I seek but what belongs to me in truth.
When we ask for joy and peace, we are asking to be reminded of what we are in truth. More than that, we are asking to be what we are in truth. We want the felt experience beyond the intellectual understanding.
Lesson 104 promises that we will have it.
We come in confidence today, aware that what belongs to us in truth is what God gives. And we would wish for nothing else, for nothing else belongs to us in truth (W-pI.104.4:3-4).
And what God gives are “peace and joy” (W-pI.104.4:2).
By acknowledging our right to receive these gifts, we both accept the gifts and bear witness in faith to the Creator from whom the gifts flow. We see this not as a future promise, conditional in any way, but as already accomplished. God’s Will is done.
Joy and peace are not “idle dreams” (W-pI.104.1:1). They are not spiritual fantasies, nor are they just words. They accurately reflect our reality. When they are absent, we are confused, and our confusion asks to be undone and brought to clarity.
It is our right to seek clarity – as it is our right to seek joy and peace – because we are created in clarity as joy and peace. Over and over it bears repeating: our study and practice of A Course in Miracles merely aims to restore to Mind the remembrance of Love as our identity in truth.
We ask only for what was already given; we seek a gift bestowed on us in Creation. Our asking and seeking is guaranteed to end in happiness, because the one who asks and the one who answers are not separate.