Daily Inspiration

Stripping Away the Dream’s False Images

Sickness would prove that lies must be the truth. But healing demonstrates that truth is true. The separation sickness would impose has never really happened. To be healed is merely to accept what always was the simple truth, and always will remain exactly as it has forever been. Yet eyes accustomed to illusions must be shown that what they look upon is false. So healing, never needed by the truth, must demonstrate that sickness is not real.

Healing might thus be called a counter-dream, which cancels out the dream of sickness in the name of truth, but not in truth itself. Just as forgiveness overlooks all sins that never were accomplished, healing but removes illusions that have not occurred. Just as the real world will arise to take the place of what has never been at all, healing but offers restitution for imagined states and false ideas which dreams embroider into pictures of the truth. (A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 137, W-pI.137.4-5. See also ACIM Lesson 137 Insights.)

The world we experience as a body is a dream. It is the outward picture from the part of our mind that has chosen to believe separation is real. We need the images of the dream to convince ourselves that we live in a world of separation. But conviction does not make real when it is based on the denial of Reality. It covers over Reality with false images, making us unaware of the truth that we are one with all Love.

Healing could be likened to scraping off old wall paper that has covered a window to the real world. With the wall paper stripped away, the Light of the real world enlightens our mind and we see the brilliance of the Love of God in all things. With the illusions gone, we are free to step through the open window to our eternal reality in Love.

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