ACIM Workbook Lesson 124 – for Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Affirmation: “Let me remember I am one with God.”
“Today we will not doubt His Love for us, nor question His protection and His care. No meaningless anxieties can come between our faith and our awareness of His Presence. We are one with Him today in recognition and remembrance. We feel Him in our hearts. Our minds contain His Thoughts; our eyes behold His loveliness in all we look upon. Today we see only the loving and the lovable. (WB222)”
This is a meditative passage (as are many in the Workbook). May we leave aside anxiety; we have this as a promise. But how many of us truly believe that we can leave aside anxiety? If we knew who walks beside us, then doubt and fear would be no longer. They would be impossible. May we speculate today about who walks beside us. May we imagine that Jesus is taking us by the hand and guiding us. Our imagination is not an “idle fantasy” (an ACIM quotation).
When we contemplate, commune with God in prayer, we soon feel Him in our hearts. We aer not alone any longer. We do see only the loving and the lovable. This is what isw meant by projection makes perceptions. And our projection has been cleansed, now that we are farther along in the Workbook.
We are not blind. We see bad things happened in our world, and in the world surrounding us, the larger world. But we will categorize all of these as illusion, illusion unable to touch our core. Of course, sometimes we will forget and get upset. This is natural. God does not ask that we leave our humanness outside the door of A Course in Miracles. But if we reflect on the words of ACIM, our moments of upset will diminish. We will have surety that the Holy Spirit is in control.
Not that we will always have this surety. But we will have glimpses of this surety as we go along our pathway. May today be a special day of thanksgiving. May we see only the loveliness surrounding us.
May I leave my anxieties behind today. If I find reason to be upset, let me look closely at that reason and ask if it is just an excuse to worry. I would not worry today. Be with me to ensure that I don’t. Your presence makes all the difference.
I would pray today that I can feel Your presence as I go through the day. You are often with me when I am distracted and don’t feel that You are there. I would feel You today.