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Lesson 265 Creation’s Gentleness Is All I See

PART II.  SECTION 5:  WHAT IS THE BODY?

Lesson 265 Creation’s Gentleness Is All I See

  1. I have indeed misunderstood the world, because I laid my sins on it and saw them looking back at me.  How fierce they seemed!  And how deceived was I to think that what I feared was in the world, instead of in my mind alone.  Today I see the world in the celestial gentleness with which creation shines.  There is no fear in it.  Let no appearance of my sins obscure the light of Heaven shining on the world.  What is reflected there is in God’s Mind.  The images I see reflect my thoughts.  Yet is my mind at one with God’s.  And so I can perceive creation’s gentleness.
  2. In quiet would I look upon the world, which but reflects Your Thoughts, and mine as well.  Let me remember that they are the same, and I will see creation’s gentleness.[1]
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Notes and Personal Application In our daily meditations, we quiet our minds and hearts and look upon the world which reflects the thoughts of God.  Jesus reminds us that we are like Him.  God’s Thoughts are our Thoughts.  When we remember that we are the same as God, we see humanity as a lie.  We see our lives as bodies as a sorry substitute.  We see the world of danger, deprivation, destruction, and death as the big fat zero it really is! 

God’s Creation is gentle, tender, good.  There is no deprivation, despair, destruction, and death.  In our quiet moments dedicated only to Thoughts of God, we no longer see the world made of fear, born of a lie, inflated from a mistake.  We recognize it for what it is – a manufactured device, a temptation, an empty place, a void, a big nothing.  No longer can it hold a place of eminence in our minds.  All its idols and images have toppled from its phony throne. We have no interest in it.  Instead we have the Mind of Christ – we perceive creation’s gentleness and it is toward this place we yearn, we seek, we reach, and train our thoughts and very Being. It is this place where we find our true and holy Selves, where we come Home. 

Each day we gain in awareness, each day our practice leads us to a quickened understanding, a new grasp of reality, a deeper experience of celestial calm and peace.  Sometimes we will feel as if our feet are not quite touching the ground.  We will wonder if it is okay in this world to encounter such joy.  Do not be afraid of God’s gentleness, His tenderness, His innocence and joy.  These are our natural, God-given, God-created attributes.  We are meant to know them so intimately that they inspire no remark!  Let them inhabit our mind, saturate our being, become our every word, thought, and deed.  It is this Creation to which we return our minds and devote our full attention.  It is this Creation which wipes the world of fear from our consciousness.  It is this Creation for which we pray:

God’s Kingdom Come; God’s Will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.  In the name of Jesus, with Whom we are one.  Amen.


[1]A Course in Miracles. Workbook for Students. Lesson 265. Foundation for Inner Peace, Second Edition (1992).

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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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