“I would be savior to the world I made.”
In meditation, for a moment, I thought this: The world I made as I dream in the ego mind is one that's horrible in so many ways. The world I made is filled with wars. Terror. Fear. Hate. Anger. Conflict. But it gets even more insane.
I mean, just in order to survive we need to kill other living things. Cows, pigs, fish, even plants—all to keep our little bodies alive. Our bodies can't last more than a couple weeks unless we kill something so we can eat it. How barbaric is that? With all God gave us in our creation, couldn't we have done a better job of making a universe and a world? Of course! We could have made a universe where nothing needs to be killed simply to sustain our insignificant bodies. We could have created a universe powered by love.
Think about it. When God extended Himself to create the Sonship, He endowed us with All He Is. We are a “part” of God, created in His image of love. So why, with all that God gave us, did we create such a world?
But then came the next sentence of the Lesson.
“For having damned it [the world], I would set it free that I may find escape and hear the Word Your holy Voice will speak to me today.”
Ah, yes. I have damned it. Blamed it. I've pointed out how insane it is. I've wondered why, and how, we chose to make it so terror-filled. I listed all the flaws it has.
But all those thoughts are of my ego. I can choose to see the world from my ego, and when I do, I see the horrors. But I can set it free and find escape and hear the Word the Holy Spirit speaks through me today.
For me, that's the lesson of Lesson 296. As the Course constantly teaches, I can choose to see the Real World. The Lesson concludes with this:
“We teach today what we would learn and that alone. And so our learning goal becomes an unconflicted one and possible of easy reach and quick accomplishment. How gladly does the Holy Spirit come to rescue us from hell when we allow His teaching to persuade the world through us to seek and find the easy path to God!”
And so…once again, I choose the Voice for God. Thank you for this reminder.