Lesson 206 Review of Lesson 186

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 206

  1. (186)  Salvation of the world depends on me.

I am entrusted with the gifts of God because I am His Son.  And I would give His gifts where He intended them to be.

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 and close our morning and evening devotional practice with the holy reminder – I am not a body, I am free.  For I am still as God created me.

In our 15-minute periods, let us sit with the idea that the salvation of the world depends upon each one of us realizing that we are one with Christ.  As we realize who and what we are in Christ, we see the Gifts of God which has been entrusted with us.  We have been given the world.   It is our holy assignment.  It is our Mission from God.  When we accept our mission, we acknowledge the truth that God’s Will is done on earth as it is done in Heaven.  When we accept our mission, we unite our will along with Creation and restore it to Heaven’s peace. 

God is not asking us to change who we are.  He is not asking us to dress a certain way or go live in the desert and eat grasshoppers.  He is not telling us to sell everything we have and give it to the poor.  He is not asking us to forsake our families or sacrifice our first born.  God is simply asking us to remember who and what we really are – we are not a body, we are free.  We are as God created us.  God is asking us to accept our role in salvation – to know that the whole of it depends on each one of us – not on the little pile of dust that would be our bodies, but on our true Selves which is God’s Son. 

Our humanity will find all kinds of ways to drown out the Voice for God in our lives.  It will give us many scattered goals and functions.  It will divide us and splinter us and overwhelm our mortal bodies with demands, expectations, and roles that drain us of all our joy and peace and love.  Our reality in God makes us one.  In God we are whole.  When we know our one true purpose, we can ignore the calls and causes of this world that clamor for our attention and bring nothing but more demands and uproar.  When we know that the salvation of the world depends upon us, we understand that our function is to forgive as Christ forgave.  Jesus shows us that to forgive is how we offer love on earth.  We forgive because we know that there is nothing to forgive in Heaven.  We forgive because forgiveness is expressing love to a world that yearns for love, sings songs about love, makes much of love but has forgotten what it really is. 

Dear Father, today we ask that our lesson idea is made real to our minds and hearts.  Show us the truth about ourselves – we are not bodies, we are liberated, we are as You created us to be.  The salvation of the world depends upon our willingness to forgive one and all for wandering away from You.  Let us do Your Will and offer love in the way the world understands.  In the name of Jesus, with Whom we are one.  Amen. 

[1] A Course in Miracles. Workbook for Students. Lesson 206. Foundation for Inner Peace, Second Edition (1992).

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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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