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“Today the peace of God envelops me,
And I forget all things except His Love.”
Today I have the opportunity to focus on the reality of God’s peace. I have the opportunity to accept God’s peace as mine. I have the opportunity to extend peace to every brother I encounter or even think of. Today can be a day of being in peace, if I so choose. I would start right now, by going to the Holy Spirit in my mind and asking for the peace of God. I know I always get what I desire in my heart of hearts.
Today I let peace go to the top of my priority list. Whatever I do today, I will practice doing it in peace. I will practice receiving the truth about myself and extending it to every part of my day.
Today I will watch my thoughts. Are these peace producing thoughts? If not, I will remember that these thoughts are of the ego and hand them over to the Holy Spirit to receive a change in perception.
Today I will practice making peace my top priority. Today I would remember the peace of God envelops me. Today I would practice accepting peace and let it guide my way. In this way I will have a happy day, a day of service to the awakening to God’s peace.
When I look at all the things I think about during the day, almost all my thoughts are about things in time. Things to do, things to say, things other people say and do, things that seem to happen in the world, taking care of the body, sheltering it, feeding it, clothing it, maintaining it. The world was made to make time seem real.
This lesson is telling me that when I give my full attention to the peace of God, all this will fade away and what will remain is timeless Love. Only Love is real. There is nothing else. The peace of God is the peace of Love.
How do I forget all things but Love? By forgiving. Forgiving is letting go of all things in time. And ultimately it is letting go of the idea of time, which is just an ego means for making separation seem real.
To know the peace of God envelops me, I need do only one thing: Forgive. Like an earlier lesson says, to every apprehension, every care and every form of suffering, I need only remind myself to forgive and it will disappear. Only Love remains, for only Love is real. I cannot hang on to judgment, blame and guilt and know the peace of God that envelops me. Forgiveness clears away the veil for me to know once again the peace of God.
Holy Spirit, I come to You today, my best Friend, Who speaks only truth to me and does not judge; Who sees me as I really am, not as I think I am. Thank You Holy Spirit for not believing in my illusions. Thank You for being my Companion, sheltering me with Your peace, comforting me with Your Love and teaching me of the Self I share with all the world.
Thank You for Your trust in me, which inspires my trust in You. I know I can bring all my thoughts to You and You will help me let go of what is unreal, of what hides the peace of God from my awareness. Thus do You teach me to forget all things but Love and I remember Who I am.
Most Holy Spirit, my Heavenly and Divine Guidance, I, too, thank You for the awareness of Your presence in me. Thank You for believing in me, for loving me when I could not love myself. It is because of Your Love and patience that the light of my own true Self is beginning to shine. And so, together, we share this day in peace, in Oneness, and in Love. Today there is no past and no future; there is only Love and there is only God. Help me, Holy Spirit, to remember that any situation that I may encounter with a brother or in what I perceive as time, will be transformed by Him in Love. Amen.
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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
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