ACIM Lesson 358 No call to God can be unheard nor left unanswered. And of this I can be sure; His answer is the one I really want.
You Who remember what I really am alone remember what I really want. ²You speak for God, and so You speak for me.
No call to God can be unheard nor left unanswered. And of this I can be sure; His answer is the one I really want.
1. You Who remember what I really am alone remember what I really want. ²You speak for God, and so You speak for me. ³And what You give me comes from God Himself. ⁴Your Voice, my Father, then is mine as well, and all I want is what You offer me, in just the form You choose that it be mine. ⁵Let me remember all I do not know, and let my voice be still, remembering. ⁶But let me not forget Your Love and care, keeping Your promise to Your Son in my awareness always. ⁷Let me not forget myself is nothing, but my Self is all.
We Have Called to God
We are studying this Course and having gotten this far in the lessons; we have called to God. This is our time; we have made choices that brought us to this place on our journey. We are ready to awaken. We still likely have a way to go as we forgive all beliefs that obscure our Self from our awareness. However, it is just a matter of time now. We do truly want His answer even as we resist it. The desire for the answer will bring it to us. We can trust that this is true, but we must also do our part.
It’s All Perfect
During my long journey, I had many ups and downs. I would experience the miracle of a healed mind, but then I would find myself lost in another ego story. For a long time, when this would happen, I would be upset. I would feel guilty and afraid I couldn’t do this. But in spite of my fear, I would continue the practice. Finally, I began to understand that just as the miracle was perfect, so was the next error in thinking. It was just something in need of healing coming up for me to work on. This is what I came for so how could there be anything wrong with it?
My self is Nothing but My Self Is All
Sentence seven points to the ultimate goal. We think we are this self we so closely identify with in this story. For all of my life, I have thought I was Myron and for most of my life I have worked diligently to make a better Myron. When my spiritual aspiration became strong, I even thought that I was making Myron more spiritual. The joke was on me because there is no Myron. She is just a collection of ego beliefs specific to this story. My spiritual path has actually been moving me toward letting her go so that I could embrace the Self that I am.
At First it Was Scary
This was scary at first to even think about letting go of the self I call Myron. Who would I be? For a time, I comforted myself with the idea that I would still exist as spirit, but in my mind that meant there would still be a self. I would be a self without a body, but still a self as spirit with other spirits. I retained a hope of a separate self, independent of others. I didn’t tell myself this, but now I recognize it as true.
What I long for now is to know my Self as one with All That Is, that is, to know my Self as part of Creation in which there is no separation. I don’t have a clear picture of this but I still want it. I find that I still think of myself in terms of duality but I also know that I am moving toward non-duality. It’s true that I don’t have a reference point for that but I am willing to step out into the unknown. What does it feel like not to have a personal self? I don’t remember. However, I am ready to remember. Others have gone before me and have done it and have rejoiced in it. Here I am, God.
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