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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

You Are Home

"The learning of the world is built upon a concept of the self adjusted to the world's reality. A concept of self is made by you.  It bears no likeness to your Self at all.  It is an idol, made to take the place of your reality as Son of God." -- A Course in Miracles; Chapter 31, Section V. 

Many of these blog posts have explored the question, Who am I?  And A Course in Miracles teaches us that this is the only real question we can ask.  Once we have clearly understood this, everything changes.  As the Course says, I cannot have what I am unwilling to be.

The Course reminds us over and over, in thousands of uniquely poetic ways, that our lives are not as we imagine them.  Those of us who are writing or reading this obviously have glimpsed this, and know it to be true in spite of the tenacity of the egoistic image of a self.  Why else would you be reading this blog?  Such words hold no interest to those who still believe their own self-concepts.  It is those of us whose concepts are dissolving that are drawn to such things.

Dissolving is what is going on, you know.  The false will fall away automatically when it is no longer defended.  This is a blissful process when you realize what is happening.  It is like a delicious melting away of all that is false, and a relaxing into the Self that has always been Who We Are.  Like realizing you are Home, and have always been Home.   

"Whatever form temptation seems to take, it always but reflects a wish to be a self that you are not.  And from that wish a concept arises, teaching that you are the thing you wish to be.  It will remain your concept of yourself until the wish that fathered it no longer is held dear.  Be vigilant against temptation, then, remembering that it is but a wish, insane and meaningless, to make yourself a thing that you are not.  Consider then what temptation is, and see the real alternatives you choose between." -- A Course in Miracles; Chapter 31, Section VII.

Choose wisely today, and see all things in the Light of this one Self.  You are the Self that God created... One Self that excludes no one and no thing. You are that Self.  You are Home.

"You are as God created you, and so is every living thing you look upon, regardless of the images you see.  What you behold as sickness and as pain, as weakness and as suffering and loss, is but temptation to perceive your self defenseless and in hell.  Yield not to this, and you will see all pain in every form, wherever it occurs, but disappear as mists before the sun." -- A Course in Miracles; Chapter 31, Section VIII.

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