Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Lesson 150:

My mind holds only what I think with God… I will accept Atonement for myself… only salvation can be said to cure…

We accept Atonement for ourselves, accepting God’s plan for salvation in replacement for the one we made. The Atonement is the way for salvations accomplishment. It is the only cure for all that sickens us and seems to make us weak… accepting God’s plan for salvation re-minds us that this sick and weakened and frightened body cannot be the truth of what we are. It brings gently to the mind a way a perceiving the world we made that is truly familiar; feels natural and joyous to us. Where we once felt, “my god, the blind is leading the blind, here…” where there seemed that there was nowhere we could find reliable direction, interpretation or peace, before us unfolds a peaceful trusting-ness, already in place…

Beyond this world beckoning correction and awakening, the truth rest quietly; seeping peace into every thought requesting it truly. The Holy Spirit within our mind merely waits on invitation with the cure, the Atonement. We forgive and the truth sets us free. Truth needs no defense because it has never been in conflict. Forgiveness sees in every situation its holographic contribution to the wholeness of all. It looks past all illusions into the mirror of brother to see one Self

Here’s a section from the manual for teachers, which says again that salvation and Atonement are one in the same: “Healing and Atonement are not related; they are identical. There is no order of difficulty in miracles because there are no degrees of Atonement. It is the one complete concept possible in this world, because it is the source of a wholly unified perception. Partial Atonement is a meaningless idea, just as special areas of hell in Heaven are inconceivable. Accept Atonement and you are healed. Atonement is the Word of God. Accept His Word and what remains to make sickness possible? Accept His Word and every miracle has been accomplished. To forgive is to heal. The teacher of God has taken accepting the Atonement for himself as his only function. What is there, then, he cannot heal? What miracle can be withheld from him?” (M-22.1-12)

Only this return to the truth of our wholeness in each other and God can cure the mental madness of the illusion of a separate world. Finally, we remember joy … “Indeed! Mind holds only what we think with God!”

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