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God’s Peace Is with Me

ACIM Workbook Lesson 245 – for Friday, September 2, 2011

Affirmation:  “Your peace is with me, Father.  I am safe.”  

“Your peace surrounds me, Father.  Where I go, Your peace goes there with me.  It sheds its light on everyone I meet.  I bring it to the desolate and lonely and afraid.  I give Your peace to those who suffer pain, or grieve for loss, or think they are bereft of hope and happiness.  Send them to me, my Father.  Let me bring Your peace with me.  For I would save Your Son, as is Your Will, that I may come to recognize my Self.

“And so we go in peace.  To all the world we give the message that we have received.  And thus we come to hear the Voice for God, Who speaks to us as we relate His Word; Whose Love we recognize because we share the Word that He has given unto us.  (WB416)”

Reflections:

This are prayerful comments from Jesus.  We are reminded that our duty is to save our brothers and sisters, but to do that (we learn from other part of ACIM), we must first be healers.  We must be healed ourselves; we cannot be “unhealed healers,” or we will not be effective in our chosen vocation (i.e., being healers).

How do we become healed ourselves?  We study, we learn, and we commune with God.  We do not feel that it is all up to us.  We have the guidance of the Holy Spirit always.  If we are not flexible enough to turn on a dime, we will miss many opportunities to do His Will, and that will be a pity.  The Holy Spirit is our Communicator with God (a tenet of the Text), and we would do well to ask for more and more guidance.  We are not bereft of comfort ourselves.  We are never alone.

We listen with our heart, not just our mind (a tenet of A Course of Love, which some view as a sequel to ACIM, a sequel channeled by Jesus).  We must not lose ourselves in trying to do good, because choosing which miracles we will perform is a sure way to take the wrong turn.  The miracles we choose ourselves will be misguided (a Text tenet).

Listen to the words of Jesus in ACIM, listen to the intuitive guidance of the Holy Spirit, and thereby be guided into which miracles to perform.  We will be answered every time we ask.  As many in churches have proclaimed, we are the hands and feet of Jesus in this world.  He needs our cooperation to bring everyone to the recognition that he/she is One with God.  The return may take millions of years, just as the separation was over millions of years (a Text statement).  But the end if certain (also a Text statement).  We will all find our way home.

Prayer:

Dear Father/Mother,

I would extend Your peace to all that cross my path today.  I thank You that life has calmed down, for the moment, and I am reach outward more without preoccupations with my own personal self.  Help me to find the way to the Self that You love.  I would be all that You would wish for my brothers and sisters, and myself.

Thank You for the ease of this day.  I thank You for struggle is alien to Your Will, and that when we struggle, it is likely that we are being influenced by an ego that has not withered away.  I would be a healed healer, as Jesus asks.  Help me to know how to respond to those in need.  Be with  me as I seek to an instrument of Your peace.  When I fail, please restore my good humor, and help me to try again.

Amen.

The Peace of God

ACIM Workbook Lesson 185 – for Monday, July 4, 2011

Affirmation:  “I want the peace of God.”

“To say these words is nothing.  But to mean these words is everything.  If you could but mean them for just an instant, there would be no further sorrow possible for you in any form; in any place or time.  Heaven would be completely given back to full awareness, memory of God entirely restored,,,, the resurrection of all creation fully recognized.  (WB348)”

Reflections:

This is another favorite quotation of students/teachers of A Course in Miracles.  In an early cassette tape of necessarily limited quotations from ACIM, this passage was one of those selected.

If we can actually mean these words, we will be well on our way to the right pathway.  Heaven will be restored to our awareness, even while we live in this world.  We will remember God, i.e., we will know Awakening.

So often when we are peaceful, we think that we are depressed, and we rush about trying to “do” something.  We create adrenaline coursing through our arteries, and we are ever farther from peace.  How foolish we really are at such times!  If we would only remain still and quiet, the memory of God would return (however briefly).  Which of us would not desire this memory to return?  But it is up to us to create the conditions that can invite the experience.  That much, at least, is in our power.

Prayer:

Dear Father/Mother,

I do so want the peace of God, and this prayer is as genuine as I know how to make it.  If I pray amiss, correct my prayer.  If I do or say amiss, correct those things as well.  I know that neither my brothers and sisters, nor I, will be happy until we have Your peace.

Be with me today.  I pray that if the day is stressful or peaceful, I will still feel Your peace in the midst of it.

Amen.