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Part 1

Undoing the Way We See Things Now

Lesson 93

Light and joy and peace abide in me.

You think you are the home of evil, darkness, and sin. You think if anyone could see the truth about you, he would be repelled, recoiling from you as if from a poisonous snake. You think if what is true about you were revealed to you, you would be struck with horror so intense that you would rush to death at your own hand, living on after seeing this being impossible.

2. These are beliefs so firmly fixed that it is hard to help you see that they are based on nothing. That you have made mistakes is obvious. That you have sought salvation in strange ways; have been deceived, deceiving, and afraid of foolish fantasies and savage dreams; and have bowed to idols made of dust—all this is true by what you now believe.

3. Today we question this, not from the point of view of what you think, but from a very different reference point, from which such idle thoughts are meaningless. These thoughts are not according to God’s will. He does not share these weird beliefs with you. This is enough to prove that they are wrong, but you do no perceive that this is so.

4. Why would you not be overjoyed to be assured that all the evil which you think you did was never done, that all your “sins” are nothing, that you are as pure and holy as you were created, and that light and joy and peace abide in you? Your images of yourself cannot withstand the will of God. You think that this is death, but it is life. You think you are destroyed, but you are saved.

5. The self you made is not the Son of God. Therefore, this self does not exist at all. And everything it seems to do and think means nothing. It is neither bad nor good. It is unreal, and nothing more than that. It does not battle with the Son of God. It does not hurt him, nor attack his peace. It has not changed creation, nor reduced eternal sinlessness to sin and love to hate. What power can this self you made possess when it would contradict the will of God?

6. Your sinlessness is guaranteed by God. Over and over this must be repeated until it is accepted. It is true. Your sinlessness is guaranteed by God. Nothing can touch it, nor can change what God created as eternal. The self you made, evil and full of sin, is meaningless. Your sinlessness is guaranteed by God, and light and joy and peace abide in you.

7. Salvation requires the acceptance of but one thought: You are as God created you, not what you made of yourself. Whatever evil you may think you did, you are as God created you. Whatever mistakes you made, the truth about you is unchanged. Creation is eternal and unalterable. Your sinlessness is guaranteed by God. You are and will forever be exactly as you were created. Light and joy and peace abide in you because God put them there.

8. In our longer exercise periods today, which would be most profitable if done for the first five minutes of every waking hour, we will begin by stating the truth about our creation:

Light and joy and peace abide in me.

My sinlessness is guaranteed by God.

     Then put away your foolish self-images, and spend the rest of the practice period trying to experience what God has given you, in place of what you have decreed for yourself.

9. You are what God created or what you made. One Self is true; the other is not there. Try to experience the unity of your one Self. Try to appreciate Its holiness and the love in which It was created. Try not to interfere with the Self Which God created as you by hiding Its majesty behind the tiny idols of evil and sinfulness you have made to replace It. Let It come into Its Own. Here you are; This is you. And light and joy and peace abide in you because this is so.

10. You may not be willing or even able to use the first five minutes of each hour for these exercises. Try, however, to do so when you can. At least remember to repeat today’s idea each hour in this form:

Light and joy and peace abide in me.

My sinlessness is guaranteed by God.

ll. You can do much for the world’s salvation today. You can do much today to bring yourself closer to the part in salvation God has assigned to you. And you can do much to bring the conviction to your mind that the idea for the day is true indeed.[1]

[1] A Course in Miracles Complete & Annotated Edition.

Personal Notes:

“Light and joy and peace abide in me.” My sinlessness is guaranteed by God. I will not be deceived by self or the world of this truth of who my true Self is. It is God’s Will that Happiness is mine to have and mine to give. It is God’s gift to me to carry The Light, Joy and Peace inside me everywhere I go and to give It to everyone, everywhere I go. God’s Will and my will are one and the same. My sinlessness is guaranteed by God, and light, joy and peace abide in me. Salvation is mine, I will forever be exactly as God created me. Light, Peace and Joy abide in me because God put it there. The choice of life and death is placed before us, I choose life everlasting, I am saved and not destroyed because this is God’s Will and God’s Will, and my will are one in Christ Jesus. Whatever mistakes I have made, whatever mistakes a brother might have made the truth about Us is unchanged. Creation is eternal and unalterable. Our sinlessness is guaranteed by God. I have and I am love, joy and peace and this is what I offer to all whom I encounter. All I have to give is love, joy and peace and there is nothing else but love, joy and peace, let me always be mindful of this truth. I pray for all my brothers, sisters, and myself for continued guidance, wisdom, discernment, protection and illumination of purpose in The Way, The Truth, The Life in Christ Jesus, Amen. Thank you for sharing with me. Walk in Love my friend!

God is Love

Love is God

I choose Love

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