ACIM Lesson 105: God’s peace and joy are mine.

God’s peace and joy are mine.

Down here on Planet Earth we have the idea that to give a gift involves a loss on our part as the giver and a gain by the receiver. Sometimes we seemingly gain when someone gives us a gift and they apparently lose.

This, according to the Course, is all wrong!

The gifts of God, you see, are limitless. I guess it could be no other way!

Today I will ignore the data that tells me that if I give something I will lose something. I mean, have you seen the cost of living crisis? Who can afford to give?

I will pause for a moment and clean on that thought with the key words of Ho’oponopono:

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

Good. Now I can start over.

I will accept God’s peace and joy today and in doing so these things will increase for everyone, including God Himself. As the Course says, God “… cannot give through loss” and therefore neither can I.

Time for more cleaning on the thought that I can.

And now, I will give those same gifts to those from whom I have withheld them in the past. Because in withholding peace and joy from another, I have also withheld them from myself.

We are all have an equal right to claim any gift that God might give us. And the gifts from Him are coming through all the time. It is the data that stops us from receiving them.

Time for more cleaning!

I was listening to a Marianne Williamson talk today and she said that, no matter what the situation, put it in God’s hands. No matter how the other person is reacting, just say or think “Thank you. May God’s Will be done.” Herein lies the miracle. This will help me receive the gifts that God is trying to give me.

This, to my mind, is the same idea as contained in today’s Lesson and also one of the key ideas of Ho’oponopono. I want the highest and most joyous outcome for everyone concerned.

Today I will let go and let God. I will happily receive His gifts as I happily give them to you.

Let us say together:

“God’s peace and joy are mine. I love you, I’m sorry, Forgive me, Thank you.”