Daily Inspiration

Removing Our Limits on Love

I want the peace of God.

To say these words is nothing. ²But to mean these words is everything. ³If you could but mean them for just an instant, there would be no further sorrow possible for you in any form; in any place or time. ⁴Heaven would be completely given back to full awareness, memory of God entirely restored, the resurrection of all creation fully recognized.

No one can mean these words and not be healed. ²He cannot play with dreams, nor think he is himself a dream. ³He cannot make a hell and think it real. ⁴He wants the peace of God, and it is given him. ⁵For that is all he wants, and that is all he will receive.

To mean you want the peace of God is to renounce all dreams.

The mind which means that all it wants is peace must join with other minds, for that is how peace is obtained. ²And when the wish for peace is genuine, the means for finding it is given, in a form each mind that seeks for it in honesty can understand. (A Course in Miracles, W-185.1:1–2:5;5:1;6:1-2. See also ACIM Lesson 185 Insights.)

The things we want in the world—safety, possessions, status, relationships—are the ego’s substitutes for the peace of God. Everyone wants to be happy. But what the ego offers are illusions and only seem to offer temporary happiness or security. No illusion lasts forever.

But the reality of Love is eternal. Love is innately joyous, for there is no greater happiness than to extend the Love God has given us. Extending Love is the only way to accept It. By Its nature, Love extends and cannot be known if we try to limit it, to be selective of who we would offer Love.

The ego is selective in what it gives, for it judges the worthiness of all things. God knows not of judgment or limitation. He deemed His Son worthy by giving Him all of His Love without limit. Today we ask the Holy Spirit to help us remove the limits we have attempted to impose on Love. This is how we accept God’s gift of all of His peace and joy.

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