A Course in Miracles Lesson 228

God has condemned me not. No more do I.

Essential to our understanding and practice of A Course in Miracles is the idea that we have not left our Source. In the context of separation, this is an idea. It seems like a concept that needs to be explored, understood, supported by evidence, argued over, brought into application, assessed and re-assessed . . .

Which, okay. We can do that. In some ways, we have to do that. But in another way – and this lesson is an example of that other way – we don’t need to do anything at all other than give it our full attention and see what happens.

My holiness remains a part of me, as I am part of You. And my mistakes about myself are dreams. I let them go today (W-pII.228.2:3-5).

The “dreams” are nightmares, really. They are dreams of actually separating from our source, wandering the world alone and vulnerable, eking out a living at the expense and welfare of others, and eventually dying.

All we are really being asked to let go of is the illusion that we can suffer because we are bodies. Is there, perhaps, another way?

And the answer is, yes, because the answer is always yes, and because A Course in Miracles exists because two people agreed to work together to find a way out of the nightmare of separation.

Can God be mistaken? If you hem and haw, bring your attention to your dearest love – your son or daughter, niece or nephew, cousin or aunt, dog or cat or horse. Are you mistaken about your love for them?

If you can be so certain of your love, how much more certain can God be of His?

It’s important to see the latent arrogance in our convction that we are not worthy of God’s Love – that we don’t deserve it because of what we have decided we are.

Shall I deny His knowledge and believe in what His knowledge makes impossible? Shall I accept as true what He proclaims as false? (W-pII.1:2-3)

We set ourselves up as little gods – we refuse our Creator – and then wonder why everything goes sideways. We don’t need to re-assert our worth here. We need to become humble about it. We need to become grateful.

Father, I was mistaken in myself, because I failed to realize the Source from which I came . . . And I stand ready to receive Your Word alone for what I really am (W-pII.228.2:1, 6).

We have not left our Source. The idea that we are bodies in a world is an illusion predicated on a grandiose error you have to consciously avoid looking at in order not to laugh it away. Separation takes an unbelievable amount of effort!

So in quiet and stillness then, we open our minds to revelation. We invite God to speak in us the truth about us, so that we will remember together our shared inheritance as fully loved and fully loving.

We are yet deceived about our true nature, but the blocks and defenses are far less effective than they once were. There are chinks in the armor. Let us today become defenseless again, in order that we might hear all of Creation sing its hymn of praise to us.

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