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Lesson 203 Review of Lesson 183

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 203

  1. (183)  I will call upon God’s Name and on my own.

The name of God is my deliverance from every thought of evil and of sin, because it is my own as well as His.

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

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Notes and Personal Application:   This morning I woke up early and went downstairs to start the coffee.  While the coffee was brewing, I went outside to sit and look at the algae pond, the woods, the ducks, the overcast sky.  It was so pleasant, so quiet, so peaceful.  The rooster shattered the quiet morning with his throaty crows, rather unhappily, it sounded to me.  Last night James had put him in the retirement home with the pensioners to give the little hens a break from all his rascally ways.  He has been an over-stimulated, randy lad and with twelve young hens, I was afraid he was going to you-know-what himself to death if we did not intervene!  The pensioners can stand their own against him – old and brazen, they have outlasted and outlived three roosters in their lifetimes. 

This morning’s devotional practice begins with I am not a body.  I am free.  For I am still as God created me.  And today’s lesson review “I call upon God’s name and on my own,” brings to mind a passage in Sons and Lovers when writing about his character, the drunken, family-despising Mr. Morel, D.H. Lawrence writes, “He forgot the God in him.”[2]  I do not want to forget the God in me, my mind said, as I sat on the back deck in the early morning hours.  And so here this morning I call upon God’s name and on my own.  For God has made me like Himself, and I am still as God created me. 

Today let our prayer be that we never forget the God in us.  No matter where we are in the lifespan, no matter what our worldly achievements, our advances and our declines – we will remember to call upon God’s name and on our own.  For we are like Him!  We do not have to believe the false report of who we are any longer.  We are not bodies which clamor, demand, and point fingers of blame and shame!  We are the Mind of God, made in His image, powerful and invulnerable. 

As humans we are in a dark primitive dream state in which we prey upon the flesh of Creation to survive to die another day.  We are all screaming for and streaming toward that which we think will satisfy us but never will.  We will never find security by making any other part of Creation insecure; we will never find peace, by disturbing the peace; we will never find happiness by coveting the joys, blessings and gifts of another being.

The name of God delivers us from the fallen, depraved nature of this world because it is the name He shares with us.  He breathed His Name into us, His Son.  Unlike the fictional Mr. Morel, I never want to forget the God in me, and I hope you do not either!   

Do your best today to meditate morning and evening on our lesson review.  Throughout the day quietly ask Holy Spirit to reveal the deep truth of today’s lesson review idea.  To those of us who have been programmed to fear God instead of love and identify with Him, the idea of sharing the name of God takes some getting used to!  But how could we call Him Father if it were otherwise?    


[1]A Course in Miracles. Workbook for Students. Lesson 203. Foundation for Inner Peace, Second Edition (1992).

[2] Lawrence, D.H. Sons and lovers. (Kindle Edition) retrieved from amazon.com. A public domain book.

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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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