ACIM Workbook Lesson 226

ACIM Workbook Lesson 226 teaches My home awaits me. I will hasten there. “In A Course In Miracles Workbook Lesson 226, we can learn that we leave the world not through death but through a change of mind.

This colorful picture of mountains and trees carries the message that I would bless the world by looking on it through the eyes of Christ. ACIM

My home awaits me. I will hasten there.

1. If I so choose, I can depart this world entirely. ²It is not death which makes this possible, but it is change of mind about the purpose of the world. ³If I believe it has a value as I see it now, so will it still remain for me. ⁴But if I see no value in the world as I behold it, nothing that I want to keep as mine or search for as a goal, it will depart from me. ⁵For I have not sought for illusions to replace the truth.

2. Father, my home awaits my glad return. ²Your Arms are open and I hear Your Voice. ³What need have I to linger in a place of vain desires and of shattered dreams, when Heaven can so easily be mine?

To leave this world entirely means to leave the world I currently see and experience. I don’t die to do this, I change my mind. I start looking at the world from the perspective of the holy mind rather than from the perspective of the ego. I used to see only a little value in this shift until I began to experience the shift myself. Now I see that it is everything. I see only what I believe in, so changing my beliefs changes everything.

How I See the World Has Changed Because My Mind Has Changed.

There is still conflict in the world, still Covid and other illnesses. Bodies still die and grief is still felt. But how I see these things has changed. I know that the world does not actually exist and I know that these bodies don’t actually exist therefore I cannot be in one of them. This is a knowing that never leaves me even when I feel like a body, even when I think I want things to be different. Because that knowing is still there, I don’t stay long in these body experiences. Perhaps one day I will not have them at all.

We can have a far different experience of the world if that is what we desire and desire wholly. Even in this in-between place where I want the real world and yet still value something of this world, my experience is more peaceful and loving. The more I choose peace as my goal, the happier I become. I imagine the world when I see no value in seeing fear and guilt anywhere and I am motivated to release from my mind all the blocks to Love’s Presence.

Here is a link to Pathways of Light insights for this lesson.

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