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Choosing to Accept the Love We Are

What keeps the world in chains but your beliefs? And what can save the world except your Self? Belief is powerful indeed. The thoughts you hold are mighty, and illusions are as strong in their effects as is the truth.

Yet is salvation easily achieved, for anyone is free to change his mind, and all his thoughts change with it. Now the source of thought has shifted, for to change your mind means you have changed the source of all ideas you think or ever thought or yet will think. You free the past from what you thought before. You free the future from all ancient thoughts of seeking what you do not want to find.

The present now remains the only time. Here in the present is the world set free. For as you let the past be lifted and release the future from your ancient fears, you find escape and give it to the world.

There is no world apart from what you wish, and herein lies your ultimate release. Change but your mind on what you want to see, and all the world must change accordingly. Ideas leave not their source. (A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 132, W-pI.132.1:1-4;2:1-3:3;5:1-3. See also ACIM Lesson 132 Insights.)

The ego is the wish for specialness. This could only seem to be true if there were differences. In the oneness of Love, all is the same unified, changeless Love of God. It is all that is real because only Love is real. The differences we perceive could only seem to exist in illusions. To change our mind is to change our allegiance from the split off part of the mind that believes in illusions to the Mind of our True Self, our right Mind. It is a simple choice that is made difficult by the myriad forms the ego offers to tempt us to believe separation is real.

We have been given an inner Teacher Whose sole purpose is to help us free ourselves from mistaken beliefs that chain us to the world. This chain is maintained by thoughts from the past retained in our mind and used to hide the present, either with guilt from the past or fear of the future. The Holy Spirit teaches us that none of these thoughts are true and shows us the peaceful and happy present. As we align with the Holy Spirit, we lay aside the ego belief system.

We learn what we thought was real had no substance. It dissipates into the nothingness from which it came. We choose the Thoughts of the Mind of our true Self which are shared with the Thoughts of God. What we thought the world was is let go and we remember the Love that is only now.

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T-26.IV.4:7 = Text, Chapt. 26, Section IV, paragraph 4, sentence 7.

W-pI.169.5:2 = Workbook, Part I, Lesson 169, paragraph 5, sentence 2.

M-13.3:2 = Manual for Teachers, Question 13, paragraph 3, sentence 2.

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