Lesson 36: “My holiness envelops everything I see.”
This lesson reminds us, “Sinless means you are without sin. You can not be without sin a little; You are either sinless or not. If your mind is part of God’s, you must be sinless, or a part of His Mind would be sinful.”
I always am extraordinarily grateful for the Course’s teaching about our sinless nature. The Course says if we are without sin because our minds are part of God’s, this helps carry me along to buy into the reality that I and all others are sinless.
I have infinite amounts of resistance in the issue of believing that my eternally innocent nature must be true. I have so much resistance to accepting it because the ego insists day and night that I am the most sinful person out there.
The ego can buy anything else, but NOT that I am sinless!! That is wrong, so the ego goes out of its way to give us every reason not to allow this to be true and forget this reality.
I love this truth that we can not be a little bit with or without sin. I am grateful for this wisdom that we have to be utterly sinless if we are part of God because God is perfect.
So I am thankful for the reminder to check in with how I am doing with the reality that I am sinless. Our egos can be masters at keeping us from accepting we are innocent, and therefore, it gets confusing to try to figure out if it is true that we are sinless.
The world can all feel like crazy energetic chaos, where the world grips us with slants of judgment that feel like they penetrate our soul and stay within us.
The Course is just allowing the world to be redeemed entirely with the simple truth we are sinless.
I appreciate that we don’t have to do anything to make our sinlessness come true. We don’t have to change anything or be the one who makes a great effort to make our sinless nature accurate.
I have to accept it, and then the reality is that I will feel this truth. I will be happy and comfortable whenever I acknowledge that I am sinless because God has already intact our eternal sinlessness.
We need to remember this truth. And as soon as we feel it, awe change our energetic state to elevation because we are carrying God’s elevated and Supreme Purpose with us.
I am so grateful for the Course’s use of the word ‘holy’ to describe all of us. I have a long tradition of being a standard Christian and a Catholic, so I have such a severe inability to represent anyone else as holy except for priests and God, but never, ME, and never other people.
I have to take a lot of time and effort to redo my thinking. Allowing all of us to be holy seems like such blasphemy!!
I feel so guilty and wrong for even allowing my sinless nature to be true. I feel like I am not being a good Christian!!
I am so grateful for the Course’s wisdom, especially about all of our sinless natures, because it heals my old baggage about accepting I am innocent.
I still can not feel this truth at the deepest parts of me, but at least I have a chance of receiving it because the Course offers such a logical explanation about our sinlessness. At least, I know where to start to prod on the journey of living well and being at peace because of my inherent worth.