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Awaken to Love with Christ’s Vision

Father, Christ’s vision is Your gift to me, and it has power to translate all that the body’s eyes behold into the sight of a forgiven world. ²How glorious and gracious is this world! ³Yet how much more will I perceive in it than sight can give. ⁴The world forgiven signifies Your Son acknowledges his Father, lets his dreams be brought to truth, and waits expectantly the one remaining instant more of time which ends forever, as Your memory returns to him. ⁵And now his will is one with Yours. ⁶His function now is but Your Own, and every thought except Your Own is gone.

The quiet of today will bless our hearts, and through them peace will come to everyone. ²Christ is our eyes today. ³And through His sight we offer healing to the world through Him, the holy Son whom God created whole; the holy Son whom God created one. (A Course in Miracles, W-270.1–2. See also ACIM Lesson 270 Insights.)

We believe what the body’s senses tell us because we want separation to be real. Only if separation were real could we be special and unique. But this wish denies the oneness of Love. It is through Christ’s vision that we forgive the wish that denies the Love we are.

We want to remember Love. In fact, everyone in this world is searching for Love. But the body cannot show us Love, nor lead us to It. Love has no form and cannot be seen with the body’s eyes. But Love can be expressed in this world in forms through which it can be received. Through Christ’s vision, we can see the Love that is in everyone. This vision of Love guides us to express Love in the dream.

Today we are willing to receive Christ’s vision to bring healing to the dream. This is how we awaken to the Love we are.

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Letting Love Be Our Guide

The Holy Spirit needs my voice today, that all the world may listen to Your Voice, and hear Your Word through me. ²I am resolved to let You speak through me, for I would use no words but Yours, and have no thoughts which are apart from Yours, for only Yours are true. ³I would be savior to the world I made. ⁴For having damned it I would set it free, that I may find escape, and hear the Word Your holy Voice will speak to me today.

We teach today what we would learn, and that alone. ²And so our learning goal becomes an unconflicted one, and possible of easy reach and quick accomplishment. ³How gladly does the Holy Spirit come to rescue us from hell, when we allow His teaching to persuade the world, through us, to seek and find the easy path to God. (A Course in Miracles, W-296.1–2. See also ACIM Lesson 296 Insights.)

As we learn the Holy Spirit’s lessons in Love, we become messengers of Love in the world. We heal the world by our own healing, demonstrated in the way we live as followers of the Holy Spirit.

We dedicate today to keeping our mind quiet and open to the Holy Spirit’s lessons. With His help, we will see past appearances in the world to the Love that is everywhere, always. We will be His voice as we let Love guide our perceptions, words and actions. It will be a day full of blessings.

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Accepting God’s Eternal Gifts

All things are given you. ²God’s trust in you is limitless. ³He knows His Son. ⁴He gives without exception, holding nothing back that can contribute to your happiness. ⁵And yet, unless your will is one with His, His gifts are not received. ⁶But what would make you think there is another will than His?

Here is the paradox that underlies the making of the world. ²This world is not the Will of God, and so it is not real.

Yet in his lonely, senseless wanderings, God’s gifts go with him, all unknown to him. ²He cannot lose them. ³But he will not look at what is given him. ⁴He wanders on, aware of the futility he sees about him everywhere, perceiving how his little lot but dwindles, as he goes ahead to nowhere. ⁵Still he wanders on in misery and poverty, alone though God is with him, and a treasure his so great that everything the world contains is valueless before its magnitude.

³One walks with you Who gently answers all your fears with this one merciful reply, “It is not so.” ⁴He points to all the gifts you have each time the thought of poverty oppresses you, and speaks of His Companionship when you perceive yourself as lonely and afraid.

⁴Be witness in your happiness to how transformed the mind becomes which chooses to accept His gifts, and feel the touch of Christ. (W-166.1:1–2:2;5;11:3-4;15:4)

We have a mighty Companion, Whose sole purpose is to teach us that this dream is not real. We already have all that we need. We are wholly loved and eternally united with the Source of Love. The gift given by our Creator includes all His strength, peace and joy. As we accept our Companion’s lessons, we know we are eternally safe, invulnerable to any images in the dream.

What God gives is given eternally. His strength is ours with His guarantee. It can be helpful to remind ourselves when our peace is disturbed: “God is with me. His strength and Love are mine. I am safe. I rest in His peace.” With this reminder, we ask the Holy Spirit for His vision to help us see the truth beyond the dream.

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Learning to See Past Illusions to Truth

It is sin’s unreality that makes forgiveness natural and wholly sane, a deep relief to those who offer it; a quiet blessing where it is received. ²It does not countenance illusions, but collects them lightly, with a little laugh, and gently lays them at the feet of truth. ³And there they disappear entirely.

Forgiveness is the only thing that stands for truth in the illusions of the world. ²It sees their nothingness, and looks straight through the thousand forms in which they may appear. ³It looks on lies, but it is not deceived.

The strength of pardon is its honesty, which is so uncorrupted that it sees illusions as illusions, not as truth. ²It is because of this that it becomes the undeceiver in the face of lies; the great restorer of the simple truth. ³By [pardon’s] ability to overlook what is not there, it opens up the way to truth, which has been blocked by dreams of guilt. ⁴Now are you free to follow in the way your true forgiveness opens up to you. ⁵For if one brother has received this gift of you, the door is open to yourself. (A Course in Miracles, W-134.6:1–7:3;8. See also ACIM Lesson 134 Insights.)

Our perception of the world is fully in our control. The world we see is a projection of the beliefs we have accepted for ourselves. We have all experienced that beliefs can change. This ability to change our beliefs means we are not locked in to the dream of fear and guilt.

