ACIM Lesson 183 notes.

I call upon God’s name and on my own.

7-2-2023

“In this eternal, still relationship, in which communication far transcends all words … is peace eternal.”

What are my names for God?

I settled on ‘Dear Lord’ and Great Love’. Unsure if the lesson wanted more of me, I read Hollie’s notes to see if she offered advice about a name. She left if open to us and instead offered a metaphor: floating in a boat. She said to ask ourselves what our anchor is tied to and then move the anchor to the name of God.

I saw myself lying in a small row boat. My inner thoughts said, ‘no anchor’. I re-read Hollie’s suggestion but felt strongly to have no anchor and to float freely. I realized that my version of the metaphor gave the ‘God’ role to the lake the boat was on (representing everything). I was meant to just float. I am called to release all anchors.

Dear Lord, do I line back and be taken? Do I sit up and observe? Do I ask to be taken where I desire? (I feel a little stir of possibility.)

I wish to remain in awareness of Great Love surrounding me and carrying me.

7-2-2022

What is God’s name?

Yahweh pops up but this has too many negative ‘alien’ connections these days. Is ‘God’ as a name enough?

In the book series ‘Masters of the Far East’ there was a section that spoke of the power of saying ‘God’. So I’ve gone back to being comfortable with saying God. The timing was good as I was just beginning ACIM with it’s classic, masculine word usage.

English speaking people have spoken this word for a long time, under a varied range of emotions. ‘Oh God’ being a reactionary response to upset and pleasure. And, of course, the sacredness from devotion and petition. Power in the word.

Thank you God.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.