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We Are Eternally in Love’s Presence

You are one Self, united and secure in light and joy and peace. ²You are God’s Son, one Self, with one Creator and one goal; to bring awareness of this oneness to all minds, that true creation may extend the allness and the unity of God. ³You are one Self, complete and healed and whole, with power to lift the veil of darkness from the world, and let the light in you come through to teach the world the truth about yourself.

You are one Self, in perfect harmony with all there is, and all that there will be. ²You are one Self, the holy Son of God, united with your brothers in that Self; united with your Father in His Will. ³Feel this one Self in you, and let It shine away all your illusions and your doubts. ⁴This is your Self, the Son of God Himself, sinless as Its Creator, with His strength within you and His Love forever yours. ⁵You are one Self, and it is given you to feel this Self within you, and to cast all your illusions out of the one Mind that is this Self, the holy truth in you.

²To everyone you meet today, be sure to give the promise of today’s idea and tell him this:

³You are one Self with me, united with our Creator in this Self. ⁴I honor you because of What I am, and What He is, Who loves us both as One. (A Course in Miracles, W-95.12:1–13:5;15:2-4. See also ACIM Lesson 95 Insights.)

It is time to claim our inheritance. It is waiting only for our acceptance. We have mistakenly identified with the ego’s rejection of God’s unlimited gift of all of Himself. We can change our mind and remember our safety, our happiness and peace as we dwell in the Heart of God. We have not left His Home, though we dream of being in a far away place, alone and powerless.

Today we accept the truth that we are one Self, forever united with our Creator. We share His Will to be Love and extend Love. We want only to be truly helpful to our brothers by joining with the Love they are. With our willingness, we will be guided in what to think, say and do that extends Love in the world. This is our heart’s desire. We give thanks that we remain as God created us, eternally in the presence of Love.

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Christ’s Vision Sees Our Unity with All in Love

Let me not see myself as limited.

Let me behold the Son of God today, and witness to his glory. ²Let me not try to obscure the holy light in him, and see his strength diminished and reduced to frailty; nor perceive the lacks in him with which I would attack his sovereignty.

He is Your Son, my Father. ²And today I would behold his gentleness instead of my illusions. ³He is what I am, and as I see him so I see myself. ⁴Today I would see truly, that this day I may at last identify with him. (A Course in Miracles, W-250. See also ACIM Lesson 250 Insights.)

The world we see is a projection of what we believe about ourselves. We see a world of separate things and separate bodies because we believe we are a body, separate from all others. But we can learn to see our brothers differently with the Holy Spirit’s help. We ask the Holy Spirit to be our interpreter of all our perceptions. We want to see with Christ’s vision which overlooks the form to the eternal presence of Love.

As we accept Christ’s vision, we recognize the Love our brother is and naturally join with It. The Love we are always joins with Love. As we accept Christ’s vision, we learn that our true Self is not separate and alone. It is forever united with God in His Love along with all our brothers. As we accept this, we feel the strength of God in us. We feel His peace and gentleness. We know we are safe in the sure protection of God’s changeless Love.

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Our Peace and Happiness Depend on God’s Gift

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. ⁶And in our memory is the recall how dear our brothers are to us in truth, how much a part of us is every mind, how faithful they have really been to us, and how our Father’s Love contains them all. (A Course in Miracles, W-139.1:1–2:1;7:1–8:1;11:2-6. See also ACIM Lesson 139 Insights.)

The Course is consistent and unequivocal in its statement that nothing the world believes is true. Our salvation depends on this fact. Beliefs can be changed. We are always free to choose what we believe. Instead of choosing the ego’s denial of reality, we can choose to accept the truth that we remain as God created us. We are still one with Him in His Love. Everyone is one with us in that Love. No exceptions. There are no conditions we must meet to qualify for God’s Love. He has not changed His Mind about His Creations. They remain forever at one with Him.

