ACIM Workbook Lesson 234 – for Monday, August 22, 2011
Affirmation: “Father, today I am Your Son again.”
“We thank You, Father, that we cannot lose the memory of You and of Your Love. We recognize our safety, and give thanks for all the gifts You have bestowed on us, for all the loving help we have received, for Your eternal patience, and the Word which You have given us that we are saved. (WB409)”
We tried in the separation to lose the memory of God and His love. But we cannot actually be separated from God; we can only forget. And with His help and the help of masters of spiritual traditions, we will find our way to remembrance again. Indeed God must be patient, for we are like children who do not know when to go to sleep (an idea lifted from the Text). We flounder about, losing our way, finding pain that leads all too often to suffering, and then, ultimately to the realization that there is “another way.’ This realization is what led Helen and Bill to co-scribe ACIM. Their pathways brought them together to a miraculous conclusion. Helen did the writing, listening to an interior voice that she believed was Jesus; and Bill, each morning at work, closed the door, pulled down the shade, locked the door, and typed the dictation that Helen voiced. It was a secretive endeavor.
Years later, A Course in Miracles is anything but a secret. More than two million copies of ACIM have been sold, and many translations into languages other than English are available or currently being written. It has been an amazing journey of more than 30 years.
ACIM is one Word to which we can refer. It is impossible to refer to these volumes without receiving a blessing, unless we are so distracted as to be unable to follow the beautiful iambic pentameter (a poetic device).
ACIM is our Way. As Jesus says in the Text, why choose other ways, when our way is through the special-turned-holy relationships that we have with our brother (and sister)?
Thank You for A Course in Miracles. I have benefited greatly from the blessing of reading this work. Thank You for Your children, Helen and Bill, who were instrumental in bringing ACIM to the world.
Be with me today as I seek to gain ever greater meaning from Your work. May ACIM lead me, through my holy relationships, to come home to You, even though I may remain on earth.