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I Will Accept the Atonement For Myself

Well I am going to blah blah blah again. I should be cleaning out my spare room. LOL Maybe I am procrastinating. maybe not. HHmmmmm does it matter? Forgive my thoughts if they seem incoherent. I am just going to ramble.

I just got done doing a quick meditation on today's lesson review, "I will accept atonement for myself and only salvation can be said to cure"

As I sat there meditating on this, I must admit that my eyes teared up as the thought "I will accept atonement for myself" took on a life of its own and gradually grew deeper in meaning. Yes!! I will accept atonement for myself!! Do you know what that means?! It means I will accept atonement for myself!! LOL

It means that I don't have to force atonement on anyone else. I can accept it for myself!! It means that I don't have to force my point of view on anyone else, I can accept atonement for myself! I don't have to defend my beliefs or try to convince others of them! I can accept atonement for myself!

I don't have to try and convince anyone else what the course does or doesn't say. I don't have to convince myself what I think by trying to convince others that what I think is true. I can simply sit here and accept the atonement for myself.

I don't have to fight against the Now and life's situations, because I may believe that they are unfair. I can look on What Is and say honestly that it is beautiful in its perfect imperfection. Ahh what a wonderful contradictory combination of terms that somehow makes perfect sense right now.

I just stopped typing for a second and was sitting here just listening to the computer run and the clock tick. And behind it, I could "hear" the stillness. It sounds so big and yet I cannot hear it with my ears. How wonderfully strange. It just seems to cradle the sound and lets the sound be what it is without resisting it. Its beautiful!

Acceptance....letting what is....be. What could be more peaceful right now? It's almost like I am being cradled in the stillness. It's hard to explain, but honestly when I stop typing and just sit, I don't want to explain it, I just want to sit here and experience it. OK I am distracting myself, Got to go.

I will accpet the atonement for myself.

Take care,

Eric

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Comment by ZenWalker on October 21, 2009 at 9:15am
**The sole responsibility of God's teacher is to accept the Atonement for himself. Atonement means correction, or the undoing of errors. When this has been accomplished, the teacher of God becomes a miracle worker by definition. His sins have been forgiven him, and he no longer condemns himself. How can he then condemn anyone? And who is there whom his forgiveness can fail to heal?"
AMEN
Comment by patrice sauve on October 21, 2009 at 7:08am
Morning Eric:

I also posted a comment about "correction" yesterday that ends with the following statement from Manual for Teachers (How is Correction Made?--you might even want to read section; it's only 2 pages).*

This a.m. I am reading further in that section and here's the next piece I didn't post in my comments (below**). I was trying to keep it brief and this didn't seem as relevant to my point. Then I read you post. I think, hmmmm . . . it's all about Atonement. It is just tooo funny that we seem to be guided, connected to similar subjects and write about them here--since we've never talked, emailed or anything. Confirmation to me that there is Divine intervention going on here. So glad you are writing here and we're doing some telepathic co-authoring.

*In order to heal, it thus becomes essential for the teacher of God to let all his own mistakes be corrected. If he senses even the faintest hint of irritation in himself as he responds to anyone, let him instantly realize that he has made an interpretation that is not true. Then let him turn within to his Eternal Guide, and let Him judge what the response should be. So is he healed, and in his healing is his pupil healed with him."

**The sole responsibility of God's teacher is to accept the Atonement for himself. Atonement means correction, or the undoing of errors. When this has been accomplished, the teacher of God becomes a miracle worker by definition. His sins have been forgiven him, and he no longer condemns himself. How can he then condemn anyone? And who is there whom his forgiveness can fail to heal?"
Comment by ZenWalker on October 20, 2009 at 6:44pm
Good stuff Eric, thanks a bunch. This subject is so meaningful to me, because that's all we can do, accept the atonement for ourselves, nobody else can do it for us.. and we can't do it for others.
Sometimes I wonder why the need to beat others with the "holy book" over the head.. maybe because we want to justify our lack ? Any way..
Much appreciated Sir. Peace and Love-Steve
Comment by Eric G. on October 20, 2009 at 6:30pm
Who knows if i am or not LOL, my equilibrium still feels off kilter or surreal something like that, but I am smiling a big ole smile at the this moment.

Take care,

Eric
Comment by Lonni on October 20, 2009 at 6:22pm
Wow.... you're getting insights fast and furious, it seems. Yes, it is THAT simple. At least, that's been my experience too.
Comment by Eric G. on October 20, 2009 at 6:18pm
Hi Lonnie,

I did my chores!! Yeah!!! And it was quite nice. Listened to Tolle as I did them and it was peaceful. After my little blah blah blha blog. I sat for a few minutes and just experienced. The I went and laid down for a few minutes more and laughed. Seems I found an inside joke at the moment. LOL

What a hoot! A thought came to mind as I laid there laughing ; about the book Absense From Felicity where Bill is told that he is not growing the way he wants to or thinks that he should because he was trying to apply old behavioral patterns to new ideas. This made me laugh even more, cause isn't that something to contemplate! Could it be that simple? No! IT IS that simple! It's just my egoic thinking tries to take simplicity and distort it into complexity! Too much sometimes :-)

Take care,

Eric
Comment by Lonni on October 20, 2009 at 5:58pm
Beautiful, Eric. Thanks! ~ Lonni

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