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Sharing Our Inheritance of God’s Love

God, being Love, is also happiness.

Let me remember love is happiness, and nothing else brings joy. And so I choose to entertain no substitutes for love.

I seek but what belongs to me in truth.

Love is my heritage, and with it joy. These are the gifts my Father gave to me. I would accept all that is mine in truth. (A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 117, W-pI.117. See also ACIM Lesson 117 Insights.)

This world is the outward picture of the ego’s rejection of God’s Love and joy. We do not have to accept the ego’s version of reality. It is not true.

Today we pay attention to our state of mind. Are we at peace? Are we happy? Do we feel the Love of God in our hearts and see It in our brothers? If the answer to any of these questions is no or not completely, then we are still hanging on to the ego’s rejection of God’s Love.

And so we say: Holy Spirit, I give my thoughts and beliefs to you. Help me see past the ego’s substitutes for Love. Help me see with Your vision the eternal presence of God’s Love and joy everywhere. I am willing to accept my inheritance from my Father and share It with all my brothers, who are one with me.

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Accepting Love’s Protection

Father, Your Son is perfect. When I think that I am hurt in any way, it is because I have forgotten who I am, and that I am as You created me. Your Thoughts can only bring me happiness. If ever I am sad or hurt or ill, I have forgotten what You think, and put my little meaningless ideas in place of where Your Thoughts belong, and where they are. I can be hurt by nothing but my thoughts. The Thoughts I think with You can only bless. The Thoughts I think with You alone are true.

I will not hurt myself today. For I am far beyond all pain. My Father placed me safe in Heaven, watching over me. And I would not attack the Son He loves, for what He loves is also mine to love. (A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 281, W-pII.281. See also ACIM Lesson 281 Insights.)

We seem to be in a world of hurt. But it is only a false image of our self that seems to be capable of being hurt. This little separate self is a construct of the ego thought system of separation. It could never be real in truth. But our belief in this little self’s reality makes harm, even to the point of death, seem real. All this comes from denial of the Love God wills us to have and be.

It is time to welcome God’s Love in our mind and heart. God’s Love is His eternal gift to His Son, our true Self. He has not withdrawn His gift. His Love is changeless. It cannot be hurt or changed in any way. This changelessness guarantees our perfect protection from harm, for we share God’s invulnerability.

Today we choose to perceive the world with Christ’s vision, seeing the innocence and harmlessness of Love everywhere. With this practice we accept the Self God created as His Son in place of the false image of a little, separated self. In gratitude we accept the gift of God’s Love.

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Accepting Christ’s Vision of Love

What but Christ’s vision would I use today, when it can offer me a day in which I see a world so like to Heaven that an ancient memory returns to me? Today I can forget the world I made. Today I can go past all fear, and be restored to love and holiness and peace. Today I am redeemed, and born anew into a world of mercy and of care; of loving kindness and the peace of God.

And so, our Father, we return to You, remembering we never went away; remembering Your holy gifts to us. In gratitude and thankfulness we come, with empty hands and open hearts and minds, asking but what You give. We cannot make an offering [illusion] sufficient for Your Son. But in Your Love the gift of Christ is his. (A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 306, W-pII.306. See also ACIM Lesson 306 Insights.)

When we follow the ego’s dictates we deny the presence of Love, which is all around us. We perceive instead a world of conflict, lack of Love, fear and guilt. Through all of this our heart calls for the Love of our true Self.

The ego interprets this call as a need to search for acceptance, status and value through acquiring things in the world. It is a decoy to divert our attention from seeking where Love is because the ego does not know what Love is or where to find It.

To heal the misperceptions offered by the ego, we have been given the vision of Christ. We open our mind to this vision when we choose to question our perceptions and ask for help from our inner Teacher to see truly. This vision comes from our true Self. The Holy Spirit is the bridge between the changeless Love of our Self and the self that perceives the ego’s made-up world.

Today we open our mind and heart to receive Christ’s vision, for we would remember our Home in God’s Love. With this vision, we bring healing to the world.

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We Are Loved Eternally

On my decision all salvation rests.

Father, Your trust in me has been so great, I must be worthy. You created me, and know me as I am. And yet You placed Your Son’s salvation in my hands, and let it rest on my decision. I must be beloved of You indeed. And I must be steadfast in holiness as well, that You would give Your Son to me in certainty that he is safe Who still is part of You, and yet is mine, because He is my Self.

And so, again today, we pause to think how much our Father loves us. And how dear His Son, created by His Love, remains to Him Whose Love is made complete in him. (A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 238, W-pII.238. See also ACIM Lesson 238 Insights.)

The world we experience as a body reflects our decision to believe in a false identity which denies our birthright as God’s Son. We reverse this decision to deny God’s Love by choosing to accept our true Identity as Love. With this decision, we save ourselves from the hell of believing that we are separate from God in a loveless world. We accept the loving Self that is God’s one Son.

This Self sees no world of separation, no bodies, no forms of any kind. It knows only the oneness of God’s changeless Love, perfectly safe at Home in Heaven. This singular decision seems like many in the ego’s world because the decision for separation is reflected as many forms in the ego’s projected world.

As we let the Holy Spirit guide our perceptions of the world, we learn to recognize they are not true. We learn to see past our misperceptions to the eternal presence of Love. By this forgiveness process we release the world from what we believed it was and take another step toward salvation of the projected world. This practice is the only meaningful use of time in the world. It is the way we reclaim our birthright as God’s Son and awaken to the reality that God’s gift of Love remains the truth of What we are.

