Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Lesson 185:

I want the peace of God…

In actuality, every decision we make within this so-called life, conscious or not, we run past the evaluation practice given in today’s lesson. Today, we deliberately align our will with God’s. We want the peace of God. Period. Today’s lesson invites us to place ourselves uncompromisingly on purpose; to see where we have been out of integrity with what we believe we want, and face what we have been willing to accept instead. How long have we said we want the peace of God, yet chosen guilt and worry, ‘special’ love/hate relationships, trinkets and toys, reputation or escape? The lesson is clear;

Today devote your practice periods to careful searching of your mind, to find the dreams you cherish still. What do you ask for in your heart? Forget the words you use in making your requests. Consider but what you believe will comfort you, and bring you happiness. But be you not dismayed by lingering illusions, f or their form is not what matters now. Let not some dreams be more acceptable, reserving shame and secrecy for others. They are one. And being one, one question should be asked of all of them, “Is this what I would have, in place of Heaven and the peace of God”?

The exercise practiced today really pulls your covers, doesn’t it? It asks we quit deceiving ourselves that we have chosen the peace of God, when clearly we prefer denial of His Peace Now, to our preference for ~ well, mostly being right… Yes? (At least that’s what it got down to for me.) When taken seriously, making this uncompromising choice changed everything for me. As a matter of fact, the me of my life no longer really makes the choices, they are made by the Holy Spirit in my mind, which we all share, for the healing of the entire sonship, into recognition of the peace of God, within... Like the lesson says:

No one can lose and everyone must gain whenever any gift of God has been requested and received by anyone. God gives but to unite. To take away is meaningless to Him. And when it is as meaningless to you, you can be sure you share on Will with Him, and He with you. and you will also know you share on Will with whose intent is yours..

When we can finally accept that we were wrong about what this life is; when we want only to know the truth, when we want only the peace of God, we have it. For it is already given. Every choice for forgiveness releases the bonds we place on ourselves which was the denial feeling His presence. The peace of God is the state that allows us to be in this world but not of it, as the saying goes…

This is the choice we make. Always. No compromise is possible… we always choose between Heaven or the hell we made, between our weakness and the Strength of God ~between belief in fear/death or Love: Life- eternal…

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