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Bringing Heaven’s Reflection to the World

When no perception stands between God and His creations, or between His children and their own, the knowledge of creation must continue forever. The reflections you accept into the mirror of your mind in time but bring eternity nearer or farther. But eternity itself is beyond all time. Reach out of time and touch [eternity], with the help of its reflection in you. And you will turn from time to holiness, as surely as the reflection of holiness calls everyone to lay all guilt aside. Reflect the peace of Heaven here, and bring this world to Heaven. For the reflection of truth draws everyone to truth, and as they enter into it they leave all reflections behind.

In Heaven reality is shared and not reflected. By sharing its reflection here, its truth becomes the only perception the Son of God accepts. And thus, remembrance of his Father dawns on him, and he can no longer be satisfied with anything but his own reality. You on earth have no conception of limitlessness, for the world you seem to live in is a world of limits. In this world, it is not true that anything without order of difficulty can occur. The miracle, therefore, has a unique function, and is motivated by a unique Teacher Who brings the laws of another world to this one. The miracle is the one thing you can do that transcends order, being based not on differences but on equality.”\ (A Course in Miracles, T-14.X.1-2. See also ACIM Text Made Simple.)

In this world we are disconnected from everything. Things are defined by differences. Even the thoughts we are aware of are different from other people’s thoughts. We cannot know other people’s thoughts because of these perceived differences. The best we can do in this world is project our interpretations of what we perceive based on our past experiences. Thus everything we look on is colored by our past. Nothing is seen as it truly is now. We see only reflections of our past overlaid on the present.

What the world reflects back to us depends upon what we use as our point of reference. If we use our past for reference, the reflection is simply a repeat of our past, often disguised as another form. But we can choose another point of reference. We can choose to let the Holy Spirit purify our perceptions. His vision will show us what is real and eternal in every brother and ourselves.

The Holy Spirit’s perception thus reflects the limitlessness of Heaven. This reflection leads to forgiveness, for it shows us that the world and everything that seems to happen in it never occurred. Through this perception, we forgive the world for all we thought it was. We bring Heaven’s reflection to the world. When forgiveness is complete, we stand in peace at the door to Heaven, where we easily step into Love’s eternal oneness.

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