. I was fearful, frustrated, and angry. I wanted to blame someone or something, the company, the weather, anything. But instead, I stopped trying to use my ego mind to navigate the situation, and instead, I turned to the Holy Spirit in my mind and let Him show me the real problem and then solve that problem for me. The Holy Spirit is the representative of the Love that is God and It is in my mind always and sustains me if I stop trying to do it myself and just let It. 

W-pI.50.5. For ten minutes, twice today, morning and evening, let the idea for today sink deep into your consciousness. 2 Repeat it, think about it, let related thoughts come to help you recognize its truth, and allow peace to flow over you like a blanket of protection and surety. 3 Let no idle and foolish thoughts enter to disturb the holy mind of the Son of God. 4 Such is the Kingdom of Heaven. 5 Such is the resting place where your Father has placed you forever. 

What makes it possible for me to do this meditation is that I feel such longing to be aware of that place in me where I know that I am perfectly safe and loved. Such is the Kingdom of Heaven. I don’t die in order to be there. I don’t do anything to deserve it. I just have to turn inward and away from the memory of the world and rest awhile in God, in the Kingdom of Heave that is ever in me. Then, I go back to my purpose here refreshed and renewed and more dedicated to our awakening than ever. 

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