Lesson 174 2021

Lesson 174

God is but Love, and therefore so am I.

1. (157) Into His Presence would I enter now.

²God is but Love, and therefore so am I.

2. (158) Today I learn to give as I receive.

²God is but Love, and therefore so am I.

(ACIM, W-174.1:1–2:2)

I am happy to return to the idea of entering His Presence. I want to know God as Love and my Self as Love and this is the way I do it. Yes, I must learn things and practice what I learn and that paves the way for the moments I leave the world for a truer experience. I find that I am very comfortable in the classroom where I learn and practice and it has served me well. Meditation takes me out of my comfort zone but I am practicing it anyway.

Today, I used an idea from one of the Pathways of Light courses I am doing with a partner to move into the meditation. I felt myself walking into a golden light and as I walked into it, I lost my form and I became golden light. That was helpful. When my mind wandered to thoughts of the world, I felt myself turn away from the body and its stories and toward the light again. I feel like when it comes to mind watching and releasing ego thoughts I am in graduate school and when it comes to meditation, I am like an adult who is still in elementary, feeling pretty awkward. LOL. Oh, well.

I did gain from my meditation and I feel happy and calm. This is what I will give today because this is what I received and therefore what I have to give. If I find this feeling fading, I will renew it. I know that I can enter His Presence even if I have only a few minutes to do so; even if I am surrounded by activity I can pause long enough to enter that golden light and know that I am in His Presence and so in touch with my Self. I know I can do this because I have done so in the past. It is enough to reinforce the truth in my mind and bring me to peaceful awareness.