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Seeing the Spirit of Love Everywhere

Leave all decisions to the One Who speaks for God, and for your function as He knows it. So will He teach you to remove the awful burden you have laid upon yourself by loving not the Son of God, and trying to teach him guilt instead of love.”

When you have learned how to decide with God, all decisions become as easy and as right as breathing. There is no effort, and you will be led as gently as if you were being carried down a quiet path in summer. Only your own volition seems to make deciding hard. The Holy Spirit will not delay in answering your every question what to do. He knows. And He will tell you, and then do it for you. You who are tired will find this more restful than sleep. For you can bring your guilt into sleeping, but not into this. (A Course in Miracles, T-14.IV.5:4-5;6:1-8. See also ACIM Text Q & A.)

The Holy Spirit shows us how to see every brother and every form in the world if we are open to His way of seeing. The Holy Spirit sees past ego images of differences and separation to the pure, unaltered Spirit of Love that is eternally everywhere.

What a happy experience we have as we practice letting Holy Spirit show us how to see every brother as he really is in eternity. The Holy Spirit is happy to show us what is true behind all illusions of separation. We choose with Holy Spirit today.

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We Are Grateful Love Is Eternal

God has cared for us, and calls us Son. Can there be more than this?

Our gratitude will pave the way to Him, and shorten our learning time by more than you could ever dream of. Gratitude goes hand in hand with love, and where one is the other must be found. For gratitude is but an aspect of the Love which is the Source of all creation. God gives thanks to you, His Son, for being what you are; His Own completion and the Source of love, along with Him. Your gratitude to Him is one with His to you. For love can walk no road except the way of gratitude, and thus we go who walk the way to God. (A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 195, W-pI.195.9:5-10:6. See also ACIM Lesson 195 Insights.)

God has given us all of What He Is. God is all Love and therefore we all are all Love. God is. Love is. This is the truth for all eternity.

We are so filled with gratitude that this is true and cannot be changed. For all eternity, we are safe… we are innocent… we are loved… we are Home. In truth there can be no loss; there can be no death; there can be no sorrow and no pain. We remain one with God and nothing can change that. We give thanks that this is so. Love is the way we walk in gratitude.

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Being Willing to Return Home to God

Is it not [God] Who knows the way to you? You need not know the way to Him. Your part is simply to allow all obstacles that you have interposed between the Son and God the Father to be quietly removed forever. God will do His part in joyful and immediate response. Ask and receive. But do not make demands, nor point the road to God by which He should appear to you. The way to reach Him is merely to let Him be. For in that way is your reality proclaimed as well.

And so today we do not choose the way in which we go to Him. But we do choose to let Him come. And with this choice we rest. And in our quiet hearts and open minds, His Love will blaze its pathway of itself. What has not been denied is surely there, if it be true and can be surely reached. …Through every opened door His Love shines outward from its home within, and lightens up the world in innocence. (A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 189, W-pI.189.8:1-9:5,8. See also ACIM Lesson 189 Insights.)

Forgiveness is the means for removing the barriers we have built to keep God’s Love out. The oneness of God’s Love cannot coexist with the separation of the ego thought system. When we identify with the ego, the Light of God’s Love is unknown to us.

The practice of letting go of our plans to find what we believe will bring us peace and happiness clears the way to welcome the lessons of God’s Teacher. As we resign as our own teacher and welcome the Holy Spirit’s healing lessons, the self-made barriers against Love fade away.

This is forgiveness. This is how we let the Light of Love shine forth from within to bless our brothers and the world. As we let this Light extend, we also experience its blessing. Today we declare our willingness to be taught the way of Love. We are willing to return Home.

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We Remain as God Created Us

I will accept Atonement for myself,
For I remain as God created me.

We have not lost the knowledge that God gave to us when He created us like Him. We can remember it for everyone, for in creation are all minds as one. And in our memory is the recall how dear our brothers are to us in truth, how much a part of us is every mind, how faithful they have really been to us, and how our Father’s Love contains them all. (A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 139, W-pI.139.11:3-6. See also ACIM Lesson 139 Insights.)

No matter how engrossed we have become in the dream of separation, there is still a part of our mind that remembers we remain as God created us. The dream has fully captured our attention so the memory of God has been pushed out of our awareness. Yet it remains intact. We need to be taught to recognize the dream for what it is. We need to learn that the dream has no substance and no value. It does not offer us anything that will satisfy us eternally.

As we begin to open to this recognition, we open our minds to be taught to see past the images of the dream. We begin to realize there is a better way — a more peaceful way, a more loving and happy way. Our brothers are seen less and less as adversaries and more as dear friends and companions in the way of Love. Love becomes our motivator. Compassion replaces fear. The recognition of innocence replaces judgment and guilt.

Today we would take another step closer toward accepting atonement for ourselves, remembering we remain as God created us.

