W-362: This holy instant would I give to You. Be You in charge. For I would follow You, certain that Your direction gives me peace.

Commentary (full lesson beneath commentary)

The Holy Spirit is in charge by my request.  From Chapter 16:

I am not alone, and I would not intrude the past upon my Guest.
I have invited Him, and He is here.
I need do nothing except not to interfere.

… Certain that Your direction gives me peace …

LESSON 362

This holy instant would I give to You.
Be You in charge.  For I would follow You,
Certain that Your direction gives me peace.

And if I need a word to help me, He will give it to me.  If I need a thought, that will He also give.  And if I need but stillness and a tranquil, open mind, these are the gifts I will receive of Him.  He is in charge by my request.  And He will hear and answer me, because He speaks for God my Father and His holy Son.

 

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W-361: This holy instant would I give to You. Be You in charge. For I would follow You, certain that Your direction gives me peace.

Commentary (full lesson beneath commentary)

This holy instant would I give to You, Holy Spirit.  Be You in charge.  I place myself in Your Hands, certain that following You gives me Peace.

LESSON 361

This holy instant do I give to You.
Be You in charge.  For I would follow You,
Certain that Your direction gives me peace.

And if I need a word to help me, He will give it to me.  If I need a thought, that will He also give.  And if I need but stillness and a tranquil, open mind, these are the gifts I will receive of Him.  He is in charge by my request.  And He will hear and answer me, because He speaks for God my Father and His holy Son.

 

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FINAL LESSONS

Introduction

Our final lessons will be  left as free of words as possible.  We use them but at the beginning of our practicing, and only to remind us that we seek to go beyond them.  Let us turn to Him Who leads the way and makes our footsteps sure.  To Him we leave these lessons, as to Him we give our lives henceforth.  For we would not return again to the belief in sin that made the world seem ugly and unsafe, attacking and destroying, dangerous in all its ways, and treacherous beyond the hope of trust and the escape from pain.

His is the only way to find the peace that God has given us. It is His way that everyone must travel in the end, because it is this ending God Himself appointed. In the dream of time it seems to be far off. And yet, in truth, it is already here; already serving us as gracious guidance in the way to go. Let us together follow in the way that truth points out to us. And let us be the leaders of our many brothers who are seeking for the way, but find it not.

And to this purpose let us dedicate our minds, directing all our thoughts to serve the function of salvation. Unto us the aim is given to forgive the world. It is the goal that God has given us. It is His ending to the dream we seek, and not our own. For all that we forgive we will not fail to recognize as part of God Himself. And thus His memory is given back, completely and complete.

It is our function to remember Him on earth, as it is given us to be His Own completion in reality. So let us not forget our goal is shared, for it is that remembrance which contains the memory of God, and points the way to Him and to the Heaven of His peace. And shall we not forgive our brother, who can offer this to us? He is the way, the truth and life that shows the way to us. In him resides salvation, offered us through our forgiveness, given unto him.

We will not end this year without the gift our Father promised to His holy Son. We are forgiven now. And we are saved from all the wrath we thought belonged to God, and found it was a dream. We are restored to sanity, in which we understand that anger is insane, attack is mad, and vengeance merely foolish fantasy. We have been saved from wrath because we learned we were mistaken. Nothing more than that. And is a father angry at his son because he failed to understand the truth?

We come in honesty to God and say we did not understand, and ask Him to help us to learn His lessons, through the Voice of His Own Teacher. Would He hurt His Son? Or would He rush to answer him, and say, “This is My Son, and all I have is his”? Be certain He will answer thus, for these are His Own words to you. And more than that can no one ever have, for in these words is all there is, and all that there will be throughout all time and in eternity.

LESSONS 361 – 365

This holy instant do I give to You.
Be You in charge.  For I would follow You,
Certain that Your direction gives me peace.

And if I need a word to help me, He will give it to me.  If I need a thought, that will He also give.  And if I need but stillness and a tranquil, open mind, these are the gifts I will receive of Him.  He is in charge by my request.  And He will hear and answer me, because He speaks for God my Father and His holy Son.

 

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W-360: Peace be to me, the holy Son of God. Peace to my brother, who is one with me. Let all the world be blessed with peace through us.

Commentary (full lesson beneath commentary)

The Great Rays remain forever still and undisturbed within me.  Reaching inside in silence and in certainty, Peace is right Here … Holy, Holy, Holy Innocent Peace … Amen.

LESSON 360

Peace be to me, the holy Son of God.
Peace to my brother, who is one with me.
Let all the world be blessed with peace through us.

 Father, it is Your peace that I would give, receiving it of You.  I am Your Son, forever just as You created me, for the Great Rays remain forever still and undisturbed within me.  I would reach to them in silence and in certainty, for nowhere else can certainty be found.  Peace be to me, and peace to all the world.  In holiness were we created, and in holiness do we remain.  You Son is like to You in perfect sinlessness.  And with this thought we gladly say “Amen.”

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W-359: God’s answer is some form of peace. All pain is healed; all misery replaced with joy. All prison doors are opened. And all sin is understood as merely a mistake.

Commentary (full lesson beneath commentary)

I have imprisoned myself, forgotten that I did so, judged myself a sinner, blamed my Father and my brothers for that, felt guilty, terrified and alone … but, hallelujah!, I was wrong 🙂  And in that error, in that wrongness, all that happened was I hallucinated and believed that what I hallucinated was real; all that happened was I limited my Self and believed I was a personal self — me.  Now I am using “me” to awaken to the Truth: I am the Wholeness and the Oneness of the Living Loving Light which is eternally and infinitely Peaceful.  Forgiveness is the recognition that what I think I think, and what I think I see, is merely illusion.  And so it is.  Happy Unborn Day, Jesus!

