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Review VI – Lesson 202

Part 1 Undoing the Way We See Things Now

REVIEW VI

I am not a body.  I am free. For I am still as God created me.

Lesson 202

  1. (182)  I will be still an instant and go home.

Why would I choose to stay an instant more where I do not belong, when God Himself has given me His Voice to call me home?

I am not a body.  I am free.  For I am still as God created me.[1]

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Morning and Evening Meditation:

Today we spend 15 minutes meditating upon the concept of being still.  We spend an instant every hour, every chance we remember, to be still and to hear the Holy Child within us, calling to us to come home with Him, giving to Him our hearts and minds, putting down our arms and putting our trust and faith in Him.  This is how we train our minds to stay upon God, to keep our thoughts free of the world and stayed upon our Father, our Lord, our Creator, and King.  This is where we find peace to bring to the world’s turmoil, to save it from despair, to bring God’s Kingdom to earth and make it one. 

Dear Father, I am not a body.  I am free. For I am still as You created me. Thank you for our lesson review for today. Help us to be still an instant and come home. 

We know that this world is not our home.  All of our lives we tried to find a home in this world, but it could not be found.  We thought that maybe there was something wrong with us; other people seemed to find a home, other people seemed to be happy here and accept the world of decay, deception, destruction, and death.  But Jesus tells us today that no matter how people may deny it or play games, go to war, or build multiple houses in order to drown their sadness and sorrow, everybody knows that this world is not our home. 

Thank you for the Holy Child who comes to make His home in those of us who end up here.  Thank you for His holiness and how He reflects the light of Heaven, bringing God’s kingdom to earth and making it one.  Help us today to pay attention to that Child, to take a rest from the world with Him, to know that He is part of us, and we are part of Him. 

Show us how to protect this Child, not with battalions and other ignorant forms of physical defense, but with purity and innocence and defenselessness.  Help us not to allow the voice of the ego to drown out the Child’s voice, but instead let us take His hand and come home with Him in our morning and evening practice sessions and our hourly calls as well. 

We know that the Child is an outcast here, an alien.  We no longer seek to fit in with the world, to take up the calls of the world for we have traveled the world’s many paths to happiness and found that all of them led to nowhere, and none of them took us to You. 

Let us not wear upon our Savior’s patience or cause Him to plead to our deafened ears!  No matter how long He is willing to wait for us, let us not cause ourselves delay.  Let us go with Him in peace and in trust to where we belong. 

Let the world recede in our minds, dear Father, so that we may hear His Voice.  Let us not value what is valueless no longer, dear God.  Quicken our minds and soften our hearts so that we resist Christ no longer.  For we seek stillness, silence, and peace.  We want to go beyond doubt, beyond fear, beyond the discord and dishonesty of the world. 

Today we will rest with Him who was willing to become a little Child that we might learn of His strength that needs no defense, that we might learn to offer love to those who would otherwise be our enemies.  We will protect the time we spend with this Child.  We will not let our human needs cause us to forget, to push it aside, to give it little account. 

We who have wandered want to come home, dear Father.  Today we come to You in our devotions and throughout the day, happy to escape the hell we made for those holy moments that we get to spend with You.  Let us lay down our shields, for they do not protect us or offer us any kind of shelter.  Let us stop attacking false foes and offer the love of Christ to friend and brother. 

Deliver us from illusions that we serve no other gods.  We are as You created us and for our innocence, our holiness, and our real Selves we yearn. 

In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit with Whom we are one.  Amen.

I will be still an instant and go home.

I am not a body; I am free.  I am still as God created me.


[1] A Course in Miracles. Workbook for Students. Lesson 202. Foundation for Inner Peace, Second Edition (1992).

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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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