I am as God created me

This post was written by DoctorJay on February 18, 2010
Posted Under: A Course In Miracles - workbook

Way before I discovered “A Course in Miracles,” I objected to the idea of evil and sin. My logic was this:

  1. Assume God exists.
  2. Assume that God is good.
  3. Assume God created the whole of all that exists.
  • Therefore all that exists is good.
  • Thus evil and sin (as evil rather than missing the mark) does not exist but is an illusion because we do not see the picture from outside of time and space.
    It is a bit like looking at a print of Shakespearean play from such a close range that we only see the dots of the ink. It is the same way when we look at the works of the Supreme Creator from the point of view of a human lifetime. The universe is so far about thirteen and a half billion years old and will last many times that (at the current discoveries of cosmology) and we judge the good or evil of events which happen in the last seven thousand years of human history or the average life expectancy of humanity today of about eighty years.
    So we look at the recent earth quake in Haiti and call it evil.
    In effect we judge God. We imagine we understand the universe better than the Creator.

However, it is a given that the universe is as God created and hence holy. The same is true of ourselves. Obviously, I am as God created me.

From ACIM workbook for today:

We will repeat today’s idea from time to time. For this one thought would be enough to save you and the world, if you believed that it is true. 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. If you remain as God created you, fear has no meaning, evil is not real, and misery and death do not exist.

Today’s idea is therefore all you need to let complete correction heal your mind, and give you perfect vision that will heal all the mistakes that any mind has made at any time or place. It is enough to heal the past and make the future free. It is enough to let the present be accepted as it is. 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.

The healing power of today’s idea is limitless. It is the birthplace of all miracles, the great restorer of the truth to the awareness of the world. Practice today’s idea with gratitude. This is the truth that comes to set you free. This is the truth that God has promised you. This is the Word in which all sorrow ends.

For your five-minute practice periods, begin with this quotation from the text:

I am as God created me. His Son can suffer nothing.
And I am His Son.

Then, with this statement firmly in your mind, try to discover in your mind the Self Who is the holy Son of God Himself.

Seek Him within you Who is Christ in you, the Son of God and brother to the world; the Savior Who has been forever saved, with power to save whoever touches Him, however lightly, asking for the Word that tells him he is brother unto Him.

You are as God created you. Today honor your Self…

We will remember Him throughout the day with thankful hearts and loving thoughts for all who meet with us today. For it is thus that we remember Him. And we will say, that we may be reminded of His Son, our holy Self, the Christ in each of us:

I am as God created me.

Let us declare this truth as often as we can. This is the Word of God that sets you free. This is the key that opens up the gate of Heaven, and that lets you enter in the peace of God and His eternity.

So far today has been. I suppose that’s when you are as you are. The language structure is subtle but makes sense if you think about it.

When you are as God created you, days just are…

Today is my day off so I do not have much which would have bothered me beforehand. This work (selling cars at a dealership with hardly any customers and much dissension among the employees) is one which would have destroyed my soul six months ago.

Now, however, after one hundred and ten days of A Course in Miracles workbook exercises, this is the perfect work for me. Each day I get humiliated, I wait and wait in vain and life is wonderful. This is just perfect for my spirit at this time…

They say when the student is ready the teacher will appear. I’m working with wonderful angels/teachers. So many are living lives of desperation. So many in factions, Disliking or hating each other. So many stabbing each other in the back or trying to not to get stabbed in the back…

And then there are the customers of all kinds. Many owe more on their current car than it’s worth and cannot pay their current payment. They would do anything to reduce the payment. There’s not much we can do for them.

Everything that is going on in my life is helping to make me a better person. I suppose it can work both ways. I don’t know. External misery can be good for some and perhaps makes some bitter and hateful.

The humility is sure doing me good. Now, when I say, “I don’t know,” I know I don’t know. I don’t simply say I don’t know because Ram Dass said that it is a great mantram but because I don’t know and that is good.

I feel more love and compassion than I used to. I’m able to give myself compassion and forgiveness.

So I’m as God created me and whatever is going on is making life better. I suppose that’s what life is about. Once you accept that life is as God created it – once you accept the unity of the Ultimate Reality – life is peaceful, loving and full of bliss.

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