Daily Inspiration

Learning to See Past Illusions to Truth

It is sin’s unreality that makes forgiveness natural and wholly sane, a deep relief to those who offer it; a quiet blessing where it is received. ²It does not countenance illusions, but collects them lightly, with a little laugh, and gently lays them at the feet of truth. ³And there they disappear entirely.

Forgiveness is the only thing that stands for truth in the illusions of the world. ²It sees their nothingness, and looks straight through the thousand forms in which they may appear. ³It looks on lies, but it is not deceived.

The strength of pardon is its honesty, which is so uncorrupted that it sees illusions as illusions, not as truth. ²It is because of this that it becomes the undeceiver in the face of lies; the great restorer of the simple truth. ³By [pardon’s] ability to overlook what is not there, it opens up the way to truth, which has been blocked by dreams of guilt. ⁴Now are you free to follow in the way your true forgiveness opens up to you. ⁵For if one brother has received this gift of you, the door is open to yourself. (A Course in Miracles, W-134.6:1–7:3;8. See also ACIM Lesson 134 Insights.)

Our perception of the world is fully in our control. The world we see is a projection of the beliefs we have accepted for ourselves. We have all experienced that beliefs can change. This ability to change our beliefs means we are not locked in to the dream of fear and guilt.

We always have the ability to change our mind. The appearance of a world we cannot control is the ego’s trick to make us believe we are lost in the dream. With the Holy Spirit’s help, we can learn to see with Christ’s vision. His vision overlooks appearances to see the eternal truth in everyone and everything. It sees that only Love is real.

When we accept the Holy Spirit’s help to see with the eyes of Christ, forgiveness is natural. An illusion recognized for what it is, is easily dismissed. Today we welcome the presence of our holy Comforter. His Love surrounds us and clears away false perceptions to see the Love that unites us with our Creator and Reality. In this recognition we will bless our brothers, who are one with us.

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