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307: Conflicting wishes cannot be my will

Lesson 307 “Conflicting wishes cannot be my will.”

Father, Your Will is mine, and only That.  There is no other will for me to have.  Let me not try to make another will, for it is senseless and will cause me pain.  Your Will alone can bring me happiness, and only Yours exists.  If I would have what only You can give.  I must accept Your will for me, and enter into peace where conflict is impossible, Your Son is one with You in being and in will, and nothing contradicts the holy truth that I remain as You created me.”

And with this prayer, we enter silently into a state where conflict cannot come, because we join our holy will with Godʹs in recognition that they are but one.

97: I am Spirit

Lesson 97 “I am Spirit.”

Todayʹs idea identifies you with your One Self. It accepts no split identity, nor tries to weave opposing factors into unity. It simply states the truth. Practice this truth today as often as you can, for it will bring your mind from conflict to the quiet fields of peace. No chill of fear can enter, for your mind has been absolved of madness, letting go illusions of a split identity.

We state again the truth about your Self, the holy Son of God Who rests in you; Whose mind has been restored to sanity. You are the Spirit lovingly endowed with all your Fatherʹs Love and peace and joy. You are the Spirit Which completes Himself, and shares His Function as Creator. He is with you always, as you are with Him.

Today we try to bring reality still closer to your mind. Each time you practice, awareness is brought a little nearer at least; sometimes a thousand years or more are saved. The minutes which you give are multiplied over and over, for the miracle makes use of time, but is not ruled by it. Salvation is a miracle, the first and last; the first that is the last, for it is one.

You are the Spirit in Whose Mind abides the miracle in which all time stands still; the miracle in which a minute spent in using these ideas becomes a time which has no length and which has no end. Give, then, these minutes willingly, and count on Him Who promised to lay timelessness beside them. He will offer all His strength to every little effort which you make.

Give Him the minutes which He needs today to help you understand with Him you are the Spirit that abides in Him, and Which calls through His Voice to every living thing; offers His sight to everyone who asks; replaces errors with the simple truth.

The Holy Spirit will be glad to take five minutes of each hour from your hands, and carry them around this aching world where pain and misery appear to rule. He will not overlook one open mind that will accept the healing gifts they bring, and He will lay them everywhere He knows they will be welcome. And they will increase in healing power each time someone accepts them as his thoughts, and uses them to heal.

Thus will your gifts to Him be multiplied a thousand‐fold and tens of thousands more. And when it is returned to you, it will surpass in might the little gift you gave as much as does the radiance of the sun outshine the tiny gleam a firefly makes an uncertain moment, and goes out. The steady brilliance of this light remains, and leads you out of darkness, nor will you be able to forget the way again.

Begin these happy exercises with the words the Holy Spirit speaks to you, and let them echo round the world through Him:

Spirit am I, a holy Son of God, Free of all limits, safe and healed and whole, Free to forgive, and free to save the world.”

Expressed through you, the Holy Spirit will accept this gift which you received of Him, increase its power, and give it back to you.

Offer each practice period today gladly to Him. And He will speak to you, reminding you that you are Spirit, one with Him and God, your brothers and your Self. Listen for His assurance every time you speak the word He offers you today, and let Him tell your mind that they are true. Use them against temptation, and escape its sorry consequences if you yield to the belief that you are something else. The Holy Spirit gives you peace today. Receive His words, and offer them to Him.

Lesson 97

Review + lesson 81


Introduction Review 2


We are now ready for another review.  We will begin where our last review left off, and cover two ideas each day.  The earlier part of the day will be devoted to one of these ideas, and the latter part of the day to the other.  We will have one longer exercise period and frequent shorter ones in which we practice each of them.

The longer practice periods will follow this general form: Take about 15 minutes for each of them, and begin by thinking about the idea and the comments which are included in the assignments.  Devote about 3 or 5 minutes to reading them over slowly, several times if you wish, and then close your eyes and listen.  Repeat the first phase if you find your mind wandering, but try to spend the major part of the practice period listening quietly but attentively.

There is a message waiting for you.  Be confident that you will receive it.  Remember that it belongs to you, and that you want it.  Do not allow your intent to waver in the face of distracting thoughts.  Realize that, whatever form they take, they have no meaning and no power.  Replace them with your determination to succeed.

Do not forget that your will has power over fantasies and dreams.  Trust it to see you through, and carry you beyond them all.  Regard these practice periods as dedications to the way, the truth, and the life.  Refuse to be side‐tracked into detours, illusions, and thoughts of death.  You are dedicated to salvation.  Be determined each day not to leave your function unfulfilled. Reaffirm your determination in the shorter practice periods as well, and using the original form of the idea for general application, and a more specific form when needed.  Some specific forms will be included in the comments. These, however, are merely suggestions.  It is not the particular words you use that matter

Lesson 81 Our ideas for review today are: (61‐62)


61. “I am the light of the world.”
How holy am I, who have been given the function of lighting up the world!  Let me be still before my holiness.  In its calm light let all my conflicts disappear.  In its peace let me remember who I am.
Some specific forms for applying the idea when specific difficulties seem to arise might be:
Let me not obscure the light of the world in me.”
“Let the light of the world shine through this appearance.”
“This shadow will vanish before the light.”

62. “Forgiveness is my function as the light of the world.”
It is through accepting my function that I will see the light in me.  And in this light will my function stand clear and perfectly unambiguous before my sight.  My acceptance does not depend on my recognizing what my function is, for I do not yet understand forgiveness.  Yet I will trust that in the light I will see it as it is.
Specific forms for using the idea might include:
Let this help me learn what forgiveness means.”
“Let me not separate my function from my will.”
“I would not use this for an alien purpose.”

Introduction and Lesson 81