I’ve learned by now that when I say, “Bring it on!” to Holy Spirit, I’d better be ready to duck and cover. I indicate that I am ready for the lessons that will bring me the experience I want, and they often break the sound barrier getting here. “Oh, that wasn’t an explosion. It was knowledge coming to kick my butt!”
Each day when I read “What is Forgiveness?”, I dwell on the line, “But he who would forgive himself must learn to welcome truth exactly as it is.” I don’t know that I am in welcome mode yet, but I do know that I very much want to know Truth and to deal with what is. I like surprises as much as the next person, but not in my foundation. And the Truth is, “Recognizing God to be the reality of our being, we know that all good is inherent in that Being, your being and mine,” Joel Goldsmith. So obviously, “God has condemned me not.” It’s the “No more do I” part that can get sticky.
During Part II of the Workbook, we have agreed to, twice a day, “use as much [time] as we will need for the result that we desire. Nor will we forget our hourly remembrance in between.” This is the tipping of the scale, lingering on thoughts of God and Truth rather than illusion and materiality. Why? Because, as the Introduction to Part II also says, “For now we seek direct experience of truth alone.” That’s what we’re doing here. But it isn’t about “doing.” It’s about conscious awareness of where we place our thoughts, and which ones we accept. Then Truth just happens of its own accord. You catch yourself singing, laughing more often, maybe crying too easily. Bring it on! That’s just the result of having your butt divinely kicked. Lesson 228.