Mar 30, 2022Liked by Sean Reagan

Thank you for this article.

I asked the Holy Spirit to help me learn to forgive and boy, my lesson popped up immediately.

I named my ego Sméagol, and he has been badgering me constantly to feel resentment and abandonment in a situation with my sister-in-law whom I have been friends with for a very long time.

I have a quote from the Course on my desk that says, …”Beware of the temptation to perceive yourself as unfairly treated. In this view you seek to find innocence that you do not share, but that is yours alone, and this at the cost of someone else’s guilt. “

This is definitely Sméagol‘a game plan. He says I can feel innocent if someone else is guilty. But I have to remember that we are both innocent!

In truth we are both blameless-beautiful-gentle-and kind.

Man, it’s been a real struggle to keep that in my mind and to ignore my old habits.

Please pray for me!

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Loved this today Sean and I especially loved this bit at the end "Start small: a bird at the feeder, a cloud in the sky. Give attention to it not as the judge of its value, its rights to be, or its reason for existence but as its "equal in God's Love" (T-31.II.7:1). Welcome it as the friend it is, and learn that all we have are friends, each an invitation to gaze beyond separation to our shared home in God."

I always try to remind myself that if I don't want to feel guilty then don't judge, the minute that I do that guilt hits me like a speeding train!

It is so important to learn to love everything that visits us throughout our day, the good news and the bad, the pain and the joy, the mayhem and the peace. So important to see them all as gifts and opportunities to remember the love that is always present when we choose to see it.

Thank you for reminding me to see the love everywhere today my friend.

Much Love Suzy x

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Mar 29, 2022Liked by Sean Reagan

…so helpful 🙏

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Mar 29, 2022Liked by Sean Reagan

Love this. “What would the world look like if you did not judge it? How would you feel?

In this slow, sometimes frustrating process of letting go of ego and awakening to the Holy Spirit, I find these two questions really helpful to think about. It’s so interesting to think that the rush to judgment seems to be unconsciously driven by a misguided belief that judgment will make us feel better about ourselves, when in actuality, if we stop for a moment and really examine how judgment “feels”, well…it feels pretty yucky.

And my gosh, what would the world look like if I and everyone else didn’t judge it? It would be pretty beautiful. Judgment seems to be the most immediate pathway to the illusion of separation. I am better than you, I am worse than you, I am this and you are that. When I can get quiet and really examine this kind of thinking, I see it for what it is - insanity. Thanks for sharing your thoughts Sean.

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Is this to say that inherent in Judgement/Judging is the identifying by name or label any thing or person? And if so, is this naming and labeling an activity of the Ego?

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