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We Are Endowed with God’s Love

Today’s idea [I am spirit] identifies you with your one Self. ²It accepts no split identity, nor tries to weave opposing factors into unity. ³It simply states the truth. ⁴Practice this truth today as often as you can, for it will bring your mind from conflict to the quiet fields of peace.

²You are the spirit lovingly endowed with all your Father’s Love and peace and joy. ³You are the spirit which completes Himself, and shares His function as Creator. ⁴He is with you always, as you are with Him.

³He will offer all His strength to every little effort that you make. ⁴Give Him the minutes which He needs today, to help you understand with Him you are the spirit that abides in Him, and that calls through His Voice to every living thing; offers His sight to everyone who asks; replaces error with the simple truth.

²Spirit am I, a holy Son of God, free of all limits, safe and healed and whole, free to forgive, and free to save the world.

⁵The Holy Spirit gives you peace today. ⁶Receive His words, and offer them to Him. (A Course in Miracles, W-97.1:1-4;2:2-4;4:3-4;7:2;8:5-6. See also ACIM Lesson 97 Insights.)

Today let us accept our endowment. We have been given all of God’s peace, joy and Love. We accept our endowment by extending it to all. By this acceptance, we bring blessing to the world. We see the truth in our brothers, and overlook the appearances in the world that are not true.

This is our sole purpose in this world. It is the way we remember that we are at Home in Heaven now.

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How to Have a Happy Day

The Holy Spirit, ever practical in His wisdom, accepts your dreams and uses them as means for waking. ²You would have used them to remain asleep. ³I said before that the first change, before dreams disappear, is that your dreams of fear are changed to happy dreams. ⁴That is what the Holy Spirit does in the special relationship. ⁵He does not destroy it, nor snatch it away from you. ⁶But He does use it differently, as a help to make His purpose real to you. ⁷The special relationship will remain, not as a source of pain and guilt, but as a source of joy and freedom. ⁸It will not be for you alone, for therein lay its misery. ⁹As its unholiness kept it a thing apart, its holiness will become an offering to everyone.

Your special relationship will be a means for undoing guilt in everyone blessed through your holy relationship. ²It will be a happy dream, and one which you will share with all who come within your sight. (A Course in Miracles, T-18.II.6:1–7:2. See also ACIM Text Made Simple.)

Our dreams become happier as we let go of our judgments. Every judgment denies the Love that is the source of all joy. Today we can choose to let Love shine Its Light on all that we perceive. It will dispel the dark thoughts of separation, fear and guilt. It will reveal the Love that is present everywhere. The Love we are will joyfully join with the Love that is everywhere. We will remember that we are Love and nothing else. With this choice, we will have a happy day.

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Choosing the Guide to Truth

⁶Pursuit of the imagined leads to death because it is the search for nothingness, and while you seek for life you ask for death. ⁷You look for safety and security, while in your heart you pray for danger and protection for the little dream you made.

Yet searching is inevitable here. ²For this you came, and you will surely do the thing you came for. ³But the world can not dictate the goal for which you search, unless you give it power to do so.

Be glad that search you must. ²Be glad as well to learn you search for Heaven, and must find the goal you really want. ³No one can fail to want this goal and reach it in the end.

No one remains in hell, for no one can abandon his Creator, nor affect His perfect, timeless and unchanging Love. ²You will find Heaven. ³Everything you seek but this will fall away. ⁴Yet not because it has been taken from you. ⁵It will go because you do not want it. ⁶You will reach the goal you really want as certainly as God created you in sinlessness. (A Course in Miracles, W-131.2:6–3:3;4:1-3;5. See also ACIM Lesson 131 Insights.)

If we follow the ego’s directions, we are set on meaningless pursuits. The best the ego can offer is temporary illusions that will not last because they are not real. We may experience temporary satisfaction, but the ego will soon send us on another search to keep us preoccupied so we do not question its guidance.

But we can follow another Guide. The Holy Spirit is in our mind ready to lead us to the eternal truth. As we follow His guidance, we will remember our unbroken connection with our Creator. We will remember the Love that unifies us with our Father and every brother. This is the search we will inevitably choose because it is the only one that satisfies.

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Seeing the Blessings Every Brother Offers

There is no end to all the peace and joy, and all the miracles that I will give, when I accept God’s Word. Why not today?

