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Choosing Christ’s Vision in All Our Doing

I can be free of suffering today.

Father, I thank You for today, and for the freedom I am certain it will bring. ²This day is holy, for today Your Son will be redeemed. ³His suffering is done. ⁴For he will hear Your Voice directing him to find Christ’s vision through forgiveness, and be free forever from all suffering. ⁵Thanks for today, my Father. ⁶I was born into this world but to achieve this day, and what it holds in joy and freedom for Your holy Son and for the world he made, which is released along with him today.

Be glad today! ²Be glad! ³There is no room for anything but joy and thanks today. ⁴Our Father has redeemed His Son this day. ⁵Not one of us but will be saved today. ⁶Not one who will remain in fear, and none the Father will not gather to Himself, awake in Heaven in the Heart of Love. (W-340)

Every moment of every day is an opportunity to free ourselves from the fear and guilt of the ego’s world. We accept the opportunity by choosing to listen for the Holy Spirit’s Voice to guide us to forgive through Christ’s vision. The vision of Christ in our mind disregards the meaningless forms of the ego’s dream. It sees beyond the form to the eternal presence of Love’s innocence everywhere. Love is our Home, our Source of peace and joy.

By letting Christ’s vision guide us throughout the day, we are free to be the Love we are without the ego’s barriers that deny God’s Love. We choose Love and peace today by choosing Christ’s vision in all our endeavors.

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Happiness Comes by Choosing the Holy Spirit’s Guidance

Each day, each hour and minute, even each second, you are deciding between the crucifixion and the resurrection; between the ego and the Holy Spirit. ²The ego is the choice for guilt; the Holy Spirit the choice for guiltlessness. ³The power of decision is all that is yours. ⁴What you can decide between is fixed, because there are no alternatives except truth and illusion. ⁵And there is no overlap between them, because they are opposites which cannot be reconciled and cannot both be true. ⁶You are guilty or guiltless, bound or free, unhappy or happy.

The miracle teaches you that you have chosen guiltlessness, freedom and joy. ²It is not a cause, but an effect. ³It is the natural result of choosing right, attesting to your happiness that comes from choosing to be free of guilt. ⁴Everyone you offer healing to returns it. ⁵Everyone you attack keeps it and cherishes it by holding it against you. ⁶Whether he does this or does it not will make no difference; you will think he does. ⁷It is impossible to offer what you do not want without this penalty. ⁸The cost of giving _is_ receiving. ⁹Either it is a penalty from which you suffer, or the happy purchase of a treasure to hold dear.

…ask the Holy Spirit everything, and leave all decisions to His gentle counsel.

The One Who knows the plan of God that God would have you follow can teach you what it is. ²Only His wisdom is capable of guiding you to follow it. …⁴The Holy Spirit knows that all salvation is escape from guilt.

Let Him, therefore, be the only Guide that you would follow to salvation. ²He knows the way, and leads you gladly on it. (A Course in Miracles, T-14.III.4:1–5:9;12:6–13:2,4;14:1-2. See also ACIM Text Made Simple.)

If we want to be truly happy, we have to give up deciding what anything means on our own. The idea that we are on our own is a mistaken belief that comes from the ego. The ego demanded autonomy from God in order to make a fantasy world in which separation appears to be true. But separation from God can never be true; the ego-made world is illusion.

Happiness comes with accepting God’s gift of all of His Love. His gift guarantees His Son perfect happiness. It is an attribute of the oneness of Love. Love never changes. It cannot be lost or altered and is therefore eternally safe. This is what we will experience when we let the Holy Spirit decide all things on our behalf. He knows we are Love and nothing else. His guidance will always teach us this eternal fact.

We want to be happy today so we choose the Holy Spirit as our Guide throughout the day. We want Him to decide all things on our behalf. And we accept His decisions with gratitude.

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The Path to True Perception

⁴The real world, in its loveliness, you learn to reach. ⁵Fantasies are all undone, and no one and nothing remain still bound by them, and by your own forgiveness you are free to see. ⁶Yet what you see is only what you made, with the blessing of your forgiveness on it. ⁷And with this final blessing of God’s Son upon himself, the real perception, born of the new perspective he has learned, has served its purpose.

²Perception will be meaningless when it has been perfected, for everything that has been used for learning will have no function. ³Nothing will ever change; no shifts nor shadings, no differences, no variations that made perception possible will still occur.

