PART II. SECTION 5: WHAT IS THE BODY?
Lesson 266 My Holy Self Abides In You, God’s Son
- Father, You gave me all Your Sons, to be my saviors and my counselors in sight; the bearers of Your holy Voice to me. In them are You reflected, and in them does Christ look back upon me from my Self. Let not Your Son forget Your holy Name. Let not Your Son forget his holy Source. Let not Your Son forget his name is Yours.
- This day we enter into paradise, calling upon God’s Name and on our own, acknowledging our Self in each of us; united in the holy Love of God. How many saviors God has given us! How can we lose the way to Him, when He has filled the world with those who point to Him, and given us the sight to look on them?
Notes and Personal Application In our prayer today we recognize all of Creation as being savior and counselor. We recognize the voice for God in all. In Creation we see a reflection of God’s love, in Creation we see the reflection of our true and holy Selves. We put down our separateness and take up our oneness with God. We step out of the body that would encase us and hold us apart from one another, and we step into the Source, the holy Mind and Consciousness that brings us all together. We no longer identify with our bodies or call ourselves humanity; we identify with our Holy Father and take His name and accept our rightful place in paradise.
When we stand with Christ, we stand as one. We act then as saviors to one another. When we give our human eyes to the Lord in exchange for the vision of Christ, we see that everything that happens to us, every circumstance, every event, every interaction becomes touched by holiness and serves to point us to our home in Him. No longer do we cringe in fear and shame. No longer do we scream in frustration, rage, and indignation. No longer do we point the finger and blame other people, holding them responsible for our pain and sorrow. No longer do we identify each other and judge one another by the shortcomings and imperfections of the body. For we will never stand alone, be vulnerable, and without a friend again! We are as one in Him – our perfection, holiness, and goodness are complete.
Today let the consciousness of your salvation and what it means bless your every encounter. Each time you look in the mirror today greet your reflection with a smile of love, gratitude, and peace. Look upon all of nature with eyes of compassion. Exchange thoughts of judgment, blame, condemnation, and vengeance with tender forgiveness. When you feel weary, take a moment to rest your eyes, put up your feet, gather energy for your human body by quieting your mind and going within. Let go of every inconsequential chore on your to-do list. It will be there tomorrow and the next day and the day after. Calm your troubled, wounded spirit. Lay down your burdens. Spend as much time as you possibly can in the Presence of God today.
A Course in Miracles. Workbook for Students. Lesson 266. Foundation of Inner Peace, Second Edition (1992).
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