Thursday, September 18, 2008

Lesson 162 Forgiveness is my function as the light of the world.

LESSON 62


Forgiveness is my function as the light of the world.


It is your forgiveness that will bring the world of darkness to the light. It is your forgiveness that lets you recognize the light in which you see. Forgiveness is the demonstration that you are the light of the world. Through your forgiveness does the truth about yourself return to your memory. Therefore, in your forgiveness lies your salvation.

Illusions about yourself and the world are one. That is why all forgiveness is a gift to yourself. Your goal is to find out who you are, having denied your Identity by attacking creation and its Creator. Now you are learning how to remember the truth. For this attack must be replaced by forgiveness, so that thoughts of life may replace thoughts of death.

Remember that in every attack you call upon your own weakness, while each time you forgive you call upon the strength of Christ in you. Do you not then begin to understand what forgiveness will do for you? It will remove all sense of weakness, strain and fatigue from your mind. It will take away all fear and guilt and pain. It will restore the invulnerability and power God gave His Son to your awareness.

Let us be glad to begin and end this day by practicing today's idea, and to use it as frequently as possible throughout the day. It will help to make the day as happy for you as God wants you to be. And it will help those around you, as well as those who seem to be far away in space and time, to share this happiness with you.

As often as you can, closing your eyes if possible, say to yourself today:

Forgiveness is my function as the light of the world.
I would fulfill my function that I may be happy.

Then devote a minute or two to considering your function and the happiness and release it will bring you. Let related thoughts come freely, for your heart will recognize these words, and in your mind is the awareness they are true. Should your attention wander, repeat the idea and add:

I would remember this because I want to be happy.


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Lesson 162
"I am as God created me."

Jesus knows what will help us. There is nothing in this world that can harm us or save us in any way. "I am as God created me" helps me let go of my belief in this world. This world is an illusion. I am only dreaming of a world of separation. I am still as God created me. Truth is true and nothing else is true.

It is my attraction to the stories of this world that holds me to this world. "I am as God created me" helps me recognize the truth. It helps me recognize that nothing could ever really happen but God. God is. Love is. And then we cease to speak. "I am as God created me" simply recognizes the truth. When my wanders in dreams again, I bring it back by remembering again, "I am as God created me." Such is the truth.

Because I have such need of it, I know it will help me to remember God's Words today as many times as possible. "I am as God created me." These words bring relief from my sick dreams of a world of separation. I know the words of today's lesson are the truth.

I need this practice today and every day. I begin in the present moment. And through the day if I forget, as soon as I remember, I will return again to, "I am as God created me." It is the only cure for all the false beliefs found in the dream of separation. None of them are true. There is only one Self. We are all united as Love in the Mind of God. All is still Love, as God created It.


"I am as God created me" goes hand in hand with the often stated thought, "ideas leave not their source." God is Mind, and therefore His ideas are His creations. My Self is an Idea in the Mind of God and It has not left Its Source. I am not a body, nor am I what the body does. I am not the thoughts I seem to think when I am identified with the body. These thoughts are not shared with God and are therefore not real thoughts. Since these are the thoughts I am usually aware of, I am usually not aware of my Self, as God created me.

Reminding myself that I am as God created me is another way of loosening my identification with the body. This release from identification with an unreal image is essential for me to receive the gifts that God gave me in my creation. His gifts are not of the world of separation. His gifts are not temporary, but eternal. Thus His gift of my Self is eternal. The truth about me is eternal, changeless and unchangeable. It cannot be harmed, so I am safe. All thoughts of fear of any kind can only occur because I believe I am something other than what God created, that I can in some way be changed.

As I practice replacing every thought of fear with the idea that I am as God created me, peace returns to my awareness. I am safe. That can never change. I am grateful for these lessons, which gently lead me back to this awareness.

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