A Course in Miracles Workbook Daily Lesson 273, Year 2022

ACIM Daily Lesson 273 The stillness of the peace of God is mine. 1. Perhaps we are now ready for a day of undisturbed tranquility.

The stillness of the peace of God is mine.

The stillness of the peace of God is mine.

Lesson 273

The stillness of the peace of God is mine.

1. Perhaps we are now ready for a day of undisturbed tranquility. ²If this is not yet feasible, we are content and even more than satisfied to learn how such a day can be achieved. ³If we give way to a disturbance, let us learn how to dismiss it and return to peace. ⁴We need but tell our minds, with certainty, “The stillness of the peace of God is mine,” and nothing can intrude upon the peace that God Himself has given to His Son.

2. Father, Your peace is mine. ²What need have I to fear that anything can rob me of what You would have me keep? ³I cannot lose Your gifts to me. ⁴And so the peace You gave Your Son is with me still, in quietness and in my own eternal love for You.

Undisturbed Peace

Most days, I have undisturbed peace, but not always. I have learned that I can return to peace easily now that I have learned how to do that. I don’t always use these helpful words, but I do instruct my mind in a similar way. Another thing I have discovered is that I tend to stay in peace when I do not judge my thoughts. However, that doesn’t mean that I don’t get tempted.

For instance, when I am working on undoing a belief in my mind, it might come up often for me to look at and make a new decision. I can be grateful for the opportunity to undo this belief for us all, or I can think that there must be something wrong with me that I keep returning to this thought. Guess which attitude is more helpful and peaceful.

Let us remember this today:

⁴We need but tell our minds, with certainty, “The stillness of the peace of God is mine,” and nothing can intrude upon the peace that God Himself has given to His Son.

The following is an entry from a past journal.

I enjoy seeing the growth that occurs over the years. I highly recommend keeping a journal.

Yesterday I had a couple of times when I lost my connection with the peace of God. I began to worry about a situation concerning one of my children. I asked for help because, with my sight riveted on the situation, it seemed impossible not to worry. But I only had to ask for another way to see it, and I was given that. Seeing it differently, I was at peace.

Other times I have not found it so “easy,” and I know that it is because I chose to keep looking at the story. Why would I do that when it is so painful? I don’t know. Maybe I have just believed in guilt so completely that I thought I couldn’t let it go. I had not been able to imagine life without it. This is changing, and I am deeply grateful for the change. I am tired of being unhappy.

This lesson assures me that I have the peace of God.

Not that I CAN have the peace of God, but that I DO have the peace of God. The question is, am I ready for a day of undisturbed tranquility? If not, I can spend the day learning how to prepare for such a day. That I can have peace is never in question because it is a gift of God, and God’s gifts are certain and cannot be lost.

This happened several years ago and was another helpful lesson.

I am reminded of traveling to a neighboring state to deliver a message for the Sunday service at Carmel Temple. My pattern from the past was to worry about getting there on time because of the traffic, construction on the interstate, picking up friends on the way, and whatever unexpected things might happen on the two-hour drive.

I would spend a day writing and then editing the sermon, and if I relived the past, I would then spend the morning worrying that it is not good, that I just thought I was writing from my Higher Self, and really it is from ego. It will not be helpful. I will bore everyone to death. They will never invite me back. I remember why I don’t like to do sermons. I put myself under so much pressure, and I wonder why I keep agreeing to this stuff.

It doesn’t have to be this way.

I can spend the day in absolute peace if I put this all in the Holy Spirit’s hands and forget about it. I will get there when I get there. And I will say what I wrote down and very likely it is inspired. If not, then I will learn the lesson the Holy Spirit would have me learn. I will be invited back or not and will be happy either way because my happiness does not depend on how anyone feels about me. Ahhh, that is so much better. The peace of God is in me; I just have to release all the beliefs that prevent me from experiencing it.

Me: Holy Spirit, do you have anything to share with me about the peace of God?

Holy Spirit: Because the peace of God is already within you, a condition of your creation, you need only accept it. It becomes a matter of decision. Decide on the peace of God, and the experience of sublime peace is yours. When you are tempted to entertain ego fears, a simple reminder to choose God is all that is needed to bring you back to peace.

This is not hard to do. When it feels like it is hard, it only means that you have found something else you value more than the peace of God and are choosing that instead. Never forget that what you are is unassailable. What you choose to experience is up to you. If the world could truly affect how you feel, then you would be a victim, and I have told you many times that this is not true.

Me: Thank you, Holy Spirit, for your consistent answers.

I appreciate being reminded of the truth. I have spent a lot of my life entertaining myself with ego stories. It has been as if I were a child on a ride at the fair. It is scary, but I do it anyway because I want to be a little scared; I enjoy the adrenaline rush of fear as the ride swings me wildly around and around.

But just as I outgrew the desire to scare myself with carnival rides and scary movies and other thrills, I have also outgrown the desire to scare myself with ego stories. I notice them come up in my mind, but I invite You to look with me and assure me, once again, that I don’t have to believe them. My mind is healed.

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