Let me perceive forgiveness as it is

From the workbook lesson for today: Let us review the meaning of “forgive,” for it is apt to be distorted and to be perceived as something that entails an unfair sacrifice of righteous wrath, a gift unjustified and undeserved, and a complete denial of the truth. In such a view, forgiveness must be seen as […]

There is no love but God’s

Since God is love there cannot be any love but God’s. Since God is all there can be no love but God’s. From ACIM workbook for today (my comments in parenthesis): Perhaps you think that different kinds of love are possible. Perhaps you think there is a kind of love for this, a kind for […]

Forgive to show you are the light of the world

We start another series of review practice periods. A Course in Miracles workbook says about this: The longer practice periods will follow this general form: Take about fifteen minutes for each of them, and begin by thinking about the ideas for the day, and the comments that are included in the assignments. Devote some three […]

I am entitled to miracles

This begs the question what is a miracle? Yesterday in A Course in Miracles workbook I read something that I understood as implying that the miracles of science are against God’s laws. Things which were not part of God’s laws included:  the “laws” of nutrition, of immunization, of medication, and of the body’s protection in […]

I will there be light

The scientific research done on the effect of prayer on healing has demonstrated that nonspecific prayer when you just pray for the best is more effective than when you tell God what to do. Thus when praying for someone who has heart disease it is much better to pray, “Thy will be done,” than to […]

My salvation comes from me

Today’s thought is self evident.  It is a matter of accepting responsibility for one’s existence and being. It is a truism under any system which has both the idea of salvation and free will. There are some religious sects like the Calvinists who believe that salvation comes from external sources (through grace) and that only […]

My grievances hide the light of the world in me

I was reading somewhere that a single human soul saved brings salvation to all. Another way of looking at this is that by seeing the light in yourself you see the light in all. By loving all you love yourself. By giving up on grievances and forgiving all you end up fulfilling your function of […]

Love holds no grievances

Today’s long practice may be difficult. I do so much forgiving that I think I have no or very little grievances. It is not that I’m never disturbed. When I do get disturbed and have less than loving thoughts I immediately do some forgiving work and send blessing toward the person I imagine has hurt […]

My happiness and my function are one

The title resonates with me. Surely happiness is all that matters. Unfortunately we fight against our happiness by struggling for power, money, toys and other material things. We fight against our happiness by demanding that we must be right. We lose happiness through resentments, jealousies, and general lack of love. We boost our happiness through […]

My only function is the one God gave me

From ACIM workbook for today: The idea for today reaffirms your commitment to salvation. It also reminds you that you have no function other than that. Both these thoughts are obviously necessary for a total commitment… Today, and for a number of days to follow, set aside ten to fifteen minutes for a more sustained […]