Lesson 201

Review VI

For this review, we take but one idea each day, and practice it as often
as is possible. Besides the time you give morning and evening,
which should not be less than fifteen minutes, and the hourly
remembrances you make throughout the day, use the idea as often as
you can between them. Each of these ideas alone would be sufficient
for salvation, if it were learned truly. Each would be enough to give
release to you and to the world from every form of bondage, and
invite the memory of God to come again.

With this in mind, we start our practicing in which we carefully
review the thoughts the Holy Spirit has bestowed on us in our last
twenty lessons. Each contains the whole curriculum if understood,
practiced, accepted, and applied to all the seeming happenings
throughout the day. One is enough. But for that one, there must be
no exceptions made. And so we need to use them all, and let them
blend as one as each contributes to the whole we learn.

These practice sessions, like our last review, are centered round a
central theme with which we start and end each lesson. It is this:

“I am not a body. I am free.
For I am still as God created me.”

The day begins and ends with this. And we repeat it every time the
hour strikes, or we remember, in between, we have a function that
transcends the world we see. Beyond this, and a repetition of the
special thought we practice for the day, no form of exercise is urged,
except a deep relinquishment of everything that clutters up the
mind, and makes it deaf to reason, sanity and simple truth.

We will attempt to get beyond all words and special forms of
practicing for this review. For we attempt this time to reach a
quickened pace along a shorter path to the serenity and peace of
God. We merely close our eyes, and then forget all that we thought
we knew and understood. For thus is freedom given us from all we
did not know and failed to understand.

There is but one exception to this lack of structuring. Permit no
idle thought to go unchallenged. If you notice it, deny its hold and
hasten to assure your mind that this is not what it would have. Then
gently let the thought which you denied be given up in sure and
quick exchange for the idea you practice for the day.

When you are tempted, hasten to proclaim your freedom from
temptation, as you say:

“This thought I do not want. I choose instead…”

And then repeat the idea for the day, and let it take the place of what
you thought. Beyond such special applications of each day’s idea, we
will add but a few formal expressions or specific thoughts to aid your
practicing. Instead we give these times of quiet to the Teacher Who
instructs in quiet, speaks of peace, and gives our thoughts whatever
meaning they may have.

To Him I offer this review for you. I place you in His charge, and
let Him teach you what to do and say and think each time you turn to
Him. He will not fail to be available to you each time you call to Him
to help you. Let us offer Him the whole review we now begin, and let
us also not forget to Whom it has been given, as we practice day by
day, advancing toward the goal He set for us; allowing Him to teach us
how to go, and trusting Him completely for the way each practice
period can best become a loving gift of freedom to the world.

Lesson 201

“I am not a body. I am free.
For I am still as God created me.”

[181]“I trust my brothers, who are one with me.”

No-one but is my brother. I am blessed
with oneness with the universe and God,
my Father, One Creator of the whole
that is my Self, forever One with me.

Britney Shawley added:

I am not a body. I am free.
For I am still as God created me.

(181) I trust my brothers, who are one with me.

No one but is my brother. I am blessed with oneness with
the universe and God, my Father, one Creator of the whole
that is my Self, forever One with me.

I am not a body. I am free.
For I am still as God created me.

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