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Lesson 260 Let Me Remember God Created Me

PART II.  SECTION 4:  WHAT IS SIN?

Lesson 260 Let Me Remember God Created Me

  1. Father, I did not make myself, although in my insanity, I thought I did.  Yet, as Your Thought, I have not left my Source, remaining part of Who created me.  Your Son, my Father, calls on You today.  Let me remember. You created me.  Let me remember my Identity.  And let my sinlessness arise again before Christ’s vision, through which I would look upon my brothers and myself today. 
  2. Now is our Source remembered and Therein we find our true Identity at last.  Holy indeed are we, because our Source can know no sin.  And we who are His Sons are like each other, and alike to Him.[1]
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This morning, I asked God for the Holy Spirit’s illumination for this lesson, for underneath all the agnosticism, atheism, sheer and utter anger at the plight of being trapped in a body, I’ve always known that God was my Creator.  And yet the umbrage of being created to a meat-craving, lust-driven, vulnerable body that was prone to sin and born to die was unthinkably cruel, or worse, stupid, on His part.  In either case, it was difficult if not impossible to have a relationship with such a Creator based on love and respect.

However, the thought that we have made ourselves, as far as our bodies and personalities go makes sense.  Some of us make a personality that is cheery, sunny, carefree, and blithe and there are those of us who tend to go in the other way – holding grudges and keeping accounts, and then we are all a mix – catch us on a good day -we are saintly and kind, and on a bad day – watch out! 

Personally, I have “made” myself go all over the place.  Unpredictable.  We never know what to expect out of you, said this one.  One day you are one thing and the next you are something else altogether said another.  One day you are oozing love and promoting brotherhood, and the next day you want to kill off the species, Lover scolded me one day while I was spouting forth condemnation over our morning coffee. There are probably some prescription medications that would help me be more predictable, but I wouldn’t take them. 

Because I chose to be this way, keen to experience all things human – to be deeply religious, to be an atheist; to be a lover, to be a hater; to be a saint, and oh yes, a sinner.    How do people hold at bay the sheer boredom, futility, and terror of being human?  What works? Which belief system offers more terror, hatred, fear, and insanity?  Which belief system offers love, joy, and peace?  Which behaviors lead to bliss and contentment and joy?  Which practices lead to aggression and bloodshed?  I want to know!  And to know it is to experience it – to suspend reservations, jump in, paddle around for a bit, and find out.

We could call this “sin,” but sin would be sin only if it were forever.  For if we recognize and come home to the living water of true love, joy, and peace only after having dipped into the cesspools of this world, then sin served its purpose and can no longer be called sin, but rather experience, a learning tool, a teaching aid.  We made a human experience here by separating ourselves from God, but Holy Spirit, embedded into our very being, uses our alienation, our experiences in the body to lead us back to our true Self, which is not human or time-based at all, but our eternal Identity created by God. 

Dear Heavenly Father – Let me remember my Identity in You!  Let my human experiences rise again before Christ’s vision, through which I would look upon the Sons of God today.  Let me see us with empathy and forgiveness for what we do in the flesh, for we are as God created us and not as we have made ourselves.  In Jesus name.  Amen.


[1] Lesson 260: Let me remember God created me. • Foundation …. https://acim.org/workbook/lesson-260/

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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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