‘I want the peace of God.’
To say these words is nothing. But to mean these words is everything. If you can but mean them for just an instant, there would be no further sorrow possible for you in any form; in any place or time. Heaven would be completely given back to full awareness, memory of God entirely restored, the resurrection of all creation fully recognised.
No one can mean these words and not be healed. But few indeed have meant them. The world would be completely changed, should any two agree these words express the only thing they want.
Two minds with one intent become so strong that what they will becomes the Will of God. For minds can only join in truth.
I sooooo needed this lesson today. For whatever reason, since coming back from holiday I seem to have lost my peace. So many things to attend to, so many things that appears to be going wrong. And the more I try to regain my peace the further it seems to slip away. Much of this has to do with watching someone else experiencing emotional pain and not being able to help them out of it. Then feeling guilty and creating physical pain for myself. Why do I slide back into this place of fear this far into the course? Even though I know I’m creating this, I don’t seem able to stop it.
Yes, there are moments of peace, but the moments of guilt and closed-heartedness are longer. The other thing that’s helped today in addition to repeating today’s idea was repeating ‘in my defencelessness my safety lies’, from a previous lesson, until I felt a modicum of calm.