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Part 1

Undoing The Way We See Things Now

Lesson 74

There is no Will but God’s.

The idea for today can be regarded as the central thought toward which all our exercises are directed. God’s is the only will. When you have accepted this, you have recognized that your will is His. The belief that conflict is possible has gone. Peace has replaced the strange idea that you are torn by conflicting goals. As an expression of the will of God, you have no goal but His.

2. There is great peace in today’s idea. And the exercises for today are directed toward finding it. The idea itself is wholly true. Therefore it cannot give rise to illusions. Without illusions conflict is impossible. Let us try to recognize this today and experience the peace this recognition brings.

3. Begin the longer practice periods by repeating these thoughts several times, slowly and with firm determination to understand what they mean and to hold them in mind.

There is no will but God’s.

I cannot be in conflict.

     Then spend several minutes in adding some related thoughts, such as:

I am at peace.

Nothing can disturb me. My will is God’s.

My will and God’s are one.

God wills peace for His Son.

4. During this introductory phase, be sure to deal quickly with any conflict thoughts that may cross your mind.107 Tell yourself immediately:

There is no will but God’s.

These conflict thoughts are meaningless.

5. If there is one conflict area which seems particularly difficult to resolve, single it out for special consideration. Think about it briefly but very specifically, recognize the particular person or persons and the situation or situations involved, and tell yourself:

There is no will but God’s.

I share it with Him.

My conflicts about__________cannot be real.

6. After you have cleared your mind in this way, close your eyes and try to experience the peace to which your reality entitles you. Sink into it, and feel it closing around you. There may be some temptation to mistake these attempts for withdrawal, but the difference is easily detected. If you are succeeding, you will feel a deep sense of joy and an increased alertness, rather than a feeling of drowsiness and enervation.

7. Joy characterizes peace. By this experience will you recognize that you have reached it. If you feel yourself merely slipping off into withdrawal, quickly repeat the idea for today and try again. Do this as often as necessary. There is definite gain in refusing to allow retreat into withdrawal even if you do not experience the peace you seek.

8. In the shorter practice periods, which should be undertaken at regular and predetermined intervals today, say to yourself:

There is no will but God’s.

I seek His peace today.

     Then try to find what you are seeking. A minute or two every half hour, with eyes closed if possible, would be well spent on this today.[1]

[1] A Course in Miracles Complete & Annotated Edition

Footnote 107. “Conflict thoughts” here appear to be thoughts about a situation in which your will seems to be clashing with someone else’s will—more specifically, thoughts that regard this clash as real.

Personal Notes:

“There is no will but God’s.” I cannot be in conflict. I am at peace. Nothing can disturb me. My will is God’s Will. My will and God’s are one. God wills peace for His Son. There is no will but God’s. These conflict thoughts are meaningless. There is no will but God’s. I share it with Him. My conflict with Gene cannot be real. My conflicts about Gene’s bitter words and attitude towards our children are not real. There is no will but God’s. I seek His peace today. I ask today’s lesson be made real in my heart and that I know what to do and how to do it. I relinquish the ego. I offer only love and forgiveness. I do not forget my function, which is to save the world and thus be happy. There is no will but God’s. Love created me to be Love. I will NO grievances releasing all, I choose Love. Only God’s plan works. All others do not work. My will and God’s Will are one. There is no conflict in Christ Jesus. I pray for all my brothers, sisters, and myself for continued guidance, wisdom, discernment, protection, and illumination of purpose in The Way, The Truth, The Life in Christ Jesus, Amen. Thank you for sharing with me. Walk in Love my friend!

God is Love

Love is God

I choose Love

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