Workbook Review Lessons 127-133
Lesson 127: There is no love but God’s.
In the illusion of this world, it appears that there are different kinds of love, depending upon the focus, or toward whom or what your love is directed. Yet to think that love changes depending upon its subject or object, is to miss the meaning of love entirely. There is not one principle the world upholds that does not violate the truth of what love is, and what you are.
The world’s idea of love alters with people and circumstances. The world thinks that love can be bestowed upon one, and yet remain itself although it is withheld from another. It seems to appear on this earth in many forms, such as the love of a parent for a child, the love of a brother, and still other forms such as love of objects. It waxes and wanes and sometimes seems to disappear from your experience entirely when it is replaced by fear and its offshoots of anger and hate.
To believe these things of love is not to understand it. If it could make such distinctions, it would have to judge between the deserving and the non-deserving, and to perceive the Son of God in separate parts. Yet love cannot judge. As it is one itself, it looks on all as one. Its meaning lies in oneness. And it must elude the mind that thinks of it as partial or in part.
This lesson states that there is only one Love – God’s Love -- and all of love is His. There is no other principle that rules where love is not. Love is a law without an opposite. Its wholeness is the power holding everything as one, the link between the Father and the Son which holds Them both forever as the same. It is constant, and nothing you do, or do not do, will alter His Love for you in the slightest. Everyone is a child of God, and everyone is therefore worthy of the love of his Father and the love of his brothers, which is the same love – God’s. God’s Love is maximal for all with no differentiations.
And we are being asked to love one another in the same way, knowing that what a person does is not Who they are. This may sound difficult. Yet when you remember that you are love, and that there can never be a difference in what you really are and what love is, then perhaps loving as God loves is not as difficult as we may have believed. Give everyone this message from your Self:
"I bless you, brother, with the Love of God, which I would share with you. For I would learn
the joyous lesson that there is no love but God's and yours and mine and everyone's."
Lesson 128: The world I see holds nothing that I want.
The only purpose worthy of your mind this world contains is that you pass it by, without delaying to perceive some hope where there is none. Do not be deceived. The world you see holds nothing you want!
In this lesson, you are being asked to let go of your attachment to all things of this world, to understand that salvation is not to be found in anything here. Your relationships will not save you, your bank account will not save you, and your worldly possessions and knowledge will not save you. All attachments are like a chain that binds you to this world, and this is the purpose that everything here serves. This obscures from your mind your true purpose, which is the healing of God’s Son. Healing will free you for your true purpose in Heaven, which is creating.
So release your mind from these worldly chains and let it seek the level where it finds itself at home. It knows where it belongs, and it will fly in sureness and in joy to join its holy purpose. It will then rest in its Creator, there to be restored to sanity, to freedom and to love. Your perspective will then shift, and you will delay your return to Heaven no longer; you will know that the world you see holds nothing that you want. Let go, let God!
Lesson 129: Beyond this world there is a world I want.
It might be worth a little time to think once more about the value of this world. Perhaps you will concede there is no loss in letting go all thought of value here. The world you see is merciless indeed, unstable, cruel, unconcerned with you, quick to avenge and pitiless with hate. It gives but to rescind, and takes away all things that you have cherished for a while. No lasting love is found, for none is here. Even things that give the appearance that they will last forever, do not. Take note:
This is the world of time, where all things end.
Yet do not stop with the idea that this world is worthless. The emphasis here is not on giving up the world, but on exchanging it for what is far more satisfying, filled with joy, and capable of offering you peace. You want to be in a world where losing is impossible; a world where love endures forever, where hate cannot exist and vengeance has no meaning; a world where you find all things you really want and know that they have no ending and they will remain exactly as you want them throughout time.
And beyond even that, there is a world where communication, unambiguous and plain as day, remains unlimited for all eternity. And God Himself speaks to His Son, as His Son speaks to Him. Their language has no words; their knowledge is direct and wholly shared, wholly understood, wholly one. Exchange the world you see now for the world you really want. Son of God, it is so near.
Lesson 130: It is impossible to see two worlds.
Fear has made everything you think you see. All separation, all distinctions, and the multitude of differences you believe make up the world. Yet they are not there. Fear sees nothing that is real; it sees only what is imagined. Since only love is real, what can be real that was conceived in panic?
