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Claiming the Value Given Us by God

The only purpose worthy of your mind this world contains is that you pass it by, without delaying to perceive some hope where there is none. Be you deceived no more. The world you see holds nothing that you want.

Pause and be still a little while, and see how far you rise above the world, when you release your mind from chains and let it seek the level where it finds itself at home. [Your mind] will be grateful to be free a while. It knows where it belongs. But free its wings, and it will fly in sureness and in joy to join its holy purpose. Let [your mind] rest in its Creator, there to be restored to sanity, to freedom and to love.

Give [your mind] ten minutes rest three times today. And when your eyes are opened afterwards, you will not value anything you see as much as when you looked at it before. Your whole perspec­tive on the world will shift by just a little, every time you let your mind escape its chains. The world is not where [your mind] belongs. And you belong where it would be, and where it goes to rest when you release [your mind] from the world. Your Guide is sure. Open your mind to Him. Be still and rest. (A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 128, W-pI.128.2:3-5;6-7. See also ACIM Lesson 128 Insights.)

It is helpful to remember that the world is a projection of the ego’s wish to have something it can call its own. It is a wish for the impossible, for only Love is real and It is the same everywhere, changeless and unchangeable. To have what it wants, the ego had to make up an illusion of a world with empty images that have no meaning of their own. We give these images meaning only by our belief in them. When we withdraw the beliefs, the images are recognized as nothing.

Our true Self is Love and nothing else. Love’s only desire is to extend itself, freely giving equally to all. It is this that brings us joy because we are fulfilling the purpose given us in our Creation as God’s extension of Love. As we pause today to rise above the images of the world, the value we have given them fades as we welcome the peace and Love of our true Self. The limitations of the world diminish as we remember our unity with our Creator.

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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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