Lesson 255: “What is Sin? This day I choose to spend in perfect peace.”
“What is sin?” says, “Sin is but a home of all illusions, which but stand for things imagined, issuing from thoughts that are untrue.”
I love the Course’s version of our perpetual innocence. This has to feel amazing because it is permanent, and stays 100% in tact.
Our innocence, because it is God-inspired and God-Created can make all things good, simply because we remember the power of our innocence.
When we remember and acknowledge our innocence, we allow our energy to become elevated, and God-centered for us.
The Course reminds us that when remember our innocence, we are able to then carry a sense and a confidence of our certainty, because it is already with us. When we remember that we are ultra holy, we can remember this.
The Course reminds us to see that there is no way we can ever sin, because it is impossible for us to do anything that is punishable, by disallowing God’s favor toward us.
All that we do in bodies are generally ego inspired, but at the same time, we see that we want to see the world and our bodies as unreal, so we can remember to be light about how we use them, and remember to stay detached to our bodies.
The ego consistently gets so overly attached to our bodies, so we need to step back, and pay attention to when this is happening.
We need to remember that our bodies are unreal, and even though our bodies being unreal may seem like a very hard sell to that ego inner critic, remember that when we simply need to take in this awareness of the body being unreal, then we can consciously change the way we are thinking and feeling about our bodies, because a portion of our selves are able to take a step back from the tight grip the ego has onto interpreting our present moment.
When we allow this to change, we will start to be more comfortable, because we don’t have that inner sense of conflict we feel when the ego is at the reins.
Then comes this beautiful sense of serenity and freedom, when we are totally devoted to God entirely, and we no longer feel conflicted with multiple goals.