We always have the ability to change our mind. The appearance of a world we cannot control is the ego’s trick to make us believe we are lost in the dream. With the Holy Spirit’s help, we can learn to see with Christ’s vision. His vision overlooks appearances to see the eternal truth in everyone and everything. It sees that only Love is real.

When we accept the Holy Spirit’s help to see with the eyes of Christ, forgiveness is natural. An illusion recognized for what it is, is easily dismissed. Today we welcome the presence of our holy Comforter. His Love surrounds us and clears away false perceptions to see the Love that unites us with our Creator and Reality. In this recognition we will bless our brothers, who are one with us.

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Our Journey into Light

This course is a beginning, not an end. ²Your Friend goes with you. ³You are not alone. ⁴No one who calls on Him can call in vain. ⁵Whatever troubles you, be certain that He has the answer, and will gladly give it to you, if you simply turn to Him and ask it of Him. ⁶He will not withhold all answers that you need for anything that seems to trouble you. ⁷He knows the way to solve all problems, and resolve all doubts. ⁸His certainty is yours. ⁹You need but ask it of Him, and it will be given you.

²Henceforth, hear but the Voice for God and for your Self when you retire from the world, to seek reality instead. ³He will direct your efforts, telling you exactly what to do, how to direct your mind, and when to come to Him in silence, asking for His sure direction and His certain Word. ⁴His is the Word that God has given you. ⁵His is the Word you chose to be your own.

And now I place you in His hands, to be His faithful follower, with Him as Guide through every difficulty and all pain that you may think is real.

³You will be told exactly what God wills for you each time there is a choice to make. ⁴And He will speak for God and for your Self, thus making sure that hell will claim you not, and that each choice you make brings Heaven nearer to your reach. (A Course in Miracles, W-ep.1;3:2–4:1;5:3-4)

We are on a journey of a lifetime. It leads us to awareness that in truth, we are timeless, eternally at one with God. We have a Guide to lead us to our awakening. The path seems to wander because we have been following a guide that does not know the truth of What we are. It leads us through myriad illusions that go nowhere and accomplish nothing.

But God has given us a Guide Whose function is to lead us to Reality. His message is that we are Love and nothing else. He offers us correction of the misguided paths we have followed. As we follow God’s Voice, we learn to see past the false images to the Light of Love in which we live and have our being. This journey without distance leads us from darkness to Light, from fear to Love.

We are grateful that we have been given the means to awaken to the Self God created as His Son.

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The Lesson That Returns Us to Heaven

God is my strength. Vision is His gift.

The idea for today combines two very powerful thoughts, both of major importance. ²It also sets forth a cause and effect relationship that explains why you cannot fail in your efforts to achieve the goal of the course. ³You will see because it is the Will of God. ⁴It is His strength, not your own, that gives you power. ⁵And it is His gift, rather than your own, that offers vision to you.

God is indeed your strength, and what He gives is truly given. ²This means that you can receive it any time and anywhere, wherever you are, and in whatever circumstance you find yourself. ³Your passage through time and space is not at random. ⁴You cannot but be in the right place at the right time. ⁵Such is the strength of God. ⁶Such are His gifts.

²The idea for the day is a beginning step in bringing thoughts together, and teaching you that you are studying a unified thought system in which nothing is lacking that is needed, and nothing is included that is contradictory or irrelevant. (A Course in Miracles, W-42.1–2;7:2. See also ACIM Lesson 42 Insights.)

God’s gift of vision has nothing to do with the body’s eyes. The body’s eyes are the ego’s substitute “gift” to entice us to see and believe separation is real. This seeing only sees barriers to Love’s presence. God’s gift sees only the oneness of Love everywhere.

The body’s eyes also show us that we are vulnerable to attack and need to plan for our safety. Yet God has given us His strength. There is no real opponent to His strength. Only the ego’s images of separation seen through the body’s eyes seem to show us that there is a strength we need to protect ourselves from. The ego projects this image onto God and tells us we must fear God; we must fear Love.

Now we are being shown that all of God’s strength and Love are ours. That is His Will. We remain united with Him eternally in all of His Love. This lesson, fully learned, will bring us Home to the Love and safety of Heaven in God.

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Our Need to Remember Love

Today I let Christ’s vision look upon all
things for me and judge them not, but
give each one a miracle of love instead.

So would I liberate all things I see, and give to them the freedom that I seek. ²For thus do I obey the law of love, and give what I would find and make my own. ³It will be given me, because I have chosen it as the gift I want to give. ⁴Father, Your gifts are mine. ⁵Each one that I accept gives me a miracle to give. ⁶And giving as I would receive, I learn Your healing miracles belong to me.

Our Father knows our needs. ²He gives us grace to meet them all. ³And so we trust in Him to send us miracles to bless the world, and heal our minds as we return to Him. (A Course in Miracles, W-349. See also ACIM Lesson 349 Insights.)

When we react to what images we perceive in the world do, we are imprisoning ourselves. We can only perceive separate images if we believe we are separate. This process of projected perception keeps us locked into a false world of separation.

Christ’s vision offers us a different way of seeing. It does not use the body’s eyes. Christ’s vision comes from our true Self, which shares the Mind of God. This vision shows us the presence of Love everywhere, always.  As we see past form to Love’s presence, we receive the gift of Love and naturally extend It to the world.

This is our calling, our vocation. For each of us the form Love’s true perception takes in the world is customized to our need to remember the Love we are. The way to accept Love is to forgive our mistaken beliefs in separation. Today we call upon Christ’s vision to see the forgiven world, where Love shines in all. We happily join in the receiving and giving of Love.

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