“I am as God created me.”
This single thought, held firmly in the mind, would save the world.
From time to time we will repeat it, as we reach another stage in
learning. It will mean far more to you as you advance. These words
are sacred, for they are the words God gave in answer to the world
you made. By them it disappears, and all things seen within its misty
clouds and vaporous illusions vanish as these words are spoken. For
they come from God.
Here is the Word by which the Son became His Father’s
happiness, His Love, and His completion. Here creation is
proclaimed, and honored as it is. There is no dream these words will
not dispel; no thought of sin and no illusion that the dream contains
that will not fade away before their might. They are the trumpet of
awakening that sounds around the world. The dead awake in answer
to its call. And those who live and hear this sound will never look on
Holy indeed is he who makes these words his own; arising with
them in his mind, recalling them throughout the day, at night
bringing them with him as he goes to sleep. His dreams are happy
and his rest secure; his safety certain and his body healed, because he
sleeps and wakens with the truth before him always. He will save the
world because he gives the world what he receives each time he
practices the words of truth.
Today we practice simply. For the words we use are mighty, and
they need no thoughts beyond themselves to change the mind of
him who uses them. So wholly is it changed that it is now the
treasury in which God places all His gifts and all His Love to be
distributed to all the world, increased in giving; kept complete
because its sharing is unlimited. And thus you learn to think with
God. Christ’s vision has restored your sight by salvaging your mind.
We honor you today. Yours is the right to perfect holiness you
now accept. With this acceptance is salvation brought to everyone,
for who could cherish sin when holiness like this has blessed the
world? Who could despair when perfect joy is yours, available to all
as remedy for grief and misery, all sense of loss, and for complete
escape from sin and guilt?
And who would not be brother to you now; you, his redeemer
and his Savior. Who could fail to welcome you into his heart with
loving invitation, eager to unite with one like him in holiness? You
are as God created you. These words dispel the night, and darkness is
no more. The light is come today to bless the world, for you have
recognized the Son of God, and in that recognition is the world’s.
Britney Shawley added:
Holy indeed is he who makes these words his own; arising with them in his mind, recalling them throughout the day, at night bringing them with him as he goes to sleep. His dreams are happy and his rest secure, his safety certain and his body healed, because he sleeps and wakens with the truth before him always. He will save the world, because he gives the world what he receives each time he practices the words of truth.