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ACIM Rewind: Perfecting the Ricochet- ACIM Lesson 26


My attack thoughts are attacking my invulnerability. [W-p1.26.31]

Lesson 26 is, yet another, of those-Whaaaaattt?!!? ACIM lessons. My attack thoughts are attacking my invulnerability. Seems to contradict itself, doesn’t it?


Hang with me.


When I was a kid Dodge ball was a big thing in gym class. We would get out these big red rubber balls and place them in the center of the gym floor. Line up on the edges. And run to grab a ball and throw them at one-another.


In retrospect this does seem a bit barbaric. The funny thing is, in Dodge ball, if you are too close to your target. The ball it can ricochet right back at you. Further, there is a rule that if your target deflects your ball with their own-you are out of the game.


Methinks our attack thoughts are very much like Dodge ball. When we throw out a thought of anger or blame, these thoughts come right back at us in the form of anxiety, unrest, or shame.


And, even when I think that I am invulnerable. That I threw out my favorite jab perfectly (or in my case passiv- aggressively). It really just ends up bouncing right back at me.


Our Divine self within is full of love and acceptance. It has an attack-proof super shield of light around it that no angst can penetrate. And when I operate in this frequency of kindness. When I see myself in everyone I meet. Well, those tossed red rubber balls of hatred. They simply dissolve in the face of anything that doesn’t exist at the level of vibration around me.


Yes, the angry balls life throws me still come. But I can choose how I react to them. Re-living the negativity over and over again. Or try to choose again.


My take? When the thoughts mentioned in Lesson 26 come (from outside or within). Picture the ricochet. Throw them right back out into the Universe. Let them dissolve into the Divinely invulnerable.


Live in light. Live in Love.


Here’s to deflecting any balls that do not serve you today my Divine Light Chasers.


All quotes are from A Course in Miracles, copyright ©1992, 1999, 2007 by the Foundation for Inner Peace, 448 Ignacio Blvd., #306, Novato, CA 94949, www.acim.org and info@acim.org, used with permission.

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