“This is your heritage. The universe beyond the sun and stars, and all the thoughts of which you can conceive, belongs to you. God’s peace is the condition for His Will. Attain His peace, and you remember Him. (M-20.6)”
Affirmation: “May I know the peace of God today.”
1 – Everything
This passage is indicative of other statements in A Course in Miracles, in which we are told that our will is to have everything, and that everything has been given to each of us, all of our brothers and sisters, as well as ourselves. Previously, we may have wanted some (little) something very much, as though to say, “If I have this, it will be as everything to me.” But this little thing will never satisfy, Jesus says, for it is our will to have everything. (These are paraphrases from ACIM.)
2 – The Universe
And so it is the universe that belongs to all of us, individually and collectively. And when we attain the peace of god, we will know this. When we are peaceful, we also want God’s Will, knowing that our own will is identical to His. And we remember God. This latter point is another way of saying that we have awakened (an interpretation, not stated in ACIM).
3 – Law of Attraction
Whatever we can conceive of, we can have. This seems like a very controversial statement, but it is line with the law of attraction (not an ACIM tenet), which is getting a lot of press these days. If we cannot conceive of something, then it is not for us. We only conceive of that which we can and may have.
4 – Own the Universe
What does it mean to own the universe? It is an extravagant statement, likely meant to encourage to raise our sights to higher levels. We are not limited, though in this world we do know limitation (an ACIM tenet). When we have moved beyond this world, we will likely know immediately what this promise of the universe really means. The Other Side is left for another day to explore.
I would attract only what is good for me, but I would first filter these things through Your Will for me. I know that Your Will and my will are actually the same, and if I ask something in my will that is not Yours, then the ego (an insane part of myself) has encouraged this decision.
We are encourage to believe that the universe belongs to us, the universe and everything in it. This is an extravagant claim, but it is clearly outlined in A Course in Miracles. Thank You for this blessing. And may we never try to claim some small part of the universe, as though it would be all for us. We want everything good, and may we have that today. Thank You for guiding us as we make decisions about what to ask for.
And may our guidance be correctly ascertained by us. May we not let the ego intrude on this most sacred of happenings, guidance from the Holy Spirit or the Christ within.