ACIM Lesson 218 2021

ACIM Lesson 218

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

1. (198) Only my condemnation injures me.

²My condemnation keeps my vision dark, and through my sightless eyes I cannot see the vision of my glory. ³Yet today I can behold this glory and be glad.

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

(ACIM, W-218.1:1-6)

I absolutely must let go of the desire to condemn. It doesn’t matter who I condemn, myself or another, it is all the same. Condemnation keeps us separate and, in our separation, we cannot know our Self which is One. I see this as uncompromising. I cannot condemn even one person or the whole is no longer whole. I cannot condemn in part, mostly loving someone but hating some aspect of him or her. The decision to love in part is not love and it will keep me blind to who they are, and so keep me blind to who I am since we are the same.

I’ve learned to love everything. I love that there were hurricanes and I love that I left so that I didn’t have to experience it. I love that there was damage to my house and I love that much of that has been repaired. I love it all. Everything is either supporting me or it is offering me opportunities for healing. Both are welcome. I love everyone in my life whether they agree with me or disagree with me.

When I have a moment of insanity and believe that something shouldn’t be happening or that someone is not loveable, I have another golden opportunity to look with the Holy Spirit at my mistaken beliefs so they can be corrected. I am learning to laugh at my errors. To take them seriously is to make them feel real in my mind. I can close my eyes to my glory but I cannot diminish it. I am still as God created me.