ACIM Lesson 254 Let every voice but God’s be still in me. In deepest silence I would come to You, to hear Your Voice and to receive Your Word.
Let every voice but God’s be still in me.
1. Father, today I would but hear Your Voice. ²In deepest silence I would come to You, to hear Your Voice and to receive Your Word. ³I have no prayer but this: I come to You to ask You for the truth. ⁴And truth is but Your Will, which I would share with You today.
2. Today we let no ego thoughts direct our words or actions. ²When such thoughts occur, we quietly step back and look at them, and then we let them go. ³We do not want what they would bring with them. ⁴And so we do not choose to keep them. ⁵They are silent now. ⁶And in the stillness, hallowed by His Love, God speaks to us and tells us of our will, as we have chosen to remember Him.
When My Mind Becomes Silent
When I notice that I am tempted to anger, guilt, or fear thoughts of any kind, I remember that this is not my will because it is not God’s Will. In that moment in which I have denied the ego thoughts, my mind is silent and into that silence, God speaks. It may come as a true thought, or simply as peace and I know that my mind is healed.
An old memory of something I did that I used to regret showed up in my mind this morning. I felt the pain of guilt for a moment. I changed my mind about choosing that idea on which to place my attention. I remembered that Jesus says that this is an ancient memory I have placed before my eyes. In this case, it is a memory of an ancient memory but if I hold onto it as if it is true and worthy of my attention, it will bring me more of the same. So, I choose to turn my attention to the truth instead and just like that, the emotional reaction fades away and with it, the memory itself.
Questioning My Thoughts
I felt some stress from the idea that time is moving along and I still have things to get done today. I used to live like that, always chasing time and always losing the race. Even when it seemed to all get done, I still lost because I did everything in fear of failure and so lack of love. I don’t know how I was able to survive life living like that.
This morning as soon as I noticed the tension, I questioned my thoughts. I realized that I must have been asking the ego for advice and I chose again. This time, I surrendered the day to the Holy Spirit and I did what seemed to be in front of me, and then did the next thing, and I felt peaceful and happy doing them.
Everything that needs doing will get done, not because I am working hard or fast, but because I have turned from the self and to the Self. What does the little ego self know? How can it guide me to a peaceful and happy outcome? My mind becomes quiet when it is time to do the next thing so that God’s Will can come into my awareness. I love my life now.
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