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Lesson 100: My part is essential to God’s plan for salvation.

Just as God’s Son completes his Father, so your part in it completes your Father’s plan. Salvation must reverse mad belief in separate thoughts and separate bodies, which lead separate lives and go their separate ways. One function shared by separate minds unites them in one purpose, for each one of them is equally essential to them all.

We will prepare ourselves for this today, in our five-minute practice periods, by feeling happiness arise in us according to our Father’s Will and ours. Begin the exercises with the thought today’s idea contains. Then realize your part is to be happy. Only this is asked of you or anyone who wants to take his place among God’s messengers. Think what this means. You have indeed been wrong in your belief that sacrifice is asked. You but receive according to God’s plan, and never lose or sacrifice or die.

**Please see full lesson in A Course in Miracles for practice. These posts are intended to show what ACIM is and how it might be helpful, however I recommend if you make it your own practice to start from the beginning and to use the book. In general, the longer practices are between 10 and 15 minutes and the shorter practices are less than a minute.

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Lesson 99: Salvation is my only function here.

This is the Thought that brings illusions to the truth, and sees them as appearances behind which is the changeless and the sure. This is the Thought that saves and that forgives, because it lays no faith in what is not created by the only Source it knows. This is the thought whose function is to save by giving you its function as your own. Salvation is your function, with the One to Whom the plan was given. Now are you entrusted with this plan, along with Him. He has one answer to appearances; regardless of their form, their size, their depth or any attribute they seem to have:

Salvation is my only function here.

God still is Love, and this is not His Will.

Your only function tells you you are one. Remind yourself of this between the times you give five minutes to be shared Him Who shares God’s plan with you. Remind yourself:

Salvation is my only function here.

Thus do you lay forgiveness on your mind and let all fear be gently laid aside, that love may find its rightful place in you and show you that you are the Son of God.

**Please see full lesson in A Course in Miracles for practice. These posts are intended to show what ACIM is and how it might be helpful, however I recommend if you make it your own practice to start from the beginning and to use the book. In general, the longer practices are between 10 and 15 minutes and the shorter practices are less than a minute.

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Lesson 98: I will accept my part in God’s plan for salvation.

Today is a day of special dedication. We take a stand on but one side today. We side with truth and let illusions go. We will not vacillate between the two, but take a firm position with the One. We dedicate ourselves to truth today, and to salvation as God planned it be. We will not argue it is something else. We will not seek for it where it is not. In gladness we accept it as it is, and take the part assigned to us by God.

Each hour today give Him your tiny gift of but five minutes. He will give the words you use in practicing today’s idea the deep conviction and the certainty you lack. His words will join with yours, and make each repetition of today’s idea a total dedication, made in faith as perfect and as sure as His in you. His confidence in you will bring the light to all the words you say, and you will go beyond their sound to what they really mean.

Today you practice with Him, as you say:

I will accept my part in God’s plan for salvation.

**Please see full lesson in A Course in Miracles for practice. These posts are intended to show what ACIM is and how it might be helpful, however I recommend if you make it your own practice to start from the beginning and to use the book. In general, the longer practices are between 10 and 15 minutes and the shorter practices are less than a minute.

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Lesson 97: I am spirit.

Today’s idea identifies you with your one Self. It accepts no split identity, nor tries to weave opposing factors into unity. It simply states the truth. Practice this truth today as often as you can, for it will bring your mind from conflict to the quiet fields of peace. No chill of fear can enter, for your mind has been absolved from madness, letting go illusions of a split identity.

Begin these happy exercises with the words the Holy Spirit speaks to you, and let them echo round the world through Him:

Spirit am I, a holy Son of God, free of all limits, safe and healed and whole, free to forgive, and free to save the world.

**Please see full lesson in A Course in Miracles for practice. These posts are intended to show what ACIM is and how it might be helpful, however I recommend if you make it your own practice to start from the beginning and to use the book. In general, the longer practices are between 10 and 15 minutes and the shorter practices are less than a minute.

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Lesson 96: Salvation comes from my one Self.

We will attempt today to find this thought, whose presence in your mind is guaranteed by Him Who speaks to you from your one Self. Our hourly five-minute practicing will be a search for Him within your mind. Salvation comes from this one Self through Him Who is the Bridge between your mind and It. Wait patiently, and let Him speak to you about your Self, and what your mind can do, restored to It and free to serve Its Will.

Begin with saying this:

Salvation comes from my one Self. Its Thoughts are mine to use.

Then seek Its Thoughts, and claim them as your own. These are your own real thoughts you have denied, and let your mind go wandering in a world of dreams, to find illusions in their place. Here are your thoughts, the only ones you have. Salvation is among them; find it there.

If you succeed, the thoughts that come to you will tell you you are saved, and that your mind has found the function that it sought to lose. Your Self will welcome it and give it peace. Restored in strength, it will again flow out from spirit to the spirit in all things created by the Spirit as Itself. Your mind will bless all things. Confusion done, you are restored, for you have found your Self.

