Lesson 86 – Review 16

‘Only God’s plan for salvation will work.’

 It is senseless for me to search wildly about for salvation. I have seen it in many people and in many things, but when I reached for it, it was not there. I was mistaken about where it is. I was mistaken about what it is. I will undertake no more idle seeking. Only God’s plan for salvation will work. And I will rejoice because His plan can never fail.

Forms for specific application are: God’s plan for salvation will save me from my perception of this. This is not exception in God’s plan for my salvation. Let me perceive this only in the light of God’s plan for salvation.

 ‘Holding grievances is an attack on God’s plan for salvation.’

 Holding grievances is an attempt to prove that God’s plan for salvation will not work. Yet only His plan will work. By holding grievances, I am therefore excluding my only hope of salvation from my awareness. I would no longer defeat my own best interests in this insane way. I would accept God’s plan for salvation, and be happy.

Specific applications for today’s idea include:

I am choosing between misconception and salvation as I look on this. If I see grounds for grievances in this, I will not see the grounds for my salvation. This calls for salvation, not attack.

 Today’s lesson is one of those heavily marked from the first time round. It was at this point then that I realised that I’d been looking everywhere for enlightenment, for my salvation, except to myself. I’d done the Louise Hay course, read a lot of Deepak Chopra and attended his seminars, done the Academy of High Achievers (AHA) Ignite goals, and attended the Tony Quinn seminar in the Bahamas at the whopping great cost of £12,600 (back in February 2005), plus numerous other short courses and seminars.

 While I learned something from all of them, none of them individually had the answer to my enlightenment. It was at this point in the course in 2005 that I began to truly grasp that everything I needed to heal myself on all level was within me. But here’s a thing, knowing it is not enough. The external conditioning is so strong that it takes daily vigilance to maintain a belief in internal salvation.

I was working in my meditation room today and as a result of today’s lesson took close notice of the books on the shelf – each one reflecting a part of my journey to this point, the counselling books, the psychology ones, the angel and crystal bibles, ‘The Sacred YES’, ‘The Disappearance of the Universe’ ‘The Power of Now,’ all steps to this point.

And wouldn’t you know I had a chance to practice my lesson today. I bumped into a friend I’ve not seen for a long time and ended up going for a drink to catch up on our lives. I found myself becoming very irritated by the fact he was still in the same situation he was moaning about nearly four years ago, and still moaning about it now. I was about to let him have it, to tell him to put up or shut up when I remembered that this was just another form of attack. I couldn’t remember the short forms of the lesson exactly, so I sent him love instead, wished him peace and reminded myself that from this situation I could find salvation.

One day I will be able to do this instantly, not get into the time lag between thoughts of attack and thoughts of love. I love my friend. He is operating from his point of consciousness, what he needed was my love not my frustration. I’m glad I caught myself in time.

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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