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“My mind is part of God’s. I am very holy.”

Today I am being asked to take illusions to the truth. I am being asked to look very closely at the self-image I have made. I am being asked to look at the situations I see myself in and look at the thoughts that go with it. “What is the self-image that goes with this situation?” Then I am asked to take this image to the truth. Unless I am willing to look very closely at this self-image I have made, it will remain unconscious and not healed. But the closer I look at this self-image with the Holy Spirit, the sooner it will be undone.

The truth for myself and everyone is we are all part of God’s Mind. God’s holiness is ours. Today’s lesson is an important part of retraining my mind. With today’s lesson, I am learning to pay attention to what self-image I am reinforcing, and then to hand it over. All the images I have made are false. Because God is Mind, I am mind. I am willing to look at these images today and take them to my Source to be undone.

Recognizing that I am the perceiver of this world, I can choose to relinquish my belief in the ego thought system of separation. I can choose to perceive the truth of my mind — my mind is part of God’s. I am very holy. This perception aligns my mind and my thoughts with the one Mind and releases my belief in thoughts of separation. Today I choose to focus on and remember the truth of Who I am. My mind is part of God’s. I am very holy. Repeating this affirmation brings me peace and joy because it is a reflection of my true Self.

Today’s idea brings great relief. It tells me that I am not the vulnerable, alone and fearful image that I have thought was me. It tells me that I am innocent, for I could not be guilty and also be holy and in the Mind of God. When I look at all the various attributes that came to mind when I did the exercise, I realized that all those attributes were ways of distinguishing myself from others and therefore being separate. My mind cannot be part of God’s and remain separate.

So each time I remind myself that my mind is part of God’s and I am very holy, I reclaim my innocence. I reclaim my place in God’s Mind. I affirm God’s completeness and my own. I reclaim the strength of God as mine. I reclaim my Self. I am grateful to be reminded that littleness is not my inheritance, but rather the grandeur of God is mine and everyone’s. No one has less or more, for God has given all of Himself to all. I rest in gratitude and joy.

What I appreciate about these lessons is that they make me very aware of my thoughts and actions. There is so much mind wandering and I tend to treat that as normal, expected and harmless because I am not aware of it in a conscious way. Doing lessons like this one brings these thoughts into focus and reminds me that they are indeed real thoughts with effects.

This lesson saves me from my “terminal uniqueness.” I am no longer apart from, different than, separate from anyone! My mind is part of God’s. I am very Holy. My identity is established and I no longer have to surround myself with reflections of a limited, unhappy, depressed, frozen self. I have the wings of an eagle. I’m tired of flopping & flapping around with the tiny wings of a sparrow!

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