W-148: My mind holds only what I think with God.

Lesson 148 reviews Lessons 135 & 136.
Commentary (full lesson beneath commentary)
The mind spreads … seemingly starting within my head … then leaving the “my” and the “head” behind.  The mind spreads, more quietly than ripples in water.  The mind is open, vast, with no edges … and it spreads … leaving the heart full, and the thoughts stilled.  God’s Word appears beneath the thoughtless thinking the little ego self seems to do … and It Is.

LESSON 148

My mind holds only what I think with God.

(135)   If I defend myself I am attacked.
(136)   Sickness is a defense against the truth.

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W-147: My mind holds only what I think with God.

Lesson 147 reviews Lessons 133 & 134.

Commentary (full lesson beneath commentary)

The mind spreads … seemingly starting within my head … then leaving the “my” and the “head” behind.  The mind spreads, more quietly than ripples in water.  The mind is open, vast, with no edges … and it spreads … leaving the heart full, and the thoughts stilled.  God’s Word appears beneath the thoughtless thinking the little ego self seems to do … and It Is.

LESSON 147

My mind holds only what I think with God.

(133)   I will not value what is valueless.
(134)   Let me perceive forgiveness as it is.

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W-146: My mind holds only what I think with God.

Lesson 146 reviews Lessons 131 & 132.

Commentary (full lesson beneath commentary)

The mind spreads … seemingly starting within my head … then leaving the “my” and the “head” behind.  The mind spreads, more quietly than ripples in water.  The mind is open, vast, with no edges … and it spreads … leaving the heart full, and the thoughts stilled.  God’s Word appears beneath the thoughtless thinking the little ego self seems to do … and It Is.

LESSON 146

My mind holds only what I think with God.

(131)   No one can fail who seeks to reach the truth.
(132)   I loose the world from all I thought it was.

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W-145: My mind holds only what I think with God.

Lesson 145 reviews Lessons 129 & 130.

Commentary (full lesson beneath commentary)

The mind spreads … seemingly starting within my head … then leaving the “my” and the “head” behind.  The mind spreads, more quietly than ripples in water.  The mind is open, vast, with no edges … and it spreads … leaving the heart full, and the thoughts stilled.  God’s Word appears beneath the thoughtless thinking the little ego self seems to do … and It Is.

LESSON 145

My mind holds only what I think with God.

(129)   Beyond this world there is a world I want.
(130)   It is impossible to see two worlds.

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W-144: My mind holds only what I think with God.

Lesson 144 reviews Lessons 127 & 128.

Commentary (full lesson beneath commentary)

The mind spreads … seemingly starting within my head … then leaving the “my” and the “head” behind.  The mind spreads, more quietly than ripples in water.  The mind is open, vast, with no edges … and it spreads … leaving the heart full, and the thoughts stilled.  God’s Word appears beneath the thoughtless thinking the little ego self seems to do … and It Is.

LESSON 144

My mind holds only what I think with God.

(127)  There is no love but God’s.
(128)  The world I see holds nothing that I want.

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W-143: My mind holds only what I think with God.

Lesson 143 reviews Lessons 125 & 126.

Commentary (full lesson beneath commentary)

The mind spreads … seemingly starting within my head … then leaving the “my” and the “head” behind.  The mind spreads, more quietly than ripples in water.  The mind is open, vast, with no edges … and it spreads … leaving the heart full, and the thoughts stilled.  God’s Word appears beneath the thoughtless thinking the little ego self seems to do … and It Is.

LESSON 143

My mind holds only what I think with God.

(125)   In quiet I receive God’s Word today.
(126)   All that I give is given to myself.

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W-142: My mind holds only what I think with God.

Lesson 142 reviews Lessons 123 & 124.

Commentary (full lesson beneath commentary)

The mind spreads … seemingly starting within my head … then leaving the “my” and the “head” behind.  The mind spreads, more quietly than ripples in water.  The mind is open, vast, with no edges … and it spreads … leaving the heart full, and the thoughts stilled.  God’s Word appears beneath the thoughtless thinking the little ego self seems to do … and It Is.

 LESSON 142

My mind holds only what I think with God.

(123)  I thank my Father for His gifts to me.
(124)  Let me remember I am one with God.

Let’s practice together!  Listen to God Goes With You, You Are Entitled to Miracles, and 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-141: My mind holds only what I think with God.

Lesson 141 reviews Lessons 121 & 122.

Commentary (full lesson beneath commentary)

The mind spreads … seemingly starting within my head … then leaving the “my” and the “head” behind.  The mind spreads, more quietly than ripples in water.  The mind is open, vast, with no edges … and it spreads … leaving the heart full, and the thoughts stilled.  God’s Word appears beneath the thoughtless thinking the little ego self seems to do … and It Is.

LESSON 141

My mind holds only what I think with God.

(121)  Forgiveness is the key to happiness.
(122)  Forgiveness offers everything I want.

