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Part 1

Undoing the Way We See Things Now

Lesson 94

I am as God Created Me.

Today we continue with the one idea which brings complete salvation, the one statement which makes all forms of temptation powerless, the one thought which renders the ego silent and entirely undone. You are as God created you. The sounds of this world are still, the sights of this world disappear, and all the thoughts that this world ever held are wiped away forever by this one idea. Here is salvation accomplished. Here is sanity restored.

2. True light is strength, and strength is sinlessness. If you remain as God created you, you must be strong, and light must be in you. He who ensured your sinlessness must be your guarantee of strength and light as well. You are as God created you. Darkness cannot obscure the glory of the Son of God.144 You stand in light, strong in the sinlessness in which you were created, and in which you will remain throughout eternity.

3. Today we will again devote the first five minutes of each waking hour to the attempt to feel the truth in you. Begin these times of searching with these words:

I am as God created me.

I am His Son eternally.

     Now try to reach the Son of God in you. This is the Self Which never sinned, nor made an image to replace reality. This is the Self Which knows no fear, nor could conceive of loss or suffering or death.

4. Nothing is required of you to reach this goal except to lay all idols and self-images aside, go past the long list of attributes—both “good” and “bad”—you have ascribed to yourself, and wait in silent expectancy for the truth.145 God has Himself promised it will be revealed to all who ask for it. You are asking now. You cannot fail because He cannot fail.

5. If you do not meet the requirement of practicing for the first five minutes of every hour, at least remind yourself hourly.

I am as God created me.

I am His Son eternally.

6. Tell yourself frequently today that you are as God created you. And be sure to respond to anyone who seems to irritate you with these words:

You are as God created you.

You are His Son eternally.

7. Make every effort to do the hourly exercises today. Each one you do will be a giant stride toward your release, and a milestone in learning the thought system which this course sets forth.[1]

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

Footnote 144. Matthew 25:31 (KJV): “When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory.” In the above passage, of course, the Son is all of us.

Footnote 145. As with most of the five-minutes-per-hour practices, this one is a meditation exercise. Here, you lay aside all the attributes you have ascribed to yourself and then, rather than sinking down into your mind (as most earlier meditations), you simply “wait” in a state of stillness in which the only thing that occupies your mind is “expectancy”—the anticipation that your true Self will be revealed to you. This is an initial occurrence of a method of meditation that will become the Workbook’s predominate form in the second half of its year.

Personal Notes:

“I am as God created me.” I practiced this as often as I could today, applying it to myself and others one by one as someone would come to my mind or if I was tempted to be disturbed. I found it very centering and quite the aide to keeping peace and love in me and the atmosphere. I pray for all my sisters, brothers, and myself for continued guidance, wisdom, discernment, protection and illumination of 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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