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Lesson 57

Review of Lessons 31-35

1. (31) I am not the victim of the world I see.

     How can I be the victim of a world which can be completely undone if I so choose? My chains are loosened. I can drop them off merely by desiring to do so. The prison door is open. I can leave it simply  by walking out. Nothing holds me in this world. Only my wish to stay keeps me a prisoner. I would give up insane wishes and walk into the sunlight at last.

2. (32) I have invented the world I see.

     I made up the prison in which I see myself. All I need do is recognize this and I am free. I have deluded myself into believing it is possible to imprison the Son of God. I was bitterly mistaken in this belief, which I no longer want. The Son of God must be forever free. He is as God created him, and not what I would make of him. He is where God would have him be, and not where I thought to hold him prisoner.

3. (33) There is another way of looking at the world.

     Since the purpose of the world is not the one I ascribed to it, there must be another way of looking at it. I see everything upside down, and my thoughts are the opposite of truth. I see the world as a prison for God’s Son. It must be, then, that the world is really a place where he is set free. I would look upon the world as it is, and see it as a place where the Son of God finds his freedom.

4. (34) I could see peace instead of this.

     When I see the world as a place of freedom, I will realize that it reflects the laws of God instead of the rules which I made up for it to obey. I will understand that peace, not war, abides in it. And I will perceive that peace also abides in the hearts of all who share this place with me.

5. (45) My mind is part of God’s. I am very holy.

     As I share the peace of the world with my brothers, I begin to understand that this peace comes from deep within myself. The world I look upon has taken on the light of my forgiveness and shines forgiveness back at me. In this light, I begin to see what my illusions about myself had kept hidden. I begin to understand the holiness of all living things, and their oneness with me.[1]

Personal Notes:

Lesson 57, “Review of Lessons 31-35” Loving and applying these review Lessons to life today. Thanking and praising my Heavenly Father, my Sweet Jesus and Holy Spirit for these gems of wisdom in this Course, for quick go to’s, to use in day to day living that actually produce quick results of Peace, Joy, Truth, while resetting my mind to True self as God Created me. When it “feels” like the walls are closing in on me, I can now know with certainty (from study, practice periods and Holy Spirit) I am not the victim of the world I see! My chains are loosed! I give up insane beliefs and walk into the Sunlight of Peace, Joy and Love! I had invented the world I saw myself as being, less than, never good enough, untalented, unlovable, worthless,,, imprisoned in my mind of hopelessness and despair. Believing a lie. I no longer will listen to the lies, I choose to only listen to the voice of God, The Voice of Truth. I can only be Free as the son of God! My mind is part of God’s, I am very holy, I know this is true! So its about time I start awakening from this sleepy dream of illusions to The Truth of who I am, who my brothers are, what the world before me is, to The Light of my Salvation, which shines into my brothers, the world and back to me! Oh what a Glorious Sight! Thank You Jesus! I pray for all my brothers, sisters, and myself for continues 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

[1] A Course in Miracles Complete and Annotated Edition.

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Lesson 56

Review of Lessons 26-30

1. (26) My attack thoughts are attacking my invulnerability.

     How can I know who I am when I see myself as under constant attack? Pain, illness loss, age, and death seem to threaten me. All my hopes and wishes and plans seem to be at the mercy of a world I cannot control. Yet perfect security and complete fulfillment are my inheritance. I have tried to give my inheritance away in exchange for the world I see,71 but God has kept my inheritance safe for me. My own real thoughts will teach me what it is.

2. (27) Above all else I want to see.

     Recognizing that what I see reflects what I think I am, I realize that vision is my greatest need. The world I see attests to the fearful nature of the self-image I have made. If I would remember who I am, it is essential that I let this image of myself go. As it is replaced by truth, vision will surely be given me. And with this vision I will look upon the world and on myself with charity and love.

3. (28) Above all else I want to see things differently.

     The world I see holds my fearful self-image in place and guarantees its continuance. While I see the world as I see it now, truth cannot enter my awareness. I would let the door behind this world be opened for me, that I my look past it to the world that reflects the love of God.

4. (29) God is in everything I see.