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W-140: Only salvation can be said to cure.

Commentary (full lesson beneath commentary)

Dreams of healing the body are just dreams because we are not the body.  The idea of the body is a way of barring God from our awareness.  Only salvation can cure.  Atonement heals with certainty.  Only the mind can be healed, for that is where the idea of bodies and material form came from.

Listen for the Voice of God.  God.  GOD.  O.  oooOOOOooo.  The “O” spreads out and reverberates … what seems to be within my head suddenly shifts, and now “I” am within the mind which is a huge “O,” a vast circle … spreading … the body melts into Everything, the Circle, the O.  Proof of No-Thing-Ness, Zer0.

Lesson 140

Only salvation can be said to cure.

“Cure” is a word that cannot be applied to any remedy the world accepts as beneficial. What the world perceives as therapeutic is but what will make the body “better.” When it tries to heal the mind, it sees no separation from the body, where it thinks the mind exists. Its forms of healing thus must substitute illusion for illusion. One belief in sickness takes another form, and so the patient now perceives himself as well.

He is not healed. He merely had a dream that he was sick, and in the dream he found a magic formula to make him well. Yet he has not awakened from the dream, and so his mind remains exactly as it was before. He has not seen the light that would awaken him and end the dream. What difference does the content of a dream make in reality? One either sleeps or wakens. There is nothing in between.

The happy dreams the Holy Spirit brings are different from the dreaming of the world, where one can merely dream he is awake. The dreams forgiveness lets the mind perceive do not induce another form of sleep, so that the dreamer dreams another dream. His happy dreams are heralds of the dawn of truth upon the mind. They lead from sleep to gentle waking, so that dreams are gone. And thus they cure for all eternity.

Atonement heals with certainty, and cures all sickness. For the mind which understands that sickness can be nothing but a dream is not deceived by forms the dream may take. Sickness where guilt is absent cannot come, for it is but another form of guilt. Atonement does not heal the sick, for that is not a cure. It takes away the guilt that makes the sickness possible. And that is cure indeed. For sickness now is gone, with nothing left to which it can return.

Peace be to you who have been cured in God, and not in idle dreams. For cure must come from holiness, and holiness can not be found where sin is cherished. God abides in holy temples. He is barred where sin has entered. Yet there is no place where He is not. And therefore sin can have no home in which to hide from His beneficence. There is no place where holiness is not, and nowhere sin and sickness can abide.

This is the thought that cures. It does not make distinctions among unrealities. Nor does it seek to heal what is not sick, unmindful where the need for healing is. This is no magic. It is merely an appeal to truth, which cannot fail to heal and heal forever. It is not a thought that judges an illusion by its size, its seeming gravity, or anything that is related to the form it takes. It merely focuses on what it is, and knows that no illusion can be real.

Let us not try today to seek to cure what cannot suffer sickness. Healing must be sought but where it is, and then applied to what is sick, so that it can be cured. There is no remedy the world provides that can effect a change in anything. The mind that brings illusions to the truth is really changed. There is no change but this. For how can one illusion differ from another but in attributes that have no substance, no reality, no core, and nothing that is truly different?

Today we seek to change our minds about the source of sickness, for we seek a cure for all illusions, not another shift among them. We will try today to find the source of healing, which is in our minds because our Father placed it there for us. It is not farther from us than ourselves. It is as near to us as our own thoughts; so close it is impossible to lose. We need but seek it and it must be found.

We will not be misled today by what appears to us as sick. We go beyond appearances today and reach the source of healing, from which nothing is exempt. We will succeed to the extent to which we realize that there can never be a meaningful distinction made between what is untrue and equally untrue. Here there are no degrees, and no beliefs that what does not exist is truer in some forms than others. All of them are false, and can be cured because they are not true.

So do we lay aside our amulets, our charms and medicines, our chants and bits of magic in whatever form they take. We will be still and listen for the Voice of healing, which will cure all ills as one, restoring saneness to the Son of God. No voice but this can cure. Today we hear a single Voice which speaks to us of truth, where all illusions end, and peace returns to the eternal, quiet home of God.

We waken hearing Him, and let Him speak to us five minutes as the day begins, and end the day by listening again five minutes more before we go to sleep. Our only preparation is to let our interfering thoughts be laid aside, not separately, but all of them as one. They are the same. We have no need to make them different, and thus delay the time when we can hear our Father speak to us. We hear Him now. We come to Him today.

With nothing in our hands to which we cling, with lifted hearts and listening minds we pray:

Only salvation can be said to cure.
Speak to us, Father, that we may be healed.

And we will feel salvation cover us with soft protection, and with peace so deep that no illusion can disturb our minds, nor offer proof to us that it is real. This will we learn today. And we will say our prayer for healing hourly, and take a minute as the hour strikes, to hear the answer to our prayer be given us as we attend in silence and in joy. This is the day when healing comes to us. This is the day when separation ends, and we remember Who we really are.

