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Choosing the Voice for Love

When you have accepted your mission to extend peace you will find peace, for by making it manifest you will see it. Its holy witnesses will surround you because you called upon them, and they will come to you. I have heard your call and I have answered it, but you will not look upon me nor hear the answer that you sought. That is because you do not yet want only that. Yet as I become more real to you, you will learn that you do want only that. And you will see me as you look within, and we will look upon the real [of Love] world together. Through the eyes of Christ, only the real world exists and only the real world can be seen. As you decide so will you see. And all that you see but witnesses to your decision.

When you look within and see me, it will be because you have decided to manifest truth. And as you manifest it you will see it both without and within. You will see it without because you saw it first within. Everything you behold without is a judgment of what you beheld within. If it is your judgment it will be wrong, for judgment is not your function. If it is the judgment of the Holy Spirit it will be right, for judgment is His function. You share His function only by judging as He does, reserving no judgment at all for yourself. You will judge against yourself, but He will judge for you. (A Course in Miracles, T-12.VII.11-12. See also ACIM Text Made Simple.)

God created His Son, our true Self, to extend His Love and peace. That is our only function as His Son. When we choose the ego as our guide and identify with the image it made for what we are, we are denying our true function.

The ego is a death wish because it denies the Source of Life. It is not in our best interest to wish for death. But this wish leads us to believe that the ego’s world of illusions is real. We experience the consequences of this wish as guilt, fear, depression, sickness, insecurity and vulnerability. This is not a place where we can find lasting happiness and peace. The best the ego can offer is brief moments that we call pleasurable or happy. But the fact that they don’t last proves that they were nothing more than illusions.

The Holy Spirit is our true Self’s Voice in the ego world, speaking for our Creator to lead us to the truth of what we are. It is this Voice which we need to follow moment by moment, releasing all our judgments to it. This Voice of truth looks upon everything with a very simple judgment — unreal or real. What is judged unreal is disregarded as meaningless. What remains is the reality of Love, for nothing else exists. As we follow this Voice, we learn to see the Love of our true Self within. From this place within we see the reality of Love everywhere. We look upon a forgiven world, for Love does not condemn.

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