C 8: II. The Difference Between Imprisonment and Freedom, P 7

II. The Difference Between Imprisonment and Freedom, P 7

7 When I said, “All power and glory are yours because the Kingdom is His,” this is what I meant. The Will of God is without limit, and all power and glory lie within it. It is boundless in strength and in love and in peace. It has no boundaries because its extension is unlimited, and it encompasses all things because it created all things. By creating all things, it made them part of itself. You are the Will of God because that is how you were created. Because your Creator creates only like Himself, you are like Him. You are part of Him Who is all power and glory, and are therefore as unlimited as He is.


I am part of God and are therefore as unlimited as He is. This is what the Course has been trying to tell me all along. It is helping me accept the truth that I am not what I seem in this experience of separation. The reason it is taking so much work for me to accept this is that there is such a huge difference between what I imagine myself to be and my reality.

I actually talked about this very thing this morning when I wrote in my journal for the Daily Lessons. Today’s lesson says that I can call upon God’s Name because it is my own as well. This is what I wrote about it.

I noticed that not only did it say that I could call on the Name of God, but that I can do this because it is my name as well. I noticed that second part today when in the past it didn’t mean anything to me, because today I am more willing to accept my Divinity than I have been before.

This lesson is not just saying that it is always possible to call for help when I need it. It is reminding me that I am God’s Son. Our Name shares the same power because gave me His Name in my creation. I am literally, very literally part of God. Through creation I am an extension of God because that is what creation is, an extension of All That Is. When I call on the name of God, I am calling on my innate power through calling on God, or to say it another way, through remembering what I am and claiming my inheritance.

I’m giggling because this brought to mind a cartoon show I used to watch with my daughter. I don’t remember what it was called, but in a desperate moment the hero would stand tall with his sword reaching to the sky and say in a loud strong voice, “I am the power!” Well, when I call on the Name of God, that is what I am doing. I am calling on the truth and claiming my power as God’s Son. What is the ego beside that!

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