Peace: God’s Will for you is complete peace and joy


Peace is inevitable in your experience of awakening from your dream of a human existence. You cannot get peace nor have peace as a result of your ‘doing’ in the world, no matter how much effort you exert in your well-meant attempts to make this world a better place.
But you will give peace in order to have it, because you are PEACE. Peace is the bridge that everyone will cross, to leave this world behind. But peace begins within the world perceived as different, and leading from this fresh perception to the gate of Heaven and the way beyond. Peace is the answer to conflicting goals, to senseless journeys, frantic, vain pursuits, and meaningless endeavors.
This is a paragraph in the key-lesson 200 of A Course in Miracles, “There is no peace except the Peace of God.” If you have come that far and can hear that, you are entitled to know the truth that God’s Will for you is perfect happiness – complete peace without an opposite. Do you want IT now?
This is the crucial decision everyone must make to remember God and the Peace HE has given you. To mean you want the peace of God is to renounce all dreams. What is it you are dreaming? What makes up your world from which you seek release in peace? Are you ready to deny the ego entirely and hand your will and life over to the care of God?
The eternal are in peace and joy forever. The mortal are in conflict, competition, war and retaliation. They defend themselves, see a need to protect their little lives from the evil forces they believe are out there to terrorize them. They are vulnerable to be attacked. And because it is what they fear, they attack. They are afraid of everyone and everything, justifying their separation anxiety. They do not know of a gratitude that gives them peace. These are the human beings’ values of the world you see. Peace in the world is considered to be the interval between two wars. And this interval with its daily struggles, decisions for a better future and holding your values under control is nothing but your war against yourself. Can you look at this with me for a moment reasonably, please? What you need to understand is that the ego is insane.
The ego’s voice is a hallucination…. Hallucinations are inaccurate perception of reality…. If you do not want them on the basis of loss of peace, they will be removed from your mind for you. Every response to the ego is a call to war, and war does deprive you of peace.
The mind that accepts attack cannot love. That is because it believes it can destroy love, and therefore does not understand what love is. If it does not understand what love is, it cannot perceive itself as loving. This loses the awareness of being, induces feelings of unreality and results in utter confusion… The ingeniousness of the ego to preserve itself is enormous…
The ego cannot afford to know anything. Knowledge is total, and the ego does not believe in totality. This unbelief is its origin, and while the ego does not love you it is faithful to its own antecedents, begetting as it was begotten. Mind always reproduces as it was produced. Produced by fear, the ego reproduces fear. This is its allegiance, and this allegiance makes it treacherous to love because you are love. Love is your power, which the ego must deny. It must also deny everything this power gives you because it gives you everything. No one who has everything wants the ego. Its own maker, then, does not want it. Rejection is therefore the only decision the ego could possibly encounter, if the mind that made it knew itself. And if it recognized any part of the Sonship, it would know itself. The ego therefore opposes all appreciation, all recognition, all sane perception and all knowledge….
This is your mind. Reject the ego and recognize the truth of yourself Who IS Peace. As an ego the mind believes to live a little “life” in the world as a body with other bodies, believes in conflict and competition with each other and sees no other “alternative” than to find its ultimate release in death. “The earlier the better! Let’s go to war and die for each other and the nation. Then we might find some sense for our being here,” in this hell where people shoot on people out of cars and the nations prime cause for a non-violent death has become overeating. For whatever you look for in this world to feel better: relationships, having a successful job, sports activities, alcohol, smoking or drugs of any kind etc., death remains like an iron fist in your neck. How many sports idols and celebrities do you need to feel a little worthy here?
Seek peace not outside yourself to find a crumb of it in your world. Either it is all there is for you or nothing. Stop trying to find peace through analyzing and verifying your human experience. I am offering you the whole truth.
That is all the world of the ego is. Nothing. It has no meaning. It does not exist. Do not try to understand it because, if you do, you are believing that it can be understood and is therefore capable of being appreciated and loved. That would justify its existence, which cannot be justified. You cannot make the meaningless meaningful. This can only be an insane attempt.
The peace of God can never be contained…. Who recognizes it within himself must give it. The Peace of God is shining in you now and all living things. In quietness is it acknowledged universally. For what your inward vision looks upon is your perception of the universe.
The mind which means that all it wants is peace must join with other minds, for that is how peace is obtained. And when the wish for peace is genuine, the means for finding it is given, in a form each mind that seeks for it in honesty can understand.
Listen…This is Jesus speaking to you. As God sent me to you so will I send you to others. And I will go to them with you, so we can teach them peace and union. Do you not think the world needs peace as much as you do? Do you not want to give it to the world as much as you want to receive it? For unless you do, you will not receive it. If you want to have it of me, you must give it.
I thank you so much for receiving this. With the power of your mind you will make the decision to want only peace, because you already made it. The power of decision is your own, and with your uncompromising turning to the Light and remembering the truth, peace is all you are. You are as God created you, and there is no peace except the Peace of God. Amen.


