Tuesday, November 22, 2011

An Effect of God

Today's A Course In Miracles Workbook lesson:

"I am forever an Effect of God." (ACIM, W-326)

1 Father, I was created in Your Mind, a holy Thought that never left its home. I am forever Your Effect, and You forever and forever are my Cause. As You created me I have remained. Where You established me I still abide. And all Your attributes abide in me, because it is Your Will to have a Son so like his Cause that Cause and Its Effect are indistinguishable. Let me know that I am an Effect of God, and so I have the power to create like You. And as it is in Heaven, so on earth. Your plan I follow here, and at the end I know that You will gather Your effects into the tranquil Heaven of Your Love, where earth will vanish, and all separate thoughts unite in glory as the Son of God.

2 Let us today behold earth disappear, at first transformed, and then, forgiven, fade entirely into God's holy Will.

Quote from the writings of 18th century mystic Emanuel Swedenborg:

“…every created thing, and especially people, and the love and wisdom in them, have reality and are not merely ideas of being. For unless God were Infinite there would be no finite; and unless the Infinite were the All there would be no reality; and unless God had created all things from Himself there would be nothing. In a word, we are because God is.” (Emanuel Swedenborg, Divine Providence 46)

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