ACIM Workbook lesson 26

My attack thoughts are attacking my invulnerability.”

The mistaken belief that you created yourself results in a state of mind that is under siege. It feels a continuous need to justify itself and to protect itself. It looks at the “outside” world as a foreign force bent on encroaching on the mind’s territory if not held at bay. It is a state of mind that speaks of fear and anxiety based on a sense of insecurity and vulnerability.

When you release the belief that you created yourself, and with it release the thoughts that you need to protect yourself and be vigilant, you will no longer see those worrisome thoughts reflected in the world around you, justifying themselves and coming back at you to get you, because you are no longer thinking them.

How can you stop thinking those worrisome thoughts? Not by battling them or beating yourself up because of them. That would merely shift the imagined battle from one stage to another. The way to release those worrisome thoughts is to ask to have them replaced with other thoughts. Thoughts that are in harmony with who you truly are. You are part of, and in fact are, the entire experience that is creation.

You are alive to fulfill and enjoy the role for which you were created. That role is inseparable from your creative identity: love, light, peace, freedom, joy, and so forth. You are here to embody love, to shine light, to bring peace and to be free and happy. When only those qualities occupy your mind, then only those qualities will be reflected back to you by the world “outside”, clothed in forms and circumstances.

The text says:

“Nothing except your thoughts can attack you. Nothing except your thoughts can make you think you are vulnerable. And nothing except your thoughts can prove to you this is not so.”

You are safe and secure, forever in the palm of God’s hand.

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