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Being Free in the Love of God

The mind that serves the Holy Spirit is unlimited forever, in all ways, beyond the laws of time and space, unbound by any preconceptions, and with strength and power to do whatever it is asked. Attack thoughts cannot enter such a mind, because it has been given to the Source of love, and fear can never enter in a mind that has attached itself to love. It rests in God. And who can be afraid who lives in Innocence, and only loves?

The body disappears, because you have no need of it except the need the Holy Spirit sees. For this, the body will appear as useful form for what the mind must do. It thus becomes a vehicle which helps forgiveness be extended to the all-inclusive goal that it must reach, according to God’s plan.

You are God’s Son. In immortality you live forever. Would you not return your mind to this? Then practice well the thought the Holy Spirit gives you for today. Your brothers stand released with you in it; the world is blessed along with you, God’s Son will weep no more, and Heaven offers thanks for the increase of joy your practice brings even to it. And God Himself extends His Love and happiness each time you say:

I am not a body. I am free. I hear the Voice that God has given me, and it is only this my mind obeys. (A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 199, W-pI.199.2;4:3-5;8. See also ACIM Lesson 199 Insights.)

Our true Self is eternally attached to God in the oneness of His Love. The ego is a tiny, imaginary segment of the mind which believes it is separate from Love. To give this belief seeming reality, the ego made up a body and convinced us that the body is our identity. As long as we accept this lie as true, we will feel a sense of lack of Love.

Guilt is a companion to this sense of lack because, if we have succeeded in separating from God, we must have taken something away from God, causing Him harm. But this has only seemed to happen in the split off part of the mind that believes separation is real. The many images in this fantasy of separation represent our “attack” on the oneness of Love.

Today’s affirmation that we are not a body helps us disconnect from our attachment to the ego as our identity. As we accept that we are not a body, not an ego, we open the door to our true Mind where the Voice for God shows us that our mind remains eternally attached to God. Here we know our eternal unity with Love. We find peace here in the changelessness of Love. We find joy in the ongoing sharing of Love. We remember that we remain at Home in the Heart of God.

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