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Finding Peace Within

Lessons on Healing Yourself and Creating a More Compassionate World

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Lesson 2, Day 12: Explore Your Spiritual Room

Healing Involves Four Rooms

What does the word spiritual mean to you? Your spiritual self includes your connection with your true self, with a higher power, with the earth, and with all other sentient beings. Your relationships reside in your spiritual room. Your life purpose is also here. Your spiritual room is connected to all life.

Examine the way you feel about your own spirit. Do you feel no connection to the higher energy commonly called God? Are you devoted to the rules and histories of your religion in such a way that you feel there is only one way to connect to this higher power? Is it more important to convert others to your way of thinking than for them to carry the energies of love, compassion and joy within them?

Spirit, Soul, God, Source, Holy. For some people, these words are loaded with mental and emotional baggage. For others, the same words are filled with comfort and peace.

The Course in Healing will use the words Spirit, God, and Source interchangeably. There is no requirement for dogma or religion in this course, and no condemnation of them either. For the purpose of healing and connecting to the energy of healing, God is an encompassing reality, not a supernatural being. Marcus Borg explains, “We are in God as fish are in water. Now, the water is also in the fish but the really important thing is the fish are in the water.”

To ask someone if they believe in God is like asking them if they believe in water, or air. The error in the question resides in the word believe. Beliefs are part of your mental room. Perhaps better questions are: Do you feel love, compassion and joy in your life? Do you respect yourself and others? Do you honor the earthly world upon which we depend? Do you coexist peacefully with all energies in life?

Ask yourself these questions and answer them in your journal. Breathe deeply, in through the nose, holding it, exhaling deeply through the mouth. Now connect your heart to the life around you. Feel love, compassion and joy as you breathe. Think of the people, animals, places and experiences that evoke these feelings. This is how you sit in your spiritual room. This practice allows the encompassing reality to fill you, to flow through you and to reach out to all your connections as you learn to heal in wholeness.

Affirmation: I desire to heal myself by becoming aware of who I am. My spiritual room is connected to all life, both in the physical world and beyond. Just as I live in spirit, spirit lives in me.


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