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Letting the Body Serve Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit’s curriculum is never depressing, because it is a curriculum of joy.

Learning must lead beyond the body to the re-establishment of the power of the mind in it. This can be accomplished only if the mind extends to other minds, and does not arrest [limit] itself in its extension.

You are not limited by the body, and thought cannot be made flesh.

When you see a brother as a body, you are condemning him because you have condemned yourself. Yet if all condemnation is unreal, and it must be unreal since it is a form of attack, then it can have no results [effects].

Freedom from illusions lies only in not believing them. There is no attack, but there is unlimited communication and therefore unlimited power and wholeness. The power of wholeness is extension. Do not [limit] your thought in this world, and you will open your mind to creation in God. (A Course in Miracles, T-8.VII.8:5;12:6-7;14:1;15:7-8;16:5-8. See also ACIM Text Made Simple.)

When we see anyone, a public figure, friend or ourself, as a body, we are condemning ourselves by limiting the mind to the illusion of a body. Since illusions appear real only because of our belief in them, withdrawing our belief in them frees us to be the unlimited mind we share with God.

The Holy Spirit’s lessons teach us to recognize illusions for what they are. Each time we learn His lesson we free ourselves from our belief in limitation. With practice, we let go of using the body to make separation seem real. We recognize the body has no value of its own and we no longer see it as our identity, nor do we see it as our brother’s identity.

Now it can be used solely as a device in the service of the Holy Spirit. It is used to communicate in the world the Holy Spirit’s lessons which teach us to see the unity of Love that joins everyone including ourselves with our Creator.

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