     Behind every image I have made, the truth remains unchanged. Behind ever veil I have drawn across the face of love, its light remains undimmed. And beyond all my insane wishes is my will united with the will of my Father. God is still everywhere and in everything forever. And we who are part of Him will yet look past all appearances and recognize the truth beyond them all.

5. (30) God is in everything I see because God is in my mind.

     In my own mind, behind all my insane thoughts of separation and attack, is the knowledge that all is one forever. I have not lost the knowledge of who I am because I have forgotten it. It has been kept for me in the Mind of God, Who has not left His thoughts. And I, who am among them, am one with them and with Him.[1]

Personal Notes:

My attack thoughts are attacking my invulnerability. Yet perfect security and complete fulfillment are my inheritance. I thank Jesus and Holy Spirit for the reminder in this review, that any appearance of suffering, pain, loss, aging,, attack of any form are only illusions of my mind trying to trick me into giving away what is my inheritance of Righteousness, Salvation, Wholeness, in Christ Jesus. I am Not at the mercy of the false world, true vision is my greatest need, and it is mine as I remember who I am, letting go of false illusions. With this vision I am able to look on the world and on myself with charity and love. I am determined with the help of Holy Spirit to hear one voice joined with my Creator, to see with His Eyes, hear with His ears, to love with His heart, to think with His mind. To be one with my Creator, Heavenly Father, Jesus, Holy Spirit, guided, step by step, bit by bit in Wholeness, Unity, Oneness with the universe, the Sonship of God, the Brotherhood of Christ Jesus. I pray for our Heavenly Father to open these doors to vision and Freedom that we ignorantly closed, to close the doors leading to nothingness, to lift the veils from our eyes to true vision in Christ Jesus. I am determined to see differently. God is in everything I see because God is in my mind. Thank You 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![1]

God is Love

Love is God

I choose Love

[1] A Course in Miracles Complete & Annotated Edition

Footnote 71. Genesis 25:29-34 tells the story of Esau giving away his inheritance in exchange for a bowl of lentils. Here our inheritance is the “perfect security and complete fulfilment” of Heaven, which we have tried to give away in exchange for the world.

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Lesson 55

Review of Lesson 21-25

1. (21) I am determined to see things differently.

     What I see now are but signs of disease, disaster and death. This cannot be what God created for His beloved Son.70 The very fact that I see such things is proof that I do not understand God. Therefore, I also do not understand His Son. What I see tells me that I do not know who I am. I am determined to see the witnesses to the truth in me, rather than those which show me an illusion of myself.

2. (22) What I see is a form of vengeance.

     The world I see is hardly the representation of loving thoughts. It is a picture of attack on everything and by everything. It is anything but a reflection of the love of God and the love of His Son. It is my own attack thoughts which give rise to this picture. My loving thoughts will save me from this perception of the world, and give me the peace God intended me to have.

3. (23) I can escape from the world by giving up attack thoughts.

     Herein lies my salvation and nowhere else. Without attack thoughts I could not see a world of attack. As forgiveness allows love to return to my awareness, I will see a world of peace and safety and joy. And it is this I choose to see in place of what I look on now.

4. (24) I do not perceive my own best interests.

     How could I recognize my own best interests when I do not know who I am? What I think are my best interests would merely bind me closer to the world of illusions. I am willing to follow the Guide God has given me to find out what my real best interests are, recognizing that I cannot perceive them by myself.

5. (25) I do not know what anything is for.

     To me, the purpose of everything is to prove that my illusions about myself are real. It is for this that I attempt to use everyone and everything. It is this that I believe the world is for. Therefore I do not recognize its real purpose. The purpose I have given the world has led to a frightening picture of it. Let me open my mind to its real purpose by withdrawing the one I have given it and learning the truth about it.[1]

Personal Notes:

I am determined to see things differently! Signs of disease, disaster, death, hatred, vengeance, cannot be what God created for His beloved Son. I am determined to let go of all attack thoughts, all forms of vengeance. I am determined to have my thoughts be of one mind with my Creator and part of Creation. To see, walk, live, breathe, in Gods Love. To think with Holy Spirit, to be part of the healing and solution to the problem, to expand the Kingdom of God, Not add to the illusions of separation, death and destruction. Forgiveness allows love to flow in, to, and through us, giving us true vision of a world of peace, safety, joy and it is this I choose to see in place of illusion and lies of our enemy. I refuse to engage in the act of, or even the thought of vengeance or attack thoughts by the help of Holy Spirit, that I may walk in loving thoughts with the heart and mind of Jesus to see through His eyes, with His perception of the Great Love our Heavenly Father has bestowed on all His Beloved children and all of Creation. 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

[1] A Course in Miracles Complete & Annotated Edition

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Lesson 54

Review of Lessons 16-20

1. (16) I have no neutral thoughts.

