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Lighting the World with Love

Love created me like itself. I am in the likeness of my Creator. I cannot suffer, I cannot experience loss and I cannot die. I am not a body. I would recognize my reality today. I will worship no idols, nor raise my own self-concept to replace my Self. I am in the likeness of my Creator. Love created me like itself.

Love holds no grievances. Grievances are completely alien to love. Grievances attack love and keep its light obscure. If I hold grievances I am attacking love, and therefore attacking my Self. My Self thus becomes alien to me. I am determined not to attack my Self today, so that I can remember Who I am. (A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 84, W-pI.84.1;3. See also ACIM Lesson 84 Insights.)

The body is the central figure in the ego’s dream of separation. The body was made to stand between our true Self and our awareness of It. We are not aware of Who we are when we identify with the body as our self. This is why the most emphasized lesson in the workbook tells us to affirm “I am not a body.” All grievances center on the body — what it does, what it says, what it feels and what it seems to think.

Minds that are joined can do no harm. But bodies can appear to harm others, even to the point of death. This is the ego’s ultimate goal because it makes separation from Love seem real. But as we learn to accept that we are not a body, our minds open to recognize our unbreakable union with Love. The appearance of bodies is less distracting as we more fully accept that we are Love and nothing else, for we remain united with God Who is only Love.

Today, as frequently as possible, let us remind ourselves that what we see with the body cannot truly hide the universal, changeless Love that is everywhere to be seen. For example, you might say to yourself, “Beyond what my body’s eyes see is changeless Love.” This practice will lighten our world with the Light of Love.

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