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When you felt unhappy, were you told, “You should be grateful. Others have it worse.”? Are you supposse to believe if others suffer more than you, that is cause to be thankful?
Today, with Eloisa Ramos and Lessons 187-200 of A Course in Miracles, we explore our gratitude definition and why without our recognition of oneness it will be insincere.
Lesson 195 says, “Gratitude is a lesson hard to learn for those who look upon the world amiss. The most that they can do is see themselves as better off than others…Love makes no comparisons. And gratitude can only be sincere if it be joined to love.”
To see the world “amiss” is to make fear real and perceive the world, and others, as our enemies making love impossible. ACIM teaches that our only function is to heal our mind, and forgiveness is the means given to us whose mind sleeps and dreams of fear, separation, sacrifice and condemnation.
Lesson 195 teaches, “When your forgiveness is complete you will have total gratitude, for you will see that everything has earned the right to love by being loving, even as your Self.”
In oneness we recognize giving is receiving and we are given everything. And so in Lesson 197 we learn, “It can be but my gratitude I earn.”
Today with Lesson 195 we walk the way of love, thanking “our Father for one thing alone; that we are separate from no living thing, and therefore one with Him.”
For information about Eloisa Ramos, a free flowchart of the Ramos Clearing Technique or to order her book Beyond Self-esteem: Discovering Your Boundless Self-worth. Visit: www.healingwitheft.com.
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