Let me remember I am one with God

This post was written by DoctorJay on March 6, 2010
Posted Under: A Course In Miracles - workbook

Of course I’m one with God. That is a given. The question is which I? Again we should know that the real I is eternal and impersonal. The I we associate with is the personal mortal time bound I. In many systems we talk about body/mind/soul. I believe in the existence of at least four ways of looking at the person (based on the four ancient elements of earth,water,air,fire). This system adds spirit to  give body/mind/soul/spirit.

The body is an organism (not a mechanism as many believe).
The mind is an information processing system dependent on the body and controlling the body.
The soul is the bridge between the mind and the spirit. It is still personal and more connected with the individual than the impersonal.
The spirit is the impersonal bridge between the personal to the Ultimate Reality. That’s to say it is the bridge between the soul and the Spirit.

It is important to understand that body/mind/soul/spirit is a single unity and these are ways of thinking about the single unity. It may be best to consider them as levels of reality. These levels are not higher or lower perhaps types of reality is a better term. I’ll use the term level since we used to use that terminology in the sixties when I first discovered revels of reality.

So in order to remember that I am one with God I have to be on the soul level and connect to the Spirit through the spirit.

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From ACIM workbook for today:

Today we will again give thanks for our Identity in God. Our home is safe, protection guaranteed in all we do, power and strength available to us in all our undertakings. We can fail in nothing. Everything we touch takes on a shining light that blesses and that heals. At one with God and with the universe we go our way rejoicing, with the thought that God Himself goes everywhere with us. (my comments:

  • God is beyond all conceptions such as gender.
  • God is beyond all conceptions such as time and space.
  • Even so from the soul/spirit point of view time and space do exist and God walks by our side – it is all a question of levels of reality – perhaps aspects of reality is a much better term.

[] God, Who loves us with the equal love in which we were created, smiles on us and offers us the happiness we gave.

Today we will not doubt His Love for us, nor question His protection and His care. No meaningless anxieties can come between our faith and our awareness of His Presence. We are one with Him today in recognition and remembrance. We feel Him in our hearts. Our minds contain His Thoughts; our eyes behold His loveliness in all we look upon. Today we see only the loving and the lovable.

We see it in appearances of pain, and pain gives way to peace. We see it in the frantic, in the sad and the distressed, the lonely and afraid, who are restored to the tranquility and peace of mind in which they were created. And we see it in the dying and the dead as well, restoring them to life. All this we see because we saw it first within ourselves. (This is beautiful and so true – God shows us her face in all ways).

No miracle can ever be denied to those who know that they are one with God. No thought of theirs but has the power to heal all forms of suffering in anyone, in times gone by and times as yet to come, as easily as in the ones who walk beside them now. Their thoughts are timeless, and apart from distance as apart from time.

We join in this awareness as we say that we are one with God. For in these words we say as well that we are saved and healed; that we can save and heal accordingly. We have accepted, and we now would give. For we would keep the gifts our Father gave. Today we would experience ourselves at one with Him, so that the world may share our recognition of reality. In our experience the world is freed. As we deny our separation from our Father, it is healed along with us.

Peace be to you today. Secure your peace by practicing awareness you are one with your Creator, as He is with you. Sometime today, whenever it seems best, devote a half an hour to the thought that you are one with God. This is our first attempt at an extended period for which we give no rules nor special words to guide your meditation. We will trust God’s Voice to speak as He sees fit today, certain He will not fail. Abide with Him this half an hour. He will do the rest.

Your benefit will not be less if you believe that nothing happens. You may not be ready to accept the gain today. Yet sometime, somewhere, it will come to you, nor will you fail to recognize it when it dawns with certainty upon your mind. This half an hour will be framed in gold, with every minute like a diamond set around the mirror that this exercise will offer you. And you will see Christ’s face upon it, in reflection of your own.

Perhaps today, perhaps tomorrow, you will see your own transfiguration in the glass this holy half an hour will hold out to you, to look upon yourself. When you are ready you will find it there, within your mind and waiting to be found. You will remember then the thought to which you gave this half an hour, thankfully aware no time was ever better spent.

Perhaps today, perhaps tomorrow, you will look into this glass, and understand the sinless light you see belongs to you; the loveliness you look on is your own. Count this half hour as your gift to God, in certainty that His return will be a sense of love you cannot understand, a joy too deep for you to comprehend, a sight too holy for the body’s eyes to see. And yet you can be sure someday, perhaps today, perhaps tomorrow, you will understand and comprehend and see.

Add further jewels to the golden frame that holds the mirror offered you today, by hourly repeating to yourself:

Let me remember I am one with God, at one with all my
brothers and my Self, in everlasting holiness and peace.

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When I did the long meditation my body disappeared but my mind was racing. Suppose it’s because of the disappointment I had yesterday. However, the good thing about a racing mind is that it can think logically. So soon the thought for today changed into one of:

Let me remember you are one with God


The mind races and soon thoughts changed:

Let me remember you are God

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