The only condition is that we must be willing to accept only the truth and nothing but the truth. We must accept no substitutes for God’s Love. Everything the ego offers that seems to be attractive or valuable is a substitute for Love. Being the denial of Reality, the ego offers only illusions with no meaning whatsoever in truth.

Today we make a choice. We choose to accept God’s gift of all of His Love. We welcome His loving embrace. We take comfort in the changelessness of His Love. As we look upon the world today, we remind ourselves that beyond what we see in the world is the Reality of God’s Love. Our happiness and peace depend upon this practice.

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How to Co-create with God

Creation is the sum of all God’s Thoughts, in number infinite, and everywhere without all limit. ²Only love creates, and only like itself. ³There was no time when all that it created was not there. ⁴Nor will there be a time when anything that it created suffers any loss. ⁵Forever and forever are God’s Thoughts exactly as they were and as they are, unchanged through time and after time is done.

Creation is the opposite of all illusions, for creation is the truth. ²Creation is the holy Son of God, for in creation is His Will complete in every aspect, making every part container of the whole.

We are creation; we the Sons of God. ²We seem to be discrete, and unaware of our eternal unity with Him. ³Yet back of all our doubts, past all our fears, there still is certainty. ⁴For love remains with all its Thoughts, its sureness being theirs. ⁵God’s memory is in our holy minds, which know their oneness and their unity with their Creator. ⁶Let our function be only to let this memory return, only to let God’s Will be done on earth, only to be restored to sanity, and to be but as God created us. (A Course in Miracles, W-pII.11.1;3:1-2;4. See also ACIM Lesson 321 Insights.)

We co-create with God when we join in extending His Love. Our true Self has never stopped creating, never stopped extending Love. But this world is the result of the ego’s wish to limit Love, to keep some for itself alone. This could never happen in truth. To remember our part in extending God’s Love, we must forgive—let go of—the wish for specialness.

The world we see of separate forms, separate places and separate times is a reflection of the ego’s attempt to limit Love. This is why forgiveness is the key to happiness. Joy is an aspect of God’s Love. We are only truly happy when we join in extending His Love.

While we seem to live in this world, our only meaningful function is to let go of our belief that anything in the world of separation has value. What truly has value can only be what is real—the Love of God. Today we ask the Holy Spirit’s help to see past the limited images of the world and join with the eternal extension of Love as co-creator with God.

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We Are Blessed as We Share God’s Blessing

Your peace is with me, Father. I am safe.

Your peace surrounds me, Father. ²Where I go, Your peace goes there with me. ³It sheds its light on everyone I meet. ⁴I bring it to the desolate and lonely and afraid. ⁵I give Your peace to those who suffer pain, or grieve for loss, or think they are bereft of hope and happiness. ⁶Send them to me, my Father. ⁷Let me bring Your peace with me. ⁸For I would save Your Son, as is Your Will, that I may come to recognize my Self.

And so we go in peace. ²To all the world we give the message that we have received. ³And thus we come to hear the Voice for God, Who speaks to us as we relate His Word; Whose Love we recognize because we share the Word that He has given unto us. (A Course in Miracles, W-245. See also ACIM Lesson 245 Insights.)

It seems strange that we would ask God to bring us the fearful, lonely, hopeless and grieving. It is helpful to remember these represent opportunities for us to bring peace to those whom we perceive as “others.” These opportunities are gifts, for by sharing peace we know that we have peace. By extending Love we accept God’s gift of all His love.

Those whom we are called upon to bring peace are reflections of our own mistaken beliefs about our reality. As we answer the calls for peace and Love, we heal ourselves. When we accept God’s peace in our minds, we are receptive to the guidance of His Voice to bring the healing Light of Love to the world. We are blessed as we bring God’s blessings to the world. This is good day to practice.

