ACIM Lesson 244 I am in danger nowhere in the world. In God we are secure and what could harm God Himself?
I am in danger nowhere in the world.
1. Your Son is safe wherever he may be, for You are there with him. ²He need but call upon Your Name, and he will recollect his safety and Your Love, for they are one. ³How can he fear or doubt or fail to know he cannot suffer, be endangered, or experience unhappiness, when he belongs to You, beloved and loving, in the safety of Your Fatherly embrace?
2. And there we are in truth. ²No storms can come into the hallowed haven of our home. ³In God we are secure. ⁴For what can come to threaten God Himself, or make afraid what will forever be a part of Him?
We Are Thought in the Mind of God
Of course, I cannot be harmed nor suffer. I am pure spirit and what could hurt spirit? Jesus says that we are a Thought in the Mind of God. How could I ever be in danger? I do feel like I am endangered when I identify with this character, Myron. But when I identify with my true Self, I know this is nonsense. Whatever happens to the character does not affect me. I stand outside the character watching her experience, noticing the effects of the beliefs being played out in her life. I am the one deciding which beliefs to release to the Holy Spirit, but always from outside the character herself.
Here is what is happening because of this practice. No matter what thoughts show up in the mind, I either don’t believe them or I release them quickly and easily. Some thoughts no longer show up. When I see or hear someone acting out of their ego, I usually don’t react other than to notice that this one needs love. I feel the love infusing the relationship. All along, I am moving away from the belief in separation. I know that every other person must awaken and until they do, I am not done, just as Jesus is not done because we have not all awakened.
It’s All About What We Identify As
The part that has most of my attention now is this identification as a separate individual. I am moving further and further away from identifying with the little self. I am letting go of the desire for personhood. Or at least, this is the goal now. I am beginning to notice when I refer things back to a personal self. For instance, when I heard that the hurricane was hitting New Orleans, I noticed that my first thought was that my son is in its path.
Noticing this reference to a personal self, I realize that this kind of thinking keeps me tied to the idea of being the character and this realization helps me let go of the self and thus to know my Self. That is all I do with it. I don’t try to think differently, I just let the mind shift at the rate that is right for me at this time. I stand back and let the Holy Spirit heal me. There is actually no “personal” and so I am only always instructing my mind to accept the truth of Self.