Lesson 114 2021

Lesson 114

For morning and evening review:

1. (97) I am spirit.

²I am the Son of God. ³No body can contain my spirit, nor impose on me a limitation God created not.

When Jesus says that no body can contain my spirit.  He says this in different ways in the Course.

The Christ in you inhabits not a body. ²Yet He is in you. ³And thus it must be that you are not within a body. (ACIM, T-25.in.1:1-3)

No one who carries Christ in him can fail to recognize Him everywhere. ²Except in bodies. (ACIM, T-25.in.2:1-2)

At no single instant does the body exist at all. (ACIM, T-18.VII.3:1)

Since we are not in the body, the body cannot impose on us limits that God did not create. He didn’t create sickness, pain, or death. That we experience these limits must mean that we choose the illusion of pain, sickness and death. They happen not because the body causes them, but because the mind makes this choice.

This is good news because it means we can change our minds and make a different choice. But to do so, we have to let our minds accept that it is time to release the illusion. We cannot have both the truth and the illusion. While in the world, and we will experience ourselves in the world as long as the present story has not ended, we will simply have an entirely different experience of the world.

Some people have done this and some of them have reported on it. I have not done so yet, but it is possible and so I am asking the Holy Spirit to heal my mind completely so that it is my experience. Here is something Jesus says that relates to this.

There is one thing that you have never done; you have not utterly forgotten the body. ²It has perhaps faded at times from your sight, but it has not yet completely disappeared. ³You are not asked to let this happen for more than an instant, yet it is in this instant that the miracle of Atonement happens. ⁴Afterwards you will see the body again, but never quite the same. ⁵And every instant that you spend without awareness of it gives you a different view of it when you return.

(ACIM, T-18.VII.2:1-5)

2. (98) I will accept my part in God’s plan for salvation.

²What can my function be but to accept the Word of God, Who has created me for what I am and will forever be?

Every day, all through the day, I practice this lesson. I stop and ask to see differently. I ask to see a situation or a person differently. I ask to see a thought or a belief differently. I ask to see my body differently. I ask to see my self differently. And slowly, a gentle step at a time, this has occurred and continues to occur. This is my part in God’s plan for salvation.

3. On the hour:
²I am spirit.

³On the half hour:
⁴I will accept my part in God’s plan for salvation.

(ACIM, W-114.1:1–3:4)