ACIM Lesson 318 In me salvation’s means and end are one.
I was created as the thing I seek. ⁶I am the goal the world is searching for. ⁷I am God’s Son, His one eternal Love.
I am God’s Son, His one eternal Love.
In me salvation’s means and end are one.
1. In me, God’s holy Son, are reconciled all parts of Heaven’s plan to save the world. ²What could conflict, when all the parts have but one purpose and one aim? ³How could there be a single part that stands alone, or one of more or less importance than the rest? ⁴I am the means by which God’s Son is saved, because salvation’s purpose is to find the sinlessness that God has placed in me. ⁵I was created as the thing I seek. ⁶I am the goal the world is searching for. ⁷I am God’s Son, His one eternal Love. ⁸I am salvation’s means and end as well.
2. Let me today, my Father, take the role You offer me in Your request that I accept Atonement for myself. ²For thus does what is thereby reconciled in me become as surely reconciled to You.
We Must Forget in Order to Remember
We are the Sons of God. That hasn’t changed just because we can’t, at present, remember this is true. Do you want to remember Who you are? Then you must forget who you are not. ⁵You forget in order to remember better. ⁶You will not understand His translations while you listen to two ways of interpreting them. ⁷Therefore you must forget or relinquish one to understand the other. (ACIM, T-7.II.6:5-7)
In order to do this, we must first notice what we now believe about ourselves and each other. As we watch our thoughts with the Holy Spirit, we will see that we hold a lot of beliefs that are not true. Letting those beliefs go, the truth becomes apparent. As a result, we begin to remember our true Identity. If we try to hold onto conflicting ideas about ourselves, we will not know Who we are in truth.
We Are the Goal
What we will discover is that we are what we seek. We are the goal the world is searching for. How funny our past confusion will all seem to us when we discover this truth for ourselves. This isn’t hard to do either. The process is very simple. Realizing that all form is the result of thought, we look at our thoughts as cause. Having noticed the thought errors, we ask for correction and then accept that correction. That’s all.
This Process Is Simple and Easy
The ego-mind insists this is hard but it feels hard only when we don’t altogether want the solution. My experience has been that I did it anyway, complaining the whole time about how hard it is. Hahaha. Still, I didn’t stop. I watched my thoughts for guilt and fear, for anger and hatred. In addition, I caught the grievances and attack thoughts. Further, I remembered that my defenses were not helping me.
Eventually, I began to experience longer periods of peace of mind for the first time in my life and I stopped complaining. As a result, I had to acknowledge that I was succeeding as I used this simple process from A Course in Miracles. I look at my thoughts with the Holy Spirit and allow Him to correct them for me. What could be simpler?
I Am Salvation’s Means and End
In relinquishing these untrue thoughts, I began to remember the truth. This is what Awakening is. We forget in order to remember. We forget, that is, forgive, guilt in order to remember that we are innocent. We forget (forgive) separation in order to remember that we are One not many. I forgive and therefore I am the means to salvation. As I forgive, I remember what I am and therefore I am the end as well. All along, I have been what I sought to find.
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