ACIM Workbook Lesson 228 – for Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Affirmation: “God has condemned me not. No more do I.”
“Father, I was mistaken in myself, because I failed to realize the Source from which I came. I have not left that Source to enter in a body and to die. My holiness remains a part of me, as I am part of You. And my mistakes about myself are dreams. I let them go today. And I stand ready to receive Your Word alone for what I really am. (WB405)”
We live a dream, or maya (as Eastern thought calls it). The Holy Spirit changes our frantic dreams to peaceful ones before Awakening happens, because if He did not do so, we would be too frightened to welcome Awakening at all (a Text tenet). We would, in fact, be terrified by the novel experience. These peaceful dreams are happy, and we would do well to rest in this knowledge, for it is in fact knowledge and not perception (which is variable).
The knowledge that God loves us is indisputable, and we live that knowledge everyday that we feel His presence. His felt presence is one of the surest ways that we know that we are on the right pathway.
“Your Word alone” actually means the intuitions that rise to the surface of our minds when we have turned to the Holy Spirit for clarification. We then have a single purpose to our practicing the Workbook lesson for the day, and we will be blessed thereby.
I thank You for the workbook lessons, practiced daily. Be with me as I practice. I would not live in dreams any longer. I would awake to the knowledge of You. This is my fervent prayer.
Help us to be patient as we seek to overcome the insanity that is this world. May we get the madness out of our own minds. May we live in the real world of Your love, exemplified in the attitudes that we show to our brothers and sisters.