The Voice of God Is Within Me

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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