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ACIM Rewind: The Story of Stripey-ACIM Lesson 50


I am sustained by the Love of God. [W-p1.50.1.1]

When I was little, I had a pillow I took everywhere.


It’s name was Stripey.


Because of its green and white stripes. Brilliant.


Stripey came with me on vacations. It cradled me to sleep every night. Stripey even smelled like pancake syrup from the many early morning breakfasts we shared together.


I loved stripey.


But I became dependent upon Stripey.


At a certain age when I was unable to sleep without a particular pillow it became less sweet and a liiitttle needy. Don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t Stripey’s fault. Stripey was just being the best darn pillow it could. It was my attachment to Stripey that began to show its dirty, maple-syrup flavored underbelly.


Lesson 50 reminds me there are many Stripeys of the world we can depend upon for our happiness. Money. Prestige. Pleasing others. Status. All of these are just illusions-songs of praise to the ego [W-p1.50.2.1.6]. Telling me I need them to sleep at night. Or to feel safe loved.


In truth, Source supplies an infinite amount of Love to sustain us on any given day. And how can we tell? It is effortless. Confident. And full of warm fuzzies way beyond a feather pillow (though don’t get me wrong that’s pretty nice).


Just for today we can choose to remind ourselves that, deep within, our Divine selves supply us with all we truly need. A blanket of protection and love that needs no corporeal casing to demonstrate on the outside, what we already contain within.


Namaste Dear ones!


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, acim.org and info@acim.org, used with permission.

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