A Course in Miracles Workbook Daily Lesson 326, Year 2022

ACIM Daily Lesson 326 I am forever an Effect of God. 1. Father, I was created in Your Mind, a holy Thought that never left its home.

A Course in Miracles Workbook Daily Lesson 326 I am forever an Effect of God.
1. Father, I was created in Your Mind, a holy Thought that never left its home.

I am forever an Effect of God.

Lesson 326

I am forever an Effect of God.

1. Father, I was created in Your Mind, a holy Thought that never left its home. ²I am forever Your Effect, and You forever and forever are my Cause. ³As You created me I have remained. ⁴Where You established me I still abide. ⁵And all Your attributes abide in me, because it is Your Will to have a Son so like his Cause that Cause and Its Effect are indistinguishable. ⁶Let me know that I am an Effect of God, and so I have the power to create like You. ⁷And as it is in Heaven, so on earth. ⁸Your plan I follow here, and at the end I know that You will gather Your effects into the tranquil Heaven of Your Love, where earth will vanish, and all separate thoughts unite in glory as the Son of God.

2. Let us today behold earth disappear, at first transformed, and then, forgiven, fade entirely into God’s holy Will.

As You created me I have remained. ⁴Where You established me I still abide.

Wow! What an incredibly beautiful lesson! This is the absolute and only truth of what we are. We are forever an Effect of God. What God creates is always as He created it. This is how we know that our present experience is just that, an experience. These bodies are not what we are, and this world is not where we are. We only dream of this.

We are like God in every way because He created us as an extension of Himself.

Imagine that I was to draw a dot on a sheet of paper and then extend that dot into a line. The dot would be black ink, and the line would also be black ink. It could never become red ink or yellow crayon. It is an extension of the dot, not the dot as something else. We are an extension of God and can never be something else.

Unlike the inked line, we can think of something else and imagine that we are different, but what we are remains safe and unaffected. We might wonder how it is that we could imagine something that appears so very real. The answer is that we have the power to create like God. How, then, did it all become such a mess? And the answer is that we did not follow God’s plan; that is, we did not extend Love. However, we can change the plan now and choose love over fear. In so doing, we will bring the earth itself into alignment with Heaven.

We have been given a simple plan to accomplish our purpose, one that cannot fail. Recognizing that all things are images of thoughts, the solution is to choose loving thoughts every time. And when we choose less than loving thoughts, it is a simple matter to forgive that choice, let it go, and choose again. Consistent practice creates a permanent change.

I am a Thought in the Mind of God, an Effect, and He is my Cause.

I must be as God created me and where He created me because that is His Will, and I gladly follow His plan because I long to return to that state. Words, no matter how beautiful and no matter the emotion they evoke, are not the same thing as the experience of it.

Even as I use the word experience, I realize that knowing I am in the Mind of God is not an experience; it simply is. What I am having here is an experience. It’s been fun and awful, and I am ready for the experience to end. Reading about my true nature and being reassured that I have not lost it are helpful. Hearing that the world will one day fade into God’s Holy Will is reassuring. These things are also motivating. I want this very much. Though my current goal is to reinforce and deepen what I have now, I look ahead to the next step as well and to the final step with a sense of awe.

Regina’s Tips

Regina guides us to a place far past where A Course in Miracles takes us. The Course is designed to be a guide to purification. It introduces us to the ego, points out that we don’t want to remain in this state of a split mind, and then helps us see our way out. We do this through mind-watching and releasing what we find there that is not in alignment with truth as we are able to understand it at this time and to awakening in the world. What Regina is sharing goes past purification and even past the first locations of awakening. She is talking to us about not just waking in the dream world but awakening from the dream altogether. She is talking about a complete merging with God, so there is not even Father and Son.

Here are some things she says about this.

Today’s lesson says, “…it is Your Will to have a Son so like his Cause that Cause and Its Effect are indistinguishable.” That sentence points to the truth that we are being asked to accept. There is no Son in Reality, and therefore there is no Father. There is only Reality, and we are That.

