Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Lesson 219 & 220 I am not a body. I am free.

Lesson 219

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

(199) I am not a body. I am free.

I am God's Son. Be still, my mind, and think a moment
upon this. And then return to earth, without confusion
as to what my Father loves forever as His Son.

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


Lesson 220

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

(200) There is no peace except the peace of God.

Let me not wander from the way of peace, for I am lost on
other roads than this. But let me follow Him Who leads me
home, and peace is certain as the Love of God.

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




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Lesson 219
Review: "I am not a body. I am free.
I am still as God created me."
"I am not a body. I am free."

The statement "I am not a body. I am free" implies that if I were a body, I would not be free. The body is limited to a few cubic feet of space in this world. It is disconnected from everything else. This is an extreme limitation compared to the unity with all that is the reality of what God created. What God created is forever joined with Him and all creation. God loves what He created because He created it out of Love. That Love is eternal, unchanging and unchangeable.

The Self He created is Love and that is What He loves as His Son. It is What I am in truth. Nothing the body does can affect in the slightest God's Love for the Self I am. I am not a body. Believing I am a body is just a mistake to be undone. Because I am not a body, my innocence remains untainted. If I believe I am guilty for anything, it is because I have accepted a false image of myself as what I think I am.

The commandment that says, "You shall have no other God's before Me" is a path to freedom. It is the mistaken images I have made of myself that are false idols which keep me bound to an experience of limitation and lack of Love. As I let them go, I open my heart and mind to the Love of God that has never ceased. Remembering "I am not a body. I am free. I am God's Son" is an affirmation of my innocence and my wholeness. It reminds me that I am still as God created me.


God is formless, changeless, eternal Love. God, or Love, is universal. This means Love is everywhere. There is nothing but Love. Love shares all of Itself with all. Love extends. Love is giving. Love's extension is God's Son. The one Son that we are is eternally united and eternally Love.

Dreaming of bodies with separate minds is just a mistake to be undone. No matter what we dream, we all still remain Love as we were created. We are still an extension of Love, which is continuous and united.

It is only as I am willing to quiet my mind of all the false ideas of separation that I can remember this truth. I have been confused about what I am and what my brother is, but I can lay this confusion down. I can remember what my Father loves forever as His Son. I can remember that nothing has really changed. Love remains Love as one forever. I need not be bound by dreams of false ideas.

Today my practice is to remember that I am not a body. All still remains Love as God's extension. I have reinforced false ideas and now it is my opportunity to reinforce the truth.


I woke up this morning thinking about my errors and berating myself for not being perfect. I sat down to do my lesson and started doing the "wrong" one. I read,"Only my condemnation injures me." I felt a sense of relief, as if God were answering the question my mind was asking,"Am I condemned because of my mistakes?" For that is really what I fear when I do something that doesn't feel right or have thoughts that don't feel right.

I realized that this was yesterday's lesson and laughed out loud at how perfectly the Universe works to support my growth and my happiness. Then I read the comments from Staff and thought that you must be speaking directly to me this morning. Especially the line that says, "Nothing the body does can affect in the slightest God's Love for the Self I am." Thanks for the help!

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Lesson 220
Review: "I am not a body. I am free.
I am still as God created me."
"There is no peace except the peace of God."

Peace does not seem certain because the Love of God does not seem certain. The ego does not trust God because it projects its own capriciousness on God. Just as the ego withholds appreciation from those it judges, it believes God would do the same. The ego cannot conceive of an existence without condemnation and projection because the ego is the idea of rejection.

The Course tells us that Love does not condemn. Therefore God, being Love, must not condemn. Total lack of condemnation is inconceivable to the ego because judgment is the means by which the ego holds separation in place. Likewise, condemnation is inconceivable to Love because Love is unity and unity is held together by Love.

To the ego, the Love of God cannot be relied upon. What it hides is that the only reason God's Love cannot be relied upon is because the ego has rejected it. Lay down the rejection and the certainty of God's Love is instantly revealed.

That is why the way Home is to follow the One given me by God in my mind, Who knows the way. He is not fooled by the ego's lies, deceptions and insanity. He knows the truth that I remain safe at Home in Love. His job in my mind is to help me release the false ideas so that the reality of the peace of God can return to my awareness. In truth there is no certainty except the peace of God. There is no opposite.

I am grateful for the grace of God that would not accept insane ideas of separation and specialness as real. I am grateful for the grace of God that gave me the Means in my mind to find my way out of insane dreams and return Home to His loving Arms.


If I am not experiencing peace, it is because I have wandered away from peace. Peace has not left me. I left peace. Peace is always there, waiting from my return. As I am willing, I have a Guide Who will return me to the peace of God. What I experience, I am choosing. If I am not happy with my choice, then I can open my mind to the One Who knows a better way.

Thinking I am independent of God has not brought me happiness. Now I would be willing to follow in the gentle ways of peace. Right now I am willing to open my mind to the experience of God's peace. To do this I must follow the gentle Guide Who is always in my mind waiting to return me Home. For this I give thanks.

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