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The Choice for Heaven

There is a borderland of thought that stands between this world and Heaven. ²It is not a place, and when you reach it is apart from time. ³Here is the meeting place where thoughts are brought together; where conflicting values meet and all illusions are laid down beside the truth, where they are judged to be untrue. ⁴This borderland is just beyond the gate of Heaven. ⁵Here is every thought made pure and wholly simple. ⁶Here is sin denied, and everything that is received instead.

This is the journey’s end. ²We have referred to it as the real world. …⁵[Knowledge and perception] are brought together, and only one continues past the gate where oneness is. ⁶Salvation is a borderland where place and time and choice have meaning still, and yet it can be seen that they are temporary, out of place, and every choice has been already made.

Salvation stops just short of Heaven, for only perception needs salvation. ²Heaven was never lost, and so cannot be saved. ³Yet who can make a choice between the wish for Heaven and the wish for hell unless he recognizes they are not the same? ⁴This difference is the learning goal this course has set. (A Course in Miracles, T-26.III.2;3:1-2,5-6;5:1-4. See also ACIM Text Made Simple.)

When we choose to identify with the ego—believe we are a body—we are really choosing hell. The ego has cleverly disguised it as an appealing place where we can get what we want. We can be special, unique and have things nobody else has.

These things seem to make us happy. But if we are honest with ourselves, we realize that obtaining anything the ego offers never brings lasting happiness. That is why the world is a depressing place. This is a loveless world and lack of Love is depressing. Eventually we all reach a point where we realize this world is not what we really want.

This turning point makes us willing to reconsider our values. Now we are open to the Holy Spirit’s loving guidance that will teach us how to distinguish reality from illusion. We are open to the real world where we can learn how to bring our illusions to the truth where their nothingness is recognized.

Our journey now has a new purpose—to learn to differentiate between illusions and reality. This purpose leads us to the real world where we realize we only need to choose the truth. We need only to accept the oneness of Love as our Reality. This is the choice for Heaven.

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How to Make Today Happy and Peaceful

Would you receive the messages of God? ²For thus do you become His messenger. ³You are appointed now. ⁴And yet you wait to give the messages you have received. ⁵And so you do not know that they are yours, and do not recognize them. ⁶No one can receive and understand he has received until he gives. ⁷For in the giving is his own acceptance of what he received.

²He needs our voice that He may speak through us. ³He needs our hands to hold His messages, and carry them to those whom He appoints. ⁴He needs our feet to bring us where He wills, that those who wait in misery may be at last delivered. ⁵And He needs our will united with His Own, that we may be the true receivers of the gifts He gives.

²I am among the ministers of God, and I am grateful that I have the means by which to recognize that I am free.

The world recedes as we light up our minds, and realize these holy words are true. ²They are the message sent to us today from our Creator. ³Now we demonstrate how they have changed our minds about ourselves, and what our function is. ⁴For as we prove that we accept no will we do not share, our many gifts from our Creator will spring to our sight and leap into our hands, and we will recognize what we received. (A Course in Miracles, W-154.8;11:2-5;13:2–14:4. See also ACIM Lesson 154 Insights.)

We dwell in Love as Love. The Holy Spirit is feeding us God’s messages of Love 24/7. If we are not experiencing God’s Love it is because we are not sharing It. Love must be shared to be known.

The ego does not know how to share because it is the wish not to share. As long as we identify with the ego, we are unaware of God’s Love. We need to learn how to share because we have taught ourselves how not to share. God has given us His purpose—to share His Love without limit. The Holy Spirit will help us undo the limitation we have given ourselves. We do this by accepting His help to forgive the world for all we thought it was.

Forgiveness frees us to share God’s gift of Love. It undoes the barriers we have made against awareness of Love’s presence. As we forgive, the Light of Love becomes brighter in our world. The images of our world become less important as we experience the blessing that comes with letting God’s Love flow through us to everyone and everything. Happiness and peace come as we accept God’s Love by giving It. Let us make today a happy and peaceful day.

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