**Please see full lesson in A Course in Miracles for practice. These posts are intended to show what ACIM is and how it might be helpful, however I recommend if you make it your own practice to start from the beginning and to use the book. In general, the longer practices are between 10 and 15 minutes and the shorter practices are less than a minute.

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Lesson 95: I am one Self, united with my Creator.

Today we will affirm this truth again, and try to reach the place in you in which there is no doubt that only this is true. Begin the practice periods today with this assurance, offered to your mind with all the certainty that you can give:

I am one Self, united with my Creator, at one with every aspect of creation, and limitless in power and in peace.

Then close your eyes and tell yourself again, slowly and thoughtfully, attempting to allow the meaning of the words to sink into your mind, replacing false ideas:

I am one Self.

Repeat this several times, and then attempt to feel the meaning that the words convey.

Your own acknowledgement you are one Self, united with your Father, is a call to all the world to be at one with you. To everyone you meet today, be sure to give the promise of today’s idea and tell him this:

You are one Self with me, united with our Creator in this Self. I honor you because of What I am, and What He is, Who loves us both as One.

**Please see full lesson in A Course in Miracles for practice. These posts are intended to show what ACIM is and how it might be helpful, however I recommend if you make it your own practice to start from the beginning and to use the book. In general, the longer practices are between 10 and 15 minutes and the shorter practices are less than a minute.

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Lesson 94: I am as God created me.

Longer practice:

Today we will again devote the first five minutes of each waking hour to the attempt to feel the truth in you. Begin these times of searching with these words:

I am as God created me.

I am His Son eternally.

Shorter practice:

If you do not meet the requirement of practicing for the first five minutes of every hour, at least remind yourself hourly:

I am as God created me.

I am His Son eternally.

Tell yourself frequently today that you are as God created you. And be sure to respond to anyone who seems to irritate you with these words:

You are as God created you.

You are His Son eternally.

Make every effort to do the hourly exercises today. Each one you do will be a giant stride toward your release, and a milestone in learning the thought system which this course sets forth.

**Please see full lesson in A Course in Miracles for practice. These posts are intended to show what ACIM is and how it might be helpful, however I recommend if you make it your own practice to start from the beginning and to use the book. In general, the longer practices are between 10 and 15 minutes and the shorter practices are less than a minute.

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Lesson 93: Light and joy and peace abide in me.

Longer practice:

In our longer exercise periods today, which would be most profitable if done for the first five minutes of every waking hour, begin by stating the truth about your creation:

Light and joy and peace abide in me.

My sinlessness is guaranteed by God.

Shorter practice:

You may not be willing or even able to use the first five minutes of each hour for these exercises. Try, however, to do so when you can. At least remember to repeat these thoughts each hour:

Light and joy and peace abide in me.

My sinlessness is guaranteed by God.

Then try to devote at least a minute or so to closing your eyes and realizing that this is a statement of truth about you. If a situation arises that seems disturbing, quickly dispel the illusion of fear by repeating these thoughts again. Should you be tempted to become angry with someone, tell him silently:

Light and joy and peace abide in you.

Your sinlessness is guaranteed by God.

**Please see full lesson in A Course in Miracles for practice. These posts are intended to show what ACIM is and how it might be helpful, however I recommend if you make it your own practice to start from the beginning and to use the book. In general, the longer practices are between 10 and 15 minutes and the shorter practices are less than a minute.

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Lesson 89: Review II I am entitled to miracles. (77 – Review)

Behind this is a miracle to which I am entitled.

Let me not hold a grievance against you, [name], but offer you the miracle that belongs to you instead.

Seen truly, this offers me a miracle.

Let miracles replace all grievances.(78 – Review)

I would not hold this grievance apart from my salvation.

Let our grievances be replaced by miracles, [name].

Beyond this is the miracle by which all my grievances are replaced.

**Please see full lesson in A Course in Miracles for practice. These posts are intended to show what ACIM is and how it might be helpful, however I recommend if you make it your own practice to start from the beginning and to use the book. In general, the longer practices are between 10 and 15 minutes and the shorter practices are less than a minute.

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Lesson 88: Review II The light has come. (75 – Lesson)

This cannot show me darkness, for the light has come.

The light in you is all that I would see, [name].

I would see in this only what is there.

I am under no laws but God’s. (76 – Lesson)

My perception of this shows me I believe in laws that do not exist.

I see only the laws of God at work in this.

Let me allow God’s laws to work in this, and not my own.

**Please see full lesson in A Course in Miracles for practice. These posts are intended to show what ACIM is and how it might be helpful, however I recommend if you make it your own practice to start from the beginning and to use the book. In general, the longer practices are between 10 and 15 minutes and the shorter practices are less than a minute.