ACIM Lesson 255 This day I choose to spend in perfect peace. God’s Son can have no cares, and must remain forever in the peace of Heaven.
This day I choose to spend in perfect peace.
1. It does not seem to me that I can choose to have but peace today. ²And yet, my God assures me that His Son is like Himself. ³Let me this day have faith in Him Who says I am God’s Son. ⁴And let the peace I choose be mine today bear witness to the truth of what He says. ⁵God’s Son can have no cares, and must remain forever in the peace of Heaven. ⁶In His Name, I give today to finding what my Father wills for me, accepting it as mine, and giving it to all my Father’s Sons, along with me.
2. And so, my Father, would I pass this day with You. ²Your Son has not forgotten You. ³The peace You gave him still is in his mind, and it is there I choose to spend today.
What a way to start the day! In my mind there is a version of the day in which I choose perfect peace. I choose that one to view, today. I had a strange dream last night and I think I had a dream hangover from it. I wasn’t feeling any emotion in particular but I wasn’t in perfect peace either. Reading this lesson snapped me out of the fog of ego confusion. It was like a light came on in a dark room. God’s Son can have no cares, and must remain forever in the peace of Heaven.
Ways I Return My Mind to Peace
I have been practicing forgiveness of the body, the world, and all untrue thoughts for a long time, but with an emphasis lately on watching them disappear. If I feel a headache coming on, I forgive it and watch it disappear. If I think I need to lose weight, I forgive that idea and watch it disappear. If I think someone is guilty of anything, I forgive that idea and watch it disappear.
I know that there is nothing outside me and that the body’s eyes don’t show me anything that exists. I am forgiving it all. I am watching it disappear as a reality for me. What I will be left with is my Self as God created me. I feel a shift. I guess it is the result of what I have left behind. It feels like love and happiness. It feels like serenity. I wonder if it is permanent. We shall see.
PS On reflection, I questioned the last two sentences. Why do I wonder if it will be permanent? It is because sometimes in the past a shift wasn’t permanent? I am re-imaging a past experience and so I am asking for the same result again. Thank you, Holy Spirit, for pointing this out. I don’t want to keep living in the past and the future and completely overlooking the only real moment there is; the present moment. I choose to live in that eternal moment.