14. What Am I?

Commentary (full lesson beneath commentary)

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 Am I?” is the fourteenth and final instruction and goes with Lessons 351 – 360.

14.  What Am I?

 I am God’s Son, complete and healed and whole, shining in the reflection of His Love. In me is His creation sanctified and guaranteed eternal life. In me is love perfected, fear impossible, and joy established without opposite. I am the holy home of God Himself. I am the Heaven where His Love resides. I am His holy Sinlessness Itself, for in my purity abides His Own.

Our use for words is almost over now. Yet in the final days of this one year we gave to God together, you and I, we found a single purpose that we shared. And thus you joined with me, so what I am are you as well. The truth of what we are is not for words to speak of nor describe. Yet we can realize our function here, and words can speak of this and teach it, too, if we exemplify the words in us.

We are the bringers of salvation. We accept our part as saviors of the world, which through our joint forgiveness is redeemed. And this, our gift, is therefore given us. We look on everyone as brother, and perceive all things as kindly and as good. We do not seek a function that is past the gate of Heaven. Knowledge will return when we have done our part. We are concerned only with giving welcome to the truth.

Ours are the eyes through which Christ’s vision sees a world redeemed from every thought of sin. Ours are the ears that hear the Voice for God proclaim the world as sinless. Ours the minds that join together as we bless the world. And from the oneness that we have attained we call to all our brothers, asking them to share our peace and consummate our joy.

We are the holy messengers of God who speak for Him, and carrying His Word to everyone whom He has sent to us, we learn that it is written on our hearts. And thus our minds are changed about the aim for which we came, and which we seek to serve. We bring glad tidings to the Son of God, who thought he suffered. Now is he redeemed. And as he sees the gate of Heaven stand open before him, he will enter in and disappear into the Heart of God.

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 Am I?” is the fourteenth and final instruction and goes with Lessons 351 – 360.

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W-350: Miracles mirror God’s eternal Love. To offer them is to remember Him, and through His memory to save the world.

Commentary (full lesson beneath commentary)

The Light is in my brother no matter what role his personality plays in this dream.  His character can be despicable or virtuous — his Light is still the same.  When I look into the mirror of God’s Love, I see God’s Love reflected back at me — God’s Love is the “Who” and the “What” I really am.  Reflections upon reflections upon reflections of Limitless Love is the final leg of a roadless journey undertaken in imagination yet never achieved in Reality.

LESSON 350

Miracles mirror God’s eternal Love.
To offer them is to remember Him,
And through His memory to save the world.

What we forgive becomes a part of us, as we perceive ourselves.  The Son of God incorporates all things within himself as You created him.  Your memory depends on his forgiveness.  What he is, is unaffected by his thoughts.  But what he looks upon is their direct result.  Therefore, my Father, I would turn to You.  Only Your memory will set me free.  And only my forgiveness teaches me to let Your memory return to me, and give it to the world in thankfulness.

And as we gather miracles from Him, we will indeed be grateful.  For as we remember Him, His Son will be restored to us in the reality of Love.

 

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W-349: Today I let Christ’s vision look upon all things for me and judge them not, but give each one a miracle of love instead.

Commentary (full lesson beneath commentary)

When Christ’s vision look upon all things for me without judgment, a twinkle of pure light transforms each one and every thing, and Light reveals Love every where.

 

 

 

LESSON 349

Today I let Christ’s vision look upon
All things for me and judge them not, but give
Each one a miracle of love instead.

 So would I liberate all things I see, and give to them the freedom that I seek.  For thus do I obey the law of love, and give what I would find and make my own.  It will be given me, because I have chosen it as the gift I want to give.  Father, Your gifts are mine.  Each one that I accept gives me a miracle to give.  And giving as I would receive, I learn Your healing miracles belong to me.

Our Father knows our needs.  He gives us grace to meet them all.  And so we trust in Him to send us miracles to bless the world, and heal our minds as we return to Him.

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W-348: I have no cause for anger or for fear, for You surround me. And in every need that I perceive, Your grace suffices me.

