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Transforming Hate into Love

It is our function to remember [God] on earth, as it is given us to be His Own completion in reality. So let us not forget our goal is shared, for it is that remembrance which contains the memory of God, and points the way to Him and to the Heaven of His peace. And shall we not forgive our brother, who can offer this to us? He is the way, the truth and life that shows the way to us. In him resides salvation, offered us through our forgiveness, given unto him.

We will not end this year without the gift our Father promised to His holy Son. We are forgiven now. And we are saved from all the wrath we thought belonged to God, and found it was a dream. We are restored to sanity, in which we understand that anger is insane, attack is mad, and vengeance merely foolish fantasy. We have been saved from wrath because we learned we were mistaken. Nothing more than that. And is a father angry at his son because he failed to understand the truth?

We come in honesty to God and say we did not understand, and ask Him to help us to learn His lessons, through the Voice of His Own Teacher. (A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 1, W-pII.f-l.in.4:1-6:1,pg.485-6. See also ACIM Final Lessons Insights.)

Our Creator gave us all of His Love when He Created His Son, our true Self. Yet we seem to wander in a world where Love is missing or at least incomplete. It seems this way only because we have accepted the mistaken belief that separation is real. It is not so. We are loved now and eternally.

All that stands between our awareness of this limitless, eternal Love is a mistake. God gave us the means to correct this mistake by giving us the Holy Spirit in our mind. He is our inner Teacher Whose mission is to help us free ourselves from this belief and its effects.

The means for this correction is forgiveness. With the Holy Spirit’s help, we learn to see beyond the world’s images of separation to Love’s presence everywhere. The body’s eyes cannot show us this reality. But as we accept the Holy Spirit’s vision, we see the Love that joins us with every brother. Ancient hates are transformed into present Love as we learn that appearances in the world are not real. They are only fantasies that hid the truth from our awareness. As we let them go, we remember we are loved. We remember our brother who is one with us in that Love. We remember God.

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Let Love Be

The Holy Spirit looks through me today.

Christ asks that He may use my eyes today, and thus redeem the world. He asks this gift that He may offer peace of mind to me, and take away all terror and all pain. And as they are removed from me, the dreams that seemed to settle on the world are gone. Redemption must be one. As I am saved, the world is saved with me. For all of us must be redeemed together. Fear appears in many different forms, but love is one.

My Father, Christ has asked a gift of me, and one I give that it be given me. Help me to use the eyes of Christ today, and thus allow the Holy Spirit’s Love to bless all things which I may look upon, that His forgiving Love may rest on me. (W-pII.295)

Imagine seeing a world where all is Love. Peace would reign because there is no conflict in Love. Unspeakable joy would fill our hearts, for we would recognize everyone as our dearest friend, our mighty companion. The natural extension of Love flowing through us would bless the world as it blesses us.

This is the world we will see when we turn over our seeing to the Holy Spirit. It is a forgiven world, for the Holy Spirit sees beyond all forms of differences to the eternal unity of Love. He sees only the truth, disregarding appearances in the world that seem to deny the presence of Love.

With His vision the mistaken beliefs that blinded us to Love’s presence are healed. With His help we give and receive the gift of freedom. We let Love be, unchanged and unchangeable.

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Sharing the Magnitude of God’s Love

I am spirit.

I am the Son of God. No body can contain my spirit, nor impose on me a limitation God created not.

I will accept my part in God’s plan for salvation.

What can my function be but to accept the Word of God, Who has created me for what I am and will for­ever be? (A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 114, W-pI.114. See also ACIM Lesson 114 Insights.)

Our Spirit shares the magnitude of God and all His attributes. God’s Word is that His Son is as limitless as He, as loving, peaceful and joyous, That is His Will for our true Self, His Son.

Our function then must be the same as God’s: To Create as He Creates; to extend limitless Love as He does. In the world, our function is to let go of the barriers we have accepted that limit extension of Love. Each time we forgive by accepting the Holy Spirit’s perception in place of the ego’s, we free our minds and hearts to Love more fully. The darkness of the ego’s denial of Love fades and the Light of Love shines brighter in our mind.

Today we accept our true function by choosing to let go of the past and accept eternal Love in the present moment.

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Letting Love Guide Our Thoughts and Actions

Let every voice but God’s be still in me.

Father, today I would but hear Your Voice. In deepest silence I would come to You, to hear Your Voice and to receive Your Word. I have no prayer but this: I come to You to ask You for the truth. And truth is but Your Will, which I would share with You today.

Today we let no ego thoughts direct our words or actions. When such thoughts occur, we quietly step back and look at them, and then we let them go. We do not want what they would bring with them. And so we do not choose to keep them. They are silent now. And in the stillness, hallowed by His Love, God speaks to us and tells us of our will, as we have chosen to remember Him. (A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 254, W-pII.254. See also ACIM Lesson 254 Insights.)

Our ego thoughts tell us that we are weak, capable of being harmed or inflicting harm. They tell us we are separate and alone, so we need to plan for our safety and seek for love to be complete.

Whenever any of these thoughts in their various forms enter our mind, it is a signal that we need to step back. We need to remind ourselves that these are not our real thoughts, for we are not the ego. By stepping back and disconnecting our allegiance from the ego, we we quiet the ego’s voice in ur mind. We open our minds to God’s Voice.

