ACIM Lesson 260 Let me remember God created me. Father, I did not make myself, although in my insanity I thought I did.
Let me remember God created me.
1. Father, I did not make myself, although in my insanity I thought I did. ²Yet, as Your Thought, I have not left my Source, remaining part of Who created me. ³Your Son, my Father, calls on You today. ⁴Let me remember You created me. ⁵Let me remember my Identity. ⁶And let my sinlessness arise again before Christ’s vision, through which I would look upon my brothers and myself today.
2. Now is our Source remembered, and Therein we find our true Identity at last. ²Holy indeed are we, because our Source can know no sin. ³And we who are His Sons are like each other, and alike to Him.
God is Life. Life cannot create death.
Of course, I didn’t create myself. Of course, God created me. That’s self-evident, right? I mean, everyone knows that. And yet, do I really believe it? First of all, would God have created me as a body that is flawed and fragile and vulnerable? Would he have created me as something that would die? God is Life. Life cannot create death. So this thing I have thought I was, this body, this human being, must have come from somewhere else since clearly it didn’t come from God. Every problem I seem to have is the result of not believing that I am as God created me.
Even thinking on the level of the world, we think we were created by others and that we helped form what we are. Have you ever told someone that you were surprised, maybe even shocked to hear yourself say or do something your parents did? I can remember the first time I did that. I was wondering how it is I turned into my mom, especially since I had said that would never do that.
This was me projecting what I thought I was onto my mother because I didn’t want to take responsibility for my words. More significantly, it was me saying that I am not what God created but some combination of influences and decisions I made. Now that I understand this, and now that I know that God created me, and now that I realize how insane it is to think I created myself in spite of God, I don’t do that particular thing anymore. And, I watch my mind with great vigilance for all the ways that I still claim to be something I was not created to be. My vigilance is how I ask for and accept the Holy Spirit’s correction.
I Receive and Extend the Peace of Heaven
For two nights in a row, I awakened at a very early hour and lay in bed consumed with worry thoughts. The first night it happened, I couldn’t seem to stop them in my usual way, so I just got up and started my day really early. I started with the daily lesson as usual; it was “Let me remember that God is my goal.” As I wrote about it the last of the effects of those thoughts faded away.
This morning, it was just too early to get up so got up long enough to shake off the sleep so that I could think. I reminded myself of the truth and came out of the ego fugue. I wanted to be sure I was using the word fugue correctly so I looked it up. The definition given was a state or period of loss of awareness of one’s identity. It was absolutely the right word. Getting overcome by worry is a loss of my identity as God’s son and was the effect of forgetting that God is my Creator.
By the time I was myself again, I was wide awake so I listened to a meditation followed by A Course in Miracles and slept well. I awoke refreshed and aware of my identity. This decision to not believe the ego thoughts even as they kept trying to drag me down was a decision to receive the peace of Heaven. And in receiving peace, I was giving peace throughout the one mind. Additionally, since I did what it took to clear my mind, I woke up peaceful and so I will give peace to those I spend time with today. Most importantly, I rejected the idea I had made something of myself that is not part of God. I am more certain than before that God is my Creator.
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