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Part II

12. What Is The Ego?

Lesson 339

I Will Receive Whatever I Request.

No one desires pain, but he can think that pain is pleasure. No one would avoid his happiness, but he can think that joy is painful, threatening, and dangerous. Everyone will receive what he requests, but he can be confused indeed about the things he wants; the state he would attain. What can he then request that he would want when he receives it?154 He has asked for what will frighten him and bring him suffering. Let us resolve today to ask for what we really want, and only this, that we may spend this day in fearlessness, without confusing pain with joy, or fear with love.

2. Father, this is Your day. It is a day in which I would do nothing by myself, but hear Your Voice in everything I do, requesting only what You offer me, accepting only thoughts You share with me.[1].

[1]. A Course In Miracles Complete & Annotated Edition.

Footnote 154. Because we are confused about what we want, we can think that something at a distance is desirable, yet when we actually receive it we discover that it brings only pain. This illuminates the meaning of today’s idea. It is not emphasizing how wonderful it is that we will receive whatever we request. Rather, because we will receive whatever we request, the emphasis is on making the right request: “Let us resolve today to ask for what we really want, and only this” (1:6).

Personal Notes:

I will receive whatever I request. I meditate on above prayer today, and in quiet I wait to hear my Father’s Voice. I pray for all my brothers and myself for continued guidance, wisdom, discernment, protection, and illumination, of 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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