Our real Thoughts are the Thoughts of Love we share with God. God’s sole Will is to extend Love. That is how He created His Son. As His Son, we share His Will. Our true Self’s Will is to extend Love and nothing else. Our true Self, God’s Son, co-creates with Him. Extending Love is our will. It brings us joy and peace of mind.

We dedicate ourselves to serve Love today. We choose Love to guide our thoughts, words and actions. We let the vision of Love remind us of our oneness with every brother in God.

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Finding Our Completion in Love

The holy instant is this instant and every instant. The one you want it to be it is. The one you would not have it be is lost to you. You must decide when it is. Delay it not. For beyond the past and future, where you will not find it, [the holy instant] stands in shimmering readiness for your acceptance. Yet you cannot bring it into glad awareness while you do not want it, for it holds the whole release from littleness.

Your practice must therefore rest upon your willingness to let all littleness go. The instant in which magnitude dawns upon you is but as far away as your desire for it. As long as you desire it not and cherish littleness instead, by so much is it far from you. By so much as you want [magnitude] will you bring it nearer. Think not that you can find salvation in your own way and have it. Give over every plan you have made for your salvation in exchange for God’s. His will content you, and nothing else can bring you peace. For peace is of God, and no one beside Him. (A Course in Miracles, T-15.IV.1:3-9;2. See also ACIM Text Made Simple.)

When we think we will be happy if we have a relationship with a significant other, a certain status, a better relationship with a family member, a healthy body, we are making our own plans for salvation. Whatever we believe will make us happy, we think is our salvation. Yet seeking for happiness in forms of the world comes from our choice for littleness. When we identify with the body, which limits us, we seek for things that seem to make our body’s circumstance happy. But happiness cannot be found in the forms of the world because they all are part of the belief in littleness.

God’s Will for us is perfect happiness. His plan for our salvation is to help us release our dedication to littleness and accept His gift of His magnitude. Our true Self includes the magnitude of God Himself, nothing less. And nothing more exists at all, for the Love of God is all that is real.

To facilitate His plan for our salvation, He gave us His Voice to teach us to see beyond our littleness in the present instant, where time has been forgotten and ever-present Love is known.

Today we choose to accept the magnitude of the Love we are and see that It includes every brother. We need nothing else, for we are complete as God created His Son.

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Restoring the Memory of God’s Love

Father, today I am Your Son again.

Today we will anticipate the time when dreams of sin and guilt are gone, and we have reached the holy peace we never left. Merely a tiny instant has elapsed between eternity and timeless­ness. So brief the interval there was no lapse in continuity, nor break in thoughts which are forever unified as one. Nothing has ever happened to disturb the peace of God the Father and the Son. This we accept as wholly true today.

We thank You, Father, that we cannot lose the memory of You and of Your Love. We recognize our safety, and give thanks for all the gifts You have bestowed on us, for all the loving help we have received, for Your eternal patience, and the Word which You have given us that we are saved. (A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 234, W-pII.234. See also ACIM Lesson 234 Insights.)

We can rest assured in the certainty that we are forever held in the changelessness of God’s Love. This is the Home we have never left.

Our experience in this world is the effect of denying the fact that we are still at Home in God. It is a dream that seems real because we believe our denial was successful in breaking away from God.

Thankfully God is not punitive as the ego portrays Him. In fact, God is unaffected by our dream. He knows that we have lost our awareness of His Love so He has given His Answer to lead us out of the dream. The Holy Spirit is His gift to guide us out of our mistaken beliefs. With His help, our perceptions of loss, guilt and fear are forgiven and released.

We reclaim God’s peace by accepting the Holy Spirit’s help to heal our misperceptions with the vision of Love. As we accept His help, the memory of God is restored to us.

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Christ Is Born in Us as We Extend Love

In this season (Christmas) which celebrates the birth of holiness into this world, join with me who decided for holiness for you. It is our task together to restore the awareness of magnitude to the host [His Son] whom God appointed for Himself. It is beyond all your littleness to give the gift of God, but not beyond you. For God would give Himself through you.

Is it a sacrifice to leave littleness behind, and wander not in vain? It is not sacrifice to wake to glory. But it is sacrifice to accept anything less than glory. Learn that you must be worthy of the Prince of Peace, born in you in honor of Him Whose host you are. …Before the greatness that lives in you, your poor appreciation of yourself and all the little offerings you give slip into nothingness.

I would but teach you what is yours, so that together we can replace the shabby littleness that binds the host of God to guilt and weakness with the glad awareness of the glory that is in him. My birth in you is your awakening to grandeur. Welcome me not into a manger, but into the altar to holiness, where holiness abides in perfect peace. My Kingdom is not of this world because it is in you. And you are of your Father. Let us join in honoring you, who must remain forever beyond littleness. (A Course in Miracles, T-15.iii,7:1-4;8:1-4,7;9:4-9. See also ACIM Text Made Simple.)

In this world we are unaware of our unbreakable unity with our Creator. This eternal unity is the source of our magnitude, for God shares all of Himself with His Son.

It is time to accept God’s gift of all of His Love. We accept It as we let go of our judgments by forgiving our mistaken belief that it is possible to limit God’s Creation. His Creation is as unlimited as He is. There is no limit to His Love, which extends forever. Love by Its nature extends forever. To know of our magnitude we must remove the barriers in our mind that limit the extension of Love through us.

We choose to accept the Holy Spirit’s lessons which teach us to look past the false images of the ego’s dream to the presence of Love everywhere, always. This is how we accept our part in God’s extension of Love.

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