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Accepting the Certainty of God’s Love

I will accept Atonement for myself.

Here is the end of choice. ²For here we come to a decision to accept ourselves as God created us. ³And what is choice except uncertainty of what we are? ⁴There is no doubt that is not rooted here. ⁵There is no question but reflects this one. ⁶There is no conflict that does not entail the single, simple question, “What am I?”

Yet who could ask this question except one who has refused to recognize himself?

Nothing the world believes is true. ²It is a place whose purpose is to be a home where those who claim they do not know themselves can come to question what it is they are. ³And they will come again until the time Atonement is accepted, and they learn it is impossible to doubt yourself, and not to be aware of what you are.

Only acceptance can be asked of you, for what you are is certain.

…our mission is:

³I will accept Atonement for myself, for I remain as God created me.

⁴We have not lost the knowledge that God gave to us when He created us like Him. ⁵We can remember it for everyone, for in creation are all minds as one. (A Course in Miracles, W-139.1:1–2:1;7:1–8:1;11:2-5. See also ACIM Lesson 139 Insights.)

Accepting Atonement means we accept that we are Love and nothing else. We know that this is true for everyone because only Love is real. With this acceptance we are at peace, for we are certain nothing can change God’s eternal Love.

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Accepting a Transformed Vision

My sight goes forth to look upon Christ’s face.

I ask Your blessing on my sight today. ²It is the means which You have chosen to become the way to show me my mistakes, and look beyond them. ³It is given me to find a new perception through the Guide You gave to me, and through His lessons to surpass perception and return to truth. ⁴I ask for the illusion which transcends all those I made. ⁵Today I choose to see a world forgiven, in which everyone shows me the face of Christ, and teaches me that what I look upon belongs to me; that nothing is, except Your holy Son.

Today our sight is blessed indeed. ²We share one vision, as we look upon the face of Him Whose Self is ours. ³We are one because of Him Who is the Son of God; of Him Who is our own Identity. (A Course in Miracles, W-269. See also ACIM Lesson 269 Insights.)

The ego uses the body as an instrument for judgment. First it sees itself as separate. Then it judges the body for what it seems to do and say. It judges what happens to the body and what bodies do to other bodies. This emphasis maintains fear and guilt. It blocks awareness of the oneness of God’s Love.

Today we are called to emphasize a different focus. Now we are to let the Holy Spirit help us recognize the Love beyond appearances of bodies. As we learn to see with the eyes of Christ, we see our unity. The appearance of bodies is looked past. The Holy Spirit helps us see that everyone is united with us in God’s Love.

Together we are God’s one Son. As we accept this vision, we see a transformed world.

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Choosing the Happiness That Is Our Inheritance

I have already chosen what You will.

Father, I thought I wandered from Your Will, defied it, broke its laws, and interposed a second will more powerful than Yours. ²Yet what I am in truth is but Your Will, extended and extending. ³This am I, and this will never change. ⁴As You are One, so am I one with You. ⁵And this I chose in my creation, where my will became forever one with Yours. ⁶That choice was made for all eternity. ⁷It cannot change, and be in opposition to itself. ⁸Father, my will is Yours. ⁹And I am safe, untroubled and serene, in endless joy, because it is Your Will that it be so.

Today we will accept our union with each other and our Source. ²We have no will apart from His, and all of us are one because His Will is shared by all of us. ³Through it we recognize that we are one. ⁴Through it we find our way at last to God. (A Course in Miracles, W-329. See also ACIM Lesson 329 Insights.)

God’s Will is that His creations be happy. We share His Will with everyone. The appearance of unhappiness only shows us that we believe an illusion of our self is real. This illusion occurs in a dream that is the effect of denying God’s Will. We can dream of a different will but we cannot make it true.

Because we were created to share God’s eternal joy, we always have the option to accept our true Will to be happy that we share with Him. Today we ask the Holy Spirit to help us remember our oneness with everyone and know that we are safe in the Love of our Creator.

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Creating a Healthy Habit That Leads to Joy

I rule my mind, which I alone must rule.

I have a kingdom I must rule. ²At times, it does not seem I am its king at all. ³It seems to triumph over me, and tell me what to think, and what to do and feel. ⁴And yet it has been given me to serve whatever purpose I perceive in it. ⁵My mind can only serve. ⁶Today I give its service to the Holy Spirit to employ as He sees fit. ⁷I thus direct my mind, which I alone can rule. ⁸And thus I set it free to do the Will of God.