     Neutral thoughts are impossible because all thoughts have power. They will either make a false world or lead me to the real one. But thoughts cannot be without effects. As the world I see arises from my thinking errors, so will the real world rise before my eyes as I let my errors be corrected. My thoughts cannot be neither true nor false. They must be one or the other. What I see shows me which they are.

2. (17) I see no neutral things.

     What I see witnesses to what I think. It is impossible to see nothing because it is impossible not to think. If I did not think, I would not exist,69 because being is thought. Let me look on the world I see as the representation of my own state of mind. I know that my state of mind can change, and so I also know the world I see can change as well.

3. (18) I am not alone in experiencing the effects of my seeing.

     If I have no private thoughts, I cannot see a private world. Even the mad idea of separation had to be shared before it could form the basis of the world if see. Yet that sharing was a sharing of nothing. I can also call upon my real thoughts, which share everything with everyone. As my thoughts of separation call to the separation thoughts of others, so my real thoughts awaken the real thoughts in them. And the world my real thoughts show me will dawn on their sight as well.

4. (19) I am not alone in experiencing the effects of my thoughts.

     I am alone in nothing. Everything I think or say or do touches all the universe. A son of God cannot think or speak or act in vain. He cannot be alone in anything. It is therefore in my power to change every mind along with mine, for mine is the power of God.

5. (20) I am determined to see.

     Recognizing the shared nature of my thoughts, I am determined to see. I would look upon the witnesses that show me the thinking of the world has been changed. I would behold the proof that what has been done through me has enabled love to replace fear, laughter to replace weeping, and abundance to replace loss. I would look upon the real world, and let it teach me that my will and the will of God are one.[1]

Personal Notes:

I have no neutral thoughts. As the world I see arises from my false thoughts reinforcing the lies of this world, so will the real world rise before my eyes as I let my errors be corrected. Knowing thoughts have power, I ask you Dear Heavenly Father, in Jesus, Power of Holy Spirit to help me to think on and send out only Power thoughts of Peace to replace insurrection, Love to replace fear, Laughter to replace sorrow, Beauty to replace ashes, Abundance to replace loss, to share with all the Brotherhood of Jesus the Blessed, Abundant Life to the Full and Overflowing. To see and experience the real world that You our Creator, created for us. Help us to see, walk, talk, breathe, only in Your Love and Truth in Jesus name, Amen. I am determined to see the real world through the eyes of Jesus in Power of Holy Spirit and my brothers and the world will see it through my seeing for my will and God’s Will are One. Thank you for sharing with me. Walk in Love my friend!

God is Love

Love is God

I choose Love

[1] A Course in Miracles Complete & Annotated Edition

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Lesson 53

Review of Lessons 11-15

1. (11) My meaningless thoughts are showing me a meaningless world.

     Since the thoughts of which I am aware do not mean anything, the world which pictures them has no meaning. What is producing this world is insane, and so is what it produces. Reality is not insane, and I have real thoughts as well as insane ones. I can therefore see a real world, if I look to my real thoughts as my guide for seeing.

2. (12) I am upset because I see a meaningless world.

     Insane thoughts are upsetting, and they produce a world in which there is no order anywhere. Only chaos rules a world which represents chaotic thinking, and chaos has no laws. I cannot live in peace in such a world. I am grateful that this world is not real, and that I need not see it at all unless I choose to value it. And I do not choose to value what is totally insane and has no meaning.

3. (13) A meaningless world engenders fear.

     The totally insane engenders fear because it is completely undependable and offers no grounds for trust. Nothing in madness is dependable. It holds out no safety and no hope. But such a world is not real. I have given it the illusion of reality and have suffered from my belief in it. Now I choose to withdraw this belief and place my trust in reality. In choosing this, I will escape all the effects of the world of fear, because I am acknowledging that it does not exist.

