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Topic: I am affected only by my thoughts.
Teaching: Awakenings – Workbook Lesson 338
Host: Larry Seyer
Class: http://www.acimgather.org
Copyright: © A Course in Miracles
Workbook Topics Discussed:I am affected only by my thoughts.

It needs but this to let salvation come to all the world. For in this single thought is everyone released at last from fear. Now has he learned that no one frightens him, and nothing can endanger him. He has no enemies, and he is safe from all external things. His thoughts can frighten him, but since these thoughts belong to him alone, he has the power to change them and exchange each fear thought for a happy thought of love. He crucified himself. Yet God has planned that His beloved Son will be redeemed.

Your plan is sure, my Father,–only Yours. All other plans will fail. And I will have thoughts that will frighten me, until I learn that You have given me the only Thought that leads me to salvation. Mine alone will fail, and lead me nowhere. But the Thought You gave me promises to lead me home, because it holds Your promise to Your Son.

Text Topics Discussed:Today’s reading comes from Regina Dawn Akers blog:


Holy Spirit: Believing you are the personality is the same as believing you are wrong, because believing you are the personality is believing you are not what you are, and that is the belief you have judged as wrong. As long as you believe you are the personality, you also believe you are not the one who has made this choice. If you do not see yourself as the one who has made the choice, you also do not see that you are the one who has judged the choice. If you do not see that you have judged the choice, you do not see that you can reverse your judgment, so the judgment continues inherent within the choice not to see.

Everything is linked. It is all a part of one idea. I cannot lead you to let go of one part and allow you to keep another, because not to let go of one part is to keep the whole. You cannot keep the idea of personality as your identity and let go of the idea of wrong. You cannot let go of the idea of personality and hold to belief in the world. It is all a part of the same idea, which teaches you that you are wrong. And it is the idea that you are wrong that leads you to suffer and be unhappy.

Unhappiness is suffering. This is because you were not made to be unhappy, so unhappiness is the opposite of your nature. It is the experience that is different than the experience of Heaven, but the key point in all of this is that it is an experience. The entire world, the idea of personality, the suffering and the fear is all nothing but an experience you deemed to have. And if you can deem to have it, you can deem not to have it anymore.

I have asked you to will for awareness. I