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Accepting the Light of Love Within

Why wait for Heaven? Those who seek the light are merely covering their eyes. The light is in them now. Enlightenment is but a recognition, not a change at all. Light is not of the world, yet you who bear the light in you are alien here as well. The light came with you from your native home, and stayed with you because it is your own. It is the only thing you bring with you from Him Who is your Source. It shines in you because it lights your home, and leads you back to where it came from and you are at home.

The peace of God is shining in you now, and from your heart extends around the world. It pauses to caress each living thing, and leaves a blessing with it that remains forever and forever.

The peace of God can never be contained. Who recognizes [peace] within himself must give it. And the means for giving it are in his understanding.

Sit quietly and close your eyes. The light within you is sufficient. [This Light] alone has power to give the gift of sight to you. Exclude the outer world, and let your thoughts fly to the peace within. They know the way. For honest thoughts, untainted by the dream of worldly things outside yourself, become the holy messengers of God Himself. (A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 188, W-pI.188.1;3:1-2;5:1-3;6. See also ACIM Lesson 188 Insights.)

Light is another word for God’s Love. Peace is an attribute of Love. Peace is absent where the Light of Love is denied. Our honest thoughts accept the truth that only Love is real.

What the body’s eyes seem to see denies the truth. The body can only see images of separation, which deny the truth of Love’s oneness. Where there is not Love, there is no Light. But we are told that the Light of God is shining in us now and forever.

It is with this Light within that we see the peace of God everywhere. We see only Love everywhere. Any other appearance fades away in the brilliance of Love’s Light. As we recognize this Light within, we automatically become part of Love’s extension. We become channels of God’s blessing to everyone, everywhere and feel Its blessing ourselves.

When we allow ourselves to see the Light of Love within, we easily forgive the mistaken beliefs that hid the Light from our awareness. We join with the Holy Spirit’s loving vision to bring Love’s healing blessing to the world.

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