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Happiness Motivates Willingness

Healing, forgiveness, and the glad exchange of all the world of sorrow for a world where sadness cannot enter, are the means by which the Holy Spirit urges you to follow Him. His gentle lessons teach how easily salvation can be yours; how little practice you need undertake to let His laws replace the ones you made to hold yourself a prisoner to death. His life becomes your own, as you extend the little help He asks in freeing you from everything that ever caused you pain.

And as you let yourself be healed, you see all those around you, or who cross your mind, or whom you touch or those who seem to have no contact with you, healed along with you. …you are never healed alone. And legions upon legions will receive the gift that you receive when you are healed.

Those who are healed become the instruments of healing. (A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 137, W-pI.137.9;10:1,3-4;11:1. See also ACIM Lesson 137 Insights.)

Of course the ego defends against our acceptance of the truth that we remain united with our Creator and every brother as God’s one Son. It tries to convince us first that our unity with God is not true. But if we start to accept the idea that we are not the ego and that we can remember our true Self, it tries to convince us that it will take great effort and an impossible amount of time to accept that we remain unchanged as we were created.

But the ego has not outsmarted God. God gave us the Holy Spirit Who knows the truth about us and understands the ego thought system while not believing it. To motivate us the Holy Spirit helps us experience the freedom, peace and happiness that comes each time we lay aside an element of the ego thought system — each time we forgive.

Forgiveness is the key to happiness. And everyone wants to be happy. So the Holy Spirit is ever ready to help us forgive, to let go of a judgment, to transform a misperception, so that we continue down the road to the vision of a forgiven world. We need only be willing to ask for and receive the Holy Spirit’s help with letting go of guilt and fear. The payoff is our return to Heaven. And we bring our brothers with us. We do not go Home alone.

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