What Is Acceptance?

September 19, 2022

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Sometimes it’s SO difficult just to accept what’s happened and what already is.

Loving acceptance of WHAT IS does not make us weak – just the opposite.

Our loving acceptance of what is can bring us Peace, but not if we hold in our mind that acceptance is somehow a giving up.  

When we’re at Peace we can feel and hear and recognize spiritual guidance and inspiration.  We can be truly helpful.

What is acceptance?

We accept that what is going on, is happening.

We accept that what happened has happened.

We accept that things are as they are.

That’s what acceptance is.  

It doesn’t mean we like it and it doesn’t mean we approve.

First we accept and then, we canenergize our intentions in order to bring a shift.

A Course in Miracles tells us, 

“ … seek not to change the world, 

but choose to change your mind about the world.”

For instance, let’s say your house just became flooded and effectively destroyed.  Your workplace has also been destroyed and so you no longer have a job, but you still have a family to feed and take care of.  You might find this intensely upsetting.  You might not like it at all.  You might not wish to accept it.  If you’re not able to accept what is happening, you’ll have a hard time moving to the place of healing.  

Acceptance comes first.  

I’ve heard a number of people say things like “what will be, will be.”  Que sera sera.

That goes against what I’ve learned about this world.  

This world is a projection of our mind, gently planned, by one whose only purpose is our good.

It’s not happening TO us.

It’s happening BY us.  We’re part of the group mind that’s bringing global changes about.  

In this world, we make choices of how to think and feel about things and our thoughts and beliefs become our experiences.  Our beliefs are like a magnet in our mind that attracts the thoughts that we might choose to think.  Our thoughts than become like molds that form our experiences.  We can break the mold and have a new experience.  We can choose a new thought.  We can relinquish the beliefs that don’t serve and energize the truth that sets us free.

“True learning is constant, and so vital in its power for change that a Son of God can recognize his power in one instant and change the world in the next.  That is because, by changing his mind, he has changed the most powerful device that was ever given him for change.”  ACIM T-7.V.7.

We are not victims of circumstance.

We can change our mind.

We can choose our thoughts.

Let’s recognize our power rather than deny it.

It’s so valuable to us that we have the ability to change our mind, and that we have the ability to choose what we’ll energize.  We can choose to serve God or ego.

What will be, will be, unless we change our mind about it.

Let’s choose to change our mind about the world.

Let’s take dominion over our minds and continuously energize the highest and best for all and a world that works lovingly for everyone.

Let us not stand back and become voyeurs in this world.  We are the dreamers of this dream.  Let’s not abdicate our response-ability.  Let’s actively energize that more Peace, more Love and more Joy are happening now.

We pray to accept the things we cannot change and to Love what is even if we don’t like it.

Acceptance is a starting point to our empowerment!

Forgiveness is the thing that brings us to acceptance AND empowerment!

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