Daily Inspiration

Building the Habit That Leads to Enlightenment

Look upon your Redeemer, and behold what He would show you in your brother, and let not sin arise again to blind your eyes. For sin would keep you separate from him, but your Redeemer would have you look upon your brother as yourself. Your relationship is now a temple of healing; a place where all the weary ones can come and rest. Here is the rest that waits for all, after the journey. And it is brought nearer to all by your [holy] relationship.

The extension of the Holy Spirit’s purpose from your relationship to others, to bring them gently in, is the way in which He will bring means and goal in line. The peace He lay, deep within you and your brother, will quietly extend to every aspect of your life, surrounding you and your brother with glowing happiness and the calm awareness of complete protection. And you will carry its message of love and safety and freedom to everyone who draws nigh unto your temple, where healing waits for him. You will not wait to give him this, for you will call to him and he will answer you, recognizing in your call the Call for God. And you will draw him in and give him rest, as it was given you. (A Course in Miracles, T-19.III.11;IV.1:5-9. See also ACIM Text Q & A.)

Believing in the seeming reality of the body and what it shows us in the world is just a habit. Habits can be changed. Perception of reality can change, but Reality Itself can never change. This means that no matter how entrenched we are in our habit of believing in separation and guilt, we can let it go. We can open to the Reality that we live and have our being in the Love of God. We can open to the Reality that only innocence is true.

By the grace of God, we have the Holy Spirit to help us break the habit that blinds us from seeing the Light of Truth. The only new habit we need to form is the practice of bringing every perception to the Holy Spirit for His correction. On our own, we do not know what anything means. But with our willingness to receive the Holy Spirit’s lessons in Truth, we can break the habit of believing in false perceptions. Today is another opportunity to practice building the habit of receiving Holy Spirit’s vision. This is how we bring the message of love, safety and freedom to everyone.

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