Father, my mind is open to Your Thoughts, and closed today to every thought but Yours. ²I rule my mind, and offer it to You. ³Accept my gift, for it is Yours to me. (A Course in Miracles, W-236. See also ACIM Lesson 236 Insights.)

Habits can help us function in our daily life. But they can also limit us to patterns that are not in our best interest. The habit of believing the ego is our identity keeps us trapped in a dream of separation. Habits can be changed but this change requires vigilance to break free from the trance that keeps us repeating the past.

We have the ability to redirect our mind to follow our Guide Who will always direct us to what is in our best interest. Today we are called to welcome the Holy Spirit’s lead in our mind. As we let Him direct our thoughts, we will see only cause for Love.

Either we will join in the Love we recognize in our brothers or we will answer calls for Love with Love. We have this option in every moment. It is the choice that leads us to remembering we are the Self God created one with Him. It is the path to joy.

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A Dedication to Being Love Today

Truth answers every call we make to God, responding first with miracles, and then returning unto us to be itself.

Forgiveness, truth’s reflection, tells me how to offer miracles, and thus escape the prison house in which I think I live. ²Your holy Son is pointed out to me, first in my brother; then in me. ³Your Voice instructs me patiently to hear Your Word, and give as I receive. ⁴And as I look upon Your Son today, I hear Your Voice instructing me to find the way to You, as You appointed that the way shall be:

⁵“Behold his sinlessness, and be you healed.” (A Course in Miracles, W-357. See also ACIM Lesson 357 Insights.)

Our brother is our savior because how we perceive him shows us what we think we are. As we learn to see him as the holy Son of God he is, we learn that we are one with Him as God’s Son.

Today we ask the Holy Spirit to help us see as He sees. As we see a forgiven world with Christ’s vision, we will learn of Christ within ourselves. Forgiveness clears away our barriers to Love. We would see a world of Love and learn that we are Love. This is our dedication for today.

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God’s Law Unites Us in Love

I am entitled to miracles.

²I am entitled to miracles because I am under no laws but God’s. ³His laws release me from all grievances, and replace them with miracles. ⁴And I would accept the miracles in place of the grievances, which are but illusions that hide the miracles beyond. ⁵Now I would accept only what the laws of God entitle me to have, that I may use it on behalf of the function He has given me.

“You might use these suggestions for specific applications of this idea:

²Behind this is a miracle to which I am entitled.
³Let me not hold a grievance against you, [name], but offer you the miracle that belongs to you instead.
⁴Seen truly, this offers me a miracle.
(A Course in Miracles, W-89.1–2. See also ACIM Lesson 89 Insights.)

God’s law is only Love is real. It is the law that unites us eternally with Him and all His Creation.

The miracle occurs when we forgive our barriers to Love. This forgiveness transforms our vision to see that we are united in God’s Love. Nothing else exists in truth. When we accept the miracle, our judgments are dispelled, conflict disappears and we see a world transformed.

We are entitled to miracles because we are God’s Son, wholly loved and wholly loving. In gratitude we accept that we are entitled to miracles.

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Resting in the Power of Love

Patience

Those who are certain of the outcome can afford to wait, and wait without anxiety. ²Patience is natural to the teacher of God. ³All he sees is certain outcome, at a time perhaps unknown to him as yet, but not in doubt. ⁴The time will be as right as is the answer. ⁵And this is true for everything that happens now or in the future. ⁶The past as well held no mistakes; nothing that did not serve to benefit the world, as well as him to whom it seemed to happen. ⁷Perhaps it was not understood at the time. ⁸Even so, the teacher of God is willing to reconsider all his past decisions, if they are causing pain to anyone. ⁹Patience is natural to those who trust. ¹⁰Sure of the ultimate interpretation of all things in time, no outcome already seen or yet to come can cause them fear. (A Course in Miracles, M-4.VIII.1)

Impatience is always a sign that we are identifying with the ego. It uses time to justify guilt and fear. Guilt is always about the past. Fear is about the future or impending loss. While we identify with the ego, life seems to be constant conflict between thoughts of what might happen and what we believe has happened which might happen again.

Our true Self knows that time is not real. It knows that we are perfectly safe in changeless Love. Nothing can happen to change the Self that is God’s one Son. As we let go of our fear thoughts, time becomes less and less of a distraction. Increasingly our minds are open to seeing the presence of Love in our brothers. We see the Light of Love surrounding us. We feel the joy of sharing Love without limit. We rest in the certainty of God’s Love in which we dwell.

Today we ask the Holy Spirit to help us see past things of time and welcome the peace of mind that comes with the power of Love.

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