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Awakening to the Love We Are

The world you see has nothing to do with reality. It is of your own making, and it does not exist.”

God did not create a meaningless world” is another step in learning to let go the thoughts that you have written on the world, and see the Word of God in their place. …Our direction is toward perfect safety and perfect peace.

With eyes closed, think of all the horrors in the world that cross your mind. Name each one as it occurs to you, and then deny its reality. God did not create it, and so it is not real. Say, for example:

God did not create that war, and so it is not real.
God did not create that airplane crash, and so it is not real.
God did not create that disaster [specify], and so it is not real.

Suitable subjects for the application of today’s idea also in­clude anything you are afraid might happen to you, or to anyone about whom you are concerned.

These things are part of the world you see. Some of them are shared illusions, and others are part of your personal hell. It does not matter. What God did not create can only be in your own mind apart from His. Therefore, it has no meaning. (A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 14, W-pI.14.1:4-5;3:1,6;4:1-5:1;6:2-6. See also ACIM Lesson 14 Insights.)

The world we see seems very real to us. Yet we are told not only that it is not real, but it is of our own making. The Course uses the metaphor of dreams to help us grasp this truth. In our sleeping dreams, what we see seems very real to us. We react to it as if it were real, sometimes with happiness, but probably more often with fear. When we awaken from the dream, we realize that what we were reacting to was only a dream.

The Course tells us that when we waken from a sleeping dream, we are still dreaming. To waken from this dream world, we need to let go of our belief in its reality, just as we dismissed the reality of our sleeping dream when we awoke from it.

We need help from beyond this dream to learn to let go of the mistaken beliefs that make the dream world seem real. This Help is the Holy Spirit in our mind. He sees the dreams we believe in but does not believe them. Knowing their unreality, He helps us bridge from our mistaken perceptions to His true perception. From true perception, we easily recognize the mistaken beliefs and dismiss them just as we easily dismissed our sleeping dream when we woke up.

Today we practice reminding ourselves that God did not create the world we see. We ask the Holy Spirit to help us see truly, for we would remember that we are God’s Love and nothing else.

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