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The Law That Guarantees Freedom from the Ego

Ideas leave not their source. The emphasis this course has placed on that idea is due to its central­ity in our attempts to change your mind about yourself. It is the reason you can heal. It is the cause of healing. It is why you cannot die. Its truth established you as one with God.

The mind can think it sleeps, but that is all. It cannot change what is its waking state. It cannot make a body, nor abide within a body. What is alien to the mind does not exist, because it has no source. For mind creates all things that are, and cannot give them attributes it lacks, nor change its own eternal, mindful state. It cannot make the physical. What seems to die is but the sign of mind asleep.

What seems to be the opposite of life is merely sleeping. When the mind elects to be what it is not, and to assume an alien power which it does not have, a foreign state it cannot enter, or a false condition not within its Source, it merely seems to go to sleep a while. It dreams of time; an interval in which what seems to happen never has occurred, the changes wrought are substanceless, and all events are nowhere. When the mind awakes, it but continues as it always was. (A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 167, W-pI.167.3:6-11;6;9. See also ACIM Lesson 167 Insights.)

In the dreams we experience while the body sleeps, we are unaware of the world we experience when the body is awake. But the body itself is just an image in another dream of time and space, separate from the eternal reality of Love’s oneness.

The images of the world seem so vivid and solid that we believe they are real. This is the ego’s slight of hand to convince us that separation is real. But the ego itself is only a thought of being separate. All the ego’s thoughts remain part of the thought system of separation, because thoughts cannot leave their source nor have attributes different from their source.

This is good news. It means that the ego’s illusionary thoughts have no effect whatsoever on the Thought of God that created our true Self. Our true Self shares all the attributes of God because this Thought has not left Its Source. This guarantees that we remain forever united with the peace, joy and Love of God.

The purpose of the Course is to teach us that we are not the ego and do not truly want to identify with it. No matter how wild the ego’s dreams may seem, we still remain as Love created us.

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