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Thursday, September 19, 2019

PART II.  SECTION 5:  WHAT IS THE BODY?

Lesson 262 Let Me Perceive No Differences Today

  1. Father, you have one Son. And it is he that I would look upon today. He is Your one creation. Why should I perceive a thousand forms in what remains as one? Why should I give this one a thousand names, when only one suffices?  For your Son must bear Your Name, for You created him. Let me not see him as a stranger to his Father, nor as stranger to myself. For he is part of me and I of him, and we are part of You Who are our Source, eternally united in Your love, eternally the holy Son of God.
  2. We who are one would recognize this day the truth about ourselves. We would come home and rest in unity. For there is peace, and nowhere else can peace be sought and found[1]
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Last night in the wee hours, I woke up restless, my thoughts chattering – clackety neurons spitting forth a constant stream of word pictures, ideas, to-do’s, and the odd memory.  I moved to the sofa so as not to wake up Lover who had a long day at work ahead.  I tried to go back to sleep, but my brain would not calm itself. 

Holy Spirit said to me, “Your brain is not going to calm itself, Eckie.  You are a Son of God; take control of your brain.”  It was a beautiful message, and so I told my brain firmly, that it was time for rest and rejuvenation.  “Settle down,” I said, and much like a wayward classroom, my brain seemed to sigh with relief that someone was taking charge.  Peace and calm tucked it in – a couple of the neurons over on this side or that chortled behind their hands, but there was no real disturbance as the pupils drifted back to sleep.

So many times we sit by and do not recognize the power we have to take control and bring peace to a situation.  Jesus asks: “Why would we perceive a thousand forms when in actually we are one? Why would we give a thousand names to a thing when only one suffices?” For we are as God created us, no longer at the mercy of the muddle we made in our efforts to separate from God. 

This lesson applies to the Sonship, but just as my erratic thoughts firing in the night, vying for attention, so are the separated ones.  Naughty little neurons playing a game of separation and defeat, meaning nothing, unrestful and disturbing, until unified as one.  Settle down, I said to my brain as one, and yet to each separate little neuron, even as Jesus commanded the wind and sea to be calm.[2] It is the same idea and the same principle.  Nothing and nobody is stranger to us; a ruckus of any kind can simply be put in its place whether it be our rowdy neurons, a raging lion, a troublemaking lunatic, or a howling wind.    

We who are one would recognize this day the truth about ourselves.  We would come home and rest in unity.  For there is peace and nowhere else can peace be sought and found.  Let me perceive no differences today.  In Jesus name.  Amen.


[1].  A Course In Miracles – Workbook: Lesson 262 – Let Me …. https://acimi.com/a-course-in-miracles/workbook/lesson-262

[2] Mark 4:35-40 35That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.” 36Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him. 37A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. 38Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?” 39He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm. 40He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?”