The real world is attained simply by the complete forgiveness of the old, the world you see without forgiveness. ²The great Transformer of perception will undertake with you the careful searching of the mind that made this world, and uncover to you the seeming reasons for your making it. ³In the light of the real reason that He brings, as you follow Him, He will show you that there is no reason here at all. ⁴Each spot His reason touches grows alive with beauty, and what seemed ugly in the darkness of your lack of reason is suddenly released to loveliness. ⁵Not even what the Son of God made in insanity could be without a hidden spark of beauty that gentleness could release. (A Course in Miracles, T-17.II.3:4-7;4:2-3;5. See also ACIM Text Made Simple.)

When we identified with the ego, we accepted its lessons which taught us to believe that separation is real. The effect of this decision is the world we experience as a body. To free ourselves from this world of fear and guilt we need to choose a different Teacher. His lessons teach us how to forgive our mistaken beliefs to learn that only Love is real.

As we learn these lessons, our perception is purified. When forgiveness is complete, true perception shows us the Love beyond all the fantasy images we made in our allegiance to the ego. These images no longer have meaning to us for we know only the oneness of Love is real.

We need not be concerned about when we will reach true perception. We need only be vigilant to let the Holy Spirit teach us how to forgive our misperceptions. This practice will return us to the realization of the Love we are in the Heart of God.

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How to Be Free to Be Happy

I can be free of suffering today.

Father, I thank You for today, and for the freedom I am certain it will bring. ²This day is holy, for today Your Son will be redeemed. ³His suffering is done. ⁴For he will hear Your Voice directing him to find Christ’s vision through forgiveness, and be free forever from all suffering. ⁵Thanks for today, my Father. ⁶I was born into this world but to achieve this day, and what it holds in joy and freedom for Your holy Son and for the world he made, which is released along with him today.

Be glad today! ²Be glad! ³There is no room for anything but joy and thanks today. ⁴Our Father has redeemed His Son this day. ⁵Not one of us but will be saved today. ⁶Not one who will remain in fear, and none the Father will not gather to Himself, awake in Heaven in the Heart of Love. (A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 340, W-340. See also ACIM Lesson 340 Insights.)

If we are not supremely happy, we are suffering from a belief in a false image of what we are. Joy is an attribute of Love, and our true Self is Love and nothing else. Every moment of every day that is not happy is an opportunity to forgive. We have a choice. We can choose to welcome the lesson in forgiveness the Holy Spirit will bring to us or we can continue with our old habit of believing the world of separation is real.

We do not have to accept less than perfect happiness. Today we choose to accept the opportunities offered us to forgive our mistaken beliefs and welcome the Love that is God’s eternal gift to us. It is a choice to be glad.

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Let the Christ Mind Interpret All Perceptions

It is impossible not to believe what you see, but it is equally impossible to see what you do not believe. ²Perceptions are built up on the basis of experience, and experience leads to beliefs. ³It is not until beliefs are fixed that perceptions stabilize. ⁴In effect, then, what you believe you do see. ⁵That is what I meant when I said, “Blessed are ye who have not seen and still believe,” for those who believe in the resurrection will see it. ⁶The resurrection is the complete triumph of Christ over the ego, not by attack but by transcendence. ⁷For Christ does rise above the ego and all its works, and ascends to the Father and His Kingdom.

⁹Let the Christ in you interpret for you, and do not try to limit what you see by narrow little beliefs that are unworthy of God’s Son. ¹⁰For until Christ comes into His Own, the Son of God will see himself as Fatherless.

I am your resurrection and your life. ²You live in me because you live in God. ³And everyone lives in you, as you live in everyone. ⁴Can you, then, perceive unworthiness in a brother and not perceive it in yourself? ⁵And can you perceive it in yourself and not perceive it in God? ⁶Believe in the resurrection because it has been accomplished, and it has been accomplished in you. ⁷This is as true now as it will ever be, for the resurrection is the Will of God, which knows no time and no exceptions. ⁸But make no exceptions yourself, or you will not perceive what has been accomplished for you. (A Course in Miracles, T-11.VI.1;3:9–4:8. See also ACIM Text Made Simple.)

Today I had an experience which demonstrated that we see what we believe. I was looking for a box to pack a piece of office equipment in preparation to move our office. I believed the box was white with black type on it. I went to the storeroom where I believed the box was. I looked throughout the room and did not see the box, yet I remembered seeing it there recently. I walked away wondering how I could have missed it. I paused and was inspired to go back and look again. There was the box in plain sight. But the box was a brown with black type, not white as I believed it was.

This is an example of what Jesus is asking us to do. We need to let the Christ in our mind help us look beyond our beliefs to the truth of our unity with our Creator and all His Creations. We need to give the Christ priority as the Interpreter of what we perceive. This is the key to undoing our mistaken beliefs to reveal the eternal truth of our oneness in the Universe of Love.

