The secret to prayer

The secret of true prayer is to forget the things you think you need. To ask for the specific is much the same as to look on sin and then forgive it. Also in the same way, in prayer you overlook your specific needs as you see them, and let them go into God’s Hands. There they become your gifts to Him, for they tell Him you would have no gods before Him; no love but His. What could His answer be but your remembrance of Him? Can this be traded for a bit of trifling advice about a problem of an instant’s duration? God answers only for eternity. But still all little answers are contained in this.

Jesus, The Song of Prayer

God’s Child can have no cares

God’s Child can have no cares, and must remain forever in the peace of Heaven…

And so, would I pass this day with You. Your Child has not forgotten You. The peace You gave me still is in my mind, and it is there I choose to spend today.

Jesus, A Course in Miracles

Healing is accomplished the instant the sufferer no longer sees any value in pain

Healing is accomplished the instant the sufferer no longer sees any value in pain. Who would choose suffering unless he thought it brought him something, and something of value to him? He must think it is a small price to pay for something of greater worth. For sickness is an election; a decision. It is the choice of weakness, in the mistaken conviction that it is strength. When this occurs, real strength is seen as threat and health as danger. Sickness is a method, conceived in madness, for placing God’s Son on his Father’s throne.

Jesus, A Course in Miracles

We have been saved from wrath because we learned we were mistaken

We have been saved from wrath because we learned we were mistaken. Nothing more than that. And is a parent angry at a child because they failed to understand the truth?

We come in honesty to God and say we did not understand, and ask Him to help us to learn His lessons, through the Voice of His Own Teacher. Would He hurt His Son? Or would He rush to answer him, and say, “This is My Son, and all I have is his”? Be certain He will answer thus, for these are His Own words to you. And more than that can no one ever have, for in these words is all there is, and all that there will be throughout all time and in eternity.

Jesus, A Course in Miracles

When two or more join together in searching for truth, the ego can no longer defend its lack of content

For no one alone can judge the ego truly. Yet when two or more join together in searching for truth, the ego can no longer defend its lack of content. The fact of union tells them it is not true.

It is impossible to remember God in secret and alone. For remembering Him means you are not alone, and are willing to remember it.

~ Jesus, A Course in Miracles

Unless you hurt yourself you could never suffer in any way, for that is not God’s Will

When you are weary, remember you have hurt yourself. Your Comforter will rest you, but you cannot. You do not know how, for if you did you could never have grown weary. Unless you hurt yourself you could never suffer in any way, for that is not God’s Will for His Son. Pain is not of Him, for He knows no attack and His peace sur rounds you silently. God is very quiet, for there is no conflict in Him. Conflict is the root of all evil, for being blind it does not see whom it attacks. Yet it always attacks the Son of God, and the Son of God is you.

~ Jesus, A Course in Miracles

You cannot enter God’s Presence with the dark companions beside you, but you also cannot enter alone

You cannot enter God’s Presence with the dark companions beside you, but you also cannot enter alone.

All your brothers must enter with you, for until you have accepted them you cannot enter.

For you cannot understand wholeness unless you are whole, and no part of the Son can be excluded if he would know the Wholeness of his Father.

~ Jesus, A Course in Miracles