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Choosing the Love of the Holy Spirit

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.

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.

Today we pass illusions, as we seek to reach to what is true in us, and feel its all-embracing tenderness, its Love which knows us perfect as itself, its sight which is the gift its Love bestows on us. (A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 189, W-pI.189.1;5:1-6:1. See also ACIM Lesson 189 Insights.)

It is helpful to remember that the world we see is a projection of what we believe we are. If we believe we are separate from Love, we will perceive cause for fear. If we accept the Love we are which is united with the Love of God, we will see a world of kindness and safety.

In every moment we choose between these two viewpoints. If what we perceive disturbs our peace, it is a sure sign that we believe we are separate. It is this belief that needs to be forgiven with the Holy Spirit’s help. The ego is incapable of true forgiveness. Thus we need the help of the Holy Spirit Who knows the truth in us to help us overlook the images of the world.

When we choose the Love of the Holy Spirit as our Guide in seeing, we choose God’s happiness and peace. We claim it as ours. This is our practice for today.

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