My â€œoracleâ€ selection from ACIM today was Chapter 9 : The Acceptance of the Atonement â€“ 1. The acceptance of reality
This excerpt really stood out:
â€œFear of the Will of God is one of the strangest beliefs the human mind has ever made. It could not possibly have occurred unless the mind were already profoundly split, making it possible for it to be afraid of what it really is. Reality cannot “threaten” anything except illusions, since reality can only uphold truth. The very fact that the Will of God, which is what you are, is perceived as fearful, demonstrates that you are afraid of what you are. It is not, then, the Will of God of which you are afraid, but yours.â€
â€œYou have set up this strange situation so that it is impossible to escape from it without a Guide Who does know what your reality is. The purpose of this Guide is merely to remind you of what you want. He is not attempting to force an alien will upon you. He is merely making every possible effort, within the limits you impose on Him, to re-establish your own will in your awareness.
You have imprisoned your will beyond your own awareness, where it remains, but cannot help you. When I said that the Holy Spirit’s function is to sort out the true from the false in your mind, I meant that He has the power to look into what you have hidden and recognize the Will of God thereâ€
God knows the â€œright guideâ€ I need and has provided for me , all I need do is listen and concern myself with the lessons â€œIâ€ need to learn.
In my case that guide or Master is Jesus, and as he said â€œMy sheep know my voiceâ€. I need not concern myself with other shepherds and their flocks â€“ they know his voice. As Jesus said,â€In my Fatherâ€™s house are many rooms. I go to make a place for you.â€
Here in Thailand, Buddha is also a guide â€“ showing a path to reduce suffering and finding peace and understanding, in this world. Only through a peaceful mind can enlightenment or atonement be accepted.
God Blesses Christ Blesses I Bless