ACIM Workbook Lesson 90 – for Saturday, March 31, 2012
“The problem is a grievance; the solution is a miracle. And I invite the solution to come to me through my forgiveness of the grievance, and my welcome of the miracle that takes its place. (WB155)”
This lesson builds on the one for yesterday. Yes, all problems are forms of grievances, or we would not perceive them as problems at all. Our problems can be solved, and solved this very day. Sometimes the best solution is internal, and no external matter has to change at all for the blessing to come down upon us.
Affirmation: “Let me recognize my problems have been solved.”
“I do not see the problem and the answer as simultaneous in their occurrence. That is because I do not yet realize that God has placed the answer together with the problem, so that they cannot be separated by time. The Holy Spirit will teach me this, if I will let Him. And I will understand it is impossible that I could have a problem which has not been solved already. (WB155)”
This passage may sound utopian, too unrealistic to be believed. But there are many things in ACIM that sound too good to be true. Be patient a bit, and study, and see how the Holy Spirit brings the happy dreams (an ACIM tenet). We think our problems are real, but we live in illusion, and therefore no problem at all is truly “real.” A careful study of the passage selected for today will prove to be comforting in the extreme.
I would have a comforting day today, and to have this comforting day, all that is needed is to turn to You. You will replace my grievances with the forgiveness that I need to give all, and then this becomes the miracle that I need. I need Your miracles, and I thank You for so generously offering them to me.
Be with us today as we go about our world. I know that the real world is something different from the illusions that I look upon. I would clear my mind and spirit of illusions, and let my heart take over to provide solutions to all that I view as problems. Be with me today, in Your comfort.