A Course in Miracles Lesson 67

Love created me like itself.

What we are in truth is beyond language because it is beyond division into separate parts. What we are in truth is beyond what can be perceived because it is beyond interpretation. Yet – because we believe in division, or separation, and in the interpretation – we need a means of salvation that both recognizes the trap we are in and sees the trap as wholly illusory.

A Course in Miracles uses language and the familiar imagery and mythology of Christianity to help us learn that we are can never be contained by symbols of any kind – be they words or crucifixes or historical saviors.

Thus, Lesson 67 begins by asking us to repeat – in language – ideas about ourselves that point towards the wordless truth. We say that holiness created us holy (W-pI.67.2:3) or perfection created us perfect (W-pI.67.2:6). In Love – in “unchanging and unchangeable” (W-pI.67.2:1) reality – there are no distinctions that would allow us to imagine “perfection” or “imperfection” or “almost perfect” or “less than perfect.”

But here – in these bodies and this world – those words, and those like them, reassure us that we are both loved and lovable. And in the calm that reassurance evokes we are able to let go of the specificity of language and the imagery inherent in thought and approach God.

. . . try to reach past all your images and preconceptions about yourself to the truth in you. If love created you like itself, this Self must be in you. And somewhere in your mind It is there for you to find (W-pI.67.3:1-3).

A Course in Miracles recognizes that this approach may not succeed – or succeed only briefly. But its confidence in our ultimate success is infectious. We cannot really fail, we can only put off Joy and Peace a while. It’s not fun to do this, but it’s not fatal.

Our willingness – and the perseverance which flows from it – are together the guarantee that we will not fail in reaching the Holy Ground of our being. We will pass through ego’s distractions and complications . . .

. . . through the interval of thoughtlessness to the awareness of a blazing light in which you recognize yourself as love created you. Be confident that you will do much today to bring that awareness nearer . . . (W-pI.67.4:3-4).

All that stands in the way of our happiness is our preoccupation with false images of our self, which make all kinds of grief, confusion and chaos possible (e.g., W-pI.67.5:2). Lesson 62 is an opportunity – through the repetition of key ideas and then, in a state of quiet stillness – to enter the actual truth of what we are.

Within us is a Teacher that knows the way to God in the very context of the mess we have made trying to hide from God. When we assure ourself that God creates us like unto God, we are not heeding the “tiny, solitary voice” of ego (W-pI.67.6:1).

This is the Voice for God, reminding you of your Father and of your Self. The is the Voice of truth, replacing everything that the ego tells you about yourself with the simple truth about the Son of God. You were created by love like itself (W-pI.67.6:2-4).

This is the way home, and this is the promise we will make it there together.

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  1. Beautifully written, Sean. Yes, indeed we are yearning for wholeness….ACIM is the way….and all it’s wonderful teachers in their mysterious disguises.

  2. Hello all,

    Thank you for these two great videos.

    There were so many interesting and phenomenal ideas mentioned in Gary Renard’s video. He said in the end of the video (words to the effect of), that one one of the great messages of the Course is that we remember who we are, and that when we do remember who we are, this is a miracle in itself. If we do, we bring this memory to others. l have had some interesting experiences related to this idea.

    l reviewed this lesson yesterday:

    ‘Love created me like itself’.

    I think l just would like to say here is that when things seem to be going well and when they seem to be going really well, this is truly a beautiful concept and experience. However, when things seem to be going not so well, when it feels painful and it seems to be happening just to you and not to anyone else except you, when you seem to be swallowed up by the egos story, it is all too convincing and all encompassing.

    How can we remember who we are more often? And how can we pull ourselves back up out of the quagmire and remember it’s a version of reality that the ego would have us believe? Hmm…

    There are a few different things l do depending on the context. At work, l pause, take a breath and for an instant (possibly the Holy Instant?), l bring my attention to my inner being. Then l bring my attention to the other persons inner being. l try to keep it there between us for as long as l can and appreciate the other for who they truly are. I try to acknowledge them on a deeper level. When l manage to do this, l notice a shift happenig. lt is very subtle, but unmistakable. The interactions are so much mor helpful than the usual interactions l always had up until l began to practice this. Since doing this, l’ve had so many unexpected offers of help, really unexpected, with more flow and appreciation between myself and the people. lt makes the day much more pleasant.

    How to drag myself out of the quagmire when l’ve been pulled into the scenario so deeply that l’m in it and believing everything the ego is orchestrating? Hmm… l think l mainly get to a point when l can’t stand it any longer and l do something to distract me from that voice, which eventually works, but always seems to be ‘forever’, when l’m in the thick of it.

    And when all seems to be going well and super well? l enjoy it while it’s there and appreciate it, or at least l try to and l try to remind myself gently to hold it lightly, so it won’t “fly away like the bird”.


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