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Remembering Who Is Our Daddy

Let me remember God created me.

Father, I did not make myself, although in my insanity I thought I did. ²Yet, as Your Thought, I have not left my Source, remaining part of Who created me. ³Your Son, my Father, calls on You today. ⁴Let me remember You created me. ⁵Let me remember my Identity. ⁶And let my sinlessness arise again before Christ’s vision, through which I would look upon my brothers and myself today.

Now is our Source remembered, and Therein we find our true Identity at last. ²Holy indeed are we, because our Source can know no sin. ³And we who are His Sons are like each other, and alike to Him. (A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 260. See also ACIM Lesson 260 Insights.)

If we believe the world we see through the body’s eyes is real, we suffer from an identity crisis. We have denied our true Identity. What remains is but an ephemeral fantasy of a substitute identity that seems to change with the mood of the hour. This fantasy is vulnerable to apparent attacks from other identities, machines, politics, weather, even the earth. Nothing is stable in this fantasy. Anxiety and uncertainty are ever present. This need not be.

Our true Identity is as changeless as God Himself, for It is one with Him. We share His power and His eternal Love, His sinlessness and peace. We join with Him in the joyful, eternal extension of Love. Suffering is impossible when we accept our Identity as God’s Creation, His Son. We remember our Identity by forgiving the fantasy conjured by the ego’s wish to be separate. Our acceptance of our eternal oneness with our Creator is our salvation.

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God’s Strength and Vision Are Ours Now

God is my strength. Vision is His gift.

The idea for today combines two very powerful thoughts, both of major importance. ²It also sets forth a cause and effect relationship that explains why you cannot fail in your efforts to achieve the goal of the course. ³You will see because it is the Will of God. ⁴It is His strength, not your own, that gives you power. ⁵And it is His gift, rather than your own, that offers vision to you.

God is indeed your strength, and what He gives is truly given. ²This means that you can receive it any time and anywhere, wherever you are, and in whatever circumstance you find yourself. ³Your passage through time and space is not at random. ⁴You cannot but be in the right place at the right time. ⁵Such is the strength of God. ⁶Such are His gifts.

…think of nothing except thoughts that occur to you in relation to the idea for the day.

²You may, in fact, be astonished at the amount of course-related understanding some of your thoughts contain.

²Try merely to step back and let the thoughts come.

²The idea for the day is a beginning step in bringing thoughts together, and teaching you that you are studying a unified thought system in which nothing is lacking that is needed, and nothing is included that is contradictory or irrelevant. (A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 42, W-42.1:1–2:6;4:3;5:2;6:2;7:2. See also ACIM Lesson 42 Insights.)

Whenever we are feeling uncertain, we are denying God’s gift of all of His strength. God is not uncertain and He shares His certainty with His Creation. His vision sees only His Love. Nothing else exists. His Love is absolutely certain because it is wholly unified and always the same. When we accept His gift of vision, we see what He sees — Love and nothing else.

Uncertainty comes when we have accepted barriers to Love in our mind. The Course is teaching us how to let go of these barriers to remember only Love is real. In this remembrance we experience the peace of God.

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Remembering God Is Always with Us

Deep within you is everything that is perfect, ready to radiate through you and out into the world. ²It will cure all sorrow and pain and fear and loss because it will heal the mind that thought these things were real, and suffered out of its allegiance to them.

²You can never suffer because the Source of all joy goes with you wherever you go. ³You can never be alone because the Source of all life goes with you wherever you go. ⁴Nothing can destroy your peace of mind because God goes with you wherever you go.

It is quite possible to reach God. ²In fact it is very easy, because it is the most natural thing in the world. ³You might even say it is the only natural thing in the world. ⁴The way will open, if you believe that it is possible. ⁵This exercise can bring very startling results even the first time it is attempted, and sooner or later it is always successful.

You can indeed afford to laugh at fear thoughts, remembering that God goes with you wherever you go. (A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 41, W-41.3;4:2-4;8:1-5;10. See also ACIM Lesson 41 Insights.)

Our allegiance to the ego has cost us awareness of God’s peace and joy. We have hidden His gifts under a heavy blanket of denial. For the ego is the denial of God.

It is impossible to change God. His Love remains changeless and His gifts are given eternally. But our mind is very powerful. When its allegiance is given to false beliefs, a false world seems real and inevitable. Were it possible to change God and His creation, we would have condemned ourselves eternally to the hell of the ego’s lovelessness. But we remain as God created us, unchanged and wholly loving, at one with our Source.

Our mistaken beliefs can be undone and God has given us the Help we need. As we remind ourselves frequently today that God goes with us wherever we go, we open our mind to His Help. We are never lost or alone. We call upon His Help as we remind ourselves that God is with us, lovingly offering His helping Hand to lift us out of the darkness we have made up.

We take His Hand today to accept His strength and guidance to lead us back to the full awareness that we are God’s Son, safe, whole and at Home.

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Being a Messenger of Love

The mind that serves the Holy Spirit is unlimited forever, in all ways, beyond the laws of time and space, unbound by any preconceptions, and with strength and power to do whatever it is asked. ²Attack thoughts cannot enter such a mind, because it has been given to the Source of love, and fear can never enter in a mind that has attached itself to love. ³It rests in God. ⁴And who can be afraid who lives in Innocence, and only loves?

²Declare your innocence and you are free. ³The body disappears, because you have no need of it except the need the Holy Spirit sees. ⁴For this, the body will appear as useful form for what the mind must do. ⁵It thus becomes a vehicle which helps forgiveness be extended to the all-inclusive goal that it must reach, according to God’s plan.

You are God’s Son. ²In immortality you live forever. ³Would you not return your mind to this? ⁴Then practice well the thought the Holy Spirit gives you for today. ⁵Your brothers stand released with you in it; the world is blessed along with you, God’s Son will weep no more, and Heaven offers thanks for the increase of joy your practice brings even to it. ⁶And God Himself extends His Love and happiness each time you say:

⁷I am not a body. ⁸I am free. ⁹I hear the Voice that God has given me, and it is only this my mind obeys. (A Course in Miracles, W-199.2;4:2-5;8A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 199, )

The key to awakening to our freedom is to listen only to the Voice for God. The body cannot hear the Voice for God for it was made by the ego to limit communication. What is in opposition to God cannot hear His Voice. The ego’s opposition to God is opposition to freedom. It is a jailer, committed to denying Love’ presence and the Home God created for His Son.

When we listen to the ego, we walk a path of fear and guilt, weakness and sickness, even unto death. We need not walk this path. When we choose the Voice for God, we walk a path to happiness and peace. We walk in Love and innocence, which we share with every brother. Temptations to perceive separation are forgiven with the Holy Spirit’s help. We become messengers of Love to the world and bring every brother with us Home to Love.

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Accepting the Vision of Love

⁴One illusion cherished and defended against the truth makes all truth meaningless, and all illusions real. ⁵Such is the power of belief.

There is no part of Heaven you can take and weave into illusions. ²Nor is there one illusion you can enter Heaven with. ³A savior cannot be a judge, nor mercy [be] condemnation. ⁴And vision cannot damn, but only bless.

Behold the great projection, but look on it with the decision that it must be healed, and not with fear. ²Nothing you made has any power over you unless you still would be apart from your Creator, and with a will opposed to His. ³For only if you would believe His Son could be His enemy does it seem possible that what you made is [your enemy]. ⁴You would condemn [God’s] joy to misery, and make Him different. ⁵And all the misery you made has been your own. ⁶Are you not glad to learn it is not true? ⁷Is it not welcome news to hear not one of the illusions that you made replaced the truth?

All you need do to dwell in quiet here with Christ is share His vision. ²Quickly and gladly is His vision given anyone who is but willing to see his brother sinless. (A Course in Miracles, T-22.II.4:4-5;8:1-4;10;13:1-2. See also ACIM Text Made Simple.)

