ACIM Lesson 272 How can illusions satisfy God’s Son? Father, the truth belongs to me. ²My home is set in Heaven by Your Will and mine.
How can illusions satisfy God’s Son?
1. Father, the truth belongs to me. ²My home is set in Heaven by Your Will and mine. ³Can dreams content me? ⁴Can illusions bring me happiness? ⁵What but Your memory can satisfy Your Son? ⁶I will accept no less than You have given me. ⁷I am surrounded by Your Love, forever still, forever gentle and forever safe. ⁸God’s Son must be as You created him.
2. Today we pass illusions by. ²And if we hear temptation call to us to stay and linger in a dream, we turn aside and ask ourselves if we, the Sons of God, could be content with dreams, when Heaven can be chosen just as easily as hell, and love will happily replace all fear.
Let Us Not Linger In Dreams
Jesus is asking us to consider if we want to be content with dreams or if we want to remember who we are. He also assures us that we are forever safe and surrounded by Love however it might appear. He then instructs us to pass illusions by and tells us what to do if temptation calls to us to linger in a dream. All that we need to choose Heaven is right here in this lesson if we want to use it.
I cannot be content with dreams anymore. I know that the world is a dream as is this story it seems that I am living, therefore, I cannot be really living it. That is good news, indeed! I know how to awaken from this dream and how to stay awake. I have lots of simple processes to use to help me out of a dream story that has caught my attention and I use them. Now that I have more peace than chaos in my life, I find I cannot tolerate the drama anymore and so I gladly release it to the Holy Spirit.
I Will Not Yield to a False Belief
Here is one thing I am doing today. I have a problem with my foot that sometimes causes me pain. When that happens, I might get pulled into the story of pain and suffering but I don’t stay there. I notice the thoughts in my mind and the feelings I have when this happens and I look at it with the Holy Spirit so it can be undone. Then I replace those thoughts with something truer. Sometimes, the issue is simple for me and requires only a quick thought, but sometimes it seems to be stickier and so I must instruct my mind more fully.
Here is how this was done recently. I said in response to my reaction to pain:
There is but one power, the power of God. Pain is not real and I will not yield to the belief that it is. Through the power of God within me, I declare this body is healthy and pain free.
It is important that I be conscious of the thoughts in my mind because they produce form, or as Lesson 15 tells us, they are images that I have made. I want to only make images that reflect God so I pay attention and I choose those. The above is a far more accurate thought than that I am suffering and who knows how much worse it will get. Healing whether mental, emotional, or physical is always about correcting our thoughts and I intend to correct mine each time I notice I am making images that lie about who we are.
If you would like to access Pathways of Light Insights on this lesson click here.
If you found this content helpful, please share on social media so more people can read and learn.