For review, here is the New Lord’s in full. It is a very helpful prayer for us to use to lessen the effects of the conflicts caused by the separation we encounter here daily. It comes at the very end of Text Chapter 16.
Forgive us our illusions, Father, and help us to accept our true relationship with You, in which there are no illusions, and where none can ever enter. Our holiness is Yours. What can there be in us that needs forgiveness when Yours is perfect? The sleep of forgetfulness is only the unwillingness to remember Your forgiveness and Your Love. Let us not wander into temptation, for the temptation of the Son of God is not Your Will. And let us receive only what You have given, and accept but this into the minds which You created and which You love.
Chapter 17 builds on and reinforces the ideas Jesus gives us in his New Lord’s Prayer. This is how it begins.
FORGIVENESS AND THE HOLY RELATIONSHIP
I. Bringing Fantasy to Truth
The betrayal of the Son of God lies only in illusions, and all his “sins” are but his own imagining. 2 His reality is forever sinless. 3 He need not be forgiven but awakened. 4 In his dreams he has betrayed himself, his brothers and his God. 5 Yet what is done in dreams has not been really done.
Bear in mind; illusions are in the separation; our sinless reality is as God’s one Son in Heaven; therefore, our dreams in the separation are unreal illusions.
Nevertheless, as Gloria Wapnick often said in her workshops, don’t be “a bliss ninny.” We still have to cope day by day with what we are making here and do it in the most loving way possible. Yet, all the while, know that we have but to remember that we are really still at home with God in Heaven.
The new Lord’s Prayer will help us to remember that and help us each and every moment in this crazy illusion.
Next, what does Jesus teach us about how to be above “The Battleground?