ACIM Lesson 151 notes.

All things are echoes of the Voice of God.


The first paragraph of this lesson gave a good description of the old me. I appreciate the time reflecting on my tendency to judge. By paragraph 14 I was happy to receive the practice of silence by giving God my thoughts to hold.

Dear Lord, please take these thoughts that judge dearest others with mis-perceived ideas. Please nudge me to stop the thoughts and to turn them over to you.

“Through your transfiguration is the world redeemed, and joyfully release from guilt.”


“As I open my now empty hands, I am handed the truth. I will see the Love shining out of everything. I will see things as they truly are.” ~ Hollie Holden

Once again, this morning, I turn to my CAC Daily Meditation (DM) to offer understanding to today’s lesson. In the DM the term ‘kenosis’ was referenced and described as self-emptying. Several times in recent weeks I have felt I am in a phase of self-emptying (retirement, empty-nest, grief). As I let go of the things I put my attention to, I am provided a broader, more distant perspective.

“I am a finger pointing to the moon. Don’t look at me; look at the moon.” ~ Buddha

All my life I have been looking at the finger … needing to understand everything to make me feel safe.

All the big changes in my life recently have required my release (only after much stress over the loos of control). I have been blessed having had truth placed into empty hands. I think this is what this lesson is about.

“All things are echoes of the voice of God.”

We put our attention on the things of this world. It is only once their complexity, or pain, gets to be too much that we step back and give it over to God. The lesson tries to get us to see our mistaken behavior in judging all we see with our restricted vision. We are so much more when we open up to being so much more.

One spirit in Christ. (‘Another name for everything.’ ~ Richard Rohr)


“How can you judge? Your judgment rests upon the witness that your senses offer you. Yet witness never falser was than this. But how else do you judge the world you see? You place pathetic faith in what your eyes and ears report. You think your fingers touch reality and close upon the truth. This is awareness which you understand and think more real than what is witnessed to by the eternal Voice of God Himself.”

How can I judge?

This lesson allows me to ease up on myself. I don’t have all facts and truths in this world of illusion where I see only as I choose to perceive. The ideas that enter my mind are mere opinions, not judgements. To judge requires being given all the facts.

Trust God. Turn it over to God, therein lies true perception, wisdom, reality, and Love.

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