In A Course in Miracles, it says “I am as God created me”. This was a very difficult idea for me to wrap my mind around.
Jesus says it over and over again in the text and the workbook of ACIM, because he knows this idea is a big change of mind for us separated ones.
Until very recently, I did not know that I am as God created me.
What I did know about myself was that I wasn’t as good as other people, and therefore, I had to work hard in order to be liked. I had to appear smarter, prettier, and nicer than I believed I really was. I would make up stories (telling lies) and embellish facts (telling more lies) in order to feel worthy of asking for love. In social situations, I walked on eggshells, hoping that I would say and do the right things so that people would think I was good and nice, and so they would like me.
This people pleasing habit started in my childhood. I had a very tough time with my Dad while I was growing up. He was a rage-aholic, and I desperately wanted his approval. So I would say or do almost anything to get his attention and his love, including telling stories that weren’t true in hopes that they would make me worthy in his eyes. I never received the approval I wanted from him, or anyone else.
Because I was being untrue to myself, I always felt separate and unequal.
I spent years making up stories and walking on eggshells because I didn’t believe that I am as God created me. Thank GOD practicing A Course in Miracles has been healing my mind layer by layer over the years, like flowing water, wearing away the rough edges of my self- judgement. I have been gradually awakening to the truth that Jesus wants us all to know about ourselves:
I AM as God created me.
In this video, I will speak more on this topic:
A few weeks ago, I watched one of my friends share his true feelings in front of a large group of people. He was vulnerable and authentic. As he spoke from his heart, huge waves of love welled up inside of me. Because he was simply being himself with no ego, I felt at peace, I felt safe, and I felt able to simply be myself. What a healing!!!
One of the most powerful things a person can do is to be themselves, unapologetically, truly and openly. In fact, everyone that I truly admire is only being themselves, and that is what makes me love them so very much!
Because I am as God created me, I don’t have to make up some image of myself in order to be liked. Because I am as God created me, I know the love that I have been searching for is right here inside of me.
Do you walk on eggshells and make up stories?
Are you ready to quit pretending to be someone you are not and Let Love Rule?
See what happens when you are just yourself.
I accept you EXACTLY the way you are-as God created you.
Question: Can you accept yourself as God created you, and be the healing for others who are trapped in image making and approval seeking? You can leave a comment by clicking here.
I love you, I thank you, I bless you and I am blessed by you.
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