* Say: "I am as God created me. His Son can suffer nothing. And I am His Son."
* With this firmly in mind, try to discover the Self Who is the Christ in you. Deep in your mind He waits for you to acknowledge Him as your Self. Seek Him and find Him. Let go your false images of who you are and open your mind to Him. When you find Him you will discover just how false your images were.
Shorter: as often as you can
Repeat idea. Remind yourself of the Christ in you. Remember God with gratitude and with loving thoughts toward all you meet.
Remarks: Practice with gratitude, for this idea is the key that opens the gate of Heaven. It is the great restorer of the truth, the birthplace of all miracles.
"Its truth would mean that you Have made no changes in yourself that have reality, nor changed the universe so that what God created was replaced by fear and evil, misery and death" (1:3).
This is the primary meaning of this idea for me: nothing I have done has changed anything. Ego thoughts have done nothing, changed nothing. Fear and evil, misery and death have not occurred. I remain as God created me. I have not damaged anything. The tiny, mad idea to replace God on His throne accomplished absolutely nothing. I am still perfect, innocent, golden love.
"It is enough to let time be the means for all the world to learn escape from time, and every change that time appears to bring in passing by" (2:4).
We tend to see the ravages of time. We see the aging body. We see loved ones come and go. We see decay and death and loss. But time can be the means by which we learn escape from time and all its changes. We learn through time to look beyond the appearances of change to what is unchanging, and we come to learn that only that is real. "Lead me in the way everlasting" (Psalm 139:24).
"If you are as God created you, then there has been no separation of your mind from His, no split between your mind and other minds, and only unity within your own" (4:2).
No separation, no split, no schizophrenia. I am one Self, united with my Creator, and limitless in power and in love. I can trust my brothers, who are one with me, because I am as God created me and have never split from them. What I find within myself when I listen to the Spirit's quiet voice is what all others are as well. I find within myself the Holy One. I am This; you are This. Let me simply become aware of any thought that says anything different, any picture of myself that creates a false and limited idol, and just drop that thought.
"Deep in your mind the holy Christ in you is waiting your acknowledgment as you. And you are lost and do not know yourself while He is unacknowledged and unknown" (9:4-5).
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