Who Are You Really?
Why have you chosen to come here
To be in a body?
A better question is,
Why would you choose to go on identifying with it?
If you believe you are only a body
You are locked in a limited self-perception.
It is time to honestly question your Identity.
We are told that God created us
In His image.
I am telling you
Your body is not the image of God.
You were created out of the very fabric
Of Who God IS.
And He is Light and Joy and Peace
And it is from this, which you are made.
His Light and Joy and Peace
Abide in you
And this is Who You Are.
It is this Identity that you fear to accept
Because it would mean letting go of the idea
That you are a body.
You are used to being in a body
And whether you love it or hate it
It is all you know.
You fear this change in self-perception
Because it would require you to accept
Only the Love that is in you as real
And you would have to let go of the rest
Because it is untrue.
Would it not be more desirable to admit
You were wrong about your identity
Than to continue to live on in misery?
The ego invests your mind with the past,
Hoping to keep you occupied with it
So that you do not heal in the present.
It wants you to remember every form of hurt
That has befallen your identity as a body
In the feeble hopes that
You will continue to project more of the same thinking
Into the future
And never let it go.
“Now” has no meaning to the ego.
It lives only in the past
And hopes your mind stays there.
And I want to tell you
The past is gone
And can hurt you no more.
“Now” is the only moment of time that is real
Because it is eternal.
Only in the “now” can you take advantage
Of the opportunity to find healing.
This is the only productive use of time.
Whatever mistakes you have made
The truth about you remains unchanged.
And the realization of the Truth about you
Is where you will be saved
From all that is NOT you.
You are as God created you.
You are one Self, united with your Creator.
United will all of Creation
Which is you
And everyone who has ever lived.
We are One Self
And what you do to others
You are doing to your One Self.
So release your Self.
Salvation from being a body
Comes from accepting your true Identity
As One Self
United in Spirit.
There is no greater reason than this
To love one another
As God loves us.
So practice loving as God loves us
Because He completely understands our predicament.
And only He knows the way out of it.
Look past the body and all its works
And choose instead to forgive and forget.
Forget all the nothing that never happened to you
Except the Love that you ARE
And you will be saved
From all that you are NOT.
(Inspired by A Course In MiraclesWorkbook Lessons 93, 94, 95, 96, 97)