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Returning to the Love We Are

All learning is a help or hindrance to the gate of Heaven. Nothing in between is possible. There are two teachers only, who point in different ways. And you will go along the way your chosen teacher leads. There are but two directions you can take, while time remains and choice is meaningful. For never will another road be made except the way to Heaven. You but choose whether to go toward Heaven, or away to nowhere. There is nothing else to choose.

To you who still believe you live in time and know not it is gone, the Holy Spirit still guides you through the infinitely small and senseless maze you still perceive in time, though it has long since gone. You think you live in what is past.

Forgiveness is the great release from time. It is the key to learning that the past is over.… And who can stand upon a distant shore, and dream himself across an ocean, to a place and time that have long since gone by? How real a hindrance can this dream be to where he really is?

Forgive the past and let it go, for it is gone. You stand no longer on the ground that lies between the worlds. You have gone on, and reached the world that lies at Heaven’s gate. There is no hindrance to the Will of God, nor any need that you repeat again a journey that was over long ago. Look gently on your brother, and behold the world in which perception of your hate has been transformed into a world of love. (A Course in Miracles,T-26.V.1:5-12;4:1-2;6:1-2,6-7;14. See also ACIM Text Made Simple.)

Time is an ego-made mechanism of separation used to hide the changeless now from our awareness. The ego brings memories and beliefs from the past to hide the reality of love in the present. Because only Love is real, the past is nothing more than a dream that could never be true. This dream seems very real because of our belief.

But we have been given the Holy Spirit to help us forgive the past. Guilt, fear, anger and hate are all based on “memories” from the past. As we forgive the past, we open the door to the Light of Heaven that is shining in our mind now. We have let go of the past and the dream is no more. We’ve been there, done that, and learned we never want to do it again. All we really want is to remember we are Love and nothing else.

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