ACIM Lesson 283 My true Identity abides in You. . Father, I made an image of myself, and it is this I call the Son of God. ²Yet is creation as it always was, for Your creation is unchangeable.
My true Identity abides in You.
1. Father, I made an image of myself, and it is this I call the Son of God. ²Yet is creation as it always was, for Your creation is unchangeable. ³Let me not worship idols. ⁴I am he my Father loves. ⁵My holiness remains the light of Heaven and the Love of God. ⁶Is not what is beloved of You secure? ⁷Is not the light of Heaven infinite? ⁸Is not Your Son my true Identity, when You created everything that is?
2. Now are we one in shared Identity, with God our Father as our only Source, and everything created part of us. ²And so we offer blessing to all things, uniting lovingly with all the world, which our forgiveness has made one with us.
We, the Sons of God
We are the Sons of God and this image we made of ourselves does not change what God created. He did not create us to be separate individuals imprisoned within bodies of flesh and bone. He did not create us to be in competition with each other, to be jealous of each other. He did not create us to defend against love, our true Identity. We can only imagine such a travesty and that we treasure this image we made of ourselves is beyond comprehension. In the Course, Jesus tells us often that we are insane and that is the only explanation I can imagine for our choices.
But the fact that it is a choice we made assures us that we can change our minds and choose again. Jesus says we have left ourselves one power and that is the power of choice. But, he says, it is enough. Let us choose our holiness rather than the image we made to take its place. Let us choose it over and over again in every circumstance until it is the only choice we make. In this way, we instruct the mind to always choose God.
Other than staying vigilant for ego temptation to give power to that which is not true, there is not much left for me to do that I am aware of. I notice immediately if I judge someone or if I feel guilty for something. Just as quickly, I release those beliefs. There is no value in judgment and nothing to be gained in holding grievances. Of that I am certain. My desire now is to surrender to the truth, to let go of the desire for more illusions. This I am doing.
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