ACIM Daily Lesson 174 Review V
God is but Love, and therefore so am I.
1. (157) Into His Presence would I enter now.
²God is but Love, and therefore so am I.
2. (158) Today I learn to give as I receive.
²God is but Love, and therefore so am I.
Holy Spirit, I ask that you be with me all day today helping me to keep my focus on what is true. If I allow my mind to wander into illusions of what might have been, or what I fear is to come, please remind me of the moment I am in now and that this is the only moment there is. It is in only this moment that I can choose again.
Bring My Attention to My Lesson
As I go through my day acting and reacting, please help me to bring my attention to my lesson understanding that the body and the world are just the classrooms for the lesson. Sometimes I forget that this is true and begin to act as if the purpose of life is to change the classroom. Help me to keep the purpose of life clearly in the forefront of my mind.
When I stand before my brother, I sometimes see the body and its actions and errors. Please help me to see the light that stands behind this dark vision so that I may learn to see the light within myself. I will be mindful of the judgments I make of my brother’s behaviors. And I ask that you correct my thinking so that I don’t foolishly believe my brother is his behavior any more than he is his body.
I Forget It’s Just a Story
Holy Spirit, it is still possible for me to temporarily forget that the body and personality associated with Myron are just a story of separation and that I can watch this story to help me remember the truth about who I am. Please help me to remember to step back from this dream figure so that I can look with the Holy Spirit without judgment.
I am tired of trying to fix the dream, and long to completely awaken from it. But at the same time, it calls to me and tempts me to once again enter it fully. I am grateful that I no longer do that. I no longer fully believe in the illusion, and I thank you for your help that has awakened me to this. But I still have not fully released it and it is my heart’s desire to do so. Please help me as I learn to detach from the dream for all time.
In the Quiet of the Morning
This morning it is quiet and easy to feel Your ever-present help. I can rest in You, and feel deep gratitude for that rest. As others join me in today’s story, it is possible I will become distracted and not feel Your presence in me. Please help me to see that this is not possible. Help me to rise above the battleground and to be aware of You within me all during the day no matter who joins me or what dramas distract me. Help me to see the dramas as lessons rather than distractions. Amen.
That has been my prayer for a long time. It used to be more a wish or a hope. Now I see it answered day by day and the prayer is more a prayer of gratitude than of a call for help, hoped for but uncertain.
The Giver of the Happy Dream
“But the Holy One, the Giver of the happy dreams of life, Translator of perception into truth, the holy Guide to Heaven given you, has dreamed for you this journey which you make and start today, with the experience this day holds out to you to be your own.”
Today, I have experienced a touch of Heaven, perhaps not exactly as described in Lesson 157, but definitely a touch of it. My ego-mind doesn’t find it to be perfect. I have resisted every effort the ego has made to pull me into one of its stories. Oh, yes, the ego has really tried, but I am only interested in peace today.
I Asked for Help
This morning during meditation, I asked for help in experiencing a deeper level of meditation and to more often feel the quiet joy of knowing who I am. Before I read these lessons, I was asking for what is offered here. I was asking the Giver of happy dreams of life to work miracles in my mind.
What I feel is a quiet joy. I am not exhilarated or excited, but just quietly joyful. I haven’t done anything differently, and I don’t know anything today that I didn’t know yesterday. But each group I was part of, each person I spoke to seemed precious to me and I felt joyful being a part of it.
Each time an untrue thought came into my mind, I gently released it without effort and with no concern it was there. Because I knew the Translator of perception was on the job I didn’t need to concern myself other than to see the need for translation. I just let myself be carried.
I Am a Mind, In Mind
“What has been given you? The knowledge that you are a mind, in Mind and purely mind, sinless forever, wholly unafraid, because you were created out of love. Nor have you left your Source, remaining as you were created. This was given you as knowledge which you cannot lose. It was given as well to every living thing, for by that knowledge only does it live.”
Today, this passage from 158 was self-evident to me and therefore nothing that happened was important because it was just an illusion. This is what is true and cannot be changed or altered. My only purpose here is to stop believing anything else.
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