ACIM Lesson 309 I will not fear to look within today.
Within me is eternal innocence, because it is God’s Will that it be there forever and forever. ²I, His Son, whose will is limitless as is His Own, can will no change in this.
I will not fear to look within today.
1. Within me is eternal innocence, because it is God’s Will that it be there forever and forever. ²I, His Son, whose will is limitless as is His Own, can will no change in this. ³For to deny my Father’s Will is to deny my own. ⁴To look within is but to find my will as God created it, and as it is. ⁵I fear to look within because I think I made another will that is not true, and made it real. ⁶Yet it has no effects. ⁷Within me is the Holiness of God. ⁸Within me is the memory of Him.
2. The step I take today, my Father, is my sure release from idle dreams of sin. ²Your altar stands serene and undefiled. ³It is the holy altar to my Self, and there I find my true Identity.
This lesson is such good news! We thought that we had made a will for ourselves that is different than the Will of God but we were wrong. What God creates is eternal. Therefore, it is not possible that we replaced our true will which is the same as God’s. We can change our minds about what we believe, but we cannot change our minds about what we are.
We Are Perfectly Safe
God created His Sons by extending His Thought, and retaining the extensions of His Thought in His Mind. (ACIM, T-6.II.8:1) You see, we are perfectly safe and perfectly unchanged by our imaginative thought. We are like God since we are an extension of His Thought and so our will is like God’s Will. We don’t need to fear to look within because we will only find Love there.
We Are the Prodigal Children
I suppose the reason we became confused about this has to do with the body we made. Because we made the idea of a body and identified with it, we thought we could change creation. This belief caused intense guilt and fear as it seemed that we had denied God’s creation and thus denied God. But the truth is, we did nothing. We changed nothing. We are the prodigal children of God and He wants only to love us. Let us today allow ourselves to be released from idle dreams of sin. Let us, instead, go within to discover our true identity as Love Itself. See, like I said, this lesson is such good news!
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