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Finding Our Completion

No one who comes here [to the dream world] but must still have hope, some lingering illusion, or some dream that there is something outside of himself that will bring happiness and peace to him.

All idols of this world were made to keep the truth within from being known to you, and to maintain allegiance to the dream that you must find what is outside yourself to be complete and happy. It is vain to worship idols in the hope of peace. God dwells within, and your completion lies in Him. No idol takes His place. Look not to idols. Do not seek outside yourself.

To change all this, and open up a road of hope and of release in what appeared to be an endless circle of despair, you need but to decide you do not know the purpose of the world.

The fear of God is but the fear of loss of idols. It is not the fear of loss of your reality.

Let Him remind you of His Love for you, and do not seek to drown His Voice in chants of deep despair to idols of yourself. Seek not outside your Father for your hope. (A Course in Miracles, T-29.VII.2:1;6;8:1;9:6;10:5-6. See also ACIM Text Made Simple.)

The ego has a secret it is hiding: All of God’s Love is in us. We are complete and whole in His Love. The ego is the idea that it is possible to have something more than all of God’s Love. But if God’s Love is all that is real, the only place to “find” this something extra in an illusion of a world outside of God. It is this world we experience as a body. It is not real and cannot complete us.

There is a simple answer to all the despair, loneliness, emptiness, fear and guilt we experience in the world. The answer is to learn that we already have been given our completion, our happiness, changeless peace and Love without end. The Holy Spirit is given us to teach us this lesson.

As we practice remembering the we do not know what anything in this world means, we open to the Holy Spirit’s lessons in Reality. His vision replaces our perceptions of lack and loss with the limitless Love that is in us and surrounds us. Nothing else exists. This is our hope and our completion. We have need of no lesson but this.

Today is a day filled with hope as we welcome the Holy Spirit’s lessons of true perception.

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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.

C-6.4:6 = Clarification of Terms, Term 6, paragraph 4, sentence 6

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