Lesson 119 2021

Lesson 119

For morning and evening review:

1. (107) Truth will correct all errors in my mind.

²I am mistaken when I think I can be hurt in any way. ³I am God’s Son, whose Self rests safely in the Mind of God.

This body can be hurt in all sorts of ways, but I cannot. This is why it is so important to accept that we are not these bodies and are not even in these bodies. If we believe we are then we will believe that we are never safe. Bodies are so fragile and even the best of bodies will age and die. We are completely unaffected by this.

Emotional pain is part of the ego thought system and thus not part of who we are and so cannot affect our true self. Other ways that we experience hurt in the story are loss of relationships, loss of respect, loss of employment, loss of peace. All of these are the effect of believing in the world as a reality. Releasing this error releases the pain and suffering that is its effect.

2. (108) To give and to receive are one in truth.

²I will forgive all things today, that I may learn how to accept the truth in me, and come to recognize my sinlessness.

What am I forgiving in order to learn to accept the truth in me so that I can recognize my sinlessness? I forgive all thoughts and beliefs that are not in alignment with my Self. Forgiveness means undoing. I undo these beliefs by releasing them to the Holy Spirit. I undo the belief that I am a body, that the world exists, that I lack, that I can lose, that I can protect myself by attacking others, that we actually succeeded in separating ourselves from each other and from God. Any thought that contributes to the separation idea is questioned and released to be replaced by the gifts of God and as I do this, I begin to recognize my sinlessness. I don’t make myself sinless by doing this, I simply realize that I am sinless no matter what nonsense I decided to believe for a while.

3. On the hour:
²Truth will correct all errors in my mind.

³On the half hour:
⁴To give and to receive are one in truth.

(ACIM, W-119.1:1–3:4)

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