Daily Inspiration

Learning to Accept the Love We Are

It can be but myself I crucify.

When this is firmly understood and kept in full awareness, you will not attempt to harm yourself, nor make your body slave to vengeance. ²You will not attack yourself, and you will realize that to attack another is but to attack yourself. ³You will be free of the insane belief that to attack a brother saves yourself. ⁴And you will understand his safety is your own, and in his healing you are healed.

³For once you understand it is impossible that you be hurt except by your own thoughts, the fear of God must disappear. ⁴You cannot then believe that fear is caused without.

²If it can but be you you crucify, you did not hurt the world, and need not fear its vengeance and pursuit. ³Nor need you hide in terror from the deadly fear of God [that] projection hides behind.

²When you realize, once and for all, that it is you you fear, the mind perceives itself as split.

²Yet in this instant is the time as well in which salvation comes. ³For fear of God has disappeared. ⁴And you can call on Him to save you from illusions by His Love, calling Him Father and yourself His Son. ⁵Pray that the instant may be soon,—today. ⁶Step back from fear, and make advance to love.

²When the fear of God is gone, there are no obstacles that still remain between you and the holy peace of God. (A Course in Miracles, W-196.1;8:3-4;9:2-3;10:2;11:2-6;12:2. See also ACIM Lesson 196 Insights.)

The world we see is the projection of what we believe we are. If we identify with the ego, we believe we are God’s enemy for we have rejected the gift of all His Love. The ego judges and believes retaliation is justified. God does not retaliate because He knows separation from Him is impossible. Love does not condemn. Separation can only seem to occur in dreams.

To learn this lesson we need to open our minds to the Teacher God gave us to remind us of His Love. As we welcome the Holy Spirit’s help by turning over all our perceptions to Him for His loving correction, we learn to recognize our projections as meaningless and having no effect. This practice, diligently applied throughout the day, leads to a life of increasing happiness and peace. Where once we saw adversaries, we see a brother who shares the Love we are. This practice is our journey of awakening.

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