Please take time this morning to read, “What is Forgiveness,” to contemplate Lesson 227, and to spend time in meditation. If you have 30-minutes for meditation and would like a gentle audio to guide you, I recommend this meditation by Michael Langford and Karen Worth:
This is my holy instant of release.
What is God’s Will? God’s Will is life-awareness-presence. It is isness-being. It is existence. God’s Will is the truth of all things as they really are.
Today’s lesson says, “I thought to make another will. Yet nothing that I thought apart from You exists.”
NTI Romans calls this other will the wish for “something completely different” than reality. That would be something completely different from life-awareness-presence. If something is completely different from life-awareness-presence, it has no life. Therefore, it does not exist.
Our thoughts have no life. They are the other will. When we remove attention from our thoughts and place attention with life-awareness-presence, we “lay them down before the feet of truth, to be removed forever from my mind.”
Both of our primary practices remove attention (meaning and value) from thoughts. We practice forgiveness (inquiry, rest-accept-trust, right-reason, etc) and awareness-watching-awareness. Both are critical components of “our glad return to Heaven, which we never really left.”
Today we embrace our primary practices. We see they are both important to our “instant of release.” We are grateful to have these practices as part of our lives now.