A Course in Miracles Workbook Commentary by Allen Watson
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Lesson 1: Nothing I see in this room (on this street, from this window, in this place) means anything.
Lesson 2: I have given everything I see in this room (on this street, from this window, in this place) all the meaning that it has for me.
Lesson 3: I do not understand anything I see in this room (on this street, from this window, in this place).
Lesson 4: These thoughts do not mean anything. They are like the things I see in this room (on this street, from this window, in this place).
Lesson 5: I am never upset for the reason I think.
Lesson 6: I am upset because I see something that is not here.
Lesson 7: I see only the past.
Lesson 8: My mind is preoccupied with past thoughts.
Lesson 9: I see nothing as it is now.
Lesson 10: My thoughts do not mean anything.
Lesson 11: My meaningless thoughts are showing me a meaningless world.
Lesson 12: I am upset because I see a meaningless world.
Lesson 13: A meaningless world engenders fear.
Lesson 14: God did not create a meaningless world.
Lesson 15: My thoughts are images I have made.
Lesson 16: I have no neutral thoughts.
Lesson 17: I see no neutral things.
Lesson 18: I am not alone in experiencing the effects of my seeing.
Lesson 19: I am not alone in experiencing the effects of my thoughts.
Lesson 20: I am determined to see.
Lesson 21: I am determined to see things differently.
Lesson 22: What I see is a form of vengeance.
Lesson 23: I can escape from the world I see by giving up attack thoughts.
Lesson 24: I do not perceive my own best interests.
Lesson 25: I do not know what anything is for.
Lesson 26: My attack thoughts are attacking my invulnerability.
Lesson 27: Above all else I want to see.
Lesson 28: Above all else I want to see things differently.
Lesson 29: God is in everything I see.
Lesson 30: God is in everything I see because God is in my mind.
Lesson 31: I am not the victim of the world I see.
Lesson 32: I have invented the world I see.
Lesson 33: There is another way of looking at the world.
Lesson 34: I could see peace instead of this.
Lesson 35: My mind is part of God’s. I am very holy.
Lesson 36: My holiness envelops everything I see.
Lesson 37: My holiness blesses the world.
Lesson 38: There is nothing my holiness cannot do.
Lesson 39: My holiness is my salvation.
Lesson 40: I am blessed as a Son of God.
Lesson 41: God goes with me wherever I go.
Lesson 42: God is my strength. Vision is His gift.
Lesson 43: God is my Source. I cannot see apart from Him.
Lesson 44: God is the light in which I see.
Lesson 45: God is the Mind with which I think.
Lesson 46: God is the Love in which I forgive.
Lesson 47: God is the strength in which I trust.
Lesson 48: There is nothing to fear.
Lesson 49: God’s Voice speaks to me all through the day.
Lesson 50: I am sustained by the Love of God.
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Lesson 61: I am the light of the world.
Lesson 62: Forgiveness is my function as the light fo the world.
Lesson 63: The light of the world brings peace to every mind through my forgiveness.
Lesson 64: Let me not forget my function.
Lesson 65: My only function is the one God gave me.
Lesson 66: My happiness and my function are one.
Lesson 67: Love created me like itself.
Lesson 68: Love holds no grievances.
Lesson 69: My grievances hide the light of the world in me.
Lesson 70: My salvation comes from me.
Lesson 71: Only God’s plan for salvation will work.
Lesson 72: Holding grievances is an attack on God’s plan for salvation.
Lesson 73: I will there be light.
Lesson 74: There is no will but God’s.
Lesson 75: The light has come.
Lesson 76: I am under no laws but God’s.
Lesson 77: I am entitled to miracles.
Lesson 78: Let miracles replace all grievances.
Lesson 79: Let me recognize the problem so it can be solved.
Lesson 80: Let me recognize my problems have been solved.
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Lesson 91: Miracles are seen in light.
Lesson 92: Miracles are seen in light, and light and strength are one.
Lesson 93: Light and joy and peace abide in me.
Lesson 94: I am as God created me.
Lesson 95: I am one Self, united with my Creator.
Lesson 96: Salvation comes from my one Self.
Lesson 97: I am spirit.
Lesson 98: I will accept my part in God’s plan for salvation.
Lesson 99: Salvation is my only function here.
Lesson 100: My part is essential to God’s plan for salvation.
