Happy – Saved – Safe

ACIM Workbook Lesson 235 – for Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Affirmation:  “God in His mercy wills that I be saved.”

“I need but keep in mind my Father’s Will for me is only happiness, to find that only happiness has come to me.  And I need but remember that God’s Love surrounds His son and keeps his sinlessness forever perfect, to be sure that I am saved and safe forever in His Arms.

“Father, Your holiness is mine.  Your Love created me, and made my sinlessness forever part of You.  I have no guilt nor sin in me, for there is none in You.  (WB410)”

Reflections:

We don’t have feel ourselves as “holy,” but here Jesus is declaring, in a prayer to God, that we do have holiness–indeed, the holiness of God.  This does not mean that we are equals to God, of course.  But we are meant to be co-creators with God one day, once the separation has been healed.  (This is a tenet of New Age thinking, of which ACIM and A Course of Love are two examples.)

The Love of God that created us means that we will never be satisfied until we are as fully capable of returning that Love as receiving it.  Actually, giving and receiving are one (a tenet of ACIM), and until we give as we receive, we will not know completeness.  Knowing that God is Love is built on statements made in the Bible, and so there is continuity here between biblical tenets and ACIM.  But we do not fully comprehend what it means to say that God is Love.  We are deficient this way, because we have not walked the whole pathway back to Love.  So this Love remains a mystery that we seek to feel emotionally and spiritually, but which the mind cannot grasp in its entirety.

We are not sinful, but we do make mistakes (an ACIM tenet).  We can ask that those mistakes be corrected, and we will receive guidance about what we need to do to correct our mistakes.  We can make amends whenever possible.  We can ask forgiveness, of ourselves, our brothers and sisters, and God.  The Holy Spirit will guide us in this process of undoing mistakes.  The solution is found with the problem (an ACIM tenet).

Let us try today to walk the pathway to God with high spirits and filled with joy.  We are asked in the Text to feel “limited release” and “pure joy,” and these are states of mind and spirit that will give us the best possible day.

Prayer:

Dear Father/Mother,

I would know limited release and pure joy today.  I would be easy with myself and others, not struggling to make my way in this world.  Struggle, for me, often means the ego is reigning, and I would not have this so.  Be with me as I gently let the ego wither away.

I would be happy today, save and secure in Your love.  Your blessings keep me on the right pathway when I am careful to turn to Your Guide on a consistent basis.  Keep me flexible today, to follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit without exception.

Amen.

Author: Celia Hales

I intend "Miracles Each Day" to offer inspiration and insight into A Course in Miracles, A Course of Love, The Way of Mastery, Choose Only Love, Mirari, and similar readings.

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