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July-September, 2020

Solving Problems with the Peace of God

by Rev. Myron, Jones, Ordained Ministerial Counselor

While I was working on course 902: Remembering to Choose Peace, I did the meditation, “Solving Problems with the Peace of God.” I worked with a memory of something I did as a young woman that I have never forgiven. I reminded myself that forgiveness is recognizing that nothing was done, that there is nothing to forgive.

Here are a couple of things I noticed. It all started with a single thought that I believed was true. That thought moved an entire mountain of related guilty and fearful thoughts into my awareness. Every time I thought I had let one go, another came in to take its place. Pretty soon, the untrue beliefs seemed so solid and real that it felt immovable. The thoughts themselves felt too real to deny.

Normally, it is easy for me to bring a thought to the Holy Spirit and to let Him reinterpret it for me. But this one got away from me and its stubborn existence in my mind seemed to prove it must be true. I was working with Chapter 19, Section IV of the Course, which was very helpful to me. I especially find that this prayer helped me to untangle the confusion in my mind:

“Take this from me and look upon it, judging it for me. Let me not see it as a sign of sin and death, nor use it for destruction. Teach me how not to make of it an obstacle to peace, but let You use it for me, to facilitate its coming.” (T-19.IV.C.i.11:8-10)

I remembered that I do want the peace of God. I felt like I could say that I want to be taught not to make this thought an obstacle to peace. I want the Holy Spirit to use this situation to facilitate the coming of peace into my mind.

About the same time I was doing this part of our course, I was also facilitating someone through a ministerial course and what we read together helped me, too. There was a section that was explaining a way to approach a grievance against someone else. In this case, the grievance was against myself, so I changed the language slightly to accommodate that. The following is what helped me to let go. I was basically addressing this to the young woman who was never healed.

(To my younger self) “I want you to know that no event or experience has any meaning other than what you choose to give it. You didn’t know that at the time, but it is known now. We can now choose the way we feel in response to any behavior no matter when that behavior occurred. Time only seems to have passed and is completely irrelevant. Together, we will undo this.

“In the past, we chose to respond with blame and condemnation. Now we know to respond with understanding and compassion. We were doing the best we could with the belief structure we had at that time. Now we have a belief structure that is closer to the truth of our being as a child of God. We have carried around a heavy burden of guilt, fear, and blame and it has driven us to be judgmental and unkind, sometimes to others and always to ourself. We have projected onto others, often in the form of expectations. We have done the same to ourself. It is time to let that all go and now we know how to do that.

“What we need is love and compassion, cheerfulness, calmness and inspiration. We have failed to give that to ourself, especially regarding this situation. We have been part of our own problem, but now we know how to be part of the solution. The choice is ours to make. No one else is holding us hostage to our past. The decision to judge and condemn ourself is more important than we could have known at that time. The beliefs we held have caused us to believe that what is not of God has power over us. We will no longer believe this, nor foster belief in this in any other mind.

“Dearest younger self, you are innocent. You are God’s own treasure. He loves you deeply and you love Him. You have dreamed of guilt and it is time to wake up from that dream and let it fade into the nothingness it is. Life becomes so much better and your lessons are an important part of that. How you experienced them helped us to get where we are now. We are very happy now and live in peace most of the time.

“I want you to know that nothing you did has any bearing on your reality. It does not mean what you thought it did. When I asked the Holy Spirit what it was for, He said that it was for the Awakening of God’s own Son. You thought you were a bad person, and all along you were doing your part to bring us all into God where we want to be.

“I love you and I know that you always did the best you could. No one is to blame for any mistakes made and mistakes are not sins. Mistakes don’t blemish the beautiful soul that you are. You can throw off the dark thoughts of failure and come out into the sun and play with me. Be one with me. It’s a good place to be.”

Rev. Myron Jones, O.M.C., is a Pathways of Light minister living in Westlake, Louisiana. Read her inspiring Healing Journal articles on the Pathways website. Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Myron’s website is:

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