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“I want the peace of God.” A Course in Miracles Lesson 185

Do you want peace? A Course in Miracles says that to SAY the above words is nothing. “But to mean these words is everything.” Remember you can substitute the word “Goddess, Love,” anything you want in place of the word “God”. This metaphysical text goes on to say about the above words, “If you could but mean them for just an instant, there would be no further sorrow possible for you in any form; in any place or time.” A Course in Miracles

What does it mean to have the peace of God? The peace of God is constant, never changing, always available to you at any minute. It is the part inside of you that has never changed and will never change.

What does it mean to be human? It means we are alive and always changing. Everything in this world is constantly changing. If you try to find peace in anything in this world, it will not last.

I have been deceived by many things in my life, thinking my peace and happiness lied there. In high school, I thought peace was in making myself beautiful. In college, I thought it was partying with my friends. After college, I thought my peace and happiness was in getting healthy and finding the perfect guy. Many people might think their happiness lies in finding a soul mate, having children, attaining their perfect body, a perfect career, or a perfect vacation home. This is not to say that these things are bad. They are not. Go for what you want. Just know it is not where your peace lies.

When you know this is not where your peace lies, it actually makes the things you want more attainable. You will be less attached to the outcome and more in the flow of The Universe. You are already happy and not dependent on the next best thing. You play it cool knowing that you are one with The Universe, and the greatest power, the peace of God, is inside of you. No one can take it away.

A Course in Miracles says most of us are afraid of God. We think God is punishing us, when this is not true. It is we who are punishing ourselves. Ask yourself right now in what way are you punishing yourself? And what is one thing you can start doing TODAY to give it up? Make it a journal exercise, and see what you find out.

Then remind yourself the peace of God is your birthright. It is also a choice YOU must make. God has already given it to you. It is yours. But a gift must be accepted. The peace of God is inside you right now. You will find it in your stillness, and then you must choose it. It already wants you. It is waiting for you to stop looking elsewhere. Like a lost soulmate or lover, it is waiting for you to reach out your arms, and hold it to your warm heart to welcome it home.

I wish the peace of God for you today,

Elizabeth