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Peace Is Our Power

Your little part is but to give the Holy Spirit the whole idea of sacrifice. And to accept the peace He gives instead, without the limits that would hold its extension back, and so would limit your awareness of [peace]. For what He gives must be extended if you would have its limitless power, and use it for the Son of God’s release.

Faith in the eternal is always justified, for the eternal is forever kind, infinite in its patience and wholly loving. It will accept you wholly, and give you peace. Yet it can unite only with what already is at peace in you, immortal as itself. The body can bring you neither peace nor turmoil; neither joy nor pain. It is a means, and not an end. It has no purpose of itself, but only what is given to it. The body will seem to be whatever is the means for reaching the goal that you assign to it. Only the mind can set a purpose, and only the mind can see the means for its accomplishment, and justify its use. Peace and guilt are both conditions of the mind, to be attained. And these conditions [peace or guilt] are the home of the emotion [love or fear] that calls them forth, and therefore is compatible with [peace or guilt]. (A Course in Miracles, T-19.IV.B.9:1-3;10:1-10. See also ACIM Text Q & A.)

Our true Self is eternally united with the Source of Love’s power. Peace is an attribute of Love and therefore has all Its power. If we feel vulnerable or fearful, we have denied our Self by believing we are a false image of our self. This false image is manifested in the world as a body.

Only the body can appear to harm or be harmed. Mind cannot harm but mind can give the purpose of harm to the body. When we identify with a body, we believe we are capable of harm. It is only our belief that we are a body that brings us fear and guilt. The Holy Spirit reminds us that we are not a body and remain Love as Love created us. He reminds us of our natural condition of peace, an attribute of Love.

When we choose to accept the Holy Spirit’s purpose for the body, the body becomes a means to extend peace to the world. Instead of following the ego’s dictates to see guilt, the Holy Spirit guides us to answer calls for Love with Love. As Love is extended, peace comes with it. The power of Love is the power to bring peace to the world, for it is the power to see that only Love is real and conflict is impossible.

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