A Course In Miracles Lesson 273 hit me “between the eyes” today.
Maybe I should say it seemed to hit me “In the Soul”
Here is this beautiful lesson and my ego’s response:
The Stillness of the peace of God is mine.
Sally: Yes – I want the peace of God but….. something happens…. always!
Perhaps we are ready for a day of undisturbed tranquility.
Sally: Yes, Yes, please bring it on!
If this is not yet feasible, we are content and even more than satisfied to learn how such a day can be achieved.
Sally: I know, I know, I’m supposed to remember to change my mind when I’m being disturbed by —–!!
If we give way to a disturbance, let us learn how to dismiss it and return to peace.
Sally: OK but how do you dismiss when the ego is jumping up and down and having a tantrum?
We need but tell our minds with certainty, “The stillness of the peace of God is mine,” and nothing can intrude upon the peace that God Himself has given to his Son.
Sally: Yes, I know, when I give way to a disturbance I need to remember to dismiss it and return to peace.
The key is “when I give way” I am upset, I am in judgment about something and I have “given way” to it. I have “given” my peace away. Me….I did it. If I did it, then I can get it back!
Recovery is taking it back – I remember to choose peace. I forgive the seeming separation from God. I am One with God and that is where my peace resides – in the stillness.
I have recovered when I say “…the stillness of the peace of God is mine.”
When I say that I am “taking back what I gave away!
Nothing can intrude upon the peace because God Himself has given it to me! It is mine.
It is a immense gift from God, when I remember to return to his stillness from the ego’s upsetting ways.
Go to http://www.acim.org click on lessons – you can then “listen” to this beautiful lesson 273 and the prayer that goes with it.