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Letting Love Supersede Illusions

Reality is never frightening. It is impossible that it could upset me. Reality brings only perfect peace. When I am upset, it is always because I have replaced reality with illusions I made up. The illusions are upsetting because I have given them reality, and thus regard reality as an illusion. Nothing in God’s creation is affected in any way by this confusion of mine. I am always upset by nothing.

I see only my own thoughts, and my mind is preoccupied with the past. What, then, can I see as it is? Let me remember that I look on the past to prevent the present from dawning on my mind. Let me understand that I am trying to use time against God. Let me learn to give the past away, realizing that in so doing I am giving up nothing. (A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 52, W-pI.52.1:2-8;3:2-6. See also ACIM Lesson 52 Insights.)

Unforgiveness is always an attempt to project the past on the present. We “remember” a transgression or hurt from the past and project it on the present as a way of avoiding seeing what is only there to see — Love’s oneness. It is this process that makes time seem real. It is always used to avoid the present. It is used to live as though the past is always with us and it determines our interpretation of everything in the present.

Yet only Love is real and eternal. Nothing else exists in truth. What we see with the body’s eyes is a form that is an illusion. What we think we see does not really exist. When we let the past go, the Light of Love shines in our mind. No longer do the images of the ego disrupt the vision of Love’s eternal presence.

Today we practice letting the Holy Spirit show us how to look beyond the illusions of the world to see Love’s timelessness. With His help, Love supersedes illusions as we accept Love’s universe of thoughts as our own.

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