The Voice of God Is Within Me

THOUGHTS

I am affected only by my thoughts.
(ACIM - lesson 338)

And from lesson 15:

My thoughts are images that I have made.

Today’s text says:

His thoughts can frighten him,
but since these thoughts belong to him alone,
he has the power to change them
and exchange each fear thought for a happy thought of love.

Now say out loud:

My thoughts can frighten me!
But since these thoughts belong to me alone,
I have the power to change them
and exchange each fear thought for a happy thought of love.

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CHOICE POINT

I choose to see my brother’s sinlessness.

(ACIM - lesson 335)

‘I choose to see my first husband’s sinlessness.’
‘I choose to see my brother’s or sister’s sinlessness.’
‘I choose to see…’ (fill in whatever person comes to you)

Today can be the opportunity to release or forgive those we still hold in bondage with our stories. We tend to defend those stories but hardly every the sinlessness (Christliness) of another.

Forgiveness is my choice.
I never see my brother as he is,
for that is far beyond perception.

What I see in him is merely what I wish to see
because it stands for what I want to be the truth.

It is to this ALONE that I respond,
however much I seem to be impelled
by OUTSIDE happenings.

I choose to see what I would look upon,
AND THIS I SEE AND ONLY THIS.

My brother’s sinlessness shows me
that I would look upon my own.

And I will see it, having chosen to behold
my brother in its holy light.

AMEN

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SALVATION

I came for the salvation of the world.
(ACIM - lesson 319)

This morning, on rising, I still felt so dreamy, that when I looked at the lesson for the day, it didn’t make any sense. I closed the book and remembered what it said in the Introduction to the lessons:

Some of the ideas you will find hard to believe, and others will seem quite startling. IT DOES NOT MATTER! You are merely asked to apply them to what you see. You are not asked to judge them, nor even to believe them. You are asked only to use them. It is their use which will give them meaning to you, and show you they are true. Remember only this - you need not believe them, you need not accept them, and you need not welcome them. Some of them you may actively resist. None of this will matter nor decrease their efficacy. But allow yourself to make no exceptions in applying the ideas the exercises contain. Whatever your reactions to the ideas may be, use them. Nothing more than this is required.

The part we are up to now, has a daily prayer. Let’s trustingly use today’s prayer then:

Father,
Your Will is total.
And the goal that stems from it
shares its totality.

What aim but the salvation of the world
could You have given me?

And what but this could be the Will
my Self has shared with You?

‘Salvation’ means ‘release’. A release from all those anti-Love beliefs which keep us bound in misery.

Blessings! rev Veronika

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Inner Altar

In today’s lesson an ‘altar’ is mentioned. Just a while ago I received an e-mail from a friend, who described to me what ‘church’ means to her. Now I can ask all of you, ‘What does ‘altar’ mean to you?

I went to the internet and looked for an altar picture of the Christian Community, a church which Rudolf Steiner helped to come into being. I have been confirmed in it and after years of being without church or God, I returned to it, once I had emigrated to Australia. I became part of a devoted group who helped the foundation of this church here.
What I love about their buildings is that they create a space of true beauty, holiness, and worship. THIS is really expressing the inner truth about the human being. Today’s lesson can help us go to this inner place, make room for the holiness of our soul being and bathe in its Light.

I will not fear to look within today.
(ACIM - lesson 309)

Within me is eternal innocence because it is God’s Will that it be there forever and forever. I, His Son, whose will is limitless as is his own, can will no change in this. For to deny my Father’s Will is to deny my own.

To ‘deny’ is to be ‘stubborn’. Yesterday I read the following in ‘EVERYDAY OSHO’:

‘A real seeker of truth is one who will not invent, one who will not guess, one who will not infer, one who will not make a logical syllogism, one who will simply be RECEPTIVE, OPEN, RESPONDING, VULNERABLE, AND AVAILABLE TO TRUTH.’

To look within is but to find my will as God created it and as it is. I fear to look within because I think I made another will which is not true and made it real.

Wonder question:
What in your life are you making real, believing in it, defending it, yet you have learned that it is not of God and therefore unreal?

Yet it has no effects. Within me is the holiness of God. Within me is the memory of him.

I have often read that people think that ACIM is of the mind. I find the later lessons deeply prayerful and meditative. If you can practice them in this manner, you will find gems.
Now today’s prayer:

The step I take today, my Father,
is my SURE release from IDLE dreams of sin.

Your altar stands serene and undefiled.
It is the holy altar to my Self,
and there I find my true Identity.

AMEN

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GIFT

The gift of Christ is ALL I seek today.
(ACIM - lesson 306)

What but Christ’s vision would I use today when it can offer me a day in which I see a world so like to Heaven that an ancient memory returns to me?

TODAY I CAN FORGET THE WORLD I MADE!

Today I can go past all fear and be restored to love and holiness and peace.
Today I am redeemed and born anew into a world of mercy and of care; of loving kindness and the peace of God.

And so, our Father, we return to You,
remembering we never went away,
remembering Your holy gifts to us.

In GRATITUDE and THANKFULNESS,
we come with empty hands and open hearts and minds,
asking but what You give.

We cannot make an offering sufficient for Your Son.
But in Your Love the gift of Christ is his.

AMEN

Breathe…..

Pause….

Let it sink in deeply…..

Last night I listened to a CD from POL. It was reminding me of the early lessons in ACIM. It was all about my meaningless thoughts. Yes, I had forgotten! I realised without remembering the beginning, the later lessons don’t quite speak as clearly. How about having a peep at those early lessons today?

Blessings! rev Veronika

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Christ’s Birth

The holy Christ is born in me today.
(ACIM - lesson 303)

Watch with me, angels; watch with me today!
Let all God’s holy Thoughts surround me and be still with me while Heaven’s Son is born.
Let earthly sounds be quiet and the sights to which I am accustomed disappear.
Let Christ be welcomed where He is at home, and let Him hear the sounds He understands and see but sights which show His Father’s Love.
Let Him no longer be a stranger here, for He is born again in me today.

Your Son is welcome, Father.
He has come to save me from the evil self I made.
He is but what I really am in truth.

He is the Son You love above all things.
He is my Self as You created me.

It is not Christ that can be crucified.
Safe in Your arms, let me receive Your Son.

AMEN

Today’s lesson is yet again a deep meditation. It might be a good idea to turn the phone off; to light a candle; to breathe quietly for a few minutes and then slowly read each sentence, pausing after it, to let it sink in deeply.

Blessings! Rev. Veronika

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Change

Only an instant does this world endure.
(ACIM - lesson 300)


What does this mean to me? It means that the miserable state I feel in any given moment can be changed by changing my thoughts or attitudes. It is a shift which comes about through my willingness to give those miserable thoughts to the Light of the Holy Spirit in me. They can bust like a soap bubble and disappear into the nothingness of false belief from which they have come.

Only an instant does this world endure.

This is the thought that can be used to say that death and sorrow are the certain lot of all who come here. YET this is also the idea that lets no false perception keep us in its hold nor represent more than a passing cloud upon a sky eternally serene. And it is this serenity we seek, unclouded, obvious, and sure today.

We can use Byron Katie’s method and ask of each negative thought, ‘Is this true?’
After having used this question, we can pray with today’s prayer:

We seek Your holy world today.
For we, Your loving Sons, have lost our way a while.

But we have listened to Your Voice
and learned exactly what to do
to be restored to Heaven and our true Identity.

And we give thanks today
the world endures but for an instant.

We would go beyond that tiny instant to eternity.

Breathe….. breathe… breathe…
Be still…...... go Home into the peace of God, ever-present in our holy minds.

AMEN

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