Light and joy and peace abide in me (lesson 93).
I am as God created me (lesson 94).
The light in which miracles are seen is part of us. It is inherent in us. We are the home in which miracles are perceived – in which they are experienced – and from which they are shared with our brothers and sisters. This is the glorious condition of creation, a fact that we cannot undo or modify in any way. We can deny it – we can keep our attention from it a long time – but we cannot end it. We cannot go with it.
Why is this so? Because we remain as God created us. Our perfection is eternal because it is God’s reflection. Even to say that we are “one” with God is to miss the point, because it suggests there is an “other” in need of union. In truth, we have not left God and cannot leave God. We live a treacherous dream but it falls within the ambit of our willingness to hear a teacher who can bring our painful isolation to an end.
This review lesson is in the nature of an affirmation. Both of the primary lessons it covers – in particular Lesson 94 – are essential to our understanding of A Course in Miracles and our application of it. Both merit our attention in a serious way, at evening and morning, but throughout the day as well.
Peace is what we are and within that peace is joy and love, the radical inclusivity that defines a child of God. However, if remembering that peace – and making it the singular fact of our day-to-day existence – were simple, we would not need A Course in Miracles. Jesus has been with us in some form or other for over two thousand years and look how it’s gone. We need help – a lot of it. And we need it because our perception of separation is deeply engrained in us. Our thought patterns are not only twisted but they react against that which would untangle them. Vigilance is required. Discernment is required.
Thus, we come to this review period with the potential to further restore to our unhealed minds a dim memory of an unsplit condition. We are recollecting Heaven today, thread by thread restoring ourselves to sanity, readying ourselves to let go of those veils that keep us from Christ, and through Christ, God.
So we apply ourselves, then. We make it the goal of the day: to remember that do indeed remain as God created us, and that memory of this truth is seen in the very light that we are, being created by God in whose essence that light is shared.