WHAT IS THE NAME OF GOD
and of HIS SON
[Scribe’s Vision in the Cave http://www.jcim.net/Music/helen_cave.mp3 ]
Article by Rev Reja Janaki Joy Green*
A Course student recently sent ACIM Original the following question:
“The lessons for today and yesterday make reference to the name of God and the name of the Son? is it that more will be revealed, or am I missing something?”
We thank God for these questions since they are our questions as well. Since Minds are joined and HE tells us that there is only one thing going on, -MIND. IT within you and you within IT- then this question is within all of our minds, waiting to be answered by each of us, as we are all facets of the ONE.
In Lesson 183 “I call upon God’s Name and on my own.” HE tells us Paragraph 1,”God’s Name is holy, but no holier than yours. To call upon His Name is but to call upon your own.”
In Lesson 184 “The Name of God is my inheritance” HE tells us in paragraph 12, “God has no name. And yet His Name becomes the final lesson that all things are one.”
If indeed ‘God has no name’ then naturally we would ask, “How could His Name become the final lesson?”
Perhaps HE is saying that God has no name as we are ‘perceiving’ and using names, much like ‘this world does not exist’ is actually saying, ‘this world does not exist as we are perceiving and using it.’?
What if HIS NAME were truly an experience of the I AM? Not a symbol of IT but the REALITY of IT. If a NAME stands for what IT is, then the NAME is saying: TAT TVAM ASI Thou Art That
WIKI: Tat Tvam Asi (Sanskrit: तत् त्वम् असि or तत्त्वमसि), a Sanskrit sentence, translated variously as “That thou art,” “Thou art that,”…
This idea was inspired by this beautifully written an ARTICLE called “GOD IS NOT GOD’S NAME” http://www.yhwh.com/gingn.html Although the author is the first to tell us:
“The problem with God is not that He’s so far away that we can’t see Him. Rather, He is so close that we overlook Him. Our quest for God is just like fish in search of water. So don’t be surprised if you start to recognize God’s name everywhere.
Helping you do that is the purpose of this writing.
But God’s Real name is not in this document! How’s that for strange? Most of this document is about God’s personal name, which reveals His Real name, but God’s Real name can’t be written down in any book.”
“So there you have it. God’s personal name, as we translate its meaning in English, is “I am that I am.” Here are some other ways it has been translated:
He who is
The self-existent one
He who is ever becoming what He is
Is-ness is is-ness
The article goes on to say that it is our NAME as well.”
“You have been created in the image of YHWH. [I AM THAT I AM].
YHWH is everywhere. Every person you see is a walking, talking YHWH! We are continually reminded of His presence by those around us. When I can recognize YHWH’s Real name, I can indeed see Him everywhere.”
[This correlates to Lesson 30: “God is in everything I see because God is in my mind.”]
“YHWH has revealed His name to us. He has given it to us to use. What is even more, He has given it to us to be!”
[Lesson 184 paragraph 9: “Repeat His Name, and you acknowledge Him as sole Creator of reality. And you acknowledge also that His Son is part of Him, creating in His Name.”]
So, we learn in A Course in Miracles that:
**Mind reaches to itself. It does not go out. Within itself it has no limits, and there is nothing outside it. [It encompasses everything.] It encompasses you entirely; you within it, and it within you. There is nothing else, anywhere or ever.”~ACIM original edition ch18,VII,56**
I AM THAT I AM which is the NAME of GOD as well as His SON . The “I AM” is the ALL THAT “IS”. And of beyond that, we cannot speak in words. ♥
*Reverend Reja Joy Green is one of the founding members of the Course in Miracles Society [CIMS]; She is the CIMS webmaster, eMagazine editor and producer of the Daily Lesson Mailings [example of mailings]. Rev. Reja Joy facilitates the Course in Miracles study group in Omaha and is ordained as a Community Miracles Center minister. Rev Reja Joy facilitated the 2013 free ACIM DAILY Lesson Conference Calls along with Rev. Pamela Whitman.
As a registered Yoga Instructor, Rev. Reja Joy teaches through her RejaJoy-Yoga-Studio from the perspective of A Course in Miracles and hosts several social media groups for those who share this journey. Rev. Reja Joy currently resides with her loving husband Chris Green in Omaha, NE.
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