[Please note: ACIM passages quoted in this article reference the Foundation for Inner Peace (FIP) Edition.]
I love this lesson, and practicing it this time around I’ve had further insights into its meaning. They aren’t earth-shaking insights, but they brought me an even more powerful experience of the lesson. I went through the day really feeling that the hush of Heaven was holding my heart. I actually felt that I had got off “the stream of doing” (to use Robert’s expression from his blog posted yesterday). I still did the doing, but I did it in a different state than usual. The experience filled my heart with joy, and I can still feel that joy as I share these thoughts with you.
Father, how still today. How quietly do all things fall in place. This is the day that has been chosen as the time in which I come to understand the lesson that there is no need that I do anything.
In You is every choice already made.
Every choice is contained in the one choice: the choice (or rather the decision for God and my true Self as His Son), and that choice has already been made! It was made in my creation:
“You are beloved of Me and I of you forever. Be you perfect as Myself, for you can never be apart from Me.” His Son remembers not that he replied, “I will,” though in that promise he was born. (T-28.VI.6:4-6)
“What is choice except uncertainty of what we are?” (139.1:3). If I’m certain of what I am (and how can’t I be, since God Himself is certain?!), the choice is only to accept what I am; in other words, to “accept Atonement for myself” (139).
In You has every conflict been resolved.
Every conflict is a form of the one conflict, which always comes down to “what am I?” (139.1:6). So, every conflict is resolved in the fact that God has established what I am, and in that there can be no conflict.
In You is everything I hope to find already given me.
Happiness, peace, joy, love, safety and security––they are all in You and in my relationship with You. They are Your gifts to me. Furthermore, everything I hope to find is You. “You are my goal, my Father. What but you could I desire to have?” (287:1-2). You are all I hope to find and You have already given my all of Yourself and everything that comes with You!
No wonder I need do nothing! What more is there to do than to accept all that is already mine?! The hush of Heaven really does hold my heart today!