A Course in Miracles Text Made Simple

To gain the most from A Course in Miracles Text Made Simple, we recommend that
you read the corresponding chapter and section in the Text of the Second or
Third Edition of A Course in Miracles published by the Foundation for Inner Peace.

Chapter 22: Salvation and the Holy Relationship

Section IV: The Branching of the Road

Read ACIM Chapter 22, Section IV (pages 477-478)

What does it mean by the branching of the road?

It is the turning point where we choose to let go of mind wandering into dreams of separation from our Source. We see that wandering in illusions of separation no longer serves us. We make the choice for Heaven and Heaven accepts our choice. “A choice made with the power of Heaven to uphold it cannot be undone. Your way is decided. There will be nothing you will not be told, if you acknowledge this.” (2:3-5)

What does Jesus say happens when we let the veil that separates us from our brother be lifted?

When we allow the veil to be lifted we are told, “The love of Christ will light your face, and shine from it into a darkened world that needs the light. And from this holy place He will return with you, not leaving it nor you. You will become His messenger, returning Him unto Himself.” (3:7-9)

When we let the veil be lifted, we see the face of Christ in every brother. We behold the loveliness that was always there but was not seen because the projection of guilt replaced the eternal truth that only Love is there to see.

How do we walk the world with Jesus?

We walk the world with Jesus by “…offering Christ’s forgiveness to dispel their faith in sin.” (4:7) We see innocence and loveliness because we no longer choose to be bound by the ego’s belief in guilt. Jesus tells us, “And you will be your brother’s strong protector from everything that seems to rise between you. So shall you walk the world with me, whose message has not yet been given everyone. For you are here to let it be received.” (5:3-4)

What happens when we are willing to receive the miracle of truth?

We offer the miracle to everyone. Sharing the miracle of truth is part of receiving it because what we give, we receive. “For by receiving it, he learned it was not given him alone. Such is the function of a holy relationship; to receive together and give as you received.” (7:3-4)

As we are willing to receive the truth that are still one united Self in God, we no longer believe in the illusion of separation. We know that nothing can really happen to change God’s Son. He still is as God created Him.

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