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Allegiance to the Holy Spirit Leads Us to Heaven

Forget not that the healing of God’s Son is all the world is for. That is the only purpose the Holy Spirit sees in it, and thus the only one it has. Until you see the healing of the Son as all you wish to be accomplished by the world, by time and all appearances, you will not know the Father nor yourself. For you will use the world for what is not its purpose, and will not escape its laws of violence and death. Yet it is given you to be beyond [the world’s] laws in all respects, in every way and every circumstance, in all temptation to perceive what is not there, and all belief God’s Son can suffer pain because he sees himself as he is not.

Look on your brother, and behold in him the whole reversal of the laws that seem to rule this world. See in his freedom yours, for such it is. Let not his specialness obscure the truth in him, for not one law of death you bind him to will you escape. And not one sin you see in him but keeps you both in hell. Yet will his perfect sinlessness release you both, for holiness is quite impartial, with one judgment made for all it looks upon. And that [judgment] is made, not of itself, but through the Voice that speaks for God in everything that lives and shares His Being. (A Course in Miracles, T-24.VI.4-5. See also ACIM Text Made Simple.)

When we let the Voice for God judge all things on our behalf, we will see only the innocence of God’s Love. We have been making judgments by the rules of the ego, which keeps us in the hell of fear, guilt and death.

It is time to change our allegiance from the ego as our guide to the Holy Spirit in our mind. As we accept the Holy Spirit’s help, we will begin to see the appearances presented by the ego as having no real effect because only Love is real.

As we align with the Holy Spirit’s vision, the world becomes a place of safety and peace. What used to disturb or upset us is easily overlooked and let go. Forgiveness passes by the meaningless images the ego offers in its illusionary world of separation. The Holy Spirit will always guide us to remember we are safe; we are healed; we are Home in the peace of God.

Today we practice choosing the Holy Spirit’s vision as our Guide to interpret all our perceptions. It is a practice that leads us Home to Heaven.

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Accepting Peace and Extending It to All

Peace be to me, the holy Son of God.
Peace to my brother, who is one with me.
Let all the world be blessed with peace through us.

Father, it is Your peace that I would give, receiving it of You. I am Your Son, forever just as You created me, for the Great Rays remain forever still and undisturbed within me. I would reach to Them in silence and in certainty, for nowhere else can certainty be found. Peace be to me, and peace to all the world. In holiness were we created, and in holiness do we remain. Your Son is like to You in perfect sinlessness. And with this thought we gladly say “Amen.” (, A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 1360, W-pII.360. See also ACIM Lesson 360 Insights.)

The Great Rays represent the spark of the Love of God that remains with us, no matter how deeply we sink into the darkness of the ego thought system of separation. The ego thought system is innately depressing because it denies the Love we are. Yet Love remains in us and is always within reach. God gave us the Holy Spirit to answer our call for Love the moment we chose to believe the ego’s denial of It.

Today we accept and extend our Father’s peace and extend it to the world. We give ourselves time to pause and let the Holy Spirit guide us deeply into the peace of God. We would remain happily in God’s peace today.

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We Are Home in the Heart Love

The ego speaks in judgment, and the Holy Spirit reverses its decision, much as a higher court has the power to reverse a lower court’s decisions in this world. The ego’s decisions are always wrong, because they are based on the error they were made to uphold. Nothing the ego perceives is interpreted correctly. Not only does the ego cite Scripture for its purpose, but it even interprets Scripture as a witness for itself. The Bible is a fearful thing in the ego’s judgment. Perceiving it as frightening, [the ego] interprets it fearfully. Being afraid, you do not appeal to the Higher Court because you believe its judgment would also be against you.

You need not fear the Higher Court will condemn you. It will merely dismiss the case against you. There can be no case against a child of God, and every witness to guilt in God’s creations is bearing false witness to God Himself. Appeal everything you believe gladly to God’s Own Higher Court [Holy Spirit], because it speaks for Him and therefore speaks truly. It will dismiss the case against you, however carefully you have built it up. The case may be fool-proof, but it is not God-proof. The Holy Spirit will not hear it, because He can only witness truly. His verdict will always be “thine is the Kingdom,” because He was given to you to remind you of what you are. (A Course in Miracles, T-5.VI.4,10. See also ACIM Text Made Simple.)

The ego always judges against the truth and thus judges against our innocence. What God created innocent remains innocent eternally. So we will always feel guilty if we give any credence to the ego’s judgment. The ego always imprisons us with guilt.

We can free ourselves from the ego’s imprisonment by bringing all judgments to the Holy Spirit without fear. The Holy Spirit is God’s messenger of Love. When we bring our judgments to Him, the Light of Love He shines on our judgments reveals that nothing has happened to change God’s Son, our true Self. We remain Love and innocent as God created us.

The appearance of harm the ego would have us believe is just an illusion. As we practice letting the Holy Spirit replace our judgments with His, we will learn that we are free. We are innocent. We are at Home in the Heart of Love.

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Christ’s Vision Returns Us to Love

Christ’s vision is the bridge between the worlds. And in its power can you safely trust to carry you from this world into one made holy by forgiveness. Things which seem quite solid here are merely shadows there [in the forgiven world]; transparent, faintly seen, at times forgot, and never able to obscure the light that shines beyond them. Holiness has been restored to vision, and the blind can see.

This is the Holy Spirit’s single gift; the treasure house to which you can appeal with perfect certainty for all the things that can contribute to your happiness. All are laid here already. All can be received but for the asking. Here [in the forgiven world] the door is never locked, and no one is denied his least request or his most urgent need. There is no sickness not already healed, no lack unsatisfied, no need unmet within this golden treasury of Christ. (, A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 159, W-pI.159.5-6. See also ACIM Lesson 159 Insights.)

Christ’s vision sees through eyes forgiveness blesses. Christ’s vision sees no cause for guilt, for it sees only what Love sees. It reveals the oneness of Love we all share, shining away the dark shadows of belief in separation.

The ego made the world to make separation appear real by denying the Light of Love. These images are only perceptions projected by the ego. Christ vision uses perception for a different purpose. This vision, which is always available in our mind, sees past the ego’s dark purpose, recognizing only the reality of Love in all things. Christ’s vision blesses the world with forgiveness. It sees no cause for guilt — only Love and calls for Love. And in the forgiven world, calls for Love are answered with Love.

Today we choose to accept the inner vision of Christ applied to all our perceptions, for we would return to Love.

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Learning to See as Love Sees

There is a light in you the world can not perceive. And with its eyes you will not see this light, for you are blinded by the world. Yet you have eyes to see it. It is there for you to look upon. It was not placed in you to be kept hidden from your sight. This light is a reflection of the thought we practice now. To feel the Love of God within you is to see the world anew, shining in innocence, alive with hope, and blessed with perfect charity and love.

This is the world the Love of God reveals. It is so different from the world you see through darkened eyes of malice and of fear, that one belies the other. Only one can be perceived at all. The other one is wholly meaningless. A world in which forgiveness shines on everything, and peace offers its gentle light to everyone, is inconceivable to those who see a world of hatred rising from attack, poised to avenge, to murder and destroy.

What would you see? The choice is given you. But learn and do not let your mind forget this law of seeing: You will look upon that which you feel within. If hatred finds a place within your heart, you will perceive a fearful world, held cruelly in death’s sharp-pointed, bony fingers. If you feel the Love of God within you, you will look out on a world of mercy and of love. (, A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 189, W-pI.189.1;3;5. See also ACIM Lesson 189 Insights.)

The peace and Love of God are eternally in us, guaranteed in our Creation. We don’t experience this because we have chosen to believe in a world where Love’s oneness is absent. This world of lovelessness is not real. It is simply a construct of a thought system built upon the denial of Love’s oneness.

Our investment in this belief system makes the Love of God unknown to us. In this belief system, we have built a false image of God which reflects the belief in lovelessness. This false image makes God judgmental and punitive, justifying our fear and guilt.

By definition, what is false is not real. Yet the reality of the Love we share with God is unaffected by this fantasy. Love is in us, available to be called upon in every moment. When we choose to accept the Love of God within, we see a world of Love and kindness, gentleness and peace. We choose this vision by letting go of our beliefs in separation, fear and guilt.

God gave the Holy Spirit to us to help us let go of our mistaken beliefs and open our minds and hearts to see the Love of God within. As we see the Love within, we see Love everywhere. Today we ask to see as Love sees that we may remember God’s gift of Himself to His Son, our one Self.

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The Antidote for Unworthiness

Whenever you choose to make decisions for yourself you are thinking destructively, and the decision will be wrong. It will hurt you because of the concept of decision that led to it. It is not true that you can make decisions by yourself or for yourself alone. No thought of God’s Son can be separate or isolated in its effects. Every decision is made for the whole Sonship, directed in and out, and influencing a constellation larger than anything you ever dreamed of.

It will never happen that you must make decisions for yourself. You are not bereft of help, and Help that knows the answer. Would you be content with little, which is all that you alone can offer yourself, when He Who gives you everything will simply offer it to you? He will never ask what you have done to make you worthy of the gift of God. Ask it not therefore of yourself. Instead, accept His answer, for He knows that you are worthy of everything God wills for you. Do not try to escape the gift of God He so freely and so gladly offers you. He offers you but what God gave Him for you. You need not decide whether or not you are deserving of it. God knows you are. (A Course in Miracles, T-14.III.9;11. See also ACIM Text Made Simple.)

Everyone in the world who believes they are a body with a separate identity feels they are unworthy. This is because this belief is the denial of the gift of worthiness given us by God. God’s Son is worthy because he is united with his Creator. It is impossible that God could judge part of Himself as unworthy.

The antidote for unworthiness is to accept God’s opinion of His Creation instead of the ego’s. The ego’s opinion of God’s Son is a false image that could never be real nor have any real effect. We free ourselves from the darkness of the ego by welcoming the Holy Spirit’s loving correction of our mistaken belief that we have disconnected from our Creator.

Today we bring all our thoughts of guilt and fear to the Holy Spirit. We are willing to let His Light shine on our dark thoughts to dispel the darkness and reveal the Light of Love that is the truth in us and everyone.

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The Tranquil Heaven of God’s Love

Father, I was created in Your Mind, a holy Thought that never left its home. I am forever Your Effect, and You forever and forever are my Cause. As You created me I have remained. Where You established me I still abide. And all Your attributes abide in me, because it is Your Will to have a Son so like his Cause that Cause and Its Effect are indistinguishable. Let me know that I am an Effect of God, and so I have the power to create like You. And as it is in Heaven, so on earth. Your plan I follow here, and at the end I know that You will gather Your effects into the tranquil Heaven of Your Love, where earth will vanish, and all separate thoughts unite in glory as the Son of God.

Let us today behold earth disappear, at first transformed, and then, forgiven, fade entirely into God’s holy Will.” (, A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 326,W-pII.326. See also ACIM Lesson 326 Insights.)

The idea of the earth disappearing is terrifying to the ego because it would the end of the ego. This is true. But the ego never was real. It is just a thought system that is in direct opposition to reality. It is only our belief in it that makes it seem real.

It is in the letting go of identifying with this false idea that we are freed to join with God’s holy Will. We realize we have never left our Home in Love. The Course says, “When not one thought of sin remains, the world is over. It will not be destroyed nor attacked nor even touched. It will merely cease to seem to be.” (M-14.1)

We accept that Love is our Cause by letting go of (forgiving) our belief in the ego as our identity. This is the path that leads us Home to the tranquil Heaven of God’s Love.

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