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Serenity Prayer Application
May 13, 1977

The"application" I am working on at present is the serenity prayer used  by AA.  (I don't know who the author is.)

"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the  courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the  difference."

The literal interpretation in itself is beautiful and meaningful.

In a new awareness I am now exploring (brought to me via a set of books  we recently acquired from A.R.E.:  "A Course in Miracles"), a further  interpretation might go something like this:

"Father, I seek consistent awareness in Christ Consciousness:  That the  obstacles and the difficult inter-relationships I find in this world of  space and time are transient facts authored by my ego self; and accurately reflect my separation from my true spiritual Being.  My faith in You, Father, is my courage to release this world, which exists for me  only as it is established by my ego self; and my wisdom is my  willingness to fore sake the ego voice and listen only to my Divine Guidance, so that I experience the Heaven I am already in, and know your  will on earth as it is in Heaven.  Help me, Spiritual Teachers of God to  grow in the activity of this understanding and thank you, God, that this  is so.  Amen"

So this is where I Am; for now.

I shall be sending you some of these understandings, in simpler,  non-summarized, manner as we go along.

One stepping stone, which is the current application of our weekly  group, is "This too shall pass."  This recognizes the transitory nature  of any and all earthly experiences.  This affirmation is particularly  helpful in release of the experiences we find difficult.  We must  eventually recognize that this applies also to the experience which our  egos label as good, and to which we may subsequently attach our  existence.

All activities of spirit are attended by a deep fulfilling joy.  Not the  temporary exhilaration of a "good" ego trip, not the anticipation of a  reward, but the abiding joy in doing, in Being.  This was expanded in  awareness by a thought from Old Chinese as passed on to me by Elda  Shippey, "It is the process that is important."  This also reminds me of a teaching from the Edgar Cayce readings, "We get credit for trying."  (pertaining to a gain in Spiritual awareness) and another thought from  Cayce, "It is no sin to fall down, it is a sin not to get up again."

So....If you are not finding joy in your activities, look to see what  miscreation your ego is authoring.  What error of attitude has your ego  established?  What internal sentences, what perceptions, is your ego  feeding your conscious?  This is the level at which you begin any change  of consciousness, any cancellation of the ego authored reality.

By consciously changing the sentences you tell yourself and by denying  the right of the ego to create, to govern, your existence; you can  detach from the circumstances of your ego world and know the pure joy of  your Spiritual Being.

-William E. Achor
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