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Finding Heaven’s Open Door

Think not that you can set a goal unlike God’s purpose for you, and establish it as changeless and eternal. You can give yourself a purpose that you do not have. But you can not remove the power to change your mind, and see another purpose there.

Change is the greatest gift God gave to all that you would make eternal, to ensure that only Heaven would not pass away. You were not born to die. You cannot change, because your function has been fixed by God. All other goals are set in time and change that time might be preserved, excepting one. Forgiveness does not aim at keeping time, but at its ending, when it has no use. Its purpose ended, [time] is gone. And where it once held seeming sway is now restored the function God established for His Son in full awareness. Time can set no end to its fulfillment nor its changelessness. There is no death because the living share the function their Creator gave to them. Life’s function cannot be to die. It must be life’s extension, that it be as one forever and forever, without end.

How lovely is the world whose purpose is forgiveness of God’s Son! How free from fear, how filled with blessing and with happiness! And what a joyous thing it is to dwell a little while in such a happy place! Nor can it be forgot, in such a world, it is a little while till timelessness comes quietly to take the place of time. (A Course in Miracles, T-29.VI.3:4-4:11;6. See also ACIM Text Made Simple.)

Nothing is permanent in the ego’s dream of separation and death because nothing in the dream is true. God’s grace did not permit belief in lies to be permanent. God’s gift of change kept Heaven’s door open in our mind to welcome our return the moment we are willing to forgive the belief in separation. Forgiveness is the means to let go of barriers we have made against awareness of Love’s eternal presence.

The Holy Spirit offers us the gift of forgiveness in every moment. We need only welcome the gift by offering our perceptions to the Him for His kind and gentle correction. Forgiveness reveals Love’s innocence beyond the images of fear and guilt that we have believed were true. With the Holy Spirit’s help, we can exchange the changeable belief for the certainty of God’s changeless Love. This is our function. It is the only meaningful purpose in the world. This purpose leads us to the open door of Heaven where Love welcomes us Home.

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