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Awakening to Eternal Love

God is my strength. Vision is His gift. Let me not look to my own eyes to see today. Let me be willing to exchange my pitiful illusion of seeing for the vision that is given by God. Christ’s vision is His gift, and He has given it to me. Let me call upon this gift today, so that this day may help me to understand eternity.

God is my Source. I cannot see apart from Him. I can see what God wants me to see. I cannot see anything else. Beyond His Will lie only illusions. It is these I choose when I think I can see apart from Him. It is these I choose when I try to see through the body’s eyes. Yet the vision of Christ has been given me to replace them. It is through this vision that I choose to see.

God is the light in which I see. I cannot see in darkness. God is the only light. Therefore, if I am to see, it must be through Him. I have tried to define what seeing is, and I have been wrong. Now it is given me to under­stand that God is the light in which I see. Let me welcome vision and the happy world it will show me. (A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 59, W-pI.59.2-4. See also ACIM Lesson 59 Insights.)

What we see through the body’s eyes seems so real. But this “reality” comes only with our choice to believe in a false image of what we are. We are not a body. The body is part of the dream of being separate from our Creator. We wake up from the dream by giving priority to Christ’s vision and not giving credence to what the body’s eyes see.

The foundation of Christ’s vision is eternal Love. From this standpoint, Christ’s vision sees beyond the images of the dream to the Light of Love that is everywhere. Love is innocent because It can do no harm. Love only extends Itself. When we choose Christ’s vision, we choose Its peace and happiness. We walk in gratitude with Love by choosing to withdraw our investment in the dream and welcoming the Holy Spirit as our Guide in seeing.

He will help us see with Christ’s vision. This vision helps us see the innocence of Love and forgive the mistaken belief that harm or loss is possible. Each time we choose the Holy Spirit’s help and accept His gift of vision, we open our hearts to the peace of God. We awaken from the loveless dream to the eternity of changeless Love.

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