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Part 1 Undoing the Way We See Things Now

Lesson 110 I Am As God Created Me.

We will repeat today’s idea from time to time. For this one thought would be enough to save you and the world, if you believe that it is true. Its truth would mean that you have made no changes in yourself that have reality, nor change the universe so that what God created was replaced by fear and evil, misery and death. If you remain as God created you fear has no meaning, evil is not real, and misery and death do not exist.

Today’s idea is therefor all you need to let complete correction heal your mind and give you perfect vision that will heal all the mistakes that any mind has made at any time or place. It is enough to heal the past and make the future free. It is enough to let the present be accepted as it is. It is enough to let time be the means for all the world to learn escape from time and every change that time appears to bring in passing by.

If you remain as God created you, appearances cannot replace the truth, health cannot turn to sickness, nor can death be substitute for life, or fear for love. All this has not occurred, if you remain as God created you. You need no thought but just this one, to let redemption come to light the world and free it from the past.

In this one thought is all the past undone; the present saved to quietly extend into a timeless future. If you are as God created you, then there has been no separation of your mind from His, no split between your mind and other minds, and only unity within your own.

The healing power of today’s idea is limitless. It is the birthplace of all miracles, the great restorer of the truth to the awareness of the world. Practice today’s idea with gratitude. This is a truth that comes to set you free. This is the truth that God has promised you. This is the Word in which all sorrow ends.

For your five-minute practice periods, begin with this quotation from the text: I am as God created me. His son can suffer nothing. And I am His Son.

Then, with this statement firmly in your mind, try to discover in your mind the Self Who is the holy Son of God Himself.

Seek Him within you who is Christ in you, the Son of God and brother to the world; the Savior who has been forever saved, with power to save whoever touches Him, however lightly, asking for the word that tells Him he is brother unto Him.

You are as God created you. Today honor your Self. Let graven images you made to be the Son of God instead of what He is be worshipped not today. Deep in your mind the holy Christ in you is waiting your acknowledgement as you. And you are lost and do not know yourself while He is unacknowledged and unknown.

Seek Him today and find Him. He will be your Savior from all idols you have made. For when you find Him, you will understand how worthless are your idols and how false the images which you believed were you. Today we make a great advance to truth by letting idols go and opening our hands and hearts and minds to God today.

We will remember Him throughout the day with thankful hearts and loving thoughts for all who meet with us today. For it is thus that we remember Him. And we will say that we may be reminded of His Son, our holy Self, the Christ in each of us: I am as God created me. Let us declare this truth as often as we can. This is the Word of God that sets you free. This is the key that opens up the gate of heaven, and that lets you enter in the peace of God and His eternity.[1]

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Notes and Personal Application:  Again, Jesus gives us a lesson idea that is enough to save us and the world when we believe it is true.  He is asking us to see that no matter what we experience in the physical realm, in reality there is nothing we could have really done to change what God created.  There is absolutely no way we could take His creation and put in its place one of evil and of fear.  If we grasp onto this truth, we will see no contradiction in God is everything and everywhere and therefore everything and everywhere there must be love and joy and peace. 

The concept of remaining as God has created us, teaches that our perceptions do not take the place of truth. Sickness, death, and terror are the result of separation from God, Who is everything and everywhere.  The physical realm is a substitute for reality; it is a place of nothingness, a place of emptiness, a place of no thing, and no where.  When we believe that we are as God created us, we understand that we are not bodies; we are not physical.  Indeed, we are Sons of God; we are miracle workers; we speak the truth; we are liberators. 

For our practice periods today we make statements that reinforce this truth in our minds:  I am as God created me.  His Son can suffer nothing.  And I am His Son.  Jesus urges us to seek in our minds the Self that never separated from the Father within, the Self who is one with Christ, the holy Son of God.  Jesus, never lost, abides within each one of us.  He declares Himself our brother and shares His power to save those that reach out to Him. 

When we accept that we are as God created us, we honor, instead of dishonor, ourselves and our Creator.  The false self-concepts that we had cherished and proclaimed, are now exposed for the shams they are – we are not bodies.  We are not egos.  We are not craven beasts manipulated and driven by greed and lust and hunger.  We are as God created us.  We step up and claim our birthright, our Godhood, our inheritance.  We are no longer lost and confused – hiding behind the color of our skin or allowing our genitals to define us.  We are not defined by our cults and denominations, our cultures, or our politics.  We give up the games of blame, of shame, of fame.  We let all those idols go – those flimsy, ludicrous miscreants.   We are as God created us. 

[1] A Course in Miracles. Workbook for Students. Lesson 110 I am as God…Foundation for Inner Peace, Second Edition (1992). pp. 199-200.