Course in Miracles
29 - The Awakening
of the Guest
body that is asked to be a god will be attacked, because its nothingness
has not been recognized.
And so it
seems to be a thing with power in itself.
it can be perceived and thought to feel and act, and hold you
in its grasp as prisoner to itself.
And it can
fail to be what you demanded that it be. And you will hate it
for its littleness, unmindful that the failure does not lie in
that it is not more than it should be, but only in your failure
to perceive that it is nothing.
Yet its nothingness
is your salvation, from which you would flee.
is the body asked to be God’s enemy, replacing what He is
with littleness and limit and despair.
It is His loss
you celebrate when you behold the body as a thing you love, or
look upon it as a thing you hate.
For if He be
the sum of everything, then what is not in Him does not exist,
and His completion is its nothingness.
is not dead, nor does he dwell in what was built as temple unto
He lives in
God, and it is this that makes him Savior unto you, and only this.
nothingness releases yours from sickness and from death. For what
is yours cannot be more nor less than what is his.