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What is Creation?

This ACIM Blog Post is Written by Rev. Myron Jones

Forgiveness is the Way Home – Rev. Myron Jones, O.M.C.

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As we study and practice A Course in Miracles, we evolve spiritually.

Sometimes what we think we know over time changes along with this growth. Our understanding deepens. The following is from my journal and covers several years. One of the advantages of keeping a spiritual journal is the opportunity it affords one to witness this growth.

It is impossible for me to be anything except whole and one.

Holy Spirit, I understand that I am being told that Creation is the extension of God and that it can never change or be changed.

I read;

“We are creation; we the Sons of God.”

I notice a thrill of recognition. But I also notice a seed of doubt that quickly grows as I consider it. I ask myself what is more likely, that I am the Son of God with all the power and creative force of God, or that I am simply Myron, alone and limited and fragile, and daily coming closer to the end of my pitiful life?

The ego thought of separation in my mind makes me want to curl up in the corner and hide from the thought of holiness.

Holy Spirit:

Holy Son of God, turn your face from the lies of ego. It tells sad and frightening stories to scare the child it dreamed. You are so afraid of opening your heart to your loving Father because you feel as if you swim in a lake of guilt; guilt so deep and so thick it will hold you forever bound in its dark and awful depths.

These dreams of fear are the source for all the thousands of stories you have lived.

Each story tells you that you are unworthy and guilty and doomed.

Even your happy stories are often based on someone else’s loss.

The best story you have ever made is laced with dread that it will soon end.

Why would the perfect Son of a perfect God live in fear and dread of his own power?

Why would he embrace guilt with such fearsome determination?

Holy One, put away your toys of self-destruction.

Take up, instead, the hand of your brother and come to Me, for your guilt is unfounded, your fear an illusion. Your Father smiles with gentle tenderness at your playful efforts to create outside your own nature.

God is your loving Father, not an angry judge.

I assure you that you have come to the truth because you recognize the truth.

You hear it and you feel the answering call from deep within your holy mind.

Do not look at the flimsy excuse for proof of failure and punishment the ego offers.

Just pull your eyes from its insane stories and know that only God is true.

You can play at being less, but you cannot do anything in your play that would make you less than you were created.

Only your thoughts condemn you; God but loves you.

My Resistance Begins to Fall Away

Another year when I read this, I recognized a change.

My resistance to this incredible (and incredibly beautiful) lesson has changed.

My resistance is weaker and no longer frightening to me.

I am now thinking of God’s creations (all of His Thoughts) as holographic in nature.

It is how they are all the same.

Every aspect holds all of creation and all of the Creator within it.

I wonder if that is close to the truth.

I came to save the world, not to save the story.

The next year this is what I wrote.

Jesus says,

“Let our function be only to let this memory return, only to let God’s Will be done on earth, only to be restored to sanity, and to be but as God created us.”

The word that stood out for me this morning is “only.”

Let this be my only function.

I see that I have not done this.

Lately, especially, I have allowed the story to distract me from my function.

I hear the ego’s voice warning me that I have to care about this story, at least some aspects of it.

When I think of certain elements of my story and think they are not real and so not a real concern, I want to cry.

That is the fear that the story represents, fear of loss and lack, fear for my special relationships, fear that the truth is not true.

This is how the ego keeps the story going, by making the story feel more important than waking up from the story. What I remember this morning is that I came to save the world, not to save the story.

Holy Spirit, I know I sound desperate when I ask for your help to remember my purpose, but that is only because I still feel a strong draw toward the story, and I scare myself with that feeling. But I do want to live my purpose and know that the story is simply a representative fabrication of the beliefs in my mind.

I can live the belief that I am a separate body with some very real and frightening problems, or I can live the belief that I am of the Sons of God and am here to awaken the world.

Both are in my mind; please help me today as I choose to remember my purpose.

I Feel the Truth Resonate

And finally, another year I felt a significant shift.

As I read this beautiful lesson I want to cry.

I am particularly touched by that one sentence, “We are creation; we the Sons of God.”

This is the absolute truth.

I feel it resonate all through me.

I know my purpose and I live my purpose.

Even when I get sucked into a story, it is only momentary.

My gratitude is boundless.

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