ACIM Lesson 334 Today I claim the gifts forgiveness gives.
God’s Voice is offering the peace of God to all who hear and choose to follow Him. ⁵This is my choice today.
Today I claim the gifts forgiveness gives.
1. I will not wait another day to find the treasures that my Father offers me. ²Illusions are all vain, and dreams are gone even while they are woven out of thoughts that rest on false perceptions. ³Let me not accept such meager gifts again today. ⁴God’s Voice is offering the peace of God to all who hear and choose to follow Him. ⁵This is my choice today. ⁶And so I go to find the treasures God has given me.
2. I seek but the eternal. ²For Your Son can be content with nothing less than this. ³What, then, can be his solace but what You are offering to his bewildered mind and frightened heart, to give him certainty and bring him peace? ⁴Today I would behold my brother sinless. ⁵This Your Will for me, for so will I behold my sinlessness.
Not What God Wills for His Son
There are two main points that Jesus is making in this lesson. It is the same thing he tells us throughout the Course. First, what we have chosen to believe is not our blessed reality which is available to us. Second, we can find our peace and joy by recognizing our brother is sinless. Choosing separation inevitably leads to pain, suffering, and death. This is not what God wills for His beloved Son. His gifts have gone nowhere, and are as available to us now as ever. We have simply turned from these gifts and so are no longer aware of them.
Power of Belief
All through the Course, we are given encouragement and concepts to help us understand. We are reassured that we can never be separate from our Source and so never suffer and die. We can only believe this is possible and because of the power of our belief, it becomes true for us. But that same power can easily reverse this error because it is not reality.
One With Each Other
He also tells us that we are one with each other and so what is done to one is done to all. Naturally, this means that what is true for one is true for all. And it follows that what we give is received. Now you can understand why it is important what you think about others and how you treat them. If we imagine they are guilty, we have imagined we are guilty and we will suffer.
We made a world that seems to turn God’s Will upside down, but that cannot be possible. Are you kidding me? Do we actually believe that we can undo the Will of God and become something we were not created? That’s insane thinking. This insane thinking has caused untold pain and misery. Isn’t it time to end the suffering? We can do that so easily.
Beliefs Are Not Facts
Just start anywhere. Are you worried about money? Lack is a belief, and beliefs are not a Fact. That belief is in your mind but so is the belief in abundance. Choose that belief instead. It’s that simple and you can make the better choice with everything. You can do this because you have the strength of God within you to draw on. Just be vigilant for thoughts and feelings that indicate you have been believing something not true. Then forgive that belief, let it go and choose a better belief. Choose a belief that reflects who you really are.
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