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Accepting the Atonement

Bringing the ego to God is but to bring error to truth, where it stands corrected because it is the opposite of what it meets. It is undone because the contradiction can no longer stand.

The Atonement is so gentle you need but whisper to it, and all its power will rush to your assistance and support. You are not frail with God beside you. Yet without Him you are nothing. The Atonement offers you God. (A Course in Miracles, T-14.IX.2:1-2;3:2-5)

The ego is terrified by the Atonement because it perceives the Atonement as its death knell. Yet the Atonement is very gentle, simply correcting the error that seems to stand between us and God.

It helps to remember that there is very little we need to do to accept the Atonement. Just a whisper of willingness opens the door for the strength of God to support us in awakening to the truth that undoes all error. We need then only trust in the strength of God instead of our seeming frailty.

God’s strength is already ours. Our little willingness lessens our denial of God’s strength so then we can rely on His strength to heal our minds of the belief in littleness and isolation. With the strength of God beside us, we can bring all our thoughts of fear and guilt to the Holy Spirit in our minds to receive His gentle correction. With this moment by moment practice we accept the Atonement for ourselves and remember Heaven.

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Let Peace Be

The peace of our true Self extends eternally to the Eternal. Peace is the nature of our true Self, constant and undisturbable. It joins us with all that is real. It joins us with God.

Anything that appears to disturb our peace comes from a false image of what we are. When we believe in this false image, the eternal peace of our true Self is unknown to us, hidden beneath the uncertainty and vulnerability of the false image. Yet peace remains eternally present and is revealed when we let go of the false image.

We have within us the Help we need to learn to recognize falsity for what it is. We need only take each perception of disturbance to the Holy Spirit in our minds with willingness to receive His gentle Correction. As we accept this Correction, we free ourselves from the self-imposed limitation that made us unaware of the eternal peace we are. As we practice this, we let peace be.

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