My thoughts* on ACIM Urtext Lesson 91, for March 31, 2024. Unity Alone Will Embrace the Reality of God

Debra (Debi) Yvonne Simmons
6 min readApr 1, 2024

Miracles are seen in light.

* I am understanding light as God and more specifically as unity. Think of the full spectrum of the rainbow, that is our light from the source of the sun. Likewise, in God light would be His Presence.

1. It is important to remember that miracles and vision necessarily go together.

²This needs repeating, and frequent repeating.

³It is a central idea in your new thought system, and the perception that it produces.

⁴The miracle is always there.

⁵Its presence is not caused by your vision; its absence is not the result of your failure to see.

⁶It is only your awareness of miracles that is affected.

⁷You will see them in the light; you will not see them in the dark.

* In the dark hate breeds and the Love of God is not allowed.

2. To you, then, light is crucial.

²While you remain in darkness, the miracle remains unseen.

* Indeed, your truth and reality remain unseen.

³Thus you are convinced it is not there.

⁴This follows from the premises from which the darkness comes.

⁵Denial of light leads to failure to perceive it.

* If you cannot ‘see’ that this is all speaking about God I really do not know what to say.

⁶Failure to perceive light is to perceive darkness.

⁷The light is useless to you then, even though it is there.

* Imagine that! God is useless to you, even though He is there. Think about what that could mean! YOU have tied God’s Hands and given yourself a self-made prison and hell and convinced yourself that everyone else created it but you.

⁸You cannot use it because its presence is unknown to you.

* How casually they speak of God but who does not? We have given Him every place but the rightful one in our minds.

⁹And the seeming reality of the darkness makes the idea of light meaningless.

* Yes, the darkness of the ego’s twisted and turning maze of confusion and accusation makes the darkness SEEM real.

3. To be told that what you do not see is there sounds like insanity.

* True! Welcome to the 21st Century!

²It is very difficult to become convinced that it is insanity not to see what is there, and to see what is not there instead.

* Because before the Atonement you live from a paradigm that believes that the body and world of form, i.e. science, if you will, is real. And before science, it was the mystical world of myth and legend; a fanciful way of saying gossip and lies. Not that they were not all based on some form of truth but without God in the picture, they remain false, illusion, and heresay.

³You do not doubt that the body’s eyes can see.

⁴You do not doubt the images they show you are reality.

⁵Your faith lies in the darkness, not the light.

* NOTE, “Your faith” here. Do not underestimate the meaning of this, please.

⁶How can this be reversed?

⁷For you it is impossible, but you are not alone in this.

* You see, it is God that will do the work for you. When you are willing to have God EXIST.

4. Your efforts, however little they may be, have strong support.

²Did you but realize how great this strength, your doubts would vanish.

³Today we will devote ourselves to the attempt to let you feel this strength.

⁴When you have felt the strength in you, which makes all miracles within your easy reach, you will not doubt.

⁵The miracles your sense of weakness hides will leap into awareness as you feel the strength in you.

5. Three times today, set aside about ten minutes for a quiet time in which you try to leave your weakness behind.

²This is accomplished very simply, as you instruct yourself that you are not a body.

* The body has limits. And as a part of the Mind and Will of God YOU do not have limits.

³Faith goes to what you want, and you instruct your mind accordingly.

* Why would you choose anything else once you realized that you had the choice and had chosen the ‘booby prize?”

* Because of the power of addictions and belief in illusions. That means that the initial transition will likely be a bit uncomfortable because of the addictive mentality that is easily just sucked into another form of addiction rather than a cure.

⁴Your will remains your teacher, and your will has all the strength to do what it desires.

⁵You can escape the body if you choose.

⁶You can experience the strength in you.

* These four things are all TRUE BECAUSE your will is the same as God’s. Perhaps, at this time anyway it is better said that ‘our will comes from God because He IS our Creator.’ Our mental misfunction may be too great to fully be aware of what this means.

6. Begin the longer practice periods with this statement of true cause and effect relationships:

²Miracles are seen in light.

* God’s Love is perceived when you see the Whole of All That Is AS The Son of God.

³The body’s eyes do not perceive the light.

⁴But I am not a body.

⁵What am I?

⁶The question with which this statement ends is needed for our exercises today.

⁷What you think you are is a belief to be undone.

⁸But what you really are must be revealed to you.

* By the Holy (Wholly) Spirit.

⁹The belief you are a body calls for correction, being a mistake.

* This is corrected in the initial components of the Atonement.

¹⁰The truth of what you are calls on the strength in you to bring to your awareness what the mistake conceals.

* Which is your connection to God and all else.

7. If you are not a body, what are you?

²You need to be aware of what the Holy Spirit uses to replace the image of a body in your mind.

³You need to feel something to put your faith in, as you lift it from the body.

⁴You need a real experience of something else, something more solid and more sure; more worthy of your faith, and really there.

* I have found Him.

8. If you are not a body, what are you?

²Ask this in honesty, and then devote several minutes to allowing your mistaken thoughts about your attributes to be corrected, and their opposites to take their place.

³Say, for example:

⁴I am not weak, but strong.

⁵I am not helpless, but all powerful.

⁶I am not limited, but unlimited.

⁷I am not doubtful, but certain.

⁸I am not an illusion, but a reality.

⁹I cannot see in darkness, but in light.

* Because I am the Son of God and a part of All That IS.

9. In the second phase of the exercise period, try to experience these truths about yourself.

²Concentrate particularly on the experience of strength.

³Remember that all sense of weakness is associated with the belief you are a body, a belief that is mistaken and deserves no faith.

⁴Try to remove your faith from it, if only for a moment.

⁵You will be accustomed to keeping faith with the more worthy in you as we go along.

10. Relax for the rest of the practice period, confident that your efforts, however meager, are fully supported by the strength of God and all His Thoughts.

* “His Thoughts represent the parts of The Son of God.

²It is from Them that your strength will come.

* Union.

³It is through Their strong support that you will feel the strength in you.

* Indivisibility.

⁴They are united with you in this practice period, in which you share a purpose like Their Own.

* United. Shared purpose.

⁵Theirs is the light in which you will see miracles, because Their strength is yours.

⁶Their strength becomes your eyes, that you may see.

* This is all a part of what we are able to receive through the witness of the Holy (Wholly) Spirit.

11. Five or six times an hour, at reasonably regular intervals, remind yourself that miracles are seen in light.

²Also, be sure to meet temptation with today’s idea.

³This form would be helpful for this special purpose:

⁴Miracles are seen in light.

* God’s Love is seen in our union.

⁵Let me not close my eyes because of this.

* Do not think that this is too simple that it must be wrong!

(ACIM, W-91.1:1–11:5)

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 :)