A Course in Miracles Lesson 125

In quiet I receive God’s word today.

Today our practice opens up to direct contact with God. In quiet and stillness, with neither insistence on certain outcomes nor resistance to others, we wait on God’s Voice to call from within our mind, which is where God abides (W-pI.125.1:3).

Today, we refuse to judge and we refuse to accept the judgment of the world. We lay it all down – our “petty thoughts” and “personal desires” (W-pI.125.3:1) – and instead gather at “the throne of God,” which is a “quiet place within the mind,” and patiently wait for God’s healing Word. Nor will we wait in vain.

He has not waited until you return your mind to Him to give His Word to you. He has not hid Himself from you, while you have wandered off a little while from Him (W-pI.125.5:1-2).

Our confusion about our identity is what obscures remembrance of God’s Presence in us as our real Self. Our confusion arises because we hold a mistaken belief – that we are bodies and that the world of perception is the real world – as if it were gospel.

This error is not a sin for which we can never be forgiven. But it does lock us into a mind which is closed to miracles, and thus brings forth only illusions. The solution is to come to stillness. To be still is to stop projecting, and to give attention to the whole of experience, without rejecting or pushing back on any of it.

This state is a prerequisite to direct contact with God.

His Voice awaits your silence, for His Word can not be heard until your mind is quiet for a while, and meaningless desires have been stilled. Await His Word in quiet. There is peace within you to be called upon today, to help make ready your most holy mind to hear the Voice for its Creator speak (W-pI.125.6:2-4).

We are not called to high drama nor supernatural experiences today. For when we hear God’s Voice, we hear our own voice (W-pI.125.8:1). It is our word that God speaks (W-pI.125.8:2).

It is the Word of freedom and of peace, of unity of will and purpose, with no separation nor division in teh single Mind of Father and Son. In quiet listen to your Self today, and let Him tell you God has never left His Son, and you have never left your Self (W-pI.125.8:3-4).

This is the message that we receive, for there is no other message God could give. We will hear “the Word in which the Will of God the Son joins in His Father’s Will, at one with it, with no illusions interposed between the wholly indivisible and true” (W-pI.125.9:4).

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