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Gratitude for God’s Eternal Gifts

There is one life, and that I share with God.

…the idea of death takes many forms. ⁴It is the one idea which underlies all feelings that are not supremely happy. ⁵It is the alarm to which you give response of any kind that is not perfect joy. ⁶All sorrow, loss, anxiety and suffering and pain, even a little sigh of weariness, a slight discomfort or the merest frown, acknowledge death. ⁷And thus deny you live.

Death is the thought that you are separate from your Creator. ²It is the belief conditions change, emotions alternate because of causes you cannot control, you did not make, and you can never change. ³It is the fixed belief ideas can leave their source, and take on qualities the source does not contain, becoming different from their own origin, apart from it in kind as well as distance, time and form.

We share one life because we have one Source, a Source from which perfection comes to us, remaining always in the holy minds which He created perfect. ²As we were, so are we now and will forever be. ³A sleeping mind must waken, as it sees its own perfection mirroring the Lord of life so perfectly it fades into what is reflected there. ⁴And now it is no more a mere reflection. ⁵It becomes the thing reflected, and the light which makes reflection possible. ⁶No vision now is needed. ⁷For the wakened mind is one that knows its Source, its Self, its Holiness. (A Course in Miracles, W-167.2:3-7;4;12. See also ACIM Lesson 167 Insights.)

Whenever we experience anything less than supreme happiness and perfect peace, we are believing that we have separated from our Creator. This could never happen in truth, so our belief makes a world of illusion in which everything appears separate, different, changeable and limited to a “life” bound to end. Yet this belief does not change the real Life we live in God. It merely covers it with false images in a dream that denies our unbreakable unity with our Creator.

By the grace of God we can awaken from the dream. He gave us His Comforter Whose mission is to help us heal our mistaken beliefs, to forgive them. Today we are mindful of our thoughts and feelings. When they do not reflect God’s joy and peace, we take them to the Holy Spirit and ask for help to let them go.

Our willingness welcomes the gift of Christ’s vision, which shows us the unity of Love we share with every brother and our Creator. Each time we accept this vision, our joy increases and our peace of mind is deeper. Gratitude for all God’s gifts fills our heart.

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