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Having compassion for myself, allows me to nurture and love who I am right now. I am not focusing on the future nor whom I hope to become, nor am I focusing on the past wishing that the present was different. Making the decision to show myself compassion allows me to live in the now and accept and deal with my situation and circumstances from a more productive mindset. (ACIM chapter 2 III:1/1 The Atonement can only be accepted within you by releasing the inner light.) When I allow the light and love of God to shine on me and through me accepting that I am a perfect child of God just as I am right now, I am light years away from where I started.
Love, in order to be love must be extended. God is Love. My Higher Self is Love. I am extending love from my Higher Self to my ego by showing compassion for the me I perceive myself to be. There are only 2 emotions, love or fear and I choose love.
ACIM says, that my fearful thoughts should not receive any compassion from me because God did not create fear, we made fear by thinking and acting out of accordance with Love, in other words acting out of accordance with God. It is really wise to make sure I’m doing the will of God by checking in with Him daily on a regular bases, making sure I’m thinking and taking action from a loving perspective that unites as oppose to separating.
I cannot ask God to take my fear away because fear is not real, my choosing to feel and act as if I’m separate from God or different from others is the cause of all fear. Once I realize I am truly one with God and everyone else my fear will vanish. ( ACIM Chapter 2 VI:4 The correction of fear is your responsibility.)The “Miracle” in A Course in Miracles is the extension of only love to everyone who’s gaze you meet and to everyone I think of.
Atonement in ACIM is the realization that we are all sons and daughters of God and that we are all one and the same. The Last Judgment, is simply the last time you judge anyone as separate from you.
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compassion : to bear, to suffer – more at patient, : sympathetic consciousness of others’ distress together with the desire to alleviate it
Initially my focus was on compassion for others and then I realized that I also need compassion for myself because I too often find myself beating myself up emotionally and not being sympathetic with the emotions and discomfort I’m experiencing, due to the fact that I am still experiencing the affects of my “seeing”. I am seeing thing through the old distorted lens, where the majority of my perceptions are based upon my old dysfunctional thought system. ( A Course in Miracles/Lesson #7: I see only the past. ) This year I have rededicated myself to viewing life through a more loving, compassionate, peaceful, beautiful, healthy and joyful lens. I am the first person I encounter every morning and so I will be the first one I bless with these values, as I go throughout my day and encounter my brothers and sisters I will extend these values to them as well, it is not my business if they accept or reject them, my only responsibility is to offer them.
It’s a rainy day, a very unusual sight in Arizona. Today is great for contemplation, meditation and reflection. I enjoyed a massage earlier today and have managed to carry that bliss throughout the day. My son gave me a dozen roses today, they are beautiful. I know it is said that you are suppose to live life in the moment and most of the time that difficult for me, I often find myself worrying about the future or regretting the past. I know It’s a waste of time to do so and so I guess I’ll stop and go meditate! Meditation has a way of bringing me into the NOW. I am very appreciative of my life in the Now.
I am trying to complete A Course in Miracles, lessons this year and I plan to record some of the thoughts, feelings and experiences I will encounter along the way. This is a course that assists us in shifting our thought to focus more on love, joy, peace, compassion, beauty and health. These are just a few of the values that can be explored using this form of spiritual psychotherapy, this is not a religion, but it does refer to a power greater than ourselves.
My focus for January will be compassion, I will periodically journal my experiences while trying to implement these value in my life.