Thomas Saying 44, continuing

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

12:55 p.m. Resuming – how could anyone insult the Holy Spirit that is the lie within? Offhand, I’d say by disrespecting it. Tautological, but true. I don’t know how else one insults life or the author of life but by wasting it, not valuing it, perhaps even cursing it, or merely bemoaning the fact of being alive.

It is at least ungrateful to receive so precious a gift and yet not value it or exert stewardship over it.

So I suppose the unforgiveable-ness of disrespecting it is that we cannot mend what we mar, and no one else can either.

Not so far wrong, but spell it out.

We are given our life, with one set of potentials. As I understand it, no two lives can ever have identical potential or identical challenges, hence nothing we omit can be supplied by another; nothing we accomplish could have been accomplished by any other. And mostly, what we make ourselves (by our choices) no one else could make in the same way or to the same effect.

Yes. Does that mean you will be judged on your life?

Trick question. I gather we will judge ourselves; some will condemn, some will discern, but we’ll judge.

Then if a life is an irretrievable unrepeatable opportunity, what of the other things you know?

Well, as you say that – as I write it out, I mean – I get that “our life” is not any one 3D life but all of them, each living in its own present-tense world, each able to interact with the others (though not all aware of it) and thus an endless process of interaction tweaking and perhaps healing them all.

No need for anyone to lose, in short.

I don’t see why there would be, no.

A little different slant on life than you have gotten elsewhere?

Just a bit. But pray tell, if we continually adjust, as best we can, how can there be a sin without forgiveness?

If you adjust and remove the attitude that was the sin, do you not remove the sin? It isn’t forgiven, it is removed. Surely a better outcome?

Interesting take on it. I wish I knew if we’re on the right track. Anyway, thanks for this clarification, and we’ll resume another time.

3 thoughts on “Thomas Saying 44, continuing

  1. FWIW, I followed both these sessions on saying 44 on my own, taking notes, and arrived where you did, at the idea of vast impersonal forces, us, by our choices, accruing permanent marks to take to our final contribution, life as an “irretrievable opportunity,” and that it (the “sin”) is removed rather than forgiven. I love (and it wasn’t included in my working this out) the “endless process of interaction tweaking and perhaps healing them all.”
    This stuff was immediately applicable to an event in my own life with my nine-year-old grandson today. He went swimming in the lake by my house and went out further than we agreed, as I watched. I immediately called him in. He thought I was angry, and I was. But it boiled down to me not being angry at him for doing what nine year olds do but being angry at myself for not being the swimming gramma who could have saved him if it became necessary (he’s not as good a swimmer as he likes to think he is). I could feel an old worn-out pattern emerging, to blame myself and feel guilty, and as I read the sessions on saying 44, I could see the way to adjust the “sin” by removing the attitude that was the sin and feeling the sin lift. This was powerful for me, and I can now see how to let my grandson know. I don’t know if you/we are on the right track or not, but I do know this was useful for me, and I’m grateful for it. Thank you.

  2. Jane P, loved your comment. I had a similar reaction to the suggestion “If you adjust and remove the attitude that was the sin, do you not remove the sin? It isn’t forgiven, it is removed. Surely a better outcome?”

    My challenges tend to recur as well as persist maddeningly (also an old worn-out problem) rather than resolve quickly. An attitude change may be just the ticket, if only to nudge me towards increased personal accountability–lack thereof is possibly my “sin”.

    Also Frank, btw, stellar insights rereading It’s All One World. Fascinating, thank you.

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