ACIM Workbook Lesson 229 says Love, which created me, is what I am. in this lesson we learn that Love is our identity and it is kept safe for us by our Father.
Love, which created me, is what I am.
1. I seek my own Identity, and find It in these words: “Love, which created me, is what I am.” ²Now need I seek no more. ³Love has prevailed. ⁴So still It waited for my coming home, that I will turn away no longer from the holy face of Christ. ⁵And what I look upon attests the truth of the Identity I sought to lose, but which my Father has kept safe for me.
2. Father, my thanks to You for what I am; for keeping my Identity untouched and sinless, in the midst of all the thoughts of sin my foolish mind made up. ²And thanks to You for saving me from them. ³Amen.
What a wonderful revelation that is!
I am Love. What a wonderful revelation that is! Yes, I am Love and therefore I cannot be this body, nor can I be any of the ideas with which I have in the past identified myself. I am not Love and something else as well. As I am Love I cannot be hateful or fearful or guilty. If any of these ideas enter my mind, they are in error and do not belong to me nor do they affect who I am.
As more and more of these senseless ideas fall away, the Love I am becomes predominant in my mind. As that happens, I begin to recognize it in others. I begin to see past the story of these brothers of mine to the Christ they are. This reinforces the vision of my true Self. I pray that I notice each thought of sin wherever I see it, in myself or in others, and let that idea be undone. Thank you my Father for saving me from my foolishness.
From What Is Salvation?
5. Do nothing, then, and let forgiveness show you what to do, through Him Who is your Guide, your Savior and Protector, strong in hope, and certain of your ultimate success.
When I am ready for the next step, it is presented to me. Sometimes it comes as an idea and sometimes it comes through my writing since I use this writing to receive what it is I need to know. Sometimes it comes from others. When Cate Grieves posted her idea of surrendering wanting, my heart immediately opened to this and I began to instruct my mind to take note of wanting so that I could become aware of what this did to my peace of mind.
Do I Want to Get My Way or Do I Want Peace?
This morning, as I was doing this work on my computer, my finger slipped from the trackpad (a different form of a mouse by Apple) and I fumbled with it for a moment. I felt frustration and just like that peace was lost to me. I smiled as I realized that for a moment there, I wanted my fingers to find purchase and I wanted this fumbling to stop.
How quickly wanting this took me out of peace! But how quickly I returned to peace when I decided that peace was more important to me than anything else. My fingers will slip sometimes and I can be happy anyway. This quick turnaround was a form of forgiveness. I forgave the idea that I needed everything to go smoothly this morning in order to be happy. I am ever so glad to be wrong about that. I am grateful for He Who guides me moment by moment to my certain success.
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If you are inerested in more thoughts on this lesson, I suggest Pathways of Light Insights at this link. https://www.pathwaysoflight.org/acim_lessons/insights/lesson_229