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Personal Direction By Jesus Christ In A Course In Miracles

I Am Not A Body I Am Free: Personal Direction by Jesus Christ In A Course In Miracles
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Was There a Physical Resurrection? My body disappeared because I had no illusion about it. The last one had gone. It was laid in the tomb, but there was nothing left to bury. It did not disintegrate because the unreal cannot die. It merely became what it always was. And that is what “rolling the stone away” means. The body disappears, and no longer hides what lies beyond. It merely ceases to interfere with vision. To roll the stone away is to see beyond the tomb, beyond death, and to understand the body’s nothingness. What is understood as nothing must disappear. I did assume a human form with human attributes afterwards, to speak to those who were to prove the body’s worthlessness to the world. This has been much misunderstood. I came to tell them that death is illusion, and the mind that made the body can make another since form itself is an illusion. They did not understand. But now I talk to you and give you the same message. The death of an illusion means nothing. It disappears when you awaken
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and I have overcome the world. A body cannot stay without illusions. the illusion. Look past the tomb. This is the message of the resurrection: Illusions are illusions. He could not have created the body because it is a limit. Have faith in nothing but the spirit and the guidance God gives you. the body. It cannot enter Heaven. Illusions vanish. there is no order of difficulty in miracles. and then… I cannot speak of that. Leave it behind.and decide to dream no more. 4 . Truth is true. And you still do have the power to make this decision as I did. and the last one to be overcome is death. Can those who are created like Him be limited? The body is the symbol of the world. An then. But I can take you there anytime you choose. God holds out His hand to His Son to help him rise and return to Him. I can help because the world is illusion. He must have created the spirit because it is immortal. Together we can watch the world disappear and its symbol vanish as it does so. This is the message of the crucifixion. Only truth remains.

past all illusions. where God will come Himself to take you home.These lessons needed to be taught but once. 5 . on to Heaven’s gate. what can be seen except an empty tomb? And that is what you see who follow me into the sunlight and away from death. for when the stone of death is rolled away.

Only its past and future make it seem real.At no single instant does the body exist at all. but never experienced just now. 6 .. Time controls it entirely .. It is always remembered or anticipated.

Each contains the whole curriculum if understood. Each would be enough to give release to you and to the world from every form of bondage. and applied to all the seeming happenings throughout the day. which should not be less than fifteen minutes.Introduction For this review we take but one idea each day. in which we carefully review the thoughts the Holy Spirit has bestowed on us in our last twenty lessons. But from that one. accepted. practiced. 7 . and the hourly remembrances you make throughout the day. Each of these ideas alone would be sufficient for salvation. and invite the memory of God to come again. use the idea as often as you can between them. One is enough. And so we need to use them all and let them blend as one. there must be no exceptions made. and practice it as often as is possible. as each contributes to the whole we learn. With this in mind we start our practicing. Besides the time you give morning and evening. if it were learned truly.

We will attempt to get beyond all words and special forms of practicing for this review. are centered round a central theme with which we start and end each lesson. For I am still as God created me.These practice sessions. It is this: I am not a body. like our last review. and a repetition of the special thought we practice for the day. except a deep relinquishment of everything that clutters up the mind. no form of exercise is urged. For thus is freedom given us from all we did not know and failed to understand. 8 . I am free. The day begins and ends with this. we have a function that transcends the world we see. We merely close our eyes. Beyond this. sanity and simple truth. And we repeat it every time the hour strikes. For we attempt. and then forget all that we thought we knew and understood. or we remember. and makes it deaf to reason. in between. to reach a quickened pace along a shorter path to the serenity and peace of God. this time.

hasten to proclaim your freedom from temptation. as you say: This thought I do not want. I place you in His charge. To Him I offer this review for you.There is but one exception to this lack of structuring. we will add but a few formal expressions or specific thoughts to aid in practicing. and let it take the place of what you thought. Then gently let the thought which you denied be given up. Permit no idle thought to go unchallenged. I choose instead --And then repeat the idea for the day. deny its hold and hasten to assure your mind that this is not what it would have. each time you turn to 9 . and let Him teach you what to do and say and think. Beyond such special applications of each day's idea. and gives our thoughts whatever meaning they may have. we give these times of quiet to the Teacher Who instructs in quiet. in sure and quick exchange for the idea we practice for the day. If you notice one. Instead. When you are tempted. speaks of peace.

advancing toward the goal He set for us. and let us also not forget to Whom it has been given.Him. Let us offer Him the whole review we now begin. allowing Him to teach us how to go. and trusting Him completely for the way each practice period can best become a loving gift of freedom to the world. as we practice day by day. He will not fail to be available to you. each time you call to Him to help you. 10 .

