ACIM Lesson 217 2021

ACIM Lesson 217

I am not a body. I am free.
For I am still as God created me.

1. (197) It can be but my gratitude I earn.

²Who should give thanks for my salvation but myself? ³And how but through salvation can I find the Self to Whom my thanks are due?

⁴I am not a body. ⁵I am free.
⁶For I am still as God created me.

(ACIM, W-217.1:1-6)

What am I being saved from? It is my decision to see myself as separate and special. This decision obscures my reality and makes it impossible for me to remember who I am. It causes me to believe that I have forgotten Heaven and have forgotten my Creator. This decision has left me in a hell of my own making.

So who is going to save me? Only myself. My choices placed me in hell, and choosing with God will be my salvation. I am given all I need to guide me back Home. A Course in Miracles has introduced me to the presence of my decision-maker and has shown me how I can use these life stories as helpful feedback that shows me where there is still a need to heal my mind.

How is this going to save me? As I continue to bring my thoughts and beliefs to the Holy Spirit, my mind is healed and I begin to see more clearly. I become aware of the errors in my mind and I let them go. My mind opens to more healing and so more clarity. As the darkness clears, the light shows me my Self and it is to my Self that I owe gratitude. I really am as God created me.