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Returning to the Source of Peace and Joy

I seek but what belongs to me in truth.

Today’s idea continues with the thought that joy and peace are not but idle dreams. ²They are your right, because of what you are. ³They come to you from God, Who cannot fail to give you what He wills. ⁴Yet must there be a place made ready to receive His gifts. ⁵[Peace and joy] are not welcomed gladly by a mind that has instead received the gifts it made where His belong, as substitutes for them.

Today we would remove all meaningless and self-made gifts which we have placed upon the holy altar where God’s gifts belong. ²His [peace and joy] are the gifts that are our own in truth. ³His are the gifts that we inherited before time was, and that will still be ours when time has passed into eternity. ⁴His are the gifts that are within us now, for they are timeless. ⁵And we need not wait to have them. ⁶They belong to us today.

So do we clear the way for Him today by simply recognizing that His Will is done already, and that joy and peace belong to us as His eternal gifts. …we bring to mind as often as we can:

⁴I seek but what belongs to me in truth.
⁵God’s gifts of joy and peace are all I want.
(A Course in Miracles, W-104.1–2;5:1,3-5. See also ACIM Lesson 104 Insights.)

As long as we identify with the ego and its goal, unhappiness, conflict and depression are inevitable because the ego’s primary goal is to seek and not find. The continuing dissatisfaction we experience following the ego’s directions can only lead to frustration, guilt and anger.

But we have another Guide Whose mission is to lead us to the memory of the gifts we have already received from God. He is the Guide to peace and joy guaranteed to be successful because it is God’s Will.

In myriad ways the Course tells us to follow Holy Spirit’s lead because it will always lead us to the truth. It will always lead us to what we really want—peace and joy.

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