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Our Journey of Return

I am God’s Son, complete and healed and whole, shining in the reflection of His Love. In me is His creation sanctified and guaranteed eternal life. In me is love perfected, fear impossible, and joy established without opposite. I am the holy home of God Himself. I am the Heaven where His Love resides. I am His holy Sinlessness Itself, for in my purity abides His Own.

We are the holy messengers of God who speak for Him, and carrying His Word to everyone whom He has sent to us, we learn that it is written on our hearts. And thus our minds are changed about the aim for which we came, and which we seek to serve. We bring glad tidings to the Son of God, who thought he suffered. Now is he redeemed. And as he sees the gate of Heaven stand open before him, he will enter in and disappear into the Heart of God. (A Course in Miracles Workbook, Part II, 14, W-pII.14.1,5. See also ACIM Lesson 351 Insights.)

In this world, it does not seem that in us “is love perfected, fear impossible, and joy established without opposite.” (W-pII.14.1:3 ) But that is because we are believing in a false identity which is actually the denial of our true Self. This mistaken belief stands between us and our awareness that we remain as God created us, at Home in the Heart of God.

Fortunately beliefs can change. We know this from experience, for we have changed our beliefs thousands of times already. But we have been only changing our belief from one illusion to another, thus remaining imprisoned in the dream of separation. We need the help of the Holy Spirit to lead us out of our self-made prison.

As we become willing to question our beliefs and ask the Holy Spirit to show us what is true and what is false, we start our journey of return. Each time we let the Holy Spirit shine the Light of Love on our beliefs, the dark shadows of separation fade and the joy of God grows stronger in our hearts.

Today we will focus our attention on the Holy Spirit’s vision that we may remember we are God’s Son.

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Accepting the Peace of God

Today we offer thanks that Christ has come to search the world for what belongs to Him. His vision sees no strangers, but beholds His Own and joyously unites with them. They see Him as a stranger, for they do not recognize themselves. Yet as they give Him welcome, they remember. And He leads them gently home again, where they belong.

Not one does Christ forget. Not one He fails to give you to remember, that your home may be complete and perfect as it was established. He has not forgotten you. But you will not remember Him until you look on all as He does. Who denies his brother is denying Him, and thus refusing to accept the gift of sight by which his Self is clearly recognized, his home remembered and salvation come. (A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 160, W-pI.160.9-10. See also ACIM Lesson 160 Insights.)

To see with Christ’s vision we must relinquish judgment. Judgment is a denial of oneness and therefore a denial of our Home in Love. The vision of Christ sees only innocence. We must forgive to share this vision and reclaim our Home.

Today we hold Christ’s hand and welcome His support to remember the truth in our brother and ourselves. We give thanks that we have the help we need to look past the fear and guilt that we have believed in. We have help to recognize that only one judgment is justified — that only Love is real. Nothing else exists. As this is fully accepted, we rest in the peace of God.

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Remembering We Are in the Mind of God

“The ego is immobilized in the presence of God’s grandeur, because His grandeur establishes your freedom. Even the faintest hint of your reality literally drives the ego from your mind, because you will give up all investment in it. Grandeur is totally without illusions, and because it is real, it is compellingly convincing.”

“From your grandeur you can only bless, because your grandeur is your abundance. By blessing you hold it in your mind, protecting it from illusions and keeping yourself in the Mind of God. Remember always that you cannot be anywhere except in the Mind of God. When you forget this, you will despair, and you will attack.

“The ego depends solely on your willingness to tolerate it. If you are willing to look upon your grandeur you cannot despair, and therefore you cannot want the ego.” (T-9.VIII.4:1-3;5:1-6:2)

When we remember that our reality is only in the Mind of God, we also remember that this is true about everyone else in the dream of separation. As we remember our grandeur in God, we can only bless. As we bless, we are blessed and hold the memory of God in our mind. This is our practice for today.

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Finding the Peace of God

The peace of God is everything I want. The peace of God is
my one goal; the aim of all my living here, the end I seek,
my purpose and my function and my life, while I abide
where I am not at home.

I will be still, and let the earth be still along with me. And
in that stillness we will find the peace of God. It is within
my heart, which witnesses to God Himself.

I am not a body. I am free.
For I am still as God created me. (A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 205, W-pI.205:2-3;208:1-7. See also ACIM Lesson 205 Insights.)

