Daily Inspiration

Replacing Fantasy with Truth

²Truth has no meaning in illusion. ³The frame of reference for its meaning must be [truth] itself. ⁴When you try to bring truth to illusions, you are trying to make illusions real, and keep them by justifying your belief in them. ⁵But to give illusions to truth is to enable truth to teach that the illusions are unreal, and thus enable you to escape from them. ⁶Reserve not one idea aside from truth, or you establish orders of reality that must imprison you. ⁷There is no order in reality, because everything there is true.

Be willing, then, to give all you have held outside the truth to Him Who knows the truth, and in Whom all is brought to truth. ²Salvation from separation would be complete, or will not be at all. ³Be not concerned with anything except your willingness to have this be accomplished. ⁴He will accomplish it; not you. ⁵But forget not this: When you become disturbed and lose your peace of mind because another is attempting to solve his problems through fantasy, you are refusing to forgive yourself for just this same attempt. ⁶And you are holding both of you away from truth and from salvation. ⁷As you forgive him, you restore to truth what was denied by both of you. ⁸And you will see forgiveness where you have given it. (A Course in Miracles, T-17.I.5:2–6:8. See also ACIM Text Made Simple.)

While we believe that specialness is what we want, we look for satisfaction of our wish in forms in the world. We want a circumstance to be a certain way. We want a person to behave or say what we want them to.

This wish is a fantasy starting with the fantasy that specialness is possible. We wish for forms we believe will make us happy. Yet these forms can only be fantasy. Love is one and has no form. We need to accept the Love we are and join in the unlimited extension of that Love. This will bring us the joy that is an aspect of God’s gift of His Love.

When we perceive a brother is acting badly in our judgment, we are judging his fantasy. Yet our belief in his fantasy reflects our own fantasy that specialness will get us what we want. When we learn to recognize our fantasy reflected back to us from our brothers, we can use this recognition as an opportunity to forgive ourselves.

We need only be willing to give this perception to the Holy Spirit for His healing. He will bring the truth to us which will dispel our misperception. With His help, we recognize the fantasy for what it is and welcome the truth of Love’s reality.

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