Daily Inspiration

Remembering the Life We Live in God

Death is a thought that takes on many forms, often unrecognized. ²It may appear as sadness, fear, anxiety or doubt; as anger, faithlessness and lack of trust; concern for bodies, envy, and all forms in which the wish to be as you are not may come to tempt you. ³All such thoughts are but reflections of the worshipping of death as savior and as giver of release.

⁵There is no death, and we renounce it now in every form, for their salvation and our own as well. ⁶God made not death. ⁷Whatever form it takes must therefore be illusion. ⁸This the stand we take today. ⁹And it is given us to look past death, and see the life beyond.

Our Father, bless our eyes today. ²We are Your messengers, and we would look upon the glorious reflection of Your Love which shines in everything. ³We live and move in You alone. ⁴We are not separate from Your eternal life. ⁵There is no death, for death is not Your Will. ⁶And we abide where You have placed us, in the life we share with You and with all living things, to be like You and part of You forever. ⁷We accept Your Thoughts as ours, and our will is one with Yours eternally. ⁸Amen. (A Course in Miracles, W-163.1;8:5–9:8. See also ACIM Lesson 163 Insights.)

It is important to realize how much the thought of death pervades our “life” experience in this world. These thoughts generally are focused on the body, the central figure in the ego’s dream of separation. In the ego’s denial of God’s Love, it denies the Source of Life.

The Course is helping us learn that the body is not real and the thought of death has no real basis. Today we accept the prayer in this lesson. It is expressing our willingness to see with the eyes of Christ. With His vision, we forgive our mistaken wishes for separation and see the unity of Love that keeps us forever safe in God’s eternal Life. As we accept this fact, we relax in the certainty of God’s Love.

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