W-89: Review of Lessons 77 & 78

Commentary (full lesson beneath commentary)

Illusions hide miracles beyond …  seen truly this offers me a miracle …

It’s as if a spring-loaded trap flies open and the freshness of the expansive sky and brisk breeze send tingles through “me” … except I am not there … the me that was is soaring … through “time” and “space” to Something that is so dear, so near, so familiar, so right, so Everything, so No Thing.

The little me is discovered to be within this Greater Whole, holy and complete.  The little me was just an idea that dreamt a dream that evaporates into Timelessness upon awakening.

LESSON 89

These are our review ideas for today:

(77)  I am entitled to miracles.

I am entitled to miracles because I am under no laws but God’s.  His laws release me from all grievances, and replace them with miracles.  And I would accept the miracles in place of the grievances, which are but illusions that hide the miracles beyond.  Now I would accept only what the laws of God entitle me to have, that I may  use it on behalf of the function He has given me.

You might use these suggestions for specific applications of this idea:

Behind this is a miracle to which I am entitled.
Let me not hold a grievance against you, [name], but offer you the miracle that belongs to you instead.
Seen truly, this offers me a miracle.

(78)  Let miracles replace all grievances.

By this idea do I unite my will with the Holy Spirit’s, and perceive them as one.  By this idea do I accept my release from hell.  By this idea do I express my willingness to have all my illusions be replaced with truth, according to God’s plan for my salvation.  I would make no exceptions and no substitutes.  I want all of Heaven and only Heaven, as God wills me to have.

Useful specific forms for applying this idea would be:

I would not hold this grievance apart from my salvation.
Let our grievances be replaced by miracles, [name].
Beyond this is the miracle by which all my grievances are replaced.

Let’s practice together!  Listen to You Are Entitled to Miracles.  Watch and hear Amy reading each ACIM Lesson on Youtube.  Also, check out Workin’ the Workbook, Amy’s online class which supports the ACIM Workbook practice. 

To ask Amy a question, email miracles@amytorresacim.com

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W-88: Review of Lessons 75 & 76

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I am under no laws but God’s … the Light has come … the Light is Law … in the Spirit, not the letter.  God’s law is a mighty expansion beyond anything the little ego-body can contain.  Once we are aware of this, God is easily felt loosening the flimsy fence we supposedly built around a tiny piece of the grandeur of the Self.

How is it we are still deluded, when we Know better?  Only the desire to play a game of make-believe can temporarily obscure True Identity.  It is revealed, little by little, to the extent to which we choose and can tolerate the Truth.

LESSON 88

Today we will review these ideas:

(75)  The light has come.

In choosing salvation rather than attack, I merely choose to recognize what is already there.  Salvation is a decision made already.  Attack and grievances are not there to choose.  That is why I always choose between truth and illusion; between what is there and what is not.  The light has come.  I can but choose the light, for it has no alternative.  It has replaced the darkness, and the darkness has gone.

These would prove useful forms for specific applications of this idea:

This cannot show me darkness, for the light has come.
The light in you is all that I would see [name].
I would see in this only what is there.

(76)  I am under no laws but God’s.

Here is the perfect statement of my freedom.  I am under no laws but God’s.  I am constantly tempted to make up other laws and give them power over me.  I suffer only because of my belief in them.  They have no real effect on me at all.  I am perfectly free of the effects of all laws save God’s.  And His are the laws of freedom.

For specific forms in applying this idea, these would be useful:

My perception of this shows me I believe in laws that do not exist.
I see only the laws of God at work in this.
Let me allow God’s laws to work in this, and not my own.

Let’s practice together!  Listen to You Are the Light of the World.  Watch and hear Amy reading each ACIM Lesson on Youtube.  Also, check out Workin’ the Workbook, Amy’s online class which supports the ACIM Workbook practice. 

To ask Amy a question, email miracles@amytorresacim.com

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W-87: Review of Lessons 73 & 74

Commentary (full lesson beneath commentary)

The peace of true perception reveals Light.  True seeing is Vision, not eyesight.  I am the light of the world.  I will there be light.  God says, “Relax.”  “Relax into Me, relax unto Thee, Relax.”  I am asking to listen, to stop thinking, to open a space to hear God, and My Father says, “Relax.”

