Today’s idea is a complete and accurate statement of what you are. This is why you are the light of the world. This is why God appointed you as the world’s savior. This is why the Son of God looks to you for his salvation. He is saved by what you are. We will make every effort today to reach this truth about you, and to realize fully, if only for a moment, that it is the truth.
The workbook in A Course In Miracles keeps telling you think about the lesson of the day, to let related thoughts come to you. This is because the mind is always active. You are thinking all the time. In fact, the moment of stillness, the collapse into the black hole of your mind, is your greatest fear. Because when you quiet your mind, you will remember God. And even though you tell yourself that you are not afraid of God, the very fact that you keep filling your mind with meaningless thoughts and you keep yourself busy with things that are entirely unimportant, actively shows how afraid you really are to be still, to let the light in, to remember your Creator and your Self.
In the longer practice period, we will think about your reality and its wholly unchanged and unchangeable nature. We will begin by repeating this truth about you, and then spend a few minutes adding some relevant thoughts, such as:
Holiness created me holy.
Kindness created me kind.
Helpfulness created me helpful.
Perfection created me perfect.
As you practice this lesson and say the words, you experience that holiness, kindness, helpfulness, perfection and love are revealed to you as you step back and let the words be exactly what they are. You are not asked to fill in the blanks. This is not a doing, it is an undoing. Your idea of holiness has nothing to do with holiness. The same goes for kindness and helpfulness. What you deem to be kind and helpful enables the idea of sickness and death. Your idea about perfection is merely arrogance. Once you realize you do not know, you can be shown who you truly are. It is given. It is a remembering not of your doing. Only application of the lesson is required, and you simply receive the gifts of God.
Any attribute which is in accord with God as He defines Himself is appropriate for use. We are trying today to undo your definition of God and replace it with His Own. We are also trying to emphasize that you are part of His definition of Himself.
After you have gone over several such related thoughts, try to let all thoughts drop away for a brief preparatory interval, and then try to reach past all your images and preconceptions about yourself to the truth in you. If love created you like itself, this Self must be in you. And somewhere in your mind It is there for you to find.
You let all thoughts drop away for an instant, and on that clean slate your true Identity is written for you. It can’t be found among the senseless thoughts with which you preoccupy your mind. It is found in the space between your thoughts; in the quiet, the stillness, the willingness to receive.
You may find it necessary to repeat the idea for today from time to time to replace distracting thoughts. You may also find that this is not sufficient, and that you need to continue adding other thoughts related to the truth about yourself. Yet perhaps you will succeed in going past that, and through the interval of thoughtlessness to the awareness of a blazing light in which you recognize yourself as love created you. Be confident that you will do much today to bring that awareness nearer, whether you feel you have succeeded or not.
Love created me like itself. This is the thought that saves you today. It is the inspiration for true thoughts, for thoughts of God. It offers you the awareness of a blazing light that you have been searching for since the beginning of time. The mind training of A Course In Miracles offers you a remembering of yourself as God created you. It is that simple. And you can’t fail. With the help of God beside you, how could you fail? Try not to measure if you are succeeding, but realize that your limited ideas about yourself can’t possibly help you to remember your magnitude in God. Don’t look outside of yourself for verification of any kind, simply let God be. Love created you like itself. This is the truth.