Lesson 350

Miracles mirror God’s eternal Love.
To offer them is to remember Him,
And through His memory to save the world.

What we forgive becomes a part of us, as we perceive ourselves. The Son of God incorporates all things within himself as You created him. Your memory depends on his forgiveness. What he is, is unaffected by his thoughts. But what he looks upon is their direct result. Therefore, my Father, I would turn to You. Only Your memory will set me free. And only my forgiveness teaches me to let Your memory return to me, and give it to the world in thankfulness.

And as we gather miracles from Him, we will indeed be grateful. For as we remember Him, His Son will be restored to us in the reality of Love.

 

Journal

I didn’t really understand this lesson until I accepted that I am not what I seem. I am not Myron, the body/personality. I first accepted that this must be true because to believe that Jesus is the author of A Course in Miracles is to believe that what it says is true. But I did not understand or feel the truth in this. Slowly I began to understand intellectually that I am more than the body.

My understanding is expanding and with it comes the feeling that precedes the knowing. I am the Son of God, pure spirit. I am the mind that contemplated the impossible idea of separation and so made this mad world. Myron is just one thought within many thoughts, which are all the same thought. I am practicing the idea that I am not Myron, but Spirit.

Through the thought of Myron, I am choosing to forgive the insane projections that are part of this particular life. All of this happens within the mind. Nothing is out there because there is no out there. None of it is real. None of it is serious. It feels serious because I decided to forget it was a game and I decided to forget to laugh at it. As a result, I became so enamored of the game that I began to identify with the characters and the dramas and began to think they were me.

I am beginning to wake up from this dream, and I am doing it through my dream characters. Myron, for instance, is the effect of separation thoughts, but she experiences them in a certain way. Her life is a series of specific forms of the one content which is separation. The effects of the thought of separation make up her “life” and her decisions to accept this effect as true and that one as false seem to be waking her up. From the point of view of experiencing life through Myron, it seems that she is autonomous and that she is the one waking up. And others are not. But that is simply the idea of separation.

There are not many who must awaken. There is only the mind, the One. There seems to be many different webs of relationships, and practically speaking this works. Within those webs of relationships there are the stories and dramas that are the effects of projection. These characters in mind are forgiving each other – or not. With each decision they make within the dream story, it becomes clearer and clearer that this story needs to end. It was interesting and sometimes fun, but it is not the truth and I am beginning to remember what I gave up in order to experience separation.

Each time Myron chooses to forgive she seems to be taking a step out of the dream state. Her seeming awakening is a reflection of the step out of the dream that I am taking. As the effects of the separation idea are undone through forgiveness, so is the separation idea itself undone. Each time I express forgiveness within the story of  Myron, it is a miracle offered to save the world.