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Do I Want the Peace of Heaven?

What can it be but arrogance to think your little errors cannot be undone by Heaven’s justice? And what could this mean except that they are sins and not mistakes, forever uncorrectable, and to be met with vengeance, not with justice? Are you willing to be released from all effects of sin [belief in separation]? You cannot answer this until you see all that the answer must entail. For if you answer “yes” it means you will forego all values of this world in favor of the peace of Heaven. Not one sin would you retain. And not one doubt that this is possible will you hold dear that sin be kept in place. You mean that truth has greater value now than all illusions. And you recognize that truth must be revealed to you, because you know not what it is.

The sight of innocence makes punishment impossible, and justice sure. The Holy Spirit’s perception leaves no ground for an attack. Only a loss could justify attack, and loss of any kind He cannot see. …only justice can set up a state in which there is no loser; no one left unfairly treated and deprived, and thus with grounds for vengeance.

What is God’s belongs to everyone, and is his due. (A Course in Miracles, T-25.IX.1;4:1-3,6;10:10. See also ACIM Text Made Simple.)

God’s gift of His Love is just because He gives His Love equally to all eternally. Nothing in His Creation is excluded; loss of God’s Love is impossible.

The ego is the denial of justice because it denies the equality of Love’s oneness. When we identify with the ego, our perception will always be unjust, for it will always see differences, winners and losers. The perception of some as having more than others brings guilt with it, for it is an attack on God’s gift of His Love. Peace cannot be found with the ego’s perception of the world.

Our true Self is Love and nothing else. It sees only Itself, for nothing but Love exists in truth. In every moment we choose between the ego’s perception, which denies Love, and accepting our true Self. We have taught ourselves to believe separation (sin) is real.

It is time to choose a different Teacher, One Whose curriculum is to teach only Love. His lessons teach us to let go of the value we have given everything in the world. When this undoing is complete, we see only Love. We overlook the ego’s image-making because we see no value in its illusions. When all value of the ego has been let go, we awaken to the peace of Heaven.

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Finding Our Way Home to Love

You are a stranger here. But you belong to Him Who loves you as He loves Himself. Ask but my help to roll the stone away, and it is done according to His Will. We have begun the journey. Long ago the end was written in the stars and set into the Heavens with a shining Ray that held it safe within eternity and through all time as well. And holds it still; unchanged, unchanging and unchangeable.

Be not afraid. We only start again an ancient journey long ago begun that but seems new. We have begun again upon a road we travelled on before and lost our way a little while. And now we try again. Our new beginning has the certainty the journey lacked till now.

And then let us arise and go in faith along the way to Him. Now we are sure we do not walk alone. For God is here, and with Him all our brothers. Now we know that we will never lose the way again. (A Course in Miracles, C-ep.2:1-3:5;4:2-5)

We seem to be on a journey far away from Home in the ego’s fantasyland. Nothing here is real, but we are so fascinated by it that the memory of our Home is forgotten. But forgetting our Home does not mean we have lost it; it merely makes us unaware of Where we are in truth.

God has set an end to our journey through fantasyland. He has given us the means to awaken from this fantasy to recognize that we remain in the Home God created for us. In fact, we never really left His changeless Love.

The means to remember our Home is to accept the Holy Spirit’s help. Jesus demonstrated the transformation that comes by identifying with the Holy Spirit instead of the fantasies of the ego.

Today we ask the Holy Spirit to guide all our thoughts and perceptions, for we would awaken to our Home in Love.

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Learning to See Past Fantasies to Love’s Reality

Christ’s Second Coming, which is sure as God, is merely the correction of mistakes, and the return of sanity. It is a part of the condition that restores the never lost, and re-establishes what is forever and forever true. It is the invitation to God’s Word to take illusion’s place; the willingness to let forgiveness rest upon all things without exception and without reserve.

It is the all-inclusive nature of Christ’s Second Coming that permits it to embrace the world and hold you safe within its gentle advent, which encompasses all living things with you. There is no end to the release the Second Coming brings, as God’s creation must be limitless. Forgiveness lights the Second Coming’s way, because it shines on everything as one. And thus is oneness recognized at last.

Pray that the Second Coming will be soon, but do not rest with that. It needs your eyes and ears and hands and feet. It needs your voice. And most of all it needs your willingness. Let us rejoice that we can do God’s Will, and join together in its holy light. Behold, the Son of God is one in us, and we can reach our Father’s Love through Him. (A Course in Miracles What Is the Second Coming?, W-pII.9.1-2;5. See also ACIM Lesson 301 Insights.)

Christ’s Second Coming is not something that happens to us or the world. It comes to us automatically when we are willing to fully forgive the belief in separation. It represents our willingness to accept the Self we are as God created It.

Our responsibility is to be willing to let go of all our judgments. We cannot do this within the ego thought system, which defines our identity as separate and alone. We are not alone. We have the help in our mind of God’s Teacher Whose sole lesson plan is to teach us to recognize that separation is not real. The appearance of separate images is simply fantasies made up to make judgments justifiable. But fantasies can justify nothing.

With the Holy Spirit’s help, we can learn to see past the ego’s fantasies and dismiss them as unreal. When we have learned His lessons without exception, forgiveness is complete and the Second Coming is welcomed. We have accepted our true Self at one with God, forever safe, forever love, loved and loving.

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