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Lesson 209 – Review Lesson 208

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 209

  1. (189)  I feel the love of God within me now.

The Love of God is what created me.  The Love of God is everything I am.  The Love of God proclaimed me as His Son.  The Love of God within me sets me free.

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

Notes and Personal Application:  We quiet our minds and sweep clear our inner altar this morning of all the calls and causes of the world.  We bring our stillness and our trust to God.  We are not bodies separated by our flesh and time and space.  For these blessed moments we focus upon our freedom from all that the world does to keep us apart from it.  We remember that we are still as God created us – One with Him and with all of Creation.  This is a blessed meditation – one that as we experience it and let it shine from us – will save the world.  Morning and evening we spend at least 15 minutes with this practice, devoting our time and our thoughts to God, with whom we are one.  We will not answer the calls of the world during these times because we know that this is the most important things we can be doing at this time.  We will put our trust and our belief in God and His Will and no longer allow the world to tempt us that we are doomed!

The review for our day tells us that we feel the love of God within us now.  This is what we are made of – the Love of God.  It is who and what we are in our eternal beings.  We are His Son.  It is His Love that unshackles us from our identity with time and all that it seems to hold – the world, our bodies, the special relationships which would take the place of our Sonship with God, our Brotherhood with Christ.  We can let it all go with no sorrow, no pain, no sense of loss or sacrifice – we exchange that which is nothing for God’s Love which is Everything. 

This is not only a blessed meditation; it is a powerful one!  Today pray this prayer with me.  As we pool our minds to experience God’s Love, now, we are joined from all parts of the world and made one in Christ.  We may never meet in the flesh, but we are one in God’s Love, one in the spirit of Sonship and Brotherhood. 

Dear Father: We feel Your love within us now.  As we draw close, shutting off the clamor of the world and all of its calls to involve ourselves in its repetitive and tiresome pleasures, pranks, plagues, and pitfalls, we come to understand that we are made of Your Love, for Your Love, and by Your Love.  Let us quietly and wordlessly share Your Love with those who come to mind, forgiving them their small humanity, blessing their marvelous reality in You, reflecting the Love we feel within us now, so that we may all be free.  In the name of Jesus, with Whom we are one.  Amen.    


[1] A Course in Miracles. Workbook for Students. Lesson 209. Foundation for Inner Peace, Second Edition (1992). 

Audio credit: The Friar Patch @ http://www.eckiefriar.com

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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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