Lesson 101: God’s Will for me is perfect happiness.
Lesson 102: I share God’s Will for happiness for me.
Lesson 103: God, being Love, is also happiness.
Lesson 104: I seek but what belongs to me in truth.
Lesson 105: God’s peace and joy are mine.
Lesson 106: Let me be still and listen to the truth.
Lesson 107: Truth will correct all errors in my mind.
Lesson 108: To give and to receive are one in truth.
Lesson 109: I rest in God.
Lesson 110: I am as God created me.
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Lesson 121: Forgiveness is the key to happiness.
Lesson 122: Forgiveness offers everything I want.
Lesson 123: I thank my Father for His gifts to me.
Lesson 124: Let me remember I am one with God.
Lesson 125: In quiet I receive God’s Word today.
Lesson 126: All that I give is given to myself.
Lesson 127: There is no love but God’s.
Love 128: The world I see holds nothing that I want.
Lesson 129: Beyond this world there is a world I want.
Lesson 130: It is impossible to see two worlds.
Lesson 131: No one can fail who seeks to reach the truth.
Lesson 132: I loose the world from all I thought it was.
Lesson 133: I will not value what is valueless.
Lesson 134: Let me perceive forgiveness as it is.
Lesson 135: If I defend myself I am attacked.
Lesson 136: Sickness is a defense against the truth.
Lesson 137: When I am healed I am not healed alone.
Lesson 138: Heaven is the decision I must make.
Lesson 139: I will accept Atonement for myself.
Lesson 140: Only salvation can be said to cure.
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Lesson 151: All things are echoes of the Voice for God.
Lesson 152: The power of decision is my own.
Lesson 153: In my defenselessness my safety lies.
Lesson 154: I am among the ministers of God.
Lesson 155: I will step back and let Him lead the way.
Lesson 156: I walk with God in perfect holiness.
Lesson 157: Into His Presence would I enter now.
Lesson 158: Today I learn to give as I receive.
Lesson 159: I give the miracles I have received.
Lesson 160: I am at home. Fear is the stranger here.
Lesson 161: Give e your blessing, holy Son of God.
Lesson 162: I am as God created me.
Lesson 163: There is no death. The Son of God is free.
Lesson 164: Now are we one with Him Who is our Source.
Lesson 165: Let not my mind deny the Thought of God.
Lesson 166: I am entrusted with the gifts of God.
Lesson 167: There is one life, and that I share with God.
Lesson 168: Your grace is given me. I claim it now.
Lesson 169: By grace I live. By grace I am released.
Lesson 170: There is no cruelty in God and none in me.
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Lesson 181: I trust my brothers, who are one with me.
Lesson 182: I will be still an instant and go home.
Lesson 183: I call upon God’s Name and my own.
Lesson 184: The Name of God is my inheritance.
Lesson 185: I want the peace of God.
Lesson 186: Salvation of the world depends on me.
Lesson 187: I bless the world because I bless myself.
Lesson 188: The peace of God is shining in me now.
Lesson 189: I feel the Love of God within me now.
Lesson 190: I choose the joy of God instead of pain.
Lesson 191: I am the holy Son of God Himself.
Lesson 192: I have a function God would have me fill.
Lesson 193: All things are lessons God would have me learn.
Lesson 194: I place the future in the Hands of God.
Lesson 195: Love is the way I walk in gratitude.
Lesson 196: It can be but myself I crucify.
Lesson 197: It can be but my gratitude I earn.
Lesson 198: Only my condemnation injures me.
Lesson 199: I am not a body. I am free.
Lesson 200: There is no peace except the peace of God.
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Lesson 221: Peace to my mind. Let all my thoughts be still.
Lesson 222: God is with me. I live and breathe in Him.
Lesson 223: God is my life. I have no life but Him.
Lesson 224: God is my Father, and He loves his Son.
Lesson 225: God is my Father, and His Son loves Him.
Lesson 226: My home awaits me. I will hasten there.
Lesson 227: This is my holy instant of release.
Lesson 228: God has condemned me not. No more do I.
Lesson 229: Love, which created me, is what I am.
Lesson 230: Now will I seek and find the peace of God.
Lesson 231: Father, I will but to remember You.
Lesson 232: Be in my mind, my Father, through the day.
