ACIM Daily Lesson 63 The light of the world brings peace to every mind through my forgiveness.
The light of the world brings peace to every mind through my forgiveness.
1. How holy are you who have the power to bring peace to every mind! ²How blessed are you who can learn to recognize the means for letting this be done through you! ³What purpose could you have that would bring you greater happiness?
2. You are indeed the light of the world with such a function. ²The Son of God looks to you for his redemption. ³It is yours to give him, for it belongs to you. ⁴Accept no trivial purpose or meaningless desire in its place, or you will forget your function and leave the Son of God in hell. ⁵This is no idle request that is being asked of you. ⁶You are being asked to accept salvation that it may be yours to give.
We are being reminded of Who we are. We are very holy and we have great power. Of course, he is not talking about the self that we made up. Who we really are as part of the Sonship is the light of the world and we have a function. We must bring light to the world, and where is the world? It is in our minds so we are bringing light to the mind that thought the world. The light will show us that the world is not really there.
It makes me so happy to think of doing this! I feel joy this morning as I commune with Jesus about this lesson. I anticipate a day of love and happiness as I shine my light on a world sorely in need of it. And every day following this one is another chance to bring salvation to us all. This is why I continue to watch my mind for dark thoughts that need to be undone. I can’t give salvation if I am not saved.
3. Recognizing the importance of this function, we will be happy to remember it very often today. ²We will begin the day by acknowledging it, and close the day with the thought of it in our awareness. ³And throughout the day we will repeat this as often as we can:
⁴The light of the world brings peace to every mind through my forgiveness. ⁵I am the means God has appointed for the salvation of the world.
No Chance Should Be Lost
4. If you close your eyes, you will probably find it easier to let the related thoughts come to you in the minute or two that you should devote to considering this. ²Do not, however, wait for such an opportunity. ³No chance should be lost for reinforcing today’s idea. ⁴Remember that God’s Son looks to you for his salvation. ⁵And Who but your Self must be His Son?
I will not miss a chance to reinforce the lesson. It is so simple to just remember that I am the light of the world. However, it is also my function to forgive as the light of the world. It is through forgiving the dark thoughts of the ego that our light shines. I read the headlines in my news app and see that Russia is bombarding key cities as millions flood out of Ukraine. I forgive all involved and I forgive the idea of war and the belief in defense and attack. Next, I search my mind for separation thoughts that lead to conflict and forgive those.
A Lyft driver was arrested for allegedly raping an intoxicated tourist. I forgive the dark thoughts that cause such suffering. And if the idea of rape triggers anger or fear in me, I forgive that, too. We share the same mind so these thoughts belong to us all and thus can be undone by us all. Any thought in the mind that isn’t reflective of God is to be forgiven. That is how I save the world, not by thinking of it as healing someone else, but as healing our mind. If something is in my awareness, it is my responsibility to forgive it. It is easy work to forgive and joyful work, too.
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