Workbook Review Lessons 309-315
Lesson 309: I will not fear to look within today.
Within you is Eternal Innocence, because it is God’s Will that it be there forever and forever. Does this cause fear? Or is it a relief to find that you are innocent now and forever? Do you think there is something within you that is not what God created? What could make you think such a thing?
Only the ego could veer you away from looking at the innocence within, because only the ego would not want you to discover your innocence, as the ego thrives on your thoughts of guilt and fear. The ego paints a dark picture of you that is deceitful at best, and destructive and evil at worst. When you listen to the ego, therefore, it seems fearful to think of going within to see what is there. God sees you differently. He sees you as whole, complete, pure and holy. So who is the one you would trust in this view of yourself: your Creator who loves you, or the ego that seeks your demise?
Before you choose innocence or guilt, think. Think of all the people you have helped, of all those you love and who love you, of the kindness you have shared with others, of the selflessness you have exhibited when others may have turned away. Of course you have been confused and conflicted at times. You have missed opportunities to be truly helpful and have done some things which were not of the highest nature. Do you know anyone on this earth who has not?
But remember that you are a “learner.” Remember the direction in which you are headed; remember how much you have learned and grown – and then be not afraid to look within. What you will see is a miracle, a correction of the old for the new, strength where weakness had previously been perceived. You will see a kind and gentle mind, so open and loving, so perfect in its integrity, so all-encompassing in its inspiration – a new you. So go ahead, look within today and be comforted in what you see. Look within and smile. ☺
Lesson 310: In fearlessness and love I spend today.
There is no room in you for fear when love has been welcomed into your heart. You may well ask if that is all it takes. The answer is “yes, that is all.” Restore your mind to the holiness of your creation through forgiveness. Overlook what the ego sees as obvious. Look beyond appearances and see what is really there. Do this by first understanding, then appreciating, and then seeing the love they inspire. See the Son of God in all his glory, the Son whom God created in His image, as pure and holy as God Himself. And see the truth reflected back to you as you see it in your brothers.
Theme of Relevance 10: What is the Last Judgment?
The Final Judgment on the world contains no condemnation, quite unlike what the ego or past conditioning has led you to expect. The Last Judgment sees a world entirely forgiven. It sees with holy sight that nothing not of God has ever occurred. Accept this as true: God’s Judgment is the gift of the Correction He bestowed on all your errors, freeing you from them and from all the effects they ever seemed to have. His saving grace releases you from all suffering and returns you to peace, security and happiness, and union with your own Identity. His judgment is merciful and returns you to the peace of Heaven which you never left. Let Him judge you. Give His judgment welcome. Accept it as true.
This is God’s Final Judgment:
“You are still My holy Son, forever innocent,
forever loving and forever loved,
as limitless as your Creator,
and completely changeless and forever pure.
Therefore awaken and return to Me.
I am your Father and you are My Son.”
Lesson 311: I judge all things as I would have them be.
Have you ever just stopped and thought about how you would have things be, about how you really want to see the world, your brothers, and yourself in relation to them? Do you really want to see conflict, with its accompanying blame, attack and guilt? As you judge, you are really saying to yourself and to others how you want to see. Would you want your brothers or your Father to know what you want to see? Is it creditable? Is what you want holy and pure, and to join with all as one?
When you judge anything as “less than,” you separate it from yourself as not worthy of your love. When you judge fairly, you ask the Holy Spirit what He sees, and see with Him. And all the world knows which you are choosing because it is plain to see. If you condemn, you want separation to be real. If you love, you want oneness to be real. What would you show your brothers, your Father and yourself: the truth of oneness? Or that you are still living in deception, guilt, and darkness? If you have chosen the former, well done. If you have chosen the latter, then please, choose once again.
Lesson 312: I see all things as I would have them be.
Perception follows judgment. Having judged, you see what you would look upon, for sight will only reflect your choice. Anyone who accepts the Holy Spirit’s purpose for seeing will have holy sight and will easily and surely see the real world. So let all your prior judgments go and leave a blank space in their wake, a space the Holy Spirit can fill with what you truly want to see: a liberated world, a holy world, a happy world, a world free from all the judgments you have made in error with the ego. Is a world like this worthy of your holy sight?
Lesson 313: Now let a new perception come to me.
How have you been perceiving your brothers? Have you been judging the clothes they wear, the words they say, or the attitudes they have exhibited? What flimsy evidence is this of who your brother is? Have you forgotten Who their Creator is? If you want to see your brother truly, you will let go of “evidence” such as this. You will overlook all the trivial signs that used to be the basis of your judgments, and see instead the light that is within each brother, the light that reflects your own.
If you cannot see your brother’s light, then you can be sure you have not looked within to see your own light. If you join the Holy Spirit in His goal for you to see the real world, you “cannot fail to look upon what Christ would have you see,” nor can you fail to share Christ’s Love for what He looks upon. Today, behold each other in the sight of Christ, and see the beauty in your brother and yourself. You save the world when joining in beholding the light in each other; your vision is holy.
Lesson 314: I seek a future different from the past.
From this new perception of the holiness in each other comes a future very different from the past. Leave the future in God’s Hands by leaving behind your mistaken judgments of the past. Accept the new life God has promised you. He will keep His promise. Will you do your part and keep yours?
Lesson 315: All gifts my brothers give belong to me.
When a brother smiles upon another, your heart is gladdened. Someone, somewhere, speaks a word of mercy or of gratitude, and your mind receives this gift. Those who find the way to God, point the way for you. The same is true of the gifts you give. Each one finds its way to all the Sonship. Give the gifts of love, kindness, gratitude and appreciation to all your brothers every moment of every day, and the gifts will find their way back to you. You are well on your way to your Creator and His memory.
I thank you, Father, for the many gifts that come to me today and every day from every Son of God. My brothers are unlimited in all their gifts to me. Now may I offer them my thankfulness as I give and receive today. Amen. ❤