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Remembering We Are Spirit

You see the flesh or recognize the spirit. There is no compromise between the two. If one is real the other must be false, for what is real denies its opposite. There is no choice in vision but this one. What you decide in this determines all you see and think is real and hold as true. On this one choice does all your world depend, for here have you established what you are, as flesh or spirit in your own belief. If you choose flesh, you never will escape the body as your own reality, for you have chosen that you want it so. But choose the spirit, and all Heaven bends to touch your eyes and bless your holy sight, that you may see the world of flesh no more except to heal and comfort and to bless.

Are you invulnerable? Then the world is harmless in your sight. Do you forgive? Then is the world forgiving, for you have forgiven it its trespasses, and so it looks on you with eyes that see as yours. Are you a body? So is all the world perceived as treacherous, and out to kill. Are you a spirit, deathless, and without the promise of corruption and the stain of sin upon you? So the world is seen as stable, fully worthy of your trust; a happy place to rest in for a while, where nothing need be feared, but only loved. Who is unwelcome to the kind in heart? And what could hurt the truly innocent?

The truth in you remains as radiant as a star, as pure as light, as innocent as love itself. (A Course in Miracles,T-31.VI.1;6;7:4. See also ACIM Text Made Simple.)

The recognition that we are Spirit and not a body is a central lesson of the Course. It seems to be the most difficult lesson to learn because we have taught ourselves that the body is our identity. It seems that giving up this identity would hurl us into oblivion.

From the perspective of body identification, we cannot see our true Identity which shares the limitless Love and glory of our Creator. Because the body is illusion, to give up the body as our identity is to give up nothing. It is merely a shadow of misperception that hides our true Self, which is God’s Son.

As we give up the false image, our Reality as Spirit is revealed more clearly. This is our true Will, which we share with our Creator. Each time we bring a fearful or guilty thought to the Holy Spirit for His loving correction, we make a choice to recognize that we are Spirit. The Holy Spirit’s lessons are always lessons in Love, which is of Spirit.

Today we hold our minds open to the Holy Spirit’s lessons in Love in all our doing that we may remember we are Spirit.

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