Our egos believe we have so many things to
learn: Primarily, that it’s important to hold on
to grievances, interpret people’s behavior, and
determine who’s guilty and who’s innocent. Our
clever egos can create chaos out of nowhere,
while telling us, “Seek, but do not find.” There’s
only one thing we really need to remember:
Our only reality is that God created us and,
therefore, we are never separate from the
Source of our beings.
Then why do we so often feel badly about
ourselves? Perhaps it’s because we have forgotten
who created us and what we are. We think we are
our ego selves and we’ve created a belief system
where past, present, and future exist. Many of us
end up worrying about the past or feeling fearful
about the future. Yet when we decide instead to
live in the present moment where God always is,
we can find peace, happiness, and resolution.
Part of remembering we are as God created us
is remembering that our function is forgiveness
and that the purpose of our being here is to
share our love and our peace with each other.
In that context, we learn there’s ultimately no
separation—no “us” versus “them”—in our True
Identity. We are often reminded of a trio of short
yet powerful statements from the introduction
to A Course in Miracles: Nothing real can be
threatened. Nothing unreal exists. Herein lies the
peace of God.
The two of us remind ourselves throughout
the day that God’s will for us is joy. It helps
us remember to be love-finders instead of
faultfinders, to see no value in holding on to guilt,
and to see no value in worry as another way of
When we experience oneness with our Creator,
we find that wherever we go, we are never alone.
God’s will for us is happiness and loving-kindness,
and when that becomes part of remembering who
we are, we discover new ways to be happy and
kind, not just to others, but to ourselves.
So often when we become entangled in our
ego world’s web of deceptions, we feel our natural
state is one of anxiety or fear. As time goes on, we
learn the importance of listening to the voice of
God to guide us in what to think, say, and do.
Our egos make up false identities for us,
urging us to be in a hurry, to be impatient, and to
believe the material world is what’s real. When we
experience the peace of God, and all its infinite
patience, we experience the truth that we are at
home in God and have no reason ever to be in a
hurry. The ego would have us drive fast, eat fast,
and do things around the house as fast as possible.
Being always in a rush makes it easy to become a
faultfinder instead of a love-finder.
It’s been our experience that part of knowing we
are one with Creation is to know we are all part
of love. We enter a consciousness where there is
no fear, no attacking thoughts, no anxiety, and
no physical form. We remind ourselves that love
is letting go of form; this keeps us focused on the
knowledge that the consciousness of God contains
no cruelty or anger. We know we are spiritual
beings rather than just physical bodies. All fears of
death and other physical concerns can disappear
in this light.
We find great joy in practicing the art of
slowing down, being more patient, and reminding
ourselves that our purpose in life is to practice
unconditional love and forgiveness. We continue
to remind ourselves we are the light of the
world—and so is everyone else.
When we practice seeing only the light in
others instead of seeing their behavior (which is
a structure of the ego), we truly find peace. Join
us this eternal day in being messengers of God’s
love and light, applying this to everyone and
everything you experience.
I AM AS GOD CREATED ME
Gerald Jampolsky, M.D.,
and Diane Cirincione-Jampolsky, Ph.D., the
founders of Attitudinal
Healing International, have
won numerous awards for
their work teaching the
power of unconditional love
and forgiveness. Together
and separately, they’ve
authored 16 books selling
more than 7 million copies
worldwide, including the
best-sellers Love Is Letting
Go of Fear (Celestial Arts,
1979) and Change Your
Mind, Change Your Life
(Random House, 1993).
GOD’S WILL FOR US IS JOY.
IT HELPS US REMEMBER TO
BE LOVE-FINDERS INSTEAD
OF FAULTFINDERS …
WE CONTINUE TO REMIND
OURSELVES WE ARE THE
LIGHT OF THE WORLD—AND
SO IS EVERYONE ELSE.