A Course in Miracles Text Made Simple

To gain the most from A Course in Miracles Text Made Simple, we recommend that
you read the corresponding chapter and section in the Text of the Second or
Third Edition of A Course in Miracles published by the Foundation for Inner Peace.


Tell a Friend about this article or send the link with a
Printable Page

Click link to go to:
Previous SectionNext SectionChapter Index

Chapter 12: The Holy Spirit's Curriculum

Section VIII: The Attraction of Love for Love

Read ACIM Chapter 12, Section VIII (pages 233-235)

How does the Love that is eternally in our mind fill our awareness?

It is interesting that in the dream, we have the illusion of light, which is so similar to Love in its characteristics. Light never ceases to extend. It has no limits or boundaries. In order to have darkness, there must be a barrier to keep light out. Light can be brought into a darkened space and the darkness is dispelled. Light does not do battle with darkness. Darkness simply disappears when the barrier is removed.

In this same way, when we are willing to have our destructive thoughts removed by the Holy Spirit, the Love that is eternally in our mind fills our awareness, dispelling the “darkness” of lovelessness. By wanting to be separate and unique, we build barriers against the unity of Love. Then we wonder why we feel lack of Love and lonely. To know Love we must be willing to accept Love as It is and not try to change it. “For the memory of God can dawn only in a mind that chooses to remember, and that has relinquished the insane desire to control reality.” (5:3)

How does Jesus describe the protection and comfort given us by our Creator?

Paragraph two paints a beautiful picture of the protection and comfort given us by our Creator. We are held in perfect peace, in need of nothing, and this has never changed. We cannot lose what God has given us. It is only because we thought we wanted something else and tried to make that something else visible by believing in its reality that we have lost awareness of our safety in God’s Love. Jesus gently reminds us, “Everything you made has never been, and is invisible because the Holy Spirit does not see it. Yet what He does see is yours to behold, and through His vision your perception is healed.” (6:5-6)

Why do we see a false world and how do we see the real world?

We are reminded that we can see the real world by letting go of belief in this false world of separate and unique identities. We see it only because we are still choosing to see it. As we open our minds to the Holy Spirit’s wholeness, we will see the truth of God’s Son. It will become known to us. “And you who share God’s Being with Him could never be content without reality. What God did not give you has no power over you, and the attraction of Love for Love remains irresistible. For it is the function of Love to unite all things unto Itself, and to hold all things together by extending Its wholeness.” (7:9-11)

Perception in the ego thought system must be limited because it is a thought system of fragmentation. Only bits and pieces can ever be seen with ego-based perception. But Love is one, so when we accept the Holy Spirit’s perception, which sees only Love, it must be total. There is nothing but Love to see. Our Father is Love and we are extensions of the Love in total oneness. There has never been any separation. And we are thankful that only Love has ever been real.

Tell a Friend about this article.
Printable Page

Click link to go to:
Previous SectionNext SectionChapter Index

Has this page been helpful to you?
Your contribution in support of this site is greatly appreciated. To make a tax deductible contribution or become a supporting member online, click here.
Or send a check or money order to Pathways of Light, 6 Oak Court, Ormond Beach, FL 32174-2623 (USD only, please) Thank you for your support.

This section has been viewed 954416 times

Reference Keys for
A Course in Miracles Quotes

How to Read References for Quotes from A Course in Miracles

Below are example references to specific sentences using the notation of the Second & Third Editions of A Course in Miracles published by the Foundation for Inner Peace:

T-26.IV.4:7 = Text, Chapt. 26, Section IV, paragraph 4, sentence 7.

W-pI.169.5:2 = Workbook, Part I, Lesson 169, paragraph 5, sentence 2.

M-13.3:2 = Manual for Teachers, Question 13, paragraph 3, sentence 2.

C-6.4:6 = Clarification of Terms, Term 6, paragraph 4, sentence 6

The above numbering system of the Second & Third Editions is © Copyright 1992, The Foundation for A Course in Miracles.
 

Free Online Resources

Electronic "Magazine"Sign up to receive periodic emails with thoughts to ponder, inspirational articles and the latest news.

Subscribe to daily emails of Workbook Lesson Insights.

ACIM Text Made Simple — answers to hundreds of questions about the Text. Click here.

Daily Inspiration Blog — Thoughts to inspire your day. Click here.

Inspiring journals by Pathways of Light ministers applying the principles of ACIM. Click here.

Miracles News — hundreds of inspiring miracle stories. Click here.
 

We'd Like to Hear from You

Request Free Printed Program & Product Catalog

Or call 1-800-323-PATH (7284) (US & Canada) or 920/894-2339.

Click here to email your questions.

Español: Para mas información oprime aquí para enviar tus preguntas por correo electrónico.

United Kingdom: Click here to email your questions about Pathways of Light in the UK or call +44 1803 612 929.

Give us your feedback or report site problems.
 

Pathways Ministers Audio/Videos

ACIM Minister Training

Inspired by the principles presented in A Course in Miracles, this ministry training focuses on accepting the mind healing that is guided by the Teacher within, the Holy Spirit. As our minds are healed, we become Holy Spirit’s instruments of healing. For more information click here.
 

ACIM Practitioner Courses

If you would like a deeper understanding of key principles of A Course in Miracles, the 24 Pathways of Light ACIM Practitioner courses provide a complete, multimedia package to help you make ACIM principles a ready resource to call upon in your mind throughout your day. Click here for more information.
 

Events

Featured Items

Eternal Life and A Course in Miracles New! Eternal Life and A Course in Miracles by Jon Mundy, PhD. A look at what the Course tells us about death and how it is we come to see into Eternity. Learn more.

God Possibilities God Possibilities by Tom Golinski. An inspirational book for ACIM students/ teachers worldwide. A powerful tool to help you accelerate receiving Holy Spirit's inspiration. Learn more.

Prayer for All Solutions Prayer for All Solutions by Rev. Joe Wolfe. A single, flowing prayer that invites the reader to a genuine acknowledgement of the truth that God Is, and that our complete and total happiness is God's only intention. More….

Listen & Receive 30-Day Home Study Listen & Receive 30-Day Home Study Learn to receive insight for your life in a form that is perfect for you …heal fears, find joy & peace. Learn more.

Minister training based on A Course in Miracles Minister Training — based on principles of A Course in Miracles, including counselor training and ordination. More….

Miracles Practitioner courses24 ACIM Practitioner courses including 50-page study guide, CD's with facilitator. More….

From the Christ Mind From the Christ Mind scribed by Darrell Morley Price. A simple, yet profound message that you can immediately apply to current circumstances. More….

Hey, Holy Spirit, 
It's Me Again Hey, Holy Spirit, It's Me Again by Rev. Myron Jones. An indispensable guide for anyone on the path of ACIM with insights on the 1st 90 lessons. More….

Forgiving KevinForgiving Kevin Audio book by Rev. Larry Glenz. A moving and inspiring true story of a father/son relationship that withstood seven years of addiction, recovery, and relapse. More….

Healing Family 
RelationshipsHealing Family Relationships Applying the Principles of A Course in Miracles 6 CD audio book by Rev. Myron Jones. Learn how family relationships offer fertile grounds for forgiveness and healing your judgments of the world. More.

 
 
Minister Courses | Studies of ACIM | Minister Training Q & A | Self-Study
FAQ | Miracles News | Membership | Ministers/Facilitators | ACIM Counseling | Relationship Counseling
Links | Healing Journals | ACIM Study Groups | ACIM Lesson Insights | ACIM Text Made Simple | Store
Daily Inspiration | Home | Contact Us
© 1997-2017 Pathways of Light®