Peace So Deep and Quiet

ACIM Workbook Lesson 305 – for Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Affirmation:  “There is a peace that Christ bestows on us.”

“Who uses but Christ’s vision finds a peace so deep and quiet, undisturbable and wholly changeless, that the world contains no counterpart.  (WB452)”

Reflections:

1 – Christ’s Vision Sees the Real World

Christ’s vision sees the real world, the world informed by the Holy Spirit by following His guidance.  It is not the egoic world, definitely not.  The real world, reality, is God’s world, and it behooves us to ask to spend more time there.  If we seek peace, calm, tranquility, and serenity, we will automatically seek silence more.  We will live in God’s presence.  And we will live the way of A Course in Miracles and A Course of Love (viewed by some as a sequel to ACIM).

2 – The Peace that Passeth Understanding

This peace is, I believe, the “peace that passeth understanding” of the New Testament.  Jesus has not really changed in 2000 years; he has simply adapted with the times.  Perhaps there is much in the New Testament that was a misreading of his message, and, if so, the world was ready for his channeling of A Course in Miracles.

3 – Living the Workbook of A Course in Miracles

Now that we are far along in the year of the Workbook for Students, we know better the tenets of ACIM, and it is up to us to incorporate these truths so that we actually live them.  We will find this peace that is “deep and quiet, undisturbable and wholly changeless” (see above).

4 – The Self Lives in the Real World

May we ask for the Self, the Christ (not Jesus alone), to bestow on us today this peace that we so crave.  This Self has never been incarnated; it is the real Self upon which we can draw for the “elevated Self of form” (from A Course of Love).  May we live today in a Self that is ever closer to being sustained.  And this will be the truly real world, the true reality.

Prayer:

Dear Father/Mother,

I would see with the vision of my Self, the higher Self that is known as the Christ.  I would not attach egoic notions to this appellation.  I would remain only myself, knowing that it is You who effect change in me.  Jesus has pointed out the Way in A Course in Miracles.  Please, today, help me to live what he has pointed out.

I would live in the real world, the world of peace, joy, harmony, and reconciliation with all of my brothers and sisters.  Let me not even hint at attack or anger today.  This, I ask, is to be a day of special dedication to You.  Be with me as I make this dedication to You and Your peace.

Amen.

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