“Love holds no grievances. When I let all my grievances go I will know I am perfectly safe. (WB116)”
1 – Safety
This passage is very comforting. Safety is a great need in our world, and we find herein that letting grievances go means that we will know safety.
2 – Hard to Let Grievances Go
It is hard, sometimes, to let grievances go. So many lamentable aspects of our lives would have us blame others for the bad times. But should we really? A Course in Miracles teaches otherwise. We are responsible for what we see. We choose. All the choices may not be made by the little self, the personal self. We are sometimes attune to our larger self, the Self that will ultimately be joined as one with the Christ (from A Course of Love).
3 – God is Always There for Us
“. ..[P]erfectly safe” is a great consoler in times of stress and anxiety. Let us never forget that God is always there for us, regardless of the outer and inner experience.
4 – A Confused and Disturbed Mind
Perhaps we long for safety too much. We are certainly in a dangerous world, but the danger in it is sometimes seen by a confused and disturbed mind. We would have none of this insanity, but all of us here are insane to one degree or another (an ACIM tenet). We should not underestimate the madness of this world (also an ACIM tenet). And it would be good for us to ask the Holy Spirit, speaking for God, to “get the madness out.”
5 – Our Circumstances May Improve
We may be surprised by the improvement in our circumstances. Perhaps all that has been missing was our oneness with God’s plan for the salvation of the world.
I would lose my grievances today, if only for today, and I know that life is lived one day at a time. I know that when I am thinking peacefully about others, I am much happier. And I also know that I feel safe. The truth of this statement comes home to me.
May I know safety in this difficult world. May I let my grievances go, not just for a day or so, but day-by-day far into the future. For all time. This is as You would have it for me, and I choose what You will.
Thank You for helping me in this resolution.