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Lesson 204 – The Name of God is My Inheritance

Part 1  Undoing the Way We See Things Now

 REVIEW VI  –  I am not a body.  I am free.  For I am still as God created me. 

Lesson 204 

  1. (184) The Name of God is my inheritance.

 God’s Name reminds me that I am His Son, not slave to time, unbound by laws which rule the world of sick illusions, free in God, forever and forever one with Him.

I am not a body.  I am free.  For I am still as God created me.   

Personal Notes and Application:   I am not a body.  I am free.  For I am still as God created me.

This thought is a terrible fright to the ego.  The ego is the body.  It has and is nothing outside the body; the thought of not having a body is frightening to my ego and it is shrieking but what about this and what about that?

I am not a body and I am free of all the body’s demands.  Ego – you can’t make the body attractive to me no matter what you do to make it so – I know what you do to the body in the end.  I know.  You devour it.  It is your nature to do so – I cannot take it personal, but personal is what you would make it.  You can have the body with all its unceasing demands for worship and sustenance and all its specialness.  You cannot create a thing that would make it the more palatable to me because you are death and dying and disease.  How dare you try to tempt me with food and music and lust for fame and wealth and adventure.  There is nothing you could ever give me that would not result in destruction, loneliness, despair and fear and death only to do it over and over again until finally I would wake up to the Love of God who is calling to me, Who gave me His name, and Who calls for me to wake up and come home from this tempting nightmare. 

You cannot hurt me, ego.  With your dreams of worms and fears of blindness and parasites and rejection and poverty and disease and old age – you cannot hurt me, for I am not a body.  I am free.  For I am still as God created me.  The Name of God is my inheritance.  In God is my identity and purpose.

I also want to thank God for the breakthrough for my brother from our study group.  We talked at length today and through personal lessons which would otherwise be unbearable trials, a greater understanding of the special relationship and the holding no grievances was accomplished.  Let us walk in truth and realize our identity in God.

Harrisonburg, Virginia

 

 

 

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Coming up on sixty, my love for God, home and hearth, my husband and family fueled my decision to devote the rest of my life only to pursuits which brought love, joy, peace, and purpose. I am a writer, seeker, student, and teacher with experience professional and otherwise from waitressing to teaching the English language in China, Taiwan, and Singapore. I hold a BA in Psychology from Bloomsburg University, which took nearly 30 years to attain while I squeezed courses in between raising my children, journaling, relationships, work, and an assortment of escapades, some of which I would rather forget! An ongoing passion for reading, writing, adventure, food, and fun, eventually led me to the love of my life, James, whom I met in 1996 and married in 1997. Our life together has been an exciting journey of work and travel, spiritual awakening, and domestic bliss ever since. Although we have experienced the tragic loss of family members and friends through death and estrangement, we have managed to turn our special relationship into a holy one by the grace of God and an acute and growing awareness of “there must be a better way!” In 2006, I published my first novel, Luella’s Calling, and am currently working on my second, Grover Good and the Stone Chateau. From 2013 through 2018, I worked as a Prevention Education Specialist for Transitions, a local domestic violence sexual abuse victim’s service agency. My work there, fueled by a lifelong enthusiasm for teaching, led me to obtain an MS in Education from Scranton University. In 2018, I resigned to accompany James on his work travels while focusing on my calling to study and teach A Course in Miracles. To that end, I dedicate the rest of my days to writing, sharing, and teaching the message of salvation found within the Course pages. Thank you for your interest in this blog. As I do not respond to comments on the posts, if you care to contact me, please email me at eckief@yahoo.com.

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