Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Lesson 203 & Lesson 204 - I am not a body. I am free.

Lesson 203

I am not a body. I am free.
For I am still as God created me.

(183) I call upon God's Name and on my own.

The Name of God is my deliverance from every thought of
evil and of sin, because it is my own as well as His.

I am not a body. I am free.
For I am still as God created me.



Lesson 204

I am not a body. I am free.
For I am still as God created me.

(184) The Name of God is my inheritance.

God's Name reminds me that I am His Son, not slave to
time, unbound by laws which rule the world of sick illusions,
free in God, forever and forever one with Him.

I am not a body. I am free.
For I am still as God created me.






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Lesson 203
Review: "I am not a body. I am free.
For I am still as God created me."
"I call upon God's Name and on my own."

"I call upon God's Name and on my own" is another way of reminding me that I am not a body. If my name is the same as God's Name, then I must share the same characteristics as God. God is not a body so I must not be a body. God is innocent and wholly loving, so I must be innocent and wholly loving.

To call upon God's Name is to remind me of my Source and What I am. God has no fear, so fear must be alien to me as well. God does not condemn and so I must not condemn. Any image I believe about myself that is different from this is a false image that limits me and blinds me to the truth about myself.

To call upon God's Name is to open my mind to receive the truth of What I am. That is what I truly desire at the core of my being. I truly want to remember What I am. This Self that God created is where I find comfort and peace. It is the part of me that remembers God's Name is my own, along with all my brothers. It is the part of me that sees only unity and therefore is perfectly safe always.

Holy Spirit, help me see with the vision of my Self. Help me see the loving innocence of my brother so that I may recognize it in myself. Today I would receive Your meaning for everything I would look upon. Help me to be the Love I was created to be and see It everywhere. Help me to answer every call for Love with Love and thereby teach myself that only Love is real.


God is universal. God is the truth of all that is real. When I forget God, I am forgetting my Source, my true Identity. When I forget my Source, I am dreaming a dream of being separate from What I truly am. The way out of this is to return to letting God back into my awareness. The way out of this is to be willing to wake up from the dream of separation.

Anything other than God is a dream. That is why remembering God is my deliverance. "I call upon God's Name and on my own" helps me remember the truth. There is nothing other than God. That truth is my safety and my joy. Remembering that truth is my salvation.

I would remind myself of the truth frequently today. I would let my mind be healed of belief that anything other than God is real. This is how I rest in God today. This is how I wake up from the dream.

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Lesson 204
Review: "I am not a body. I am free.
For I am still as God created me."
"The Name of God is my inheritance."

It is helpful to me to look at the symbolism of the "Name" of God. When a botanist identifies the name of a plant, that name is a reference to all the characteristics of that plant, including its heritage. When that plant reproduces, the reproduction is given the same name. So a botanist, when told the name of a plant, knows the full description of that plant. In the same way, the Name of God encompasses the full description of God, all that God is. It does not matter what word we use as the Name of God. The word is a symbol of all that God is.

Since the Name of God is my inheritance, His Name also represents all that I am. That is a very different image than I have held of myself. All that God is, I am. To the ego, that statement is arrogant. But the real arrogance is the denial of that statement, because it is saying that I know better than God what I am. God gave me His Name and all of His characteristics. It is time to let go of the arrogance of the ego that refuses God's gifts.

Holy Spirit, help me today to see the Name of God in everyone, including myself. Help me see past the false images made to hide the reality in everyone. I am willing to accept the Name of God as my inheritance, for I recognize I am not a body. I am free. I am still as God created me.


What stands out to me in this lesson is that I am not slave to time. I am unbound by laws which rule the world of sick illusions. So many times I do think I am slave to time and I do think that I am bound by laws of the world. This means that I still have a lot of mind healing work to do. This means that I still need to continue to deny the denial of the truth. Accepting sick illusions is really not helpful to me nor to anyone else. I do not need to continue doing this. I can step back from these beliefs and that is my practice today.

When I have an open mind, the Holy Spirit will help me by bringing in a new, unlimited perception. It is my job to keep my mind open and not repeat the past. That ego groove may be deep through many repetitions, but with the Holy Spirit's help, I can step out of that ego groove. It takes my willingness to not assume anything. It takes my willingness to be led by the Holy Spirit.

Following the Holy Spirit's lead, I find that I am not bound to the laws of the world. I am under no laws but God's. Why should I delay freedom? Why should I continue repeating sick illusions of separation? The time is now. The Holy Spirit will show me that I am not slave to time. The Holy Spirit will make things simple. My job is to step back and listen. That is my practice today, for I am not a body. I am free. I am still as God created me. This is true now and forever. This is my practice today.


Yes, I am under no laws but God's and that is why my function is to have the willingness to surrender in each moment to the Voice Within me for everything. My only desire is to hear God's Voice in every moment, to see with the Vision of Christ.

When I hear and see with the body's ears and eyes, I am identifying with the body and then I do not know what anything is for, nor what anything means.

When I rely on the Voice Within -- The Holy Spirit for everything, I realize I am not a body, I am free, I am still as God created me. The name of God is my inheritance because God's Voice lives in me, and I know this is true when I hear His Voice in every moment, and see with His eyes -- the Vision of Christ is given me. I then realize total oneness with all, God in all, and so am I.

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