[Please note: ACIM passages quoted in this article reference the Foundation for Inner Peace (FIP) Edition.]
Ever since moving into the lessons in Part II, I have been feeling much closer to God. I feel a momentum building. Every lesson is trying to convince me of God’s Love for me and of my nature as His holy Son. This is a big relief for me, since for a while there I was not feeling God’s presence with me very much––and I was not feeling like His holy Son!
Some days, I take some time to slowly repeat the titles of all or some of the lessons (sometimes adapting them as I go through them). They have a cumulative effect on me, each one reinforcing and building on the previous one.
Peace to my mind. Let all my thoughts be still.
Of course, my mind can be at peace, for
God is with me. I live and move in Him.
God is my life. I have no life apart from His.
God is my Father, and he loves me, His Son.
God is my Father, and I, His Son, love Him!
My home awaits me. I will hasten there, to God’s open Arms.
This is my holy instant of release, because I realize that my will is God’s.
He has condemned me not. No more do I. No longer will I condemn myself.
Love, Which created me is what I am, despite all the thoughts of sin my foolish mind made up!
Now will I seek and find the peace of God.
The peace in which I was born into God’s Mind is shining there unchanged.
Father, I will but to remember You. What else could I desire but the truth about myself?
Be in my mind, my Father, through the day. I trust all things to You, practicing the end of fear today.
I give my life to You to guide today––with no reserve at all. This is Your day, your gift to me.
Father, today I am Your Son again.
Thank You for Your love and for Your peace, which nothing can disturb.
You, in Your mercy, will that I be saved from everything that seems to hurt me.
Your Will for me is perfect happiness.
Your Love created me, and I am safe and saved forever in Your Arms.
Robert calls today’s lesson (#234, “Father, I am Your holy Son again.”) a holy daydream, or holy escapism, lesson. Today, for the most part, I have felt that I was living in a holy daydream, a happy dream. It started this morning in my quiet time. I felt like a prodigal son who was finally accepting the truth. I had turned my back on my Father and had made a life, and a self, of my own––and we know where that got me! Now I was turning back to my Father and accepting both Him and myself as He created me. What a relief I felt, and what peace. Then right after my quiet time, I was swept instantaneously by a feeling of pure joy. I felt like skipping, and I have indeed skipped through my day with a light heart and a clear mind. Despite this or that or the other thing, I am safe. I can trust God and His eternal love for me. All is well. For the first time, I think, I truly believe the title of Lesson 292: “A happy outcome to all things is sure.” Today, I have had a tiny glimpse of the truth, and what a joyful truth it is!