A Course
In Miracles

Authorized Online Edition
Workbook For Students



I can give up but what was never real.

1. 1I sacrifice illusions; nothing more. 2And as illusions go I find the gifts illusions tried to hide, awaiting me in shining welcome, and in readiness to give God’s ancient messages to me. 3His memory abides in every gift that I receive of Him. 4And 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.

2. 1Father, to You all sacrifice remains forever inconceivable. 2And so I cannot sacrifice except in dreams. 3As You created me, I can give up nothing You gave me. 4What You did not give has no reality. 5What loss can I anticipate except the loss of fear, and the return of love into my mind?