Lesson 89 2021

Lesson 89

These are our review ideas for today:

W-pI.89.1. (77) I am entitled to miracles.

2 I am entitled to miracles because I am under no laws but God’s. 3 His laws release me from all grievances, and replace them with miracles. 4 And I would accept the miracles in place of the grievances, which are but illusions that hide the miracles beyond. 5 Now I would accept only what the laws of God entitle me to have, that I may use it on behalf of the function He has given me.

W-pI.89.2. You might use these suggestions for specific applications of this idea:

2 Behind this is a miracle to which I am entitled.
3 Let me not hold a grievance against you, [name], but offer you the miracle that belongs to you instead.
4 Seen truly, this offers me a miracle.

My Thoughts

Because we are under no laws but God’s, His laws release us from all grievances. It may not seem to be so in our lives, but our lives as we know them are illusions. In truth, you have been released. It is up to each of us to decide, not if but when we accept this truth. I choose to accept my release now rather than suffering anymore.

When I was in the hotel, I had a hard time falling asleep. As I lay there, I felt some anxiety that wasn’t fading away easily as is the case normally. I continued to turn it over to the Holy Spirit until finally, I did fall asleep. The next day, I was talking to Jesus about this. I expressed how surprised I was that the feeling of anxiety persisted like it did the night before. It has been a long time since something like that happened.

The message I received wasn’t in words, but if I were to put it into words, it would be that I should not be concerned about it. I did what was needed at the time, and that I am fine. All feeling from that experience simply disappeared in the knowing that I am as God created me. I have nothing to be concerned about. The ego would have liked to use the anxiety of the night before to establish itself again in my mind but I saw this truly and I received the miracle of a healed mind to which I am always entitled.

W-pI.89.3. (78) Let miracles replace all grievances.

2 By this idea do I unite my will with the Holy Spirit’s, and perceive them as one. 3 By this idea do I accept my release from hell. 4 By this idea do I express my willingness to have all my illusions be replaced with truth, according to God’s plan for my salvation. 5 I would make no exceptions and no substitutes. 6 I want all of Heaven and only Heaven, as God wills me to have.

W-pI.89.4. Useful specific forms for applying this idea would be:

2 I would not hold this grievance apart from my salvation.
3 Let our grievances be replaced by miracles, [name].
4 Beyond this is the miracle by which all my grievances are replaced.

My Thoughts

The truth is, all our grievances are images of our one grievance that we think we are separated from God. Each person we have a grievance against represents God. Each situation we hate or resent represents God. If we could simply accept that this is our only problem and that the problem has already been solved, we would be immediately free of all grievances and our awareness would return to Reality.

It seems as if this is too big of a leap for the mind to accept even though we are making room for the concept. In the meantime, the way we move ever closer to the truth is to look at these individual images that represent our one problem and give all of our willingness to be released from them. If I give up every grievance I have ever had except for one, I would still not be free. I cannot recall the divine majesty of my true Self with darkness, even a speck of darkness, in my mind.

This would seem to be an unending job and maybe impossible, but we are not alone in this. Each grievance we release is replaced by a miracle. And each time we choose the miracle over the grievance, our experience of the miracle makes us want more happiness and more peace and so our willingness grows stronger until it is the driving force in our life.

Because there is only the one problem, and because we are deliberately choosing the solution over and over, at some point much of the old way of thinking begins to simply fall away without additional effort on our part. Then episodes of anxiety or distress of any kind are the exception rather than the rule and they are dealt with rather easily. In the meantime, the best thing we can do for ourselves is to follow the simple plan Jesus has laid out for us. Look with the Holy Spirit at our grievances without exception and without guilt and accept the miracle.