ACIM Workbook Lesson 110 – for Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Affirmation: “I am as God created me.”
“If you are as God created you, then there has been no separation of your mind from His, no split between your mind and other minds, and only unity within your own. (WB199)”
1 – Unity and Relationship
This passage presages A Course of Love, viewed by some to be a sequel, channeled by Jesus, to show us our way Home and to let us know that the time of constant seeking is no more. A recurring theme in ACOL is “unity and relationship,” in which is meant that All is one (i.e., we are One with all of our brothers and sisters, and with God), and that we are in relationship to the All, which includes God as well as our brothers and sisters.
2 – Perfect Honesty = Consistency
“[O]nly unity within your own [mind]” means that we are consistent in our thought; we have perfect honesty. These are concepts from the Manual. No thought is at war with any other thought (also from the Manual). We are truly honest, in that we do not have the conflict that previously engulfed us. The ego wanted only conflict; indeed, the ego thrived on conflict. But we are moving beyond the ego now. We must be patient. Sometimes the Way opens up to us quickly, but more often we have a slowly evolving training period (a Manual tenet).
3 – No Separation from God
Our mind knows no separation from God’s mind. This is a more esoteric thought than many in ACIM, because we may have been taught in church, previously, that the world is God’s handiwork, and that He is separate from the world. But ACIM says repeatedly that God is the All. This is a concept developed by Jane Roberts in the Seth books, as well as Neale Donald Walsch in the Conversations with God series. It is New Age thought, but not just this, because it harkens back to Jesus’s declaration in the New Testament that he and the Father are One. In ACIM, Jesus says that there is nothing that he has that we cannot have, are not meant to have, as well. We will know this truth when we ask for help, in communion with God, that there be only unity within our mind. That will mean that the split that seemed to occur in the separation, the split that gave us the ego, has been ended.
May I know deeply within my heart and soul that my mind is One with Your Mind. I realize that this does not mean that we are equal. I am a part of You, but I am part of the Whole that is One. May my understanding of this mystical thought grow daily to a fuller knowledge.
May I grow in joy and love for my brothers and sisters, and may I be a blessing to them. May I be happy, that I might share my life more fully without neurosis.