Lesson 265 – Creation’s gentleness is all I see.

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Creation’s gentleness is the truth of my thoughts.  The images I see reflect my thoughts …  placing myself in God’s Hands unveils a gentler view.  Paul Hedderman says the ego is addicted to “self-ing.”  Un-selfing results in Being.  Being shines with celestial gentleness transforming this world and everybody in it.  Ashay!

LESSON 265

Creation’s gentleness is all I see.

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.

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.

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Lesson 264 – I am surrounded by the Love of God.

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I am surrounded by the Love of God.  This is salvation’s prayer.  I am surrounded by the Love of God.  Timeless, placeless, infinite, eternal.  At Home, perfectly safe, Peaceful and Free.  Joyfully Extending Perfect Knowledge.  I am surrounded by the Love of God.  I am surrounded … above, below, without, within … surrounded, enfolded, secure, relaxed, open, Unified … surrounded is unbounded … for I am the Love of God, undifferentiated Father and Son.


LESSON 264

I am surrounded by the Love of God.

Father, You stand before me and behind, beside me, in the place I see myself, and everywhere I go.  You are in all the things I look upon, the sounds I hear, and every hand that reaches for my own.  In You time disappears, and place becomes a meaningless belief.  For what surrounds Your Son and keeps him safe is Love itself.  There is no source but this, and nothing is that does not share its holiness; that stands beyond Your one creation, or without the Love which holds all things within itself.  Father, Your Son is like Yourself.  We come to You in Your Own Name today, to be at peace within Your everlasting Love.

My brothers, join with me in this today.  This is salvation’s prayer.  Must we not join in what will save the world, along with us?

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Lesson 263 – My holy vision sees all things as pure.

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Holy vision sees nothing but innocence, purity and light.  Holy vision is whole and unified.  Holy vision is beyond the brain, the ego mind, the world, and what we consider earthly life.  Holy vision is timeless, formless, changeless, constant, peaceful, joyous love.  Holy vision leaves us on the brink of Eternity … suspended just an instant until our Father reaches down and scoops us back Home.

LESSON 263

My holy vision sees all things as pure.

Father, Your Mind created all that is, Your Spirit entered into it, Your Love gave life to it.  And would I look upon what You created as if it could be made sinful?  I would not perceive such dark and fearful images.  A madman’s dreams is hardly fit to be my choice, instead of all the loveliness with which you blessed creation; all its purity, its joy, and its eternal, quiet home in You.

And while we still remain outside the gate of Heaven, let us look on all we see through holy vision and the eyes of Christ.  Let all appearances seem pure to us, that we may pass them by in innocence, and walk together to our Father’s house as brothers and the holy Sons of God.

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Lesson 262 – Let me perceive no differences today.

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What seems so hard becomes so easy as I surrender and allow the thing I relate as myself be punctured and deflate.  All the tension and struggle held within that balloon called “me” flows out and into the All That Is, the Ultimate Flow.  Flowing with the flow is smooth and easy.  Flowing with the Flow … now that’s The Life.

LESSON 262

Let me perceive no differences today.

Father, you have One Son.  And it is he that I would look upon today.  He is Your one creation.  Why should I perceive a thousand forms in what remains as one?  Why should I give this one a thousand names, when only one suffices?  For Your Son must bear Your Name, for You created him.  Let me not see him as a stranger to his Father, nor as stranger to myself.  For he is part of me and I of him, and we are part of You Who are our Source, eternally united in Your Love; eternally the holy Son of God.

We who are one would recognize this day the truth about ourselves.  We would come home, and rest in unity.  For there is peace, and nowhere else can peace be sought and found.

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5. What Is the Body?

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In Part II of the Workbook, every 10 lessons we are given an instruction.  It comes in the form of a question.  There are 14 of these questions all together, and each one of them corresponds to a set of 10 lessons, and is to be read every day for the next 10 days along with our lesson for the day.  “What Is the Body?” is the fifth instruction and goes with Lessons 261 – 270.


5.  WHAT IS THE BODY?

The body is a fence the Son of God imagines he has built, to separate parts of his Self from other parts. It is within this fence he thinks he lives, to die as it decays and crumbles. For within this fence he thinks that he is safe from love. Identifying with his safety, he regards himself as what his safety is. How else could he be certain he remains within the body, keeping love outside?

The body will not stay. Yet this he sees as double safety. For the Son of God’s impermanence is “proof” his fences work, and do the task his mind assigns to them. For if his oneness still remained untouched, who could attack and who could be attacked? Who could be victor? Who could be his prey? Who could be victim? Who the murderer? And if he did not die, what “proof” is there that God’s eternal Son can be destroyed?

The body is a dream. Like other dreams it sometimes seems to picture happiness, but can quite suddenly revert to fear, where every dream is born. For only love creates in truth, and truth can never fear. Made to be fearful, must the body serve the purpose given it. But we can change the purpose that the body will obey by changing what we think that it is for.

The body is the means by which God’s Son returns to sanity. Though it was made to fence him into hell without escape, yet has the goal of Heaven been exchanged for the pursuit of hell. The Son of God extends his hand to reach his brother, and to help him walk along the road with him. Now is the body holy. Now it serves to heal the mind that it was made to kill.

You will identify with what you think will make you safe. Whatever it may be, you will believe that it is one with you. Your safety lies in truth, and not in lies. Love is your safety. Fear does not exist. Identify with love, and you are safe. Identify with love, and you are home. Identify with love, and find your Self.

