A Course in Miracles Lesson Insights

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.

Tell a Friend about this article or send the link with a
Printable Page

Click link to go to:
Previous LessonNext LessonLesson Index
Listen to Lesson 358 Insights

ACIM Workbook Lesson 358 Insights

“No call to God can be unheard nor left
Unanswered. And of this I can be sure;
His answer is the one I really want.”

We were created by Love as Love. Love has only one purpose or desire. And that is to extend Itself, to give Love. That is what we really want. But this world was made by the ego thought system which rejects Love, choosing specialness in its place. When we identify with the ego thought system, we have become confused about what we really want. It’s like a two year old who’s gotten really tired and cranky. If you ask this tired two year old what he wants, what will make him happy, he may tell you what he thinks it is, but if he gets it, he’s not happy. You can try again and again and nothing brings happiness. He does not remember what he really wants.

Our Creator alone knows what we really want, because He created us like Himself. Seeing that we were confused about what we really wanted, He gave us the Holy Spirit, Who remembers for us. So no matter how confused we are about what we want, no matter how much we seek in the world for happiness, the memory of what we really want stays with us. At some point we become willing to stop searching where we have not found happiness and turn to the Voice for God within, Who will lead us back to what we really want.

We really want Love and nothing else. But Love does not demand that we receive It. It waits on our welcome. When we choose the illusions of this world, we are denying Love and It is not welcome. As we let illusions go, as they cease to have value to us, Love is welcome and fills our hearts with joy. The identity I have called myself begins to be recognized as nothing and the Self that God created like Himself begins to be recognized as everything.

Through forgiveness, letting go of illusions, I return to my Identity as the Son of God. Today I continue my practice of bringing every unsettled or disturbing thought to the Holy Spirit with an open mind and heart to receive His perception and take another step closer to recognizing my Self. I thank my Father that He created me changeless like Himself and gave me the means to remember Who I am.

This lesson is about opening my mind to the Holy Spirit, letting my mind join with the Holy Spirit so I will truly recognize where all true value lies. Looking out through the body’s eyes and making a world of separation from God real has really been choosing against my Self — refusing to recognize What I am and Where I am.

Because I cannot leave Heaven, which is what I am, I have been dreaming of being on a distant shore, where everything is separate and alone, unique and different from everything else. By dreaming in this way, I have given myself the semblance of making decisions on my own and being independent of God. Because this dream is denying the Love I am, it has been filled with fear. It has really been hell. Like the prodigal son who has thrown away his father’s wealth, I am now wanting to return to my Father’s Home. I have recognized that dreaming of being on a distant shore is not what I really want.

Holy Spirit, I open my mind to Your healing insight. I open my mind to the truth. I would awaken to the truth that in fact I have never left Heaven. I open to the truth that nothing has changed God’s Son and that I still remain as God created me. In true humility, I am willing to step back and listen to Your healing Voice. I am willing to receive a change of mind. I am willing to see all things as they really are and give up my foolish dreams of separation. I am willing to let my mind be healed today.

As I ask the Holy Spirit for guidance in reading this lesson, He reminds me of my commitment to seek and find the peace that I want, that I am, that was given me. In my heart, I know no call to my Father has gone unanswered. He has never failed me and He continues to reveal Himself to me in all I do; I but need to be still. And in this stillness, I am aware of His love, His promise. I choose today to remember that myself is nothing, but my Self is all.

Let me take this opportunity to wish all of you, my brothers and sisters a truly blessed Christmas. May the Christ in all of us be born this season, along with our brother Jesus. May we come a little closer to our true Selves and each other in the Oneness of our Heavenly Father. God blesses you.

Tell a Friend about this article.
Printable Page

Click link to go to:
Previous LessonNext LessonLesson Index

This section has been viewed 6873973 times

Has this page been helpful to you?
Your contribution to support this site is greatly appreciated. To make a tax deductible contribution with a credit/debit card, click here.
Click here to donate from your PayPal account.
Or send a check to Pathways of Light, 12530 Lions Chase Court, Huntley, IL 60142.

Search Key Words
in Daily Lesson Insights
and ACIM Text Made Simple

Search for Key Words or Phrases in A Course in Miracles Lesson Insights & Text Made Simple


Subscribe to Free Emails
of Daily Lesson Insights

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.

Reference Keys for
A Course in Miracles Quotes

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.

Free Online Resources

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.

We'd Like to Hear from You

Request Free Printed Program & Product Catalog

Or call 1-800-323-7284 (US & Canada) or 386-615-7284.

Click here to email your questions.

United Kingdom: Click here to email your questions about Pathways of Light in the UK or call +44 (0) 207 7262 0209.

Give us your feedback or report site problems.

Pathways Ministers Audio/Videos

ACIM Minister Training

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 click here.

ACIM Practitioner Courses

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 day. Click here for more information.

Featured Items

The Lifetimes When Jesus and Buddha Knew Each Other by Gary Renard. Clarifying the difference between duality and nonduality. Learn more.

Tru Eternal Life and A Course in Miracles by Jon Mundy, Phd. A Path to Eternity in the Essential Text. Learn more.

True Forgiveness True Forgiveness by Rev. Jennifer McSween. The Proven Path from Pain to Power in 5 Simple Steps. Learn more.

Listen & Receive 30-Day Home Study Listen & Receive 30-Day Home Study Learn to receive insight for your life in a form that is perfect for you …heal fears, find joy & peace. Learn more.

Minister training based on A Course in Miracles Minister Training — based on principles of A Course in Miracles, including counselor training and ordination. More….

Miracles Practitioner courses24 ACIM Practitioner courses including 50-page study guide, CD's with facilitator. More….

Tru Live Your Happy by Rev. Maria Felipe. A real-world approach to living happily, based on A Course in Miracles. Learn more.

From the Christ Mind From the Christ Mind scribed by Darrell Morley Price. A simple, yet profound message that you can immediately apply to current circumstances. More….

Hey, Holy Spirit,
It's Me Again Hey, Holy Spirit, It's Me Again by Rev. Myron Jones. An indispensable guide for anyone on the path of ACIM with insights on the 1st 90 lessons. More….

Forgiving KevinForgiving Kevin Audio book by Rev. Larry Glenz. A moving and inspiring true story of a father/son relationship that withstood seven years of addiction, recovery, and relapse. More….

Healing Family
RelationshipsHealing 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.

Minister Courses | Studies of ACIM | Minister Training Q & A | Self-Study | FAQ
Miracles News | Membership | Ministers/Facilitators | ACIM Counseling | Relationship Counseling | Links
Healing Journals | ACIM Study Groups | ACIM Lesson Insights | ACIM Text Made Simple | Store | Daily Inspiration
Home | Contact Us | Donate with credit card | Donate from PayPal | © 1997-2023 Pathways of Light®