Lesson 176 2021

Lesson 176 

God is but Love, and therefore so am I. 

1. (161) Give me your blessing, holy Son of God. 

²God is but Love, and therefore so am I. 

2. (162) I am as God created me. 

²God is but Love, and therefore so am I. 

(ACIM, W-176.1:1–2:2

I start my day by remembering that God is Love and He is my Creator, therefore, I am Love as well. If I am Love then love is all I can give. If I give anything else, then I am pretending to be what I am not. I am trying to re-create myself and thus become my own god. I used to devote all my time to this fool’s errand but I am wiser now. Now I am devoting my time to letting go of that kind of thinking and I am practicing reminding myself of the truth. God is only Love and nothing else, therefore He can only give me Love and I am only Love therefore I can give only Love. 

One of the ways I practice the truth and help myself remember who I am is to remember everyone else’s true identity. If I feel anything but love for someone, I bring them into the circle of peace in my mind. I see us both entering the circle of golden Light. I ask for his blessing as I give him mine and the fiction that is our bodies disappears as we become part of the Light.  

We rest there until we are cleansed of the belief we could ever be separate.  

When I return and take on the idea of a body again the illusion pulls me in but not as far in as before. I bring a bit of that heavenly experience with us into the world. My mind is not as confused as before and I have at least an inkling of what it means to be as God created me. This bit of truth grows each time I take that journey inward and find the Light. With consistent practice, the outer world too begins to glow with the Light and I can’t find anyone I don’t see as my brother. It seems we are as God created us after all. 

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