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Bringing God’s Peace to the World

Peace be to me, the holy Son of God. Peace to my brother, who is one with me. Let all the world be blessed with peace through us.

Father, it is Your peace that I would give, receiving it of You. I am Your Son, forever just as You created me, for the Great Rays remain forever still and undisturbed within me. I would reach to them in silence and in certainty, for nowhere else can certainty be found. Peace be to me, and peace to all the world. In holiness were we created, and in holiness do we remain. Your Son is like to You in perfect sinlessness. And with this thought we gladly say “Amen.” (A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 360, W-pII.360. See also ACIM Lesson 360 Insights.)

Everyone in the world is seeking peace because, in their heart, they want to remember their true Self. Our true Self remains one with the peace of God. But if we follow the ego’s guidance to find peace, we will seek it by inappropriate means that do not achieve the goal.

Remember, the ego wants us dead as “proof” that it has succeeded in replacing the Will of God. In the ego’s world, this plays out by some people even “killing” the body. Yet killing is as much an illusion as the body itself. Death of the body has no effect whatsoever on our true Self, the Son of God.

We bring peace to the world when we accept our true Self as our Identity. We identify with God’s holiness, which He gave to His Son. Peace is an attribute of holiness. We open to the awareness of peace by quieting our mind and letting the Holy Spirit show us the Love that surrounds us and is our true Self.

Today we remind ourselves often to ask the Holy Spirit to help us be aware of the Love we are and to see It all around us. As we accept His vision, we bring peace to the world.

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The End of Conflict and Return to Peace

Father, Your Will is mine, and only that. There is no other will for me to have. Let me not try to make another will, for it is senseless and will cause me pain. Your Will alone can bring me happiness, and only Yours exists. If I would have what only You can give, I must accept Your Will for me, and enter into peace where conflict is impossible, Your Son is one with You in being and in will, and nothing contradicts the holy truth that I remain as You created me.

And with this prayer we enter silently into a state where conflict cannot come, because we join our holy will with God’s, in recognition that they are the same. (A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 307, W-pII.307.1-2. See also ACIM Lesson 307 Insights.)

The ego is an attempt to divorce God on the grounds of an unsatisfying relationship. Unable to get the specialness it demanded for an acceptable relationship, the ego attempted to make a separate will that excludes God and His Love. Because only the oneness of Love is real, the ego could only seem to accomplish its demand in a dream. Our identification with the ego makes the dream appear real while the reality of eternal Love is hidden by denial.

This lesson is reminding us that a dream does not change reality. The ego’s wish is not our will. Our true will is the same as God’s Will. It has never changed, being eternally united with God. When we remember and accept the Will we share with God, all appearances of conflict and loss disappear. We awaken to the eternal now of changeless Love. We are released from the past and the future is in the Hands of Love. This is true forgiveness.

Today we join with the Voice for Love to look past the misperceptions of conflict and loss to the certainty of Love. With this choice we step into the peace and joy of Heaven.

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Living in the Safety of God’s Love

…we watch our thoughts, appealing silently to Him Who sees the elements of truth in them. Let Him evaluate each thought that comes to mind, remove the elements of dreams, and give them back again as clean ideas that do not contradict the Will of God.

Give Him your thoughts, and He will give them back as mir­acles which joyously proclaim the wholeness and the happiness God wills His Son, as proof of His eternal Love. And as each thought is thus transformed, it takes on healing power from the Mind which saw the truth in it, and failed to be deceived by what was falsely added. All the threads of fantasy are gone. And what remains is unified into a perfect Thought that offers its perfection everywhere. (A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 151, W-pI.151.13:3-4;14. See also ACIM Lesson 151 Insights.)

Here is a practice that will heal our mind of fear and guilt and bring healing to the world. It requires us to pay attention to our thoughts. Are they loving thoughts? If so, they will bring peace and happiness with them. Or are they thoughts without Love? If so, they will bring fear, guilt, unhappiness and lack of peace.

This mindfulness practice is an important step to break the unconscious stream of fear based thoughts that flow through our mind while we are aligned with the ego. But we cannot stop with just becoming aware of these thoughts. We must be willing to offer them to the Holy Spirit for Him to cleanse them of the illusions of lack of Love. This cleansing is the Holy Spirit’s function. We cannot do it on our own.

When we are willing to accept His purification, we receive a new perception. We see past the ego’s meaningless illusions to the Love or the call for Love our thoughts contain. If the thoughts are a call for Love, He answers with assurance that we live in the safety of God’s Love. The more we practice this every day, all day, the greater our experience will be of peace, happiness and gratitude for the Love in which we live and have our being.

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Sharing God’s Peace with the World

We ask for rest today, and quietness unshaken by the world’s appearances. We ask for peace and stillness, in the midst of all the turmoil born of clashing dreams. We ask for safety and for happiness, although we seem to look on danger and on sorrow.

You rest within the peace of God today, and call upon your brothers from your rest to draw them to their rest, along with you. You will be faithful to your trust today, forgetting no one, bringing everyone into the boundless circle of your peace, the holy sanctuary where you rest. Open the temple doors and let them come from far across the world, and near as well; your dis­tant brothers and your closest friends; bid them all enter here and rest with you.

You rest within the peace of God today, quiet and unafraid. Each brother comes to take his rest, and offer it to you. We rest together here, for thus our rest is made complete, and what we give today we have received already. Time is not the guardian of what we give today. We give to those unborn and those passed by, to every Thought of God, and to the Mind in which these Thoughts were born and where they rest. And we remind them of their resting place each time we tell ourselves, “I rest in God.” (A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 109, W-pI.109.1:1-3;8-9. See also ACIM Lesson 109 Insights.)

