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Lesson 252 The Son of God Is My Identity

PART II.  SECTION 4:  WHAT IS SIN?

Lesson 252 The Son of God Is My Identity

  1. My Self is holy beyond all the thoughts of holiness of which I now conceive.  Its shimmering and perfect purity is far more brilliant than is any light that I have ever looked upon.  Its love is limitless with an intensity that holds all things within it, in the calm of quiet certainty.  Its strength comes not from burning impulses which move the world, but from the boundless Love of God Himself.  How far beyond his world my Self must be, and yet how near to me and close to God!
  2. Father, You know my true Identity.  Reveal It now to me who am Your Son, that I may waken to the truth in You, and know that Heaven is restored to me. 

This morning my mind was being teased and tormented by a scenario being played out upon its screen.  This was not a scenario that had actually taken place, but a fantasy expressly made up to cause me loss of joy, a state of confusion, and that particular sorrow of being “left out,” of being thrown aside, of being punished for my inability to feel close to people and enjoy a sense of belonging other than with a few close souls. 

As a student of the Course, I know that this fantasy in my mind wherein I suspect my fellows of plotting against me, is actually telling me an unhappy truth about my own self. That as my ego devises the victim role of being plotted against, it is my ego which would plot against others. I am letting the ego use my mind to victimize me and to victimize others. Yikes!

I asked the Lord to heal me, to fill me with so much love and devotion to my brothers and sisters here in the world that I would realize that they are far too holy for plotting against me, for arousing my suspicions, for purposefully breaking my heart.  I invited Holy Spirit to use my mind to develop scenarios in which I join with my holy brothers to love and support one another, to rise above the ego world of mistrust, unholy alliances, selfishness, and fear.   

Our Father knows our true identity.  My prayer is to reveal it to us now, who are Your Son, that we may waken to the truth in You, and know that peace and love and joy of Heaven is restored to us, Your Sons.  In Jesus name.  Amen.

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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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