[Please note: ACIM passages quoted in this article reference the Foundation for Inner Peace (FIP) Edition.]
I wanted to let everyone know that my mother, who has lung cancer, has taken a dramatic turn for the worse, and it looks like she is in the final stages of this earthly life. So, I’m on my way to Bellingham, Washington to see her, almost certainly for the last time. I am sad, but I go with the intention to offer miracles and experience a truly holy encounter as I say goodbye to someone who has blessed my life beyond measure.
The lesson I have been focusing on lately is Lesson 345, “I offer only miracles today, for I would have them be returned to me.” (I’ve written a piece on this lesson, which will appear in the next Better Way.) This lesson says that when I offer miracles to another person, those miracles “are given back in just the form I need to help me with the problems I perceive.” So, my hope is that by focusing on offering a miracle of love to my mother in her last days, I may experience that miracle of love returning to me, and transform this event into something beautiful instead of something tragic. At least that is the hope.
I’m also gently reminding myself (without pretending that feelings of sadness aren’t there) that life is eternal, so my mother is not the body declining before my eyes, but forever the loving being I have been blessed to have as my mother. I would greatly appreciate your prayers during this difficult but hopefully holy time.