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How to Experience the Love We Are

To give is to receive. Today we will attempt to offer peace to everyone, and see how quickly peace returns to us. Light is tranquility, and in that peace is vision given us, and we can see.

So we begin the practice periods with the instruction for today, and say:

To give and to receive are one in truth.
I will receive what I am giving now.

Then close your eyes, and for five minutes think of what you would hold out to everyone, to have it yours. You might, for instance, say:

To everyone I offer quietness.
To everyone I offer peace of mind.
To everyone I offer gentleness.

Say each one slowly and then pause a while, expecting to receive the gift you gave. And it will come to you in the amount in which you gave it. You will find you have exact return, for that is what you asked. It might be helpful, too, to think of one to whom to give your gifts. He represents the others, and through him you give to all.” (A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 108, W-pI.108.7:3-9:5. See also ACIM Lesson 108 Insights.)

The Light of Love is in our mind because our true Self dwells in the Mind of Love. The body’s eyes cannot see this Light. But the vision of our true Self sees with this Light, seeing only Love. Love is everywhere to be seen because only Love is real.

Today’s practice begins with going to the peace of our true Self within. It is from this peace that the Light of Love shines. This Light is a beacon that reveals the Love in our brothers. Love automatically joins with Love, because that is what It does. In this joining, we naturally give the gift of Love. We offer kindness, helpfulness, compassion, appreciation, peace and happiness. This is our natural way of being.

As we give this to our brothers, we are reminded of What we are. Our gift is returned to us in the measure of what we accept in our Self. The Love we experience is limited only by our beliefs in limited love. Today’s practice will help us let go of those limitations and experience the Love we are.

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