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278: If I am bound, my Father is not free.

Lesson 278 “If I am bound, my Father is not free.”
If I accept that I am prisoner within a body, in a world in which all things that seem to live appear to die, then is my Father prisoner with me.  And this do I believe, when I maintain the laws the world obeys must I obey; the frailties and the sins which I perceive are real, and cannot be escaped.  If I am bound in any way, I do not know my Father or my Self.  And I am lost to all reality.  For truth is free, and what is bound is not a part of truth.

Father, I ask for nothing but the truth.  I have had many foolish thoughts about myself and my creation, and have brought a dream of fear into my mind.  Today I would not dream.  I choose the
way to You instead of madness and instead of fear.  For truth is safe and only love is sure.”

277: Let me not bind Your Son with Laws I made

Lesson 277 “Let me not bind Your Son with laws I made.”
Your Son is free, my Father.  Let me not imagine I have bound him with the laws I made to rule the body.  He is not subject to any laws I made by which I try to make the body more secure.  He is not changed by what is changeable.  He is not slave to any laws of time.  He is as You created him, because he knows no laws except the Law of Love.”


Let us not worship idols, nor believe in any laws idolatry would make to hide the freedom of the Son of God.  He is not bound except by his beliefs.  Yet what he is is far beyond his faith in slavery or freedom.  He is free because he is his Fatherʹs Son.  And he can not be bound unless Godʹs Truth can lie, and God can will that He
deceive Himself.

272: How can illusions satisfy God’s Son ?

Lesson 272 “How can illusions satisfy Godʹs Son?

Father, the truth belongs to me.  My home is set in Heaven by Your Will and mine.  Can dreams content me?  Can illusions bring me happiness?  What but Your memory can satisfy Your Son?  I will accept no less than You have given me.  I am surrounded by Your Love, forever still, forever gentle and forever safe.  Godʹs Son must be as You created him.”

Today we pass illusions by.  And if we hear temptation call to us to stay and linger in a dream, we turn aside and ask our‐ selves if we, the Sons of God, could be content with dreams, when Heaven can be chosen just as easily as hell, and love will happily replace all fear.

271: Christ’s is the vision I will use today

Lesson 271 “Christʹs is the vision I will use today.”

Each day, each hour, every instant, I am choosing what I want to look upon, the sounds I want to hear, the witnesses to what I want to be the truth for me. Today I choose to look upon what Christ would have me see, to listen to Godʹs Voice, and seek the witnesses to what is true in Godʹs creation. In Christʹs sight, the world and Godʹs creation meet, and as they come together all perception disappears. His kindly sight redeems the world from death. For nothing that He looks upon on but must live, remembering the Father and the Son; Creator and Creation unified.

Father, Christʹs vision is the way to You. What He beholds invites Your memory to be restored to me. And this I choose to be what I would look upon today.”

264: I am surrounded by the Love of God

Lesson 264 “I am surrounded by the Love of God.”

Father, You stand before me and behind, beside me, in the place I see myself, and everywhere I go. You are in all the things I look upon, the sounds I hear, and every hand that reaches for my own. In You time disappears, and place becomes a meaningless belief. For what surrounds Your Son and keeps him safe is Love Itself. There is no Source but This, and nothing is that does not share Its holiness; that stands beyond Your one creation, or without the Love Which holds all things within Itself. Father, Your Son is like Yourself. We come to You in Your own Name today, to be at peace within Your everlasting Love.

My brothers, join with me in this today. This is salvationʹs prayer. Must we not join in what will save the world, along with us?

260: Let me remember God created me

Lesson 260 “Let me remember God created me.”

Father, I did not make myself, although in my insanity I thought I did. Yet, as Your Thought, I have not left my Source, remaining part of What created me. Your Son, my Father, calls on You today. Let me remember You created me. Let me remember my Identity. And let my sinlessness arise again before Christʹs vision, through which I would look upon my brothers and myself today.”

Now is our Source remembered, and Therein we find our true Identity at last. Holy indeed are we, because our Source can know no sin. And we who are His Sons are like each other, and alike to Him.

257: Let me remember what my purpose is

Lesson 257 “Let me remember what my purpose is.”

If I forget my goal, I can be but confused, unsure of what I am, and thus conflicted in my actions. No‐one can serve contradicting goals and serve them well. Nor can he function without deep distress and great depression. Let us therefore be determined to remember what we want today, that we may unify our thoughts and actions meaningfully, and achieve only what God would have us do today.

Father, forgiveness is Your chosen means for our salvation. Let us not forget that we can have no will but Yours today. And thus our purpose must be Yours as well, if we would reach the peace You will for us.”

256: God is my only goal I have today

Lesson 256 “God is the only goal I have today.”

The way to God is through forgiveness here. There is no other way. If sin had not been cherished by the mind, what need would there have been to find a way to where you are? Who would still be uncertain? Who could be unsure of who he is? And who would yet remain asleep in heavy clouds of doubt about the holiness of him whom God created sinless? Here we can but dream. But we can dream we have forgiven him in whom all sin remains impossible, and it is this we choose to dream today. God is our goal; forgiveness is the means by which our minds return to Him at last.

And so, our Father, would we come to You in Your appointed way. We have no goal except to hear Your Voice, and find the way Your sacred Word has pointed out to us.”

229: Love, Which created me is what I am

Lesson 229 “Love, Which created me, is what I am.”

I seek my own identity, and find it in these words: “Love, Which created me, is what I am.” Now need I seek no more. Love has prevailed. So still it waited for my coming home, that I will turn away no longer from the holy face of Christ. And what I look upon attests the truth of the identity I sought to lose, but which my Father has kept safe for me.

“Father, my thanks to You for what I am; for keeping my identity untouched and sinless in the midst of all the thoughts of sin my foolish mind made up. And thanks to You for saving me from them. Amen.”

224: God is my Father and He loves His Son.

Lesson 224 “God is my Father, and He loves His Son.”

My true identity is so secure, so lofty, sinless, glorious and great, wholly beneficent and free from guilt, that Heaven looks to It to give it light. It lights the world as well. It is the gift my Father gave me, and the one as well I give the world. There is no gift but This that can be either given or received. This is reality, and only This. This is illusionʹs end. It is the Truth.

My Name, oh Father, still is known to You. I have forgotten it, and do not know where I am going, who I am, or what it is I do. Remind me, Father, now, for I am weary of the world I see. Reveal what You would have me see instead.”