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Remembering the Self Love Created

The world can teach no images of you unless you want to learn them. There will come a time when images have all gone by, and you will see you know not what you are. It is to this unsealed and open mind that truth returns, unhindered and unbound. Where concepts of the self have been laid by is truth revealed exactly as it is. When every concept has been raised to doubt and question, and been recognized as made on no assumptions that would stand the light, then is the truth left free to enter in its sanctuary, clean and free of guilt. There is no statement that the world is more afraid to hear than this:

I do not know the thing I am, and therefore do not know what I am doing, where I am, or how to look upon the world or on myself.

Yet in this learning is salvation born. And What you are will tell you of Itself. (A Course in Miracles, T-31.V.17. See also ACIM Text Q & A.)

The core focus of A Course in Miracles is to bring us to the point of accepting that we do not know what we are or what anything means. The early lessons of the Workbook lead us in this direction. There are many places throughout the Course that express this intent. Clearly it is understood that we have great resistance to the idea that we are clueless about what we are. Thankfully we are lovingly and patiently guided in this direction.

As we let go of the importance we give to things in the world, including our concept of what we are, we become happier and more peaceful. This is a good feeling. It motivates us to keep doing the work that frees us from the image of being a weak and separate self, fearful and guilty, in need of constant defense.

The principal mechanism that frees us from all this is forgiveness — letting go of the false images that hide our true Self from our awareness. The strength of God supports us in the practice of forgiveness. His Voice guides us when we are willing to receive His Thoughts. Christ’s vision helps us look past the false images of separation to see and join with the Love that is everywhere to behold. We are on a journey to remembering that we are, together, God’s holy Son, united with our Creator.

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How to Bring Light to the World

The light of the world brings peace to every mind through my forgiveness. My forgiveness is the means by which the light of the world finds expression through me. My forgiveness is the means by which I become aware of the light of the world in me. My forgiveness is the means by which the world is healed, together with myself. Let me, then, forgive the world, that it may be healed along with me.

Let me not forget my function. I would not forget my function, because I would remember my Self. I cannot fulfill my function if I forget it. And unless I fulfill my function, I will not experience the joy that God intends for me. (A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 82, W-pI.82.1,3. See also ACIM Lesson 82 Insights.)

The appearance of disaster and death in the dream of separation makes it seem very real. It certainly does not seem like a dream. And these catastrophic events or personal harm seem unforgivable. Ignoring what we believe is real cannot be justified. Yet we are told that our only function is to forgive. In the thought system of the world, this is impossible.

Yet if we are willing, the Holy Spirit in our minds will shine the Light of Love on our perception. He will show us that no matter what the appearance, our true Self is still safe in the Light of Love. The image of a vulnerable body is not what we are.

As we let the Holy Spirit teach us this lesson, the seeming reality of the dream of separation fades. We learn to see that the perception of harm is just the confused part of our mind calling for help and healing. That call may appear to come from someone else in the form of their words and actions, or it may come in our own mind as thoughts of fear and guilt. They are the same call for help.

The Holy Spirit answers both by bringing the Light of Love to help us see that our true Self can never harm nor be harmed, for only Love is real. As we learn that no harm really happened — it was only a dream of harm — we easily forgive the appearance and overlook it. We fulfill our function and bring the Light of Love to the world as we accept the Holy Spirit’s lessons.

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