Why should I wait, my Father, for the joy You promised me? ²For You will keep Your Word You gave Your Son in exile. ³I am sure my treasure waits for me, and I need but reach out my hand to find it. ⁴Even now my fingers touch it. ⁵It is very close. ⁶I need not wait an instant more to be at peace forever. ⁷It is You I choose, and my Identity along with You. ⁸Your Son would be Himself, and know You as his Father and Creator, and his Love. (A Course in Miracles, W-355. See also ACIM Lesson 355 Insights.)

God’s peace and joy are already in us. We only need to take down the wall we have built that hides it from our awareness. This is what forgiveness does.

We dedicate today to letting the Holy Spirit judge all things on our behalf. He will show the reality of Love’s oneness beyond the illusions of differences we see in the world. We will see the blessings every brother offers us as we forgive the past and see him as he is in the present moment.

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Letting Love Extend from Within

My holiness blesses the world.

This idea contains the first glimmerings of your true function in the world, or why you are here. ²Your purpose is to see the world through your own holiness. ³Thus are you and the world blessed together. ⁴No one loses; nothing is taken away from anyone; everyone gains through your holy vision. ⁵It signifies the end of sacrifice because it offers everyone his full due. ⁶And he is entitled to everything because it is his birthright as a Son of God.

Yet is his wholeness restored to his awareness through your vision. ⁶Your holiness blesses him by asking nothing of him. ⁷Those who see themselves as whole make no demands.

Your holiness is the salvation of the world. ²It lets you teach the world that it is one with you, not by preaching to it, not by telling it anything, but merely by your quiet recognition that in your holiness are all things blessed along with you.

…close your eyes and apply the idea to any person who occurs to you, using his name and saying:

⁶My holiness blesses you, [name].

³It is essential to use the idea if anyone seems to cause an adverse reaction in you. ⁴Offer him the blessing of your holiness immediately, that you may learn to keep it in your own awareness. (A Course in Miracles, W-37.1;2:5–3:2;4:5-6;6:3-4. See also ACIM Lesson 37 Insights.)

If we are not experiencing happiness and peace of mind, we are not allowing the Love we are to bless the world. It is a sign it is time to pause and welcome Love into our mind; ask Love’s vision to show us the real world of Love in which we live. As we accept the Love we are, we see a world blessed by Love’s holiness and we remember our own holiness as God’s Son.

Today we practice letting Love be expressed through us in the world.

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Remembering Our Home in Love

²Reality 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.

²I 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.)

The ego would be lost without the past. It uses the past to give meaning to its perceptions of illusions that seem to be in the present. While we identify with the ego, our focus on the past makes the present unknown to us.

The limitless joy and peace of the present are unknown to us as long as we bring past thoughts with us. This is why forgiveness is our function in this world. Forgiveness dismisses thoughts of the past, allowing the Light of the present moment to dawn upon our mind. The ego’s house is closed off from Reality. Its doors and shutters are closed to protect itself from the Love it perceives as enemy.

The oneness of Love and the divisiveness of the ego cannot coexist. As Light dispels darkness, Love dispels the fear-based thoughts of the ego. Today we welcome present Love into our mind. In the joyous present, we join with the truth in every brother and remember our real Home in God.

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Recognizing That We Live in Love

³Nothing in madness is dependable. ⁴It holds out no safety and no hope. ⁵But such a world is not real. ⁶I have given it the illusion of reality, and have suffered from my belief in it. ⁷Now I choose to withdraw this belief, and place my trust in reality. ⁸In choosing this, I will escape all the effects of the world of fear, because I am acknowledging that it does not exist.”

²How can a meaningless world exist if God did not create it? ³He is the Source of all meaning, and everything that is real is in His Mind. ⁴It is in my mind too, because He created it with me. ⁵Why should I continue to suffer from the effects of my own insane thoughts, when the perfection of creation is my home? ⁶Let me remember the power of my decision, and recognize where I really abide. (A Course in Miracles, W-53.3:3-8;4:2-6. See also ACIM Lesson 53 Insights.)

Our Home is perfect Love. Happiness and peace are our natural condition. Anything that seems to disturb this condition must be an hallucination. We can let illusions go as we learn to rely on the Holy Spirit’s vision. It shows us the reality of Love everywhere. As we accept It, the illusions that have disturbed our peace of mind fade into the nothingness from which they came.

Today we affirm that we rest in the Love of God. We are grateful that we have an inner Teacher to lead us to the full recognition that this is so.

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