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Giving the Holy Spirit’s Purpose to the Body

It is essential for your progress in this course that you accept today’s idea [I am not a body. I am free], and hold it very dear. ²Be not concerned that to the ego it is quite insane. ³The ego holds the body dear because it dwells in [the body], and lives united with the home that it has made. ⁴It is a part of the illusion that has sheltered [the ego] from being found illusory itself.

The Holy Spirit is the home of minds that seek for freedom. ²In Him they have found what they have sought. ³The body’s purpose now is unambiguous.

Be free today. ²And carry freedom as your gift to those who still believe they are enslaved within a body. ³Be you free, so that the Holy Spirit can make use of your escape from bondage, to set free the many who perceive themselves as bound and helpless and afraid. ⁴Let love replace their fears through you. ⁵Accept salvation now, and give your mind to Him Who calls to you to make this gift to Him. ⁶For He would give you perfect freedom, perfect joy, and hope that finds its full accomplishment in God. (A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 199, W-199.3;6:1-3;7. See also ACIM Lesson 199 Insights.)

The ego’s seeming existence depends upon our belief that the body is our identity. With this belief we accept all the limitations built into the ego’s definition of our identity. The body’s limitations are essential to maintaining the quest for specialness. The body is what sets us apart from everyone and every thing.

Yet there can be no differences in the oneness of God’s Love, and only God’s Love is real. When we disengage our identity from the body, we free ourselves from all its perceived limitations. Our true Self knows no limitations, for it is held safely in the Love of God. It remains free and unaffected by the illusions in our dreams of specialness and separation.

We reclaim our true Identity by accepting today’s idea. As we let the Holy Spirit be our interpreter for all things perceived through the body, we learn to see past the ego’s illusions to the Light of Love that is everywhere to be seen through the vision of the Holy Spirit.

This is a perfect day to practice remembering, “I am not a body. I am free.” This is how we give the body the Holy Spirit’s purpose to awaken from the dream.

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