Lesson 63 2021

Lesson 63 

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The light of the world brings peace to every mind through my forgiveness. 

W-pI.63.1. How holy are you who have the power to bring peace to every mind! 2 How blessed are you who can learn to recognize the means for letting this be done through you! 3 What purpose could you have that would bring you greater happiness? 

Through forgiveness I am the light of the world and I bring peace to every mind! This is my purpose. This is why I am here. As my mind is healed, every mind is healed because we all share the one mind. It doesn’t seem this is so, but it is happening. Each person accepts healing as they are ready. I think of it this way. My healing is like a pebble dropped into the water. It causes a ripple that spreads outward, affecting all in its path. 

W-pI.63.2. You are indeed the light of the world with such a function. 2 The Son of God looks to you for his redemption. 3 It is yours to give him, for it belongs to you. 4 Accept no trivial purpose or meaningless desire in its place, or you will forget your function and leave the Son of God in hell. 5 This is no idle request that is being asked of you. 6 You are being asked to accept salvation that it may be yours to give. 

What could I do with this life that would rival this in importance? Nothing comes close in importance. Sometimes we get to witness the effects of our own healing on others but for the most part, we never know those who have accepted our gift. It doesn’t matter; how this works and who is touched by my forgiveness is not my business. My part is to accept the healing forgiveness offers. There! My part is done! I want everyone to be free so I gladly do my part. 

W-pI.63.3. Recognizing the importance of this function, we will be happy to remember it very often today. 2 We will begin the day by acknowledging it, and close the day with the thought of it in our awareness. 3 And throughout the day we will repeat this as often as we can: 

4 The light of the world brings peace to every mind through my forgiveness. 5 I am the means God has appointed for the salvation of the world. 

I am so grateful to know my part and to practice it as often as I can. I have been doing this for many years now and it has become second nature to me. It doesn’t even have to be something that feels personal to me. I can see that someone else is burdened by an untrue thought and forgive it on their behalf and I am forgiving it on behalf of the entire Sonship. It is, after all, only an illusion that there is anything personal and that there is separation of the mind at all. Jesus says that it does not matter where in the Sonship healing occurs, it is for all. 

W-pI.63.4. 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. 2 Do not, however, wait for such an opportunity. 3 No chance should be lost for reinforcing today’s idea. 4 Remember that God’s Son looks to you for his salvation. 5 And Who but your Self must be His Son? 

I took my car to the dealership yesterday because a warning light was on. They kept it overnight because they haven’t discovered the problem yet. It is under warranty but not everything is covered and I was warned that just looking could cost me nearly $500.00. I noticed the ego thought that this is a problem but I didn’t entertain that thought, so it faded away. This is forgiving the thought and it is bringing peace to every mind.  

I talked to them about that, suggesting that it didn’t seem right that I should pay them to figure out what was wrong since that was their job. Fixing it, yes, but paying them just to discover what they needed to do seemed strange to me, but I was relaxed and non-combative. They explained how this works and were very nice about it. We will see what happens next.  

Getting my car running again is just another thing that must be done in the story. My goal, though, is to do it in peace and with love toward everyone involved. It is my function to forgive any thoughts of being a victim or unfairly treated that might rise up in my mind. I’m throwing forgiveness pebbles into the mind so that healing will ripple through it. Whatever happens with the car will happen and be forgotten as have thousands of things that occurred in this life, but the healing is permanent and real and my function. 

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