I am not a body. I am free. forever one with me. 11 . my Father. I am free. I trust my brothers. I am blessed with oneness with the universe and God. No one but is my brother.Day 1 LESSON 201 I am not a body. For I am still as God created me. For I am still as God created me. one Creator of the whole that is my Self. who are one with me.

For I am still as God created me. when God Himself has given me His Voice to call me home? I am not a body. 12 . Why would I choose to stay an instant more where I do not belong. For I am still as God created me. I will be still an instant and go home.Day 2 LESSON 202 I am not a body. I am free. I am free.

Day 3 LESSON 203 I am not a body. I am free. I call upon God's Name and on my own. For I am still as God created me. I am not a body. I am free. because it is my own as well as His. The Name of God is my deliverance from every thought of evil and of sin. 13 . For I am still as God created me.

unbound by laws which rule the world of sick illusions. forever and forever one with Him. The Name of God is my inheritance. I am not a body. For I am still as God created me. not slave to time. I am free. 14 . I am free. For I am still as God created me. God's Name reminds me that I am His Son.Day 4 LESSON 204 I am not a body. free in God.

The peace of God is everything I want. I am free. I am not a body. I am free. while I abide where I am not at home. my purpose and my function and my life. the aim of all my living here.Day 5 LESSON 205 I am not a body. For I am still as God created me. I want the peace of God. The peace of God is my one goal. the end I seek. 15 . For I am still as God created me.

I am entrusted with the gifts of God.Day 6 LESSON 206 I am not a body. I am not a body. because I am His Son. Salvation of the world depends on me. For I am still as God created me. I am free. For I am still as God created me. And I would give His gifts where He intended them to be. 16 . I am free.

I am free. For I am still as God created me. For I am still as God created me. 17 . I am not a body. I bless the world because I bless myself. I need but turn to Him. God's blessing shines upon me from within my heart. where He abides.Day 7 LESSON 207 I am not a body. I am free. as I accept His boundless Love for me. and every sorrow melts away.

For I am still as God created me. The peace of God is shining in me now. I am free. I am free. I am not a body. For I am still as God created me. It is within my heart. I will be still. 18 . And in that stillness we will find the peace of God. and let the earth be still along with me.Day 8 LESSON 208 I am not a body. which witnesses to God Himself.

For I am still as God created me. I am not a body. The Love of God is everything I am. I feel the Love of God within me now. 19 .Day 9 LESSON 209 I am not a body. The Love of God is what created me. I am free. I am free. The Love of God within me sets me free. The Love of God proclaimed me as His Son. For I am still as God created me.

And that I choose. It is not a Thought of God. and only joy for His beloved Son. I choose the joy of God instead of pain. Pain is my own idea. For I am still as God created me.Day 10 LESSON 210 I am not a body. 20 . I am free. but one I thought apart from Him and from His Will. For I am still as God created me. His Will is joy. I am free. I am not a body. instead of what I made.

to behold it in the Son whom He created as my Self. I am not a body. For I am still as God created me. For I am still as God created me. 21 . I am free. In silence and in true humility I seek God's glory. I am free.Day 11 LESSON 211 I am not a body. I am the holy Son of God Himself.

Only this I seek. I am free.Day 12 LESSON 212 I am not a body. Only the function God has given me can offer freedom. I am not a body. For I am still as God created me. I seek the function that would set me free from all the vain illusions of the world. I am free. and only this will I accept as mine. I have a function God would have me fill. For I am still as God created me. 22 .

I am free. For I am still as God created me. For I am still as God created me. What I learn of Him becomes the way I am set free. 23 .Day 13 LESSON 213 I am not a body. I am free. in place of thoughts I made that hurt me. And so I choose to learn His lessons and forget my own. A lesson is a miracle which God offers to me. All things are lessons God would have me learn. I am not a body.

For what God gives can only be for good.Day 14 LESSON 214 I am not a body. For I am still as God created me. 24 . And I accept but what He gives as what belongs to me. I place the future in the Hands of God. the future is not yet. For I am still as God created me. I am not a body. The past is gone. I am free. I am free. Now am I freed from both.

25 . I am free. And I give thanks to Him for showing me the way to go. I am not a body. For I am still as God created me. I am free. For I am still as God created me. He walks with me in love.Day 15 LESSON 215 I am not a body. Love is the way I walk in gratitude. The Holy Spirit is my only Guide.

If I attack. All that I do I do unto myself. I am not a body. salvation will be given me. It can be but myself I crucify. But if I forgive. For I am still as God created me. I am free.Day 16 LESSON 216 I am not a body. I suffer. I am free. 26 . For I am still as God created me.