Yet there is another world that is born of love. Begin your searching for this other world by asking for a strength beyond your own, and recognizing what it is you seek. You do not want illusions born of fear. You want the truth born of love. You want to see a world where there is no loss, a world of light where darkness cannot enter, a world of freedom and deliverance. It is impossible to see two worlds which have no overlap of any kind. Seek for the one; the other disappears and but one remains. Beyond this world there is a world you want. Choose the real, and the unreal disappears entirely. God’s strength will uphold your choice to see only love and light.
Lesson 131: No one can fail who seeks to reach the truth.
Failure is all about you while you seek for goals that cannot be achieved. You look for permanence in the impermanent, for love where there is none, for safety in the midst of danger, and immortality within the dream of death! It is no wonder you do not succeed when searching thus; for certainty cannot be found in contradictions, nor stability found in a world of shift and change.
At one time or another it seems to nearly everyone that the search for truth is one that will never succeed. No matter how much you seek, you appear to never arrive at certainty. Yet Jesus says that searching is inevitable here; that this is what you came here for. He also says that God’s Son cannot fail, that you must find the goal you really want. You can delay, or deceive yourself, but when you are wrong you will find correction. When you wander off, you will gently be led back. There is comfort in the fact that no one can remain in hell, for no one can abandon his Creator. God’s Will reigns.
Lesson 132: I loose the world from all I thought it was.
Salvation is easily achieved, for anyone is free to change his mind, and all his thoughts will therefore change with it. To change your mind means that you have changed the source of all the ideas you think now or ever thought or yet will think. You have projected onto the world all your fears, your doubts and your beliefs. You see these things in the world because you hold them (the bitter thoughts of death) within your mind. The ego (the idea of separation, deprivation and lack) is the source you have chosen which causes you to see what you now see in the world. Yet the world is nothing in itself. It is your mind that gives it meaning. Change your mind about what you want to see, and the world you see then must change accordingly.
In truth, there is no world. The world you see does not exist. God created Heaven, not the world. The world you see is merely a reflection of the separation thoughts in your mind. It is merely imagined, by you and by your brothers. It is a world of separation and fear, yet God only created Oneness and is only Love. And we already learned that God makes no contradictions. His Will is cohesive and joined, not opposed and divided. Therefore either the world exists or Heaven is. It is impossible for there to be two opposing worlds that overlap in any way. Only one can be true.
Since the world is indeed your own imagining, then you can release it from all the things you ever thought it was by merely changing all the thoughts that gave it the appearances of fears, sickness, lack, etc. You change your thoughts by changing the source of your thoughts. You cannot think apart from God. You cannot make what does not share His timelessness and Love. So with God as your Source, your thoughts will now only bless the world, and you and the world will be released of all that is not the truth, to What Is.
Why wait for Heaven? It is here today. Time is the great illusion it is past or in the future. Yet this cannot be, if it is where God wills His Son to be. How could the Will of God be in the past, or yet to happen? What He wills is now, without a past and wholly futureless. It is as far removed from time as is a tiny candle from a distant star, or what you chose from what you really want. Ask this: How could it be God’s Son could be in hell on earth, when God Himself established His Son in Heaven?
Lesson 133: I will not value what is valueless.
Each choice you make in life will bring you closer to the truth, or move you further from it. The tests are:
If you choose a thing that will not last forever, what you choose is valueless.
If you choose to take a thing away from someone else, you will have nothing left.
Ask: Why is the choice you make of value to you? What attracts you to it? What purpose does it serve?
If you feel any guilt about your choice, you have allowed the ego’s goals to come between the real alternatives. Fear and its brother guilt, are actually “nothingness.” Only love is real.
Heaven is reached with empty hands and open minds, which come with nothing to find everything and claim it as their own. Be honestly willing to value only what is truly valuable and real. Do not collect any needless burdens, nor believe that you see any difficult decisions facing you. (Complexity is nothing but a screen of smoke, which hides the very simple fact that no decision can be difficult.) You will then receive what waits for everyone who reaches, unencumbered, to the gate of Heaven, which swings open as you come. You will remember God. And as you do, you will remember your Self. ❤