Lesson 81


Review II

We are now ready for another review. We will begin where our last
review left off, and cover two ideas each day.The earlier part of each
day will be devoted to one of these ideas, and the latter part of the
day to the other. We will have one longer exercise period and
frequent shorter ones in which we practice each of them.

The longer practice periods will follow this general form: Take
about fifteen minutes for each of them, and begin by thinking about
the idea and the comments which are included in the assignments.
Devote about three or four minutes to reading them over slowly,
several times if you wish, and then close your eyes and listen. Repeat
the first phase if you find your mind wandering, but try to spend the
major part of the practice period listening quietly but attentively.

There is a message waiting for you. Be confident that you will
receive it. Remember that it belongs to you, and that you want it.
Do not allow your intent to waver in the face of distracting thoughts.
Realize that, whatever form they take, they have no meaning and no
power. Replace them with your determination to succeed. Do not
forget that your will has power over all fantasies and dreams.Trust it
to see you through, and carry you beyond them all.

Regard these practice periods as dedications to the way, the
truth and the life. Refuse to be side-tracked into detours, illusions
and thoughts of death.You are dedicated to salvation. Be determined
each day not to leave your function unfulfilled.

Reaffirm your determination in the shorter practice periods as
well, using the original form of the idea for general application, and
a more specific form when needed. Some specific forms will be
included in the comments.These, however, are merely suggestions. It
is not the particular words you use that matter.

Lesson 81

Our ideas for review today are:

[61]“I am the light of the world.”
How holy am I, who have been given the function of lighting up the
world! Let me be still before my holiness. In its calm light let all my
conflicts disappear. In its peace let me remember who I am.

Some specific forms for applying the idea when specific
difficulties seem to arise might be:

“Let me not obscure the light of the world in me.”
“Let the light of the world shine through this appearance.”
“This shadow will vanish before the light.”

[62] “Forgiveness is my function as the light of the world.”
It is through accepting my function that I will see the light in me.
And in this light will my function stand clear and perfectly
unambiguous before my sight. My acceptance does not depend on
my recognizing what my function is, for I do not yet understand
forgiveness.Yet I will trust that in the light I will see it as it is.

Specific forms for using the idea might include:

“Let this help me learn what forgiveness means.”
“Let me not separate my function from my will.”
“I would not use this for an alien purpose.”

Britney Added: I am the Light of the World & Forgiveness is my function as light of the world

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