ACIM Workbook Lesson 354 – for Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Affirmation: “We stand together, Christ and I, in peace
“For who is Christ except Your Son as You created Him? And what am I except the Christ in me? (WB481)”
1 – Definition of the Christ
Here is a further amplification of what “Christ” actually means. He is the Self that we all embody in our essence. We are still as God created us. We only think that we ever separated from Him. And in the lack of separation, we find the Christ/Self whom we are.
2 – Be at Peace
We are at peace when we have remembered these truths. We do not have to rely only upon the personal self, the little self which has all too often been informed by the ego. We can rely on the Voice that God gave in Answer to the separation, the Holy Spirit. And we have one purpose with the fullest understanding of the term “Christ.” We have certainty of purpose in furthering salvation.
3 – Projection Makes Perception
Our Creator is within. We project the world that we see. There is nothing outside of us, and that is what we must ultimately learn (Text tenets). May we turn to our Creator, our God, within, whenever we are perplexed. We do not have to remain in doubts. The solution is always with the problem. Not ultimately, but right now. It, practically, may take awhile for the truth of a solution to dawn upon our deluded minds. But dawn it will, and all will be well.
I would turn inward today, constantly listening to the guidance of the Guide that You gave me. I would have a good day, knowing that my intention does make some difference in the way things turn out. Be with me today as I share my day with my brothers and sisters. Help me to know when to reach out and when to refrain. May I make no overtures that are unwelcome, but may I not hesitate to make overtures that I sense may be welcome.
Help me to understand what my real Self, the Christ within, really means. I know that my little personal self may not comprehend fully, but guide me gently to a fuller understanding of all that You intend us to know on this plane.
Be with my significant others, those nearby and those at a distance, those I have contacted recently and those I wish to contact but hesitate to do so. May all I have ever encountered be aware of the love that surrounds all of us when we turn inwardly to You.