ACIM Workbook Lesson 306 – for Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Affirmation: “The gift of Christ is all I seek today.”
1 – “Wisp of a Melody”
The ancient memory meant here is the “wisp of a melody” (from the Text) that we remember in holy instants, the wisp of a melody that would make us weep, because it reminds us of what we have lost. But it does not have to remain lost. Jesus in A Course in Miracles is telling us how to find the ancient memory again and how to incorporate that memory in our daily life.
2 – The Memory of Heaven
What is this memory? It is the memory of the Heaven that we threw away when we forgot to laugh at a “tiny, mad idea” (from the Text). We did not value Heaven enough, thinking that we would find in separation something that we liked better.. It matters not that we could not actually separate from God. It was enough that we thought that we could do so. So we started the long trek away, and for all of us to return may take millions of years. But that is not a reason to start; it is not even a reason to become discouraged. Anywhere along the way, the inclusiveness of the Holy Spirit’s guidance may dawn on us (an ACIM tenet), and, when it does, we are on the pathway. The ending is sure.
3 – What about Our Brothers and Sisters?
Could we be happy in a Heaven of another realm if if meant that all of our brothers and sisters were not there with us? This understanding is why we need to lead others home with us. We can have a Heaven on earth because our projection has made perceptions that are cleansed. And then we will be in a better position to help. We do not, though, choose the miracles that we will perform. We let Jesus, our elder brother, choose for us. Consciously chosen miracles are normally misguided (a Text tenet). Let greater guidance that we can manifest come into our minds and spirits and show us the next step.
Help me to understand what I need to understand to use Christ’s vision today to return a memory of Heaven lost. I would experience the “Heaven on earth” that is indicated in Jesus’s words. I would not want to experience this great blessing alone, though. I would share this blessing of a new world with all with whom I come in contact.
Help us to want to help all others. May we turn aside from the selfishness that might want God’s blessings only unto ourselves. We need to reach out to others in this world. We are not meant to travel alone. Help me today to share a message with those who are ready for that message. Thank You for being in and with me always.