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Acknowledging Our Identity in Love

God’s Name [Identity] is holy, but no holier than yours. To call upon His Name is but to call upon your own. A father gives his son his name, and thus identifies the son with him. His brothers share his name, and thus are they united in a bond to which they turn for their identity. Your Father’s Name reminds you who you are, even within a world that does not know; even though you have not remembered it.

Repeat God’s Name [acknowledge His Identity], and you acknowledge Him as sole Creator of reality. And you acknowledge also that His Son is part of Him, creating in His Name. Sit silently, and let His Name become the all-encompassing idea that holds your mind com­pletely. Let all thoughts be still except this one. And to all other thoughts respond with this, and see God’s Name replace the thousand little names you gave your thoughts, not realizing that there is one Name for all there is, and all that there will be. (A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 183, W-pI.183.1,8. See also ACIM Lesson 183 Insights.)

A name is a symbol or label used to identify something beyond the name itself. In the dream of separation, names are used to make things seem real because of the meaning we assign to the name. We go to school to learn the meaning of names so we can communicate with each other. We use these symbols to try to bring order to the chaotic illusions of the dream which have no meaning of their own. But this depends on our accepting and believing in the meaning given to the names.

God is the only Source of meaning because He is all that is Real. When we acknowledge His Identity, we acknowledge His meaning. And because our Identity is united with His, we acknowledge our true Self’s Identity in God. Acknowledging God’s and our own Identity reminds us that we are His Son, united with our Creator. In this acknowledgment, thoughts of separation fade and we awaken from the dream into the Reality of Love.

Today we practice acknowledging our Identity in the eternal Reality of Love.

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