To gain the most from A Course in Miracles
Lesson Insights, we recommend that you
read the corresponding lesson in the Workbook of the Second or
Third Edition of A Course in Miracles published by the Foundation for Inner Peace.
Click here to read or listen to this ACIM Workbook Lesson online.
“Let me perceive no differences today.”
Today’s lesson is the practice of looking beyond the body to our oneness in God, which is always there. Today’s lesson is the practice of seeing what is always the same and what is eternally true. Today’s lesson is the practice of seeing past the ego. Today’s lesson is about accepting the peace that comes with remembering unity. Today’s lesson is about focusing on only what is true.
Differences are always of the ego. Different bodies with separate minds is not what is true. Let me perceive no differences today. In this way I accept the peace of God.
Differences are the basis for all conflict. There can be no conflict between what is the same. We are told that the Holy Spirit sees the world we see but does not believe it. He knows it is unreal and He is in our minds to teach us to recognize the unreality of the world we think is so real. As we learn to accept His vision, we will still see the forms of the world, but learn to disregard them as meaningless. Thus we will look past the forms to see the Love that is the same in all things everywhere.
With the recognition of Love comes peace, for peace is an attribute of Love. As we learn to recognize the unreality of form, conflict disappears. We are able to see beyond the form and if the form appears to be acting out lack of Love, we can recognize it as a call for Love. We will naturally respond to this call with Love. Now we become God’s ministers, bringing His healing Light to our brothers.
We do not need to preach to him or correct him or try to make him change at all, for these would be attempts at changing the effect of error instead of changing the cause. We simply answer the call for Love with Love. The error is believing there is lack of Love. Love is always the answer. In this world of apparent differences, the means of extending Love, the form it takes, will vary according to what is most helpful. Of ourselves, we cannot know the form, for of ourselves alone, we cannot Love. Love is the recognition that we are not alone.
By joining with Holy Spirit and letting Him guide us in the way in which to offer Love in this world, we join with the Love in our brothers. Thus we can be truly helpful. It is what is the same in all of us that joins us together. What is the same is Love and nothing else. Holy Spirit help me to see what is the same in everyone and everything today.
This is a perfect lesson for me today. I have been struggling with feelings directed toward an individual. It always seems harder for me to release anger and resentment when it is the other person’s “fault.” I have tried turning it over to Holy Spirit and just keep taking it back.
It was very helpful for me to read the above comments today. I was not thinking of her actions as a call for love and was not thinking that I needed to respond with love. Just as I was wondering how I was supposed to do that, I read the above paragraph reminding me that it is not my job to know the form love needs to take in this instance. That made me feel relieved.
I also needed to be reminded not to preach or correct or try to change her at all. I am certain that is why I was having so much trouble releasing this. On top of everything else, I was feeling resentful because I needed to fix this and didn’t know how. Again, knowing that this is not my job, I feel relieved.
Now I feel like I can easily respond to her need for love with love and trust the Holy Spirit to guide me in the form in which it is most needed. Now that I think of it this way, I cannot imagine responding to her need for love with anything but love! Thanks so much for the timely reminder.
© 2003, Pathways of Light. http://pathwaysoflight.org
You may freely share copies of this with your friends, provided this copyright notice and website address are included.
This section has been viewed 1866731 times
Has this page been helpful to you?
Your contribution in support of this site is greatly appreciated. To make a tax deductible contribution or become a supporting member online, click here.
Or send a check or money order to Pathways of Light, 6 Oak Court, Ormond Beach, FL 32174-2623 (USD only, please) Thank you for your support.
Click here to subscribe to free daily emails of the Workbook Lesson Insights.
You can synchronize your subscription so the lesson emails coincide with the lesson
you are studying. Synchronizing instructions are provided at the end of each lesson email.
How to Read References for Quotes from A Course in Miracles
Below are example references to specific sentences using the notation of the Second & Third Editions of A Course in Miracles published by the Foundation for Inner Peace:
T-26.IV.4:7 = Text, Chapt. 26, Section IV, paragraph 4, sentence 7.
W-pI.169.5:2 = Workbook, Part I, Lesson 169, paragraph 5, sentence 2.
M-13.3:2 = Manual for Teachers, Question 13, paragraph 3, sentence 2.
