ACIM Workbook Lesson 302 – for Saturday, October 29, 2011
“Father, our eyes are opening at last. Your holy world awaits us, as our sight is finally restored and we can see. We thought we suffered. But we had forgot the Son whom You created. Now we see that darkness is our own imagining, and light is there for us to look upon. Christ’s vision changes darkness into light, for fear must disappear when love has come. Let me forgive Your holy world today, that I may look upon its holiness and understand it but reflects my own. (WB450)”
1 – Out Eyes Are Now Open
This lovely prayer summarizes much from A Course in Miracles. We see when our eyes are open, and we do not “see” at all when we have sightless eyes that see an illusory world. Jesus is preparing us to see the real world, the reality that God would have us see. When we have seen little edges of light around familiar objects, and perhaps the Great Rays have visited us, we will know that we are following along the right pathway. It may be years before the real world arises before our eyes, but arise it will. The certainty of our right direction, under the Holy Spirit’s guidance, assures this.
2 – Fear Has Disappeared
When fear has disappeared, we will know that we are on the way home. This too may take a long time, but as we have noted in previous blogs, the pace and timing of the universe is different from our own. We don’t know how long a “day” is in God’s time.
3 – Forgive = Doing Our Part
If we forgive, we are doing our part. We do not have, even, to forgive totally, because Jesus stands at the end of the road to correct the errors that we have not been able to correct. Just a little willingness is all ACIM asks of us. But it is enough. The work of the Holy Spirit is infinitely more than what we do, and we are blessed that this is true. We would in all likelihood mess everything up, if left to our own devices. (Much of the above are paraphrases from ACIM.)
I would walk with open eyes, seeing with vision, today. I would not believe that this world is real, that my eyes show me a real world, but I will believe that when I see love, I am seeing reality. May I experience love today wherever I go. May I do my part to have this experience be mine. Thank You for the guidance of the Holy Spirit, Who will lead me in the right way to look without error.
May I forgive if I believe myself wronged today. May I know that even this experience is one that, on some level, I have chosen. We are always living the world that we have made. May I choose today to make that world a loving, peaceful, joyous place, and may I confront my brothers and sisters with only goodness in my heart.
Thank You for the guidance that will enable me to have a good day.