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Christ’s Vision Reveals Our True Self

What could be secret from God’s Will? Yet you believe that you have secrets. What could your secrets be except another “will” that is your own, apart from His? Reason would tell you that this is no secret that need be hidden as a sin. But a mistake indeed! Let not your fear of sin [separation] protect it from correction, for the attraction of guilt is only fear. [Fear] is the one emotion that you made, whatever it may seem to be. This is the emotion of secrecy, of private thoughts and of the body. This is the one emotion that opposes love, and always leads to sight of differences and loss of sameness. [Fear] is the one emotion that keeps you blind, dependent on the self you think you made to lead you through the world it [ego] made for you.

Your sight [Christ’s vision] was given you, along with everything that you can understand. You will perceive no difficulty in understanding what this vision tells you, for everyone sees only what he thinks he is. And what your sight would show you, you will understand because it is the truth. Only your [true] vision can convey to you what you can see. It reaches you directly, without a need to be interpreted to you.

…no two brothers can unite except through Christ, Whose vision sees them one.

Where Christ has entered no one is alone, for never could He find a home in separate ones. (A Course in Miracles, T-22.I.4:1-5:5;7:6;8:6. See also ACIM Text Made Simple.)

The sight of differences — different times, different places, different shapes and personalities — is a sure sign that we are believing in a false image of ourselves, made by the ego to make separation seem real. This belief has made a secret world, hidden from God. For if God’s Love were to enter this world it would disappear into the nothingness from which it came. The ego’s world of separation cannot exist in the oneness of Love.

The ego’s image of a body offers a substitute for vision. But like everything else the ego makes, it can only “see” within the limits of the world of separation. The body’s vision excludes awareness of our true Self. Though we chose the ego’s seeing, Christ’s vision remains in our mind, ever present and ready to show us our true Self, united with our brother. In the holy relationship, we choose Christ’s vision as our interpreter, which shows us our brother and our Self are one and the same.

Today we remind ourselves frequently to ask, “How would the vision of Christ perceive this situation?”

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