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Being a Comforter in the World

What Comforter can there be for the sick [separated] children of God except His power through you? ²Remember that it does not matter where in the Sonship [the Comforter] is accepted. ³He is always accepted for all, and when your mind receives Him the remembrance of Him awakens throughout the Sonship. ⁴Heal your brothers simply by accepting God for them. ⁵Your minds are not separate, and God has only one channel for healing because He has but one Son. ⁶God’s remaining Communication Link with all His children joins them together, and them to Him. ⁷To be aware of this is to heal them because it is the awareness that no one is separate, and so no one is sick.

To believe that a Son of God can be sick is to believe that part of God can suffer. ²Love cannot suffer, because it cannot attack. ³The remembrance of love therefore brings invulnerability with it. ⁴Do not side with sickness in the presence of a Son of God even if he believes in it, for your acceptance of God in him acknowledges the Love of God he has forgotten. ⁵Your recognition of him as part of God reminds him of the truth about himself, which he is denying. ⁶Would you strengthen his denial of God and thus lose sight of yourself? ⁷Or would you remind him of his wholeness and remember your Creator with him? (A Course in Miracles, T-10.III.2–3. See also ACIM Text Made Simple.)

Our only meaningful purpose in the world is to bring healing to our brothers. To do this, we must accept the help of God’s Comforter, the Holy Spirit. God placed the Holy Spirit in our mind to teach us that we remain whole and complete as God’s one Son. Accepting this fact heals our mind. With this healed mind, we can comfort our brothers, for we will see the truth in them. We will not be deceived by the mistaken self-image our brother thinks he is.

To bring healing to the world, we need to be willing to accept the Holy Spirit’s help. His Love will comfort our minds, bringing us peace and happiness. Today we choose the Holy Spirit’s comfort by accepting His help to forgive the false idols we have made about ourselves and our brothers in the world. He will teach us to see the Love shine away the hate, let peace replace fear and let joy replace guilt.

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Forgiveness Brings the End of Illusions

Can what has no beginning really end? ²The world will end in an illusion, as it began. ³Yet will its ending be an illusion of mercy. ⁴The illusion of forgiveness, complete, excluding no one, limitless in gentleness, will cover it, hiding all evil, concealing all sin and ending guilt forever. ⁵So ends the world that guilt had made, for now it has no purpose and is gone. ⁶The father of illusions is the belief that they have a purpose; that they serve a need or gratify a want. ⁷Perceived as purposeless, [illusions] are no longer seen. ⁸Their uselessness is recognized, and they are gone. ⁹How but in this way are all illusions ended? ¹⁰They have been brought to truth, and truth saw them not. ¹¹It merely overlooked the meaningless.

Until forgiveness is complete, the world does have a purpose. ²It becomes the home in which forgiveness is born, and where it grows and becomes stronger and more all-embracing. ³Here is [forgiveness] nourished, for here it is needed. ⁴A gentle Savior, born where sin was made and guilt seemed real. ⁵Here is His home, for here there is need of Him indeed. ⁶He brings the ending of the world with Him. ⁷It is His Call God’s teachers answer, turning to Him in silence to receive His Word. ⁸The world will end when all things in it have been rightly judged by His judgment. ⁹The world will end with the benediction of holiness upon it. ¹⁰When not one thought of sin remains, the world is over. ¹¹It will not be destroyed nor attacked nor even touched. ¹²It will merely cease to seem to be.

⁹To turn hell into Heaven is the function of God’s teachers, for what they teach are lessons in which Heaven is reflected. ¹⁰And now sit down in true humility, and realize that all God would have you do you can do. ¹¹Do not be arrogant and say you cannot learn His Own curriculum. ¹²His Word says otherwise. ¹³His Will be done. ¹⁴It cannot be otherwise. ¹⁵And be you thankful it is so. (A Course in Miracles, M-14.1:1–2:12;5:9-15)

There is only one meaningful purpose for our seeming existence in the world. It is a purpose God assigned to the Holy Spirit and to His Son. We are to forgive every illusion. Only illusions obscure the reality of Heaven as our Home. Illusions make it seem that we are not in Heaven. They support the belief that separation from God is real.

God calls to us through the Holy Spirit to forgive the illusions that seem to separate His Son, our true Self, from His Love. His Love for His Son remains untouched. It is all that is true. Forgiveness peels away the false beliefs that make us feel unloved, abandoned, powerless and limited. They are unreal and therefore untrue.

Today let’s focus on accepting the Holy Spirit’s help to forgive the ego-made illusions and let the Love we are be revealed. Together we teach the world and ourselves that only Love is real.

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