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Being a Channel for Love’s Blessing

You are one Self, united and secure in light and joy and peace. You are God’s Son, one Self, with one Creator and one goal; to bring awareness of this oneness to all minds, that true creation may extend the allness and the unity of God. You are one Self, complete and healed and whole, with power to lift the veil of darkness from the world, and let the light in you come through to teach the world the truth about yourself.

You are one Self, in perfect harmony with all there is, and all that there will be. You are one Self, the holy Son of God, united with your brothers in that Self; united with your Father in His Will. Feel this one Self in you, and let It shine away all your illusions and your doubts. This is your Self, the Son of God Himself, sinless as Its Creator, with His strength within you and His Love forever yours. You are one Self, and it is given you to feel this Self within you, and to cast all your illusions out of the one Mind that is this Self, the holy truth in you. (A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 95, W-pI.95.12-13. See also ACIM Lesson 95 Insights.)

We have hidden our true Self beneath layers of beliefs built upon the idea that separation is real. We see a world of forms that portray separation and reinforce our beliefs. We see this world because we believe it.

But beyond this dream is the universe of Love’s oneness, undisturbed by the chaos of the dream. Our true Self is this universe — the oneness of God’s changeless, universal Love. Here is perfect peace and the joy of continuous sharing of His Love.

We pause today to let ourselves settle into the quiet center of peace, beneath the clouds of mistaken beliefs in separation. These beliefs have no strength to deny us our peace when we are willing to let them pass by. As we settle into the peace within, we know our safety and our wholeness. We feel the strength and limitlessness of Love flowing through us extending to infinity, bringing Love’s blessing with it. We are blessed as we let Love reach through us to bless the world. We are safe. We are Home, and we are confident that we are loved.

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Letting the Christ in Us Take the Lead

The Christ in you is very still. He looks on what He loves, and knows it as Himself. And thus does He rejoice at what He sees, because He knows that it is one with Him and with His Father.

Rejoice you have no eyes with which to see; no ears to listen, and no hands to hold nor feet to guide. Be glad that only Christ can lend you His, while you have need of them. They are illusions, too, as much as yours. And yet because they serve a different purpose, the strength their purpose holds is given them. And what they see and hear and hold and lead is given light, that you may lead as you were led.

The Christ in you is very still. He knows where you are going, and He leads you there in gentleness and blessing all the way. His Love for God replaces all the fear you thought you saw within yourself. (A Course in Miracles, T-24.V.1:1-3;5:1-6:3. See also ACIM Text Made Simple.)

Because the body is an illusion, we do not really have eyes, ears, hands nor feet. But we believe we do. The Christ in us is a symbol representing our true Self forever united in the oneness of God’s Love. When we put Christ in charge, our body is used for Christ’s singular purpose — to join with the truth of what we are, along with every brother. With this as our purpose, illusions fade away and fear goes with them. Peace takes their place, for nothing is seen that can possibly disrupt our unity with God.

We welcome Christ’s lead today by frequently asking in our mind, “What would the Christ in me do in this situation, or with this thought?” We let Him take the lead and bring our brother’s with us on our journey of awakening.

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Choosing to See with the Eyes of Love

I am under no laws but God’s.

Here is the perfect statement of my freedom. I am under no laws but God’s. I am constantly tempted to make up other laws and give them power over me. I suffer only because of my belief in them. They have no real effect on me at all. I am perfectly free of the effects of all laws save God’s. And His are the laws of freedom.

For specific forms in applying this idea, these would be useful:

My perception of this shows me I believe in laws that do not exist.
I see only the laws of God at work in this.
Let me allow God’s laws to work in this, and not my own.
(A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 88, W-pI.88.3-4. See also ACIM Lesson 88 Insights.)

God is only Love, so His laws are the laws of Love. Love is one. When we accept Love as our Reality, we overlook the forms of this world as meaningless and experience the presence of Love everywhere, in all things. Nothing else is real. In this awareness, we know the the Light is ever present in our mind. It is What we are.

When we believe that we can harm or be harmed, that loss is possible, we are believing in made-up laws that have no effect on the reality of Love we are. It is these mistaken beliefs that are undone when we choose salvation — we choose Reality instead of illusions.

The affirmations provided with this lesson help us choose the reality of Love’s oneness. They help us choose to see with the eyes of Love.

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Awakening to the Life We Live in God

…this course was sent to open up the path of light to us, and teach us, step by step, how to return to the eternal Self we thought we lost.

I take the journey with you. For I share your doubts and fears a little while, that you may come to me who recognize the road by which all fears and doubts are overcome. We walk together. I must understand uncertainty and pain, although I know they have no meaning. Yet a savior must remain with those he teaches, seeing what they see, but still retaining in his mind the way that led him out, and now will lead you out with him. God’s Son is crucified until you walk along the road with me.

My resurrection comes again each time I lead a brother safely to the place at which the journey ends and is forgot. I am renewed each time a brother learns there is a way from misery and pain. I am reborn each time a brother’s mind turns to the light in him and looks for me. I have forgotten no one. Help me now to lead you back to where the journey was begun, to make another choice with me. (A Course in Miracles Workbook Review V, W-pI.rV.5:4-7:5. See also ACIM Lesson 171 Insights.)