4. (14) God did not create a meaningless world.

     How can a meaningless world exist if God did not create it? He is the Source of all meaning, and everything that is real is in His mind. It is in my mind too, because He created it with me. Why should I continue to suffer from the effects of my own insane thoughts when the perfection of creation is my home? Let me remember the power of my decision and recognize where I really abide.

5. (15) My thoughts are images that I have made.

     Whatever I see reflects my thoughts. It is my thoughts which tell me where I am and what I am. The fact that I see a world in which there is suffering and loss and death shows me that I am seeing only the representation of my insane thoughts and am not allowing my real ones to cast their beneficent light on what I see. Yet God’s way is sure. The images I have made cannot prevail against Him67 because it is not my will that they do so. My will is His, and I will place no other gods before Him.68  [1]

Personal Notes:

Meaningless thoughts will show me a meaningless world, pictures in my mind that have no meaning producing insanity. Reality is not insane. I cannot live in Peace in such a world, I call upon God, Jesus, Holy Spirit to help me remember, locate and apply my real thoughts in the mind of Jesus that is in me to think, project and see what is real and true. Meaningless engenders fear which is insanity. Nothing in madness is dependable, safe, hopeful, or real. I choose to withdraw this belief  in madness and place my trust in the Reality of my Creator, my Lord and Savior, which I am one. Thankfully God’s way is Surety, any of the errors of thought, imagery, word or deed that I or others have made cannot prevail against Him.67 Because it is not my will that they would do so. My will is His will, and I will place no other gods before Him.68 I pray for all my brothers, sisters, and myself for continued guidance, wisdom, discernment, protection, and illumination 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

[1] A Course in Miracles, Complete & Annotated Edition

Footnote 67. Matthew 16:18 (KJV) “And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

Footnote 68. Exodus 20:3 (KJV) “Thou shalt have no other gods before me.” This is the first of the Ten Commandments. Its usage here likens the images I see before me, images I have made, to “graven images”-idols that are false gods and thus meant to replace the true God.

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Lesson 52

Review of Lessons 6-10

1     (6) I am upset because I see what is not there.

        Reality is never frightening. It is impossible that it could upset me. Reality brings only perfect peace. When I am upset, it is always because I have replaced reality with illusions which I made up. The illusions are upsetting because I have given them reality, and thus regard reality as an illusion. Nothing in God’s creation is affected in any way by this confusion of mine. I am always upset by nothing.

2     (7) I see only the past.

        As I look about, I condemn the world I look upon. I call this seeing. I hold the past against everyone and everything, making them my enemies. When I have forgiven myself and remembered who I am, I will bless everyone and everything I see. There will be no past and therefore no enemies. And I will look with love on all that I had failed to see before.

3     (8) My mind is preoccupied with the past thoughts.

         I see only my own thoughts, and my mind is preoccupied with the past. What, then, can I see as it is? Let me remember that I look on the past to prevent the present from dawning on my mind. Let me understand that I am trying to use time against God. Let me learn to give the past away, realizing that in so doing I am giving up nothing.

4     (9) I see nothing as it is now.

         If I see nothing as it is now, it can truly be said that I see nothing. I can see only what is now. The choice is not whether to see past or the present; it is whether to see or not. What I have chosen to see has cost me vision. Now I would choose again, that I may see.

5     (10) My thoughts do not mean anything.

          I have no private thoughts. Yet it is only private thoughts of which I am aware. What, then, can these thoughts mean? They do not exist, and so they mean nothing. Yet my mind is part of creation and part of its Creator. Would I not rather join the thinking of the universe than to obscure all that is really mine with my pitiful and meaningless “private” thoughts?[1]

Personal Notes:

Reality is never frightening. Reality brings only perfect peace. I am so thankful for this review to remind me once again, God did not give me a spirit of fear or confusion but as stated in (2 Timothy 1:7 God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.) I choose to replace illusions with Truth. I release the past thoughts of what I thought the world, people, myself, God, Was or Did in the illusions of ego-controlled thinking and Thankfully welcome Holy Spirits guide to new and True vision of all that is good, lovely and holy in God, the world, my brothers and sisters and myself. In releasing the past, the alter of my mind is cleared to receive the True present, totally encompassed in Love. To choose Love is to choose True vision. Letting go of the meaningless, the nothingness, is NO Loss but only Gain. 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