Commentary (full lesson beneath commentary)

Remembering that my Father is with me always, very very close, nearer than my very breath, my eyelashes, my nails, my tongue, my hands, my feet … remembering that takes care of everything.  Isn’t it odd to believe that I need anger and fear?  On a deep, unconscious level, the ego has us all believing there is something to fear, and that fear is good protection.  That doesn’t reasonate anymore and disallowing that nonsense “thinking” is easier and easier as I enter God’s embrace and discover grace in everyone and everything everywhere, now.

LESSON 348

I have no cause for anger or for fear, 
for You surround me.  And in every need
That I perceive, Your grace suffices me.

Father, let me remember You are here, and I am not alone.  Surrounding me is everlasting Love.  I have no cause for anything except the perfect peace and joy I share with You.  What need have I for anger or for fear?  Surrounding me is perfect safety.  Can I be afraid, when Your eternal promise goes with me?  Surrounding me is perfect sinlessness.  What can I fear, when You created me in holiness as perfect as Your Own?

God ‘s grace suffices us in everything that He would have us do.  And only that we choose to be our will as well as His.

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W-347: Anger must come from judgment. Judgment is the weapon I would use against myself, to keep the miracle away from me.

Commentary (full lesson beneath commentary)

Atonement is the only weapon my Father offers me to combat fear.  Fear leads to anger and judgment.  Atonement is the Love principle itself, and cuts only one way: all calls for Love are met with Love, and Love is met with Love.  Atonement is the undoing of fear and separation.  Atonement is the paradoxical achievement of what never went away but was simply buried in illusion that Unity could be divided.  Atonement is the miracle that dissolves attachment to our perverse need to judge another, projecting out what we believe about ourselves, to achieve temporary relief.  This belief in judgment never works — how many times have we tried it and still been left unsatisfied?  Atonement judges us as completely loved and lovable, and it is this that I listen to today.

LESSON 347

Anger must come from judgment.  Judgment is
The weapon I would use against myself,
To keep the miracle away from me.

Father, I want what goes against my will, and do not want what is my will to have.  Straighten my mind, my Father.  It is sick.  But You have offered freedom, and I choose to claim Your gift today.  And so I give all judgment to the One You gave to me to judge for me.  He sees what I behold, and yet He knows the truth.  He looks on pain, and yet He understands it is not real, and in His understanding it is healed.  He gives the miracles my dreams would hide from my awareness.  Let Him judge today.  I do not know my will, but He is sure it is Your Own.  And He will speak for me, and call Your miracles to come to me.

Listen today.  Be very still, and hear the gentle Voice for God assuring you that He has judged you as the Son He loves.

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W-346: Today the peace of God envelops me, And I forget all things except His Love.

Commentary (full lesson beneath commentary)

I would forget all things except Your Love.  I would remember only the truth of Your Love.  Your Love transcends time and time is nothing but a dream of leaving You.  To stop dreaming, awaken, know the truth of You is all I desire to desire without desire.  I allow the Peace of God to envelop me and feel a calm and relaxation suffuse me …

LESSON 346

Today the peace of God envelops me,
And I forget all things except His Love.

Father, I wake today with miracles correcting my perception of all things.  And so begins the day I share with You as I will share eternity, for time has stepped aside today.  I do not seek the things of time, and so I will not look upon them.  What I seek today transcends all laws of time and things perceived in time.  I would forget all things except Your Love.  I would abide in You, and know no laws except Your law of love.  And I would find the peace which You created for Your Son, forgetting all the foolish toys I made as I behold Your glory and my own.

And when the evening comes today, we will remember nothing but the peace of God.  For we will learn today what peace is ours, when we forget all things except God’s Love.

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W-345: I offer only miracles today, For I would have them be returned to me.

Commentary (full lesson beneath commentary)

Instead of looking at a mirror and seeing myself, I can look into my Father’s mirror and see reflected what He sees when He looks at me, His Son.  The Unified shining Light that only Loves is all there is.  When I open myself as a conduit to the Holy Spirit … when I am willing to receive the healing that leads to true perception … only miracles exist, for I would offer them to have them and receive them to give them.

LESSON 345

I offer only miracles today,
For I would have them be returned to me.

