After last evening’s healing service, it seems perfect to go back and revisit this lesson from last year’s writing: I am as God created me. And so are you, my friends. So are you.
Today’s A Course in Miracles idea is a declaration of truth: I am as God created me. It is a thought that heals sickness, replaces lack with abundance, discord with harmony, and embraces the all the Goodness that is God. For God is perfect and being a part of that Divine Energy, it is who I am.
Yesterday, I found myself trying to explain to someone why it is important to see the God in everyone. This is a person who used to believe that God is in everyone but has lost faith in that truth because she has just plain seen too much ugliness. “Some people are just plain evil, Nanc,” she told me.
We were interrupted before I had the opportunity to finish explaining my perspective, because although I agree that there are folks who don’t know who they are, don’t realize that they, too, are as God created them, this doesn’t negate the truth. It is my responsibility as a miracle worker, as a teacher of God, to see past the appearances, not reinforce the lies of the ego. Salvation depends on it. I cannot help to awaken the light within if I don’t see it. I cannot help heal sickness, my prayers will be useless if I do not believe that health is possible (indeed, natural!). This is where I am grateful for having been trained as a Practitioner of Religious Science. This is where I know that my training to look past appearances to the truth is invaluable. While I was going through training, I couldn’t completely grasp what it meant to “see the truth” beyond appearances.
What it means is that “I am as God created me,” and so are you. All the other stuff – the sickness, the poverty, the conflict, the war – it is all shit we made up.
I am loving this Goldsmith book we are reading in church The Art of Spiritual Healing because he makes it clear that healing is really just the ability to see what is already there. In Prac training our little mantra for this was “there is nothing to be healed, only truth to be revealed.” We are not healing anyone. We are merely acting as a conduit for truth to be restored. By being able to see the truth, we help open the door to the possibility that the beliefs that have held the condition in place are not real, are not the truth. You are as God created you. The stories you told yourself than somehow things were less than perfect were, in actuality, lies: a trick of misperception. The Course calls this an error or a mistake. The importance of this lesson is that by knowing “I am as God created me” the door to healing conditions is pried open and a shift in those conditions can occur. As it says in this lesson, “Today’s idea is therefore all you need to let complete correction heal your mind, and give you perfect vision that will heal all the mistakes that any mind has made at any time or place.”
I am as God created me.
We will repeat today’s idea from time to time. For this one thought would be enough to save you and the world, if you believed that it is true. Its truth would mean that you have made no changes in yourself that have reality, nor changed the universe so that what God created was replaced by fear and evil, misery and death. If you remain as God created you fear has no meaning, evil is not real, and misery and death do not exist.
Today’s idea is therefore all you need to let complete correction heal your mind, and give you perfect vision that will heal all the mistakes that any mind has made at any time or place. It is enough to heal the past and make the future free. It is enough to let the present be accepted as it is. It is enough to let time be the means for all the world to learn escape from time, and every change that time appears to bring in passing by.
If you remain as God created you, appearances cannot replace the truth, health cannot turn to sickness, nor can death be substitute for life, or fear for love. All this has not occurred, if you remain as God created you. You need no thought but just this one, to let redemption come to light the world and free it from the past.
In this one thought is all the past undone; the present saved to quietly extend into a timeless future. If you are as God created you, then there has been no separation of your mind from His, no split between your mind and other minds, and only unity within your own.
The healing power of today’s idea is limitless. It is the birthplace of all miracles, the great restorer of the truth to the awareness of the world. Practice today’s idea with gratitude. This is the truth that comes to set you free. This is the truth that God has promised you. This is the Word in which all sorrow ends.
For your five-minute practice periods, begin with this quotation from the text:
I am as God created me. His Son can suffer nothing.
And I am His Son.
Then, with this statement firmly in your mind, try to discover in your mind the Self Who is the holy Son of God Himself.
Seek Him within you Who is Christ in you, the Son of God and brother to the world; the Savior Who has been forever saved, with power to save whoever touches Him, however lightly, asking for the Word that tells him he is brother unto Him.
You are as God created you. Today honor your Self. Let graven images you made to be the Son of God instead of what he is be worshipped not today. Deep in your mind the holy Christ in you is waiting your acknowledgment as you. And you are lost and do not know yourself while He is unacknowledged and unknown.
Seek Him today, and find Him. He will be your Savior from all idols you have made. For when you find Him, you will understand how worthless are your idols, and how false the images which you believed were you. Today we make a great advance to truth by letting idols go, and opening our hands and hearts and minds to God today.
We will remember Him throughout the day with thankful hearts and loving thoughts for all who meet with us today. For it is thus that we remember Him. And we will say, that we may be reminded of His Son, our holy Self, the Christ in each of us:
I am as God created me.
Let us declare this truth as often as we can. This is the Word of God that sets you free. This is the key that opens up the gate of Heaven, and that lets you enter in the peace of God and His eternity.
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So today is a day of practicing claiming our power.
It is a proclamation that allows no other ideas to enter. It rejects appearances as the smoke and mirrors that they are. It refuses to buy into any version of reality but God’s, which is that there is perfection everywhere, that love and peace are the truth of beingness; that health and prosperity are our birthrights.
It is powerful stuff, and I am grateful for these lessons that disabuse me of the disempowering beliefs that have ruled my life for so long. I am as God created me. How incredibly wondrous is that?
Namaste, my friends, Namaste.