I am one Self, united with my Creator

This post was written by DoctorJay on February 3, 2010
Posted Under: A Course In Miracles - workbook

Philosophically I am a radical monist. This means, I believe that only the whole of whatever is has ultimate reality. I used to think of the whole universe from beginning to the end in a four dimensional space time  continuity (basically bringing in Einsteins special and general relativity) as the whole. Later I had to include the effects of quantum mechanics and yet later information theory, cognitive science, string theory, brane (multiple universes), and so on were added to the whole.

Now, I suppose I just define the whole as the whole and leave it there. I just want to say that every thought that any being has ever had is part of the w hole so the whole is material and non-material (information, thoughts, fantasies, dreams, hallucinations) and perhaps many other levels of reality that I cannot even imagine. it does not matter what it is. As far as I am concerned that is (the totality) the only thing which is real.

Anything less than that (say this universe, this galaxy, this solar system, this planet, this person and the computer that this person is writing this on) are all illusory. They are all produced by reductionism or deletion done by the mind (there is only one mind in reality) as part of the illusion of the ego in a skin.

This is what A Course in Miracles calls the illusion of separateness. So in reality everything is part of the One. So I am one Self, united with the Creator. I automatically changed my creator as I was doing the exercises for today. I analyzed it later and thought that if we talk about “my” Creator we are tending to say that I exist to have “my” anything.

Perhaps it would be better to say: “Self exists. Self is the Creator.”

From ACIM workbook for today:

Today’s idea accurately describes you as God created you. You are one within yourself, and one with Him. Yours is the unity of all creation. Your perfect unity makes change in you impossible. You do not accept this, and you fail to realize it must be so, only because you believe that you have changed yourself already.

We will attempt today to be aware only of what can hear and see, and what makes perfect sense. We will again direct our exercises towards reaching your one Self, which is united with Its Creator. In patience and in hope we try again today.

The use of the first five minutes of every waking hour for practicing the idea for the day has special advantages at the stage of learning in which you are at present. It is difficult at this point not to allow your mind to wander, if it undertakes extended practice. You have surely realized this by now. You have seen the extent of your lack of mental discipline, and of your need for mind training. It is necessary that you be aware of this, for it is indeed a hindrance to your advance.

Frequent but shorter practice periods have other advantages for you at this time. In addition to recognizing your difficulties with sustained attention, you must also have noticed that, unless you are reminded of your purpose frequently, you tend to forget about it for long periods of time. You often fail to remember the short applications of the idea for the day, and you have not yet formed the habit of using the idea as an automatic response to temptation.

We will, therefore, keep to the five-minutes-an-hour practice periods for a while, and urge you to omit as few as possible. Using the first five minutes of the hour will be particularly helpful, since it imposes firmer structure.

The Holy Spirit is not delayed in His teaching by your mistakes. He can be held back only by your unwillingness to let them go. Let us therefore be determined, particularly for the next week or so, to be willing to forgive ourselves for our lapses in diligence, and our failures to follow the instructions for practicing the day’s idea. This tolerance for weakness will enable us to overlook it, rather than give it power to delay our learning. If we give it power to do this, we are regarding it as strength, and are confusing strength with weakness.

When you fail to comply with the requirements of this course, you have merely made a mistake. This calls for correction, and for nothing else. To allow a mistake to continue is to make additional mistakes, based on the first and reinforcing it. It is this process that must be laid aside, for it is but another way in which you would defend illusions against the truth.

Let all these errors go by recognizing them for what they are. They are attempts to keep you unaware you are one Self, united with your Creator, at one with every aspect of creation, and limitless in power and in peace. This is the truth, and nothing else is true. Today we will affirm this truth again, and try to reach the place in you in which there is no doubt that only this is true.

Begin the practice periods today with this assurance, offered to your mind with all the certainty that you can give:

I am one Self, united with my Creator, at one with every
aspect of creation, and limitless in power and in peace.

Then close your eyes and tell yourself again, slowly and thoughtfully, attempting to allow the meaning of the words to sink into your mind, replacing false ideas:

I am one Self.

Repeat this several times, and then attempt to feel the meaning that the words convey.

You are one Self, united and secure in light and joy and peace. You are God’s Son, one Self, with one Creator and one goal; to bring awareness of this oneness to all minds, that true creation may extend the allness and the unity of God. You are one Self, complete and healed and whole, with power to lift the veil of darkness from the world, and let the light in you come through to teach the world the truth about yourself.

You are one Self, in perfect harmony with all there is, and all that there will be. You are one Self, the holy Son of God, united with your brothers in that Self; united with your Father in His Will. Feel this one Self in you, and let It shine away all your illusions and your doubts. This is your Self, the Son of God Himself, sinless as Its Creator, with His strength within you and His Love forever yours. You are one Self, and it is given you to feel this Self within you, and to cast all your illusions out of the one Mind that is this Self, the holy truth in you.

Your own acknowledgment you are one Self, united with your Father, is a call to all the world to be at one with you. To everyone you meet today, be sure to give the promise of today’s idea and tell him this:

You are one Self with me, united with our Creator in this Self.
I honor you because of What I am, and What He is,
Who loves us both as One.

Today went differently and I did repeat the thoughts for the day many times but while at work so I could not formerly sit down and meditate in silence and in peace. However later on I used a variation of the above thought with others and I felt great peace, love, and compassion toward others.

I think the feeling of unity with others is more important than anything else as this leads to peace, love and ultimately forgiveness and happiness.

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