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Awakening from Fear to Our Home in Love

Condemn and you are made a prisoner. Forgive and you are freed. Such is the law that rules perception. It is not a law that knowledge understands, for freedom is a part of knowledge. To condemn is thus impossible in truth. What seems to be its influence and its effects have not occurred at all. Yet must we deal with them a while as if they had. Illusion makes illusion. Except one. Forgiveness is illusion that is answer to the rest.

Forgiveness sweeps all other dreams away, and though it is itself a dream, it breeds no others. All illusions save this one must multiply a thousandfold. But this is where illusions end. Forgiveness is the end of dreams, because it is a dream of waking. It is not itself the truth. Yet does it point to where the truth must be, and gives direction with the certainty of God Himself. It is a dream in which the Son of God awakens to his Self and to his Father, knowing They are One.

Forgiveness is the only road that leads out of disaster, past all suffering, and finally away from death. How could there be another way, when this one is the plan of God Himself?

And is it not a kindness to yourself to hear His Voice and learn the simple lessons He would teach, instead of trying to dismiss His words, and substitute your own in place of His? (A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 198, W-pI.198.2:1-4:2;5:3. See also ACIM Lesson 198 Insights.)

Judgment is a trap that imprisons us in the dream of separation. It takes us down a rabbit hole of fear and guilt, providing no means for escape. But God has a plan that will free us from the dream of fear and condemnation. We must be willing to listen to His Voice that brings His plan that will teach us to turn away from condemnation and forgive.

As we accept the Holy Spirit’s dream of forgiveness, the chains of judgment fall away. The prison door of guilt swings open and we are free to awaken to the Self God created as His Son. As we forgive, the world of fear and guilt disappears and we remember Heaven is our Home.

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