[1] A Course in Miracles Complete & Annotated Edition

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REVIEW 1

Introduction

Beginning with today, we will have a series of review periods. Each of them will cover five of the ideas already presented, starting with the first and ending with the fiftieth. There will be a few short comments after each of the ideas, which you should consider in your review. In the review practice periods, the exercises should be done as follows:

     2 Begin the day by reading the five ideas, with the comments included. Thereafter, it is not necessary to follow any particular order in considering them, though each one should be practiced at least once. Devote two minutes or more to each practice period, thinking about the idea and the related comments after you read them. Do this as often as possible during the day. If any one of the five ideas appeal to you more than the rest, concentrate on that one. At the end of the day, however, be sure to review all of them once more.

     3 It is not necessary to cover the comments literally or thoroughly in the practice periods. Try, rather, merely to emphasize the central point in each one,66 and think about it as part of your review of the idea to which it relates. After you read the idea and the comments, the review exercises should be done with eyes closed and when you are alone in a quiet place, if possible.

     4 This is emphasized particularly for practice periods at your stage of learning. It will be necessary, however, that you learn how to require no special settings in which to apply what you have learned. You will need it most in situations which appear to be upsetting, rather than in those which already seem to be calm and quiet.

     5 The purpose of your learning is to enable you to bring the quiet with you, and to heal distress and turmoil. This is not done by avoiding them and seeking a haven of isolation for yourself. You will yet learn that peace is part of you, and requires only that you be there to embrace any situation in which you are. And finally you will learn that there is no limit to where you are, so that your peace is everywhere, as you are.

     6 You will note that, for review purposes, the ideas are not always given in quite their original form. Use them as they are given here. It is not necessary to return to the original statements, nor to apply the ideas as was suggested then. We are now emphasizing the relationships among the first fifty of the ideas we have covered, and the cohesiveness of the thought system to which they are leading you.[1]

[1[ A Course in Miracles, Complete & Annotated Edition, REVIEW 1 Introduction.

Footnote 66. “Each one” refers to each set of comments that follows each review idea. These sets of comments, in fact, seem to be a model for how our own thought process should go in the exercise. In the comments, we are portrayed as reasoning with ourselves with the goal of changing our minds. We are talking ourselves into a new decision. This seems to be what our own thinking during the practice period should look like as well.

Lesson 51

The review for today covers the following ideas:

1.    (1) Nothing I see means anything.

  The reason this is so is that I see nothing, and nothing has no meaning. It is necessary that I recognize this, that I may learn to see. What I think I see now is taking the place of sight. I must let it go by realizing that it has no meaning, so that vision may take its place.

2.    (2) I have given what I see all the meaning it has for me.

  I have judged everything I look upon, and it is this and only this that I see. This is not vision. It is merely an illusion of reality, because my judgements have been made quite apart from reality. I am willing to recognize the lack of validity in my judgments, because I want to see. My judgments have hurt me, and I do not want to see according to them.

3.    (3) I do not understand anything I see.

                 How could I understand what I see when I have judged it amiss? What I see is the projection of my own errors of thought. I do not understand what I see because it is not understandable. There is no sense in trying to understand it. But there is every reason to let it go, to make room for what can be seen and understood and loved. I can exchange what I see now for this merely by being willing to do so. Is not this a better choice than the one I made before?

4.    (4) These thoughts do not mean anything.

The thoughts of which I am aware do not mean anything because I am trying to think without God. What I call “my” thoughts are not my real thoughts. My real thoughts are the thoughts I think with God. I am not aware of them because I have made “my” thoughts to take their place. I am willing to recognize that “my” thoughts do not mean anything, and to let them go. I choose to have them replaced by what they were intended to replace. “My” thoughts are meaningless, but all creation lies in the thoughts I think with God.

5.    (5) I am never upset for the reason I think.

