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How to Disown the Ego’s Fantasy

Forgiveness offers everything I want.

What could you want forgiveness cannot give? Do you want peace? Forgiveness offers it. Do you want happiness, a quiet mind, a certainty of purpose, and a sense of worth and beauty that transcends the world? Do you want care and safety, and the warmth of sure protection always? Do you want a quietness that cannot be disturbed, a gentleness that never can be hurt, a deep abiding comfort, and a rest so perfect it can never be upset?

Forgive and be forgiven. As you give you will receive. There is no plan but this for the salvation of the Son of God. …All the complexities the world has spun of fragile cobwebs dis­appear before the power and the majesty of this extremely simple statement of the truth.

Before the light you will receive today the world will fade until it disappears, and you will see another world arise you have no words to picture. Now we walk directly into light, and we re­ceive the gifts that have been held in store for us since time be­gan, kept waiting for today. (A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 122, W-pI.122.1;6:3-5,7;12. See also ACIM Lesson 122 Insights.)

The ego’s world is a grievance against God. The ego is the wish to have special love it can call its own, which God cannot give and be the oneness of Love He is. To “fulfill” its wish for specialness, the ego made a world of separation, where everything is different and unity is impossible. Thus the ego maintains its fantasy of specialness.

As we let go of believing in the ego’s fantasy — its images of separate things and separate thoughts — we forgive the ego’s grievance which we have claimed as our own through our belief. Our part in forgiveness is to be willing to offer all our perceptions to the Holy Spirit for His reinterpretation. He will show us that our perceptions of loss, lack, fear and guilt are based on a false idea. He will teach us to recognize these perceptions as calls for Love and help us answer with Love. As Love shines its Light on illusions, they fade and the Light of Love beyond them comes to the forefront.

Here is where we find peace that cannot be disturbed. We experience the joy of the eternal flow of Love’s giving and receiving. All we really want is to know that we are Love, to remember Who we are. Today is a good day to practice letting the Holy Spirit reinterpret all our perceptions.

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