ACIM Lesson 305 There is a peace that Christ bestows on us.
Who uses but Christ’s vision finds a peace so deep and quiet, undisturbable and wholly changeless, that the world contains no counterpart.
There is a peace that Christ bestows on us.
1. Who uses but Christ’s vision finds a peace so deep and quiet, undisturbable and wholly changeless, that the world contains no counterpart. ²Comparisons are still before this peace. ³And all the world departs in silence as this peace envelops it, and gently carries it to truth, no more to be the home of fear. ⁴For love has come, and healed the world by giving it Christ’s peace.
2. Father, the peace of Christ is given us, because it is Your Will that we be saved. ²Help us today but to accept Your gift, and judge it not. ³For it has come to us to save us from our judgment on ourselves.
How My Goal Shifted Me
This description of peace and what it does for us is the reason my only goal is the peace of God. When in 2019 I experienced a significant shift, I felt this peace as it is described here. It was joyful and for a few months I went around in a state of astonished bliss. Eventually, I began to notice ego thinking intruding on this perfect peace.
At first, I was upset and afraid I would lose this forever and go back to living in conflict as I had before. However, I began to notice that even when an ego thought intruded on my peace, it didn’t last. I was quickly aware of it and quickly released it. Eventually, I realized that there was still some thinking that needed to be undone and so I did that and still do that.
I Look at My Upsets with the Holy Spirit
The intrusions onto my peace and happiness get fewer and they are easier to undo. Mostly, they are body related and even those are not seriously disturbing, just annoyingly persistent. The ego tries to interest me in various fears but I know what is going on so I just watch my feelings and act accordingly. If I feel upset in any way, I look with the Holy Spirit until it is gone.
Staying Vigilant for Opportunites
This is so much better, so much more peaceful than before the Course. Still, it is not the peace that Jesus is describing here but it is moving in that direction. I know that I will reach “the peace so deep and quiet, undisturbable and wholly changeless.” For that reason, I continue to stay vigilant. I watch for opportunities to bring that time closer. This is done through forgiveness of all that prevents peace. Attaining the peace of God is the only goal worth having in this world. It is amazing! I want this for everyone.
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