Lessons 69 -71 – Grievances v God’s Plan

‘My grievances hide the light of the world in me’
‘My salvation comes from me’
‘Only God’s plan for salvation will work’

These three lessons all deal with the fact that we are responsible for our own happiness but that we think other things, other than ourselves can bring us happiness. Below are a the parts of the lessons that spoke most to me

Lesson 69 – ‘Salvation is our only need. There is no other purpose here, and no other function to fulfill.
Lesson 70 – But it also means that nothing outside yourself can hurt you, or disturb your peace or upset you in any way.
Lesson 71 – This ensures that the fruitless search will continue, for the illusion persists that, although this hope has always failed, there is still grounds for hope in other places and in other things. Another person will yet serve better, another situation will yet offer success.

There’s been no blog for a few days because, after completing the first stage of the novel I was so wiped out I slept for nearly two days. It didn’t help that I had a tooth extraction late on Friday, and as my body is unused to medication it felt the impact of the local anaesthetic quite acutely.

These three lessons have propelled me into another sphere of acceptance of the futility of trying to impose my will on Gods. Each day I am being challenged to see how peaceful my life can be, will be, if I am willing to surrender to the reality of my situation and to come out from behind the veil of illusion. Not an easy task when most of the people I interact are firmly wedged in grip of the illusion. I know how hard I fought to hold on to it, and how, despite my attempts to do otherwise, I slip into fear of lack, fear of inadequacy, and the fear of not being good enough. Only when I’m able to remember that I am whole already, that I have everything already and that no harm can come to  me that I did not invite, only at these times do I feel at peace. Then I’m invincible, totally at ease with my connection with my source.

The sentence ‘another person will yet serve better, another situation will yet offer success’ totally sums up my journey to date. From this point on I understand the futility of this. No other person can serve better as that person is merely a reflection of me, will only show me who I am. Until I am serving me best no one else will. Until I accept my success the world will not show it to me, it’s the reverse. I must be successful first, then it will show up as a reflection of who I am.

I’m now in the editing stages of the novel, and beginning to think of a name. The only one that seems to fit has been used hundreds of times before, but if nothing else reveals itself I’ll go with it. After all millions of babies are born every day, and no two are the same – even twins.

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About predencia

Author of novels Dare to Love and Betrayed www.pennydixon.com poetry anthology Raw www.cymbalspublishing.co.uk and blogger www.writingcreativelywithspirit.com
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