Devavan Star


Itaslizised texts taken from A COURSE IN MIRACLES, Chapter 7,  I., 5., and VI., 2.,3.,11.; Chapter 8, I., 3., and IV., 4.,5.,; Lesson 200, 8.; L 188, 5., L 185, 5.,6.;


The Miracle of the Music Man

 Almost every American is aware of “The Music Man,” Mr. Harold Hill, and his story in River City, Iowa, as it happened in 1912. If you have never seen this musical, please have a look in your local video shop and see it. I was just recently invited by the Master Teacher to see a live-performance of the Music Man in Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin. What an excellent example to demonstrate a change of mind, in Harold’s case the transformation of a cunning and greedy salesman (of musical instruments and uniforms, but he himself doesn’t recognize a single note) to a loving and forgiven director of a marching community, celebrating the 4th of July.

There is an action of mind worth mentioning that turns this funny story into a miraculous happening and makes Harold a living saint: it’s called “forgiving oneself.” Harold demonstrates something so extraordinary that changes the entire continuum for everyone in River City and he becomes literally everyone’s savior, first mistrusted, judged, condemned and persecuted, but at the end allowed to step into his true mission and his own fulfillment of experience of love and joy.

  I am reminded of Jesus words to the disciples when he told them that one of them shall betray him, and tells Peter after he (Peter) tells Jesus that he would lay down his life for him that “…before the cock crows you will deny me three times.” In other words he says that even his first disciple will contribute to his persecution. And I am also reminded of the many father – son stories that start with communication problems and are acted out in punishments as result of unsolved authority problems through which particularly the son, feeling himself as a victim, comes up with all kinds of ideas how to manage the problem. What did I do differently when I was one of the world? Nothing different! Besides trying to ignore the problematic situation, running away or applying human ideas how to get rid of the problem through compromise or suffer lack of getting what I wanted and trying to cover it up with all kinds of addictions to death, I had not much to contribute to an alternative, and for sure not for THE Alternative. My entire “life” was based on condemnation. The worst as I had harmed myself was in accepting how I saw “others” treat my fellows or me in a verbal or physical abusive way of expressing their authority problem.

In the Workbook of A Course in Miracles I find in lesson 195 “Love is the way I walk in gratitude” the following confrontation:

Your brother is your “enemy” because you see in him the rival for your peace; a plunderer who takes his joy from you, and leaves you nothing but a black despair so bitter and relentless that there is no hope remaining.  Now is vengeance all there is to wish for.  Now can you but try to bring him down to lie in death with you, as useless as yourself; as little left within his grasping fingers as in yours.”

  An enemy, a plunderer…, these were exactly my fears of my brother before I woke up from this dream of pain, suffering, loss and death. And these fear-thoughts were interwoven with guilt and arrogance. What would I do? Since I wanted to be right or left untouched, I lived for a long time ignoring the problem, or exactly as you can read it in the New Testament, in either the “Get thee behind me, devil!” or I was “turning over the tables.”

