Lesson 251 I Am In Need Of Nothing But The Truth


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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My love for God, home and hearth, my husband and family fueled my decision to devote the rest of my life only to pursuits which brought love, joy, peace, and purpose. I am a writer, seeker, student, and teacher with experience professional and otherwise from waitressing to teaching the English language in China, Taiwan, and Singapore. I hold a BA in Psychology from Bloomsburg University, which took nearly 30 years to attain while I squeezed courses in between raising my children, journaling, relationships, work, and an assortment of escapades, some of which I would rather forget! An ongoing passion for reading, writing, adventure, food, and fun, eventually led me to the love of my life, James, whom I met in 1996 and married in 1997. Our life together has been an exciting journey of work and travel, spiritual awakening, and domestic bliss ever since. Although we have experienced the tragic loss of family members and friends through death and estrangement, we have managed to turn our special relationship into a holy one by the grace of God and an acute and growing awareness of “there must be a better way!” In 2006, I published my first novel, Luella’s Calling, and am currently working on my second, Grover Good and the Stone Chateau. From 2013 through 2018, I worked as a Prevention Education Specialist for Transitions, a local domestic violence sexual abuse victim’s service agency. My work there, fueled by a lifelong enthusiasm for teaching, led me to obtain an MS in Education from Scranton University. In 2018, I resigned to accompany James on his work travels while focusing on my calling to study and teach A Course in Miracles. To that end, I dedicate the rest of my days to writing, sharing, and teaching the message of salvation found within the Course pages. Thank you for your interest in this blog. As I do not respond to comments on the posts, if you care to contact me, please email me at eckief@yahoo.com.

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