ACIM Lesson 39 notes.

My holiness is my salvation.


“If guilt is hell, what is its opposite?”

What is the opposite of guilt? Guilt is thinking that I have done wrong. Therefore, the opposite is to think that I have done right. There is good within me. My salvation is the return of my mind to knowing my innate, eternal innocence.

“My holiness is my salvation.”

It is through forgiveness that I removed the clouds covering my light. It is by asking how to see myself, my shameful acts, differently that I see my innocence once again. This clears the blocks to Love within my field. The guilt pangs in my body, which are the blocks, dissolve for me to feel Love flow freely through my field.

I feel wholeness, peace, and Love … salvation.


“We are dealing only in the version obvious, which has been overlooked in the clouds of complexity in which you think.”

Wow! That second paragraph of this lesson really called me out, shook me awake, as if calling me by name.

If guilt is hell, what is its opposite? This is not difficult, surely. The hesitation you may feel in answering is not due to the ambiguity of the question. But do you believe that guilt is hell? If you did, you would see at once how direct and simple the text is, and you would not need a workbook at all. No one needs practice to gain what is already his.

No, I don’t believe guilt is hell as much of my life is in this state, and I don’t see hell around me.

But, when in guilt, I don’t feel my holiness. If separation from God is hell then guilt is hell. (What else could it be?)

I feel guilty for not doing my lessons each day as prescribed.

My unloving thoughts about skimping on my practice are keeping me in hell. My holiness is my salvation from this.

If guilt is the pain I put upon myself, its opposite is the Love God puts on me … my holiness. <3

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