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Remembering the Peace Within

Light and joy and peace abide in me.

²I am the home of light and joy and peace. ³I welcome them into the home I share with God, because I am a part of Him.

I am as God created me.

²I will remain forever as I was, created by the Changeless like Himself. ³And I am one with Him, and He with me. (A Course in Miracles, W-112.1–2. See also ACIM Lesson 112 Insights.)

When we believe the dream in which we are a body is real, it does not seem that light and joy and peace abide in us. Our belief in the dream stands as a barrier against experiencing our Reality.

But when we accept that we are as God created us, we see a different world. We do not give creedance to the body and what it seems to see. Our true Self sees only with the eyes of Love. These eyes are not physical. They are the eyes of Christ, which sees only the Reality of Love. This is the Light in which we see truly.

Today we are called to forgive the wish that made the dream of separation. With the Holy Spirit’s help, we can remember we are the Self God created forever one with Himself. We are thankful that we have His help to awaken from the dream and remember we are forever one with our Creator.

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Letting the Light of Love Shine Brighter

I feel the Love of God within me now.

There is a light in you the world can not perceive. ²And with its eyes you will not see this light, for you are blinded by the world. ³Yet you have eyes to see it. ⁴It is there for you to look upon. ⁵It was not placed in you to be kept hidden from your sight. ⁶This light is a reflection of the thought we practice now. ⁷To feel the Love of God within you is to see the world anew, shining in innocence, alive with hope, and blessed with perfect charity and love.

Who could feel fear in such a world as this? ²It welcomes you, rejoices that you came, and sings your praises as it keeps you safe from every form of danger and of pain. ³It offers you a warm and gentle home in which to stay a while. ⁴It blesses you throughout the day, and watches through the night as silent guardian of your holy sleep. ⁵It sees salvation in you, and protects the light in you, in which it sees its own.

⁵If you feel the Love of God within you, you will look out on a world of mercy and of love. (A Course in Miracles, W-189.1:1–2:5;5:5. See also ACIM Lesson 189 Insights.)

Only our wish for specialness keeps us from seeing the presence of Love in everyone, everywhere. This wish for specialness appears as bodies and myriad forms. It brings with it the ideas of time and space which reinforce the perception of separation that is required to make specialness seem real.

This is what we must forgive, with the Holy Spirit’s help. His vision looks past form, for it does not give form reality. It sees only Love.

As we practice choosing Christ’s vision, the Light of Love shines brighter in our world. Our unity with every brother becomes more clear. Forgiveness welcomes Love and appearances that cause fear diminish. We feel the Love of God within. Joy replaces sadness. Gratitude fills our heart, for we remember we dwell in Love.

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Remembering God’s Love Is Ours

If you are trusting in your own strength, you have every reason to be apprehensive, anxious and fearful. ²What can you predict or control? ³What is there in you that can be counted on? ⁴What would give you the ability to be aware of all the facets of any problem, and to resolve them in such a way that only good can come of it? ⁵What is there in you that gives you the recognition of the right solution, and the guarantee that it will be accomplished?

Of yourself you can do none of these things.

God is your safety in every circumstance. ²His Voice speaks for Him in all situations and in every aspect of all situations, telling you exactly what to do to call upon His strength and His protection.

…reach down into your mind to a place of real safety. ²You will recognize that you have reached it if you feel a sense of deep peace, however briefly. …There is a place in you where there is perfect peace. ⁵There is a place in you where nothing is impossible. ⁶There is a place in you where the strength of God abides.

³Remember that peace is your right, because you are giving your trust to the strength of God. (A Course in Miracles, W-47.1:1–2:1;3:1-2;7:1-2,4-6;8:3. See also ACIM Lesson 47 Insights.)

The Course tells us repeatedly that God is always with us. We are never alone. He has given His Son all His attributes. He goes with us wherever we go.

These thoughts are repeated so often because we have believed the opposite. We have taught ourselves to believe in the ego’s lies. But we have another Teacher, given us by God, Whose lesson is that God’s strength is ours. He sees every moment of every day as opportunities to teach this lesson.

We will learn His lesson if we do not let our mind wander. Every moment in which we feel any level of distress or unhappiness is a reminder to accept the Holy Spirit’s lesson. We are not alone. We are safe. We are loved. We are whole and complete, at Home in God.

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Remembering Our Strength Is in Love

There is nothing to fear.

The idea for today simply states a fact. ²It is not a fact to those who believe in illusions, but illusions are not facts. ³In truth there is nothing to fear. ⁴It is very easy to recognize this. ⁵But it is very difficult to recognize it for those who want illusions to be true.

The presence of fear is a sure sign that you are trusting in your own strength. ²The awareness that there is nothing to fear shows that somewhere in your mind, though not necessarily in a place you recognize as yet, you have remembered God, and let His strength take the place of your weakness. ³The instant you are willing to do this there is indeed nothing to fear. (A Course in Miracles, W-48.1:1-5;3:1-3. See also ACIM Lesson 48 Insights.)

