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Part 1 Undoing the Way We See Things Now

Review IV

Lesson 142 My Mind Holds Only What I Think With God.

(123) I thank my Father for His gifts to me.

(124)  Let me remember I am one with God.[1]

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Notes and Personal Application: As we start our day today, let us take five minutes to meditate upon the idea that our minds hold only what we think with God. Yesterday as I contemplated the main idea, I realized that only what I think with God is everlasting and therefore real. Everything else I think about ends up in the past, swallowed up in time, never to be restored to me. Throughout most of my life I have kept a daily journal in which I record not only my thoughts, dreams, concerns, and spiritual yearnings, but also a chronological account of my day – what I ate, wore, accomplished, thought about, where I went, when I got back, who I saw and my impressions and observations about human nature, relationships, intimacy, and love. A few years ago, I decided to take all my handwritten journals and transcribe them to Word documents. It seemed like it would be an interesting journey through the past, I could reconnect with my younger self, and I would have an ongoing chronicle of my life to leave for posterity.

Here is the thing: It was not nearly as interesting as I thought it would be.  In fact, it was downright boring.  No doubt, all the pressures of single motherhood, the enrapturement I had for my son and daughter, the on and off again affairs, trips and travel, fine dining, the striving, and conniving which fill the pages of dozens of college-ruled notebooks held meaning for me at the time.  But now when my life is rich with love and security, the scribbles of my past self fill me with a sense of meaninglessness.  It is gone.  The kids no longer kids; the struggles not the same, the affairs long forgotten, the places visited only a faded memory, the jobs changed form but not content, the food long gone, the long blonde hair now short and gray, the clothes so outdated as to be laughable.  It is easy for me to see that “my mind holds only what I think with God,” because that is the only thing that remained the same throughout all the years of writing – the Voice for God within, calling to me, guiding me, keeping me, assuring me of His Love. 

Today on the hour we simply thank our Father for His gifts to us. Today we can thank Him for Holy Spirit Who speaks for Him within our minds and hearts and never leaves us. Let us remember we are one with God. He made us in His image, a spiritual being without end, a co-creator, a beloved Son. In truth we are one with Him, and as we reflect upon our lesson reviews throughout the day, let this fact become real to you. We are one with God. This truth sets us free; it untethers us from the world. Today when someone tried to make me feel bad, to draw me into his drama, to hold me accountable for his happiness, I could just smile and go on as if nothing were said. It felt almost cheeky to be so free, but I liked it. We are one with God, and God is not alarmed by what happens here; He has no time for blame and shame, for guilt and reproach. God is Love, and we are one with Him!

[1] A Course in Miracles. Workbook for Students. Lesson 142. Kindle Edition.

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