Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The Solution

Is there something in your life that is not working?  A person you encounter, an addiction you have, a difficult circumstance that never seems to change?  Perhaps the problem lies not in that person, thing, or recurring problem.

There is never a time, a place, or a circumstance where love is absent.  If it seems that there is, then we have forgotten, and chosen incorrectly.  Solution lies in waking up to that fact.

Imagine you're baking a cake - and you reach for the salt rather than sugar as the main ingredient.  The moment you realize you have, you laugh & say:  'What was I thinking!'  Without fear, without judgment,  and with laughter we choose the sugar bowl and are glad we did.  Now our cake will taste sweet.

This is how we apply truth to any situation.  It is the Ho'oponopono process.  It is the Forgiveness & Atonement decision of A Course in Miracles.

Wake up (realize the error)
Be grateful (that we realized/were shown)
Ask forgiveness (that we almost chose incorrectly)
Choose correctly (Love)

The Ho'oponopono prayer & clearing process says:
Thank you
I love you
I'm sorry
Please forgive me

Both Ho'oponopono and ACIM ask us to realize that the error lies not in the other person, the issue, or circumstance.  The error lies within us - within the thought that we thought the error lies elsewhere - and almost choosing incorrectly.

We are glad we quickly realized, grateful we were shown, thankful to the other person or circumstance for giving us this opportunity.  Then we just as quickly release - we ask forgiveness for ourself and them - for almost making a mistake.  And let it go.

A Course in Miracles asks us to see any person or situation we encounter as having the potential of a 'Holy encounter'.  No preconceived notions, no snap judgments, no decision to keep either if they occur.  If/when they do, the way out is to ask for Love for all involved and let Truth be the answer.

This is not a 'new' way but has always been the way.  It is only in our choosing.

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