In the next part of the daily lessons we come to the question: What is salvation? The following miracle prayers are all in alignment with this, to clarify and deepen the idea of salvation. The first paragraph goes like this:
"Salvation is a promise, made by God, that you would
find your way to Him at last. It cannot not be kept. It guarantees that time will have an end, and all the thoughts that have been born in time will end as well. Godʹs Word is given every mind which thinks that it has separate thoughts, and will replace these thoughts of conflict with the Thought of peace".
All the thoughts that have been born in time will end as well… is what it says. That is so great to see that whatever seems to be so important to me right now, will dissolve again, all of it, as if it never happened. This is so freeing. You are bound to nothing in time. You will find your way to Him at last, by giving up all the things you think you want and more, by feeling the Love of God within you as more and more temporal is undone.
What can I seek for, Father, but Your Love? Perhaps I think I seek for something else; a something I have called by many names. Yet is Your Love the only thing I seek, or ever sought. For there is nothing else that I could ever really want to find. Let me remember You. What else could I desire but the truth about myself?”
URTEXT MANUSCRIPT ACIM
This Sunday we come together to join in meditation. We will read Miracle Prayers and enter deeply into timelessness. You are invited! Come as you are!
We meet at noon Central Time USA (check your time here)
In our first Daily Miracle Lessons class – part 4 in which we use the key lessons of A Course in Miracles, it is amazing how this Master piece shows its integrity. What I mean is that whatever part of the Course I use it will always seamlessly support other parts of this Course.
In this class you see perfect samples of that. We use chapter 27 I – The “Hero” of the Dream. One quote is here:
Into eternity, where all is one, there crept a tiny, mad idea, at which the Son of God remembered not to laugh. In his forgetting did the thought become a serious idea, and possible of both accomplishment and real effects. Together, we can laugh them BOTH away, and understand that time can NOT intrude upon eternity. It IS a joke to think that time can come to circumvent eternity, which MEANS there is no time. A timelessness in which is time made real; a Part of God Which can attack Itself; a separate brother as an enemy; a mind WITHIN a body; all are forms of circularity, whose ending starts at its beginning, ending at its cause.
paragraph 6 of Chapter 27I of A Course in Miracles Urtext Manuscripts, Miracles in Action Press, 2008.
From lesson 162, I am as God created me, the following quote:
We honor you today. Yours is the right to perfect holiness you now accept. With this acceptance is salvation brought to everyone, for who could cherish sin when holiness like this has blessed the world? Who could despair when perfect joy is yours, available to all as remedy for grief and misery, all sense of loss, and for complete escape from sin and guilt?
Lesson 162, paragraph 5, A Course in Miracles Urtext Manuscripts, Miracles in Action Press, 2008.
I was created as the thing I seek
The summary of today’s class with the words of this Miracle Prayer
“In me salvationʹs means and end are one.”
In me, Godʹs holy Son, are reconciled all parts of Heavenʹs plan to save the world. What could conflict, when all the parts have but one purpose and one aim? How could there be a single part that stands aside, or one of more or less importance than the rest? I am the means by which Godʹs Son is saved, because salvationʹs purpose is to find the sinlessness which God has placed in me. I was created as the thing I seek. I am the goal the world is searching for. I am Godʹs Son, His one Eternal Love. I am salvationʹs means and end as well.
“Let me today, my Father, take the role You offer me in Your request that I accept Atonement for myself. For thus does what is thereby reconciled in me become as surely reconciled to You.”
The journey is the way to what is TRUE. Leave ALL deception behind, and reach beyond all attempts of the ego to hold you back.
You who made delay can leave time behind, simply by recognizing that neither beginnings nor endings were created by the Eternal, Who placed no limits on His creation nor upon those who create like Him.
The freedom to leave behind everything that hurts you and humbles you and frightens you cannot be thrust upon you, but it CAN be offered you through the grace of God.
He lives within you in the quiet present, and waits for you to leave the past behind, and enter into the world He holds out to you in love.
For the REFLECTION of truth draws everyone TO truth. And as they enter INTO it, they leave ALL reflections behind
“Father, You stand before me and behind, beside me, in the place I see myself, and everywhere I go. You are in all the things I look upon, the sounds I hear, and every hand that reaches for my own. In You time disappears, and place becomes a meaningless belief...
We come to You in Your own Name today, to be at peace within Your everlasting Love.”
Various chapter/ lesson excerpts Urtext A Course in Miracles.