Tips from Regina ~ Lesson 112 ~ Review of lessons 93 (Light and joy and peace abide in me) and 94 (I am as God created me)
How to Contemplate, continued: When I was first guided to write “The Holy Spirit’s Interpretation of the New Testament” (NTI), I was given instructions about how to do it. One very important instruction was:
“In order to understand the symbol, one must accept the Love of Christ. One prepares himself to accept that Love BY RECOGNIZING HE DOES NOT UNDERSTAND the symbol, and then he ASKS for understanding. By OPENING UP TO RECEIVE UNDERSTANDING WITHOUT JUDGMENT, he opens up to accept the Love of Christ. With that Love comes Christ’s knowledge, for they are the same and inseparable. Then the meaning that is beyond the words is understood as a Light that shines for all who look to see.” There are two main points about contemplation in this paragraph: 1 – In order to receive wisdom, I have to realize I don’t understand the words I am reading. For example, when you contemplate today’s workbook lesson, do not assume you know what “light,” “joy” and “peace” are, even if you have received clarity about those terms before. Let today’s inspiration be free to interpret those symbols in a new enlightening way. 2 – In order to receive wisdom, I have to be willing not to judge what I receive. The other day I was listening to Jacquelyn Eckert’s teaching in the Awakening Together online Sanctuary. She commented that when she asks a question of Spirit and receives an answer, it takes a few days before she can look at it without believing that it came from her ego. I know the feeling she is talking about. Jacquelyn is doing well when she allows herself to write what came and when she waits a few days until her ego has quieted down in order to look at it again. With practice our egos will quiet down sooner. If you heard the weekly gathering she taught most recently (April 2017), then you heard that the entire gathering was based on wisdom she received from within. Thank goodness she trusted what came. This is what we all need to do. We need to trust what comes when we ask for understanding. The two instructions above were important instructions to move me completely beyond my ego, including my spiritual ego, so that I could receive spontaneous enlightened clarity without blocking it with what I thought I already knew and without shutting it down by judging that it wasn’t enlightened clarity.
Regina’s Personal Contemplation of Lesson 112:
Light and joy and peace abide in me. I am light and joy and peace. That is my nature. I cannot be separated from light and joy and peace. The lightness that I am can taste other experiences, joy can mask itself as interest in problems, and peace is the openness that allows that, but I am still light and joy and peace.
I am as God created me. I cannot be otherwise. To know my true Self, pay attention to my true Self. When I look to discover what is changeless about me, what do I find?