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Choosing the Path of Truth

The Atonement does not make holy. You were created holy. It merely brings unholiness to holiness; or what you made to what you are. Bringing illusion to truth, or the ego to God, is the Holy Spirit’s only function. Keep not your making from your Father, for hiding it has cost you knowledge of Him and of yourself. The knowledge is safe, but where is your safety apart from it? The making of time to take the place of timelessness lay in the decision to be not as you are.

Bringing the ego to God is but to bring error to truth, where [error] stands corrected because it is the opposite of what it meets [truth]. It is undone because the contradiction can no longer stand. How long can contradiction stand when its impossible nature is clearly revealed? What disappears in light is not attacked. It merely vanishes because it is not true. Different realities are meaningless, for reality must be one. It cannot change with time or mood or chance. Its changelessness is what makes it real.

Merely by being what it is, does truth release you from everything that it is not. The Atonement is so gentle you need but whisper to it, and all its power will rush to your assistance and support. You are not frail with God beside you. Yet without Him you are nothing. The Atonement offers you God. (A Course in Miracles, T-14.IX.1:1-7;2:1-8;3:1-5. See also ACIM Text Made Simple.)

The Holy Spirit’s function is to teach us to recognize illusions for what they are. Were we to accept His teaching wholeheartedly without exception, the world we see would fade into the nothingness from which it came.

But giving up what we believe is our identity seems to threaten our existence. The fear this fosters makes us resistant to the Holy Spirit’s teaching. It makes us afraid of Love, afraid of Heaven. The Holy Spirit is not offended by our resistance. He simply waits patiently for us to welcome His gentle correction of our mistaken perceptions. We are not coerced into a radical change.

The Holy Spirit offers us lessons that can reach us where we believe we are. As we become unwilling to accept the status quo of a life of fear, guilt, sadness and lack, we become more receptive to the Holy Spirit’s lessons. We reach a point where we welcome a better way. The Holy Spirit responds to this welcome the moment we open the door.

As we accept His perception in place of our old and tired beliefs, a new world of Love, peace and forgiveness lights our mind. As we accept more and more Light, we become increasingly motivated to make all decisions with the Holy Spirit as our Guide. We choose the path of truth that leads us Home to the Love in which we were created.

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