Jesus, our elder brother, knows that he is one with our Father and only Love is real. He can share our doubts and fears. Thus, because does not believe them, he can teach us using symbols we can understand to help us let go of our mistaken beliefs. He is part of our one Self, God’s one Son, and thus is in our mind, always available as our Counselor and Teacher. While we believe we are on our own, we need this help because our mistaken belief system denies the truth.

When we believe separation is real, the world we perceive is an image of the crucifixion of God’s Son. It denies the Life we live in God, offering an illusion of existence it calls “life.” With Jesus’ help as a channel of the Holy Spirit, we can undo our false beliefs and awaken to the Life we live in God — a Life of perfect Love, peace and joy.

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Our Journey of Awakening

The teachers of God have no set teaching level. Each teaching-learning situation involves a different relationship at the beginning, although the ultimate goal is always the same; to make of the relationship a holy relationship, in which both can look upon the Son of God as sinless. There is no one from whom a teacher of God cannot learn, so there is no one whom he cannot teach.

…any level of the teaching-learning situation is part of God’s plan for Atonement, and His plan can have no levels, being a reflection of His Will. Salvation is always ready and always there. God’s teachers work at different levels, but the result is always the same.

Each teaching-learning situation is maximal in the sense that each person involved will learn the most that he can from the other person at that time.” (A Course in Miracles, M-3.1:1-3;3:5-4:1)

In every moment of every day we are presented with the opportunity to learn and teach that only Love is real. But if we are identified with a separate identity, we will teach separation and reinforce our own belief in separation. If we choose the Holy Spirit as our Interpreter of our perceptions, He will show us the Love that unites us beyond the perception of separation.

The more we practice maintaining a peaceful state of mind open to the Holy Spirit’s vision, the more we teach and learn the reality of Love’s oneness. This practice is the journey of awakening that leads ultimately to the recognition of our holiness as God’s Son. It excludes no one and nothing, for form is recognized as meaningless and Love is accepted as everything.

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Remembering Only Love Is Real

It can be but myself I crucify.

When this is firmly understood and kept in full awareness, you will not attempt to harm yourself, nor make your body slave to vengeance. You will not attack yourself, and you will realize that to attack another is but to attack yourself. You will be free of the insane belief that to attack a brother saves yourself. And you will understand his safety is your own, and in his healing you are healed.

For once you understand it is impossible that you be hurt except by your own thoughts, the fear of God must disappear. You cannot then believe that fear is caused without.

When you realize, once and for all, that it is you you fear, the mind perceives itself as split. And this had been concealed while you believed attack could be directed outward, and returned from outside to within. It seemed to be an enemy outside you had to fear. And thus a god outside yourself became your mortal enemy; the source of fear.

When the fear of God is gone, there are no obstacles that still remain between you and the holy peace of God. (A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 196, W-pI.196.1;8:3-4;10:2-5;12:2. See also ACIM Lesson 196 Insights.)

When we see anyone as separate from us, we are attacking our brother and ourselves. We are attempting to limit our identity to a form that is separate from each other and our Creator. If we believe this is possible, we are afraid of God because we think we have stolen a piece of Him and claimed it as our own alone. Only our belief makes this seem to be true. But beliefs can be changed. With the Holy Spirit’s help, we can learn to see the eternal unity of the Love we share with every brother and with God.

Whenever we are tempted to judge another or defend against potential harm, we need to remind ourselves that this judgment or defense is self crucifixion. We are reinforcing the mistaken belief that we are separate and therefore maintaining a barrier against God’s Love. With this recognition, we open our mind to the Holy Spirit’s lessons in forgiveness and remember only Love is real.

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Letting the Body Serve Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit’s curriculum is never depressing, because it is a curriculum of joy.

Learning must lead beyond the body to the re-establishment of the power of the mind in it. This can be accomplished only if the mind extends to other minds, and does not arrest [limit] itself in its extension.

You are not limited by the body, and thought cannot be made flesh.

When you see a brother as a body, you are condemning him because you have condemned yourself. Yet if all condemnation is unreal, and it must be unreal since it is a form of attack, then it can have no results [effects].

Freedom from illusions lies only in not believing them. There is no attack, but there is unlimited communication and therefore unlimited power and wholeness. The power of wholeness is extension. Do not [limit] your thought in this world, and you will open your mind to creation in God. (A Course in Miracles, T-8.VII.8:5;12:6-7;14:1;15:7-8;16:5-8. See also ACIM Text Made Simple.)

When we see anyone, a public figure, friend or ourself, as a body, we are condemning ourselves by limiting the mind to the illusion of a body. Since illusions appear real only because of our belief in them, withdrawing our belief in them frees us to be the unlimited mind we share with God.

The Holy Spirit’s lessons teach us to recognize illusions for what they are. Each time we learn His lesson we free ourselves from our belief in limitation. With practice, we let go of using the body to make separation seem real. We recognize the body has no value of its own and we no longer see it as our identity, nor do we see it as our brother’s identity.

Now it can be used solely as a device in the service of the Holy Spirit. It is used to communicate in the world the Holy Spirit’s lessons which teach us to see the unity of Love that joins everyone including ourselves with our Creator.

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