I love this lesson. Often when I read it I say: I place my future in the hands of God.
Can you believe that we are actually in the year 2012? I remember the whole Y2K expectation that the world will end or something cataclysmic would happen. I also remember that nothing happened. It seemed like it was just yesterday. Now we are in the year 2012-the year when the Mayan calendar ends, and people are expecting something “big” to happen. I heard a lot of programs where experts, and psychics, and religious leaders made dire predictions for 2012. I have to admit, there is a part of my mind that really loves the thought of death and disaster. So I wonder, who does that belong to? As an infinite being, the Son of God, would I choose death? What if I was just tapping into the energy of the world of illusions?
Let me ask you: What are you expecting from this year? Have you bought into the idea that we are doomed? Or are you willing to make another choice?
In the lesson 194, it say: “Accept todays idea (the future is in the Hands of God/Source/Universe/Sprit), and you have passed all anxiety, all pits of hell, all blackness of depression, thoughts of sin, and devastation brought about by guilt. You are saved, and your salvation thus becomes the gift you give the world, because you have received”. What does that feel like to you when you read this? Does it feel light or heavy? Is there a place in your life you are not willing to receive salvation because you would have to let go of guilt? Everything that is times a godzillion, will you please destroy and uncreate? Right/wrong, good/bad, POD, POC, all 9, boys, shorts and beyonds.
“God (Source/Universe/Spirit) hold you future as he holds your past and present” says paragraph 4. “You are but asked to let the future go, and place it in God’s Hands. And you will see by your experience that you have laid the past and present in His Hands as well, because the past will punish you no more, and future dread will now be meaningless.” That sounds light and peaceful to me. I am willing to have that instead of pain and worry. The future and the past are not real and only this moment exists. Blink and it is gone. What if I choose what was light, peaceful and compelling every 10 seconds and did that again and again. Does the future matter if you live in the present? I often watch children at play and I realize that for them there is only now. I think that’s why when you tell a young child “No” they cry-they don’t have a concept of time or what it means to delay something. So what would it be like if we could be totally present? Does that go against everything we were taught being an adult and growing means? Whose realities would living in the now and our total choice and total trust in our Source invalidate?
Going back to the lesson, in paragraph 7 we read:” What worry can beset the one who gives his future to the loving Hands of God? What can he suffer? What can cause him pain, or bring experience of loss to him? What can he fear? What can he regard except with love? For he who has escaped all fear of future pain has found his way to present peace, and certainty of care the world can never threaten. He is free to choose again when he has been deceived; to change his mind when he has make mistakes.”
Then we read:” Place, then, your future in the Hands of God. Now are we saved indeed. For in God’s Hands we rest untroubled, sure that only good can come to us.” What a beautiful promise God gives us. I say Yes to that.
As we step into the year 2012, will you join me in choosing peace and placing the future as well as the past and present in the Hands of God? How different would this world be if more people made the choice of peace? What will your life look like if you place the future in the Hands of God? Thank you for joining me on this journey.
In love and gratitude,