A Course
In Miracles

Authorized Online Edition
Workbook For Students



I am spirit.

1. 1Today’s idea identifies you with your one Self. 2It accepts no split identity, nor tries to weave opposing factors into unity. 3It simply states the truth. 4Practice this truth today as often as you can, for it will bring your mind from conflict to the quiet fields of peace. 5No chill of fear can enter, for your mind has been ab­solved from madness, letting go illusions of a split identity.

2. 1We state again the truth about your Self, the holy Son of God Who rests in you, whose mind has been restored to sanity. 2You are the spirit lovingly endowed with all your Father’s Love and peace and joy. 3You are the spirit which completes Himself, and shares His function as Creator. 4He is with you always, as you are with Him.

3. 1Today we try to bring reality still closer to your mind. 2Each time you practice, awareness is brought a little nearer at least; sometimes a thousand years or more are saved. 3The minutes which you give are multiplied over and over, for the miracle makes use of time, but is not ruled by it. 4Salvation is a miracle, the first and last; the first that is the last, for it is one.

4. 1You are the spirit in whose mind abides the miracle in which all time stands still; the miracle in which a minute spent in using these ideas becomes a time that has no limit and that has no end. 2Give, then, these minutes willingly, and count on Him Who promised to lay timelessness beside them. 3He will offer all His strength to every little effort that you make. 4Give Him the min­utes which He needs today, to help you understand with Him you are the spirit that abides in Him, and that calls through His Voice to every living thing; offers His sight to everyone who asks; replaces error with the simple truth.

5. 1The Holy Spirit will be glad to take five minutes of each hour from your hands, and carry them around this aching world where pain and misery appear to rule. 2He will not overlook one open mind that will accept the healing gifts they bring, and He will lay them everywhere He knows they will be welcome. 3And they will increase in healing power each time someone accepts them as his thoughts, and uses them to heal.

6. 1Thus will each gift to Him be multiplied a thousandfold and tens of thousands more. 2And when it is returned to you, it will surpass in might the little gift you gave as much as does the radi­ance of the sun outshine the tiny gleam a firefly makes an uncer­tain moment and goes out. 3The steady brilliance of this light remains and leads you out of darkness, nor will you be able to forget the way again.

7. 1Begin these happy exercises with the words the Holy Spirit speaks to you, and let them echo round the world through Him:

2Spirit am I, a holy Son of God, free of all limits, safe and healed and whole, free to forgive, and free to save the world.

3Expressed through you, the Holy Spirit will accept this gift that you received of Him, increase its power and give it back to you.

8. 1Offer each practice period today gladly to Him. 2And He will speak to you, reminding you that you are spirit, one with Him and God, your brothers and your Self. 3Listen for His assurance every time you speak the words He offers you today, and let Him tell your mind that they are true. 4Use them against temptation, and escape its sorry consequences if you yield to the belief that you are something else. 5The Holy Spirit gives you peace today. 6Receive His words, and offer them to Him.