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All We Want Is the Peace of God

I want the peace of God.

To say these words is nothing. But to mean these words is everything. If you could but mean them for just an instant, there would be no further sorrow possible for you in any form; in any place or time. Heaven would be completely given back to full awareness, memory of God entirely restored, the resurrection of all creation fully recognized.

No one can mean these words and not be healed. He cannot play with dreams, nor think he is himself a dream. He cannot make a hell and think it real. He wants the peace of God, and it is given him. For that is all he wants, and that is all he will receive.

No one who truly seeks the peace of God can fail to find it. For he merely asks that he deceive himself no longer by denying to himself what is God’s Will. Who can remain unsatisfied who asks for what he has already? Who could be unanswered who requests an answer which is his to give? The peace of God is yours. (A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 185, W-pI.185.1:1-2:5;11. See also ACIM Lesson 185 Insights.)

The world we perceive is anything but peaceful. The news is filled with reports of lack, sickness and death. This very fact confirms that this world is a dream. It denies God’s Love and peace; it denies Heaven. We perceive this world only because we have deceived ourselves into believing we want the individuality and specialness separation (the ego) offers.

To affirm that we want the peace of God means we no longer want to deny Love; we no longer want a separate identity. We no longer want the limited, little self identified as a body with an individual personality.

In fact, we want to accept what God gave His Son in His Creation. We want to be our true Self. Wanting only the peace of God sets us free from all limitation. Our true Self has no limits because it is one with the Love of God.

Today we join with every brother in remembering that in our hearts everyone wants God’s gifts of peace, Love and joy. Everyone wants to awaken to the one Self that is the Son of God.

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