ACIM Workbook Lesson 185 – for Monday, July 4, 2011
Affirmation: “I want the peace of God.”
“To say these words is nothing. But to mean these words is everything. If you could but mean them for just an instant, there would be no further sorrow possible for you in any form; in any place or time. Heaven would be completely given back to full awareness, memory of God entirely restored,,,, the resurrection of all creation fully recognized. (WB348)”
This is another favorite quotation of students/teachers of A Course in Miracles. In an early cassette tape of necessarily limited quotations from ACIM, this passage was one of those selected.
If we can actually mean these words, we will be well on our way to the right pathway. Heaven will be restored to our awareness, even while we live in this world. We will remember God, i.e., we will know Awakening.
So often when we are peaceful, we think that we are depressed, and we rush about trying to “do” something. We create adrenaline coursing through our arteries, and we are ever farther from peace. How foolish we really are at such times! If we would only remain still and quiet, the memory of God would return (however briefly). Which of us would not desire this memory to return? But it is up to us to create the conditions that can invite the experience. That much, at least, is in our power.
I do so want the peace of God, and this prayer is as genuine as I know how to make it. If I pray amiss, correct my prayer. If I do or say amiss, correct those things as well. I know that neither my brothers and sisters, nor I, will be happy until we have Your peace.
Be with me today. I pray that if the day is stressful or peaceful, I will still feel Your peace in the midst of it.