Lesson 233: I give my life to God to run today.
Lesson 234: Father, today I am Your Son again.
Lesson 235: God in His mercy wills that I be saved.
Lesson 236: I rule my mind, which I alone must rule.
Lesson 237: Now would I be as God created me.
Lesson 238: On my decision all salvation rests.
Lesson 239: The glory of my Father is my own.
Lesson 240: Fear is not justified in any form.
Lesson 241: This holy instant is salvation come.
Lesson 242: This day is God’s. It is my gift to Him.
Lesson 243: Today I will judge nothing that occurs.
Lesson 244: I am in danger nowhere in the world.
Lesson 245: Your peace is with me, Father. I am safe.
Lesson 246: To love my Father is to love His Son.
Lesson 247: Without forgiveness I will still be blind.
Lesson 248: Whatever suffers is not part of me.
Lesson 249: Forgiveness ends all suffering and loss.
Lesson 250: Let me not see myself as limited.
Lesson 251: I am in need of nothing but the truth.
Lesson 252: The Son of God is my identity.
Lesson 253: My Self is ruler of the universe.
Lesson 254: Let every voice but God’s be still in me.
Lesson 255: This day I choose to spend in perfect peace.
Lesson 256: God is the only goal I have today.
Lesson 257: Let me remember what my purpose is.
Lesson 258: Let me remember that my goal is God.
Lesson 259: Let me remember that there is no sin.
Lesson 260: Let me remember God created me.
Lesson 261: God is my refuge and security.
Lesson 262: Let me perceive no differences today.
Lesson 263: My holy vision sees all things as pure.
Lesson 264: I am surrounded by the love of God.
Lesson 265: Creation’s gentleness is all I see.
Lesson 266: My holy Self abides in you, God’s Son.
Lesson 267: My heart is beating in the peace of God.
Lesson 268: Let all things be exactly as they are.
Lesson 269: My sight goes forth to look upon Christ’s face.
Lesson 270: I will not use the body’s eyes today.
Lesson 271: Christs’s is the vision I will use today.
Lesson 272: How can illusions satisfy God’s Son?
Lesson 273: The stillness of the peace of God is mine.
Lesson 274: Today belongs to love. Let me not fear.
Lesson 275: God’s healing Voice protects all things today.
Lesson 276: The Word of God is given me to speak.
Lesson 277: Let me not bind Your Son with laws I made.
Lesson 278: If I am bound, my Father is not free.
Lesson 279: Creation’s freedom promises my own.
Lesson 280: What limits can I lay upon God’s Son?
Lesson 281: I can be hurt by nothing but my thoughts.
Lesson 282: I will not be afraid of love today.
Lesson 283: My true identity abides in You.
Lesson 284: I can elect to change all thoughts that hurt.
Lesson 285: My holiness shines bright and clear today.
Lesson 286: The hush of Heaven holds my heart today.
Lesson 287: You are my goal, my Father. Only You.
Lesson 288: Let me forget my brother’s past today.
Lesson 289: The past is over. It can touch me not.
Lesson 290: My present happiness is all I see.
Lesson 291: This is a day of stillness and of peace.
Lesson 292: A happy outcome to all things is sure.
Lesson 293: All fear is past and only love is here.
Lesson 294: My body is a wholly neutral thing.
Lesson 295: The Holy Spirit looks through me today.
Lesson 296: The Holy Spirit speaks through me today.
Lesson 297: Forgiveness is the only gift I give.
Lesson 298: I love You, Father, and I love Your Son.
Lesson 299: Eternal holiness abides in me.
Lesson 300: Only an instant does this world endure.
Lesson 301: And God Himself shall wipe away all tears.
Lesson 302: Where darkness was I look upon the light.
Lesson 303: The holy Christ is born in me today.
Lesson 304: Let not my world obscure the sight of Christ.
Lesson 305: There is a peace that Christ bestows on us.
Lesson 306: The gift of Christ is all I seek today.
Lesson 307: Conflicting wishes cannot be my will.
Lesson 308: This instant is the only time there is.
Lesson 309: I will not fear to look within today.
Lesson 310: In fearlessness and love I spend today.
Lesson 311: I judge all things as I would have them be.
Lesson 312: I see all things as I would have them be.
Lesson 313: Now let a new perception come to me.
Lesson 314: I seek a future different from the past.
Lesson 315: All gifts my brothers give belong to me.
Lesson 316: All gifts I give my brothers are my own.
Lesson 317: I follow in the way appointed me.
Lesson 318: In me salvation’s means and end are one.
Lesson 319: I came for the salvation of the world.
Lesson 320: My Father gives all power unto me.
Lesson 321: Father, my freedom is in You alone.
Lesson 322: I can give up but what was never real.
Lesson 323: I gladly make the “sacrifice” of fear.
Lesson 324: I merely follow, for I would not lead.
Lesson 325: All things I think I see reflect ideas.
Lesson 326: I am forever an Effect of God.
Lesson 327: I need but call and You will answer me.
Lesson 328: I choose the second place to gain the first.
Lesson 329: I have already chosen what You will.
Lesson 330: I will not hurt myself again today.
Lesson 331: There is no conflict, for my will is Yours.
Lesson 332: Fear binds the world. Forgiveness sets it free.
Lesson 333: Forgiveness ends the dream of conflict here.
Lesson 334: Today I claim the gifts forgiveness gives.
Lesson 335: I choose to see my brother’s sinlessness.
Lesson 336: Forgiveness lets me know that minds are joined.
Lesson 337: My sinlessness protects me from all harm.
Lesson 338: I am affected only by my thoughts.
Lesson 339: I will receive whatever I request.
Lesson 340: I can be free of suffering today.
Lesson 341: I can attack buy my own sinlessness, / And it is only that which keeps me safe.
Lesson 342: I let forgiveness rest upon all things, / For thus forgiveness will be given me.
Lesson 343: I am not asked to make a sacrifice / To find the mercy and the peace of God.
Lesson 344: Today I learn the law of love; that what / I give my brother is my gift to me.
Lesson 345: I offer only miracles today, / For I would have them be returned to me.
Lesson 346: Today the peace fo God envelops me, / And I forget all things except His Love.
Lesson 347: Anger must come from judgment. Judgment is / The weapon I would use against myself, / To keep the miracle away from me.
Lesson 348: I have no cause for anger or for fear, / For You surround me. And in every need / That I perceive, Your grace suffices me.
Lesson 349: Today I let Christ’s vision look upon / All things for me and judge them not, but give / Each one a miracle of love instead.
Lesson 350: Miracles mirror God’s eternal Love. / To offer them is to remember Him, / And through His memory to save the world.
Lesson 351: My sinless brother is my guide to peace. / My sinful brother is my guide to pain. / And which I choose to see I will behold.
Lesson 352: Judgment and love are opposites. / From one Come all the sorrows of the world. / But from The other comes the peace of God Himself.
Less 353: My eyes, my tongue, my hands, my feet today / Have but one purpose; to be given Christ / To use to bless the world with miracles.
Lesson 354: We stand together, Christ and I, in peace / And certainty of purpose. And in Him / Is His Creator, as He is in me.
Lesson 355: There is no end to all the peace and joy, / and all the miracles that I will give, / when I accept God’s Word. Why not today?
Lesson 356: Sickness is but another name for sin. / Healing is but another name for God. / The miracle is thus a call to Him.
Lesson 357: Truth answers every call we make to God, / Responding first with miracles, and then / Returning unto us to be itself.
Lesson 358: No call to God can be unheard nor left / Unanswered. And of this I can be sure; / His answer is the one I really want.
Lesson 359: God’s answer is some form of peace. All pain / Is healed; all misery replaced with joy. / All prison doors are opened. And all sin / Is understood as merely a mistake.
Lesson 360: Peace be to me, the holy Son of God. Peace to my brother, who is one with me, / Let all the world be blessed with peace through us.
Lesson 361: This holy instant would I give to You. / Be You in charge. For I would follow You, / Certain that Your direction gives me peace.
Lesson 362: This holy instant I would give to You. / Be You in charge. For I would follow You, / Certain that Your direction gives me peace.
Lesson 363: This holy instant I would give to You. / Be You in charge. For I would follow You, / Certain that Your direction gives me peace.
Lesson 364: This holy instant I would give to You. / Be You in charge. For I would follow You, / Certain that Your direction gives me peace.
Lesson 365: This holy instant I would give to You. / Be You in charge. For I would follow You, / Certain that Your direction gives me peace.