Daily Inspiration

Finding Our Safety in God’s Love

Pain is but witness to the Son’s mistakes in what he thinks he is. It is a dream of fierce retaliation for a crime that could not be committed; for attack on what is wholly unassail­able. [Pain] is a nightmare of abandonment by an Eternal Love, which could not leave the Son whom It created out of love.

It is your thoughts alone that cause you pain. Nothing external to your mind can hurt or injure you in any way. There is no cause beyond yourself that can reach down and bring oppression. No one but yourself affects you. There is nothing in the world that has the power to make you ill or sad, or weak or frail. But it is you who have the power to dominate all things you see by merely recognizing what you are. As you perceive the harm­lessness in [all things], they will accept your holy will as theirs. And what was seen as fearful now becomes a source of innocence and holiness. (A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 190, W-pI.190.2:3-5;5. See also ACIM Lesson 190 Insights.)

We are not the false identity constructed by the ego as a substitute for the Son God created one with Himself. This identity appears to be weak, vulnerable and capable of dying. Yet it is nothing but an hallucination which has never occurred in truth. Only our acceptance of this substitute identity makes fear, pain and death seem real.

We have taught ourselves to believe we are this substitute identity. It is time to learn the Holy Spirit’s lesson which teaches us to recognize the unreality of the ego and clear away the veil that has hidden the eternal Love we are. In this Love is our perfect safety and perfect happiness.

Today we practice opening our mind to the Holy Spirit’s lessons in Love’s reality.

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