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W-139: I will accept Atonement for myself.

Commentary (full lesson beneath commentary)

Atonement is at the end of choice — last stop before Revelation :)  Jesus says to ask, “What am I?”  Ramana says to ask, “Who am I?”  Same question :)

Stop saying I am something other than I am.  Even “I am” = “we are” = “Am.”  It is for this denial we need the Atonement.

I can doubt myself, but I cannot change my Self.  I cannot change the Changeless!  The world is mad.  “The ego’s messages are always sent from you … Hear not its madness, and believe not the impossible is true.” (T-19.IV.B.i)

“Today accept Atonement, not to change reality, but merely to accept the truth about yourself, and go your way rejoicing in the endless Love of God.”  A silky cotton puff of Light makes Itself known within the heart chakra … expanding rapidly … clouds clearing  …

Stillness …  holy instant clarity of need do nothingness  mighty sigh of relief … brow smoothes … corners of lips upturn … little smile of Inner Knowing, oh!

Lesson 139

I will accept Atonement for myself.

Here is the end of choice. For here we come to a decision to accept ourselves as God created us. And what is choice except uncertainty of what we are? There is no doubt that is not rooted here. There is no question but reflects this one. There is no conflict that does not entail the single, simple question, “What am I?”

Yet who could ask this question except one who has refused to recognize himself? Only refusal to accept yourself could make the question seem to be sincere. The only thing that can be surely known by any living thing is what it is. From this one point of certainty, it looks on other things as certain as itself.

Uncertainty about what you must be is self-deception on a scale so vast, its magnitude can hardly be conceived. To be alive and not to know yourself is to believe that you are really dead. For what is life except to be yourself, and what but you can be alive instead? Who is the doubter? What is it he doubts? Whom does he question? Who can answer him?

He merely states that he is not himself, and therefore, being something else, becomes a questioner of what that something is. Yet he could never be alive at all unless he knew the answer. If he asks as if he does not know, it merely shows he does not want to be the thing he is. He has accepted it because he lives; has judged against it and denied its worth, and has decided that he does not know the only certainty by which he lives.

Thus he becomes uncertain of his life, for what it is has been denied by him. It is for this denial that you need Atonement. Your denial made no change in what you are. But you have split your mind into what knows and does not know the truth. You are yourself. There is no doubt of this. And yet you doubt it. But you do not ask what part of you can really doubt yourself. It cannot really be a part of you that asks this question. For it asks of one who knows the answer. Were it part of you, then certainty would be impossible.

Atonement remedies the strange idea that it is possible to doubt yourself, and be unsure of what you really are. This is the depth of madness. Yet it is the universal question of the world. What does this mean except the world is mad? Why share its madness in the sad belief that what is universal here is true?

Nothing the world believes is true. It is a place whose purpose is to be a home where those who claim they do not know themselves can come to question what it is they are. And they will come again until the time Atonement is accepted, and they learn it is impossible to doubt yourself, and not to be aware of what you are.

Only acceptance can be asked of you, for what you are is certain. It is set forever in the holy Mind of God, and in your own. It is so far beyond all doubt and question that to ask what it must be is all the proof you need to show that you believe the contradiction that you know not what you cannot fail to know. Is this a question, or a statement which denies itself in statement? Let us not allow our holy minds to occupy themselves with senseless musings such as this.

We have a mission here. We did not come to reinforce the madness that we once believed in. Let us not forget the goal that we accepted. It is more than just our happiness alone we came to gain. What we accept as what we are proclaims what everyone must be, along with us. Fail not your brothers, or you fail yourself. Look lovingly on them, that they may know that they are part of you, and you of them.

This does Atonement teach, and demonstrates the Oneness of God’s Son is unassailed by his belief he knows not what he is. Today accept Atonement, not to change reality, but merely to accept the truth about yourself, and go your way rejoicing in the endless Love of God. It is but this that we are asked to do. It is but this that we will do today.

Five minutes in the morning and at night we will devote to dedicate our minds to our assignment for today. We start with this review of what our mission is:

I will accept Atonement for myself,
For I remain as God created me.

We have not lost the knowledge that God gave to us when He created us like Him. We can remember it for everyone, for in creation are all minds as one. And in our memory is the recall how dear our brothers are to us in truth, how much a part of us is every mind, how faithful they have really been to us, and how our Father’s Love contains them all.

In thanks for all creation, in the Name of its Creator and His Oneness with all aspects of creation, we repeat our dedication to our cause today each hour, as we lay aside all thoughts that would distract us from our holy aim. For several minutes let your mind be cleared of all the foolish cobwebs which the world would weave around the holy Son of God. And learn the fragile nature of the chains that seem to keep the knowledge of yourself apart from your awareness, as you say:

I will accept Atonement for myself,
For I remain as God created me.

Let’s practice together!  Listen to God Goes With You.  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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