Daily Inspiration

Letting Holy Spirit Transform Our Relationships

God established His relationship with you to make you happy, and nothing you do that does not share His purpose can be real. The purpose God ascribed to anything is its only function. Because of His reason for creating His relationship with you, the function of relationships became forever “to make happy.” And nothing else. To fulfill this function you relate to your creations as God to His. For nothing God created is apart from happiness, and nothing God created but would extend happiness as its Creator did. Whatever does not fulfill this function cannot be real.

In this world it is impossible to create. Yet it is possible to make happy. I have said repeatedly that the Holy Spirit would not deprive you of your special relationships, but would transform them. And all that is meant by that is that He will restore to [your relationships] the function given them by God. …Every special relationship you have made is a substitute for God’s Will, and glorifies [your will] instead of His because of the illusion that they are different.”

“Every special relationship you have made has, as its fundamental purpose, the aim of occupying your mind so completely that you will not hear the call of truth. (A Course in Miracles, T-17.IV.1;2:1-4,7;3:3. See also ACIM Text Q & A.)

When we believe in the ego thought system of separation, we are choosing to believe that our will is different from God’s Will. This belief makes separation seem real. The ego’s purpose for special relationships is to reinforce the seeming reality of separation. The ego’s special relationships always have an element of conflict (separation). These relationships seem to offer us something we like but always at the expense of sacrificing other things we value. Sacrifice is another key belief the ego uses to reinforce separation and justify fear, anger and guilt.

Ego-based special relationships can be transformed into holy relationships if we accept the Holy Spirit’s purpose instead of our own. The Holy Spirit’s purpose is the same as God’s purpose — to make us eternally happy.

Happiness is an aspect of God’s Love. The Holy Spirit’s purpose for our relationships, then, is to extend Love. This is Holy Spirit’s call to us in every moment. We need to set aside the ego’s purpose by choosing to accept the Holy Spirit’s purpose for all our relationships. He will teach us true forgiveness, which removes barriers to Love, so we freely extend Love without the ego’s attempts to limit it.

Today we offer our relationships to the Holy Spirit with willingness to exchange the ego’s purpose for His purpose of extending Love and nothing else.

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