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Choose to Learn the Truth

My holy brother, think of this awhile: The world you see does nothing. It has no effects at all. It merely represents your thoughts. And it will change entirely as you elect to change your mind, and choose the joy of God as what you really want. Your Self is radiant in this holy joy, unchanged, unchanging and unchangeable, forever and forever. And would you deny a little corner of your mind its own inheritance, and keep it as a hospital for pain; a sickly place where living things must come at last to die?

Pain is illusion; joy, reality. Pain is but sleep; joy is awakening. Pain is deception; joy alone is truth.

And so again we make the only choice that ever can be made; we choose between illusions and the truth, or pain and joy, or hell and Heaven. Let our gratitude unto our Teacher fill our hearts, as we are free to choose our joy instead of pain, our holiness in place of sin, the peace of God instead of conflict, and the light of Heaven for the darkness of the world. (A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 190, W-pI.190.6;10:4-6;11. See also ACIM Lesson 190 Insights.)

The world we see is a reflection of our thoughts based on the belief that separation is real. But this belief denies the eternal oneness of God’s Love. A false belief can only lead to illusions which are not true.

Fortunately a belief can be changed. Even in this world everyone has experienced learning that a belief they held was wrong and let it go. This was accomplished with help by someone who was not limited by the false belief. Likewise we can learn that the core belief that holds the world together (belief in separation) can be corrected.

The Holy Spirit provides the help we need to heal our minds. He sees the world we perceive but does not believe it. As God’s answer to our mistaken belief, He can help us learn the truth instead of hanging on to the belief that denies truth. The choice to let the Holy Spirit reinterpret all our perceptions clears away the veil that hides the joy, peace and Love of our true Self.

Today we dedicate to letting the Holy Spirit heal our misperceptions. We choose to believe the Truth. We want to remember the peace, joy and Love given us by God.

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