TAT TWAM ASI – THE COURSE IN MIRACLES
You ARE only love, but when you deny denied this you made
what you ARE something you must LEARN.
You are a Child of God, a priceless part of His Kingdom,
which He created as part of Him. Nothing else exists,
and ONLY this is real.
You can see yourselves as separated FROM your meaning only by EXPERIENCING YOURSELF AS UNREAL. This is WHY the ego is insane; it teaches that you are NOT what you ARE. This is so contradictory that it is clearly impossible.
Your self-fullness is as boundless as God’s. Like His, it extends forever
and in perfect peace. Its radiance is so intense
that it creates in perfect joy,
and only the whole can be born of its wholeness. Be confident that you have never lost your identity and the extension which maintains it in wholeness and peace.
You are part of Him who IS all power and glory,
and are therefore as unlimited as He is.
When you acknowledge THIS, you bring the acknowledgment automatically to everyone, because YOU HAVE ACKNOWLEDGED EVERYONE. By your recognition you awaken theirs, and through theirs YOURS is extended.
God is incomplete without you, simply because His grandeur is total,
and you cannot BE missing from it. You are altogether
irreplaceable in the Mind of God.
No one else can fill your part of it, and while you leave your part of it empty, your eternal place merely waits for your return. God, through His Voice, reminds you of it, and God Himself keeps your extensions safe within it. But YOU do not know them, until you return TO them.
You are not sick, and you cannot die. But you CAN confuse
yourself with things that do.
You cannot perceive the soul, but you will not KNOW it while you perceive anything ELSE as more valuable.
You dwell not here, but in eternity. You travel but in dreams,
while safe at home.
Seek not your Self in symbols. There can be no concept that can stand for what you are.
The Course suggests that you tell yourself:
”I do not know the thing I am, and THEREFORE do not know
what I am doing, where I am, or how to look
upon the world and on myself.”
Yet in this learning is salvation born. And what you are will TELL you of Itself.
The concept of the self stands like a shield, a silent barricade
before the truth, and hides it from your sight.
All things you see are images because you look on them as through a barrier which dims your sight and warps your vision, so that you behold nothing with clarity…
All that is given you is for release; the sight, the vision and the inner Guide
all lead you OUT of hell with those you love beside you,
and the universe with them.