Lesson 251 I Am In Need Of Nothing But The Truth

  1. I sought for many things and found despair.  Now do I seek but one, for in that one is all I need, and only what I need.  All that I sought before I needed not and did not even want.  My only need I did not recognize.  But now I see that I need only truth.  In that all needs are satisfied, all cravings end, all hopes are finally fulfilled, and dreams are gone.  Now have I everything that I could need.  Now have I everything that I could want.  And now at last I find myself at peace.
  2. And for that peace, our Father, we give thanks.  What we denied ourselves You have restored, and only that is what we really want.[1]
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Notes and Personal Application:  In the introduction to Section Four Jesus reminds us that as long as we are in the body we strive, we seek, we have eyes and ears and senses because we believe in sin rather than in the truth.  In the lies and illusion which we made up when we separated from the oneness of God, we made for ourselves flesh and blood bodies, we evolved into something apart from the rest of Creation, we set ourselves upon Creation to devour, deconstruct, and destroy it rather than to appreciate our oneness with it and God.  We sought God in forms that made sense to the ego – bloodthirsty gods of anger, wrath, jealousy, and ill will towards any who would fail to grovel before them. 

With truth, we have no more use for the false gods of the ego; our body’s senses are obsolete.  When we know who and what we really are – we no longer cling to our meager humanity because only in God do we find meaning, our divinity, the unity in which we denied ourselves.   

When these ideas dawn upon our consciousness we experience peace, our constant striving is over, we relax into the everlasting Arms of God.  We give thanks, not as a sacrifice, but as a natural bubbling up of deep gratitude for the tranquility of our minds.  We offer our humanity to God to use for His Service, not as a sacrifice, but as the only thing we can do with it. 

Today let your heart be gladdened and your mind full of the peace of God.  All the happiness we have denied ourselves is now restored.  All the ways in which we felt alone and adrift in a mean universe is ended.  We have the truth of God’s Love.  We are Sons of God restored to our senses, as one with Christ who set us free. 

[1] A Course in Miracles. Workbook for Students. Lesson 251. Foundation for Inner Peace, Second Edition (1992).

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