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Forgiveness Leads Us to Truth

“Forgiveness, not as the world understands it, but as it is in truth, is the highest form of Love attainable on earth. Forgiveness is given to all regardless of appearances; like Love, of which it is a part, its meaning lies in its all inclusiveness. Do not question the value of forgiveness; it will lead you back to God and perfect freedom. Without forgiveness, you are like a blind man trying to judge what he cannot see or understand, groping his way along through the darkness in which he lives. Forgiveness illuminates the darkness of human life, shining it away while restoring your mind to Love.

“What in this world could offer you anything remotely as valuable as forgiveness? It will undo the hell which you have made; a place of fear and hatred, marked by conflict and sorrow, ending in death. Forgiveness will heal your mind of the deep sense of guilt you have carried so long. It will relieve you of self hate and the sense of unworthiness that drives you to project guilt and the need for punishment onto your brothers. Forgiveness ends the dream of conflict and pain, of lovelessness and isolation. It will bring you back to where you belong, where you become a shining beacon, lighting the way for your brothers to follow.” (From the Christ Mind Book II, p. 225)

Forgiveness means stepping back from our normal everyday way of thinking and letting the Holy Spirit lead us to a new way of seeing the world. Forgiveness lightens the way Home to our true Source of Love in Heaven.

As we learn to consistently step back and listen to the Holy Spirit, we see the Love that lies beyond all forms… We move past time to the safety and peace that lie on our true eternal Nature…

We watch the world’s stories without believing in them… We feel Holy Spirit’s infinite patience, knowing that both time and space are illusions…

We now use time to awaken from the dream and help our brothers do the same… We feel the happiness the Truth brings to our mind and remember that we are safe in God’s Love, no matter what the dream scenarios look like… We give thanks that only the truth is true and that we all remain as God created us.

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We Are Eternally Safe in Love

You taught yourself the most unnatural habit of not communicating with your Creator. Yet you remain in close communication with Him, and with everything that is within Him, as it is within yourself. Unlearn isolation through His loving guidance, and learn of all the happy communication that you have thrown away, but could not lose.

Whenever you are in doubt what you should do, think of His Presence in you, and tell yourself this, and only this:

He leadeth me, and knows the way, which I know not. Yet He will never keep from me what He would have me learn. And so I trust Him to communicate to me all that He knows for me.

Then let Him teach you quietly how to perceive your guiltlessness, which is already there. (A Course in Miracles, T-14.III.18-19. See also ACIM Text Q & A.)

It feels like God has abandoned us only because we do not accept His communication. God communicates one thing only — His eternal, changeless Love for us, His Creation, his one Son. It is impossible that God could ever cease giving us all His Love. It is the nature of Love to extend Itself without limitation.

Our sense of loneliness, unworthiness and vulnerability comes only from our unwillingness to receive God’s communication of His Love. It is this unwillingness that must be released for us to once again remember that we remain at Home in Love.

God gave us a bridge, the Holy Spirit, so that we could never lose our connection with Him, no matter how much we try to deny it. We need only be willing to consider the possibility that what we perceive may be wrong. Because what we perceive is wrong, we are in a constant state of uncertainty. As we are willing to be taught the truth in place of our mistaken beliefs, uncertainty is replaced with the peace that comes from knowing that we are eternally safe in Love.

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Releasing Barriers to Love

Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all of the barriers within yourself that you have built against it. It is not necessary to seek for what is true, but it is necessary to seek for what is false. Every illusion is one of fear, whatever form it takes. And the attempt to escape from one illusion into another must fail. If you seek love outside yourself you can be certain that you perceive hatred within, and are afraid of it. Yet peace will never come from the illusion of love, but only from its reality.”

To lift the veil that seems so dark and heavy, it is only needful to value truth beyond all fantasy, and to be entirely unwilling to settle for illusion in place of truth. (A Course in Miracles, T-16.IV.6;10:4. See also ACIM Text Q & A.)

We have a very simple test to determine whether we are accepting the reality of truth or valuing illusions. Only Love is real. Peace only comes from accepting the reality of Love. If we are not experiencing perfect peace, then we must be valuing an illusion, which hides the presence of Love from our awareness.

To lift this veil, we need to withdraw our investment in wanting illusions to be real. We need to learn to recognize that illusions can offer us nothing in truth. We need to undo the mistaken lessons we have taught ourselves that illusions can give us anything of value.

To do this, we need to accept the kind and loving lessons offered us by the Teacher within. The practice of willingly holding our minds open to the Holy Spirit’s interpretation of everything we see, everything we experience, is how we unlearn the false lessons that stand between us and the experience of the joy and peace of God’s everlasting Love.

Holy Spirit, guide our thoughts, our words, our hands, our feet today that we may remember we remain as Love created us.

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