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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 211

  1. (191)  I am the holy Son of God Himself.

In silence and in true humility, I seek God’s glory, to behold it in the Son whom He created as my Self.

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 reflect upon Review VI’s daily theme:  I am not a body.  I am free.  For I am still as God created me.  We let the words sink into our consciousness and lift us out of our entrenched and usurped identity in the world, in the body, in the ego.  We are no longer a man or a woman, a Greek or a Jew, an American or an African or a Peruvian.  We do not identify with our gender, race, religion. We are not our country, family lineage, or our status in the world.  We are not our affiliations with a political thought system or our passions or hobbies in the world.  We are as God created us – everlasting spirit, a Son of God, united with God and with each other, without sin, without stain, without disease, without death.  When we accept our true identity in Christ, we are saved and in position to save others – we no longer use our powers stupidly or cruelly.  Hell is undone.

When we do not accept our identity in God, we have accepted the ego’s identity and are in a state of constant instability. We are vulnerable to all that the world throws at us, we are born to live a little while, to know that no matter who or what we choose to fasten our identity and worth and happiness upon, it is doomed.  It can only be for a little while and there is always someone or something bigger, better, newer, and more exciting waiting to take our place, to assume our position, to throw us off our game, to steal our joy, and keep us locked into an ongoing pattern of seeking but never finding that which satisfies the yearnings of our hearts and souls.   

Referring back to our original lesson, paragraph seven instructs us to use the following phrase to remind ourselves often of who and what we really are:  I am the holy Son of God Himself.  I cannot suffer.  I cannot be in pain.  I cannot suffer loss.  I cannot fail to do all that salvation asks. 

As Sons of God, it is impossible for us to fail in what God has created us to be. We are still as He created us.  Past the illusion of this world, the dream of separation and of time, we are still God’s Son.  God loves us and is devoted to us.  Never again can we accept the weak, frail version of ourselves that the ego would offer us in place of the truth about who and what we are.  We were not created to be born and die, to weep and suffer pain.  As our Father, God has bestowed upon us the same power that He Himself enjoys both in heaven and on earth. 

There is nothing at all cheeky about accepting the truth about who and what we really are.  There is nothing impudent about waking up to discover that all of this has been a dream of separation, of being apart from each other, of being a multitude of warring factions rather than the loving Son of God.  We cannot be over-confident in this truth about ourselves, we cannot let it frighten us, go running back to cower in the flesh and blanket our awakened consciousness in the trivia of the world.  We are the holy Son of God Himself.  We are not a body.  We are free.  We are still as God created us.  This is you and this is me. 

Today in our quiet moments and with true humility we step up to the plate.  We seek God’s glory.  We behold His glory in ourselves, His Son.  Dare to push all doubts and fears aside.  Do not accept the lies of the ego which would keep us trapped in a self-image designed to warp and pervert us, alienate and divide us, keep us seeking but never finding, wrapped up in flesh and blood and driven by desires that end in death. 

One here and one there, from all over the world, we lay down our defenses against the truth.  We put aside our differences and we come together as one in Christ.  We are brought together, you and me, us and we with these words: 

I am a holy Son of God.  I am not a body.  I am free.  I am still as God created me.[2]

[1] A Course in Miracles. Workbook for Students. Lesson 211. Foundation for Inner Peace, Second Edition (1992).

[2] Audio credit: The Friar Patch at http://www.eckiefriar.com