“Love holds no grievances. When I let all my grievances go I will know I am perfectly safe. (WB116)”
Affirmation: “perfectly safe”
1 – A Comforting Passage
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 – Safety Wanted Always
This is one of my favorite passages from the Workbook, and, indeed, from the entire ACIM. Like many of us, I have always wanted to feel safe. And this passage promises how to do that. Is it any wonder that we might turn to the passage often?
3 – 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? The Course teaches otherwise. We are responsible for what we see. We choose. But we do not have to “blame the victim” when someone’s life seems. Our personal (‘little”) self does not do the choosing, unless we are consciously creating a self-fulfilling prophecy (a current psychological theroy). Our Self does the choosing, and we do not always know what it is up to.
4 – Ask God’s Help
But we can let grievances go, with God’s help, and as an act of will. The Answer always comes in communion with God.
5 – An Illusory World
If we remember that we live in an illusory world, and that we have always actually been safe from harm to our real Self, then we may feel more secure in this world.
6 – Perfectly Safe
“. ..[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.
I would feel perfectly safe today, knowing at the same time that I am perfectly safe–because my Self is never harmed. I would let all my grievances go. If I hold onto them, my ego is in the ascendancy. I would not have my ego in ascendancy.
Be with me throughout the day. Help me to live right, to live abundantly, as You will. May I follow my Guide without fail today. May I turn on a dime, when I sense that I am going astray.
To be perfectly safe is one of the great needs of vulnerable individuals in this world. May all who read and pray this prayer today know that all of us are perfectly safe. And may we know this when we have let our grievances go.