Lesson 88 2021

Lesson 88

Today we will review these ideas:

W-pI.88.1. (75) The light has come.

2 In choosing salvation rather than attack, I merely choose to recognize what is already there. 3 Salvation is a decision made already. 4 Attack and grievances are not there to choose. 5 That is why I always choose between truth and illusion; between what is there and what is not. 6 The light has come. 7 I can but choose the light, for it has no alternative. 8 It has replaced the darkness, and the darkness has gone.

W-pI.88.2. These would prove useful forms for specific applications of this idea:

2 This cannot show me darkness, for the light has come.
3 The light in you is all that I would see, [name].
4 I would see in this only what is there.

My Thoughts

When I first read that statement, the light has come, I am aware of the objection made by my split mind. Sometimes I see light, see with my right mind, but sometimes not. There is more light apparent in my mind now and not nearly so much darkness, but has the light come altogether I am being told that this is the case. The light has come. I am saved. There is no attack, no grievances. Those are just illusions.

I am always choosing between what is there and an illusion of something that is not there. I need to remind myself of this frequently because I have believed in the darkness for a long time and that belief gets reinforced daily. I am willing to remind myself and anyone else who will listen that the truth is, all is as God created it. Anything else that I choose to believe in is just another illusion and my desire for the illusion is pure insanity. All I need to do to live in the light is to simply shift my attention from the darkness to the light.

W-pI.88.3. (76) I am under no laws but God’s.

2 Here is the perfect statement of my freedom. 3 I am under no laws but God’s. 4 I am constantly tempted to make up other laws and give them power over me. 5 I suffer only because of my belief in them. 6 They have no real effect on me at all. 7 I am perfectly free of the effects of all laws save God’s. 8 And His are the laws of freedom.

W-pI.88.4. For specific forms in applying this idea, these would be useful:

2 My perception of this shows me I believe in laws that do not exist.
3 I see only the laws of God at work in this.
4 Let me allow God’s laws to work in this, and not my own.

My Thoughts

I have a headache. I am not concerned about the cause and will not look outward to find it. What does concern me is that I obviously still sometimes believe that I am subject to laws that are different than God’s Laws. God does not create pain and suffering and God does not create that which can be in pain and suffer. It is the law of separation that allows for suffering and separation is not God’s Will so it is not true or real. It is, therefore, not true for me. I cannot have a headache. I can only choose to have an experience of a headache but I cannot make it real. My perception of a headache shows me that I believe in laws that do not exist. I am willing to be healed of that belief.