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Opening Our Minds to the Holy Spirit

The fact that truth and illusion cannot be reconciled… must be accepted if you would be saved.

The self you made can never be your Self, nor can your Self be split in two, and still be what It is and must forever be. A mind and body cannot both exist. Make no attempt to reconcile the two, for one denies the other can be real. If you are physical, your mind is gone from your self-concept, for it has no place in which it could be really part of you. If you are spirit, then the body must be meaningless to your reality.

Spirit makes use of mind as means to find its Self expression. And the mind which serves the spirit is at peace and filled with joy.

Your [one] Self retains Its Thoughts, and they remain within your mind and in the Mind of God. The Holy Spirit holds salvation [oneness] in your mind, and offers it the way to peace.

Every time you spend five minutes of the hour seeking Him Who joins your mind and Self, you offer Him another treasure to be kept for you.

Each time today you tell your frantic mind salvation comes from your one Self, you lay another treasure in your growing store. And all of it is given everyone who asks for it, and will accept the gift. Think, then, how much is given unto you to give this day, that it be given you! (, A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 96,W-pI.96.2:1;3:3-4:2;7:1-2;11:5-12:3. See also ACIM Lesson 96 Insights.)


In the world we are fixated on the body as our identity. This is why there is so much emphasis on fashion, diet and physical health. Because we believe the body is our identity, it seems important that the body be maintained and “presented” in the most acceptable way. But we are learning here that the body is an image we have made and is an illusion that cannot be real. It is this mistaken identification with the illusion of a body that needs to be let go.

Our one Self is unaffected by our illusions. But our fixation on the body makes our one Self unknown to us. Fortunately we have been given the Holy Spirit as a bridge between our one Self and the part of our mind that has divorced itself from the oneness we share with God. The Holy Spirit will remind us of the truth of our one Self. If we are willing to open our minds to the Holy Spirit’s presence just five minutes of every hour, we will take giant strides toward the return to the peace and joy of our Self. We dedicate this day to this practice.

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