But even then, despite all the problems, in spite of all the hatred, do you really truly believe you are still loved or have you already accepted the false belief that you are unlovable?
Along my spiritual journey of "A Course in Miracles," I have come to understand the beauty of being Lovable simply because we are Love itself.
The following article written by Martha Lucia Espinosa, founder of Another Way, LLC, and author of Spoken Miracles elaborates on this. With her granted permission, I share this inspiring article with you (:
Please note: Quotes are from A Course In Miracles
(Martha Lucia Espinosa)
What a beautiful reminder of your reality. You ARE lovable. Isn’t that what we all struggle with? Isn’t that the pervading belief that drives all of our insane world’s happenings? If Hitler had understood that he too was lovable, there would have been no Holocaust. If Pol-pot had seen himself as lovable, there would have been no killing fields. If Id- Amin had known himself as lovable, there would have been no bloodshed in Uganda. If the perpetrators had seen themselves as lovable there would be no serial killings, no slavery, no crime, no violence of any kind. No Rwanda, no Poland, no Berlin Wall, no racial cleansings, no child abuse, no domestic abuse, no war, no addictions. If only…
Let us look at this world and see it (our inner world, of which the outer is but a reflection) as it REALLY is: Lovable.What terrible things have we all not thought, or done, because we see ourselves as not lovable? Not worthy of Love? Filled the void with alcohol? Smoked it away? Fed it with excess food? Masked its pain with the false and temporal euphoria of drugs? Sought the ‘Happy Dream’ through hallucinogenic drugs? Mistreated those whom we see as mistreating us? Starved our bodies through crazy diets and excess exercise to make it ‘fit’ and therefore acceptable and lovable? Hated those who hated us for not being lovable? Punished the body (ours or others') for not being lovable?
“Miracles honor you, BECAUSE you ARE lovable.” They honor God’s Creation, which is absolutely Lovable and Perfect. How could it not BE? A perfectly loving creator cannot create a pile of unworthy, unlovable junk. Remember that if a faulty bridge collapses, the error in calculation and design was made by the faulty mind of the Architects and Engineers that designed and built it. Being Perfect, all that God creates is Perfect like Himself.
Any idea that you are not Perfect as you are, is an illusion. And miracles (changes of mind, mind shifts, instances of forgiveness) “dispel illusions about yourself and perceive the light in you.”
Any time we are not seeing a lovable world, inner or outer, we are experiencing a nightmare. By setting the record straight and reminding you of your true nature, miracles atone for any mistaken idea of what you are. As you perform miracles (as you apply the true forgiveness process taught in A Course in Miracles) your mind is slowly healed, “By releasing your mind from the imprisonment of your illusions, they restore your sanity."
To think that you are not lovable, and to act accordingly is to be insane.
I had a dream about slavery last night, and about release. It was very period accurate, very detailed. The furniture, the architecture, the clothing. A slave was hoping for release as his owner prepared to go to an auction where he was to be sold. Even though the slave was expecting to be sold to another master, he was happy with the prospect of trading masters. He saw that as a form of release and was quite happy and smiling about the changes forthcoming in his life.
I see those dreams as teaching/learning dreams. Sometimes we trade one illusion for another. We were listening to a Byron Katie CD yesterday, and in it one of the participants was talking about her issues with body weight. Her complaint was that she felt unlovable, undesirable, unfit. Her body took up too much space. Katie “worked” her through the thoughts, and offered up this: If only I were thin I would be happy. Is that true? After thin, you might get: not pretty enough, not rich enough, wrong boyfriend, wrong job, etc.
We are always seeking for evidence of not being good enough. And if one proves true, and for some reason it gets ‘resolved’ (i.e. the overweight woman loses the weight), the unloveliness then gets chalked off to some other illusory cause. Then it’s not the weight that’s the problem, but the finances, the looks, the relationships, the profession, the car, the house, etc. In reality it is the guilt in you wanting to drag you down into this belief system of unworthiness and lack. It is the ego’s thought system, which our present and past physical world as a whole very well reflects and vividly represents, being alive and well in all our minds.
In that we are all the same, we are all lovable, and yet we all share a wrong-mind part of the mind that constantly and raucously screams: “No you’re not!” Like ‘ghost busters’ then, who are you gonna call? Who are you going to believe? The Holy Spirit within you reminds you constantly, consistently and in the quiet stillness of your inner sanctuary that YOU ARE LOVABLE, or the ego who constantly shrieks in this noisy world and in every corner of your conscious and unconscious mind: “No, you’re not!”
Copyright © 2010 Lucia Espinosa Biemiller, DBA Another Way, LLC.
Give yourself completely to Him and you will know what You are (: