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Returning to Peace Eternal

Let us think about all things we saved to settle by ourselves, and kept apart from healing. Let us give them all to Him Who knows the way to look upon them so that they will disappear. Truth is His message; truth His teaching is. His are the lessons God would have us learn.

Let no one hour cast its shadow on the one that follows, and when that one goes, let everything that happened in its course go with it. Thus will you remain unbound, in peace eternal in the world of time.

This is the lesson God would have you learn: There is a way to look on everything that lets it be to you another step to Him, and to salvation of the world. To all that speaks of terror, answer thus:

I will forgive, and this will disappear.

To every apprehension, every care and every form of suffering, repeat these selfsame words. (A Course in Miracles W-pI.193.11:4-7;12:4-5;13:1-4)

Because we are still as God created us, we live in peace eternally. When we are in peace, we are aware that we are one with all Love, because God has shared all His Love with the whole Sonship.

Today we would let all thoughts that are not of God be healed through our forgiveness. Today is another day of letting go and accepting Holy Spirit’s lessons of forgiveness. This is how we help ourselves, along with all our brothers, to return to peace eternal. This is how we return to our one true Identity as one with all Love.

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Accepting Peace and Joy

If God’s Will for you is complete peace and joy, unless you experience only this you must be refusing to acknowledge His Will. His Will does not vacillate, being changeless forever. When you are not at peace it can only be because you do not believe you are in Him. Yet He is All in all. His peace is complete, and you must be included in it. His laws govern you because they govern everything. You cannot exempt yourself from His laws, although you can disobey them. Yet if you do, and only if you do, you will feel lonely and helpless, because you are denying yourself everything. (A Course in Miracles T-8.IV.1)

Accepting God’s peace and joy is the same as accepting our true Identity. Today is dedicated to accepting our true Identity, which means accepting everyone’s true Identity. Everyone we meet or even think of today we choose see as one with our Father and our Self. This practice brings with it the peace and joy that is ours forever as God’s creation.

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Oneness Is Joy. Separation Is Pain

Share in His Will and you share what He knows. Deny His Will as yours, and you are denying His Kingdom and yours.

What is joyful to you is painful to the ego, and as long as you are in doubt about what you are, you will be confused about joy and pain.

Miracles are in accord with the Will of God, Whose Will you do not know because you are confused about what you will. This means that you are confused about what you are. If you are God’s Will and do not accept His Will, you are denying joy. The miracle is therefore a lesson in what joy is. Being a lesson in sharing it is a lesson in love, which is joy. Every miracle is thus a lesson in truth, and by offering truth you are learning the difference between pain and joy. (A Course in Miracles T-7.X.2:6-7;3:6;8:1-6)

God’s Will for us is perfect happiness. If we don’t experience perfect happiness, it is because we are choosing separation and denying God’s Will that we remain one with Him, and experiencing the painful consequence. The choice to believe we are a separate identity in a world of separation is the denial of our true Will, which we share with God in truth. The antidote to unhappiness would seem to be obvious: Stop denying our Will and God’s, which is to be happy.

But we choose to believe we are separate because we believe that the specialness of individuality offers us something of greater value than God’s perfect happiness. Put that way, this choice seems insane. It is. That is why we need the help of the sanity of the Holy Spirit to lead us out of the insane thought system we have identified with.

To accept the happiness that is God’s Will for us, we need the help of a sane Guide to lead us out of our insanity. This is why the frequent practice of pausing to connect with the peace within and opening our minds to willingly receive Holy Spirit’s inspiration is the path to happiness. This is our practice today.

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We Are All Immersed in God’s Peace and Love Right Now

Today we are willing to accept the truth about ourselves. In truth we are united as one in God’s Love. In truth we are one with God’s peace and joy in the eternal Present.

We will accept the truth today and enjoy the benefits of being willing to receive God’s gifts of peace and Love. Inherent in receiving God’s gifts is sharing God’s gifts. Our one true Identity is all there is to see and know and love. With Holy Spirit’s help, we will see past the images of the world to the Love that unites us with all our brothers and all that is real. This is how we will learn to recognize our true Identity.

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Accepting Our True Inheritance

Heaven itself is reached with empty hands and open minds, which come with nothing to find everything and claim it as their own. We will attempt to reach this state today, with self-deception laid aside, and with an honest willingness to value but the truly valuable and the real. Our two extended practice periods of fifteen minutes each begin with this:

I will not value what is valueless, and only what has value do I seek, for only that do I desire to find.

And then receive what waits for everyone who reaches, unencumbered, to the gate of Heaven, which swings open as he comes. Should you begin to let yourself collect some needless burdens, or believe you see some difficult decisions facing you, be quick to answer with this simple thought:

I will not value what is valueless, for what is valuable belongs to me. (A Course in Miracles W-pI.133.13-14)

In every now moment, we have the opportunity to receive the gift of true perception from the Holy Spirit. To receive the gift we need to be willing to set aside the values we have given to the images in the world. We need to have a quiet, open mind. When we are willing, the Holy Spirit takes us past the stories of the world to show us our true inheritance.

In truth, we are pure Spirit That has been given all That is. God has shared all of Himself with us. We already have all Love. As we accept the Love we are, we naturally share it equally with everyone, because that is the nature of Love. When we stop valuing the valueless, we accept what we have been given and really are. We accept Love and extend only Love.

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Holy Spirit, How Would You See This?

The vision of Christ is the vision of forgiveness. It is what we see when we let go of our own judgments and let the Holy Spirit judge everything on our behalf. His judgment is very simple — He sees everything as either Love or a call for Love. There is nothing else to see because only Love is real.

Each time we lay down a judgment we take a step toward the full remembrance that we remain Love as Love created us. Each step brings us greater peace and joy, for these are Love’s attributes. Today our practice is to ask throughout the day, “Holy Spirit, how would you see this?” With our willingness to receive His answer we will experience the deep peace and quiet joy of remembering the Love we are.

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Remembering Our Eternal Innocence

Can you imagine what it means to have no cares, no worries, no anxieties, but merely to be perfectly calm and quiet all the time? Yet that is what time is for; to learn just that and nothing more. God’s Teacher cannot be satisfied with His teaching until it constitutes all your learning. He has not fulfilled His teaching function until you have become such a consistent learner that you learn only of Him. When this has happened, you will no longer need a teacher or time in which to learn.

Time is your friend, if you leave it to the Holy Spirit to use. He needs but very little to restore God’s whole power to you. He Who transcends time for you understands what time is for. Holiness lies not in time, but in eternity. (A Course in Miracles T-15.I.1;15:1-4)

As we are willing to give time to the Holy Spirit, the Holy Spirit leads us past the stories found in time to the changeless peace, Love and joy that is our eternal Reality in Love. In truth we are all the same eternal Spirit of Love. Love created us like Itself. In truth, we are not separate from Love, but Love’s eternal extension.

Our eternal beingness as Love is remembered as we are willing to give all the stories found in time to the Holy Spirit. His Light of truth undoes all the fearful stories of separation and guilt, and returns us to remembering the eternal innocence of our one Identity. As we are willing to give time to the Holy Spirit, awareness of peace replaces the worries, anxieties and conflicts found in the ego’s use of time. All this returns to us as we are willing to remember the eternal truth about ourselves and everyone.

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