Course in Miracles
162 - I am as God created me.
This single thought,
held firmly in the mind, would save the world. From time to time
we will repeat it, as we reach another stage in learning. It will
mean far more to you as you advance.
These words are sacred,
for they are the words God gave in answer to the world you made.
By them, it disappears;
and all things seen, within its misty clouds and vaporous illusions,
vanish as these words are spoken. For they come from God.
is the Word by which the Son became his Father's happiness, His
Love and His completion. Here creation is proclaimed, and honored
as it is. There is no dream
these words will not dispel; no thought of sin and no illusion which
the dream contains that will not fade away before their might. They
are the trumpet of awakening that sounds around the world. The dead
awake in answer to its call. And those who live and hear this sound
will never look on death.
Holy indeed is he
who makes these words his own...
- arising with them in his mind,
- recalling them throughout the day,
- at night bringing them with him
as he goes to sleep.
His dreams are happy
and his rest secure, his safety certain and his body healed, because
he sleeps and wakens with the truth before him always. He will save
the world, because he gives the world what he receives each time
he practices the words of truth.
You are as God
Today we practice
simply. For the words we use are mighty, and they need no thoughts
beyond themselves to change the mind of him who uses them. So wholly
is it changed that it is now the treasury in which God places all
His gifts and all His Love, to be distributed to all the world,
increased in giving; kept complete because its sharing is unlimited.
And thus you learn
to think with God. Christ's vision has restored your sight by salvaging
We honor you today.
Yours is the right to perfect holiness you now accept. With this
acceptance is salvation brought to everyone. For who could cherish
sin when holiness like this has blessed the world? Who could despair
when perfect joy is yours, available to all as remedy for grief
and misery, all sense of loss, and for complete escape from sin
And who would not
be brother to you now; you, his redeemer and his Savior? Who could
fail to welcome you into his heart with loving invitation, eager
to unite with one like him in holiness?
You are as God
These words dispel
the night, and darkness is no more. The light is come today to bless
the world, for you have recognized the Son of God, and in that recognition
is the world's.