My thoughts* on ACIM Urtext Lesson 51, for February 20, 2024. “⁴The purpose of your learning is to enable you to bring the quiet with you, and to heal distress and turmoil.”

Debra (Debi) Yvonne Simmons
8 min readFeb 21, 2024

(They will follow after the introduction to the review section.)

https://acim.org/acim/review-i/introduction/en/s/453?wid=search&q=review%20

Review I

Introduction

1. Beginning with today we will have a series of review periods. ²Each of them will cover five of the ideas already presented, starting with the first and ending with the fiftieth. ³There will be a few short comments after each of the ideas, which you should consider in your review. ⁴In the practice periods, the exercises should be done as follows:

2. Begin the day by reading the five ideas, with the comments included. ²Thereafter, it is not necessary to follow any particular order in considering them, though each one should be practiced at least once. ³Devote two minutes or more to each practice period, thinking about the idea and the related comments after reading them over. ⁴Do this as often as possible during the day. ⁵If any one of the five ideas appeals to you more than the others, concentrate on that one. ⁶At the end of the day, however, be sure to review all of them once more.

3. It is not necessary to cover the comments that follow each idea either literally or thoroughly in the practice periods. ²Try, rather, to emphasize the central point, and think about it as part of your review of the idea to which it relates. ³After you have read the idea and the related comments, the exercises should be done with your eyes closed and when you are alone in a quiet place, if possible.

4. This is emphasized for practice periods at your stage of learning.

²It will be necessary, however, that you learn to require no special settings in which to apply what you have learned.

³You will need your learning most in situations that appear to be upsetting, rather than in those that already seem to be calm and quiet.

⁴The purpose of your learning is to enable you to bring the quiet with you, and to heal distress and turmoil.

⁵This is not done by avoiding them and seeking a haven of isolation for yourself.

* “⁴The purpose of your learning is to enable you to bring the quiet with you, and to heal distress and turmoil.”

* “⁵This is not done by avoiding them and seeking a haven of isolation for yourself.”

5. You will yet learn that peace is part of you, and requires only that you be there to embrace any situation in which you are. ²And finally you will learn that there is no limit to where you are, so that your peace is everywhere, as you are.

* “You will yet learn that peace is part of you, and requires only that you be there to embrace any situation in which you are.” I take “… be there to embrace any situation in which you are” to mean that I witness that if it does not represent, embrace, and understand itself to be the Love of God then it is false or unreal.

* “²And finally you will learn that there is no limit to where you are, so that your peace is everywhere, as you are.” This is the cherry on the top! The “piece” that I was looking for.

* You have heard it said that there is the old earth and the new earth and that they are separating and that is not so. One is simply phasing out because the witness that Christ IS All That Is because God declared it so is understood. Now. The “old earth” may indeed need to exist in flame and famine and earthquakes, etc. But it does not have to. This is dependent on the individuals beliefs as they move into the higher frequency that MUST come to pass.

* How can I say this so confidently? Because I KNOW that we are ALL ONE ENTITY AND ONE MIND as Jesus of Nazareth taught while he was in the flesh on the earth and as he teaches in A Course in Miracles.

* I do not care if not one other person knows these things to be true. I DO. And because I DO know they are TRUE they will come to pass for the Whole that is the Sonship of Christ, and this expands far beyond the confines of this planet and dimension or galaxy.

6. You will note that, for review purposes, some of the ideas are not given in quite their original form.

* This is important to understand if you are going through the Workbook the first time.

²Use them as they are given here.

³It is not necessary to return to the original statements, nor to apply the ideas as was suggested then.

* Hear that. You do not need to go back and review, use what is shared here.

⁴We are now emphasizing the relationships among the first fifty of the ideas we have covered, and the cohesiveness of the thought system to which they are leading you.

* You are on your way back to the remembrance of Heaven! Hooray!!!

My thoughts* on ACIM Urtext Lesson 51, for February 20, 2024.

The review for today covers the following ideas:

1. (1) Nothing I see means anything.

²The reason this is so is that I see nothing, and nothing has no meaning.

* This DOES NOT mean that God and YOU do not exist as has been taught by students of the Course for the past 50 years. It is the frightened and guilty ego’s perception of the world that does not exist or have any meaning. THIS is what we put our faith and belief in and it was WRONG and NOTHING. It really is as simple as that!!!