The ego is a thought that denies Reality. It is nothing more than an illusion. It has no strength of its own because it has denied the Source of all strength. The ego’s presence in our mind depends only on our belief and allegiance to it.

Our fear always comes from believing an appearance is real. Yet all appearances are illusions made by the ego. The Reality of Love has no form and cannot have an appearance. The Light of Love dispels all appearances and reveals our oneness with our Creator. This fact revealed makes it clear that we have nothing to fear.

God’s strength is ours. There is nothing real that opposes it. When illusions are dispelled, we are certain of our invulnerability. We rest in God. Today we ask for Christ’s vision to help us see past illusions to Love’s presence.

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The Only Meaningful Use of Time

Reality is never frightening. ³It is impossible that it could upset me. ⁴Reality brings only perfect peace. ⁵When I am upset, it is always because I have replaced reality with illusions I made up. ⁶The illusions are upsetting because I have given them reality, and thus regard reality as an illusion. ⁷Nothing in God’s creation is affected in any way by this confusion of mine. ⁸I am always upset by nothing.

I see only my own thoughts, and my mind is preoccupied with the past. ³What, then, can I see as it is? ⁴Let me remember that I look on the past to prevent the present from dawning on my mind. ⁵Let me understand that I am trying to use time against God. ⁶Let me learn to give the past away, realizing that in so doing I am giving up nothing. (A Course in Miracles, W-52.1:2-8;3:2-6. See also ACIM Lesson 52 Insights.)

Time is a measure of change. But Love is eternal and changeless. There is no need to measure time when there is no change. Our true Self is Love and nothing else. Being an extension of Love, forever one with It, our true Self is changeless and eternal.

In every now moment, we have the option to let go of the past we have carried in our split mind and welcome changeless Love. We let go of the false image and accept the timelessness of our true Self. This is what forgiveness does. It is the only meaningful use of time in the dream. It leads to awakening to the truth that we are changeless Love, along with every brother.

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The Tranquility of Changeless Love

The stillness of the peace of God is mine.

Perhaps we are now ready for a day of undisturbed tranquility. ²If this is not yet feasible, we are content and even more than satisfied to learn how such a day can be achieved. ³If we give way to a disturbance, let us learn how to dismiss it and return to peace. ⁴We need but tell our minds, with certainty, “The stillness of the peace of God is mine,” and nothing can intrude upon the peace that God Himself has given to His Son.

Father, Your peace is mine. ²What need have I to fear that anything can rob me of what You would have me keep? ³I cannot lose Your gifts to me. ⁴And so the peace You gave Your Son is with me still, in quietness and in my own eternal love for You. (A Course in Miracles, W-273. See also ACIM Lesson 273 Insights.)

Even though our schedule for today may be filled with many busy doings, we can still have a day of peaceful tranquility. It’s not what seems to happen in the world, it’s how we perceive it. If we use Christ’s vision from our peaceful center within, we will perceive every moment as an opportunity to extend Love. Love brings peace with it. It sees no adversaries or conflict; only itself reflected back to it.

Christ’s vision comes when we forgive the wish for specialness and differences. With forgiveness, the presence of Love everywhere is recognized. We see that we dwell in Love along with all our brothers. Our days become joyous and peaceful. Nothing can disturb the tranquility of changeless Love. And we give thanks.

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How to Find the Love We Seek

Father, I will but to remember You.

What can I seek for, Father, but Your Love? ²Perhaps I think I seek for something else; a something I have called by many names. ³Yet is Your Love the only thing I seek, or ever sought. ⁴For there is nothing else that I could ever really want to find. ⁵Let me remember You. ⁶What else could I desire but the truth about myself?

This is your will, my brother. ²And you share this will with me, and with the One as well Who is our Father. ³To remember Him is Heaven. ⁴This we seek. ⁵And only this is what it will be given us to find. (A Course in Miracles, W-231. See also ACIM Lesson 231 Insights.)

The ego does not want God’s Love. In fact, if God’s Love were to be accepted, the ego would no longer seem to exist. As long as we give our allegiance to the ego, we will feel a need to search for Love. But the ego will always direct us to look where it cannot be found. The best it can offer is a form of specialness that does not satisfy our longing to remember our Source, to remember Love.

That inner yearning for Love comes from our will to remember our Creator. Our heart’s desire is to awaken to the Love we are. We want to see the Love that is the truth in every brother. We want to remember we are Love. The only thing that interferes with this certainty is the wish for specialness.

It is time to forgive this mistaken wish. It appears in many forms. We need to forgive the images of separation we perceive in the world. They are not real. They represent our denial of the Love we are. As we let Christ’s vision be our Guide, we see the truth of eternal Love everywhere and in everything. This is how we remember God and our Self.

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