ACIM Workbook Lesson 122 – for Monday, May 2, 2011
Affirmation: “Forgiveness offers everything I want.”
“[Forgiveness] sparkles in your eyes as you awake, and gives you joy with which to meet the day. It soothes your forehead while you sleep, and rests upon your eyelids so you see no dreams of fear and evil, malice and attack. And when you wake again, it offers you another day of happiness and peace. All this forgiveness offers you, and more. (WB217)”
This is one of my favorite passages, a passage of great joy and peace. If we could believe for even a minute that forgiveness offers all of these blessings, we would have no problem with forgiveness again. We would be Home.
This passage reflects the “happy dreams the Holy Spirit brings” (an ACIM quotation). We are told that, before the real world arises before our eyes, we will dream happy dreams. These happy dreams are meant to prepare us for Awakening. Without them, we might be too fearful of what will transpire to seek it meaningfully. We have slept long and hard, and we need gentler dreams to precede our Awakening. These gentler dreams the Holy Spirit provides.
May we have days composed of the joy that this passage promises. We can have, and they can commence immediately. We do no have to wait any longer. Simply determine that the attack actions of ourselves, and our brothers and sisters, are insanity, and therefore unreal, and that we are caught in an illusion. Then we will welcome the holy dreams of the Holy Spirit. And our days will be like pearls of purity, one after the other.
All of us deserve forgiveness for the mistakes we have made, and probably continue to make. And we will continue to make mistakes as long as we are in this world. But we are innocent! Many people have trouble with this concept, but I would, with Your help, understand it today. I have not really ever changed from the being that You created.
May forgiveness sparkle in my eyes today. If anger or attack come my way, may I overlook both. And may I sleep well tonight, after a full and complete day of safety preserved by You.