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Being a Messenger of Love

Freedom must be impossible as long as you perceive a body as yourself. The body is a limit. Who would seek for freedom in a body looks for it where it can not be found. The mind can be made free when it no longer sees itself as in a body, firmly tied to it and sheltered by its presence. If this were the truth, the mind were vulnerable indeed!

The mind that serves the Holy Spirit is unlimited forever, in all ways, beyond the laws of time and space, unbound by any preconceptions, and with strength and power to do whatever it is asked. Attack thoughts cannot enter such a mind, because it has been given to the Source of love, and fear can never enter in a mind that has attached itself to love. It rests in God. And who can be afraid who lives in Innocence, and only loves?”

And God Himself extends His Love and happiness each time you say:

I am not a body. I am free.
I hear the Voice that God has given me,
and it is only this my mind obeys.

(A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 199, W-pI.199.1-2;8:7-9). See also ACIM Lesson 199 Insights.

While we perceive ourselves as a body, we serve the ego’s plan to maintain the illusion of separation. It seems as though the body limits us. We seem weak and need to be defended. The practice of reminding ourselves that we are not a body, subject to its limitations, sets us free to identify with the strength of Love in us. The Home of our true Self is the Holy Spirit. As we disconnect from perceiving ourselves as a body, we open to recognizing that we are Spirit in the Mind of Love.

As we remember that we are Spirit, not a body, we use the body in the service of the Holy Spirit. Now the body becomes the means for extending Love in the dream where Love seems to be absent. When we place ourselves in the service of Holy Spirit, we answer calls for Love with Love. We bring blessing to the world by seeing Love’s innocence beyond the appearances that seem to deny Love’s presence. We become messengers of innocence instead of purveyors of fear.

Today we choose the Holy Spirit as our Guide to help us bring Love to the world and teach ourselves that we are Love.

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