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Reclaiming Our True Identity

Deny your own Iden­tity, and this is what remains. You look on chaos and proclaim it is yourself. There is no sight that fails to witness this [false identity] to you.

Deny your own Identity, and you will not escape the madness which induced this weird, unnatural and ghostly thought that mocks creation and that laughs at God.

Yet what is it except a game you play in which Identity can be denied? You are as God created you. All else but this one thing is folly to believe. In this one thought is everyone set free. In this one truth are all illusions gone. In this one fact is sinlessness proclaimed to be forever part of everything, the central core of its existence and its guarantee of immortality.

Be glad today how very easily is hell undone. You need but tell yourself:

I am the holy Son of God Himself. I cannot suffer, cannot be in pain; I cannot suffer loss, nor fail to do all that salvation asks.

And in that thought is everything you look on wholly changed. (A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 191, W-pI.191.2:3-5;3:1;4;7. See also ACIM Lesson 191 Insights.)

The Course tells us, “…denial is as total as Love.” (T-11.II.3:1) The chaotic world we experience is the effect of our denial of our Identity as God’s Son. Our Identity remains held within the oneness and changelessness of God’s Love. There can be no chaos in changelessness. Yet the world we see constantly changes. In our denial we believe we need to be constantly alert to prepare for or defend against change. Nothing is reliable. Yet all this is a dream, spawned by our denial of our true Identity.

Fortunately, dreams are not eternal. We can wake up from our dream of denial. The practice of affirming that we are the holy Son of God Himself helps us awaken from our dream. It reminds us that we dwell in the safety and certainty of God’s Love. It leads us to awakening from our denial and reclaiming the identity we were created to be. Let’s join together today in frequently telling ourselves: “I am the holy Son of God Himself,” and mentally telling our brothers, “You are the holy Son of God Himself.”

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