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Lesson 40

I am blessed as a Son of God.

1. Today we will begin to assert some of the happy things to which you are entitled, being what you are. ²No long practice periods are required today, but very frequent short ones are necessary. ³Once every ten minutes would be highly desirable, and you are urged to attempt this schedule and to adhere to it whenever possible. ⁴If you forget, try again. ⁵If there are long interruptions, try again. ⁶Whenever you remember, try again.

2. You need not close your eyes for the exercise periods, although you will probably find it more helpful if you do. ²However, you may be in a number of situations during the day when closing your eyes would not be feasible. ³Do not miss a practice period because of this. ⁴You can practice quite well under any circumstances, if you really want to.

3. Today’s exercises take little time and no effort. ²Repeat the idea for today, and then add several of the attributes you associate with being a Son of God, applying them to yourself. ³One practice period might, for example, consist of the following:

⁴I am blessed as a Son of God.
⁵I am happy, peaceful, loving and contented.

⁶Another might take this form:

⁷I am blessed as a Son of God.
⁸I am calm, quiet, assured and confident.

⁹If only a brief period is available, merely telling yourself that you are blessed as a Son of God will do.

(ACIM, W-40.1:1–3:9)

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