Each choice you make brings everything to you or nothing. Therefore, if you learn the tests by which you can distinguish everything from nothing, you will make the better choice.
First, if you choose a thing that will not last forever, what you chose is valueless. A temporary value is without all value. Time can never take away a value that is real.
Next, if you choose to take a thing away from someone else, you will have nothing left.
Your next consideration is the one on which the others rest. Why is the choice you make of value to you? What attracts your mind to it? What purpose does it serve?
If you feel any guilt about your choice, you have allowed the ego’s goals to come between the real alternatives.
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.…
I will not value what is valueless,
and only what has value do I seek,
for only that do I desire to find. (A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 133, W-pI.133.5:3-6:3;7:1;8:1-4;11:2;13:1-2,4. See also ACIM Lesson 133 Insights.)
The more we recognize what has true value, the simpler our choices become. The Course is teaching us that no form in the world has any value of its own. In our journey of awakening, all value comes from the purpose that serves our awakening.
The practice of asking the Holy Spirit of everything, “What is this for? What is its purpose?” helps us recognize what choice is truly helpful. The Holy Spirit will guide us to all things that are helpful and will not keep us tied to the ego thought system. He will lead us away from things we think we need because we believe in the ego’s values and have mistaken them for our own.
The Holy Spirit never asks us to sacrifice. But if we think we need something because of the ego’s dictates, we will believe it is a sacrifice to give it up. Thus the Holy Spirit needs to teach us to recognize the valuelessness of what we have mistakenly valued. He needs our willingness. We need to come to Him with empty hands and open hearts to receive His kind and loving teaching that will lead us to everything of value.
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