ACIM Lesson 22

What I see is a form of vengeance.

This Lesson reminds me that in seeking to attack the other or the situation with anger, I am actually attempting to defend myself.

The problem is, most of the time there is nothing to defend against because my anger is completely irrational!

I don’t know what it is in me that is causing an angry reaction.

All I can do is rest in the knowledge that Divinity does know and that if I am willing to take responsibility and repeat the key words of Ho’oponopono, I can find my way to freedom and clear Vision.

Today’s Lesson is something of a wakeup call. As my eyes move from one object to another, I am asked to remind myself that:

“I see only the perishable. I see nothing that will last. What I see is not real. What I see is a form of vengeance.”

Ultimately, I can’t ‘take it with me’. I would far rather give these anger-inducing situations to God to sort out, rather than try to get by on the limited thinking that brought me here.

I will remember the idea raised in Lesson 4 – that out of the millions and millions of bits of information surrounding me at any moment, my conscious can only process about 40. I’m stuck! How can I possibly know what’s going on?

Best, I think, to leave it to the Divine to sort out. And all I have to do is the cleaning using the four phrases of Ho’oponopono:

I love you. I’m sorry. Forgive me. I’m grateful.

That seems like a good deal to me!

To that end:

“What I see is a form of vengeance. I love you, I’m sorry, Forgive me, I’m grateful.”