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Accepting Love as Our Home

[The] space you see as setting off all things from one another is the means by which the world’s perception is achieved. You see something where nothing is, and see as well nothing where there is unity; a space between all things, between all things and you. Thus do you think that you have given life in separation. By this split you think you are established as a unity which functions with an independent will.

Such is the teaching of the world. It is a phase of learning everyone who comes must go through. But the sooner he per­ceives on what it rests, how questionable are its premises, how doubtful its results, the sooner does he question its effects. Learning that stops with what the world would teach stops short of meaning. In its proper place, it serves but as a starting point from which another kind of learning can begin, a new perception can be gained, and all the arbitrary names the world be­stows can be withdrawn as they are raised to doubt.

Use all the little names and symbols which delineate the world of darkness. Yet accept them not as your reality. The Holy Spirit uses all of them, but He does not forget creation has one Name, one meaning, and a single Source which unifies all things within Itself. Use all the names the world bestows on them but for convenience, yet do not forget they share the Name of God along with you. (A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 184, W-pI.184.2;7;11. See also ACIM Lesson 184 Insights.)

To share a name is to share an identity. We share the name of God because we share His Identity as unlimited Love, peace and happiness. The names we give objects in the world were made by the ego to make separateness appear real. This sense of separateness stands as a barrier between what we believe we are and the truth of our unity in God’s universal Love.

The names we use in the world are symbols that we use to communicate with each other. Although they were made to maintain separation, they can be used by the Holy Spirit to help us awaken to our true Identity.

We can live in the world while waking up by asking Him to guide our thoughts and actions throughout the day. Under His tutelage our thoughts of fear are recognized as calls for Love. And we let Love answer every call. The Light of Love shines brighter in our minds. Peace replaces conflict. Happiness replaces sadness. Love is accepted as our Home.

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