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How to Bring Peace to the World

The text explains that the Holy Spirit is the Answer to all problems you have made. These problems are not real, but that is meaningless to those who believe in them. And everyone believes in what he made, for it was made by his believing it. Into this strange and paradoxical situation,– one without meaning and devoid of sense, yet out of which no way seems possible,— God has sent His Judgment to answer yours. Gently His Judgment substitutes for yours. And through this substitution is the un-understandable made understandable. How is peace possible in this world? In your judgment it is not possible, and can never be possible. But in the Judgment of God what is reflected here is only peace.

Peace is impossible to those who look on war. Peace is inevitable to those who offer peace. How easily, then, is your judgment of the world escaped! It is not the world that makes peace seem impossible. It is the world you see that is impossible. Yet has God’s Judgment on this distorted world redeemed it and made it fit to welcome peace. And peace descends on it in joyous answer. Peace now belongs here, because a Thought of God has entered. What else but a Thought of God turns hell to Heaven merely by being what it is?

Father, our Name is Yours. In It we are united with all living things, and You Who are their one Creator. What we made and call by many different names is but a shadow we have tried to cast across Your Own reality. And we are glad and thankful we were wrong. All our mistakes we give to You, that we may be absolved from all effects our errors seemed to have. And we accept the truth You give, in place of every one of them. Your Name is our salvation and escape from what we made. Your Name unites us in the oneness which is our inheritance and peace. Amen. (A Course in Miracles, M-11.3:1-4:9; W-pI.184.16. See also ACIM Lesson 184 Insights.)

Peace is not possible in the perception of the ego. The belief in separation makes it appear possible for separate, conflicting forms to be real and capable of harming or being harmed. This is because all things are judged according to the ego’s rules about what is real. But all the ego’s rules deny the reality of oneness. Only in the reality of oneness is peace possible.

We need to turn to the Teacher in our mind Whose judgment is clear about what is real and unreal. On our own our judgment is mistaken. But when we join with the Holy Spirit in our mind and accept His judgment in place of our own, we welcome God’s peace. Our perception of the world becomes less threatening as the ego’s images fade into the shadows.

The Holy Spirit’s judgment shines the Light of Love on all things in the world, showing us the unity that we have hidden behind images of separation. Each time we choose the Holy Spirit’s judgment in place of our own, we bring peace to the world.

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