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Pause and Let Love Lead the Way

The world is false perception. It is born of error, and it has not left its source. It will remain no longer than the thought that gave it birth is cherished. When the thought of separation has been changed to one of true forgiveness, will the world be seen in quite another light; and one which leads to truth, where all the world must disappear and all its errors vanish.

As sight was made to lead away from truth, it can be redirected. Sounds become the call for God, and all perception can be given a new purpose by the One Whom God appointed Savior to the world. Follow His light, and see the world as He beholds it. Hear His Voice alone in all that speaks to you. And let Him give you peace and certainty, which you have thrown away, but Heaven has preserved for you in Him. (A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 241, W-pII.3.1:1-4;4:1-5. See also ACIM Lesson 241 Insights.)

The Course tells us to ask of everything, “What is it for?” The core purpose we choose in every moment is between reinforcing the seeming reality of separation or accepting Love’s purpose to extend Love and nothing else. Since only Love is real, only Love’s purpose has any real effect. The ego’s purpose always reinforces the illusion of separation, but it has no effect whatsoever on Reality.

The body and its senses were made by the ego for the purpose of reinforcing belief in separation. The body is incapable of perceiving anything without form. Its limited perception excludes awareness of Love, which has no form. But the body can be given another purpose by the Holy Spirit.

As we accept the Holy Spirit’s purpose, we recognize the calls for Love in the world and respond with Love instead of defensiveness and attack. Thus every event in our lives becomes an opportunity to apply the Holy Spirit’s purpose. If we pause and ask of every perception, “How would Love see this?” Holy Spirit will inspire us with Christ’s vision. Our response to this vision will bring healing to ourselves and our brothers. Thoughts of guilt and fear will fade away. We may be led to some action in the world or we may simply experience increasing peace and joy as we see Love everywhere. Today we choose to let Love lead the way.

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