Today we continue with the one idea which brings complete salvation; the one statement which makes all forms of temptation powerless; the one thought which renders the ego silent and entirely undone. You are as God created you. The sounds of this world are still, the sights of this world disappear, and all the thoughts that this world ever held are wiped away forever by this one idea. Here is salvation accomplished. Here is sanity restored.
True light is strength, and strength is sinlessness. If you remain as God created you, Darkness cannot obscure the glory of God’s Son. You stand in light, strong in the sinlessness in which you were created, and in which you will remain throughout eternity.
Today we will again devote the first five minutes of each waking hour to the attempt to feel the truth in you. Begin these times of searching with these words:
I am as God created me.
I am His Son eternally.
Tell yourself frequently today that you are as God created you. And be sure to respond to anyone who seems to irritate you with these words:
You are as God created you.
You are His Son eternally.
Make every effort to do the hourly exercises today. Each one you do will be a giant stride toward your release, and am milestone in learning the thought system which this course sets forth.
It snowed today, and hailed, and there was blustery winds and driving rain. Last week I was sitting outside, (in fact up till two days ago), sitting in the garden in the sun. I am as God created me, and he created me for a warmer climate. I was very homesick for theCaribbean today. (Hence the picture, to remind me) I had to stand strong against the wind. Darkness may not be able to obscure the glory of God’s son, but it certainly obscured the light of the sun at about 3.30 today.
My biggest beef was with the weather today. As I pulled my jacket tightly around me and jammed my hands into my pockets as I walked back from the garage where I dropped my car off for servicing, (wishing I’d taken up the offer of the courtesy car), I told the freezing rain, ‘you are as God created you.’ Did it make me feel any better – NO.