ACIM Workbook Lesson 296 – for Sunday, October 23, 2011
Affirmation: “The Holy Spirit speaks through me today.”
“I would be savior to the world I made. For having damned it I would be set free, that I may find escape, and hear the Word Your holy Voice will speak to me today. (WB446)”
1 – We “Made” the World that We See
Here we find once again that we “made” the world that we see. We project from within, outward, and there we find the illusions that we perceive. There is nothing outside of us, part of the worldview of A Course in Miracles.
2 – May We Help Save the World
We must be savior to this world. We have often thought of Jesus as the savior, but only time separates what he is to what we will be. And he needs our cooperation in saving this world. We grew up hearing such things as this in our churches, and we still hear the same thing, even in mainstream churches that have nothing to do with ACIM.
3 – Lead the World Away from Disaster
We have “damned” this world. We have helped to make the chaos in which we find ourselves. And we would rectify these mistakes now. Let us wait not one second longer. Reach out to the person closest to you (whether by touch, phone, e-mail, or texting), and begin the process of leading this world away from disaster and on to a Heaven on earth for all who live here.
It is a daunting idea that all of us are meant to save the world. Many have thought this, and instead have made more chaos. May we follow only what guidance, true guidance, gives to us to do, and may we not make mistakes that will hurt our brothers and sisters. May we listen to the Holy Spirit as we seek to be saviors, along with Jesus, of the world that we “made.” As projection makes perception, may we see the world change from a place of chaos to a place of peace.
Be with me as I make decisions today. I still get irritated when my best intentions are rebuffed. May I always remember that this world is an illusion, a dream, and that I am creating the dream in which I find myself. I can forgive this dream, and not feel pain, when I am rebuffed. There is madness afoot. It is not for me to judge this madness, but to ask the Holy Spirit to offer His peace to everyone whom I encounter. Help me to be an instrument of His peace. Thank You for being there for me when times seem depressed. I know that times do not have to remain depressed. My prayer, my communing, with You can change my demeanor to one of joy. Help me to receive joy of You now.