Daily Inspiration

Accepting Our True Identity

When “it can be but myself I crucify” is firmly understood and kept in full awareness, you will not attempt to harm yourself, nor make your body slave to vengeance. You will not attack yourself, and you will realize that to attack another is but to attack yourself. You will be free of the insane belief that to attack a brother saves yourself. And you will understand his safety is your own, and in his healing you are healed.

Today’s idea is one step we take in leading us from bondage to the state of perfect freedom. Let us take this step today, that we may quickly go the way salvation shows us, taking every step in its appointed sequence, as the mind relinquishes its burdens one by one. It is not time we need for this. It is but willingness. For what would seem to need a thousand years can easily be done in just one instant by the grace of God.

There is no Thought of God that does not go with you to help you reach that instant, and to go beyond it quickly, surely and forever. When the fear of God [Love’s oneness] is gone, there are no obstacles that still remain between you and the holy peace of God. (A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 196, W-pI.196.1;4;12:1-2. See also ACIM Lesson 196 Insights.)

Believing we are a separate identity contained in a body is an attack on the oneness of the Self God Created. To see a brother as a separate identity in a body is a reinforcement of our attack on the oneness of the Self God created. It is the perception of separate identities and separate forms that is an attack on the Reality of our one Self that is the Son of God. It is self crucifixion, “nailing” our Identity to the cross of separation.

The realization that we have done this to ourselves by preferring a separate identity to the unity of God’s Son gives us the freedom to let it go. We made the belief and we can change it. We can choose to accept our true Identity and be free.

The Holy Spirit, the Thought of God, is ever present in our mind to help us make this shift. We reclaim the strength and peace of God by letting the Holy Spirit show us the truth beyond our mistaken beliefs. We free ourselves by bringing all our perceptions to the Holy Spirit with willingness to see them anew. This is our journey Home to freedom and peace.

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