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Becoming a Messenger of Peace

Grace is acceptance of the Love of God within a world of seeming hate and fear. ²By grace alone the hate and fear are gone, for grace presents a state so opposite to everything the world contains, that those whose minds are lighted by the gift of grace can not believe the world of fear is real.

Oneness is simply the idea God is. ²And in His Being, He encompasses all things. ³No mind holds anything but Him. ⁴We say “God is,” and then we cease to speak, for in that knowledge words are meaningless. ⁵There are no lips to speak them, and no part of mind sufficiently distinct to feel that it is now aware of something not itself. ⁶It has united with its Source. ⁷And like its Source Itself, it merely is.

³What is the face of Christ but his who went a moment into timelessness, and brought a clear reflection of the unity he felt an instant back to bless the world?

Be grateful to return, as you were glad to go an instant, and accept the gifts that grace provided you. ²You carry them back to yourself. (A Course in Miracles, W-169.2:1-2;5;13:3;14:1-2. See also ACIM Lesson 169 Insights.)

Everyone in this world seeks for peace in some way. If they seek for it in the world, they seek by inappropriate means. Peace cannot be found where oneness is denied.

Our search for peace comes from the longing of our true Self to return to Its natural state, at one with all in the Love of God. Only in Love’s oneness can true peace be found. We will awaken to this recognition through forgiving the wish for specialness that makes the world we seem to live in. The wish for specialness appears in many forms, but they only represent that wish.

We call upon the Holy Spirit today to help us recognize the manifestations of the wish for specialness and forgive them.  We would be messengers of peace to bring healing to the world. Thus we awaken to the Will we share with God. We remember Love.

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Accepting the Guidance That Leads Us Home

Anger must come from judgment.
Judgment is the weapon I would use against myself,
to keep the miracle away from me.

Father, I want what goes against my will, and do not want what is my will to have. ²Straighten my mind, my Father. ³It is sick. ⁴But You have offered freedom, and I choose to claim Your gift today. ⁵And so I give all judgment to the One You gave to me to judge for me. ⁶He sees what I behold, and yet He knows the truth. ⁷He looks on pain, and yet He understands it is not real, and in His understanding it is healed. ⁸He gives the miracles my dreams would hide from my awareness. ⁹Let Him judge today. ¹⁰I do not know my will, but He is sure it is Your Own. ¹¹And He will speak for me, and call Your miracles to come to me.

Listen today. ²Be very still, and hear the gentle Voice for God assuring you that He has judged you as the Son He loves. (A Course in Miracles, W-347. See also ACIM Lesson 347 Insights.)

When traveling in an unknown territory, we need to call upon a guide to lead us to our destination. By identifying with the ego, we have put ourselves in a territory that cannot be known because it is not real. Yet our misidentification has distorted our world so that we cannot find our way Home without a Guide Who knows the way.

That Guide knows where we think we are while remembering our true Home for us. He is in the unique position to accurately judge what we perceive on our behalf. His judgment is very simple: It is either real or unreal. Because He can see what we believe is unreal, He can help us with terms we understand.

Today we choose His guidance by letting Him judge all things on our behalf. We acknowledge that we do not know the way. In gratitude we accept His help, knowing He will lead us to only what brings us awareness of the truth. With His help, our mind is healed and we remember only Love is real.

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Recognizing the Light of Love Everywhere

God is the light in which I see.

In order to see, you must recognize that light is within, not without. ²You do not see outside yourself, nor is the equipment for seeing outside you. ³An essential part of this equipment is the light that makes seeing possible. ⁴It is with you always, making vision possible in every circumstance.

…leave behind everything that you now believe, and all the thoughts that you have made up. ⁵Properly speaking, this is the release from hell. ⁶Yet perceived through the ego’s eyes, it is loss of identity and a descent into hell.

If you can stand aside from the ego by ever so little, you will have no difficulty in recognizing that its opposition and its fears are meaningless.

…what is needful is a sense of the importance of what you are doing; its inestimable value to you, and an awareness that you are attempting something very holy. ²Salvation is your happiest accomplishment. ³It is also the only one that has any meaning, because it is the only one that has any real use to you at all.

²Try to think of light, formless and without limit, as you pass by the thoughts of this world. ³And do not forget that they cannot hold you to the world unless you give them the power to do so. (A Course in Miracles, W-44.2;5:4–6:1;8;10:2-3. See also ACIM Lesson 44 Insights.)

The Light of Love is within us. It is our very being, all that we are. This Light is God’s Light, given us in our creation. It is all that we are. Nothing else exists.

But we seem to exist in a world of darkness, where Love is unknown. Though we have blotted the Light from our awareness, it remains tranquil and untouched by the barriers that we have erected to avoid Its presence. The effect of these barriers is a dream of loneliness, isolation and lack of Love.

If we are willing to call upon this Light within and let It shine forth, it will awaken us to the happiness of our Home in Heaven. Today we ask the Holy Spirit, God’s Voice, to help us set aside the mistaken values of the world which hide the Light. We want to awaken to Love. We want to see the Light everywhere, for so It is.

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Finding Our Completion in God’s Love

Miracles mirror God’s eternal Love.
To offer them is to remember Him, and
through His memory to save the world.

