God’s Will for you is complete peace and joy.
inevitable in your experience of awakening from your dream of a
human existence. You cannot
peace nor have peace as a result of your 'doing' in the world, no
matter how much effort you exert in your well-meant attempts to make
this world a better place.
But you will
give peace in order to have it, because you are PEACE. Peace is the
bridge that everyone will cross, to leave this world behind. But
peace begins within the world perceived as different, and leading
from this fresh perception to the gate of Heaven and the way beyond.
Peace is the answer to conflicting goals, to senseless journeys,
frantic, vain pursuits, and meaningless endeavors.
This is a
paragraph in the key-lesson 200 of A Course in Miracles, “There is
no peace except the Peace of God.” If you have come that far and can
hear that, you are entitled to know the truth that God’s Will for
you is perfect happiness – complete peace without an opposite.
Do you want IT
This is the
crucial decision everyone must make to remember God and the Peace HE
has given you. To mean you want the peace of God is to renounce all
dreams. What is it you are dreaming? What makes up your world from
which you seek release in peace? Are you ready to deny the ego
entirely and hand your will and life over to the care of God?
The eternal are
in peace and joy forever. The mortal are in conflict, competition,
war and retaliation. They defend themselves, see a need to protect
their little lives from the evil forces they believe are out there
to terrorize them. They are vulnerable to be attacked. And because
it is what they fear, they attack. They are afraid of everyone and
everything, justifying their separation anxiety. They do not know of
a gratitude that gives them peace. These are the human beings’
values of the world you see. Peace in the world is considered to be
the interval between two wars. And this interval with its daily
struggles, decisions for a better future and holding your values
under control is nothing but your war against yourself. Can you look
at this with me for a moment reasonably, please? What you need to
understand is that the ego is insane.
The ego's voice
is a hallucination…. Hallucinations are inaccurate perception of
reality…. If you do not want them on the basis of loss of peace,
they will be removed from your mind for you. Every response to the
ego is a call to war, and war does deprive you of peace.
The mind that
accepts attack cannot love. That is because it believes it can
destroy love, and therefore does not understand what love is. If it
does not understand what love is, it cannot perceive itself as
loving. This loses the awareness of being, induces feelings of
unreality and results in utter confusion… The ingeniousness of the
ego to preserve itself is enormous… The ego cannot afford to know
anything. Knowledge is total, and the ego does not believe in
totality. This unbelief is its origin, and while the ego does not
love you it is faithful to its own antecedents, begetting as it was
begotten. Mind always reproduces as it was produced. Produced by
fear, the ego reproduces fear. This is its allegiance, and this
allegiance makes it treacherous to love because you are love. Love
is your power, which the ego must deny. It must also deny everything
this power gives you because it gives you everything. No one who has
everything wants the ego. Its own maker, then, does not want it.
Rejection is therefore the only decision the ego could possibly
encounter, if the mind that made it knew itself. And if it
recognized any part of the Sonship, it would know itself. The ego
therefore opposes all appreciation, all recognition, all sane
perception and all knowledge….
This is your
mind. Reject the ego and recognize the truth of yourself Who IS
Peace. As an ego the mind believes to live a little “life” in the
world as a body with other bodies, believes in conflict and
competition with each other and sees no other “alternative” than to
find its ultimate release in death. “The earlier the better! Let’s
go to war and die for each other and the nation. Then we might find
some sense for our being here,” in this hell where people shoot on
people out of cars and the nations prime cause for a non-violent
death has become overeating. For whatever you look for in this world
to feel better: relationships, having a successful job, sports
activities, alcohol, smoking or drugs of any kind etc., death
remains like an iron fist in your neck. How many sports idols and
celebrities do you need to feel a little worthy here?
Seek peace not
outside yourself to find a crumb of it in your world. Either it is
all there is for you or nothing. Stop trying to find peace through
analyzing and verifying your human experience. I am offering you the
That is all the
world of the ego is. Nothing. It has no meaning. It does not exist.
Do not try to understand it because, if you do, you are believing
that it can be understood and is therefore capable of being
appreciated and loved. That would justify its existence, which
cannot be justified. You cannot make the meaningless meaningful.
This can only be an insane attempt.
The peace of
God can never be contained…. Who recognizes it within himself must
give it. The Peace of God is shining in you now and all living
things. In quietness is it acknowledged universally. For what your
inward vision looks upon is your perception of the universe.
The mind which
means that all it wants is peace must join with other minds, for
that is how peace is obtained. And when the wish for peace is
genuine, the means for finding it is given, in a form each mind that
seeks for it in honesty can understand.
is Jesus speaking to you. As God sent me to you so will I send you
to others. And I will go to them with you, so we can teach them
peace and union. Do you not think the world needs peace as much as
you do? Do you not want to give it to the world as much as you want
to receive it? For unless you do, you will not receive it. If you
want to have it of me, you must give it.
I thank you so
much for receiving this. With the power of your mind you will make
the decision to want only peace, because you already made it. The
power of decision is your own, and with your uncompromising turning
to the Light and remembering the truth, peace is all you are. You
are as God created you, and there is no peace except the Peace of
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE