ACIM Workbook Lesson 358 – for Saturday, December 24, 2011
Affirmation: “No call to God can be unheard nor left
Unanswered. And of this I can be sure;
His answer is the one I really want.”
“Let me not forget myself is no thing, but my Self is all. (WB483)”
1 – The Christ Self
My Self is all, and that Self is the Christ Self. Here we are coming into our own, the Self Whom God always intended us to be. This is His answer to us in these final moments of the year. We can come home to him as the Self we really are.
2 – Commune with God
Let us spend the rest of this reflection time in praying, in communing, with God for the glory that He means for us to have. May we not say that we are unworthy, for this is the ego being arrogant. God has prepared us. It is only the ego that would say otherwise.
I would pray sincerely and with strong intent to know that You hear me. I thank You for the guidance of the Holy Spirit, but when I am deep in trouble, I want You. And You are there. You are within, and the Self that is part of You projects the world that I see outside myself. This gets into mysteries that I do not pretend to understand, but I have hints from You. My mind is too small to comprehend all of Your magnificence.
Be with me today. I need to pray by writing, or by saying words aloud. Sometimes when I speak internally, I regret that my mind wanders. Be with me today, and with my thoughts, to keep my thoughts on track. I would not neglect You by my own shortcomings in concentration.
Thank You for this year spent with the Workbook. Thank You for what You and the Holy Spirit, not to mention Jesus, have taught me. I would choose to put into effect in the New Year all that You have taught me. I realize that I will not always succeed with my resolutions, but I trust that You will be there to keep me walking along the pathway to You.
Thank You for your comfort today.
2 thoughts on “God Will Listen”
Eloquently stated. I had thoughts on the same line this morning as I was pondering Lesson 358. The Wisdom Card I picked this morning from ACIM was from the Text pg. 142 that tracks along with the same theme of ‘myself is nothing, but my Self is all’: ‘The Holy Spirit teaches you that if you only look at yourself you cannot find yourself, because that is not what you are.’ We are not that tiny little ego but the magnificence of God, the Christ Self. Thank you for sharing your reflections. Blessings.
What you have said today is so close to A Course of Love. I am eager for yours to arrive in the mail also. I am getting a Kindle from Santa, and the first books that I am going to download are the three volumes of A Course of Love. There are some new references to A Course in Miracles in the original volume of ACOL that earlier had to be left out of the initial edition (a copyright issue).
Have lovely holidays!
Most cordially, Celia