Daily Inspiration

Claiming God’s Life as Our Own

There is no death because what God created shares His life.

[Death] is the one idea which underlies all feelings that are not supremely happy. It is the alarm to which you give response of any kind that is not perfect joy. All sorrow, loss, anxiety and suffering and pain, even a little sigh of weariness, a slight discomfort or the merest frown, acknowledge death. And thus deny you live.

The mind can think it sleeps, but that is all. [Mind] cannot change what is its waking state. It cannot make a body, nor abide within a body. What is alien to the mind does not exist, because it has no source. For mind creates all things that are, and cannot give them attributes it lacks, nor change its own eternal, mindful state. It cannot make the physical. What seems to die is but the sign of mind asleep.

It dreams of time; an interval in which what seems to happen never has occurred, the changes wrought are substanceless, and all events are nowhere. When the mind awakes, it but continues as it always was.

[God’s] holy home we strive to keep today as He established it, and wills it be forever and forever. He is Lord of what we think today. And in His Thoughts, which have no opposite, we understand there is one life, and that we share with Him…. (A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 167,W-pI.167.1:5;2:4-7;6;9:3-4;11:1-3. See also ACIM Lesson 167 Insights.)

It is helpful to learn how belief in death, in being separate from God, permeates our experience in the world. We were created to share God’s limitless joy and perfect peace. We can only seem to experience anything less than that in a dream of separation and death.

A dream, by definition, is not forever and it is not real. This is good news because it means we are not stuck in a dream world of conflict, loss and death. We can awaken from the dream.

We have been given the Call to awaken by our Creator. This Call is eternal because It comes from our eternal Source. It calls unceasingly from the mind awake to the mind asleep. We have never been left without Help. Today we call upon this Help to shine Its Light upon all our thoughts in the dream to help us recognize illusions as illusions and let them go. This is our journey of awakening to remembering that we share God’s Life eternally.

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