[acimlessons_list] Lesson 329 - November 25
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Fri Nov 24 11:09:11 EST 2006
LESSON 329 - NOVEMBER 25
"I have already chosen what You will."
See complete instructions in separate document.
A short summary:
* Read the COMMENTARY paragraph slowly and personally.
* Pray the prayer, perhaps several times.
* Morning and evening: Repeat the idea and then spend time in Open Mind
* Hourly remembrance: Repeat the idea and then spend a quiet moment in
* Frequent reminders: Repeat the idea often within each hour.
* Response to temptation: Repeat the idea whenever upset, to restore peace.
* Read the "What Is" section slowly and thoughtfully once during the day.
It is difficult for us to realize that we have already chosen God's Will.
Not only is choosing His Will the only way to find our true autonomy
(yesterday's lesson), <we have already made that choice>. We may <think> we
have wandered away from God's Will, defied it, and broken its laws (1:1),
but we have not. We cannot. Because <we are> the Will of God, "extended and
When did we make this choice that we seem so unaware of? In the very instant
of our creation (1:5). God created us by extending His Will; when we came
into being we were the extension of His Will. Our choice was already made,
and "made for all eternity" (1:6). We cannot change that. We can make up an
illusion in which we appear to have a separate will from God's, but we
cannot make it real. Illusion is all we can make if what we make contradicts
This fact is our safety. It is our salvation as well, for it means that we
have not done what we thought we did; we have not defied God's Will, we have
only <imagined> it, only dreamed about it. The oneness of God and His
creation is unbroken, and it is this we can celebrate today.
WHAT IS CREATION?
Part 9: W-pII.11.5:1
Our Father calls to us.
"Father" is a personal synonym for "Creator," the One Who gave us being.
Perhaps, after this time thinking about what creation is, the word "Father"
may have a little more meaning for us. Our Father is the One Who thought us
into existence. "Only Love creates" (1:2), and so our Father is Love Itself,
Which has created us like Itself. This One desired to add to Love by Its
extension, and so, out of that desire, we were created, to be held forever
in His holy Will.
That immortal desire of God still stands! With all that infinite desire of
His Will, He calls to us to be what He created us to be: the extension of
His Love, creating as He does through extending love, forever one with His
holy Will, sharing in it, glorying in it, exuding it from every pore of our
being. God's Love remains with us. Our minds remember Him, remember our
function. From within our minds He calls to us, drawing us with His Love to
be the very Love that draws us.
He is our Father, our Creator. We cannot escape that fact, nor can we escape
the fact of what we are. "I am as God created me" (W-pI.110.Heading). He
calls to us constantly, continually, patiently, unceasingly, and until we
end our mad attempt to be "something else," something other than Love, and
respond to His call, we can only delay our happiness and postpone our joy.
Father, let me hear Your call today, and answer.
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