Lesson 219 Review of Lesson 199

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 219

  1. (199)  I am not a body.  I am free. 

I am God’s Son.  Be still, my mind and think a moment upon this.  And then return to earth, without confusion as to what my Father loves forever as His Son.

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

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Today our meditation focuses on both our theme for Review VI and our review of lesson 199.  Today we will focus our thoughts upon perceiving ourselves not as a body but as a spirit, a free mind, serving Holy Spirit and being unlimited in every way forever.  When we review Lesson 199, we read that thoughts that attack others cannot enter such a mind because it is given over to the Source of love, and there is no fear in love.  Our minds rest in God, and so how can we be afraid?

Hold today’s idea very close to your heart, Jesus tells us.  He goes on to tell us to meditate upon the idea today and every day.  This is the world’s call to freedom.  We are no longer slaves to our bodies and without the power to enslave us, our bodies become worthy servants of the freedom in which our minds united with Holy Spirit seek.

We are free.  And we are meant to share this freedom with others who believe that they are enslaved within a body.  No more are we bound and helpless and afraid.  Love replaces fear through those of us who have practiced and come to know this idea as truth.  This is our salvation and once we accept God’s gift of salvation, we return the gift of salvation by sharing this freedom with all who are sent to us or whom we are sent to share it with. 

We are not bodies.  We are God’s Son.  We live forever.  Think about this today.  Practice it.  When we look upon others let us see past their flesh and blood and perceive their immortality rather than their humanity, releasing them from certain death and despair.

Jesus tells us that God extends His Love and happiness each time we say today:  I am not a body.  I am free.  I hear the Voice that God has given me, and it is only This my mind obeys.  As we quiet our minds and still our hearts, we ask:

Dear Father, Let me hear the Voice for God inside of me today.  Let the Voice for God lead and guide and comfort me.  Give me a mind agreeable to Your Truth.  Let me not doubt, cast aspersions, or hold on to any thought that is not acceptable to Holy Spirit.  I am not a body.  I am free.  For I am still as You created me.  In the name of Jesus with whom we are one.  Amen. 

[1] A Course in Miracles. Workbook for Students. Lesson 219. 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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