It works.  The purple splotch, the spiritual eye, regards me peacefully.  Stillness arrives and pulses soothingly.

Beyond the body, beyond the pulsing, beyond concepts there is no will but God’s.  There are no laws but God’s.  His is the law of Infinite Love, Limitless Light, and Birthless, Deathless Life.

 

LESSON 87

Our review today will cover these ideas:

(73)  I will there be light.

I will use the power of my will today.  It is not my will to grope about in darkness, fearful of shadows and afraid of things unseen and unreal.  Light shall be my guide today.  I will follow it where it leads me, and I will look only on what it shows me.  This day I will experience the peace of true perception.

These forms of this idea would be helpful for specific applications:

This cannot hide the light I will to see.
You stand with me in light, [name].
In the light this will look different.

(74)  There is no will but God’s.

I am safe today because there is no will but God’s.  I can become afraid only when I believe there is another will.  I try to attack only when I am afraid, and only when I try to attack can I believe that my eternal safety is threatened.  Today I will recognize that all this has not occurred.  I am safe because there is no will but God’s.

These are some useful forms of this idea for specific applications:

Let me perceive this in accordance with the Will of God.
It is God’s Will you are His Son, [name], and mine as well.
This is part of God’s Will for me, however I may see it.

Let’s practice together!  Listen to You Are the Light of the World.  Watch and hear Amy reading each ACIM Lesson on Youtube.  Also, check out Workin’ the Workbook, Amy’s online class which supports the ACIM Workbook practice.

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W-86: Review of Lessons 71 & 72

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Only God’s plan for salvation will work.  Grievances are the ego’s plan for salvation and there is no use for them anymore.  As the personal “me” is seen for the dream figure it is from the view of the collective “I am” grievances are seen to be self-deluded attempts at self-protection.

Ego self-protection “protects” by attacking someone “out there.”  Self-protection is accomplished through projection.  Projection makes it seem like my brother is separate from me.  This could only be imagined if I believe myself to be separate from God.  I am not separate from God.  Which means I am One with God and my brothers which are actually One Brother, the Brotherly Extension of God’s creation.

The only way to be saved is to release the perception (block or obstacle) that little “me” is separate from my brothers and my Father.  This is done by giving grievances to the Holy Spirit, Who gladly receives them and grievances/darkness dissolves in the Light of God.  The delusional belief in the existence of grievances becomes teenier and tinier as the natural rising above the battleground occurs.

Grievances are a mask on the face of God’s Son.  Grievances are a mistaken attempt to protect a self-concept that needs no protection.  Grievances are a delusional state of mind which are no longer needed or desired when you do not buy the constricting mask that the ego proffers.  You have no face.  You have no name.  There is no “me.”   Just “Am” and “Is” and “Being” and “Truth” and “Reality.”  Thank God.

LESSON 86

These ideas are for review today:

(71)  Only God’s plan for salvation will work.

It is senseless for me to search wildly about for salvation.  I have seen it in many people and in many things, but when I reached for it, it was not there.  I was mistaken about where it is.  I was mistaken about what it is.  I will undertake no more idle seeking.  Only God’s plan for salvation will work.  And I will rejoice because His plan can never fail.

These are some suggested forms for applying this idea specifically:

God’s plan for salvation will save me from my perception of this.
This is no exception in God’s plan for my salvation.
Let me perceive this only in the light of God’s plan for salvation.

(72)  Holding grievances is an attack on God’s plan for salvation.

Holding grievances is an attempt to prove that God’s plan for salvation will not work.  Yet only His plan will work.  By holding grievances, I am therefore excluding my only hope of salvation from my awareness.  I would no longer defeat my own best interests in this insane way.  I would accept God’s plan for salvation, and be happy.

Specific applications for this idea might be in these forms:

I am choosing between misperception and salvation as I look on this.
If I see grounds for grievances in this, I will not see the grounds for my salvation.
This calls for salvation, not attack.

Let’s practice together!  Watch and hear Amy reading each ACIM Lesson on Youtube.  Also, check out Workin’ the Workbook, Amy’s online class which supports the ACIM Workbook practice.

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W-85: Review of Lessons 69 & 70

Commentary (full lesson beneath commentary)

I open to the lesson and Light is streaming through my mind.

