With this lesson, you begin another review. This is an opportunity to see how much you have grown and to consider areas where you are challenged. Start by realizing that the light of the world is in you. As you acknowledge the light in you and your ability to choose peace, love and holiness over conflicts, you learn that your function as the light of the world is forgiveness.
Our ideas for review today are:
I am the light of the world.
How holy am I, who have been given the function of lighting up the world! Let me be still before my holiness. In its calm light let all my conflicts disappear. In its peace let me remember Who I am.
Some specific forms for applying this idea when special difficulties seem to arise might be:
It is through accepting my function that I will see the light in me. And in this light will my function stand clear and perfectly unambiguous before my sight. My acceptance does not depend on my recognizing what my function is, for I do not yet understand forgiveness. Yet I will trust that, in the light, I will see it as it is.
Specific forms for using this idea might include:
"We are who God created us to be. We are all one, we are love itself. 'Accepting the Christ' is merely a shift in self-perception. We awaken from the dream that we are finite, isolated creatures, and recognize that we are glorious, infinitely creative spirits."
— Excerpted from A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles
Published on January 01, 2008