Am I a Body or Spirit?


As students of A Course In Miracles we are asked to consider our True Identity.

We are born into a body, in a particular family of certain circumstances but seeking the answer to the age old question:  Who am I?  We learn (gradually) we are NOT who we THINK we are!

The Course tells us we are Spirit and little by little we come to understand that YES, that is true, our (eternal) spirit does reside in our body for now but the time will come when we will leave the body, thank it for its service and move on.  We are really caretakers (or not) of our soul that is currently inhabiting this body!

The more and more we REMEMBER we are in fact SPIRIT, the more peace we will have.  When the body has a problem, which it will, it is a chance to say:  NOPE – NOT ME!

Of course we take care and “fix” the body and do whatever we can to stay in the world and learn lessons that are sure to come.   A elderly friend became sick recently and the sickness was such that she decided NOT to “fix” her body!  That was courageous but I know the time will come when I will make that same decision.  I will know what’s right when that time comes and I will leave knowing I did the right thing.

Workbook lesson 199. I am not a body. I am free, is a wonderful lesson to explore the feelings of not being the body.  You can go to http://www.acim.org and click on lessons and then close your eyes and listen quietly to let it sink in.

Remember, you are a decision making Mind!  You have the power to choose!  You have two choices:  Love or Fear.  You can listen to the ego’s fear or listen to the Holy Spirit’s grace and faith.

Isn’t it great to know you have a CHOICE!  That is why you are not a victim.

http://www.facim.org – Lesson 199:  “I am not a body.  I am free.  I hear the Voice That God has given me, and it is only This my mind obeys.”

Remember no fear and celebrate!

Remember no fear, so celebrate!

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There is nothing to fear,

so celebrate dear

nothing can harm you in the illusion,

belief causes stress and such confusion.

The script was written

so now don’t get bitten

by limitless ego distractions.

Remember no fear and celebrate!

The past is all gone,

It’s been gone so long;

the script is a dream;

you can believe it or not,

but the *Holy Spirit’s got

everything you need to get through.

With His help in your mind

Everything will be fine.

You now understand with peace as your guide,

nothing can make you run or to hide.

Remember no fear and celebrate dear!

Inspired by A Course In Miracles, Lesson 48 – There is nothing to fear

Fear enters our mind how many times a day? will I understand why I lost my job; will I ever get another job; will I understand the death of a son; daughter; husband; mother; brother; wife; sister or father; will I ever have inner peace?

The reason we need to recognize all fear as simply thoughts in our mind, is because they are the trap door the ego uses to keep us focused on and rooted in our problems and the world. We will never see our way through the illusion with the guidance of the love i.e. the Holy Spirit in our right mind, if we heed or believe the thoughts that lead to the trap door. The instant you recognize “Oh, here is a fear thought again” you are remembering God. You, the decider, are refusing the trap door.

Lesson 48. p.3. “The presence of fear is a sure sign that you are trusting in your own strength. The awareness that there is nothing to fear shows that somewhere in your mind, though not necessarily in a place you recognize as yet, you have remembered God, and let His strength take the place of your weakness. The instant you are willing to do this there is indeed nothing to fear.”

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