* Yep, babies with cancer, rape, mayhem was not REAL because God IS! Period.

³It is necessary that I recognize this, that I may learn to see.

⁴What I think I see now is taking the place of vision.

* DO NOT think that you are NOT going to see the terror we had thought to be capable of.

* You will see it by witness of the Holy Spirit AND you will know by that SAME witness that this is not possible BECAUSE the Son of God can ONLY EVER be INNOCENT and PURE.

⁵I must let it go by realizing it has no meaning, so that vision may take its place.

* Vision will “grow inside you” as you accept the witness of the Holy Spirit that God IS and that NOTHING could EVER BE REAL that is OUTSIDE of HIS WILL or HE would NOT be God.

2. (2) I have given what I see all the meaning it has for me.

²I have judged everything I look upon, and it is this and only this I see.

* It is that which judges that we want to give up. We MUST yield to the witness of the Holy Spirit that says that God IS and that we ARE the Son of God.

³This is not vision.

⁴It is merely an illusion of reality, because my judgments have been made quite apart from reality.

⁵I am willing to recognize the lack of validity in my judgments, because I want to see.

* Because I want to see with the eyes that the Holy Spirit will give me from within my own true knowledge and connection with God.

⁶My judgments have hurt me, and I do not want to see according to them.

* Yes, they have hurt me and everything and everyone that I profess to love. Yes, it is all a part of myself as The Son of God and even a bigger part of Myself, as Thee Father. (Now, do not ask me to explain what that means or why I wrote it, I just know that I was supposed to. We are ONE With God, The Father since He gave His ALL to The Son.)

3. (3) I do not understand anything I see.

²How could I understand what I see when I have judged it amiss?

³What I see is the projection of my own errors of thought.

⁴I do not understand what I see because it is not understandable.

⁵There is no sense in trying to understand it.

⁶But there is every reason to let it go, and make room for what can be seen and understood and loved.

* You may see it with “eyes of faith” long before you see it in the physical world yet be open to the idea that you DO NOT UNDERSTAND ANYTHING YOU SEE so that you keep your mind open to the Guidance of the Holy Spirit in ALL THINGS. Confidence in this will grow with practice.

⁷I can exchange what I see now for this merely by being willing to do so.

⁸Is not this a better choice than the one I made before?

4. (4) These thoughts do not mean anything.

²The thoughts of which I am aware do not mean anything because I am trying to think without God.

* That is so worth repeating! “²The thoughts of which I am aware do not mean anything because I am trying to think without God.”

³What I call “my” thoughts are not my real thoughts.

⁴My real thoughts are the thoughts I think with God.

* Did you hear that? “⁴My real thoughts are the thoughts I think with God.”

⁵I am not aware of them because I have made my thoughts to take their place.

⁶I am willing to recognize that my thoughts do not mean anything, and to let them go.

⁷I choose to have them be replaced by what they were intended to replace.

⁸My thoughts are meaningless, but all creation lies in the thoughts I think with God.

* Think about this a minute, “…all creation lies in the thoughts I think with God.” We ARE ONE. We will move into a different “state of mind” and paradigm as we think WITH GOD.

5. (5) I am never upset for the reason I think.

²I am never upset for the reason I think because I am constantly trying to justify my thoughts.

* This makes me chuckle! Think about it. To defend ourselves or criticize others we have to justify by explaining how we or another has been wronged. How can this be when NOTHING can exist outside of God’s Will and God’s Will is that you have EVERYTHING?

³I am constantly trying to make them true.

⁴I make all things my enemies, so that my anger is justified and my attacks are warranted.

⁵I have not realized how much I have misused everything I see by assigning this role to it.

⁶I have done this to defend a thought system that has hurt me, and that I no longer want.

⁷I am willing to let it go.

(ACIM, W-51.1:1–5:7)

Till next time, God bless, debi.

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Debra (Debi) Yvonne Simmons

Atonement, His (Christ’s) Story, Three Temptations: Addiction, Power-Hunger, and Depression, “Seeing” Truth in the “Unseen”, Living Above the Chaos C U there :)