One of Marianne Williamson’s great lines in “A Return To Love,”
She talks about lower self-directed anger.
Claiming we beat ourselves up better than any one else.
If we could’ve read this text in entirety…
And be on at least our 2nd take at these lessons,
We could bring today’s Idea into full awareness.
We would neither harms ourSelves in any way,
Nor, would we ever think of lower self-flagellation again.
We have crucified ourselves long enough.
Crucifixion is our hopeless thinking that we can attack others,
And escape nailing ourselves to our own cross.
This Idea today teaches us we are not an ego.
We will tolerate the lower self-deception no further.
We will know we are not a body to be crucified.
We will look past all thoughts of death
To thoughts of freedom, liberty, and life!
This step takes us from ego’s bondage
To the state of perfect freedom.
As we take these steps in sequence
Our mind relinquishes it burdens one by one.
These steps ask only for our willingness.
As long as we fear crucifying…
We believed the fear of God was real.
Just as we thought we could attack another
And then be free ourselves…No. Not so.
If we can get this step today to saturate us …
And go back to the workbook and need let our eyes
See this message, and go into silence
To let this message become part of us.
If we but understand that we can only be hurt
By our own thinking, the fear of God
Will certainly disappear!
In this lesson today we will “Real eyes,”
That it is but ourselves we fear!
Each may need to find our own method
Of re-owning/redeeming our HigherSelves.
We will know when this is fairly completed
When no one’s criticisms can affect us.
It is but us that our mind crucifies.
It is but us that our redemption comes from, too.
Posted on Jan 14, 2008, 9:15 PM from IP address 126.96.36.199