Wednesday, May 14, 2008

LESSON 67 Love created me like itself.


Love created me like itself.

Today's idea is a complete and accurate statement of what you are. This is why you are the light of the world. This is why God appointed you as the world's savior. This is why the Son of God looks to you for his salvation. He is saved by what you are. We will make every effort today to reach this truth about you, and to realize fully, if only for a moment, that it is the truth.

In the longer practice period, we will think about your reality and its wholly unchanged and unchangeable nature. We will begin by repeating this truth about you, and then spend a few minutes adding some relevant thoughts, such as:

Holiness created me holy.

Kindness created me kind.
Helpfulness created me helpful.
Perfection created me perfect.

Any attribute which is in accord with God as He defines Himself is appropriate for use. We are trying today to undo your definition of God and replace it with His Own. We are also trying to emphasize that you are part of His definition of Himself.

After you have gone over several such related thoughts, try to let all thoughts drop away for a brief preparatory interval, and then try to reach past all your images and preconceptions about yourself to the truth in you. If love created you like itself, this Self must be in you. And somewhere in your mind It is there for you to find.

You may find it necessary to repeat the idea for today from time to time to replace distracting thoughts. You may also find that this is not sufficient, and that you need to continue adding other thoughts related to the truth about yourself. Yet perhaps you will succeed in going past that, and through the interval of thoughtlessness to the awareness of a blazing light in which you recognize yourself as love created you. Be confident that you will do much today to bring that awareness nearer, whether you feel you have succeeded or not.

It will be particularly helpful today to practice the idea for the day as often as you can. You need to hear the truth about yourself as frequently as possible, because your mind is so preoccupied with false self-images. Four or five times an hour, and perhaps even more, it would be most beneficial to remind yourself that love created you like itself. Hear the truth about yourself in this.

Try to realize in the shorter practice periods that this is not your tiny, solitary voice that tells you this. This is the Voice for God, reminding you of your Father and of your Self. This is the Voice of truth, replacing everything that the ego tells you about yourself with the simple truth about the Son of God. You were created by love like itself.


Lesson 67
“Love created me like itself.”

The sentences that stand out to me today in this lesson are, “We are trying today to undo your definition of God and replace it with His Own. We are also trying to emphasize that you are part of His definition of Himself.” Our job today as we work with applying this lesson is to think about the Truth about ourselves and realize our unchangeable nature as Love.

This means I need to look at all the thoughts that conflict with my unchangeable nature and see that they are false ideas. This lesson invites me to accept the holy instant, where I recognize my true nature is outside of time and space. This lesson invites me to practice accepting my Self instead of the limited, individual self I thought I was.

As I repeat today’s lesson in my mind, “Love created me like Itself,” I feel it flow through me like healing waters. Calmness grows stronger. I feel myself relax and soften. My mind becomes more at ease. The sometimes frantic attempts to plan for my safety diminishes. My sense of being held in the comfort of God’s loving arms grows stronger. I know that I can relax now. The loving Comforter has brought me a message of comfort as it reminds me that Love created me like Itself.

Thoughts of needing to be accepted or approved of, of needing to do anything to be OK in any way fade away in the presence of the thought, “Love created me like Itself.” Guilt is gone, replaced by joy. There is a growing desire to embrace everything and everyone with Love.

As I accept this idea as the truth, everything I look upon shines in the Love of God and I see my Self in everything. Differences fade away. Only the Light of Love remains. My heart overflows with joy in the recognition of my Self as Who I am. I am at peace. Gratitude fills me.

Today’s lesson is very important in my mind healing process. Love created me like Itself. Love created everyone like Itself. All is Love. There are no differences, no changes. Eternal Love is always extending itself. There is only one Mind of Love. Each time I practice remembering this today, I am reminded about the truth of my Identity and everyone’s Identity.

Love is always present because Love is all there is. Love does not turn on and off. Love is changeless and eternal. This lesson helps me let go of all the false ideas I have believed in. It helps me remember the truth behind the appearances of differences, behind the world of time and space. As I remember the truth, I am in peace, I am in joy. All is well.

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