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Lesson 318 In Me Salvation’s Means and End Are One

II.  SECTION 10.  What is the Last Judgment?

Lesson 318 In me salvation’s means and end are one.

  1. In me, God’s holy Son, are reconciled all parts of Heaven’s plan to save the world.  What could conflict, when all the parts have but one purpose and one aim?  How could there be a single part that stands alone, or one of more or less importance, than the rest?  I am the means by which God’s Son is saved, because salvation’s purpose is to find the sinlessness that God has placed in me.  I was created as the thing I seek.  I am the goal the world is searching for.  I am God’s Son, His one eternal Love.  I am salvations’ means and end as well.
  2. Let me today, my Father, take the role You offer me in Your request that I accept Atonement for myself.  For thus does what is thereby reconciled in me become as surely reconciled to You. [1]
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Today’s lesson teaches that each part of separation represents the whole of it.  What takes place in my little shard of separateness that is called Eckie, can then symbolize the world.  When God’s plan of salvation is resolved within me, it is resolved for the world for in God’s Kingdom we are one.  If I wake up, you wake up, the world wakes up.  This is the means of salvation and the end of the need for salvation.  In time awakening seems to be a long, gradual, and sometimes painful process.  In reality, it happens in an instant.  The dream is gone when it serves no more purpose.  It has taught us what we need to know about nothingness.  When we have not the slightest interest in it anymore, we are saved from its cycles of decay and death. 

In illusion world we are plagued by a sense of differences.  We meet the nicest people but then we find out upon closer examination that they may lean left while we lean right; they are for while we are against; they may pray to a different concept of God than we do or come from a different social strata that either makes them seem inferior or superior to us but never our equal.  But in today’s lesson, Jesus goes straight to the heart of the matter.  Beyond all those seeming differences, He informs us – each of us have only one purpose and one aim.  We are searching for that which we were created by and for – we are searching for God’s Love.  When our Holy Selves are awakened within us, we stand with Christ, we are one with Christ, we are God’s Love. 

That is why we can say, In me salvation’s means and end are one.  In the time you devote to God today, ask Him to reveal this truth to you.  Accepting Atonement for yourself, means that you have awakened and thus forgiven your dream of sin.  You cherish it no longer.  As we reconcile ourselves with our Holy Self, we are reconciled with God for we are one in Him.  We recognize our oneness with all of Creation and with Christ Who redeems all.  It is a beautiful plan, and one of love, of mercy, and gentle forgiveness.  

We who thought we were split apart and asunder, lonely and adrift, are together and as one.  We are back in the arms of God; we take our place at His table.  In our oneness with Christ – we are the means and the end of salvation.  Let love lead the way! 


[1] A Course In Miracles. Workbook for Students. Lesson 318.  In me salvation’s…Foundation for Inner Peace, Second Edition (1992). p. 459.

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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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