ACIM Daily Lesson 60 Review I
ACIM Workbook Daily Lesson 60
These ideas are for today’s review:
1. (46) God is the Love in which I forgive.
²God does not forgive because He has never condemned. ³The blameless cannot blame, and those who have accepted their innocence see nothing to forgive. ⁴Yet forgiveness is the means by which I will recognize my innocence. ⁵It is the reflection of God’s Love on earth. ⁶It will bring me near enough to Heaven that the Love of God can reach down to me and raise me up to Him.
I am innocent, perfectly blameless, and exactly as I was created. And yet, I don’t know myself as this. If I did, I would not be here. I have been given the key to remembrance, though. Forgiveness will bring the memory of who I am to the forefront of my mind. It is possible to live as my Self even while in this story of Myron. Through forgiveness, I am beginning to do this.
Freedom From the Story of Myron
I used forgiveness this morning for just that purpose. From the moment I woke up, my ego mind was chattering away. The thoughts I thought I was thinking, those senseless ideas, were about the story of Myron. They were about past happenings and then about future possible happenings. They served no purpose other than to keep my Self from dawning on my mind.
I forgave the belief that I wanted those thoughts. And I forgave the belief that I wanted to keep going over and over the story of Myron. I had to do it several times before the thoughts began to recede into the background. I placed my attention on the simple tasks of preparing for the day. As I kept forgiving I became aware again of the thoughts I think with God.
2. (47) God is the strength in which I trust.
²It is not my own strength through which I forgive. ³It is through the strength of God in me, which I am remembering as I forgive. ⁴As I begin to see, I recognize His reflection on earth. ⁵I forgive all things because I feel the stirring of His strength in me. ⁶And I begin to remember the Love I chose to forget, but which has not forgotten me.
At first, when I tried to stop thinking of the past and the future of Myron, it was frustrating. I would feel clear but then another memory would come into my mind and suddenly I would notice. I saw that it wasn’t even interesting and realized I am truly bored with the whole story. Why do I keep replaying it in my mind? Oh, yeah, I want Myron to keep existing and my mind is the only place this happens.
Here is the belief that I forgive to regain my freedom. It is the belief that If I lose interest in her story, she will vanish and I will vanish with her. This is nonsense, though, and I know it. I am not Myron; I am God’s Son. It is through the strength of God that is in me that I forgive these thoughts. As I let them go, I begin to remember the Love I chose to forget, but which has not forgotten me.
3. (48) There is nothing to fear.
²How safe the world will look to me when I can see it! ³It will not look anything like what I imagine I see now. ⁴Everyone and everything I see will lean toward me to bless me. ⁵I will recognize in everyone my dearest Friend. ⁶What could there be to fear in a world that I have forgiven, and that has forgiven me?
When the memories and speculations of the future were banished from my mind, the ego tried another tactic. I started thinking about my daughter who is going to have a procedure done. The fear that I could lose her slammed into me without warning. For a few minutes, I was like a drowning person fighting to reach the surface. But I glanced at the card I keep on my desk which reminds me that there is nothing to fear. Through God’s strength, I forgave the idea of the world of pain and suffering. I remembered that there is a real world that I can see instead.
4. (49) God’s Voice speaks to me all through the day.
²There is not a moment in which God’s Voice ceases to call on my forgiveness to save me. ³There is not a moment in which His Voice fails to direct my thoughts, guide my actions and lead my feet. ⁴I am walking steadily on toward truth. ⁵There is nowhere else I can go, because God’s Voice is the only Voice and the only Guide that has been given to His Son.
What is it that interrupted the ceaseless flow of thoughts from the ego-mind? Where did the thought that I wanted to stop thinking them come from? It is the Voice for God that called on my forgiveness to save me. This Voice speaks to me all through the day. It guides me in every way and it always moves me toward forgiveness. In so doing, it guides me toward my freedom and my happiness. It directs me to my Self.
5. (50) I am sustained by the Love of God.
²As I listen to God’s Voice, I am sustained by His Love. ³As I open my eyes, His Love lights up the world for me to see. ⁴As I forgive, His Love reminds me that His Son is sinless. ⁵And as I look upon the world with the vision He has given me, I remember that I am His Son.
The reason I have nothing to fear is that I am sustained by the Love of God. His Love is in my mind where I am. As I more often look past the images the eyes show me, I discover what it is like to look through the Love of God. Instead of seeing enemies, I see brothers. I see myself in them and I see God’s Love in them. This vision is not explainable in terms the world understands. It is a miracle. It is not yet an unwavering choice for me, but the Love of God is changing that. My part is to forgive so that my mind is made ready for the miracle. I know how to do that.
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