Lesson 202 2021

Lesson 202

I am not a body. I am free.
For I am still as God created me.

1. (182) I will be still an instant and go home.

²Why would I choose to stay an instant more where I do not belong, when God Himself has given me His Voice to call me home?

³I am not a body. ⁴I am free.
⁵For I am still as God created me.

(ACIM, W-202.1:1-5)

Jesus is calling us to a deeper dedication to our purpose. I am very dedicated to this path Home but I have also discovered that there is a line I can cross without intending to do so. I can go from a profound and joyful devotion to a stressful effort. What happens is that I slip into the ego thought system without realizing it.

The ego studies the Course right along with us and knows all the terminology so it sounds like the Holy Spirit. I can tell the difference, though. The Holy Spirit is gentle even as it is firm in Its guidance. The ego, on the other hand, is a nag and uses fear and guilt to try to achieve what can only be achieved through Love.

When I lose that beautiful peace and the sense of being carried, I know that I have started using the ego as my advisor. I stop and realize that the ego is where I do not belong and I choose to listen to the Voice for God instead to carry me home. The body is the home of ego and I am not that. I am still as God created me.