ACIM Workbook Lesson 270 – for Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Affirmation: “I will not use the body’s eyes today.”
“How glorious and gracious is this world! Yet how much more will I perceive in it than sight can give. The world forgiven signifies Your Son acknowledges his Father, lets his dreams be brought to truth, and waits expectantly the one remaining instant more of time which ends forever, as Your memory returns to him. (WB430)”
1 – May We Perceive the World Anew
This prayer is an insightful explanation of what will transpire when we perceive the world as we are meant to perceive it. Our sight of the world, what our eyes light upon, is not all that will change. We are acknowledging our relationship to God, our Father, and we are bringing our dreams (our illusions) to truth. The final phrase in the prayer indicates the time of Awakening, as we “remember” God. Nobody who has yet to experience this great blessing can truly understand all that its promise holds out to us.
2 – “The Happy Dreams the Holy Spirit Brings”
We do express gratitude for a world seen anew, even when we are seeing it in the “happy dreams the Holy Spirit brings” (a quotation from the Workbook). With a grateful heart, much that troubles us currently will just fall away. Even if times are tough, our hearts will sing with praise, a praise that helps us, as well as others with whom we come in contact, more than God needs to hear it. Jesus says in the Text that we hardly need to tell God how “wonderful” He is; God has no ego with which to accept such praise. But we need to feel the attitude of gratefulness and praise. We are more helped than even our brothers and sisters.
3 – May We See the World with New Eyes
May we walk today a pathway of peace. May we see the world with new eyes. Let us pray for that blessing.
I would see the world anew today. Nothing has to change for this change to be effected. Only You know how this is done, but I know that it is Your Will that I do see anew. Thank You.
I would be grateful for my many blessings. All too often I focus on the few things that are wrong, ignoring the many that are right. I would change that today; I would see only what is right and let what is wrong just wither away from lack of attention. We can indeed make the world that we see, even while You create the real world for us to see shortly.
Thank You for always being here for me. Help me to aid my brothers and sisters in their “journey without distance” today.