My salvation comes from me and only from me. ~ A Course in Miracles

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I grew up in the Roman Catholic Church. Back in those days we were taught we could find salvation only through faithfully following Rome’s rigid rules and regulations. And if you screwed up (that is, “sinned”) your only hope of salvation was being forgiven by a priest in the confessional.

You were not worthy to approach God directly for forgiveness — or for anything else. There was a part of the Catholic Mass service, just before the communion, where we always said “Lord, I am not worthy to receive you, but only say the word and I shall be healed.”

No wonder so many of us grew up with a lack of self-worth. After many years, I finally rid myself of that craziness. But I still see it in many adults — and not just those who belong to rigid religions.

That quotation above, “My salvation comes from me and only me,” is from Lesson 70 of A Course in Miracles.

Here’s a brief summary of that lesson:

  • You see neither salvation nor guilt as being in your own mind, but that’s where they live.
  • When you realize your mind has invented guilt, you know guilt and salvation must be in the same place.
  • You’ve done nothing wrong, but the ego keeps you trapped in guilt.
  • Don’t believe guilt, don’t believe you are your body, don’t believe your thoughts of fear or pain.
  • The earth appears to be a place of loss. Death seems to be the greatest loss. But neither is real. There is no death.
  • The body can give you pleasure or pain. Both only make the body and the ego seem real.
  • You believe your thoughts have no influence or effect because you’re afraid of your thoughts.
  • There are no idle thoughts. All thinking materializes at some level.
  • Your belief in the problem is the problem.
  • Embrace the victim and the victimizer. You are all one and the same.
  • You do not believe you are children of God. But it’s impossible to be separated from him. You are one with God.

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