Daily Inspiration for Living A Course in Miracles

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Finding Happiness and Peace

Only God’s plan for salvation will work.

It is senseless for me to search wildly about for salvation. I have seen it in many people and in many things, but when I reached for it, it was not there. I was mistaken about where it is. I was mistaken about what it is. I will undertake no more idle seeking. Only God’s plan for salvation will work. And I will rejoice because His plan can never fail.

These are some suggested forms for applying this idea specifically:

God’s plan for salvation will save me from my perception of this.
This is no exception in God’s plan for my salvation.
Let me perceive this only in the light of God’s plan for salvation.
(A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 86, W-pI.86.1-2. See also ACIM Lesson 86 Insights.)

Whatever we think will bring us peace or happiness is what we believe is our salvation. The ego directs us on wild goose chases to seek peace and happiness in forms in the world. We seek for a special relationship, a better job, money, a nicer car or status in the world. All these are seeking salvation where it cannot be found. God’s peace and joy are already in us in our true Self. Our true Self remains united with God and shares all His attributes.

We find our salvation by following the Guide God gave us. The daily, moment by moment, practice of bringing all our perceptions to the Holy Spirit for His clear vision will bring us the true salvation we seek. He will clear the grievances that hide the Light of Love within us and return true perception to us. With this practice all events and situations become opportunities to accept God’s plan for salvation and remember we already have all of His gifts of peace, joy and Love.

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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.
 

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