Please invite the Holy Spirit for interpretation, thank you. Text in bold. Comments*
If you shift your own needs, some amount of corresponding shift in the need orientation of the other person MUST result, This will be beneficial, even if the partner was originally attracted to you BECAUSE of your disrespect.
*This comes after the statement; “Any relationship you have undertaken for whatever reasons becomes a responsibility.” (See 56 Urtext of ACIM pg 40-41 Any Relationship You Undertake For Any Reason Becomes a Responsibility)
*That shift is inevitable. Depending on your core beliefs and/or societies beliefs (at the time or that you each adhere to) you will stay and work out a resolution or you will separate.
*Did you note that Jesus says this will be beneficial. He may have been speaking specifically to Bill and Helen, however, I suspect it is a general statement. Is progression and change not a part of life?
*Bear in mind that as thoughts of Christ manifested to show He is unworthy of the presence of God’s love and deserving of punishment. I suspect a lot of relationships, especially romantic ones, are based on a sort of abuse pact. I know that mine were.
*Funny thing is, that I could see it from the get-go, but I blocked it and dived in for the connection that I thought had been ignited. Of course, that was not at all what had occurred. I have learned a lot from these experiences and look forward to sharing more info on this.
Teaching devices which are totally alien to a learner’s perceptual system are usually merely disruptive.
*Hence, why most attempts to correct a situation fail. It is simply impossible to get inside another’s head and see things exactly as they do.
Transfer depends on SOME common elements in the new situation which are understandable in terms of the old.
*What a beautiful description of development. In any relationship whether it be with the self, individuals, groups, or nations.
Man can never control the effects of fear himself, because he has CREATED fear and believes in what he creates.
*Read that again.
In attitude, then, though not in content, he resembles his own Creator, who has perfect faith in His Creations because he Created them.
*God believes in us! I love this! Isn’t that an incredible feeling!
All creation rests on belief, and the belief in the creation produces its existence.
*Consider the Law of Attraction. Kind of sad that people typically focus on using it to benefit themselves. Even if they seek to benefit others, it is with the intention to point to themselves somehow.
*This is where my concept of Christ’s Guilty Conscience puts us on an equal plain and there is the witness that the benefit of one reaches all.
This is why it is possible for a man to believe what is not true for anyone else.
*Wow! It would be true for him though!
It is true for him because it is made BY him.
*As a mother, that gives me a great deal of relief. I cannot be responsible for what my children believe about me, themselves, or the world. I can be true to my own journey, but beyond that they make their own choices.
*Do you understand what I mean? With a lover, if they believe they are useless and deserving of continual struggle, I cannot change that. I can still love them, but I need to decide for myself if I am going to accept that same reality and the challenges it brings.
*At this time in my understanding of the Course, it is easier for me to stay distant from others. I am finding out that I a a really cool person! 🙂
Every aspect of fear proceeds from upside-down perception.
*That means we can choose to see things differently and lose the fear.
The TRULY creative devote their efforts to correcting this.
*Are you willing to sign up?
The neurotic devotes his to compromise.
*Okay, here is the definition of mental illness. The neurotic devotes his to compromise. Currently, this is where most of us are.
The psychotic tries to escape by establishing the truth of his own errors.
*Doesn’t everyone defend his or her beliefs?
It is most difficult to free him by ordinary means, only because he is more stable in his denial of truth.
*Alright. I am willing to give the benefit of the doubt that I could have understood the Course incorrectly prior to this. Holy Spirit, please help me understand which side of the coin I am on. Creative or compromising. In Christ’s name, amen.
*Sometimes you just have to ask outright and then let go and wait for the answer. The book I am putting together at this time will reflect what I understand at this time.
Till next time, God bless, Namaste~