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Dwelling in the Presence of Love

…he who has escaped all fear of future pain has found his way to present peace, and certainty of care the world can never threaten.

Place, then, your future in the Hands of God. For thus you call the memory of Him to come again, replacing all your thoughts of sin (separation) and evil (guilt) with the truth of love. …Who entrusts himself to God has also placed the world within the Hands to which he has himself appealed for comfort and security. He lays aside the sick illusions of the world along with his, and offers peace to both.

Now are we saved indeed. For in God’s Hands we rest untroubled, sure that only good can come to us. If we forget, we will be gently reassured. If we accept an unforgiving thought, it will be soon replaced by love’s reflection. And if we are tempted to attack (judge), we will appeal to Him Who guards our rest to make the choice for us that leaves temptation far behind. No longer is the world our enemy, for we have chosen that we be its friend. (A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 194, W-pI.194.7:4;8:1-2,4-5;9. See also ACIM Lesson 194 Insights.)

The only reason we experience fear and guilt, sickness and loss, is because we have refused to accept God’s gift of all His Love, peace and joy. His gifts are already ours. It is only our denial that makes them unknown to us.

When we place the future in God’s hands, we are reclaiming His gifts. We are choosing against the ego’s belief in separation and guilt. We make this choice moment by moment by choosing the Holy Spirit as our Guide. With His help, we learn to let go of judgment, to forgive, and see with the eyes of Love. This is the vision forgiveness offers. It is the vision that sees a future where Love prevails. All sense of loss disappears. All pain of guilt is forgotten, for we dwell in the presence of God’s changeless Love.

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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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