The usual case for me is that the understandings for workbook lessons come in waves throughout the day. Here is progression of understandings regarding Lesson 275: "God's healing Voice protects all things today."
First time I read this, I was confused. No bars held. Barely remembered the title.
Knowing a workbook lesson is meant to be understood, I came back to it a few hours later. Reading through a second time, I decided to focus on clarifying what it was that could need protection. If "nothing real can be threatened", what would need protective efforts of the Voice of God? This time I focused on the two sentences:
"For the Voice of God tells us of things we cannot understand alone, nor learn apart. It is in this that all things are protected."
Then an understanding of these sentences clicked: all real things, truthful ideas and understandings and importantly my real identity, are protected from our misunderstandings because the Voice for God remembers and will give them to us. A synonym for "protected" in this case is "safely-kept". Not guarded defensively as I originally thought.
Later, I came to it again. This time I had the additional idea that the "all things" were the truths that we have forgotten. I focused on the next sentence:
For the Voice of God tells us of things we cannot understand alone, nor learn apart. ... And in this the healing of the Voice of God is found.
By gaining the understandings provided by the Voice for God, our understandings of our identity and essence is more complete. We understand more the primacy of mind over form, and the worries of form fall away.
Healing in these contexts mean 1) to complete and 2) to make healthy respectively. As we recognize our identity as mind and spirit (complete our understanding of our higher Self), our experiences in the physical will reflect the new understandings (heal).
Your healing Voice protects all things today, and so I leave all things to You. I need be anxious over nothing. For Your Voice will tell me what to do and where to go, to whom to speak, and what to say to him, what thoughts to think, what words to give the world. The safety that I bring is given me. Father, Your Voice protects all things through me.
Given what I understood from the first paragraph, this one seems to be suggesting leaving all concerns to be handled by the Voice for God, through us. As in literally allow in the moment actions to be guided by the Spirit.
ACIM teaches that all behaviors are guided by one belief system or the other, so this suggestion to always choose the one guided by God can be considered the most reasonable decision ✅
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- alex brady