Let me recognize that my problems have been solved.
I want to add a quick couple of thoughts about Lesson 80. First, it is a natural adjunct to 79 – they are two sides of the same coin. In my experience as a student, they are the two most powerful lessons. But your mileage will – and should – vary.
I mentioned in lesson 79 that I – that we- are actively maintaining the separation. This is important. Until we see that we are making the separation go, it is very difficult to actually get anywhere in terms of ending it.
On the other hand – and this is the essence of lesson 80 for me – is that it is in the past tense. That is, our problems are already solved. This is why we don’t need to do anything – and couldn’t even if we wanted to. It’s already done. This makes no sense intellectually, which I suspect is the point. We identify the problem and then . . . we are basically told we don’t have a problem. Now what?
Now we sit with it. That’s what I do. Just be present. Be aware. Give attention. It’s a self study course, so we have to study ourselves. Where does the resistance come in? What form does it take? Can we forgive it? Forgiveness is seeing with the Holy Spirit – letting the problem or challenge simply be without all this need to identify it and name it and categorize it and compare/contrast it with others challenges and problems and they actively resolve according to some predetermined world view. Let it be. Breathe. Rinse and repeat.