ACIM Workbook Lesson 273 – for Friday, September 30, 2011
Affirmation: “The stillness of the peace of God is mine.”
“We need but tell our minds, with certainty, ‘The stillness of the peace of God is mine,’ and nothing can intrude upon the peace that God Himself has given to His Son.
“Father, Your peace is mine. What need have I to fear that anything can rob me of what You would have me keep? I cannot lose Your gifts to me. And so the peace You gave Your Son is with me still, in quietness and in my own eternal love for you. (WB433)”
1 – Ever-Greater Serenity
Today we return to passages of greater serenity. We wait in quietness for God to act. We listen to the Holy Spirit, and we follow what He says. And by waiting and by listening, we gain the peace of God.
2 – Disregard the Ego / Be Safe
This serenity is unassailable, regardless of what is happening in the illusory world of which we are a part. As long as we disregard the dictates of the ego, we are safe. And when we let all our grievances go, we will know that we are safe (from the Workbook).
3 – Let Us Rest Today
May we be in the spirit of forgiveness today. May today be a particular day of rest in our journey. We do not need to attack, to judge, or to make plans against contingencies to come. If there are plans to be made, the Holy Spirit will so tell us (a Text tenet).
4 – God Goes with Us
We can indeed afford to be careful for nothing, knowing that God goes with us wherever we go (an ACIM paraphrase).
I would rest today awhile, secure in the knowledge of Your love for me. I would disregard the ego, because nothing that the ego says ever made any sense; it was constantly being undone. The ego’s undoing is part of the honing of our Self in this world. Thank You for letting me know this.
I thank You for the rest that You will give me today. The world has been too much with me lately, and I need the respite that only You can bring. Be with me today as I seek Your respite.