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Coming Home to God’s Love

I am forever an Effect of God.

Father, I was created in Your Mind, a holy Thought that never left its home. I am forever Your Effect, and You forever and forever are my Cause. As You created me I have remained. Where You established me I still abide. And all Your attributes abide in me, because it is Your Will to have a Son so like his Cause that Cause and Its Effect are indistin­guishable. Let me know that I am an Effect of God, and so I have the power to create [extend Love] like You. And as it is in Heaven, so on earth. Your plan I follow here, and at the end I know that You will gather Your effects into the tranquil Heaven of Your Love, where earth will vanish, and all separate thoughts unite in glory as the Son of God.

Let us today behold earth disappear, at first transformed, and then, forgiven, fade entirely into God’s holy Will. (A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 326, W-pII.326. See also ACIM Lesson 326 Insights.)

It doesn’t seem like we are just a thought, let alone a Thought in the Mind of God. The world we see was made by the ego to convince us that we are not God’s Thought, but a separate image, distinct and unique from all other images. We believe this is true because we have accepted the ego as our guide. The ego-generated images blind us to the Love of God because Love is God’s only Thought. It has no form, only the oneness of Love that encompasses all That is Real.

God extends the Love He is with His Thought. His Son, our true Self, is God’s Thought of Love. This Thought of Love remains in the Mind of God, our Home. We extend God’s Thought of Love because God has given us all of His attributes. It is time now for us to claim God’s gifts. They belong to us eternally; They are What we are. The Love we are is the effect of Love extending Itself.

To reclaim our true Self, the Son of God, we need to withdraw our allegiance to the ego and its made up images of separation. When we accept the Holy Spirit’s perceptions in place of the ego’s, the images of the world fade and the Light of Love becomes predominant. More and more we remember that we are an effect of Love extending Itself. When our remembrance is complete, the world is transformed and is nowhere to be perceived. We have come Home.

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

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