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Freedom Through Seeing Innocence

We recognize that we have lost this goal [of seeing only innocence] if anger blocks our way in any form. And if a brother’s sins occur to us, our narrowed focus will restrict our sight, and turn our eyes upon our own mistakes, which we will magnify and call our “sins.” So, for a little while, without regard to past or future, should such blocks arise we will transcend them with instructions to our minds to change their focus, as we say:

It is not this that I would look upon.
I trust [the truth in] my brothers, who are one with me.

…we seek but for [relief] an instant from the misery the focus upon sin will bring, and uncorrected will remain.

Nor do we ask for fantasies. For what we seek to look upon is really there. And as our focus goes beyond mistakes, we will behold a wholly sinless world. When seeing this is all we want to see, when this is all we seek for in the name of true perception, are the eyes of Christ inevitably ours. And the Love He feels for us becomes our own as well. This will become the only thing we see reflected in the world and in ourselves. (A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 181, W-pI.181.6;7:3-8:6. See also ACIM Lesson 181 Insights.)

In every moment we have the opportunity to release ourselves from fear and guilt. Fear and guilt only seem plausible when we believe we are separate from everyone and everything. Yet our true Self is one, united in God. Only This is real.

The truth in everyone is that same Self That is one with us. Each moment we can choose to look past the images made by belief in separation to the innocent Self That we are. The Holy Spirit, Who represents our true Self, is ever present to strengthen our intent to see only innocence. As we focus on seeing innocence, Christ’s vision becomes our own. We experience the unlimited Love of our one Self and fear fades away. We are free to be as God created us.

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