As you know, I’ve been writing on these review lessons a few at a time. This series of lessons brought me insights into myself, particularly with the latter three lessons. I found I was still harboring some self-condemnation within my mind. It was slight and subtle, but it was there. It was why I felt this strange tiredness come over me like never before. It lasted a short time, but it was enough for me to realize, as Jesus tells us, that my judgment wearies me. And so it did. I sat by myself for many moments, can’t remember for sure, and simply asked the Holy Spirit to show m e what I needed to see.

What I saw with Him was still some beliefs I held in the past, that occasionally would popup in the present. It was later interesting because by “accident” I came across an interesting article and that’s where the a-ha’s began. The article is “How to Stay Focused When You Feel Like Giving Up.” I had recently embarked on a personal project, and I realized the voices of the past were teasing me. It as subtle as I said. The failure belief was the strongest, even though I have been upbeat and on goal, it still persisted in the back of my mind.

The article spoke of someone who failed numerous times in life and experienced tragedies. I will not tell you who the person is, you’ll have to read the article for yourself to find out. I know I have been through the same wringer of personal tragedies and failures, and I know I am one determined person. The only way I can walk is the way of gratitude as our first lesson here speaks of. I am here doing what I am doing and that is no accident. I am here to share what is in my heart to share. Whether one person reads it, or several or no one, this is all really for me to explore my mind. I can make a difference in my life and I can keep on the goal of peace no matter what the circumstances are. I mean really, I’ve come this far! There’s no turning back. I trust and have faith in God and what Jesus has taught me  the last 25 years of ACIM. I know I am only going onward and upward.

Peace my friends,

Rev. Deb

I am not a body. I am free. For I am still as God created me.
Love is the way I walk in gratitude.
It can be but myself I crucify.
It can be but my gratitude I learn.
Only my condemnation injures me.

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