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Learning to Recognize Our Blocks to Love

Think what is given those who share their Father’s purpose, and who know that it is theirs. They want for nothing. Sorrow of any kind is inconceivable. Only the light they love is in awareness, and only love shines upon them forever. It is their past, their present and their future; always the same, eternally complete and wholly shared. They know it is impossible their happiness could ever suffer change of any kind. Perhaps you think the battleground can offer something you can win. Can it be anything that offers you a perfect calmness, and a sense of love so deep and quiet that no touch of doubt can ever mar your certainty? And that will last forever?

Those with the strength of God in their awareness could never think of battle. What could they gain but loss of their perfection? For everything fought for on the battleground is of the body; something it seems to offer or to own. No one who knows that he has everything could seek for limitation, nor could he value the body’s offerings. The senselessness of conquest is quite apparent from the quiet sphere above the battleground. What can conflict with everything? And what is there that offers less, yet could be wanted more? Who with the Love of God upholding him could find the choice of miracles or murder [separation, specialness] hard to make? (A Course in Miracles, T-23.IV.8-9. See also ACIM Text Q & A.)

The limitless strength of God is already ours. We are unaware of it because we have chosen to accept the limitation of a body identity. Being unaware of God’s strength in us does not mean it is gone. We need to choose to rise above the dream of bodies and personalities in conflict. We rise above by welcoming the Holy Spirit’s vision in place of our perceptions of everything we experience in the world.

The world was made by the thought of separation to be a place of conflict. The Holy Spirit sees only the reality of Love’s oneness where conflict is impossible. As we accept the Holy Spirit’s purpose to overlook the dream of separation, fear and guilt, we move along the journey leading us back to our rightful place in Heaven’s oneness. We move out of conflict to the certainty of peace and eternal happiness given us by our Creator.

Today we ask the Holy Spirit to guide our vision and teach us to recognize the mistaken beliefs that block our awareness of Love’s presence.

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