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Seeing Past Separate Forms to Love’s Oneness

I thank You, Father, knowing You will come to close each little gap that lies between the broken pieces of Your holy Son. Your Holiness, complete and perfect, lies in every one of them. And they are joined because what is in one is in them all. How holy is the smallest grain of sand, when it is recognized as being part of the completed picture of God’s Son! The forms the broken pieces seem to take mean nothing. For the whole is in each one. And every aspect of the Son of God is just the same as every other part.

Join not your brother’s dreams but join with him, and where you join His Son the Father is. Who seeks for substitutes when he perceives he has lost nothing? Who would want to have the “benefits” of sickness when he has received the simple happiness of health? What God has given cannot be a loss, and what is not of Him has no effects. What, then, would you perceive within the gap? The seeds of sickness come from the belief that there is joy in separation, and its giving up would be a sacrifice. But miracles are the result when you do not insist on seeing in the gap what is not there. Your willingness to let illusions go is all the Healer of God’s Son requires. He will place the miracle of healing where the seeds of sickness were. And there will be no loss, but only gain. (A Course in Miracles, T-28.IV.9-10. See also ACIM Text Q & A.)

As we forgive our dream of separation, we are able to become aware of the Love that lies beyond it. We recognize that separate forms are just a barrier to the awareness of Love’s Presence. We are so grateful that separation could never be. We are able to see the innocence that lies behind the ego’s perception of guilt. Today our practice is to let the Holy Spirit close the little gap and see every brother’s holiness. This is the happy dream that comes from the Holy Spirit, which we accept today.

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Heaven’s Help Is Always Now

There is no living thing that does not share the universal Will that it be whole, and that you do not leave its call unheard. …The Christ in you remembers God with all the certainty with which He knows His Love. But only if His Son is innocent can He be Love. …God’s perfect Son remembers his creation. But in guilt he has forgotten what he really is.

The fear of God results as surely from the lesson that His Son is guilty as God’s Love must be remembered when he learns his innocence. (A Course in Miracles, T-31.I.9:1,3,6-7;10:1. See also ACIM Text Q & A.)

As we let ourselves remember that we are only Love and that this world is an illusion, we learn to lighten up. We let peace lead the way. We take one baby step at a time in each present moment, and let ourselves be led by the Holy Spirit.

We stay relaxed and remember that everything we truly need is there for us as we need it… We have all the help of Heaven in our process of returning to the truth… We have all the help of Heaven in discerning the difference between the real and the unreal…

The Light of truth is right there in our minds waiting to shine Its beneficent Light on all our perceptions. We open to this Light as we go through our day. We heal as we allow innocence to replace all perceptions of guilt, lack or loss. And we are so grateful we have all the help we need.

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Sharing God’s Love Is Our One Function

I gave only love to the Kingdom because I believed that was what I was. What you believe you are determines your gifts, and if God created you by extending Himself as you, you can only extend yourself as He did.

To think like God is to share His certainty of what you are, and to create like Him is to share the perfect Love He shares with you. To this the Holy Spirit leads you, that your joy may be complete because the Kingdom of God is whole. (A Course in Miracles, T-7.I.5:1-2;6:1-2. See also ACIM Text Q & A.)

Sharing God’s Love with all equally is what brings us true and lasting happiness. As we step back and listen in quiet to the Holy Spirit, we are taught to love as God loves. We are taught to see past the ego’s thought system to the truth about everyone. As we learn to see as Holy Spirit sees, we know everyone is God’s extension of Love and is still as God created them. We know Thus we learn that extending or sharing God’s Love is our one function. This is our practice for today.

