A Course
In Miracles

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Workbook For Students



My mind is part of God’s. I am very holy.

1. 1Today’s idea does not describe the way you see yourself now. 2It does, however, describe what vision will show you. 3It is difficult for anyone who thinks he is in this world to believe this of himself. 4Yet the reason he thinks he is in this world is because he does not believe it.

2. 1You will believe that you are part of where you think you are. 2That is because you surround yourself with the environment you want. 3And you want it to protect the image of yourself that you have made. 4The image is part of this environment. 5What you see while you believe you are in it is seen through the eyes of the image. 6This is not vision. 7Images cannot see.

3. 1The idea for today presents a very different view of yourself. 2By establishing your Source it establishes your Identity, and it describes you as you must really be in truth. 3We will use a some­what different kind of application for today’s idea because the emphasis for today is on the perceiver, rather than on what he perceives.

4. 1For each of the three five-minute practice periods today, begin by repeating today’s idea to yourself, and then close your eyes and search your mind for the various kinds of descriptive terms in which you see yourself. 2Include all the ego-based attributes which you ascribe to yourself, positive or negative, desirable or undesirable, grandiose or debased. 3All of them are equally unreal, because you do not look upon yourself through the eyes of holiness.

5. 1In the earlier part of the mind-searching period, you will prob­ably emphasize what you consider to be the more negative aspects of your perception of yourself. 2Toward the latter part of the exercise period, however, more self-inflating descriptive terms may well cross your mind. 3Try to recognize that the direction of your fantasies about yourself does not matter. 4Illusions have no direction in reality. 5They are merely not true.

6. 1A suitable unselected list for applying the idea for today might be as follows:

2I see myself as imposed on.
3I see myself as depressed.
4I see myself as failing.
5I see myself as endangered.
6I see myself as helpless.
7I see myself as victorious.
8I see myself as losing out.
9I see myself as charitable.
10I see myself as virtuous.

7. 1You should not think of these terms in an abstract way. 2They will occur to you as various situations, personalities and events in which you figure cross your mind. 3Pick up any specific situ­ation that occurs to you, identify the descriptive term or terms you feel are applicable to your reactions to that situation, and use them in applying today’s idea. 4After you have named each one, add:

5But my mind is part of God’s. 6I am very holy.

8. 1During the longer exercise periods, there will probably be intervals in which nothing specific occurs to you. 2Do not strain to think up specific things to fill the interval, but merely relax and repeat today’s idea slowly until something occurs to you. 3Al­though nothing that does occur should be omitted from the exercises, nothing should be “dug out” with effort. 4Neither force nor discrimination should be used.

9. 1As often as possible during the day, pick up a specific attribute or attributes you are ascribing to yourself at the time and apply the idea for today to them, adding the idea in the form stated above to each of them. 2If nothing particular occurs to you, merely repeat the idea to yourself, with closed eyes.