ACIM Lesson 264 I am surrounded by the Love of God. Father, You stand before me and behind, beside me, in the place I see myself, and everywhere I go.
I am surrounded by the Love of God.
1. Father, You stand before me and behind, beside me, in the place I see myself, and everywhere I go. ²You are in all the things I look upon, the sounds I hear, and every hand that reaches for my own. ³In You time disappears, and place becomes a meaningless belief. ⁴For what surrounds Your Son and keeps him safe is Love itself. ⁵There is no source but this, and nothing is that does not share its holiness; that stands beyond Your one creation, or without the Love which holds all things within itself. ⁶Father, Your Son is like Yourself. ⁷We come to You in Your Own Name today, to be at peace within Your everlasting Love.
2. My brothers, join with me in this today. ²This is salvation’s prayer. ³Must we not join in what will save the world, along with us?
No matter what tale we weaved, what story we seem to be living, the only thing that exists is God and His Creation, which is more God. How could I be anything but safe and loved? How could these images of my imagination be real? Holy Spirit, please help me today as I navigate the dream world in my mind. Help me to remember the truth.
A Lucid Dream
There have been times when I have been asleep and dreaming and suddenly the dream took a turn that I didn’t like. I have had those times when the dream turned lucid and I pulled myself out of it. Sometimes it felt like trying to free myself of a spiders web, sticky and hard to get through in spite of its fragility. Other times, the dream was so frightening that I would make a firm decision to wake up and that happened immediately. Those times I had to make myself stay awake until I was sure the dream wouldn’t pull me under again.
This is what it feels like in the dream life of Myron. Like my nightmares which have become fewer and fewer, my day dreams are not so frightening as they used to be, but sometimes I do fall prey to the fear generated by the images of the world we made. In those times I can fight my way out of the dream using the tools of the Course, or I can make a firm decision to wake up to the truth. I practice the latter because it is empowering to do it this way. It helps me remember who I am.
We Will Awaken
Regardless of how we awaken, we will awaken. What we awaken to is the knowledge that there is only God. We exist in God as does everything and everyone. There is nothing outside God. I remember someone said that trying to find God is like a fish trying to find water. I swim in God. I keep instructing my mind of this undeniable fact as the mind keeps clinging to the body as if that was its salvation. It is slowly giving up the fight and I am practicing the power of decision to speed this awakening process along.
⁶Let me remember the power of my decision, and recognize where I really abide. (ACIM, W-53.4:6)
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