God’s peace and joy are mine

This post was written by DoctorJay on February 14, 2010
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In order to increase peace and joy we have to understand that the universe is made of information and is thus unlimited. Thus a limp of coal and a rough diamond, and a brilliant cut diamond are all the same matter but their information is different and so is their value. However, we value matter and imagine that it is a limited world.

We imagine that in order for one person to win another must lose. In fact we make everything into competition for limited resources. In fact if humanity does survive soon (on a cosmic scale) we will reach a state of unlimited material wealth.

But, today I wish to write about peace, joy, and love. These are things in the mind. They are the gifts of God which increase the more you have, the more you give. Send out unconditional love and you’ll get so much more love. Be peaceful and you see a peaceful universe. Be joyful and you give the gift of joy to others…

From ACIM workbook for today:

God’s peace and joy are yours. Today we will accept them, knowing they belong to us. And we will try to understand these gifts increase as we receive them. They are not like to the gifts the world can give, in which the giver loses as he gives the gift; the taker is the richer by his loss. Such are not gifts, but bargains made with guilt. The truly given gift entails no loss. It is impossible that one can gain because another loses. This implies a limit and an insufficiency.

No gift is given thus. Such “gifts” are but a bid for a more valuable return; a loan with interest to be paid in full; a temporary lending, meant to be a pledge of debt to be repaid with more than was received by him who took the gift. This strange distortion of what giving means pervades all levels of the world you see. It strips all meaning from the gifts you give, and leaves you nothing in the ones you take.

A major learning goal this course has set is to reverse your view of giving, so you can receive. For giving has become a source of fear, and so you would avoid the only means by which you can receive. Accept God’s peace and joy, and you will learn a different way of looking at a gift. God’s gifts will never lessen when they are given away. They but increase thereby…

Today our practice periods will start a little differently. Begin today by thinking of those brothers who have been denied by you the peace and joy that are their right under the equal laws of God. Here you denied them to yourself. And here you must return to claim them as your own.

Think of your “enemies” a little while, and tell each one, as he occurs to you:

My brother, peace and joy I offer you,
That I may have God’s peace and joy as mine.

Thus you prepare yourself to recognize God’s gifts to you, and let your mind be free of all that would prevent success today. Now are you ready to accept the gift of peace and joy that God has given you. Now are you ready to experience the joy and peace you have denied yourself. Now you can say, “God’s peace and joy are mine,” for you have given what you would receive.

You must succeed today, if you prepare your mind as we suggest. For you have let all bars to peace and joy be lifted up, and what is yours can come to you at last. So tell yourself, “God’s peace and joy are mine,” and close your eyes a while, and let His Voice assure you that the words you speak are true.

Spend your five minutes thus with Him each time you can today, but do not think that less is worthless when you cannot give Him more. At least remember hourly to say the words which call to Him to give you what He wills to give, and wills you to receive. Determine not to interfere today with what He wills. And if a brother seems to tempt you to deny God’s gift to him, see it as but another chance to let yourself receive the gifts of God as yours. Then bless your brother thankfully, and say:

My brother, peace and joy I offer you,
That I may have God’s peace and joy as mine.

I just did an exceedingly deep meditation. My body and much of my thinking disappeared. I was in a still state. Once all the junk disappeared all that was left was joy and peace. It was wonderful. I did not need to even think of today’s thought of the day. All I had to do is absolutely nothing (let go, and let God).

The rest of the day went well too as things just glided off my soul as I offered peace and joy to all I met.

As I mentioned above the more peace and love you send out the more you receive.

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