In quietness, every perceived problem is quietly resolved. When we choose to rest in God, we are choosing His peace instead of the ego’s chaotic dream of isolation and lovelessness. All our fears, anxiety, sadness, guilt and anger fade away when we accept God’s gift of peace, happiness and Love. Love is what we are. Peace is an attribute of Love; it is our natural state.

We rest in God’s peace when we forgive a perception that denies Love. When anything disturbs our peace, it is time to pause to rise above the disturbing perception and ask the Holy Spirit to heal our fear-based thought. As we relax into God’s peace, we open our mind to the Holy Spirit’s true perception.

We bring healing to the world when we accept this changed perception and share it. The blessing we receive is shared with everyone around the world. Let us join together in sharing the blessing of God’s peace.

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Choosing the World of Joy and Peace

Our emphasis is not on giving up the world, but on exchanging it for what is far more satisfying, filled with joy, and capable of offering you peace.”

Is it a loss to find a [real] world instead where losing is impossible; where love endures forever, hate cannot exist and vengeance has no meaning? Is it loss to find all things you really want, and know they have no ending and they will remain exactly as you want them throughout time?”

Value [not the little things the world sets forth], and they will disappear. Esteem them, and they will seem real to you.

Such is the choice. What loss can be for you in choosing not to value nothingness? This world holds nothing that you really want, but what you choose instead you want indeed! Let it be given you today. It waits but for your choosing it, to take the place of all the things you seek but do not want. (A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 129, W-pI.129.1:3;3:1-2;5:4-5;6. See also ACIM Lesson 129 Insights.)

Only Love is real. The real world welcomes Love rather than denying It; Love is freely accepted and freely extended. It is a world in which all wishes for specialness and substitutes for Love are no longer desired. They have been forgiven. Now the limitations of time and space are let go.

Instead we choose the limitless, timeless unity of Love as our Reality. We choose Heaven instead of hell. This is the world we really want. Forgiveness offers this to us. Today we choose the Holy Spirit, the Teacher of forgiveness as our Guide. We choose the real world of joy and peace.

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Demonstrating the Power of Love

[Trust] is the foundation on which [God’s teachers’] ability to fulfill their function rests. Perception is the result of learning. In fact, perception is learning, because cause and effect are never separated. The teachers of God have trust in the [real] world, because they have learned it is not governed by the laws the world made up. It is governed by a power that is in them but not of them. It is this power [of Love] that keeps all things safe. It is through this power that the teachers of God look on a forgiven world [the real world].

When this power [of Love] has once been experienced, it is impossible to trust one’s own petty strength again. Who would attempt to fly with the tiny wings of a sparrow when the mighty power of an eagle has been given him? And who would place his faith in the shabby offerings of the ego when the gifts of God are laid before him? (A Course in Miracles, M-4.I.1;2:1-3)

We are not trusting when we feel fearful. Fear is inevitable when we feel weak and capable of being harmed. We feel this way only because we believe in a false identity that is disconnected from the power of God’s Love. This belief in being disconnected is the foundation of the ego thought system. The ego is the denial of God’s Love.

To reclaim the power of Love in us, we need to deny the ego’s denial of Love. Forgiveness is the means to withdraw our belief in the ego. Our real strength comes from the power of God’s Love that is eternally in us. The Holy Spirit helps us recognize and accept this strength. He helps us see past the false perceptions of weakness to the reality of Love. As we accept this strength through forgiveness, trust is natural for we know there is nothing to fear in truth.

Today we choose Love as our Guide for all our perceptions, our thoughts and actions. We pause frequently to welcome the presence of Love within us and see that Love present in the world everywhere. As we practice this, we serve as God’s teachers by demonstrating the power of Love.

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Forgiveness Brings Happiness and Peace

It is your forgiveness that will bring the world of darkness to the light. It is your forgiveness that lets you recognize the light in which you see. Forgiveness is the demonstration that you are the light of the world. Through your forgiveness does the truth about yourself return to your memory. Therefore, in your for­giveness lies your salvation.

Illusions about yourself and the world are one. That is why all forgiveness is a gift to yourself. Your goal is to find out who you are, having denied your Identity by attacking creation and its Creator. Now you are learning how to remember the truth. For this attack must be replaced by forgiveness, so that thoughts of life may replace thoughts of death.

Remember that in every attack you call upon your own weakness, while each time you forgive you call upon the strength of Christ in you. Do you not then begin to understand what forgiveness will do for you? It will remove all sense of weakness, strain and fatigue from your mind. It will take away all fear and guilt and pain. It will restore the invulnerability and power God gave His Son to your awareness.”

Forgiveness is my function as the light of the world.
I would fulfill my function that I may be happy.
(A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 62, W-pI.62.1-3;5:2-3. See also ACIM Lesson 62 Insights.)

We attack our brother when we believe he is limited to a body. This perception stems from the attack we made on ourself by believing we are a body. This belief blinds us to a world without Love. Love knows no limits and cannot be confined to any form of limitation.

The dream of a loveless world lacks the Light of Love. When we forgive our mistaken beliefs, we let go of limitation and make way for Love’s Light to shine upon the dream of a dark world. This is why forgiveness is our function in the dream. It welcomes the Light of Love by letting go of beliefs that deny Love.

When we welcome Love through forgiveness, we welcome God’s gifts of peace and perfect happiness. We this bring to the world each time we accept the Holy Spirit’s lesson in forgiveness. The Holy Spirit is ever present in our mind, dedicated to helping us forgive the denial of Love.

We are ready to let go of fear and guilt. Today we take the Holy Spirit’s Hand and accept His lead to guide our thoughts and perceptions to bring Light to the world.

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