Thoughts, ideas, insights and dreams are the foundation of the Harpswell Institute’s blog page. I invite you to contact me if a blog strikes a chord, or if you have something to share.
October 21, 2015 Blog A Course in Miracles Lesson: 293
October 21, 2015 Blog
A Course in Miracles Lesson: 293
Today I will remember I am not my body. My body is a symbol I have created. It seems solid. It appears to contain me. It seems to BE me. But I am dreaming this body. Its form is my imagination and I am sleeping still, even as I seem to awaken from a dream and move my body into a ‘new’ day.
My body is not ‘good’ or ‘bad.’ Only my belief it IS me has consequences that seem hurtful. I stub my toe and call out in pain. The effects of aging seem reflected in the mirror. The truth is, my body is a wholly neutral thing. I am but using an imaginary form and calling it my self. My self, as spirit, is vastly more real than any form could possibly be.
“My body is a wholly neutral thing.”
God did not create this body, but God is in it. God is in every thought I have. I am God’s Holy Child, an Aspect of the Mind of All. Not one thought I have does not contain some reflection of my Source.
The body is a wholly neutral thing. It lives and passes away. I am not wedded to it but I will care for it as long as the dream seems real. I know it is a reflection of my thought so I will not debase it or treat it carelessly. My body is useful as a tool of communication with the unseen, unformed world beyond this one. I can listen to my body with respect and it will tell me many things. My body is a receiver of information beyond words and I can feel its connection with other bodies even when no words are spoken.
It will be my practice today to listen to my body. I will tune into it like a receiver. What channel is it receiving? Is it open to love or fear? Does it feel in flow or is it guarded against the world? If my mind tells me one thing and my body tells me something else, I will trust my body’s truth. I am listening. I am open. I am not my body. I am free and my body is a wholly neutral thing.