Please bring a prayer and the Holy Spirit with you. Text is bold type, my comments have *asterisk*.
40. A miracle is never lost. It touches many people you may not even know, and sometimes produces undreamed of changes in forces of which you are not even aware. This is not your concern.
*This is inner work that we are to be about. We have to give up counting on what the world “seems” to be. We need to listen to that inner guidance of peace and joy.
It will also always bless YOU. This is not your concern, either.
*This is where we count on the fact that God IS and that we are in his care as a part of Him.
But it IS the concern of the Record. The Record is completely unconcerned with reliability, being perfectly valid because of the way it was set up. It ALWAYS measures what it was supposed to measure.
*I suspect here that the Record is what will remain when all the illusion is wiped away. Validity or truth must be the measure of statistics. Just because it happens all the time does not mean it is valid or true, that is only reliability.
I want to finish the instructions about sex, because this is an area the miracle worker MUST understand. Inappropriate sex drives (or misdirected miracle-impulses) result in guilt if expressed, and depression if denied.
*From pg. 29 and 30: Sex & miracles are both WAYS OF RELATING. The nature of any interpersonal relationship is limited or defined by what you want it TO DO which is WHY you want it in the first place. Relating is a way of achieving an outcome. Indiscriminate sexual impulses resemble indiscriminate miracle impulses in that both result in body image misperceptions. The first is an expression of an indiscriminate attempt to reach communion thru the body. This involves not only the improper self-identification, but also disrespect for the individuality of others. Self-control is NOT the whole answer to this problem, though I am by no means discouraging its use. It must be understood, however, that the underlying mechanism must be uprooted …
*Sex, if looked at honestly is a commodity that in great part makes the physical/illusional world go around. Governments and markets count on sexual activity to produce a crop of constituents, purchasers and bodies to fight. This is not anything new. We need to look at this and see if it is really helpful or if it is just filling someone’s pocketbook and ego.
*Today many are made to feel inadequate based on their sexual activity from the time they are fairly young, if not from birth.
We said before that ALL real pleasure comes from doing God’s will. Whenever it is NOT done an experience of lack results.
*The very idea of wanting sex is a sign of feeling a lack often brought on by societal or familial pressure or boredom and confusion, wanting to fit in or belong to someone, which is denying the fact that we do belong in each other and in God.
This is because NOT doing the will of God IS a lack of self.
*Lack of who we truly are.
Sex was intended as an instrument for physical creation to enable Souls to embark on new chapters in their experience, and thus improve their record.
*This is a statement that, to me, speaks of reincarnation. Souls get new chapters or new lives to improve their record, their truth, their alliance with who they are as the Will of God.
The pencil was NOT an end in itself. (See earlier section.)
*The pencil, sex, has become the end in itself. The sixties brought free love and there has been constant confusion since and before.
*I have had to choose an attitude about sex all my life. Nothing was natural, it was choice and it was in response to what humanity was living all around me. Television had a lot to do with many of my experiences.
It was an aid to the artist in his own creative endeavors. As he made new homes for Souls and guided them thru the period of their own developmental readiness, he learned the role of the father himself.
*It is in living the role of the mother that the incongruencies of traditional Christianity where brought to my attention.
The whole process was set up as a learning experience in gaining Grace.
*Grace, that returning to the understanding that you are loved by the Father as Christ, His Son.
*We think that these bodies give us life and all we are doing is buying into the propaganda of the illusion.
*This topic is going to stay with us for a few weeks at least. It is going to say some things that we may not want to hear, because we are so addicted and drugged by our illusions. I do not teach as other teachers of the Course do. I teach not teach off their teachings. I choose to follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit in me and to fly above the circumstance of the day to day and look from a distance at what humanity is doing to itself.
*We have some choices to make. It cannot be stopped. It is already happening around the world. The shift will happen. We can shorten the duration of uncomfortableness if we are willing to look at what is going on.
*This is my prayer. Till next time, God bless, Namaste~
Till next time, God bless, Namaste