Daily Inspiration

Accepting the Gift of Life in God

Living is joy, but death can only weep. You see in death escape from what you made. But this you do not see; that you made death, and it is but illusion of an end. Death cannot be escape, because it is not life in which the problem lies. Life has no opposite, for it is God. Life and death seem to be opposites because you have decided death ends life. Forgive the world, and you will understand that everything that God created cannot have an end, and nothing He did not create is real. In this one sentence is our course explained. In this one sentence is our practicing given its one direction. And in this one sentence is the Holy Spirit’s whole curriculum specified exactly as it is.

What is the peace of God? No more than this; the simple understanding that His Will is wholly without opposite. There is no thought that contradicts His Will, yet can be true. The contrast between His Will and yours but seemed to be reality. In truth there was no conflict, for His Will is yours. Now is the mighty Will of God Himself His gift to you. He does not seek to keep it for Himself. Why would you seek to keep your tiny frail imaginings apart from Him? The Will of God is One and all there is. This is your heritage. The universe beyond the sun and stars and all the thoughts of which you can conceive, belongs to you. God’s peace is the condition for His Will. Attain His peace, and you remember Him. (A Course in Miracles, M-20.5-6)

“Forgive the world” means to let go of the wish to have an identity separate from God. It is this wish that has made the illusion of a world of separate bodies and separate things. Only in illusions of separation can there be appearances of conflict. Within the oneness of God’s Love, all is changeless Love. There can be no differences that conflict. Without conflict, we are filled with peace. There is no other state.

It could be said that God’s peace is His last Will and Testament. It is His first and only Will. He has willed all of Himself to be given His Creation, His Son. This is our true Self. By forgiving the world, we clear away the veil that has hidden our true Self from our awareness. We awaken to the peace of God, our natural state. We accept our Inheritance, willed to us by our Father. We have let go of trying to disinherit ourselves from the gift of Life we share with God.

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