I am free. I am free. For I am still as God created me. Who should give thanks for my salvation but myself? And how but through salvation can I find the Self to Whom my thanks are due? I am not a body. For I am still as God created me. It can be but my gratitude I earn.Day 17 LESSON 217 I am not a body. 27 .

and through my sightless eyes I cannot see the vision of my glory. Yet today I can behold this glory and be glad. I am free. Only my condemnation injures me.Day 18 LESSON 218 I am not a body. For I am still as God created me. My condemnation keeps my vision dark. 28 . I am not a body. For I am still as God created me. I am free.

I am not a body. I am not a body. And then return to earth.Day 19 LESSON 219 I am not a body. 29 . I am free. my mind. without confusion as to what my Father loves forever as His Son. For I am still as God created me. I am free. and think a moment upon this. For I am still as God created me. I am free. I am God's Son. Be still.

I am free. Let me not wander from the way of peace. 30 . I am not a body. For I am still as God created me. There is no peace except the peace of God. For I am still as God created me.Day 20 LESSON 220 I am not a body. I am free. for I am lost on other roads than this. But let me follow Him Who leads me home. and peace is certain as the Love of God.

you will realize that it is a sudden unawareness of the body. This feeling of liberation far exceeds the dream of freedom sometimes hoped for in special relationships. as you unite with it. It becomes part of you.veryone has experienced what he would call a sense of being transported beyond himself. as neither is perceived as separate. What really happens is that you have given up the illusion of a limited awareness. and would not limit It. and unites with it. 31 E . And while this lasts you are not uncertain of your Identity. If you will consider what this "transportation" really entails. and have let yourself be one with something beyond it. The love that instantly replaces it extends to what has freed you. You have accepted this instead of the body. It is a sense of actual escape from limitations. You have escaped from fear to peace. asking no questions of reality. and lost your fear of union. simply by not letting your mind be limited by it. but merely accepting it. And both become whole. and a joining of yourself and something else in which your mind enlarges to encompass it.

Time is not relevant. present or anticipated. a sense of Self. You are not really "lifted out" of it. the lifting of 32 . and would be with it. but simply properly perceived. you join it without reservation because you love it. Yet in every case. a sound. and of your differences in size and seeming quality. of your respective positions in space. There is no violence at all in this escape.This can occur regardless of the physical distance that seems to be between you and what you join. a memory. merely because you would not have it so. a thought. you experience much of what happens in the holy instant. a sight. The body is not attacked. The "something" can be anything and anywhere. In these instants of release from physical restrictions. And so you rush to meet it. not losing. it cannot contain you. it can occur with something past. You go where you would be. and even a general idea without specific reference. gaining. suspending all the "laws" your body obeys and gently setting them aside. It does not limit you. letting your limits melt away.

Come to this place of refuge. in answer to its gentle call to be at peace. the sudden experience of peace and joy. and joined it where it is and where it led you. and. not through a breaking out. The sudden expansion of awareness that takes place with your desire for it is the irresistible appeal the holy instant holds. the lack of awareness of the body. simply because you have been willing to let go the limits you have placed upon love. Not through destruction. to welcome you to openness of mind and freedom. within its safe embrace.the barriers of time and space. above all. It is possible because you want it. and of the questioning whether or not all this is possible. where you can be yourself in peace. There are the laws of limit lifted for you. It calls to you to be yourself. For peace will join you there. but merely by a quiet melting in. 33 .

for there is nowhere that this light is not. with all of it within. The edges of the circle disappear. You know the ancient song. Nor is it possible to imagine that anything could be outside. whom you know well. And all the circle fills with light before your eyes. The light expands and covers everything. Here is the sight of him who knows his Father. and know it well. extending to infinity forever shining and with no break or limit anywhere. a part of this. is an arc of golden light that stretches as you look into a great and shining circle. and not the body. Within it everything is joined in perfect continuity. 34 B . past everything you see and yet somehow familiar. Nothing will ever be as dear to you as is this ancient hymn of love the Son of God sings to his Father still. beyond the sun and stars. This is the vision of the Son of God. Here is the memory of what you are.eyond the body. and joined to all as surely as all is joined in you. Accept the vision that can show you this. and what is in it is no longer contained at all.

Welcome Home. for that same song they sing in honor of their Creator gives praise to them as well. And when you see it in your brother. And they will look upon the vision of the Son of God. you are remembering for everyone. The blindness that they made will not withstand the memory of this song. What is a miracle but this remembering? And who is there in whom this memory lies not? The light in one awakens it in all. remembering who he is they sing of.And now the blind can see. 35 .

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