PART II. SECTION 4: WHAT IS SIN?
Lesson 252 The Son of God Is My Identity
- 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!
- 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.