C-6.4:6 = Clarification of Terms, Term 6, paragraph 4, sentence 6
The above numbering system
of the Second & Third Editions is © Copyright 1992,
The Foundation for A Course in Miracles.
Electronic "Magazine" — Sign up to receive periodic emails with thoughts to ponder, inspirational articles and the latest news.
Subscribe to daily emails of Workbook Lesson Insights.
ACIM Text Made Simple — answers to hundreds of questions about the Text. Click here.
Daily Inspiration Blog — Thoughts to inspire your day. Click here.
Inspiring journals by Pathways of Light ministers applying the principles of ACIM. Click here.
Miracles News — hundreds of inspiring
miracle stories. Click here.
Or call 1-800-323-PATH (7284) (US & Canada) or 920/894-2339.
Español: Para mas información oprime aquí para enviar tus preguntas por correo electrónico.
United Kingdom: Click here to email your questions about Pathways of Light in the UK or call +44 1803 612 929.
Inspired by the principles presented in A Course in Miracles, this
ministry training focuses on accepting the mind healing that is guided by the
Teacher within, the Holy Spirit. As our minds are healed, we become Holy Spirit’s
instruments of healing. For more information
If you would like a deeper understanding of key principles of
A Course in Miracles, the 24 Pathways of Light ACIM Practitioner
courses provide a complete, multimedia package to help you make ACIM
principles a ready resource to call upon in your mind throughout your
Click here for more information.
Feb. 21 10 am Free Seminar – Spiritual Awakening Workshop, Rev. Ron Cruickshank OMC
Mar 21, 10 am Free Seminar – Ordained Ministerial Counsellor Training, Rev. Ron Cruickshank OMC
Apr. 15, 1 pm EST Free Teleseminar– Intro. to 8 Wk Healing Inner Child Program, Rev. Kelli Wilson, OMC
Apr. 16, 1 pm EST Free Teleseminar – Intro to 8-Wk Spiritual Awakening Program, Rev. Kelli Wilson, OMC
Apr. 18, 10 am Aust EDT Free Seminar – Creating a Spiritual Couple Relationship, Rev. Ron Cruickshank OMC
Apr 17-19 2015 ACIM Conf. - NYC, Revs. Myron Jones, Larry Glenz, et.al.
Mar. 1-7, 2015 Living ACIM Retreat, Baja, Mexico, Rev. Maria Felipe, et. al.
Mar 24-30 5-Day Retreat, Santa Fe, NM, Rev. Nouk Sanchez & Sparo Vigil
Apr. 16, 7pm EST Free Live Event – Intro to 8-Wk Spiritual Awakening Program, Rev. Kelli Wilson, OMC
Jul 29-Aug 3 4-Day Retreat, Portland, OR, Rev. Nouk Sanchez & Sparo Vigil
Undoing the Ego II, Taking It to a Deeper Level 8 DVD Workshop — by Nouk Sanchez and Tomas Vieira, authors of the best selling book, Take Me to Truth. You can experience this 8 DVD workshop as often as you want in the comfort of your home. It reveals how you can release the unconscious saboteur that blocks you from the experience of true happiness and inner peace! Click here for more information.
Healing Family Relationships — Applying the Principles of A Course in Miracles 6 CD audio book by Rev. Myron Jones. Learn how family relationships offer fertile grounds for forgiveness and healing your judgments of the world. More.
What Is Enlightenment? …and why aren't we there yet? 2-DVD Video/Audio 4-CD Workshop by Jon Mundy, PhD, author of Missouri Mystic. Learn to recognize blocks to enlightenment and how to drop defenses so that you can accept God's Gift of Love. More.
2-DVD Seminar: Love Has Forgotten No One — by Gary Renard. In this four hour seminar, Gary presents keys to solving our problems at the cause and includes a chapter-by-chapter preview of his upcoming book, Love Has Forgotten No One. More.
The Mirror on Still Water — from our Elder Brother Jesus — scribed by Joel Wright. This book brings A Course in Miracles to life. Out of all the scribed books we have ever read, after ACIM, we would put this at the top of the 'must read' list. More.
Visions of Illumination — by Rev. Mary Gerard Lenihan. This book will inspire your willingness to experience your own visions of Illumination as you follow Mary's example to open more fully and receive insight from your true Self. More.