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Part 1 Undoing the Way We See Things Now


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

Lesson 204

  1. (184)  The Name of God is my inheritance.

God’s Name reminds me that I am His Son, not slave to time, unbound by laws which rule the world of sick illusions, free in God, forever and forever one with Him.

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:   Today we open our morning and evening devotion with the words:  I am not a body.  I am free.  For I am still as God created me.  This morning James and I woke up with aches and pains – our backs hurt, my calve muscles ached, our shoulders felt hammered.  I blamed the bed, we need a new mattress but I have been dithering about how I want to replace it – do we get one of those fancy-schmancy mattresses that do all kinds of magic or settle for a medium firm Serta with a pillow top?  James said he has and will continue to sleep on whatever I pick out as long as it is not so soft it sags in the middle.  But he does not associate his aches and pains with our mattress; his come from being old, he said. 

We had a good laugh – we are only five years apart and so if he is old, then I am old!  If his aches and pains are from the aging body that is where mine are coming from as well.  Why bother getting a new mattress? 

According to Wikipedia, the United Nations has designated sixty-five as being the start of old age.[2] But old age is an idea, a state of mind, a device of the ego nature designed to put the fear of God in us.

We are not bodies.  We are free.  For we are still as God created us.  The rumbles and grumbles that seem to symbolize our old age, our has-been status in the world, our lack of no longer contributing to the gene pool or the work force are simply not the truth about us.  We are still as God created us, the Mind of God.  The Name of God is our inheritance – Jesus reminds us in today’s review. In the world we experience ourselves as humans separated by time and space from Creation and the Kingdom from which we came – destined for death and decay. In God’s Kingdom we are forever, invincible, and one with God and each other – designed to last forever and ever.  

[1] A Course in Miracles. Workbook for Students. Lesson 204. Foundation for Inner Peace, Second Edition (1992).

[2] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_age# Retrieved July 23, 2020