A Course in Miracles: Lesson 95

I am one Self, united with my Creator.

We have but one function in Creation: to remember what we are in truth. This remembrance is for all, and so naturally extends throughout Creation. This is the good news: we are not separate from our Creator and therefore not alien unto Creation.

We can be happy. We can be at peace.

You are one Self, in perfect harmony with all there is, and that there will be . . . Feel this one Self in you, and let It shine away all your illusions and your doubts (W-pI.95.1: 1, 3).

What we are in truth is One with both Creator and Creation: to know God is to know our Self, and to know our Self is know our brother and sister. This is the truth in us, and remembrance of it dispels all doubt and confusion, all sorrow and distress, all guilt, fear and anger.

To remember what we are in truth is not an affirmation of the separated self, with its personal story, its memories and dreams, its hopes for life and fears of death. Rather, it is an affirmation of the Self beyond ego and separation, and thus evokes all the separated ones. It is a shared dream of separation.

Be vigilant . . . Repeat today’s idea as frequently as possible, and understand that each time you do, someone hears the voice of hope, the stirring of truth within their mind, the gentle rustling of the wings of peace (W-pI.95.14: 5, 8).

“I am one Self” (W-pI.95.11:4). We are one Self.

To the separated mind which believes in distinctions, and values based on distinctions, and in choosing between distinctions in an attempt to become happy and free, this is idealistic at best and insane at worst.

Our goal is to make contact with the idea not at the level of analysis, but the level of experience. It’s less about what it means and more about how it feels to consider it. Lesson 95 states the simple truth about us. Why won’t we accept it? What have we placed before it?

A Course in Miracles is not complicated but it is challenging. Ego does not relinquish its stranglehold easily. Lesson 95 invites a head-on confrontation, an hourly reminder to us in our separated state that we remain as God created us, wholly united and entirely one.

Thus, our work is simply to show up and be open to the dawning of the only memory that matters: our oneness in and with Creation. We are simply willing to perceive a new way, and our willingness becomes the means by which the new – which is the familiar, the only – is given to us again.

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  1. Hi Sean,
    I find the course infuriating a lot of the time, especially what I consider to be its overly patriarchal language and words like “temptation” and “salvation” which take me back to the dark ages of my childhood amongst nuns and priests and the paradigms of punishment, shaming and control. Nevertheless, I know that that is not what the course is about and I am continuing on because I have a strong feeling that it is right – I mean that I know that it is the thing for me to be doing right now.
    It puts me in the position of having to laugh at how furious I get at the language and also the lack of clarity that I perceive in the lessons and the opposing absolute unwillingness to give up the course.
    All this is by way of saying that I turn to your blog every day to help me get to the bottom of the lesson and to “translate” it to some extent to one that I can do.
    So thank you!!

    1. Hi Nichola,

      You’re welcome. Thank you for reading and for sharing.

      The language of the course is exasperating indeed! And even when we sense – as you clearly do – that it is merely a veneer for the lovely and insightful content, it can still be annoying. I think the feeling some of us get – I have it, you have it – that we are meant to keep going can be confusing at times. I have put a lot of texts aside in my life because they used outdated or offensive language. Something in this called to me, and still does . . .

      It is like there is a small part of our mind that is not so conditioned, and therefore not so judgmental, and is able to see that there is something that we need to learn. Often when I am feeling most confused or alienated by ACIM – the text, the sometimes weird energy of its community, et cetera – I try to make contact with that part of the mind, simply by letting it shine a little. There is a nice line in Lesson 189 that I am trying to write about today:

      Forget the world, forget this course, and come with wholly empty hands unto your God (W-pI.189.7:8).

      God knows the way to us because God is with us now and all we need to do is stop getting in the way of remembering that . . . how liberating! There is nothing theological or semantic about it!

      Thank you again for reading and sharing . . . Please keep in touch, as time and inclination allow . . .


  2. Thanks Sean for your reflections about this lesson. l practiced this lesson today:

    “I am one Self united with my creator”.

    After doing a few of the 5 minute sessions, l liked it so much that l incorporated it into my main daily meditation – wow!!! l wasn’t expecting anything at all, but this meditation practice was a real stand out and l cannot even begin to say why, or how, or even anything about it except this.

    ‘l don’t know exactly what happened, but there was a tremendous pull into the ‘thing’, the space of one Self, if that’s what it even is. The pull was so strong, seductive, potent, alluring and irresistible. l felt a bit high and thought at one point ‘l feel like l was born for this’. Very clearly, it almost startled me, l heard a reply “You were”. lt was very potent and yet the paradox is that l did not see anything different at all and did not seem to go anywhere, but it was like l ‘saw it all’ and have been there. l can’t explain it, but it seemed to be like some sort of spiritual climax and l didn’t even get there. Afterwards l felt and feel amazing like: pure, cleansed, exhilarated, liberated, on a natural high and none of this makes sense. But l liked it so much that l’m going to incorporate it into my daily meditation practice. l’ll let you know if the reversal of the aging process begins 😉.


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