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Forgiveness Is the Way Home

The real world, in its loveliness, you learn to reach. Fantasies are all undone, and no one and nothing remain still bound by them, and by your own forgiveness you are free to see. Yet what you see is only what you made, with the blessing of your forgiveness on it. And with this final blessing of God’s Son upon himself, the real perception, born of the new perspective he has learned, has served its purpose.

Perception will be meaningless when it has been perfected, for everything that has been used for learning will have no function. Nothing will ever change; no shifts nor shadings, no differences, no variations that made perception possible will still occur.

The real world is attained simply by the complete forgiveness of the old, the world you see without forgiveness. The great Transformer [Holy Spirit] of perception will undertake with you the careful searching of the mind that made this world, and uncover to you the seeming reasons for your making it. In the light of the real reason that He brings, as you follow Him, He will show you that there is no reason here at all. Each spot His reason touches grows alive with beauty, and what seemed ugly in the darkness of your lack of reason is suddenly released to loveliness. Not even what the Son of God made in insanity could be without a hidden spark of beauty that gentleness could release. (A Course in Miracles, T-17.II.3:4-7;4:2-3;5. See also ACIM Text Made Simple.)

We have taught ourselves to believe in the reality of the world we experience as bodies. We have taught ourselves to believe illusions are real. We must unlearn or forgive these insane lessons in order to perceive the real world, the world of Love and nothing else.

To learn to forgive, we need to stay in constant contact with the Holy Spirit. We hold our mind open to His lessons in reality by making no judgments on our own. When we accept His judgment in place ours, our perceptions are transformed. Beyond the appearances of changing forms, loss, danger and pain is the real world of Love. In the real world, Love’s oneness lights our mind with joy and peace. The images of the world lose their attraction, for the beauty of Love draws us to It as we remember this is our real Home. Forgiveness is the way Home.

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