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Accepting the Reality of Love’s Oneness

Until forgiveness is complete, the world does have a purpose. It becomes the home in which forgiveness is born, and where it grows and becomes stronger and more all-embracing. …It is [Holy Spirit’s] Call God’s teachers answer, turning to Him in silence to receive His Word. The world will end when all things in it have been rightly judged by His judgment. The world will end with the benediction of holiness upon it. 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.

The illusion of orders of difficulty is an obstacle the teacher of God must learn to pass by and leave behind. One sin perfectly forgiven by one teacher of God can make salvation complete. Can you understand this? No; it is meaningless to anyone here. Yet it is the final lesson in which unity is restored. It goes against all the thinking of the world, but so does Heaven.

The world will end when its thought system has been completely reversed. Until then, bits and pieces of its thinking will still seem sensible. The final lesson, which brings the ending of the world, cannot be grasped by those not yet prepared to leave the world and go beyond its tiny reach. What, then, is the function of the teacher of God in this concluding lesson? He need merely learn how to approach it; to be willing to go in its direction. He need merely trust that, if God’s Voice tells him it is a lesson he can learn, he can learn it. He does not judge it either as hard or easy. His Teacher points to it, and he trusts that He will show him how to learn it. (A Course in Miracles, M-14.2:1-2,7-12;3:6-4:8)

The moment the illusion of separation was accepted as true, God gave His Answer to neutralize this mistaken belief. The insane illusion was instantly replaced with the means to awaken to the Truth. But for us to experience the end of the world of separation, we must learn that separation could never be real; separation never happened in Truth.

The means to awaken from the dream of separation is forgiveness (overlooking what never happened). When we accept Holy Spirit’s lesson in forgiveness, we clearly see that what seemed to happen in the world never really occurred. We are able to overlook what never happened. This lesson must be applied to all our perceptions. When we no longer hold back anything from forgiveness, we will no longer see a purpose for the illusion of separation. The world will simply cease to seem to be.

The fact that salvation from illusion has already been accomplished is not understandable to the mind that believes in the thought system of separation. Through forgiveness we learn to let go of our barriers to Love’s presence. When we have let all barriers go, we will know that only Love is real. We will accept the salvation that has always been true in eternity. Through forgiveness, we step out of time into the eternity of Heaven.

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