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How to Bring Light to the World

The light of the world brings peace to every mind through my forgiveness. My forgiveness is the means by which the light of the world finds expression through me. My forgiveness is the means by which I become aware of the light of the world in me. My forgiveness is the means by which the world is healed, together with myself. Let me, then, forgive the world, that it may be healed along with me.

Let me not forget my function. I would not forget my function, because I would remember my Self. I cannot fulfill my function if I forget it. And unless I fulfill my function, I will not experience the joy that God intends for me. (A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 82, W-pI.82.1,3. See also ACIM Lesson 82 Insights.)

The appearance of disaster and death in the dream of separation makes it seem very real. It certainly does not seem like a dream. And these catastrophic events or personal harm seem unforgivable. Ignoring what we believe is real cannot be justified. Yet we are told that our only function is to forgive. In the thought system of the world, this is impossible.

Yet if we are willing, the Holy Spirit in our minds will shine the Light of Love on our perception. He will show us that no matter what the appearance, our true Self is still safe in the Light of Love. The image of a vulnerable body is not what we are.

As we let the Holy Spirit teach us this lesson, the seeming reality of the dream of separation fades. We learn to see that the perception of harm is just the confused part of our mind calling for help and healing. That call may appear to come from someone else in the form of their words and actions, or it may come in our own mind as thoughts of fear and guilt. They are the same call for help.

The Holy Spirit answers both by bringing the Light of Love to help us see that our true Self can never harm nor be harmed, for only Love is real. As we learn that no harm really happened — it was only a dream of harm — we easily forgive the appearance and overlook it. We fulfill our function and bring the Light of Love to the world as we accept the Holy Spirit’s lessons.

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