I become aware of Light within me … reflecting Light from without me … completely bathing me in Light … I am this Light.

LESSON 85

Today’s review will cover these ideas:

(69)  My grievances hide the light of the world in me.

My grievances show me what is not there, and hide from me what I would see.  Recognizing this, what do I want my grievances for?  They keep me in darkness and hide the light.  Grievance and light cannot go together, but light and vision must be joined for me to see.  To see, I must lay grievances aside.  I want to see, and this will be the means by which I will succeed.

Specific applications for this idea might be made in these forms:

Let me not use this as a block to sight.
The light of the world will shine all this away.
I have no need for this. I want to see.

(70)  My salvation comes from me.

Today I will recognize where my salvation is.  It is in me because its Source is there.  It has not left its Source, and so it cannot have left my mind.  I will not look for it outside myself.  It is not found outside and then brought in.  But from within me it will reach beyond, and everything I see will but reflect the light that shines in me and in itself.

These forms of the idea are suitable for more specific applications:

Let this not tempt me to look away from me for my salvation.
I will not let this interfere with my awareness of the Source of my salvation.
This has no power to remove salvation from me.

Let’s practice together!  Watch and hear Amy reading each ACIM Lesson on Youtube.  Also, check out Workin’ the Workbook, Amy’s online class which supports the ACIM Workbook practice.

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W-84: Review of Lessons 67 & 68

Commentary (full lesson beneath commentary)

I am Who I am.  I am That.  That I Am.  Am I.  Am.  Ma.  AmmA.  AbbA.  Aaaaah.

LESSON 84

There are the ideas for today’s review:

(67)  Love created me like itself.

I am in the likeness of my Creator.  I cannot suffer.  I cannot experience loss and I cannot die.  I am not a body.  I would recognize my reality today.  I will worship no idols, nor raise my own self-concept to replace my Self.  I am in the likeness of my Creator.  Love created me like itself.

You might find these specific forms helpful in applying the idea:

Let me not see an illusion of myself in this.
As I look on this, let me remember my Creator.
My Creator did not create this as I see it.

(68)  Love holds no grievances.

Grievances are completely alien to love.  Grievances attack love and keep its light obscure.  If I hold grievances I am attacking love, and therefore attacking my Self.  My Self thus becomes alien to me.  I am determined not to attack my Self today, so that I can remember Who I am.

These specific forms for applying this idea would be helpful:

This is no justification for denying my Self.
I will not use this to attack love.
Let this not tempt me to attack myself.

Let’s practice together!  Watch and hear Amy reading each ACIM Lesson on Youtube.  Also, check out Workin’ the Workbook, Amy’s online class which supports the ACIM Workbook practice.

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W-83: Review of Lessons 65 & 66

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With one purpose only, I am always certain what to do, what to say and what to think.  With God’s Guidance the thought arises, “Think nothing … let Me Think through you.”  Think nothing, let Me Think through you.  How quiet.  How beauty-filled.

How Perfectly Peaceful. … and then, being Thought-through produces a shift in perception from receiving as the tiny “me” ego-body to being the Thought Itself.

You don’t have to do anything but be willing to be aware of What Already Is.  And so it is!

LESSON 83

Today let us review these ideas:

(65)  My only function is the one God gave me.

I have no function but the one God gave me.  This recognition releases me from all conflict, because it means I cannot have conflicting goals.  With one purpose only, I am always certain what to do, what to say and what to think.  All doubt must disappear as I acknowledge that my only function is the one God gave me.

More specific applications of this idea might take these forms:

My perception of this does not change my function.
This does not give me a function other than the one God gave me.
Let me not use this to justify a function God did not give me.

(66)  My happiness and my function are one.

All things that come from God are one.  They come from Oneness, and must be received as one.  Fulfilling my function is my happiness because both come from the same Source.  And I must learn to recognize what makes me happy, if I would find happiness.

Some useful forms for specific applications of this idea are:

This cannot separate my happiness from my function.
The oneness of my happiness and my function remains wholly unaffected by this.
Nothing, including this, can justify the illusion of happiness apart from my function.

Let’s practice together!  Watch and hear Amy reading each ACIM Lesson on Youtube.  Also, check out Workin’ the Workbook, Amy’s online class which supports the ACIM Workbook practice.