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Willingness to Follow Holy Spirit’s Lead

Holy Spirit, we dedicate this day to following Your lead. We trust that You will guide us in the way that is truly helpful. Guide our thoughts that we may see innocence everywhere. Guide our hearts that we may feel Love’s Presence in all things. Guide our feet that we may follow the path You would have us go. Guide our hands that we would give and receive what You would have us receive and give. Guide our vision, that we may see the face of Christ in everyone. Amen

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Practicing True Forgiveness with Holy Spirit

The major difficulty that you find in genuine forgiveness on your part is that you still believe you must forgive the truth, and not illusions. You conceive of pardon as a vain attempt to look past what is there; to overlook the truth, in an unfounded effort to deceive yourself by making an illusion true.

Forgiveness must be practiced, for the world cannot perceive its meaning, nor provide a guide to teach you its beneficence. There is no thought in all the world that leads to any understanding of the laws [forgiveness] follows, nor the Thought that it reflects. It is as alien to the world as is your own reality. And yet [forgiveness] joins your mind with the reality in you.

Let us ask of Him:
Let me perceive forgiveness as it is. (A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 134, W-pI.134.3:1-2;13:1-4;14:5-6. See also ACIM Lesson 134 Insights.)

Forgiveness seems difficult only when we identify with being a separate identity in a world of separation. In this belief system, there is no justification for forgiveness, for “wrongs” are perceived as real.

True forgiveness comes with letting the Holy Spirit replace our interpretations of what we perceive with His true perception. The Holy Spirit acknowledges what we believe we see, but does not believe it. Holy Spirit’s vision looks beyond our false perceptions to see the Love and the innocence that is the truth eternally.

We must be willing to receive Holy Spirit’s interpretation in place of ours to let true forgiveness heal our minds. This is how we will perceive forgiveness as it is. This is how we relieve the pain of guilt that comes with believing illusions are real. Today we practice true forgiveness by remembering to ask throughout the day, “Let me perceive forgiveness as it is.”

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We Accept Love as Love Is

You are the spirit lovingly endowed with all your Father’s Love and peace and joy. You are the spirit which completes Himself, and shares His function as Creator. He is with you always, as you are with Him. (A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 97, W-pI.97.2:2-4. See also ACIM Lesson 97 Insights.)

We allow ourselves the time to remember that we are the spirit of eternal Love today… We allow ourselves the time to remember that, in truth, we reside in the one Mind of Love… We are the Thought of Love in the Mind of Love…

As we go through our day, many things may come up to disrupt this remembering. But we are vigilant to return to the truth about ourselves again and again through the day. No matter what it looks like in the outer world, the truth is everyone is the eternal Spirit of Love, united with all Love. This truth never changes.

We take the time as we go through our day to accept Love as Love is… to accept God as God is… We all are the eternal Spirit of Love… and this can never change because Love is eternal… And for this we are so thankful.

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Rise Above to See the Love

We hold [the world] purposeless within our minds, and loosen it from all we wish it were. Thus do we lift the chains that bar the door to freedom from the world, and go beyond all little values and diminished goals.

Pause and be still a little while, and see how far you rise above the world, when you release your mind from chains and let it seek the level where it finds itself at home. It will be grateful to be free a while. It knows where it belongs. But free its wings, and it will fly in sureness and in joy to join its holy purpose. Let it rest in its Creator, there to be restored to sanity, to freedom and to love.

Your whole perspective on the world will shift by just a little, every time you let your mind escape its chains. (A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 128, W-pI.128.5:3-6:5;7:3. See also ACIM Lesson 128 Insights.)

Everyone in the world wants to be happy. But if we seek for lasting happiness in the world, we will not find it. This is because the world we see is the denial of the Source of true happiness. In our creation, Love gave us all of Itself. And Love brings with it limitless joy. This joy is already ours. But seeking happiness in the world blinds us to the joy that is already ours.

The way to open to Love’s gift of joy is to let ourselves rise above the world by letting go of any value we give to things in the world. These values are barriers to the awareness of Love’s Presence. Today we are willing to let the Holy Spirit help us rise above to see the Love. Love is there to be seen as we lay down the values we have given to the world.

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