Lesson 308

This instant is the only time there is.

W-308.1.    I have conceived of time in such a way that I defeat my aim. 2 If I elect to reach past time to timelessness, I must change my perception of what time is for. 3 Time’s purpose cannot be to keep the past and future one. 4 The only interval in which I can be saved from time is now. 5 For in this instant has forgiveness come to set me free. 6 The birth of Christ is now, without a past or future. 7 He has come to give His present blessing to the world, restoring it to timelessness and love. 8 And love is ever-present, here and now.

W-308.2.     Thanks for this instant, Father. 2 It is now I am redeemed. 3 This instant is the time You have appointed for Your Son’s release, and for salvation of the world in him.

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Lesson 307

Conflicting wishes cannot be my will.

W-307.1.     Father, Your Will is mine, and only that. 2 There is no other will for me to have. 3 Let me not try to make another will, for it is senseless and will cause me pain. 4 Your Will alone can bring me happiness, and only Yours exists. 5 If I would have what only You can give, I must accept Your Will for me, and enter into peace where conflict is impossible, Your Son is one with You in being and in will, and nothing contradicts the holy truth that I remain as You created me.

W-307.2.    And with this prayer we enter silently into a state where conflict cannot come, because we join our holy will with God’s, in recognition that they are the same.

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Lesson 306

The gift of Christ is all I seek today.

W-306.1.    What but Christ’s vision would I use today, when it can offer me a day in which I see a world so like to Heaven that an ancient memory returns to me? 2 Today I can forget the world I made. 3 Today I can go past all fear, and be restored to love and holiness and peace. 4 Today I am redeemed, and born anew into a world of mercy and of care; of loving kindness and the peace of God.

W-306.2.     And so, our Father, we return to You, remembering we never went away; remembering Your holy gifts to us. 2 In gratitude and thankfulness we come, with empty hands and open hearts and minds, asking but what You give. 3 We cannot make an offering sufficient for Your Son. 4 But in Your Love the gift of Christ is his.

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Lesson 304

Let not my world obscure the sight of Christ.
W-304.1.    I can obscure my holy sight, if I intrude my world upon it. 2 Nor can I behold the holy sights Christ looks upon, unless it is His vision that I use. 3 Perception is a mirror, not a fact. 4 And what I look on is my state of mind, reflected outward. 5 I would bless the world by looking on it through the eyes of Christ. 6 And I will look upon the certain signs that all my sins have been forgiven me.

W-304.2.     You lead me from the darkness to the light; from sin to holiness. 2 Let me forgive, and thus receive salvation for the world. 3 It is Your gift, my Father, given me to offer to Your holy Son, that he may find again the memory of You, and of Your Son as You created him.

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Lesson 305

There is a peace that Christ bestows on us.

W-305.1.    Who uses but Christ’s vision finds a peace so deep and quiet, undisturbable and wholly changeless, that the world contains no counterpart. 2 Comparisons are still before this peace. 3 And all the world departs in silence as this peace envelops it, and gently carries it to truth, no more to be the home of fear. 4 For love has come, and healed the world by giving it Christ’s peace.

W-305.2.     Father, the peace of Christ is given us, because it is Your Will that we be saved. 2 Help us today but to accept Your gift, and judge it not. 3 For it has come to us to save us from our judgment on ourselves.

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Lesson 303

The holy Christ is born in me today.
W-303.1.    Watch with me, angels, watch with me today. 2 Let all God’s holy Thoughts surround me, and be still with me while Heaven’s Son is born. 3 Let earthly sounds be quiet, and the sights to which I am accustomed disappear. 4 Let Christ be welcomed where He is at home. 5 And let Him hear the sounds He understands, and see but sights that show His Father’s Love. 6 Let Him no longer be a stranger here, for He is born again in me today.

W-303.2.     Your Son is welcome, Father. 2 He has come to save me from the evil self I made. 3 He is the Self that You have given me. 4 He is but what I really am in truth. 5 He is the Son You love above all things. 6 He is my Self as You created me. 7 It is not Christ that can be crucified. 8 Safe in Your Arms let me receive Your Son.

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Original Joy

I contained this joy for over half a century,

Consenting to your silent breath in this

Karmic rock tumbler.

Your warm kiss removed that

straight jacket and original ecstasy

flows unfettered infecting the wind

with laughter.

Those who partly knew me say

I’ve gone half-mad. When the other half

Shows up, will anyone know me at all?

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