ACIM Workbook Daily Lesson 107, Year 2022

ACIM Daily Lesson 107 Truth will correct all errors in my mind.

Truth will correct all errors in my mind. ACIM Daily Lesson 107

Truth will correct all errors in my mind.

ACIM Daily Lesson 107

Lesson 107

Truth will correct all errors in my mind.

1. What can correct illusions but the truth? ²And what are errors but illusions that remain unrecognized for what they are? ³Where truth has entered errors disappear. ⁴They merely vanish, leaving not a trace by which to be remembered. ⁵They are gone because, without belief, they have no life. ⁶And so they disappear to nothingness, returning whence they came. ⁷From dust to dust they come and go, for only truth remains.

The split mind is the error. We seem to live in a world separate from each other and from God. This is simply a hallucination of the split mind. The ego thought system allows us to maintain this illusion in such a way that it seems real. In spite of all the pain and suffering that comes with this illusion, the idea of specialness has kept it going. The truth will set us free and the truth is available to us as it is in our mind as well. This doesn’t happen all at once because we need to be convinced that we want the truth more than we want our specialness. That is what these lessons are for.

2. Can you imagine what a state of mind without illusions is? ²How it would feel? ³Try to remember when there was a time,—perhaps a minute, maybe even less—when nothing came to interrupt your peace; when you were certain you were loved and safe. ⁴Then try to picture what it would be like to have that moment be extended to the end of time and to eternity. ⁵Then let the sense of quiet that you felt be multiplied a hundred times, and then be multiplied another hundred more.

3. And now you have a hint, not more than just the faintest intimation of the state your mind will rest in when the truth has come. ²Without illusions there could be no fear, no doubt and no attack. ³When truth has come all pain is over, for there is no room for transitory thoughts and dead ideas to linger in your mind. ⁴Truth occupies your mind completely, liberating you from all beliefs in the ephemeral. ⁵They have no place because the truth has come, and they are nowhere. ⁶They can not be found, for truth is everywhere forever, now.

All of my life up until a couple of years ago, I suffered through the days. When I found the Course, things started getting better but it took many years for me fully accept it. Each year I studied and practiced A Course in Miracles, my misery lessened until finally I shifted into something else. The difference was unbelievable! When things unfolded in an unexpected way, I no longer felt upset by the change. When things were uncertain, I no longer felt anxious about it. I felt love and peace nearly all the time. This is still mostly true for me.

What I discovered as time went on is that my mind is not completely healed. I still get pulled back into the story from time to time. When that happens, I lose that wonderful sense of joy and peace until I let go of the thoughts that had interested me for a bit. The difference is so extreme that I usually turn to the Holy Spirit very quickly. Sometimes I go through a period of healing in which a particular belief shows up repeatedly in different forms. This continues to happen until it is healed. But now it is all easier and goes more quickly. I have not reached the state Jesus talks about as being without illusions, of course, but I can attest to what he says. Even this partial healing that I experienced is simply wonderful.

4. When truth has come it does not stay a while, to disappear or change to something else. ²It does not shift and alter in its form, nor come and go and go and come again. ³It stays exactly as it always was, to be depended on in every need, and trusted with a perfect trust in all the seeming difficulties and the doubts that the appearances the world presents engender. ⁴They will merely blow away, when truth corrects the errors in your mind.

It seems that for the most part, we achieve this state slowly as we allow our mind to be healed of ego beliefs. We come closer and closer to experiencing what it is like to no longer be bound to our belief in the ego.

5. When truth has come it harbors in its wings the gift of perfect constancy, and love which does not falter in the face of pain, but looks beyond it, steadily and sure. ²Here is the gift of healing, for the truth needs no defense, and therefore no attack is possible. ³Illusions can be brought to truth to be corrected. ⁴But the truth stands far beyond illusions, and can not be brought to them to turn them into truth.