What we forgive becomes a part of us, as we perceive ourselves. ²The Son of God incorporates all things within himself as You created him. ³Your memory depends on his forgiveness. ⁴What he is, is unaffected by his thoughts. ⁵But what he looks upon is their direct result. ⁶Therefore, my Father, I would turn to You. ⁷Only Your memory will set me free. ⁸And only my forgiveness teaches me to let Your memory return to me, and give it to the world in thankfulness.

And as we gather miracles from Him, we will indeed be grateful. ²For as we remember Him, His Son will be restored to us in the reality of Love. (W-350)

What we judge separates us. What we forgive unites us in the oneness of Love. Judgment denies our true Self and makes an illusion of a self as a substitute identity. As long as we identify with this substitute, we cannot be truly happy. We feel lacking of Love and search to find It.

By the grace of God, we have the means to release this false identity and return to the Self that is God’s Son. Through forgiveness we remember we are whole and complete, loved and loving, sharing in the glory of our Creator. We know we are safe. Our joy is complete as we extend the Love we accept from our Creator. In this awareness, we bring salvation to the world.

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Joining the Circle of Love

I am not asked to make a sacrifice to find the mercy and the peace of God.

The end of suffering can not be loss. ²The gift of everything can be but gain. ³You only give. ⁴You never take away. ⁵And You created me to be like You, so sacrifice becomes impossible for me as well as You. ⁶I, too, must give. ⁷And so all things are given unto me forever and forever. ⁸As I was created I remain. ⁹Your Son can make no sacrifice, for he must be complete, having the function of completing You. ¹⁰I am complete because I am Your Son. ¹¹I cannot lose, for I can only give, and everything is mine eternally.

The mercy and the peace of God are free. ²Salvation has no cost. ³It is a gift that must be freely given and received. ⁴And it is this that we would learn today. (A Course in Miracles, W-343. See also ACIM Lesson 343 Insights.)

The ego is the belief in sacrifice. With the wish for specialness comes the idea that it is possible to have more and others have less. Forgiveness clears this judgment and accepts the Love God has given His Son.

To fulfill our function we must both accept and extend Love. By our extension of Love we complete our Creator. Today we ask the Holy Spirit to help us release our judgments and see the presence of Love everywhere. We ask His help when there is an appearance of lack of Love to answer with Love. This is how we will know that we are Love and join in the eternal circle of Love.

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We Choose Love to Forgive Our Judgements

God is the Love in which I forgive.

³Forgiveness is the great need of this world, but that is because it is a world of illusions. ⁴Those who forgive are thus releasing themselves from illusions, while those who withhold forgiveness are binding themselves to them. ⁵As you condemn only yourself, so do you forgive only yourself.

“Yet although God does not forgive, His Love is nevertheless the basis of forgiveness. ²Fear condemns and love forgives. ³Forgiveness thus undoes what fear has produced, returning the mind to the awareness of God. ⁴For this reason, forgiveness can truly be called salvation. ⁵It is the means by which illusions disappear.”

⁴God is the Love in which I forgive you, [name].

³God is the Love in which I forgive myself.

⁵God is the Love with which I love myself.
⁶God is the Love in which I am blessed.

³I cannot be guilty because I am a Son of God.
⁴I have already been forgiven.
⁵No fear is possible in a mind beloved of God.
⁶There is no need to attack because love has forgiven me.
(A Course in Miracles, W-46.1:3–2:5;4:4;5:3,5-6;6:3-6. See also ACIM Lesson 46 Insights.)

Judgment is an attack on the innocence of God’s Love. His Love never changes. It is all inclusive. All of His Creation is held in His Love. Nothing else exists.

When we accept God’s Love as ours, we know that we have always been forgiven because Love sees only Itself. In the dream of this world, we have accepted a substitute for God’s Love. This substitute is held in place by judgment.

This is why forgiveness is needed to release the dream of fear and guilt. When we accept the Love we are, we no longer need to attack with judgment to divide the world into separate parts. We have been forgiven. Judgment has no place in our reality of Love.

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Remembering God’s Gift of His Love

Today the peace of God envelops me, and I forget all things except His Love.

Father, I wake today with miracles correcting my perception of all things. ²And so begins the day I share with You as I will share eternity, for time has stepped aside today. ³I do not seek the things of time, and so I will not look upon them. ⁴What I seek today transcends all laws of time and things perceived in time. ⁵I would forget all things except Your Love. ⁶I would abide in You, and know no laws except Your law of love. ⁷And I would find the peace which You created for Your Son, forgetting all the foolish toys I made as I behold Your glory and my own.

And when the evening comes today, we will remember nothing but the peace of God. ²For we will learn today what peace is ours, when we forget all things except God’s Love. (A Course in Miracles, W-346. See also ACIM Lesson 346 Insights.)

Healthy forgetting makes way for healing remembering. We need to forget our wish for specialness and separation. We need to forget the value we place on things in this world. The only real value is God’s gift of all His Love. This gift brings peace and joy with It.

Today we are grateful for the happy forgetting that comes with true forgiveness. We remember that we live and have our being in the Love of God. It is our eternal Home. We live in joy and peace. His Love not only surrounds us, It is in us. It is our true Identity. Today we happily forget all values in the world to remember Love.

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