Insights By: Ryan Westbrook-Vigue

Workbook Lesson: 305 Insights 

There is a peace that Christ bestows on us.

 

 

Lesson 305

 

There is a peace that Christ bestows on us.

 

 

 

Today’s lesson is right on time for me. I have been arranging my husband and my anniversary and I feel the need to make everything perfect. I have made lists and lists and worked until my mind was frazzled and at anything other than at peace. I’ve found the more I lose my peace more and more thoughts come to disturb my peace. You’ve heard the phrase “misery loves company” that’s what I think of when the ego starts throwing fast curve balls my way in fear that I will experience peace and not chaos. When I sat down for my morning prayer, centering, and meditation time I opened to the daily Workbook Lesson, which was, “There is a peace that Christ bestows on us.” Wow!  I immediately sat down, quieted my mind, became still, took three deep belly breaths, did a small body scan and sat quietly in the calmness and peace that Christ bestowed on me.

 

This sentence stood out to me, “Help us today but to accept Your gift, and judge it not.” God’s gift is peace and peace has come to save me from my judgment about myself. If I am not experiencing peace at any time during the day, it is not because of outer circumstances. It is because I have chosen not to accept God’s peace.

 

When I accept God’s peace, I feel God’s peace. I join with peace and become one with it. It fills my mind and changes my perceptions. The ego’s thought system falls away. There is quietness and a sense of well being that cannot be disturbed, an all-encompassing sense knowing that everything is all right. There is a remembering that what I see through the body’s eyes is just a dream. 

 

By choosing to follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit, I will be brought to a new kind of seeing. I will be brought to a new experience. When I follow the Holy Spirit’s lead, I will accept God’s peace. I will become aware of the oneness of God’s Love that lies behind the forms of bodies. I will be guided to see the Love behind the fear. I will be guided to let peace lead the way. 

 

For me, today’s lesson was designed to motivate me to do my forgiveness work. Christ’s vision is seen through forgiving eyes. Through forgiveness I will find “a peace so deep and quiet, unable to be disturbed and wholly changeless, that the world contains no counterpart.” This is God’s promise to me it is His gift. This gift is only obscured by my judgment. Forgiveness clears away the fog, opening my mind to Christ’s vision so that I may welcome what God has given without limit.

 

 

Holy Spirit,

 

Hold my hand today. I need Your strength. I need Your Love. And I need Your vision so that I may recognize the face of Christ in all I look upon. I offer you all my judgments. I ask for Your interpretation to replace my own. Then will I learn to forgive, You will show me that nothing has occurred to disturb my peace, God’s Son. In gratitude I accept Your strength and Your vision and I will offer it to all I look upon or think about today. Then will I know the peace that Christ bestows on me. 

 

 

Wishing each of you the Deepest Peace,

 

Ryan

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