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W-82: Review of Lessons 63 & 64

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My forgiveness is the means by which the light of the world finds expression through me.  I would not forget my function, because I would remember my Self.  Forgiveness is my function as the light of the world. The light of the world brings peace to every mind through my forgiveness.  Forgiveness is light.  Forgiveness is healing.  Forgiveness is healing light.  For to give everything to God.  Give God my lonely, frightened delusions of separateness.  Give God my heart swollen with gladness and relief that I am His Son.  My widening, expanding, overflowing heart … consumed by the Cosmic Heart.  And so it is.

LESSON 82

We will review these ideas today:

(63)  The light of the world brings peace to every mind through my forgiveness.

My forgiveness is the means by which the light of the world finds expression through me.  My forgiveness is the means by which I become aware of the light of the world in me.  My forgiveness is the means by which the world is healed, together with myself.  Let me, then, forgive the world, that it may be healed along with me.

Suggestions for specific forms for applying this idea are:

Let peace extend from my mind to yours, [name].
I share the light of the  world with you, [name].
Through my forgiveness I can see this as it is.

(64)  Let me not forget my function.

I would not forget my function, because I would remember my Self.  I cannot fulfill my function if I forget it.  And unless I fulfill my function, I will not experience the joy that God intends for me.

Suitable forms of this idea include:

Let me not use this to hide my function from me.
I would use this as an opportunity to fulfill my function.
This may threaten my ego, but cannot change my function in any way.

Let’s practice together!  Watch and hear Amy reading each ACIM Lesson on Youtube.  Also, check out Workin’ the Workbook, Amy’s online class which supports the ACIM Workbook practice.

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W-81: Review of Lessons 61 & 62

Commentary (full lesson beneath commentary)

Behind the mask of your ego-face shines the light of Who You Really Are.  Good disguise!

LESSON 81

Our ideas for review today are:

(61)  I am the light of the world.

How holy am I, who have been given the function of lighting up the world!  Let me be still before my holiness.  In its calm light let all my conflicts disappear.  In its peace let me remember Who I am.

Some specific forms for applying this idea when special difficulties seem to arise might be:

Let me not obscure the light of the world in me.
Let the light of the world shine through this appearance.
This shadow will vanish before the light.

(62)  Forgiveness is my function as the light of the world.

It is through accepting my function that I will see the light in me.  And in this light will my function stand clear and perfectly unambiguous before my sight.  My acceptance does not depend on my recognizing what my function is, for I do not yet understand forgiveness.  Yet I will trust that, in the light, I will see it as it is.

Specific forms for using this idea might include:

Let this help me learn what forgiveness means.
Let me not separate my function from my will.
I will not use this for an alien purpose.

Let’s practice together!  Watch and hear Amy reading each ACIM Lesson on Youtube.  Also, check out Workin’ the Workbook, Amy’s online class which supports the ACIM Workbook practice.

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Gatita’s Metamorphosis Into The Lady

The Lady muted eyesIt has been about eight months since Gatita gently laid the body aside and emerged as The Lady.

Some hours after shedding her skin, I had the clear sense that Gatita was no longer a cat.  When I spoke with her in my mind she was now The Lady.  She had emerged from the confines of form.

The Lady has the elevated essence of Mary’s love, purity and kindness.  She is numinous and sublime.

The Lady is another way of saying the Holy Spirit.

The Lady understood my great appreciation of Gatita’s form and we could mind-meld as She loved me and communicated ideas like,

“That was an exquisite form.  I understand your love for it.  You can love the Gatita I was and yet you don’t have to miss her.  When you drop your Amy form you will not miss that.  You will experience pure freedom.  And you can experience that pure freedom before you drop the form as well simply by shifting your attention from form to What Is.”

All grieving felt sweet; it was a confirmation of the love Gatita and I shared.  It didn’t feel like loss.

This grieving feels like a tribute to unconditional love.  It is confirming of the Formless.  It is liberating and tender.  It is strengthening of faith and courage.

Om Namah Shivaya.

Click here to read an earlier post on the miracle of Gatita’s passing.

“The Lady” illustration was lovingly and beautifully drawn by Harper Wood.  If you would like to commission artwork, email harper@harperwood.com

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