[acimlessons_list] Lesson 159 - June 8
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Lesson 159 - June 8
"I give the miracles I have received."
PURPOSE: To receive the miracle of Christ's vision by opening His storehouse
in your mind, and then by giving His miracles and vision away.
MORNING/EVENING QUIET TIME: 5 minutes--at least; 10--better; 15 even better;
30 or more--best
Open the storehouse of your mind and receive the miracle of Christ's vision.
HOURLY REMEMBRANCE: as the hour strikes, for more than 1 minute (reduce if
circumstances do not permit)
Sit quietly and receive Christ's vision. Thank God for His gifts in the
previous hour. And let His Voice tell you what He wants you to do in the
FREQUENT REMINDER: Repeat idea. Give the miracles you have received.
RESPONSE TO TEMPTATION: Whenever you feel tempted, repeat idea.
You might notice that today's lesson title is almost the same as
yesterday's: "Today I learn to give as I received." There is definitely a
commonality of thought that runs through these two lessons, even extending
two lessons back. They all talk of Christ's vision. They are all presenting
a picture of the holy instant as a key part of our spiritual practice,
although that term is not specifically mentioned in every lesson.
The general picture being presented is of our ongoing spiritual practice. It
is this: We enter frequently into a holy instant. There, we experience a
touch of eternity or Heaven, a taste of the knowledge of the truth. While we
cannot carry this experience back with us to the world, we can carry back
what that experience is like, translated into perception; this is called
"the vision of Christ," which is manifested in forgiveness.
In this lesson, the holy instant is only hinted at by such phrases as, "Let
us an instant dream with Him" (10:6), or, "Receive them now by opening the
storehouse of your mind, where they are laid" (2:5). The Holy Instant is the
"treasure house" we come to, the place in which we receive the gifts of
Christ's vision. We must receive before we can give.
But we cannot recognize, or become fully aware, of what we have received
until we give it away: "To give is how to recognize you have received. It is
the proof that what you have is yours" (1:7-8). The extension of Christ's
vision is an integral part of the plan of salvation presented by the Course.
It is what brings us to certainty. This is quite similar to the principle
taught by AA, that you stay sober by helping someone else to stay sober.
Here, "You understand that you are healed when you give healing. You accept
forgiveness as accomplished in yourself when you forgive." It is only as we
bring the "lilies" of forgiveness from the holy instant, where we received
them, and distribute them into the world that we truly know we are forgiven.
It is in giving away miracles that we receive them.
Father, help me today to realize that I am rich. The storehouse of my mind
is filled with miracles. I can come to this storehouse and, in this holy
instant, receive them. You entrust them to me for the giving. Let me pause
often today, to meet here with You, and then carry these treasures forth to
offer them to the world. This is my whole purpose in life; this is why I am
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