The process I used to heal my mind, and still use, is what Jesus describes for us. He tells us to notice our thoughts and to give them to the Holy Spirit for healing. This is our only part. The Holy Spirit does the rest and we need only accept it. It is so simple that anyone can do it. The reason it took me years to do this was that for a long time I treasured my specialness. But as I kept at it more beliefs fell away. The peace that replaced the specialness convinced me of what I really wanted.

Another error that stood in my way was the desire to use the Course as a self-help book that corrected the world rather than my mind. This is not the correction we need and is just another time-consuming error that leads nowhere. Finally, I figured this out and I stopped trying to bring the truth to my illusions. Instead, I laid the illusion at the feet of truth and let it be transformed. Sometimes it was simply removed from my mind altogether. This is now a daily practice for me.

6. Truth does not come and go nor shift nor change, in this appearance now and then in that, evading capture and escaping grasp. ²It does not hide. ³It stands in open light, in obvious accessibility. ⁴It is impossible that anyone could seek it truly, and would not succeed. ⁵Today belongs to truth. ⁶Give truth its due, and it will give you yours. ⁷You were not meant to suffer and to die. ⁸Your Father wills these dreams be gone. ⁹Let truth correct them all.

7. We do not ask for what we do not have. ²We merely ask for what belongs to us, that we may recognize it as our own. ³Today we practice on the happy note of certainty that has been born of truth. ⁴The shaky and unsteady footsteps of illusion are not our approach today. ⁵We are as certain of success as we are sure we live and hope and breathe and think. ⁶We do not doubt we walk with truth today, and count on it to enter into all the exercises that we do this day.

We all can and will do this. Why wait? Why continue to suffer when happiness is possible right now? The forgiveness process if used consistently will make room for the truth. It is right there in the mind always. It has gone nowhere and does not change in appearance. The truth is obvious. We can have it at any time, but we cannot see the illusion and the truth at the same time. That is why forgiveness is necessary first. Let truth correct all ego thoughts and dreams will disappear.

Let us approach our exercises today with confidence born of truth. It is not hard to do this because we are not asking for something out of our reach. The truth is ours already. It is certain. We can happily do this simple work today.

8. Begin by asking Him Who goes with you upon this undertaking that He be in your awareness as you go with Him. ²You are not made of flesh and blood and bone, but were created by the selfsame Thought which gave the gift of life to Him as well. ³He is your Brother, and so like to you your Father knows that You are both the same. ⁴It is your Self you ask to go with you, and how could He be absent where you are?

Today, let us ask the Holy Spirit to be in our awareness as we move ever closer to knowing ourselves as we are. We are not human beings, bodies each separate from the other.  We are Thought in the Mind of God as is all of Creation. There is nothing to fear and no reason to doubt our success.

9. Truth will correct all errors in your mind which tell you you could be apart from Him. ²You speak to Him today, and make your pledge to let His function be fulfilled through you. ³To share His function is to share His joy. ⁴His confidence is with you, as you say:

⁵Truth will correct all errors in my mind, and I will rest in Him Who is my Self.

⁶Then let Him lead you gently to the truth, which will envelop you and give you peace so deep and tranquil that you will return to the familiar world reluctantly.

All those thoughts that tell us we have reason to fear, reason to be guilty, that the guilt we project onto others is justified, that the rage and depression and all the other feelings we experience as we accept the ego as real can be easily corrected. We just call on our Self and let His function be fulfilled through us today. The fear I had for my dear one who was sick is something I released to the Holy Spirit and in return, He corrected that error in my mind and led me to the truth. He gave me peace so deep and tranquil that I returned to the familiar world reluctantly. 

10. And yet you will be glad to look again upon this world. ²For you will bring with you the promise of the changes which the truth that goes with you will carry to the world. ³They will increase with every gift you give of five small minutes, and the errors that surround the world will be corrected as you let them be corrected in your mind.

11. Do not forget your function for today. ²Each time you tell yourself with confidence, “Truth will correct all errors in my mind,” you speak for all the world and Him Who would release the world, as He would set you free.

Let us today be mindful of our purpose. When we speak for the truth we do not speak only for ourselves. We speak on behalf of the Sonship and all are blessed as we do so. We are all set free. 

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