Christ’s vision disregards the past, for it is not real. This vision is based solely on the present and sees all things from this perspective. Only Love is real so only Love is in the present. As we accept Christ’s vision, all perception is interpreted based on the recognition that only Love is real. Every brother is seen as only Love and therefore innocent.

To accept Christ is to accept the vision of Love. It means that we accept our true Self as God created It. We give up our attention to the ego, which tries to cover the presence of Love with illusions of separation and specialness. It tries to cover the misery and guilt it brings with appealing images that sparkle with a false façade hiding the darkness that comes when the Light of Love is denied.

Today we accept the Holy Spirit’s help to let Christ’s vision replace the ego’s denial of Love. God’s joy is welcomed and we rest in His peace.

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The Happy Practice to Be Free to Love

It is God’s strength in you that is the light in which you see, as it is His Mind with which you think. ²His strength denies your weakness. ³It is your weakness that sees through the body’s eyes, peering about in darkness to behold the likeness of itself;

Strength overlooks these things by seeing past appearances.

³Truth is a savior and can only will for happiness and peace for everyone. ⁴It gives its strength to everyone who asks, in limitless supply. ⁵It sees that lack in anyone would be a lack in all. ⁶And so it gives its light that all may see and benefit as one. ⁷Its strength is shared, that it may bring to all the miracle in which they will unite in purpose and forgiveness and in love.

Weakness, which looks in darkness, cannot see a purpose in forgiveness and in love. ²It sees all others different from itself, and nothing in the world that it would share.

The light of strength is constant, sure as love, forever glad to give itself away, because it cannot give but to itself.

…the peace of God is where your Self, His Son, is waiting now to meet Itself again, and be as one. (A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 92, W-92.3:1-3;4:1;5:3–6:2;8:1;9:3. See also ACIM Lesson 92 Insights.)

Truth sets us free from the tyranny of the ego’s lies about what we are. The ego is the belief in isolation and limitation. God placed no limits on His Creation. And He kept His Creation eternally one with Himself. This is the truth that saves us from the ego.

We have been so completely duped to believe the ego’s lies that we need help from beyond the ego to be freed. We already have It. We just need to be diligent in our practice to let the Holy Spirit’s true perception replace the misperceptions the ego offers. We need to fire the ego as our interpreter of all appearances in the world.

We hire the Holy Spirit instead by practicing asking Him of everything, “What is this for? How would you have me see this?” He offers only the Truth. As we accept His help, we awaken to the Self that is our true Identity. Today is another day of happy practice on our journey to freedom.

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The Key to Finding Peace of Mind

You are my goal, my Father. Only You.

Where would I go but Heaven? ²What could be a substitute for happiness? ³What gift could I prefer before the peace of God? ⁴What treasure would I seek and find and keep that can compare with my Identity? ⁵And would I rather live with fear than love?

You are my goal, my Father. ²What but You could I desire to have? ³What way but that which leads to You could I desire to walk? ⁴And what except the memory of You could signify to me the end of dreams and futile substitutions for the truth? ⁵You are my only goal. ⁶Your Son would be as You created him. ⁷What way but this could I expect to recognize my Self, and be at one with my Identity? (A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 287, W-287. See also ACIM Lesson 287 Insights.)

The goal of A Course in Miracles is to teach us how to find peace. Everyone in this world wants peace. Yet part of us is afraid to find it. It’s the part of our mind we call the ego. The ego perceives peace as a threat. Because once we find it, we will disown the ego and its thought system of separation, fear and guilt.

When we put the ego in charge of our mind, we seek peace where it cannot be found. We seek conflict because the ego teaches that if we can overcome an adversary, we will find peace. But the very idea that adversaries exist that needs to be recognized as a mistake. They cannot exist in the oneness of Heaven in which we belong.

We can find peace if we put our direction in the hands of the Holy Spirit. He will help us see that every brother shares our Identity in God. His guidance shows us the Love of our brother so we can see the Love we are. Together with him in Love, we walk the path of return to our Father. We remember Heaven is our Home.

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