Remember, in Part II of the Workbook, every 10 lessons we are given an instruction.  It comes in the form of a question.  There are 14 of these questions all together, and each one of them corresponds to a set of 10 lessons, and is to be read every day for the next 10 days along with our lesson for the day.  “What Is the Body?” is the fifth instruction and goes with Lessons 261 – 270.

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Lesson 261 – God is my refuge and security.

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God’s Light is refuge and security from a mistaken thought that never was.  God’s Light is mine and yours as One in brotherhood and Sonship as a child of God.  This is Reality, and Reality is Now.

LESSON 261

God is my refuge and security.

 I will identify with what I think is refuge and security.  I will behold myself where I perceive my strength, and think I live within the citadel where I am safe and cannot be attacked.  Let me today seek not security in danger, nor attempt to find my peace in murderous attack.  I live in God.  In Him I find my refuge and my strength.  In Him is my Identity.  In Him is everlasting peace.  And only there will I remember Who I really am.

Let me not seek for idols.  I would come, my Father, home to You today.  I choose to be as You created me, and find the Son whom You created as my Self.

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Lesson 260 – Let me remember God created me.

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The ego would have us believe in no uncertain terms that God made us in human form, but that’s not so.  The Course tells us God created us … yes, God created me like Himself and God is not in human form.  We are not miniatures of God — God is not a Big Man in the Sky.  I am We and We are He … we have inherited all His Timeless qualities of Infinite, Eternal Innocence, Love and Light.  Like Him, we are Formless, Changeless, Ever-expanding, Unified Peace and Joy.

Let this be remembered … let me know myself as I am … release this hold on time and place, on me and you, on idols, ambitions and personal glory.  That all leads nowhere.  I can play there as long as I like, but in the end it’s just a dream,  often bloody and gory, sweet at times, but never Reality.  And so it’s time to remember time is a human construct, unreal, not true, and completely unnecessary.  God created me and we are One Everlasting Whole.

LESSON 260

Let me remember God created me.

Father, I did not make myself, although in my insanity I thought I did.  Yet, as Your Thought, I have not left my Source, remaining part of Who created me.  Your Son, my Father, calls on You today.  Let me remember You created me.  Let me remember my Identity.  And let my sinlessness arise again before Christ’s vision, through which I would look upon my brothers and myself today.

Now is our Source remembered, and Therein we find our true Identity at last.  Holy indeed are we, because our Source can know no sin.  And we who are His Sons are like each other, and alike to Him.

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Lesson 259 – Let me remember that there is no sin.

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Love has no opposite.  There are no opposites, no polarities, no this and that.  Love is Love and I am Love and Love is Me and That is That.  Breath widens and smooths … there are no words … it’s true that beneath explanations, interpretations and many words there is just One … and this One is Quiet and True.  Remembering there is no sin undoes a long stream of thought that goes nowhere and is nothing.  We are not much longer here … because … we are not here.

LESSON 259

Let me remember that there is no sin.

 Sin is the only thought that makes the goal of God seem unattainable.  What else could blind us to the obvious, and make the strange and the distorted seem more clear?  What else but sin engenders our attacks?  What else but sin could be the source of guilt, demanding punishment and suffering?  And what but sin could be the source of fear, obscuring God’s creation; giving love the attributes of fear and attack?

Father, I would not be insane today.  I would not be afraid of love, nor seek for refuge in its opposite.  For love can have no opposite.  You are the Source of everything there is.  And everything that is remains with You, and You with it. 

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Lesson 258 – Let me remember that my goal is God.

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Everything but God is a little, senseless aim … God’s memory is hidden in our minds, obscured by meaningless nonsense which we have talked ourselves into believing.  Today is a clean slate day, a day of remembering what is just behind my eyes.  God is the only goal because God is what I am.  The time for senseless diversions, magnificent distractions and grand illusions is over.  The time has come for Eternity.  The time has come today.

LESSON 258

Let me remember that my goal is God.

All that is needful is to train our minds to overlook all little senseless aims, and to remember that our goal is God. His memory is hidden in our minds, obscured but by our pointless little goals which offer nothing, and do not exist. Shall we continue to allow God’s grace to shine in unawareness, while the toys and trinkets of the world are sought instead? God is our only goal, our only Love. We have no aim but to remember Him.

Our goal is but to follow in the way that leads to You. We have no goal but this. What could we want but to remember You? What could we seek but our Identity?

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Lesson 257 – Let me remember what my purpose is.

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Let me remember my goal, my purpose, my function today that I may unify my thoughts and actions meaningfully.  Forgiveness is my function here.  Forgiveness brings me happiness and peace.  For give ness is for giving everything I believe in to the Holy Spirit — I lay my beliefs as gifts on His altar and in so doing am restored wholly to What Already Is.

LESSON 257

Let me remember what my purpose is.

 If I forget my goal I can be but confused, unsure of what I am, and thus conflicted in my actions.  No one can serve contradicting goals and serve them well.  Nor can he function without deep distress and great depression.  Let us therefore be determined to remember what we want today, that we may unify our thoughts and actions meaningfully, and achieve only what God would have us do this day.

Father, forgiveness is Your chosen means for our salvation.  Let us not forget today that we can have no will but Yours.  And thus our purpose must be Yours as well, if we would reach the peace You will for us.

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