Workbook Review Lessons 92-98
Lesson 92: Miracles are seen in light, and light and strength are one.
Do you still think you see with your eyes and think with your brain? If so, think again, and this time think with the Mind of God. The ego thinks it sees with the body’s eyes, and beholds the likeness of itself. It sees the small, the weak, the sickly and the dying, those in need, the helpless and afraid, the sad, the poor, the starving and the joyless. When these things are seen, it is the split mind projecting its image of itself onto others. It sees what it has made well enough, but it does not see what God created. What you see is not the truth, so do not give credence to it. It is all an illusion. No matter how real it may seem, it is not.
Yet when you use God’s strength in you as the light in which you see, and think with His Mind, you will overlook these weak and helpless images, you will look past appearances, and you will see your Self reflected in all those around you. You will see the truth. And healing will take place -- for you and your brothers. Jesus did not see the leprosy; he saw the truth. He did not see a dying child; he saw her as sleeping. Use Jesus as your model for healing.
Strength comes from truth, and shines with light its Source has given it; weakness reflects the darkness of its maker which is sick and looks on sickness, which is like itself. Truth is a savior and can only will for happiness and peace for everyone. Its strength is shared, that it may bring to all the miracle in which they will unite in purpose and forgiveness and in love and truth. Today let us meet at the place where strength and light unite in you. Let us see only in the light today, and help others do the same. Jesus needs more miracle workers, not more wanderers or seekers in the dark.
Lesson 93: Light and joy and peace abide in me.
Are you the home of evil, darkness and sin? Do you think if anyone could see the truth about you he would be repelled, recoiling from you as if from a poisonous snake? If so, these are beliefs so firmly fixed that it is difficult to help you see that they are based on nothing. Question: Do you ever recoil from anything, either a thought, a sight, or anything that appears outside yourself? If you do, you are actually recoiling from your ego “self.” Your Self, your beautiful Spirit, recoils at nothing because your Self is Love and love does not invite “recoil.” The Self sees only love because love only sees itself reflected in everything, both the inner and what may currently appear as the outer.
Certainly you have made mistakes. And you have sought salvation in strange ways. You have been deceived and deceiving and afraid, and you have succumbed to circumstances you have perceived as beyond your control. God does not share any of this with you so none of it is true. Be assured that all the evil that you think you did was never done, that all your “sins” are nothing, and that you are as pure and holy as you were created. The self you made does not exist at all. And anything it seems to do and think means nothing. It is neither bad nor good; it is unreal, and nothing more than that. What power can this self you made possess, when it would contradict the Will of God Who is Love?
Your sinlessness is guaranteed by God. You cannot sin. “To sin would be to violate reality, and to succeed” (T-19.II.1:2), and that simply is not possible. If something is impossible for you to do, it is certain that you have never done it and never will. You cannot remake yourself in darkness. Salvation requires the acceptance of but one thought: you are as God created you, not what you made of yourself. You are and forever will be exactly as you were created. Be assured of this:
“The Son of God can be mistaken; he can deceive himself, he can even turn the power of his mind against himself.