I am never upset for the reason I think because I am constantly trying to justify “my” thoughts. I am constantly trying to make them true. I make all things my “enemies,” so that my anger is justified and my attacks are warranted. I have not yet realized how much I have misused everything I see by assigning its role to it. I have done this to defend a thought system which has hurt me, and which I no longer want. I am willing to let it go.[1[

Personal Notes:

Review of Lessons 1-5. Nothing I see means anything! I am thankful to God, Jesus, Holy Spirit for leading me and guiding me on this journey of learning to enable me to bring the quiet with me to heal distress and turmoil, not by isolation but by engaging and embracing any situation in which God places me, prior to these teachings it has always been my response to run from confrontation, hide out, pretend, claim defeat or unworthiness. Knowing that God is limitless, therefore I am limitless and the Peace of God that passes all understanding is in me, so “it” is everywhere I go. I let go of looking at the meaningless, illusions, that God’s Vision may take its place in my seeing. I have given up judging things and people from past experiences to allow God to show me what or who they are and their purpose. I choose Vision and Reality over self-made meaningless illusion. There is no understanding through judgement and projection if my own errors of thought, I want to walk in the True understanding and Love of God that I might bring Love, Peace, Joy and Healing to myself and others by giving up errors of ego thought and illusions for Truth. I ask my Heavenly Father with power of Holy Spirit in Jesus to help me See with His eyes, Hear with His ears, Love with His heart. I surrender my heart, mind, body and soul to His to be one, to further The Kingdom of God. To bring “The Good News” Salvation with all its attributes is ours to the world and all my brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus. Thank you for sharing with me. Walk in Love my friend!

God is Love

Love is God

I choose Love

[1] A Course in Miracles Complete & Annotated Edition

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Lesson 50

I am sustained by the love of God.

Here is the answer to every problem that confronts you today and tomorrow and throughout time. In this world, you believe you are sustained by everything but God. Your faith is placed in the most trivial and insane symbols: pills, money, “protective” clothing, influence, prestige, being liked, knowing the “right” people, an endless list of forms of nothingness which you endow with magical power. All these things are your replacements for the love of God. All these things are cherished to ensure a body identification. They are songs of praise to the ego.

     2 Do not put your faith in the worthless. It will not sustain you. Only the love of God will protect you in all circumstances. It will lift you out of every trial and raise you high above all the perceived dangers of this world into a climate of perfect peace and safety. It will transport you into a state of mind in which nothing can threaten, nothing can disturb, and nothing can intrude upon the eternal calm of the Son of God.

     3 Put not your faith in illusions. They will fail you. Put all your faith in the love of God within you, eternal, changeless, and forever unfailing. This is the answer to whatever confronts you today. Through the love of God in you, you can resolve all seeming difficulties without effort and in sure confidence. Tell yourself this often today. It is your declaration of release from the belief in idols. It is your acknowledgment of the truth about yourself.

     4 For ten minutes twice today, morning and evening, let the idea for today sink deep into your consciousness. Repeat it, think about it, let related thoughts come to help you recognize its truth, and allow peace to flow over you like a blanket of protection and surety. Let no idle and foolish thoughts enter to disturb the holy mind of the Son of God. Such is the Kingdom of Heaven.64 Such is the resting place where your Father has placed you forever.[1]

Personal Notes:

“I am sustained by the love of God.” And this is the answer to every problem that would present itself to me, today, tomorrow and throughout time. To remember my faith is not in any symbols of this world, not seemingly secure job, home, car, clothing, bank account, but only in the Love of God. My dearest friend, brother, sister, daughter, son, spouse and even myself can not meet the need to sustain me to live, to breathe, to carry out my purpose here in this realm, but only the Love of God. He is my source. All perceived dangers, fear of loss, lack, abandonment, rejection, have to melt away in the Love Light of God’s Truth in Christ Jesus. To remember who we are and whose we are, sons of God, His Love protects us in all circumstances, lifting us up and out of every trial & perceived danger to a climate of perfect peace and safety. I am sustained by the Love of God. This is the only sane place for me to put my faith, in the Love of God within me, eternal, changeless and forever unfailing. 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

[1] A Course in Miracles, Complete & Annotated Edition Lesson 50

64. Matthew 19:14 (KJV): “But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.”

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Lesson 49

God’s Voice speaks to me all through the day.