In this world almost all of our time is spent providing for our safety, searching for love and trying to find happiness. Yet searching for this in the world is a misguided attempt to find the peace of God. All the seeming needs in the world fade away as we realize that we already abide in the peace of God. His peace is ours. It will never go away, for God is eternal and He includes us in Himself.

Acknowledging that the peace of God is all we want is simply realizing what has always been. The conscious recognition of this leads to the choice to follow the Guide Whose job it is to teach us how to find the peace of God. We need to turn away from the false guide and focus our attention on the Guide Who knows what we really want, where it is and how to help us find it.

We will remind ourselves often that we are not a body and that the body cannot bring us the peace of God. But we are free to receive God’s peace because we are still as God created us.

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Forgiveness Welcomes the Love of God

Salvation is undoing in the sense that it does nothing, failing to support the world of dreams and malice. Thus it lets illusions go. By not supporting them, it merely lets them quietly go down to dust. And what they hid is now revealed; an altar to the holy Name of God whereon His Word is written, with the gifts of your forgiveness laid before it, and the memory of God not far behind.

Let us come daily to this holy place [with our gifts forgiveness], and spend a while together. Here we share our final dream. It is a dream in which there is no sorrow, for it holds a hint of all the glory given us by God. The grass is pushing through the soil, the trees are budding now, and birds have come to live within their branches. Earth is being born again in new perspective. Night has gone, and we have come together in the light. (A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 231, W-pII.2.3-4. See also ACIM Lesson 231 Insights.)

The image of spring with new growth and birds singing is a great metaphor for what we will experience as we let go of supporting illusions of separation in the dream of separation. We experience peace and a happy awakening to the awareness of God’s gifts as we let go of our judgments, our fears and our guilt.

The daily practice of forgiveness will bring us to our inner springtime. Our minds and hearts will remember the Love of God and see it everywhere. This practice is what time is for. It is the journey Home.

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Welcoming the Joy of God

O my child, if you knew what God wills for you, your joy would be complete! And what He wills has happened, for it was always true. When the light comes, and you have said, “God’s Will is mine,” you will see such beauty that you will know it is not of you. Out of your joy you will create beauty in His Name, for your joy could no more be contained than His. The bleak little world will vanish into nothingness, and your heart will be so filled with joy that it will leap into Heaven, and into the Presence of God. I cannot tell you what this will be like, for your heart is not ready. Yet I can tell you, and remind you often, that what God wills for Himself He wills for you, and what He wills for you is yours. (A Course in Miracles, T-11.III.3. See also ACIM Text Q & A.)

God’s Will for us is perfect happiness. If we are not experiencing God’s joy wholly, then we are denying His Will for us. We are choosing to be separate from our Creator.

The good news is that we can choose again. We have been given a Guide to show us what we really want and help us decide against the false ideas that have limited our joy and darkened our minds. As we are willing to follow our Inner Guide, we will learn to see the magnificent Love that is the truth in our brothers and our self. Our Guide waits patiently for our willingness to follow His lead. He cannot leave us because He is one with us and our Creator.

Today we would follow and make no decisions on our own that our joy may be complete.

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Remembering the Peace of God Is in Me

Your peace is with me, Father.  I am safe.

Your peace surrounds me, Father. Where I go, Your peace goes there with me. It sheds its light on everyone I meet. I bring it to the desolate and lonely and afraid. I give Your peace to those who suffer pain, or grieve for loss, or think they are bereft of hope and happiness. Send them to me, my Father. Let me bring Your peace with me. For I would save Your Son, as is Your Will, that I may come to recognize my Self.

And so we go in peace. To all the world we give the message that we have received. And thus we come to hear the Voice for God, Who speaks to us as we relate His Word; Whose Love we recognize because we share the Word that He has given unto us. (A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 245, W-pII.245. See also ACIM Lesson 245 Insights.)

A sense of vulnerability and the need to protect ourselves comes from the belief that we are separate from our Creator. It is inevitable that we would feel weak if we believe we are separate from the only Source of strength. Fortunately, belief has no effect on Truth, which must be changeless. The Truth of our Creation remains in us. That Truth holds the peace of God and all His Love.

The Holy Spirit remains in our mind to remind us of the Truth of What we are. We have taught ourselves to believe in a world that denies our Self. But the Holy Spirit is ever present to show us the Truth beyond the mistaken beliefs.

Holy Spirit, help me with Your vision to see past the images of this world to the peace that is ever present. Teach me to recognize God’s Love beyond the form the body’s eyes see. Help me recognize calls for Love from others and myself and answer with Love. For I would remember God, my Father. Herein I find peace.

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