LESSON 359

God’s answer is some form of peace.  All pain
Is healed; all misery replaced with joy.
All prison doors are opened.  And all sin
Is understood as merely a mistake.

Father, today we will forgive Your world, and let creation be Your Own.  We have misunderstood all things.  But we have not made sinners of the holy Sons of God.  What You created sinless so abides forever and forever.  Such are we.  And we rejoice to learn that we have made mistakes which have no real effects on us.  Sin is impossible, and on this face forgiveness rests upon a certain base more solid than the shadow world we see.  Help us forgive, for we would be redeemed.  Help us forgive, for we would be at peace.

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W-358: No call to God can be unheard nor left unanswered. And of this I can be sure; His answer is the one I really want.

Commentary (full lesson beneath commentary)

Words are not necessary to call to God.  A sincere heart is all that is required.  And even an unsure heart can be willing to be sincere.  Ask to recognize what you already are, ask to use your life to love and be loved, ask to be used as a clear conduit, ask that every aspect of your individual life be a symbol of God’s Love for the highest good of All … ask for this and you can’t go wrong.  Ask and it is given.

LESSON 358

No call to God can be unheard nor left
Unanswered.  And of this I can be sure;
His answer is the one I really want.

 You Who remember what I really am alone remember what I really want.  You speak for God, and so You speak for me.  And what You give me comes from God Himself.  Your Voice, my Father, then is mine as well, and all I want is what You offer me, in just the form You choose that it be mine.  Let me remember all I do not know, and let my voice be still, remembering.  But let me not forget your Love and care, keeping Your promise to Your Son in my awareness always.  Let me not forget myself is nothing, but my Self is all.

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W-357: Truth answers every call we make to God, responding first with miracles, and then returning unto us to be itself.

Commentary (full lesson beneath commentary)

When I see the Light of Innocence in my brother, I see the Light of Innocence in myself.  This Light of Innocence is the miracle.  Forgiveness is the reflection of God’s Limitless, unconditional, all-inclusive Love.  Forgiveness is the reflection of Truth … Miracle Principle 21: Miracles are natural signs of forgiveness.  Through miracles you accept God’s forgiveness by extending it to others …

LESSON 357

Truth answers every call we make to God,
Responding first with miracles, and then
Returning unto us to be itself.

 Forgiveness, truth’s reflection, tells me how to offer miracles, and thus escape the prison house in which I think I live.  Your holy Son is pointed out to me, first in my brother; then in me.  Your Voice instructs me patiently to hear Your Word, and give as I receive.  And as I look upon Your Son today, I hear Your Voice instructing me to find the way to You, as You appointed that the way shall be:

“Behold his sinlessness, and be you healed.”

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W-356: Sickness is but another name for sin. Healing is but another name for God. The miracle is thus a call to Him.

Commentary (full lesson beneath commentary)

One problem: unconsciousness of the choice for separation.  One solution: the Atonement which recognizes the separation never occurred.  One sickness: mental illness.  One healing: miracles collapse time and awaken us to Timelessness.  Call on Your Name and discover What you are.

LESSON 356

Sickness is but another name for sin.  
Healing is but another name for God.
The miracle is thus a call to Him.

 Father, You promised You would never fail to answer any call Your Son might make to You.  It does not matter where he is, what seems to be his problem, nor what he believes he has become.  He is Your Son, and You will answer him.  The miracle reflects Your Love, and thus it answers him.  Your Name replaces every thought of sin, and who is sinless cannot suffer pain.  Your Name gives answer to Your Son, because to call Your Name is but to call his own.

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W-355: There is no end to all the peace and joy, and all the miracles that I will give, when I accept God’s Word. Why not today?

Commentary (full lesson beneath commentary)

God’s Word is beneath all words I have used to make up meaningless forms that seem utterly convincing.  Brush away the covering of “thoughts” and “words” and other symbols I made to talk myself into a “me,” a separate individual mini-god who still retains a touch of power from its Source but nothing compared to the Mighty Truth It Truly Is.  Today, I choose Unity and stop dreaming I am in exile and pretending that exile is a good thing.

LESSON 355

There is no end to all the peace and joy,
And all the miracles that I will give,
When I accept God’s Word.  Why not today?

 Why should I wait, my Father, for the joy You promised me?  For You will keep Your Word You gave Your Son in exile.  I am sure my treasure waits for me, and I need but reach out my hand to find it.  Even now my fingers touch it.  It is very close.  I need not wait an instant more to be at peace forever.  It is You I choose, and my Identity along with You.  Your Son would be Himself, and know You as his Father and Creator, and his Love.

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W-354: We stand together, Christ and I, in peace and certainty of purpose. And in Him is His Creator, as He is in me.

Commentary (full lesson beneath commentary)

There is no differentiation between God and Christ, His Son.  Though God is Prime Creator, and creation began with Him, It extends exactly the same as He, creating Us as One.

LESSON 354

We stand together, Christ and I, in peace,
And certainty of purpose.  And in Him
Is His Creator, as He is in me.

 My oneness with the Christ establishes me as Your Son, beyond the reach of time, and wholly free of every law but Yours.  I have no self except the Christ in me.  I have no purpose but His Own.  And He is like His Father.  Thus must I be one with You as well as Him.  For who is Christ except Your Son as You created Him?  And what am I except the Christ in me?

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