ACIM Lesson 224
God is my Father, and He loves His Son.
1. My true Identity is so secure, so lofty, sinless, glorious and great, wholly beneficent and free from guilt, that Heaven looks to It to give it light. ²It lights the world as well. ³It is the gift my Father gave to me; the one as well I give the world. ⁴There is no gift but this that can be either given or received. ⁵This is reality, and only this. ⁶This is illusion’s end. ⁷It is the truth.
2. My Name, O Father, still is known to You. ²I have forgotten It, and do not know where I am going, who I am, or what it is I do. ³Remind me, Father, now, for I am weary of the world I see. ⁴Reveal what You would have me see instead.
I am so weary of the world and yet, I know that it is my thoughts about the world that weary me. I have moments of brilliant clarity about this and moments when my mind is not so clear, but I always know that I am not this body and not in this world because there is no world and no body. I am dreaming of a world of bodies and the certainty that this is true helps me to clear my mind and lets me experience the light again. In the light, I see a different world and it is sweet and peaceful and it gets clearer all the time.
I continue to remove the obstacles to this vision and do so every day. I caught myself spreading the darkness in my conversation as I talked about politics and such and I stopped. I regretted the temptation to slip into ego thinking and to encourage fear and resentment in others. I decided right then that this would end. This is my mind and I decide what I will believe and what I will accept in my kingdom. As Jesus has told us:
³Let go all the trivial things that churn and bubble on the surface of your mind, and reach down and below them to the Kingdom of Heaven. ⁴There is a place in you where there is perfect peace. ⁵There is a place in you where nothing is impossible. ⁶There is a place in you where the strength of God abides. (ACIM, W-47.7:3-6)
I intend to use the power of decision to be certain that I not give fear and uncertainty because giving and receiving are the same and I do not want fear and uncertainty. I love all my brothers and sisters in Christ and I want for them what I want for myself.
My eyes, my tongue, my hands, my feet today have but one purpose; to be given Christ to use to bless the world with miracles. (ACIM, W-353) This is my decision, my commitment, and my dedication. In this way, the world I see will be a different world, the real world will be revealed to me.