These ideas are for review today:
(36) My holiness envelops everything I see.
From my holiness does the perception of the real world come. Having forgiven, I no longer see myself as guilty. I can accept the innocence that is the truth about me. Seen through understanding eyes, the holiness of the world is all I see, for I can picture only the thoughts I hold about myself.
(37) My holiness blesses the world.
The perception of my holiness does not bless me alone. Everyone and everything I see in its light shares in the joy it brings to me. There is nothing that is apart from this joy, because there is nothing that does not share my holiness. As I recognize my holiness, so does the holiness of the world shine forth for everyone to see.
(38) There is nothing my holiness cannot do.
My holiness is unlimited in its power to heal, because it is unlimited in its power to save. What is there to be saved from except illusions? And what are all illusions except false ideas about myself? My holiness undoes them all by asserting the truth about me. In the presence of my holiness, which I share with God Himself, all idols vanish.
(39) My holiness is my salvation.
Since my holiness saves me from all guilt, recognizing my holiness is recognizing my salvation. It is also recognizing the salvation of the world. Once I have accepted my holiness, nothing can make me afraid. And because I am unafraid, everyone must share in my understanding, which is the gift of God to me and to the world.
(40) I am blessed as a Son of God.
Herein lies my claim to all good and only good. I am blessed as a Son of God. All good things are mine, because God intended them for me. I cannot suffer any loss or deprivation or pain because of Who I am. My Father supports me, protects me, and directs me in all things. His care for me is infinite, and is with me forever. I am eternally blessed as His Son.
1 (36) My holiness envelops everything I see.
“Seen through understanding eyes, the holiness of the world is all I see, for I can picture only the thoughts I hold about myself.”
What do I see with my eyes? I see images I have made from my thoughts, therefore, I am always seeing myself mirrored in the world. If I see guilty people it is because I believe in guilt. If I see frightened people or frightening situations, it is because I believe in fear. What I believe in is not real, but it is what I will see and experience for as long as I believe in it. When I forgive what is not true, I will see only love because love is all that will be left. When the lesson says that my holiness envelops everything I see, it does not mean that I make everything holy. It means that my forgiveness reveals the holiness of all things.
2 (37) My holiness blesses the world.
“As I recognize my holiness, so does the holiness of the world shine forth for everyone to see.”
Because there is nothing that is separate from God’s Creation, what It is must be shared and what is shared can be recognized by all that choose to see the truth. The joy and the peace are right there for everyone to see. I’ve noticed that I am aware of this joy and this peace when I turn from the ego version of the world. Sometimes that feels hard but only because I have chosen to believe in it. As soon as I forgive this choice, I see the world differently. The world didn’t change; I did.
3 (38) There is nothing my holiness cannot do.
“My holiness is unlimited in its power to heal, because it is unlimited in its power to save. What is there to be saved from except illusions?”
When I forgive it is always only illusions that I forgive. Nothing God created needs forgiveness and nothing exists except as God created it. What I see is an image I have made from my thoughts. Change my thoughts and the image changes. Where once I saw sickness, now I see healing. Where once I saw hatred, now I see love. Always it is my mind that determines what I see and a healed mind is very holy and makes only images that reflect that holiness.
4 (39) My holiness is my salvation.
“Once I have accepted my holiness, nothing can make me afraid.”
It is guilt that causes fear and it is my holiness that undoes the belief in guilt. My fearlessness is the gift of God to me and to the world. This gift is given and so is already ours. There is nothing we have to do to earn it. All that is required is that we accept it in place of what we have made.
5 (40) I am blessed as a Son of God.
“My Father supports me, protects me, and directs me in all things. His care for me is infinite, and is with me forever.”
If I am experiencing anything that is not good, is not joyful and peaceful, I must be dreaming. It can only be a hallucination because it did not come from my Father and only what my Father gives is real. This is not a hope; this is a fact. I am eternally blessed as His Son.
Oh, wonderful! The holiness lessons! I am going to print out both the originals and these review holiness lessons and put them in a little binder along with my thoughts about them. Then when I have doubts and fears or I am feeling guilty or making someone else guilty in my mind, I will pick up my binder and remind myself that my mind is part of God’s and I am very holy. I will read these lessons and be reminded of all my holiness does.
As I a sit here with Spirit allowing thoughts to come to me, I am uplifted. I think of problems that have been a nagging at me and I feel my holiness enveloping the situations. I feel love and forgiveness washing away the guilt and fear that seemed so justified just a couple of minutes ago. I think about the story seeming to suck me into it, to smother me in in stressful thoughts, and instead, I let myself see the situation through my holiness and the fear melts away.
My holiness has nothing to do with my ego mind. Myron isn’t doing anything with this. As Myron sitting here at the computer, I am acting out the beliefs in the mind and it is being viewed by my dreaming self. This self is making decisions about all that it witnesses. It is deciding to wake up from the dream or to go more deeply into it. As the decision to awaken occurs, my holiness saves me from the fear and guilt in the split mind. It is my sincere desire for it that calls for this healing.
I have three beliefs on my mind right now that I am determined to see differently. Two of them manifest physically. I am limited to how much writing I can do in a day because my eyes lose their focus after awhile at the computer. The other physical manifestation of a belief is that I have convinced myself that I cannot fall asleep when I am tired. I give these two problems to my holiness and trust that they will be resolved. There are beliefs in my mind that are the source of the problems and I no longer desire those beliefs. They hold no value for me.
Now that I have accepted the saving grace of my holiness, I let go of the problems. How they are solved or when is not my concern. I let go of the outcome as well. I’ve noticed in the past that sometimes a physical healing occurs as my mind is healed of the belief that sourced the problem. I’ve also noticed in the past that sometimes I have realized that the supposed problem was not really a problem at all and once that happened, I was happy with the way things were. What I really want is in all cases is the peace of God and in that, I am guaranteed the answer to my prayer.
I am excited to see how this is going to unfold. Already, as I write this, I am being shown that I am going to let go some victim thoughts I have been unconsciously projecting. I keep trying to make the eye doctor the cause of my problems because it seemed to begin after my surgery. I had not really noticed I was doing that. How could he be responsible for my story? He writes his own script, not mine. My holiness envelops this situation and blesses both of us.
The third issue is different. I have experienced a new way of seeing myself in the world. This is much harder to explain in words. I have experienced a detachment from the image of Myron. I have experienced oneness with everyone because I have seen that no one is their image and what we are beneath the image is the same. So I see now that I am you and you are me. Haha. I sound like a Beatles song. Anyway, how much sense does it make to be angry or fearful of a different image of my self?
My concern is that this experience is very new and I am afraid of losing it. At the conference with the energy level being so high, it was so apparent to me that I could not imagine seeing it any other way, and it was wonderful, so loving of everyone and everything, that I truly did not ever want to feel any other way. But now, here alone at home, I wonder if I will keep it. So I give this to my holiness. What else can I do? I did not make the experience with the ego and so I cannot keep the experience with the ego’s help. But, there is nothing my holiness cannot do.
The ego sees this as a responsibility and an impossible burden and wants to pull back from it, but today the ego is just a faint buzz in my ear that I can ignore. I am not the ego; it is just a tired and worn thought in the mind. It is not the ego, the little, imagined self-will that does this. It is my holiness that can do anything, that envelopes the world. My holiness comes from my true identity, what I really am. I am Christ, the Son of God. I am blessed. I am loved and protected and guided. His Voice speaks to me all through the day of His care. “His care for me is infinite and is with me forever. I am eternally blessed as His Son.”