Lesson 117 2021

Lesson 117

For morning and evening review:

1. (103) God, being Love, is also happiness.

²Let me remember love is happiness, and nothing else brings joy. ³And so I choose to entertain no substitutes for love.

An unusual thing happened today. I was feeling discontented, discouraged, even. I can’t remember the last time that happened. How can I think about love and happiness right now? I know it is just the ego taking advantage of a trigger incident and I choose not to stay in this state. God’s Will for me is perfect happiness so I cannot be less than happy. I called on the name of God and His angels surrounded the ground on which I stand. I asked that they protect my mind from all dark thoughts.

I asked Jesus to walk beside me, holding my hand and he assures me this is no idle fantasy. I asked the Holy Spirit to comfort me and to take the discouraging thoughts from my mind and replace them with the miracles to which I am entitled. I asked that He guide me from this dark place and into the light where all is clear again. What I love about the miracle is that it is like a sweet breeze blowing away the taint of ego thinking and it comes at my request.

I placed the future in the Hands of God knowing that I do not know what anything is for but that I can trust my Guide to walk me through it. I surrender my self to Him so that my Self can walk in its place. I don’t care how long it takes to let go of the personal self, I trust the process. It only felt discouraging when I looked at it from the perspective of the ego mind. What does the ego know about time or reality? The ego doesn’t want to give up its place to the Self but the ego has no say in this part in the Awakening. Now I can think about Love and happiness and joy. Now I can think about God, my Father, my Creator.

2. (104) I seek but what belongs to me in truth.

²Love is my heritage, and with it joy. ³These are the gifts my Father gave to me. ⁴I would accept all that is mine in truth.

Oh, now it is the end of the day and I feel so happy. This morning when I had doubt, I asked for help and I was given those true thoughts one after another to remind me that the ego is not a reliable advisor. With each thought I felt lighter and freer. I was able to open my mind to the truth and I received the miracle of a healed mind. The rest of the day was one of peace and happiness. These are the gifts my Father gave me and I accepted them.

3. On the hour:
²God, being Love, is also happiness.

³On the half hour:
⁴I seek but what belongs to me in truth.

(ACIM, W-117.1:1–3:4)

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