ACIM Workbook Lesson 300 – for Thursday, October 27, 2011
“We see Your holy world today. For we, Your loving Sons, have lost our way a while. But we have listened to Your Voice, and learned exactly what to do to be restored to Heaven and our true Identity. And we give thanks today the world endures but for an instant. We would go beyond that tiny instant to eternity. (WB448)”
1 – How to Avoid Mistakes
We have listened to “Your Voice,” which is God’s Holy Spirit, or the Universal Inspiration (from the Text). The more quickly we listen, when confronted with a decision point, the more likely we are to follow in God’s way. We will not be as likely to make mistakes; indeed, making mistakes is impossible when we learn to discern the Holy Spirit’s prompting.
2 – How Does the Holy Spirit Prompt?
How does He prompt? The most accessible to me is what I call my intuition. Other ways are a “feeling” that I ought to do a certain thing, a thought that will not leave my mind about a way to proceed, an inner knowing of what God is pointing out for me to do. Many find the Holy Spirit’s guidance in silence, when communing with God. An inner knowing overcomes us, and we just recognize, without strain, the next step to take.
3 – This World Can Be Seen as Holy
This world is indeed holy when seen through the eyes of God. We wander aimlessly about this world until we turn, once again, to God. We may wander away many times in the course of a lifetime, but, not matter, as long as we ask forgiveness and seek the pathway again. We would not wander aimlessly down many pathways, although the world offers many. This would be meaningless, as well as a crucial delay on the road to salvation. We do not need to follow all the pathways of this world, only to decide in the end that God’s pathway is best. We can decide this right now, and it would behoove us to do so.
May I follow the Holy Spirit’s prompting consistently today. May I not drop into defiance. May I know that He always shows me the way that I would choose, if I had the knowledge that He does. May I be flexible, even when my reason seems to be listening to the ego that I would disown.
Be with us today as we go about our business in this world. May we see the world as holy, as You see it. May this day be a glorious one. And may I do what I can do to assist my brothers and sisters to see the holiness that You point out to me.
Thank You for always staying by my side.