It is quite possible to listen to God’s Voice all day without interrupting your regular activities in any way. The part of your mind in which truth abides is in constant communication with God, whether you are aware of it or not. It is the other part of your mind that functions in the world and obeys the world’s laws. It is this part that is constantly distracted, disorganized, and highly uncertain.

     2 The part that is listening to the Voice of truth is calm, always at rest and wholly certain. It is really the only part there is. The other part is a wild illusion, frantic and distraught, but without reality of any kind. Try today not to listen to it. Try to identify with the part of your mind where stillness reigns forever. Try to hear God’s Voice call to you lovingly, reminding you that your Creator has not forgotten His Son.

     3 We will need four five-minute practice periods today, and more if possible. We will try actually to hear the Voice within you reminding you of God and of your Self. We will approach this happiest and holiest of all thoughts with confidence, knowing that in doing so we are joining our will with the will of God. He wants you to hear His Voice. He gave It to you to be heard.

    4 Listen in deep silence. Be very still and open your mind. Go past all of the raucous shrieks and sick imaginings that cover your real thoughts and obscure your eternal link with God. Sink deep into the peace that waits for you beyond the frantic, riotous thoughts and sounds and sights of an insane world. You do not live there. You are trying to reach your real home. You are trying to reach the place where you are truly welcome. You are trying to reach God.

     5 Do not forget to repeat today’s idea very frequently. Do so with your eyes open when necessary and closed when possible. And be sure that you sit quietly and repeat it slowly whenever you can, closing your eyes on the world and realizing that you are inviting God’s Voice to speak to you.[1]

Personal Notes:

God’s Voice speaks to me all though the day.”

God’s Voice reminds me not to be afraid.

God’s Voice reminds me of how blessed I am in every single way.

God’s Voice reminds me I do not have pain or suffering.

God’s Voice reminds me there is no lack or loss in Him.

God’s Voice reminds me I do not have to be afraid of the people who do not love me.

God’s Voice calls me to study this Course.

God’s Voice calls me to share what He is teaching me.

I want, I need, I yearn, as Vital Necessity the constant communication with God. God’s Voice speaks to me always at me request. The Voice of Truth is always available it is calm, always at rest and wholly certain. The other part is wild illusion, frantic and distraught, but without reality of any kind. Try today not to listen to it. Try to identify with the part of your mind where stillness reigns forever. Try to hear God’s Voice call to you lovingly reminding you that your Creator has not forgotten you, His Son. With these two descriptions of “voices” it is pretty clear to me how to identify which voice I am hearing and to quickly correct when I find myself getting out of balance, to remember and focus on the Voice of “Truth! 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

[1] A Course in Miracles, Complete & Annotated Edition

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Undoing the Way We See Things Now

Lesson 48

There is nothing to fear.

The idea for today simply states a fact. It is not a fact to those who believe in illusions, but illusions are not facts. In truth there is nothing to fear. It is very easy to recognize this. But it is very difficult to recognize it for those who want illusions to be true.

     2 Today’s practice periods will be very short, very simple, and very frequent. Merely repeat the idea in its original form as often as possible. You can use it with your eyes open at any time and in any situation. It is strongly recommended, however, that you take a minute or so, whenever possible, to close your eyes and repeat the idea slowly to yourself several times. It is particularly important that you use the idea immediately should anything disturb your peace of mind.

     3 The presence of fear is a sure sign that you are trusting in your own strength. The awareness that there is nothing to fear shows that somewhere in your mind—not necessarily in a place which you recognize as yet—you have remembered God and let His strength take the place of yours. The instant you are willing to do this, there is indeed nothing to fear.[1]

Personal Notes:

“There is nothing to fear.” Opportunities to exercise this idea for today seem to frequent themselves to me. The temptation of fear has raised its ugly head in many different forms, what a Blessing to know the solution is short and very simple, to immediately remind myself “There is nothing to fear.” That it is God’s strength that I trust in! Not my strength. God Loves us, God is in control. The more we exercise this fact the more naturally and quicker it will come to our mind when the temptation to fear comes. The Love Light of God dissolves darkness, obliterates fear, exposing it for the lie that it is. 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

[1] A Course in Miracles Complete & Annotated Edition