Father, a miracle reflects Your gifts to me, Your Son.  And every one I give returns to me, reminding me the law of love is universal.  Even here, it takes a form which can be recognized and see to work.  The miracles I give are given back in just the form I need to help me with the problems I perceive.  Father, in Heaven it is different, for there, there are no needs.  But here on earth, the miracle is closer to Your gifts than any other gift that I can give.  then let me give this gift alone today, which, born of true forgiveness, lights the way that I must travel to remember You.

Peace to all seeking hearts today.  The light has come to offer miracles to bless the tired world.  It will find rest today, for we will offer what we have received.

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W-344: Today I learn the law of love; that what I give my brother is my gift to me.

Commentary (full lesson beneath commentary)

A dream is a mirage, something that disappears as I approach it … an illusion that I put my hand through … dreams seem real to me now, but not as real as they once did.  Today I learn the law of love — that what I give my brother is my gift to me.  I already have learned this and do live by it and yet there is more to assimilate and digest.  God’s formless food is the gift of Love which nourishes me and returns Our Oneness to my sleeping mind.

LESSON 344

Today I learn the law of love; that what
I give my brother is my gift to me.

This is Your law, my Father, not my own.  I have not understood what giving means, and thought to save what I desired for myself alone.  And as I looked upon the treasure that I thought I had, I found an empty place where nothing ever was or is or will be.  Who can share a dream?  And what can an illusion offer me?  Yet he whom I forgive will give me gifts beyond the worth of anything on earth.  Let my forgiven brothers fill my store with Heaven’s treasures, which alone are real.  Thus is the law of love fulfilled.  And thus Your Son arises and returns to You.

How near we are to one another, as we go to God.  How near is He to us.  How close the ending of the dream of sin, and the redemption of the Son of God.

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W-343: I am not asked to make a sacrifice to find the mercy and the peace of God.

Commentary (full lesson beneath commentary)

God only gives.  He never takes away.  God does not ask me to sacrifice anything. He gives me the gift of Everything.  I am afraid to claim the gift of Everything because I suspect there is a catch.  The catch, I suspect, is that I will have to do things I don’t want to do, give up things I don’t want to give up, and, possibly, be annihilated.  The “I” of my imagination is correct that it will have to give up splits, divisions and optical illusions.  But the shining sun of my Father’s ever-radiating Heart, the me which is the One of us, the extension of Source, gains what It already has when “I” accept awakening as my quest, and step back and let Spirit lead the way.

LESSON 343

I am not asked to make a sacrifice
To find the mercy and the peace of God.

The end of suffering can not be loss.  The gift of everything can be but gain.  You only give.  You never take away.  And You created me to be like You, so sacrifice becomes impossible for me as well as You.  I, too, must give.  And so all things are given unto me forever and forever.  As I was created I remain.  Your Son can make no sacrifice, for he must be complete, having the function of completing You.  I am complete because I am Your Son.  I cannot lose, for I can only give, and everything is mine eternally.

The mercy and the peace of God are free.  Salvation has no cost.  It is a gift that must be freely given and received.  And it is this that we would learn today.

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W-342: I let forgiveness rest upon all things, For thus forgiveness will be given me.

Commentary (full lesson beneath commentary)

The key is in my hand … I am standing at the door beyond which lies the end of dreams, lies Heaven.  I stand there wondering if I should enter and be at Home.  My Home lies just over this threshold.  What makes me hesitate?  I cannot go alone, nor do I want to go alone.  I must take everyone with me.  And, yes, I would!  As I lift my foot and enter the doorway, we all evaporate together … the evaporation of many drops results in One Ocean of Love.  There is no memory Here, for there is no past Now.  Forgiveness is the method of undoing beliefs in what never happened so that Knowledge, forever Unchanging, Changelessly blooms anew.

LESSON 342

I let forgiveness rest upon all things,
For thus forgiveness will be given me.

I thank You, Father, for Your plan to save me from the hell I made.  It is not real.  And You have given me the means to prove its unreality to me.  The key is in my hand, and I have reached the door beyond which lies the end of dreams.  I stand before the gate of Heaven, wondering if I should enter in  and be at home.  Let me not wait again today.  Let me forgive all things, and let creation be as You would have it be and as it is.  Let me remember that I am Your Son, and opening the door at last, forget illusions in the blazing light of truth, as memory of You returns to me.

Brother, forgive me now.  I come to you to take you home with me.  And as we go, the world goes with us on our way to God.

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