“Peace now belongs here, because a Thought of God has entered. What else but a Thought of God turns hell to Heaven merely by being what it is?. . .It is no longer, ‘Can peace be possible in this world?’ but instead, ‘Is it not impossible that peace be absent here?’ (M-11.4)”
1 – Heaven on Earth
We are well-informed in A Course in Miracles that we can know Heaven on earth. We do not deny the reverse that our physical eyes show us, but we recognize what is real and what is not. We know that the intangibles of God, the Thought of God, is real. The peace, the joy, the patience, the contentment. . . .Everything that is not a synonym of peace is an illusion, because we are living a dream (ACIM tenets).
2 – Peace
When we experience a Thought of God, we know that peace is meant to follow our footsteps wherever we go. We can be mistaken in thinking a given thought is actually a Thought of God, but mistakes can be corrected. We do not arrogantly determine that we are understanding God’s Mind, for we are not ready for this. We humbly take what we are given, and we give thanks for it. Then we realize that peace is indeed home in our world.
3 – Pain and Suffering
What of the pain and suffering, the terrors and war, that engulf our world? We can make a difference, and when we pray for guidance, we will be directed what difference it is that we are to make–what our particular part in the cosmic drama is meant to be. Until we know that much, we walk a dimly lit path.
4 – Save This World
Ask today for your part in God’s plan to save the world. The Holy Spirit will respond, and, we can imagine, in our anthropomorphic way, that He is glad that we asked.
I would do today what I can best do to help the individuals around live a good life. I know that I do not experience Heaven on earth consistently, but this blessing happens more frequently than it did when I was in my early adult years. I knew when to be contented with what I had, because I had gone “without” for so long. I thank You now that I discovered ACIM so early, in my mid-thirties, and that its tenets have guided me to happiness many times over.
Be with all of us as we seek to learn A Course in Miracles. When we fill our minds with ACIM‘s glorious words, we edge out defeatism, and we find ourselves attracting better and better things. These things do not have to be materialistic only; they certainly can be emotional joys that provide us with a gentle happiness that no bad occurrence in our world can long overcome. Thank You for leading me to this understanding.
If we attract Jesus’s blessings, we do so because we have accepted the non-dualism of his world. We no longer seek for what will actually harm, seeking in ignorance precipitated by egoistic thinking. I would let the ego wither even more today, leading me ever closer to Awakening on a consistent basis.
Be with me as I seek to do for the significant others in my life the things that they need me to do. This has been a hard week, for personal reasons, but You know those personal reasons. And I wish to continue to see improvement in the individuals with whom I share my life.