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PART II.  SECTION 4:  WHAT IS SIN?

Lesson 253 My Self is Ruler of the Universe

  1. It is impossible that anything should come to me unbidden by myself.  Even in this world, it is I who rule my destiny.  What happens is what I desire.  What does not occur is what I do not want to happen.  This must I accept.  For thus am I led past this world to my creations, children of my will, in Heaven where my holy Self abides with them, and Him Who has created me.
  2. You are the Self Whom You created Son, creating like Yourself and one with You.  My Self, Which rules the universe, is but Your Will in perfect union with my own, which can but offer glad assent to Yours, that it may be extended to Itself.[1]
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Notes and Personal Application:  In today’s lesson Jesus teaches that when we accept our Sonship with Him, we rule the Universe.  Nothing can hurt us.  Even while we are still cloaked in flesh and blood, we rule what comes to us by what we invite into our lives.  By joining our consciousness with Christ’s, we go past our role as humans trapped in time, doomed to die, to return to dust, and accept our role as rulers of the universe. 

In today’s lesson Jesus teaches us that we are to assume responsibility for all things pertaining to our personal destiny not only in this realm but also the universe beyond.  We are here to correct our mistake, move past it, and return to the Kingdom that belongs not only to God, but to us as His Sons.  There in the real creation, all that was created is our own, for we are one with God.  We are not created as inferior beings to serve a God who demands worship, praise, and eternal adoration because of some very ungodly ego needs that we would foist upon our Creator.  We are created to be one with Him.  To join His consciousness, to rule the consciousness of the universe with standards of love, peace, and joy forever.

This is a lesson in getting past victimization.  We no longer think of others as having wronged us, even childhood abuses are not excuses to lick our wounds and blame upon our unhealthy, unwise choices.  Last year I wrote about how difficult I was finding it to agree with the concept that I chose my childhood:  losing my father at a tender age, dragged about the world on seeming goose chases for Jesus with my missionary mother, living with a strange assortment of charlatans, the deranged, and unwholesome.  Thinking of the struggle to find honesty, friendship, safety, and love in all that chaos still fills me with a sense of that old dread.  And yet Jesus states that this is what we chose when we separated from God.  We chose to come to a realm that would make us forget our identity, would tempt us to think of ourselves as helpless, powerless, and vulnerable.  We chose danger over security – doing things our way instead of God’s way excited our imaginations, presented itself as attractive, enticing, and fun.  And it is – at first!  Until it breaks our hearts.  Until it tears us to pieces.  Until the separation is exposed for exactly what it is – that which keeps us from the love of God and our Creation. 

In our prayer today we expand our minds to accept our oneness with God and with all of Creation.  We accept our power, our roles as rulers with Him.  We have changed our concept of God from a false deity who would create beings to worship and fear Him to a loving Father who created Sons to be like Him and be one with Him.  We stand with Him through Christ who woke us from our false identity in flesh and restored to us our identity as Sons. 

Lord of the everlasting universe – Who rules in love, order, benevolence, and goodwill – is our Father, Creator, and Friend.  We are one with Him, ruling in happy communion.  His creations are our creations.  Today we give our glad assent to wake from the stupor of humanity and accept our destiny in Him. 


[1] A Course in Miracles. Workbook for Students. Lesson 253. Foundation for Inner Peace, Second Edition (1992).

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