ACIM Lesson 193: All things are lessons God would have me learn.

Of course, God has no need to learn anything.

But while I am residing here in the body, there are probably one or two things I could do with learning, or more accurately, remembering.

And so, as I journey through life, a whole host of people, situations, places and events cross my path. Why? To give me an opportunity to forgive.

Indeed, as the Course says: “Forgive and you will see this differently”.

The form that the challenge takes is irrelevant – it’s only the data and memories replaying. The way to deal with it is always the same.

It is in forgiveness that I gain power over all events, even those that seemingly have me on the ropes. I will remember they are only illusions, data. That’s good news!

And I will know I have learned the lesson the event came to teach me because I will feel peace instead of pain. I will be at Zero.

There is no delay, then, in my repeating the key words of Ho’oponopono that I can move past painful and frightening illusions to the endless peace that lies beyond:

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

And to whatever seems to trouble me today, I will say:

“All things are lessons God would have me learn. I will forgive, and this will disappear. I love you, I’m sorry, Forgive me, Thank you”