Lesson 88 – Review 18

‘The light has come.’

In choosing salvation rather than attack, I merely choose to recognise what is already there. Salvation is a decision made already. Attack and grievances are not there to choose. That is why I always choose between truth and illusion; between what is there and what is not. The light has come. I can but choose the light, for it has no alternative. It has replaced the darkness, and the darkness has gone.
Useful forms for specific applications of this idea are:

 This cannot show me darkness, for the light has come.
The light in you is all that I would see, (name).
I would see in this only what is there.

 ‘I am under no laws but God’s.’

 Here is the perfect statement of my freedom. I am under no laws but God’s. I am constantly tempted to make up other laws and give them power over me. I suffer only because of my belief in them. They have no real effect on me at all. His are the laws of freedom.
Specific applications include:

 My perception of this shows me I believe in laws that do not exist.
I see only the laws of God at work in this.
Let me allow God’s laws to work in this, and not my own.

 On these days where there are six applications to choose from I find I home in on one and use that. The one I focused on today was ‘Let me allow God’s laws to work in this, and not my own.’

 Yesterday I felt overwhelmed, today those old feelings of inadequacies kept trying to surface. I say trying because the only way to keep them at bay was to remind myself that inadequacy is not God’s law, it’s my own. According to God’s law I am perfect, but the few extra pounds I’ve acquired since the weekend threatened to send me spiralling downwards.

 It was a busy day with coaching clients and lots of tenant related issues. Not much time to sit out in the sun today, but I was able to gawk at the stunning magnolia trees in full bloom, and again marvel at the God’s law at work. How do they know when to bloom, no instruction manual, no supervisor to tell them when.

 My son called me to tell me people were panic buying petrol, I asked why. He asked if I didn’t listen to the news, and I realised I had no idea why people would be panicking about petrol. We lost signal but I decided to drive to my usual station, Sainsbury’s on Chester Rd, Castle Vale, (as I was on my way home and it was only a short detour and I had less than a quarter of a tank) only to find a massive queue of cars stretching almost back up to the roundabout – about sixty cars in all. I drove on home, and thought about all the things I may not be able to do without petrol. Not all of them would cause me distress in any way. It’s a bit like going away on holiday, or when it snows – people expect less of you. Life slows down, and hopefully we develop a deeper connection with our Source.

 Even without petrol I can still appreciate the miracle of the magnolia.

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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