[acimlessons_list] Review VI, Lesson 203 - July 22
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Review VI, Lesson 203 - July 22
"I am not a body. I am free. For I am still as God created me."
(183) "I call upon God's Name and on my own."
See Review VI practice instructions.
To "call upon" the Name of God is not simply to repeat a word, but to reach
out from within myself, affirming my connection to my Source. To call upon
this Name means to remind myself of my union with God. "It is my own [name]
as well as His" (1:2). In a sense, it is similar to the way soldiers in
battle might cry out the name of their king, or the way a football crowd
chants the name of a favorite player. It is a means of identification, an
affirmation of a solidarity and unity.
Yet it is more than any such thing that we might compare it with in this
world, because God's Name is my name in a much deeper sense than mere
emotional identification. I am the extension of God. What He is, I am as
well. I am created of the essence of Godhead. "I am still as God created me"
(1:5). I affirm this every time I call upon His Name.
To call upon God's Name is to remind myself that the lesser name and the
lesser self with which I commonly identify is not who I am. "I am not a
body" (1:3). In the midst of the daily crunch of "busy-ness," when I call on
this Name, I am delivered "from every thought of evil and of sin" (1:2).
When I feel limited or confined, I can rediscover my freedom by calling on
His Name. I remember that I am not this body; I am free.
As I sit in quiet today, let me open to the experience of God. Let me become
aware of the vast Love without boundary or restriction. Let me sink into His
limitless peace. Let me be transported in His joy. And as I do, let me
remember that all that I experience of God, <I am>. Let me call, too, on <my
own name>. In remembering God, let me remember, "This is me."
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