What is Sin?
Our special theme says, “A madman’s dreams are frightening, and sin appears indeed to terrify. And yet what sin perceives is but a childish game.”
Let’s contemplate this using some of our alternative terms:
A madman’s dreams are frightening, and duality appears indeed to terrify. And yet what judgment perceives is but a childish game.
A madman’s dreams are frightening, and ignorance appears indeed to terrify. And yet what ignorance perceives is but a childish game.
A madman’s dreams are frightening, and outward focus appears indeed to terrify. And yet what outward focus perceives is but a childish game.
Our special theme continues, “The Son of God may play he has become a body, prey to evil and to guilt, with but a little life that ends in death. But all the while his Father shines on him, and loves him with an everlasting Love which his pretenses cannot change at all.”
These words are symbolic. However, they point toward our unaffected truth, which is not symbolic at all. It is very real, and it is present right now.
Today, we begin another day with clarity regarding the problem that “appears indeed to terrify.” That is ignoring truth, focusing outward and believing the mind’s judgments. This clarity reinforces the realization that the solution to the problem is paying attention to awareness, focusing inward for intuitive guidance and ignoring the mind’s judgments by practicing the Loving All Method.
Let me remember what my purpose is.
Today’s lesson says, “If I forget my goal I can be but confused, unsure of what I am, and thus conflicted in my actions.”
This is important to contemplate:
If I am confused about what I am, my actions will be confused also.
How might you act differently as the eternal unaffected Self than you do as an apparent personality-body-mind?
With which identity would you experience more peace?
With which identity would you respond more patiently and lovingly?
With which identity would you feel more secure?
When we were on Lesson 238, we saw that we make decisions based on who we think we are. We could also say that we live from our identity.
Today’s lesson reminds us to focus on our spiritual aspiration so “we may unify our thoughts and actions meaningfully.”
When we remember what we truly want, we are more likely to pay attention to awareness, feel inward for intuitive guidance and practice the Loving All Method. When those habits are our central focus, we are more likely to live from our unaffected Self than from the frantic personality-mind.
If you have 30 minutes for meditation today, I recommend this meditation: