Identity Quotes

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Quotes on "Identity"


T1B24F "This is the result of the "mistaken identity" confusion."
T2A1 "These were the words which re-established her true identity as well as her true abilities and judgment."
T7J8 "Be confident that you have never lost your identity and the extension which maintains it in wholeness and peace."
T9C1 "Remember always that your identity is shared, and that its sharing IS its reality."
T9K1 "They do not realize that, to deny God, is to deny their own identity, and in this sense, the wages of sin IS death."
T14F13 "Long ago we said this course will teach you what you are, restoring to you your identity."
T14F13 "And we have already learned that this identity is shared."
T14F13 "By SUPPLYING your identity, WHEREVER it is NOT recognized, YOU will recognize it."
T14G8 "It is impossible that God lose His identity, for if He did, YOU WOULD LOSE YOURS."
T14G8 "And BEING yours, He cannot change Himself, for your identity IS changeless."
T18G2 "The belief that you could give AND GET something, else, something OUTSIDE yourself, has cost you the awareness of Heaven, and the loss of knowledge of your identity."
T18G11 "To reach your shared identity TOGETHER."
T18G13 "And, while this lasts, you are NOT uncertain of your identity, and would not limit it."
T20I2 "Do you not WANT to know your own identity?"
T21E3 "Those who have joined their brothers HAVE detached themselves from their belief that their identity lies in the ego."
T21F8 "Your identity, as much a true EFFECT of this same Source as is this Answer, must therefore be TOGETHER and the SAME."
T26B1 "For if they joined, each one would LOSE its own identity, and BY their separation are their selves maintained."
T26B1 "And all the rest must LOSE this little part, remaining incomplete to keep its own identity intact."
T26H10 "He would sacrifice his own identity WITH everything, to find a LITTLE treasure of his own."
T27C10 "Identity and function are the same, and BY your function do you know yourself."
T27C11 "In a split mind, identity MUST seem to be divided."
T27C11 "And so you CANNOT be perceived as one, and with a single function that would MEAN a shared identity with but ONE end."
T27C12 "And so your OWN identity is found."
T28E1 "So do you BOTH become illusions, and without identity."
T28E2 "For you will lose identity in them."
T28E3 "For YOUR identity depends on his reality."
T28E5 "Identity in dreams is meaningless BECAUSE the dreamer and the dream are one."
T28E7 "To each he offers his identity, which the WHOLE picture represents, instead of just a little, broken bit, which he insisted was himself."
T28F3 "And, fearing it, you will not WANT to know your own identity, because you think that IT is fearful."
T29F1 "For your Identity abides in Them, and where They are, forever must YOU be."
T29F2 "Nothing is asked of you but to ACCEPT the Changeless and Eternal that abide in him, for YOUR Identity is there."
T29J2 "Judge not, because you make yourself a PART of evil dreams, where idols are your "true" identity, and your salvation from the judgment laid, in terror and in guilt, upon yourself."
T31H6 "Choose once again what you would have him be, remembering that every choice you make establishes your own identity as you will see it, and believe it IS."
W35L3 "By establishing your Source it establishes your identity, and it describes you as you must really be in truth."
W44L5 "Perceived through the ego's eyes, it is loss of identity and a descent into hell."
W62L2 "Your goal is to find out who you are, having denied your identity by attacking creation and its Creator."
W77L1 "It is merely a statement of your true identity."
W97L1 "It accepts no split identity, nor tries to weave opposing factors into unity."
W97L1 "No chill of fear can enter, for your mind has been absolved of madness, letting go illusions of a split identity."
W123L4 "We sing the song of thankfulness today in honor of the Self Which God has willed to be our true identity in Him."
W124L1 "Today we will again give thanks for our identity in God."
W136L8 "Thus is your "true" identity preserved, and the strange, haunting thought that you might be something beyond this little pile of dust silenced and stilled."
W136L19 "If you let your mind harbor attack thoughts, yield to judgment or make plans against uncertainties to come, you have again misplaced yourself, and made a bodily identity which will attack the body, for the mind is sick."
W166L9 "You even think the miserable self you thought was you may not be your identity."
W182L1 "His brothers share his name, and thus are they united in a bond to which they turn for their identity."
W184L8 "His true identity is hidden from you by what you believe he really is."
W184L10 "Here you understand the Word, the Name Which God has given you; the One Identity Which all things share; the one acknowledgment of what is true."
W191L2 "Deny your own identity and this is what remains."
W191L3 "Deny your own identity and you will not escape the madness which induced this weird, unnatural and ghostly thought which mocks creation and which laughs at God."
W191L3 "Deny your own identity and you assail the universe alone, without a friend, a tiny particle of dust against the legions of your enemies."
W191L3 "Deny your own identity and look on evil, sin and death, and watch despair snatch from your fingers every scrap of hope, leaving you nothing but the wish to die."
W191L4 "Yet what is it except a game you play in which identity can be denied?"
W191L5 "For he who can accept his true identity is truly saved."
W192L10 "Your function here on earth is only to forgive him, that you may accept him back as your identity."
W224L1 "My true identity is so secure, so lofty, sinless, glorious and great, wholly beneficent and free from guilt, that Heaven looks to It to give it light."
W229L1 "I seek my own identity, and find it in these words: "Love, Which created me, is what I am.""
W229L1 "And what I look upon attests the truth of the identity I sought to lose, but which my Father has kept safe for me."
W229L2 ""Father, my thanks to You for what I am; for keeping my identity untouched and sinless in the midst of all the thoughts of sin my foolish mind made up."
W230W22 "Now it did not know itself, and thought its own identity was lost."
W252L2 ""Father, You know my true Identity."
W258L2 "What could we seek but our Identity?""
W260L1 "Let me remember my Identity."
W260L2 "Now is our Source remembered, and Therein we find our true Identity at last."
W261L1 "In Him is my Identity."
W269L2 "We are one because of Him Who is the Son of God; of Him Who is our own Identity."
W283L1 "Is not Your Son my true Identity, when You created everything that is?""
W283L2 "Now are we one in shared Identity, with God our Father as our only Source, and everything created part of us."
W287L1 "What treasure would I seek and find and keep that can compare with my Identity?"
W287L2 "What way but this could I expect to recognize my Self, and be at one with my Identity?""
W290W85 "And as we look upon a world forgiven, it is He Who calls to us and comes to take us home, reminding us of our Identity Which our forgiveness has restored to us."
W297L2 "Thanks be to You for Your eternal gifts, and thanks to You for my Identity.""
W300L2 "But we have listened to Your Voice, and learned exactly what to do to be restored to Heaven and our true Identity."
W300W94 "In this equality is Christ restored as one Identity, in Which all Sons of God acknowledge that they all are one."
W309L2 "It is the holy altar to my Self, and there I find my true Identity.""
W310W103 "To fear God's saving grace is but to fear complete release from suffering, return to peace, security and happiness, and union with your own Identity."
W330L1 "Let us choose today that He be our Identity, and thus escape forever from all things the dream of fear appears to offer us."
W330L2 "And if we think we suffer, we but fail to know our one Identity we share with You."
W352L1 "For I would love my own Identity, and find in Him the memory of You.""
W353L1 "Then I lose myself in my Identity, and recognize that Christ is but my Self.""
W355L1 "It is You I choose, and my Identity along with You."
M8A6 "It is a failure to recognize him as part of the self, and thus represents a confusion in identity."
M14A2 "By seeking after such things the mind associates itself with the body, obscuring its identity and losing sight of what it really is."
M14A3 "For self-condemnation is a decision about identity, and no-one doubts what he believes he is."
M27A2 "There are those who have reached God directly, retaining no trace of worldly limits and remembering their own Identity perfectly."
U6A1 "But there is need for help beyond yourself as you are circumscribed by false beliefs about your Identity, Which God alone established in reality."
S1C2 "No-one, then, who is sure of his Identity could pray in this form."
S1C2 "Yet it is also true that no-one who is uncertain of his Identity could avoid praying in this way."
S1C4 "Pray for yourself, that you may not seek to imprison Christ and thereby lose the recognition of your own Identity."
S1C7 "Identity in Christ is fully recognized as set forever, beyond all change and incorruptible."

Quotes on "Identify"


T1B24M "The deeper levels of his subconscious always contain the impulse to Miracles, but he is free to fill its superficial levels, which are closer to consciousness, with the impulses of this world and to identify himself with them."
T3G36 "It is your DUTY to establish beyond doubt that you are totally unwilling to side with (identify with) anyone's misperceptions of you, including your own."
T3H12 "Existence does not depend on your ability to identify it, or even to place it."
T4B4 "To profess is to identify with an idea and offer the idea to others to be THEIR own."
T4D11 "You who identify with your egos cannot believe that God loves you."
T5G4 "It follows, then, that if you identify WITH the ego, you MUST perceive yourself as guilty."
T6G8 "If you identify WITH your thought system, and you cannot escape this, and if you accept two thought systems which are in COMPLETE DISagreement, peace of mind IS impossible."
T6H9 "The third step is thus one of PROTECTION for your minds by allowing you to identify ONLY with the center, where God placed the altar to HIMSELF."
T7D1 "This is because it SEEMS to be meaningful to measure it FROM the maximum and identify its position by HOW MUCH IT IS NOT THERE."
T7F11 "Understanding is APPRECIATION, because what you understand you can identify WITH, and by making it part of YOU you have accepted it with love."
T8E13 "Therefore, when you seek to imprison ANYONE, including YOURSELF, you do not love him and you cannot identify with him."
T9D3 "What they have done is merely to IDENTIFY with the ego, and by perceiving clearly what IT does, condemn THEMSELVES because of this profound confusion."
T11D6 "To identify with the ego is to attack yourself, and MAKE YOURSELF POOR."
T12B3 "For the ego DOES want to kill you, and if you identify WITH it, you MUST believe ITS GOAL IS YOURS."
T15B2 "The belief in hell is inescapable to those who identify with the ego."
T15H10 "Guilt is the only need the ego has, and, as long as you identify WITH it, guilt will remain ATTRACTIVE to you."
T18G8 "The minds ARE joined, but you do not IDENTIFY with them."
T18I1 "Everything you recognize you identify by EXTERNALS, something OUTSIDE itself."
T21E4 "And yet this part, with which you now identify, is NOT afraid to look upon ITSELF."
T21H1 "Treachery to the Son of God is the defense of those who do NOT identify with him."
T23B1 "Why else would you identify with it?"
T23B2 "You may IDENTIFY with this belief, but never will it be more than madness."
T24F3 "Identify with Him, and what has He that you have not?"
W4L3 "In using your thoughts for application of the idea for today, identify each thought by the central figure or event it contains; for example: "This thought about ____ does not mean anything."
W5L4 "Then search your mind for no more than a minute or so, and try to identify a number of different forms of upset that are disturbing you, regardless of the relative importance you may give them."
W35L7 "Pick up any specific situation that occurs to you, identify the descriptive term or terms which you feel are applicable to your reactions to that situation, and use them in applying today's idea."
W38L4 "Identify the situation specifically, and also name the person concerned."
W49L2 "Try to identify with the part of your mind where stillness and peace reign forever."
W74L4 "Think about it briefly but very specifically, identify the particular person or persons and the situation or situations involved, and tell yourself: "There is no will but God's."
W154L9 "For thus do you identify with Him and claim your own."
W160L1 "Identify with fear, and you will be a stranger to yourself."
W250L2 "Today I would see truly, that this day I may at last identify with him.""
W260W55 "You will identify with what you think will make you safe."
W260W55 "Identify with love, and you are safe."
W260W55 "Identify with love, and you are home."
W260W55 "Identify with love, and find your Self."
W261L1 "I will identify with what I think is refuge and security."
W313L1 "Now let His true perception come to me, that I may waken from the dream of guilt and look within upon my sinlessness, which You have kept completely undefiled upon the altar to Your holy Son, the Self with Which I would identify.""

Quotes on "Identification"


T1B16B "As long as your identification vacillates, (and B's is weak) you cannot accept the gift that belongs to you."
T1B24F "For example, if the identification is with the body, consciousness may distort superconscious impulses by denying their Source, and seeking their impact in the orgasm."
T1B37P "This involves not only the improper self identification, but also disrespect for the individuality of others."
T1C4 "YOU are both more miracle-minded, and less able to recognize fear because of your stronger, but split, identification."
T1C4 "Bill, also characteristically, is less miracle-minded, but better able to recognize fear, because his identification is more consistently right but weaker."
T2B19 "Freud's identification of mechanisms was quite correct, as was his recognition of their creative ability."
T2E37 "Inappropriate denial and equally inappropriate identification of the REAL factors in the basic conflict will NOT solve the problem itself."
T4C19 "This is such a fearful state that it can only turn to other egos, and unite with them in a feeble attempt at identification, or attack them in an equally feeble show of strength."
T4F4 "It is the only identification with which it feels safe, because the body's vulnerability is its own best argument that you CANNOT be of God."
T6H4 "It has advanced far from the first lesson which was PRIMARILY a reversal, and also from the second, which was essentially the identification of what is MORE desirable."
T7G11 "Your identification with the Kingdom is totally beyond question except by you WHEN YOU ARE THINKING INSANELY."
T7G11 "ALL perceived problems in identification at ANY level ARE NOT PROBLEMS OF FACT."
T7I7 "The ego IS therefore a confusion in identification, which never had a consistent model, and never developed consistently."
T7I10 "By accepting the Atonement for YOURSELF, you are deciding AGAINST the belief that you can BE alone, thus dispelling the idea of separation and affirming your true identification with the whole Kingdom as literally PART OF YOU."
T7I10 "This identification is as beyond doubt as it is beyond belief."
T7J8 "They are reflections both of your own proper identification WITH your brothers, and of your own awareness that YOUR identification IS maintained by extension."
T7J10 "They belong to your mind, as part of your identification with HIS."
T7K6 "His will is not an idle wish, and your identification WITH His Will is not optional because it IS what you are."
T8E13 "When you imprison yourself, you are losing sight of your true identification with me and with the Father."
T8E13 "Your identification IS with the Father and with the Son."
T8E15 "Can you be separated from your identification and be at peace?"
T8I8 "This is not my name alone, for ours is a shared identification."
T9I5 "Arising from your OWN decision NOT to be what you ARE, IT IS AN ATTACK ON YOUR IDENTIFICATION."
T9I5 "Attack is thus the way in which your identification is lost, because, when you attack, you MUST have forgotten what you are."
T10E6 "Self-blame is therefore ego identification, and as strong an ego defense as blaming others."
T11D6 "Even if he is fully aware of ANXIETY, he does NOT perceive its source AS HIS OWN EGO IDENTIFICATION, and he ALWAYS tries to handle it by making some sort of insane "arrangement" with the world."
T11D7 "EVERYTHING you perceive as the outside world, is merely your attempt to maintain your ego identification, for everyone believes that identification is salvation."
T11E2 "And since it also teaches that IT is your identification, its guidance leads you to a journey which MUST end in perceived SELF defeat."
T15A2 "But all the waste that time seems to bring with it, is due but to your identification with the ego, who uses time to support ITS belief in destruction."
T19B6 "The IDEA of separation PRODUCED the body, and remains connected TO it, MAKING it sick because of its identification WITH it."
T19B7 "For this concealment SEEMS to keep your identification safe from the "attack" of truth."
T19B7 "If you but understood how much this strange concealment has hurt your mind, and how confused your own identification has become to you, BECAUSE of it!"
W25L2 "This false identification makes you incapable of understanding what anything is for."
W50L2 "All these things are cherished to ensure a body identification."
U6A3 "In his complete identification with the Christ--the perfect Son of God, His one creation and His happiness, forever like Himself and One with Him - Jesus became what all of us must be."
S1C3 "A vague and usually unstable sense of identification has generally been reached, but it tends to be blurred by a deep-rooted sense of sin."

Quotes on "Identified"


T1B36D "Stimuli of all kinds are identified through perception."
T3F5 "Consciousness is correctly identified as the domain of the ego."
T4A7 "The REAL point of his writing was that his "hero" was a man who perceived himself as unworthy because he identified with his ego and perceived its weakness."
T4F6 "The mind, and not without cause, reminds the ego that it has itself insisted that it IS identified with the body, so there is no point in turning to it for protection."
T9D5 "This WOULD be a healing approach, IF THE DREAMER were properly identified AS UNREAL."
T16A2 "Having identified with what it THINKS it understands, it sees ITSELF, and would INCREASE itself by sharing what is LIKE itself."
T18G7 "You have IDENTIFIED with this thing you hate, the instrument of vengeance, and the perceived source of your guilt."
T22F6 "Forget not, when you feel the need arise to be defensive about ANYTHING, you have identified YOUR SELF with an illusion."
W23L5 "This change requires, first, that the cause be identified and then let go, so that it can be replaced."
W80L2 "And you can recognize the answer because the problem has been identified."
W154L12 "What can this mean to you, until you have identified with him and with his own?"
W166L6 "No one but has identified with him, for everyone who comes here has pursued the path he follows, and has felt defeat and hopelessness as he is feeling them."
W184L1 "Each one becomes a separate entity, identified by its own name."
M23A5 "In allowing this to happen, he has identified with another's ego, and has thus confused him with a body."
U6A2 "So he became identified with Christ, a man no longer, but at one with God."
U7A1 "Jesus is the manifestation of the Holy Spirit, Whom he called down upon the earth after he ascended into Heaven, or became completely identified with the Christ, the Son of God as He created Him."

Quotes on "Identifies"


T1B33A "The miracle dissolves error because the Spiritual eye identifies error as false or unreal."
T4F4 "But fear of the body, with which the ego identifies so closely, is more blatantly senseless."
T6G2 "This is because everyone identifies himself WITH his thought system, and EVERY thought system centers on WHAT YOU BELIEVE YOU ARE."
T11D6 "That is why everyone who identifies with the ego FEELS DEPRIVED."
W97L1 "Today's idea identifies you with your One Self."
W182L1 "A father gives his son his name, and thus identifies the son with him."
U6A2 "Yet who can save unless he sees illusions and then identifies them as what they are?"

Quotes on "Identifying"


T6H7 "This is the CONDITION for identifying WITH the Kingdom, because it is the condition OF the Kingdom."
T7G15 "Being a perfect Accomplishment, the Sonship can only accomplish perfectly, EXTENDING the joy in which it was created, and identifying itself with both its Creator and its creations, KNOWING they are One."
T10F12 "You can only ESTABLISH your autonomy by identifying WITH Him, and FULFILLING YOUR FUNCTION AS IT EXISTS IN TRUTH."
T11J14 "And YOU who cherish guilt must ALSO believe it, for how else but by identifying WITH the ego, could you hold dear what you do not want?"
T12B3 "You have handled this wish TO KILL YOURSELF by NOT KNOWING WHO YOU ARE, and identifying with something ELSE."
W17L1 "This idea is another step in the direction of identifying cause and effect as it really operates."
W23L7 "We are still at the stage of identifying the cause of the world you see."
W260W51 "Identifying with his safety, he regards himself as what his safety is."

Quotes on "Self"


T1B36G "All forms of self image debasement are FUNDAMENTAL perceptual distortions."
T1B40C "This is because NOT doing the will of God IS a lack of self."
T1B40H "To repeat an earlier instruction, the concept of either the self or another as a "sex-OBJECT" epitomizes this strange reversal."
T1B41AP "Internal integration within the self will not (suffice to?)"
T1B41AW "The dream of the "perfect partner" is an attempt to find EXTERNAL integration, while retaining conflicting needs in the self."
T1B41AY "Homosexuality ALWAYS involves misperception of the self OR the partner, and generally both."
T1C10 "The fact that they usually interfere with good interpersonal relationships can be interpreted, in this culture, as a lack of sophistication on the part of the OTHER (not the self), and this induces a false feeling of confidence in the solution, based on reliability NOT validity."
T1C13 "Both result in self imposed starvation."
T2B49 "A two-way defense is inherently weak, precisely BECAUSE it has two edges it can turn against the self very unexpectedly."
T2B50 "The miracle turns the defense of Atonement to the protection of the inner self, which, as it becomes more and more secure; assumes its natural talent of protecting others."
T2B50 "The inner self knows itself as both a brother AND a son."
T2C17 "As a learning device, it merely follows the learner, but if it is falsely endowed with self initiative, it becomes a serious obstruction to the learning it should facilitate."
T2D10 "This produces conflicting behavior, which would be tolerable to the self (though not necessarily to others) except for the fact that the part of the will that wants something ELSE is outraged."
T2D10 "This produces consistent behavior, but entails great strain WITHIN the self."
T3C30 "This is a curious compromise, in which the nonphysical attributes of the self are approached AS IF they could be seen with the physical eye."
T3F5 "Jung was right indeed in insisting that the ego is NOT the self, and that the self should be regarded as an achievement."
T3G44 "There is nothing as tragic as the attempt to deceive one's self, because it implies that you perceive yourself as so unworthy that deception is more fitting for you than truth."
T3H2 "It is not an ability which emphasizes ONLY the positive aspects of what is judged, whether it be in or out of the self."
T3I5 "The whole picture is one in which man acts in a way he HIMSELF realizes is self destructive, but which he does NOT WILL to correct, and therefore perceives the cause as beyond his control."
T3I8 "Eating of the tree of knowledge is a symbolic expression for incorporating into the self the ability for self-creation."
T3I8 "The belief that they ARE is implicit in the "self concept," a concept now made acceptable by its WEAKNESS, and explained by a tendency of the self to create an IMAGE of itself."
T3I8 "It refers to an IMAGE of a father in relation to an IMAGE of the self."
T4B9 "Man's self and God's Self ARE in opposition."
T4C7 "The reaction of man to the self he made is not at all surprising."
T4C9 "This is because it contains a hint of recognition that the ego is NOT the self."
T4C17 ""Self esteem," in ego terms, means nothing more than that the ego has deluded itself into accepting its reality and is therefore temporarily less predatory."
T4C17 "This "self esteem" is ALWAYS vulnerable to stress, a term which really means that a condition has arisen in which the delusion of reality of the ego is threatened."
T4C19 "Consider the inevitable confusion which MUST arise from a perception of the self which responds: When I was completely on my own I "had no idea what was possible.""
T4D11 "You cannot conceive of the real relationship that exists between God and His Souls, because of the hatred you have for the Self you have made."
T4H7 "It is your real home, your real temple, and your real self."
T5E13 "What you perceive in others you are STRENGTHENING IN YOUR SELF."
T5F9 "If you are part of God, and the Sonship is one, you CANNOT be limited to the self the ego sees."
T6E13 "If He confronted the self you have made with the Truth He created FOR you, what could you be but afraid?"
T7F8 "You cannot separate your SELF from YOUR Creator, who created YOU by sharing HIS Being WITH you."
T7F11 "He therefore does not know what his self IS."
T8D11 "Giving of YOUR self is the function He gave you."
T9H3 "He CREATED you for Himself, but He gave you the power to create for YOUR self, so you would be LIKE Him."
T9I5 "ALL attack is self attack."
T9I7 "When you think you are attacking your SELF, it is a sure sign that you hate what you think you are."
T9K8 "But you CAN confuse your self with things that do."
T11G3 "As self value comes from self EXTENSION, so does the PERCEPTION of self value come from the projection of loving thoughts outward."
T11G7 "For the Holy Spirit will lead everyone home to his Father, where Christ waits as his Self."
T11I2 "But he is far from you whose Self he is, for you chose to attack him, and he disappeared from your sight into his Father."
T13H14 "God's Spirit teaches only that the "sin" of SELF replacement on the throne of God is NOT a source of guilt."
T15F11 "For Christ is the Self the Sonship shares, as God shares His Self with Christ."
T15F11 "Think you that you can judge the Self of God?"
T15G7 "If you would GIVE YOURSELF as your Father gives His Self, you will learn to understand Selfhood."
T16D3 "And yet, this self you clearly DO NOT KNOW, and do not recognize EVEN THOUGH IT FUNCTIONS."
T16D5 "They are QUITE real, and part of the self you do not know."
T16D5 "And they communicate to you through the Holy Spirit, and their power and gratitude to you for THEIR creation, they offer gladly to your teaching of your self, who is their home."
T16D7 "As you learn, your gratitude to your SELF, Who teaches you what He IS, will grow and help you honor Him."
T16D7 "To your most Holy Self all praise is due, for what you are, and for what He is Who created you AS you are."
T16D8 "For you WILL come where you would be, and where your Self awaits you."
T16F1 "Whatever form they take, they are always an attack on the self, TO MAKE THE OTHER GUILTY."
T16F4 "For the special relationship is THE RENUNCIATION OF THE LOVE OF GOD, and the attempt to secure for the self the specialness that He denied."
T16F5 "The Holy Spirit knows that self completion lies first in union, and then in the EXTENSION of union."
T16F5 "In THIS it sees the ultimate FREEDOM of the self, for nothing would remain to interfere with IT."
T16F7 "Most curious of all, is the concept of the self, which the ego fosters in the special relationship."
T16F7 "This "self" SEEKS the relationship, to MAKE ITSELF COMPLETE."
T16F7 "Yet, when it FINDS the special relationship in which it thinks it can ACCOMPLISH this, IT GIVES ITSELF AWAY, and tries to TRADE itself for the self of another."
T16F7 "Each partner tries to sacrifice the self he does NOT want, for one he thinks he would PREFER."
T16F7 "For how much value CAN he place upon a self that he would GIVE AWAY, to get a BETTER one?"
T16F8 "The "better" self the ego seeks is ALWAYS one that is MORE special."
T16F8 "And whoever SEEMS to possess a special self is "loved," FOR WHAT CAN BE TAKEN FROM HIM."
T16F8 "Where both partners see this special self IN EACH OTHER, the EGO sees "a union made in Heaven.""
T16F10 "Through the death of YOUR self, you think you can ATTACK another self, and snatch it FROM the other, to REPLACE the self that you despised."
T16F11 "You think it safer to endow the little self which YOU have made, with power you WRESTED FROM truth, triumphing over it, and leaving IT helpless."
T16F11 "An altar is erected IN BETWEEN two separate people, on which each seeks to kill his self, and on his body, raise another self that TAKES HIS POWER FROM ITS DEATH."
T16G1 "The search for the special relationship is the sign that you equate your self with the ego, and NOT with God."
T16G3 "The special relationship is a device for limiting YOUR self to a body, and for limiting your perception of others to THEIRS."
T18G12 "If you will consider what this "transportation" REALLY entails, you will realize that it is a sudden UNawareness of the body, and a joining of your self and SOMETHING ELSE, in which your mind ENLARGES to encompass it."
T18G15 "You go where you would be; GAINING, NOT losing, a sense of self."
T18G16 "The sudden EXPANSION of the self that takes place with your DESIRE for it, is the irresistible appeal the holy instant holds."
T18I6 "Yet, like the sun and ocean, your Self continues, unmindful that this tiny part regards ITSELF as you."
T18I7 "Do not accept this little, fenced-off aspect as your Self."
T18I7 "This little self is NOT your kingdom."
T18I10 "Go out and FIND them, for they bring your Self with them."
T18I11 "And your shining Self will lift the tiny aspect that you tried to hide from Heaven, straight into Heaven."
T18J1 "Therefore, it is the tiny part of your self, the little thought that seems split off and separate, that the Holy Spirit needs."
T19B8 "You freely choose to OVERLOOK his errors, looking PAST all barriers between your self and his, and seeing them AS ONE."
T19C4 "PURITY is seen as arrogance, and the acceptance of the self AS SINFUL is perceived as holiness."
T19K3 "Here is your promise never to allow union to call you OUT of separation; the great amnesia in which the memory of God seems quite forgotten; the cleavage of your Self from you; THE FEAR OF GOD, the final step in your dissociation."
T20D11 "And here would I unite with you, my friends, my brothers, and my Self."
T21D1 "You may attempt to KEEP the bargain in the name of fairness, sometimes demanding payment of your self, perhaps more often of the other."
T21F3 "And, if you place your faith in them, you will perceive ANOTHER Self in YOU."
T21F4 "This other self sees miracles as natural."
T21F4 "This other self is PERFECTLY aware of this."
T21F5 "Reason lies in the other self you have CUT OFF from your awareness."
T21G10 "Yet what is there that could be nearer you, than is your Self?"
T22B5 "Here is the ONE emotion that keeps you blind, dependent on the self you think you made, to lead you through the world it made for you."
T22B10 "Rather, in each, the other saw a perfect shelter where his Self could be reborn in safety and in peace."
T22B11 "And truth came instantly to show you where your self MUST be."
T22C9 "ONLY if it were possible the Son of God could LEAVE his Father's Mind, make himself DIFFERENT, and OPPOSE His Will, would it be possible that the self he made, and all IT made, should be his master."
T22E9 "And only an illusion stands between you and the holy Self you share."
T23C12 "And you attack only in self defense."
T24B3 "For who could hate someone whose Self is his, and which He KNOWS?"
T24C8 "But ONLY you, to save his specialness, and kill his Self."
T24C13 "For it DEMANDS a special place God cannot enter, and a hiding-place where none is welcome but your tiny self."
T24F7 "His perfect LACK of specialness He offers you, that you may save all living things from death, receiving from each one the gift of Life that your forgiveness offers to your Self."
T24G12 "The SACRIFICE of self you understand, nor do you deem THIS cost too heavy."
T25F2 "For you HAVE hurt yourself, and made your Self your enemy."
T25H14 "NOT for you alone, but for the Self which IS the Son of God."
T25I12 "The understanding that you need comes NOT of you, but from a larger Self, so great and holy that He COULD not doubt His innocence."
T26B1 "The little that the body fences off BECOMES the self, preserved through sacrifice of all the rest."
T26B2 "In THIS perception of your self the BODY's loss would be a sacrifice indeed."
T27C12 "And these two halves appear to represent a split within a self perceived as two."
T27C13 "Consider how this self perception MUST extend, and do not overlook the fact that EVERY thought extends, because that is its purpose, being what it really IS."
T27C13 "From an idea of self AS TWO, there comes a NECESSARY view of function split BETWEEN the two."
T27C14 "This is your brother, focus of your hate, unworthy to be part of you, and thus OUTSIDE your self, the other half, which is denied."
T27C15 "His INABILITY to see His goal divided and distinct for each of you preserves your Self from being made aware of any function OTHER than Its Own."
T28D7 "And, in your storehouse, it will make a place of welcome for your Father and your Self."
T28E5 "You share confusion, and you ARE confused, for in the gap no stable self exists."
T28F1 "And thus is sickness separating OFF the self from good, and KEEPING evil there."
T28F3 "And you WILL deny your Self, and walk upon an alien ground which your Creator did not make, and where you seem to be a "something" you are not."
T28F3 "You WILL make war upon your Self, Which SEEMS to be your enemy, and WILL attack your brother, as a part of what you hate."
T28F3 "You are your Self, or an illusion."
T28F4 "You have conceived a little gap between illusions and the truth to be the place where all your safety lies, and where your Self is safely hidden by what you have made."
T28G4 "You hate it, yet you think it IS your self, and that, WITHOUT it, would your self be lost."
T29B5 "Would you ALLOW the body to say "No" to Heaven's calling, were you not afraid to find a LOSS of self in finding God?"
T29B5 "And CAN your Self be lost by being found?"
T29C8 "He must sacrifice your self, and in His sacrifice are YOU made more, and He is lessened by the loss of you."
T29I2 "In some way you believe they will complete your little self, and let you walk in safety in a world perceived as dangerous, with forces massed against your confidence and peace of mind."
T29I2 "And thus must seek BEYOND his little self for strength to raise his head and stand apart from all the misery the world reflects."
T29J2 "Nor CAN he know the Self he has condemned."
T31A6 "His simple lessons in forgiveness have a power mightier than yours, because they call from God and from your Self to you."
T31E1 "The learning of the world is built upon a concept of the self adjusted to the world's reality."
T31E1 "The building of a concept of the self is what the learning of the world is FOR."
T31E1 "This is its purpose; that you come WITHOUT a self, and MAKE one as you go along."
T31E1 "A concept of the self is made by YOU."
T31E2 "The concept of the self the world would teach is not the thing that it appears to be."
T31E3 "The face of innocence the concept of the self so proudly wears can tolerate attack in self-defense, for is it not a well-known fact the world deals harshly with defenseless innocence?"
T31E4 "Beneath the face of innocence there is a lesson that the concept of the self was made to teach."
T31E4 "On this conception of the self the world smiles with approval, for it guarantees the pathways of the world are safely kept, and those who walk on them will not escape."
T31E7 "A concept of the self is meaningless, for no-one here can see what it is for, and therefore cannot picture what it IS."
T31E7 "Now must the Holy Spirit find a way to help you see this concept of the self must be undone, if ANY peace of mind is to be given you."
T31E7 "For otherwise, you would be asked to make exchange of what you now believe for total loss of self."
T31E10 "Your concept of the world DEPENDS upon this concept of the self."
T31E11 "This shifts the concept of the self from what is wholly passive, and at least makes way for active choice, and some acknowledgment that interaction must have entered in."
T31E12 "Something must have gone BEFORE these concepts of the self."
T31E13 "The concept of the self has always been the great preoccupation of the world."
T31E13 "And vaguely does the concept of the self appear to answer what it does not know."
T31E14 "Seek not your Self in symbols."
T31E14 "What matters it which concept you accept, while you perceive a self which interacts with evil, and reacts to wicked things?"
T31E14 "The concept of the self embraces all you look upon, and NOTHING is outside of this perception."
T31E15 "You will make many concepts of the self as learning goes along."
T31E16 "Where concepts of the self have been laid by is truth revealed exactly as it is."
T31F5 "One vision, clearly seen, that does not fit the picture as it was perceived before, will change the world for eyes that learn to see BECAUSE THE CONCEPT OF THE SELF HAS CHANGED."
T31G7 "The concept of the self stands like a shield, a silent barricade before the truth, and hides it from your sight."
T31G12 "Whatever form temptation seems to take, it ALWAYS but reflects a wish to be a self that you are not."
T31G12 "And while you cherish it, you will behold your brother in the likeness of the self whose image has the wish begot of YOU."
T31H3 "His strength is yours because He is the Self that God created as His ONLY Son."
W49L3 "We will try actually to hear the Voice reminding you of God and of your Self."
W63L4 "And who but your Self must be His Son?"
W67L3 "If Love created you like Itself this Self must be in you."
W67L6 "This is the Voice for God, reminding you of your Father and of your Self."
W68L1 "You who were created by Love like Itself can hold no grievances and know your Self."
W68L2 "Shut off from your Self, Who remains aware of His likeness to His Creator, your Self seems to sleep, while the part of your mind that weaves illusions in its sleep appears to be awake."
W68L8 "Let me not betray my Self.""
W68L8 "I would wake to my Self by laying all my grievances aside and wakening in Him.""
W72L8 "To see our Self as separate from the body is to end the attack on God's plan for salvation, and to accept it instead."
W73L2 "Beholding them, you do not know your brothers nor your Self."
W73L10 "Then let your will assert itself, joined with the power of God and united with your Self."
W82L5 "I would not forget my function because I would remember my Self."
W84L2 "I will worship no idols, nor raise my own self-concepts to replace my Self."
W84L5 "If I hold grievances I am attacking love, and therefore attacking my Self."
W84L5 "My Self thus becomes alien to me."
W84L5 "I am determined not to attack my Self today, so that I can remember who I am."
W84L6 "These specific forms for applying this idea would be helpful: "This is no justification for denying my Self.""
W92L4 "It brings the light in which your Self appears."
W92L4 "In darkness you perceive a self that is not there."
W92L8 "Strength and light unite in you, and where they meet your Self stands ready to embrace you as Its own."
W92L8 "Such is the meeting place we try today to find and rest in, for the peace of God is where your Self, His Son, is waiting now to meet Itself again, and be as One."
W92L9 "Let yourself be brought unto your Self."
W92L9 "Leave, then, the dark a little while today, and we will practice seeing in the light, closing the body's eyes, and asking truth to show us how to find the meeting place of self and Self, where light and strength are one."
W93L5 "The self you made is not the Son of God."
W93L5 "Therefore this self does not exist at all."
W93L5 "What power can this self you made possess, when it would contradict the Will of God?"
W93L6 "The self you made, evil and full of sin, is meaningless."
W93L9 "One Self is true; the other is not there."
W93L9 "Try to experience the unity of your One Self."
W93L9 "Try not to interfere with the Self Which God created as you by hiding Its majesty behind the tiny idols of evil and sinfulness you have made to replace It."
W94L3 "This is the Self Which never sinned, nor made an image to replace reality."
W94L3 "This is the Self Which never left Its home in God, to walk the world uncertainly."
W94L3 "This is the Self Which knows no fear, nor could conceive of loss or suffering or death."
W95L2 "Such is your version of your self; a self divided into many warring parts, separated from God, and tenuously held together by its erratic and capricious maker, to which you pray."
W95L3 "We will again direct our exercises toward reaching your One Self, which is united with Its Creator."
W95L11 "They are attempts to keep you unaware you are One Self, united with your Creator, at one with every aspect of creation, and limitless in power and in peace."
W95L11 "Begin the longer practice periods with this assurance, given to your mind with all the certainty that you can give: "I am One Self, united with my Creator, At one with every aspect of creation, And limitless in power and in peace.""
W95L12 "Then close your eyes and tell yourself again, slowly and thoughtfully, attempting to allow the meaning of the words to sink into your mind, replacing false ideas: "I am One Self.""
W95L12 "You are One Self, united and secure in light and joy and peace."
W95L12 "You are God's Son, One Self with One Creator and one goal; to bring awareness of this Oneness to all minds, that true creation may extend the Allness and the Unity of God."
W95L13 "You are One Self, complete and healed and whole, with power to lift the veil of darkness from the world, and let the light in you come through to teach the world the truth about itself."
W95L13 "You are One Self, in perfect harmony with all there is and all that there will be."
W95L13 "You are One Self, the holy Son of God, united with your brothers in this Self; united with your Father in His Will."
W95L14 "Feel this One Self in you, and let It shine away all your illusions and your doubts."
W95L14 "This is your Self, the Son of God Himself, sinless as Its Creator, with His strength within you, and His Love forever yours."
W95L14 "You are One Self, and it is given you to feel this Self within you, and to cast all your illusions out of the One Mind Which is this Self, the holy truth in you."
W95L16 "Your own acknowledgment you are One Self, united with your Father, is a call to all the world, to be at one with you."
W95L17 "To everyone you meet today be sure to give the promise of today's idea, and tell him this: "You are One Self with me, United with our Creator in this Self."
W96L1 "Although you are One Self, you experience yourself as two; as both good and evil, loving and hating, mind and body."
W96L3 "The self you made can never be your Self, nor can your Self be split in two and still be what it is, and must forever be."
W96L7 "Your Self retains Its Thoughts, and They remain within your mind and in the Mind of God."
W96L8 "Thus is salvation kept among the Thoughts your Self holds dear and cherishes for you."
W96L8 "We will attempt today to find this Thought, Whose presence in your mind is guaranteed by Him Who speaks to you from your One Self."
W96L8 "Salvation comes from this One Self through Him Who is the bridge between your mind and It."
W96L9 "Wait patiently, and let Him speak to you about your Self, and what your mind can do, restored to It and free to serve Its Will."
W96L9 "Begin by saying this: "Salvation comes from my One Self."
W96L10 "Your Self will welcome it, and give it peace."
W96L10 "Confusion done, you are restored, for you have found your Self."
W96L11 "Your Self knows that you cannot fail today."
W96L11 "The joy your Self experiences, It will save for you, and it will yet be yours in full awareness."
W96L11 "Every time you spend five minutes of the hour seeking Him Who joins your mind and Self, you offer Him another treasure to be kept for you."
W96L12 "Each time today you tell your frantic mind salvation comes from your One Self, you lay another treasure in your growing store."
W97L2 "We state again the truth about your Self, the holy Son of God Who rests in you; Whose mind has been restored to sanity."
W97L9 "And He will speak to you, reminding you that you are Spirit, one with Him and God, your brothers and your Self."
W99L10 "Then turn to Him who shares your function with you, and let Him teach you what you need to learn to lay all fear aside, and know your Self as Love Which has no opposite in you."
W99L11 "You do not want to be another self."
W100L9 "It is your Self who calls to you today."
W106L5 "He needs your voice to speak to them, for who could reach God's Son except his Father calling through your Self?"
W107L8 "It is your Self you ask to go with you, and how could He be absent where you are?"
W107L9 "His confidence is with you as you say: "Truth will correct all errors in my mind, And I will rest in Him who is my Self.""
W110L6 "Then, with this statement firmly in your mind, try to discover in your mind this Self Who is the holy Son of God Himself."
W110L7 "Today honor your Self."
W110L9 "And we will say, that we may be reminded of His Son, our holy Self, the Christ in each of us, "I am as God created me.""
W110R311 "Try, then, to take it with you in the business of the day, and make it holy, worthy of God's Son, acceptable to God and to your Self."
W113L1 "95) "I am One Self, united with my Creator.""
W113L1 "Serenity and perfect peace are mine Because I am One Self, completely whole, At one with all creation and with God."
W113L2 "96) "Salvation comes from my One Self.""
W113L2 "From my One Self, Whose knowledge still remains Within my mind, I see God's perfect plan For my salvation perfectly fulfilled."
W113L3 "On the hour: "I am One Self, united with my Creator.""
W113L4 "On the half hour: "Salvation comes from my One Self.""
W119L1 "I am God's Son, Whose Self rests safely in the Mind of God."
W121L6 "As sin was an idea you taught yourself, forgiveness must be learned by you as well, but from a Teacher other than yourself, who represents the other Self in you."
W121L6 "Through Him you learn how to forgive the self you think you made, and let it disappear."
W121L6 "Thus you return your mind as one to Him Who is your Self, and Who can never sin."
W123L2 "Be grateful He has saved you from the self you thought you made to take the place of Him and His creation."
W123L8 "Remember hourly to think of Him, and give Him thanks for everything He gave His Son, that he might rise above the world remembering His Father and his Self."
W124L11 "Add further jewels to the golden frame that holds the mirror offered you today by hourly repeating to yourself: "Let me remember I am one with God, At one with all my brothers and my Self, In everlasting holiness and peace.""
W125L8 "In quiet listen to your Self today, and let Him tell you God has never left His Son, and you have never left your Self."
W127L5 "Seek not within the world to find your Self."
W127L11 "We will remember them throughout the day because we cannot leave a part of us outside our love, if we would know our Self."
W128L3 "All things you seek to make your value greater in your sight limit you further, hide your worth from you, and add another bar across the door that leads to true awareness of your Self."
W132L1 "And what can save the world except your Self?"
W132L10 "What is the lesson for today except another way of saying that to know your Self is the salvation of the world?"
W135L9 "The "self" that needs protection is not real."
W136L2 "Like all defenses, it is an insane device for self deception."
W136L4 "But afterwards your plan requires that you must forget you made it, so it seems to be external to your own intent; a happening beyond your state of mind, an outcome with a real effect on you, instead of one effected by your self."
W137L1 "It becomes a door that closes on a separate self, and keeps it isolated and alone."
W137L2 "For it seems to keep one self apart from all the rest, to suffer what the others do not feel."
W137L3 "But healing is his own decision to be one again, and to accept his Self with all its parts intact and unassailed."
W137L3 "In sickness does his Self appear to be dismembered and without the unity which gives It life."
W137L12 "You but invite your Self to be at home, and can this invitation be refused?"
W137L14 "And I would share my healing with the world, That sickness may be banished from the mind Of God's One Son, Who is my only Self.""
W151L13 "In everyone and everything His Voice would speak to you of nothing but your Self and your Creator, Who is One with Him."
W152L8 "And it will take the place of self deceptions made but to usurp the altar to the Father and the Son."
W152L11 "Then will we wait in silence, giving up all self-deceptions as we humbly ask our Self that He reveal Himself to us."
W152L12 "In patience wait for Him throughout the day, and hourly invite Him with the words with which the day began, concluding it with this same invitation to your Self."
W154L4 "So is its Self the one Reality in Which its will and That of God are joined."
W155L13 "You will not fail your brothers nor your Self."
W157L3 "This you will learn to do increasingly, as every lesson, faithfully rehearsed, brings you more swiftly to this holy place and leaves you, for a moment, to your Self."
W160L1 "What is your Self remains an alien to the part of you which thinks that it is real but different from yourself."
W160L6 "For in his home his Self remains."
W160L7 "Is he not the one your Self calls not?"
W160L7 "Yet is your Self as certain of Its Own as God is of His Son."
W160L10 "Who denies his brother is denying Him, and thus refusing to accept the gift of sight by which his Self is clearly recognized, his home remembered, and salvation come."
W164L2 "Christ answers for you, echoing your Self, using your voice to give His glad consent; accepting your deliverance for you."
W166L7 "This is your chosen self, the one you made as a replacement for reality."
W166L7 "This is the self you savagely defend against all reason, every evidence, and all the witnesses with proof to show this is not you."
W166L7 "You go on your appointed way, with eyes cast down lest you might catch a glimpse of truth, and be released from self deception and set free."
W166L9 "Perhaps He has not wholly been outwitted by your plan to keep His Son in deep oblivion, and go the way you chose without your Self."
W166L10 "It is not God you have imprisoned in your plan to lose your Self."
W167L12 "For the wakened mind is one that knows its Source, its Self, its Holiness."
W170R54 "Each one but clarifies some aspect of this thought, or helps it be more meaningful, more personal and true, and more descriptive of the holy Self we share and now prepare to know again: "God is but Love, and therefore so am I.""
W170R54 "This Self alone knows love."
W170R54 "This Self alone is perfectly consistent in Its thoughts; knows Its Creator, understands Itself, is perfect in Its knowledge and Its love, and never changes from Its constant state of union with Its Father and Itself."
W170R55 "Let us raise our hearts from dust to life as we remember This is promised us, and that this course was sent to open up the path of light to us, and teach us, step by step, how to return to the Eternal Self we thought we lost."
W170R59 "The Self from Which I call to you is but your Own."
W181L1 "Rather, they are magnified, becoming blocks to your awareness of the Self that lies beyond your own mistakes, and past his seeming sins as well as yours."
W181L9 "And our love for everyone we look upon attests to our remembrance of the holy Self Which knows no sin, and never could conceive of anything without Its sinlessness."
W182L5 "Repeat the Name of God and call upon your Self, Whose Name is His."
W183L2 "Yet who in simple honesty, without defensiveness and self deception, would deny he understands the words we speak?"
W187L10 "Not separate from Him Who is our Source; not distant from one brother who is part of our one Self Whose innocence has joined us all as one, we stand in blessedness and give as we received."
W190L6 "Your Self is radiant in this holy joy, unchanged, unchanging and unchangeable forever and forever."
W192L1 "It is your Father's holy Will that you complete Himself and that your Self shall be His sacred Son, forever pure as He, of love created and in love preserved, extending love, creating in its Name, forever one with God and with your Self."
W195L8 "When your forgiveness is complete you will have total gratitude, for you will see that everything has earned the right to love by being loving, even as your Self."
W197L6 "Thank your Self for this, for He is grateful only unto God, and He gives thanks for you unto Himself."
W197L7 "Thanks be to you, the holy Son of God, for as you were created you contain all things within your Self."
W197L8 "Be you free of all ingratitude to anyone who makes your Self complete."
W197L8 "And from this Self is no one left outside."
W197L8 "Give thanks for all the countless channels that extend this Self."
W198L3 "It is a dream in which the Son of God awakens to his Self and to his Father knowing They are One."
W198L8 "The stillness of your Self remains unmoved, untouched by thoughts like these, and unaware of any condemnation which could need forgiveness."
W201L1 "I am blessed with oneness with the universe and God, my Father, One Creator of the Whole that is my Self, forever One with me."
W211L1 "In silence and in true humility I seek God's glory, to behold it in the Son whom He created as my Self."
W217L1 "And how but through salvation can I find the Self to Whom my thanks are due?"
W230L1 "It is not given me to change my Self."
W237L2 "Father, I come to You through Him Who is Your Son and my true Self as well."
W238L1 "And I must be steadfast in holiness as well, that You would give Your Son to me in certainty that He is safe Who still is part of You, and yet is mine because He is my Self.""
W245L1 "For I would save Your Son, as is Your Will, that I may come to recognize my Self.""
W246L1 "Let me not try to hurt God's Son and think that I can know his Father or my Self."
W247L2 "Your Fatherhood created them, and gave them all to me as part of You and my own Self as well."
W247L2 "Today I honor You through them, and thus I hope this day to recognize my Self.""
W252L1 "My Self is holy beyond all the thoughts of holiness of which I now conceive."
W252L1 "How far beyond this world my Self must be, and yet how near to me and close to God."
W253L1 "For thus am I led past this world to my creations, children of my Will, in Heaven where my holy Self abides with them, and Him Who has created me."
W253L2 ""You are the Self Whom You created Son, creating like Yourself and one with You."
W253L2 "My Self, Which rules the universe, is but Your Will in perfect union with my own, Which can but offer glad assent to Yours, that It may be extended to Itself.""
W260W51 "The body is a fence the Son of God imagines he has built to separate parts of his Self from other parts."
W261L2 "I choose to be as You created me, and find the Son whom You created as my Self.""
W266L1 "In them are You reflected, and in them does Christ look back upon me from my Self."
W266L2 "This day we enter into paradise, calling upon God's Name and on our own, acknowledging our Self in each of us; united in the holy Love of God."
W268L1 "For thus will I be able, too, to recognize my Self as You created me."
W269L2 "We share one vision, as we look upon the face of Him Whose Self is ours."
W270W61 "He is the Self we share, uniting us with one another, and with God as well."
W270W62 "For though in Him His Father placed the means for your salvation, yet does He remain the Self Who, like His Father, knows no sin."
W270W63 "Yet will these dreams be given unto Christ to fade before His glory, and reveal your holy Self, the Christ, to you at last."
W270W65 "As we behold His glory, will we know we have no need of learning or perception or of time, or anything except the holy Self, the Christ Whom God created as His Son."
W276L1 "Deny we were created in His Love and we deny our Self, to be unsure of who we are, of who our Father is, and for what purpose we have come."
W276L1 "And yet, we need but to acknowledge Him Who gave His Word to us in our creation, to remember Him and so recall our Self."
W278L1 "If I am bound in any way, I do not know my Father or my Self."
W282L1 "And this the choice to recognize the Self Whom God created as the Son He loves, and Who remains my one Reality."
W286L2 "We trust in Him, and in our Self, Who still is one with Him."
W303L2 "He has come to save me from the evil self I made."
W303L2 "He is the Self that You have given me."
W303L2 "He is my Self as You created me."
W319L2 "And what but this could be the Will my Self has shared with You?""
W322L1 "And every dream serves only to conceal the Self Which is God's only Son, the likeness of Himself, the Holy One Who still abides in Him forever, as He still abides in me."
W330L1 "The Self Which God created cannot sin, and therefore cannot suffer."
W330W121 "The ego is idolatry; the sign of limited and separated self, born in a body, doomed to suffer and to end its life in death."
W335L2 "In him I find my Self, and in Your Son I find the memory of You as well.""
W337L1 "And I must learn I need do nothing of myself, for I need but accept my Self, my sinlessness, created for me, now already mine, to feel God's Love protecting me from harm, to understand my Father loves His Son; to know I am the Son my Father loves."
W354L1 "I have no self except the Christ in me."
W358L1 "Let me not forget myself is nothing, but my Self is All.""
W365EP3 "Henceforth, hear but the Voice for God and for your Self when you retire from the world, to seek reality instead."
W365EP4 "He has earned your trust by speaking daily to you of your Father and your brother and your Self."
W365EP5 "And He will speak for God and for your Self, thus making sure that hell will claim you not, and that each choice you make brings Heaven nearer to your reach."
M1A3 "This does not mean that the self you are trying to protect is real."
M1A3 "But it does mean that the self you think is real is what you teach."
M5H2 "This does not refer, however, to the self the world speaks of."
M8A5 "And that necessarily implies that trust has been placed in an illusory self, for only such a self can be doubted."
M8A6 "The mistake is always some form of concern with the self to the exclusion of the patient."
M13A1 "This One, sanctified and redeemed, becomes the Self Who is the Son of God."
M20A4 "You are afraid of Him, and do not see you hate and fear your Self as enemy."
U3A8 "This was the ego -- all the cruel hate, the need for vengeance and the cries of pain, the fear of dying and the urge to kill, the brotherless illusion and the self that seemed alone in all the universe."
U6A2 "The man was an illusion, for he seemed to be a separate being, walking by himself, within a body that appeared to hold his self from Self, as all illusions do."
U7A4 "He represents your Self and your Creator, Who are One."
U7A4 "But He is not deceived when you perceive your self entrapped in needs you do not have."
P2A3 "What he does not realize and needs to learn is that this "self," which can attack and be attacked as well, is a concept he made up."
P2A3 "This self he sees as being acted on, reacting to external forces as they demand, and helpless in the power of the world."
P3A1 "Psychotherapy is a process that changes the view of the self."
P3A1 "At best this "new" self is a more beneficent self-concept, but psychotherapy can hardly be expected to establish reality."
P3A3 "The self he sees is his god, and he seeks only to serve it better."
P3C8 "Only by doing this is it possible to transcend the narrow boundaries the ego would impose upon the self."
P3E6 "Illness of any kind may be defined as the result of a view of the self as weak, vulnerable, evil and endangered, and thus in need of constant defense."
P3E6 "Yet if such were really the self, defense would be impossible."
P3E6 "They must overcome all limits perceived in the self, at the same time making a new self-concept into which they cannot return."
P3F1 "And next, it seems as if these forces can be held at bay only by an inflated sense of self that holds in darkness what is truly felt, and seeks to raise illusions to the light."
P3F8 "There is no other way to find your Self."
P3H5 "Yet no perception is omniscient, nor is the tiny self of one alone against the universe able to assume he has such wisdom except in madness."
S1F2 "Its selflessness is Self, and this it sees in every meeting, where it gladly joins with every Son of God, whose purity it recognizes that it shares with him."
S2C7 "Take nothing else, or you have sought your death, and prayed for separation from your Self."
G5A2 "He loves you as a father loves his son, without whom would his self be incomplete, whose immortality completes his own, for in him is the chain of love complete - a golden circle that will never end, a song that will be sung throughout all time and afterwards, and always will remain the deathless sound of loving and of love."


Quotes on "Selves"


T5H15 "Your patience with each other is your patience with your selves."
T14A2 "You who have thrown your selves away, and valued God so little, hear me speak for Him, and for yourselves."
T16D6 "You are NOT two selves in conflict."
T16D8 "Sooner or later must everyone bridge the gap which he imagines exists between his selves."
T22A4 "He sees no DIFFERENCES between these selves, for differences are ONLY of the body."
T29B1 "THE BODY SAVES YOU, for it gets away from total "sacrifice," and gives you time in which to build again your separate selves, which you believe DIMINISH as you meet."
W96L3 "Two selves in conflict could not be resolved, and good and evil have no meeting place."
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