Today’s lesson says, “Let us today behold earth disappear, at first transformed, and then, forgiven, fade entirely into God’s holy Will.” As stated in the previous paragraph, God’s Will is the end of the dream that appears to distinguish a Father from a Son.

The real world is still a dream, but it is a dream that reflects reality. In the real world, true perception sees that everything is consciousness. That is a dream-reflection of the absolute, which is non-dual reality.

Because this is very different than anything most of us have considered, we should gently contemplate what she has written today. Marinate in it without trying to figure it out.

Past Entry

What a wonderful and glorious prayer to begin my day! I am created in God’s Mind, a holy thought that has never left its home. Thank You, God. Thank You so much for creating me like You, and thank You for loving me. I gladly do the practices that will heal the error in my mind and return my full awareness to You.

When I did this lesson two years ago the part that stood out to me was the line that said I would fade entirely into God’s holy Will. It was a little scary to think of because I worried about Myron disappearing. I know that there may still be some attachment to Myron but right now, all I can find is the love I feel for God.

Holy Spirit, please help me with my practices today. I want to let go of all that is not God, and I want to gladly and eagerly fade into the Will of God with no thought of preserving Myron, who does not exist at all. I want to know, not think or understand, but really know, that I am God’s Son. So I do my part to remove anything from the mind that blocks that awareness.

That prayer is being answered.

Each day I find myself more willing to let go of the Myron persona, much less attached to it. Shoot, I even have trouble believing it exists now. It seems more and more like a mirage, no more tangible than smoke. Myron is only a collection of thoughts, beliefs, ideas, and preferences; things I have been taught and decided to believe, bits of the past glued together and called a personality/mind/body.

I laugh and cry to think how dedicated I have been to preserving this bit of nothing, how much value I have placed in each of these silly beliefs. Then the sliver of my self that is reluctant to give up this sandbox of illusions, and thinks there is surely one more story worth exploring, tries to convince me of the reality of the body-self. I have a cold; see, there is a body. So I sneeze, and cough, and blow my nose and laugh at the absurdity of it all, and marvel at the determination this self has to remain in its shadowy existence.

I let the body be. I let the body do what the body does. It cannot be me. I am indistinguishable from God. Can God have a cold? I will not be fooled by absurd appearances. I am untouched by what seems to be happening in the illusion. When I leave this quiet, happy moment and go to work, I may forget the truth again, but my true desire is to awaken, and so I will. Holy Spirit, I ask that You go before me and make clear my path. Continue to look with me at my thoughts and show me what they really mean. Continue to heal my mind of all ego confusion. Thank You.

This morning, practically from the moment I woke up, I was thinking about being Awakened.

I don’t know how that happens. I am preparing for the moment as I let go of the untrue thoughts in my mind. So, I forgive and forgive as often as it comes to me to do so. I practice the Course and allow my mind to be healed, accepting the Atonement as much as I can. Preparing to be awakened seems to be my part, and so I do it.

But I have moments when I long to be awake and moments I long for God to be fully in my awareness and to remember who I am. This morning was one of those times, especially when I read this lesson. “I am forever Your Effect, and You forever and forever are my Cause.” This sentence makes my heart sing! Something in me remembers this, and so I long to know it again. And surely, I can and am meant to because, as He created me, I have remained. Where He established me, I still abide. My heart cries out to know Him again.

And I had the thought to make this a day of knowing God and knowing who I am. I can’t make myself awaken, I don’t think, but I can spend today as if I was awakened. At least I can spend it in peace and joy. When the ego tries to establish itself in my mind once again, I can laugh at it. I can accept each thing that happens to me as perfect, and if the ego objects and calls me a fool, and if I wonder if that could be right, I can ask to be shown the perfection of the moment.

So that is my plan today.

I have a lot to do, but I am going to settle into today and treat it as if it is endless and there is no hurry to finish anything. And I am going to act as if every word in today’s lesson is true, not in some unseen future, but at this moment, as surely it must be since truth is eternal and so can never not be. If I become confused as I try on this idea, I will just ask how to see this moment as the Christ that I am.

Jesus, I will need your help today.

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