The title of Workbook Lesson 187 in A Course In Miracles is:
I Bless the World because I Bless Myself.
The lesson begins: “No on can give unless he has. In fact, giving is proof of having.”
If you are depressed it is time to send Blessings to Yourself and the way to do that is to bless someone else too! When you give LOVE to someone with your thoughts you are holding LOVE in your mind! Therefore you are also receiving that love!
We make room for thoughts that bless someone or something then we share in that blessings in our mind and heart. If you don’t have anyone to bless, what about your favorite flower, tree, river, lake, mountain, the world, teacher, coach, dog or cat? When we send a blessing i.e. LOVE then we also bless ourselves wherever we are right now!
Bless yourself for all the thoughts of love that you have ever extend to friends and family. Extend love to the person you saw standing in line at the grocery story who you judged as _________ (fill in the blank) by sending them message now. A simple little thought like -“I saw you there and my ego judged you but now I withdraw that thought and see you as a Holy Son of God that you are.”
Since you send the blessing you have right now blessed yourself. You have also blessed the world because you powerful mind sent a the powerful thought of LOVE and acceptance. The Course says all minds are JOINED at some level, so just know your loving thought was received not only by that person but to others – the whole enormous family!
In the Course, Chapter 1, Page 14 in the text:
Perfect love casts out fear. If fear exits, there is not perfect love. But
Only perfect love exists. If there is fear, it produces a state that does not exist.
Your perfect love casts out not only fear but all the worries, doom, gloom you are holding onto in your life. Let it all go and the way to do it is to LET LOVE IN…..NOW.
http://www.acim.org and click on Lessons to see lesson 187