But did it solve my problem? Certainly not more than Jesus’. A new understanding of forgiveness beyond any continuation of defense or attack thoughts had to take place. What meant to me “…do not resist evil: but whosoever shall smite you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.” It has been offered to me by A Course in Miracles, Jesus Himself, and also through his Sermon on the Mount, and it was (as still is) sheer mind-blowing. I came to accept an action of mind in me that can save the world: forgiving myself! Also having utilized the 12 Step-Program by working the steps 8 & 9 and the many lessons in the Course that teach the necessity to let go of grievances and forgive in a true sense and all inclusive, I had to admit and understand that “I am doing this to myself,” and “I don’t have any use of this any longer.” And there was my choice; to continue with defending and attacking myself or simply stop, ask for help and accept the healing in my own mind and declare myself! Secondly I recognized that nothing has been done to me by anybody, and indeed there is nothing going on whatsoever in this world. It’s all an illusion and already over. Finally I could relax and see deep inside myself that nothing is or ever can threaten me, an that it’s impossible that I be affected by a dream-image that has no real cause, thus understanding that the introductory sentence in the Course is true, stating “Nothing real can be threatened, nothing unreal exists.” I also came across a paragraph in the Workbook lesson 198 “Only my condemnation injures me” that I acknowledge with much gratitude:

Condemn and you are made a prisoner.  Forgive and you are freed.  Such is the law that rules perception.  It is not a law that knowledge understands, for freedom is a part of knowledge.  To condemn is thus impossible in truth.  What seems to be its influence and its effects have not occurred at all.  Yet must we deal with them a while as if they had.  Illusion makes illusion. Except one. Forgiveness is illusion that is answer to the rest.

       Forgiveness sweeps all other dreams away, and though it is itself a dream, it breeds no others.  All illusions save this one must multiply a thousand fold.  But this is where illusions end.  Forgiveness is the end of dreams, because it is a dream of waking.  It is not itself the truth.  Yet does it point to where the truth must be, and gives direction with the certainty of God Himself.  It is a dream in which the Son of God awakens to his Self and to his Father, knowing They are one.”

  I love to hear these words as I love to teach them. Yes, “forgive and you are freed,” because that’s how God remembers His Son Who I am; complete, whole and healed. The Love that moved Harold and made him the “Music Man” and let him love reflected his action of forgiving himself. He just allowed to be loved by sweet Marion whom he adored and all channels opened in him and he became a vessel to extend love in the truest sense. Thus he could forgive everyone who wished him bad. And finally he accepted to step into an assignment he always dreamed of but had shut it out in self-pity and feeling worthless or unable to do the job.

“Forgiveness is the only road that leads out of disaster, past all suffering, and finally away from death.  How could there be another way, when this one is the plan of God Himself?  And why would you oppose it, quarrel with it, seek to find a thousand ways in which it must be wrong; a thousand other possibilities?

       Is it not wiser to be glad you hold the answer to your problems in your hand? Is it not more intelligent to thank the One Who gives salvation, and accept His gift with gratitude? And is it not a kindness to yourself to hear His Voice and learn the simple lessons He would teach, instead of trying to dismiss His words, and substitute your own in place of His?

       His words will work.  His words will save.  His words contain all hope, all blessing and all joy that ever can be found upon this earth.  His words are born in God, and come to you with Heaven’s love upon them.”

Finally, now, we have become God dependent and don’t care about the form anymore because we know that the solution is not revealed by protecting a form, and because we realize, one by one, that by extending the Light of Heaven all forms work perfectly, because the miracle works perfectly through us, each and everyone. And I am just a vessel for the miracle or say a miracle myself, but the Power comes from God Himself given me, His only Son, on earth as it is in Heaven. Amen.

  I love you so much and want to share this Holy Instant of release with you. Of course. I have forgiven myself and can now love you freely without holding onto any identities and limited meanings. We are one, and go Home as this One Self no matter if you agree with me or not. Thank You, God. Thank you, my brother in Light. All conflict is truly over.


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