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Letting Go of Thoughts That Hurt

I can be hurt by nothing but my thoughts.

Father, Your Son is perfect. When I think that I am hurt in any way, it is because I have forgotten who I am, and that I am as You created me. Your Thoughts can only bring me happiness. If ever I am sad or hurt or ill, I have forgotten what You think, and put my little meaningless ideas in place of where Your Thoughts belong, and where they are. I can be hurt by nothing but my thoughts. The Thoughts I think with You can only bless. The Thoughts I think with You alone are true.

I will not hurt myself today. For I am far beyond all pain. My Father placed me safe in Heaven, watching over me. And I would not attack the Son He loves, for what He loves is also mine to love. (W-pII.281)

God’s Will for us is perfect happiness and perfect peace because He gave us all of His Love. If we perceive any other condition, it can only be because we have covered God’s Thought of Love with a false idea of what we are. Because Love is one, an identity that is separate and distinct unto itself could never be true. It is an idea in opposition to the oneness of God’s Love.

It is only our belief in this false idea that seems to make guilt, fear and illness real. We can learn to recognize the unreality of these thoughts if we are willing to accept our inner Teacher’s lessons. He would teach us that we remain indivisible Love. He would teach us that all we look upon is one with us and thus there is nothing to fear.

Holy Spirit, teach me to see as you see today. Give me your strength to see beyond the veil of separation. Today I would accept Your vision and learn that I remain as God created me along with everyone, for we are God’s one Son.

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