I am spirit

This post was written by DoctorJay on February 5, 2010
Posted Under: A Course In Miracles - workbook

I used to be an absolute materialist along Newtonian lines. Then as I studied physics and discovered modern ideas such as relativity and quantum mechanics I modified my materialism to include the results of these.

Later I had some mystical experiences when experimenting with mind altering substance (as a scientist). When I was doing neurochemical research (biochemistry of the brain) I started thinking about the existence of consciousness.

I remained a materialist and since I did not appreciate (philosophically) dualism, I came up with the idea that consciousness is a basic fifth property of matter (along with gravity, electromagnetism, the weak and strong nuclear forces).

By this time I had become a radical monist (only one thing the Ultimate Reality exists) and at the same time I was learning philosophy and practicing mysticism.

As research in the 1980s demonstrated the truth of quantum mechanics and what Albert Einstein called “spooky action at a distance,” my radical monism was further proved by modern science.

At the same time my meditations and other practices allowed me to experience that truth is one and the underlying reality is information not matter itself. Another name for this information is spirit.

Now, adding unity of all we get Spirit – the underlying Ultimate Reality – the totality of all that is.

So, to me it is scientifically obvious that I am spirit. At times in deep meditation I experience the fact that I am spirit. I still need to do much more practice to experience that fact all the time.


From ACIM workbook for today:

Today’s idea identifies you with your one Self. It accepts no split identity, nor tries to weave opposing factors into unity. It simply states the truth. Practice this truth today as often as you can, for it will bring your mind from conflict to the quiet fields of peace. No chill of fear can enter, for your mind has been absolved from madness, letting go illusions of a split identity.

We state again the truth about your Self, the holy Son of God Who rests in you; whose mind has been restored to sanity. You are the spirit lovingly endowed with all your Father’s Love and peace and joy. You are the spirit which completes Himself, and shares His function as Creator. He is with you always, as you are with Him.

Today we try to bring reality still closer to your mind. Each time you practice, awareness is brought a little nearer at least; sometimes a thousand years or more are saved. The minutes which you give are multiplied over and over, for the miracle makes use of time, but is not ruled by it. Salvation is a miracle, the first and last; the first that is the last, for it is one.

You are the spirit in whose mind abides the miracle in which all time stands still; the miracle in which a minute spent in using these ideas becomes a time that has no limit and that has no end…

The Holy Spirit will be glad to take five minutes of each hour from your hands, and carry them around this aching world where pain and misery appear to rule…

Begin these happy exercises with the words the Holy Spirit speaks to you, and let them echo round the world through Him:

Spirit am I, a holy Son of God, free of all limits, safe and healed and whole, free to forgive, and free to save the world.

Expressed through you, the Holy Spirit will accept this gift that you received of Him, increase its power and give it back to you.

Offer each practice period today gladly to Him. And He will speak to you, reminding you that you are spirit, one with Him and God, your brothers and your Self. Listen for His assurance every time you speak the words He offers you today, and let Him tell your mind that they are true. Use them against temptation, and escape its sorry consequences if you yield to the belief that you are something else. The Holy Spirit gives you peace today. Receive His words, and offer them to Him.

My experiences for today:

  • I went to the gym and started to say over and over again, “I am spirit.” Very soon I heard myself repeating you are spirit silently to everyone I saw in the gym.
    This put me at ease and I felt a great peace and calmness.
    In the sauna, someone walked in with loud music and I felt my peace disappearing. As I said to him silently, “You are spirit,” my tranquility returned.
  • As I’m eating my only meal of the day (I was fasting earlier), I thank the Spirit and say to the food, “You are spirit.”
    This makes the food taste so much better and I’m sure more nourishing.
  • I also noticed that when I say silently to people, “You are spirit,” I project love and smile at them from the bottom of my being.
    I was going to write heart, but being is even deeper.

So this is the end of a most wonderful day. I have to remember to use the fact that others are the children of God and so on. When I do that, I live a happier and more blessed peaceful life. The important thing to remember is that love is one of those things that the more you give, the more you have.

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