Daily Inspiration

The Choice to Be Love

There is no end to all the peace and joy, And all the miracles that I will give, When I accept God’s Word. Why not today?

Why should I wait, my Father, for the joy You promised me? For You will keep Your Word You gave Your Son in exile. I am sure my treasure waits for me, and I need but reach out my hand to find it. Even now my fingers touch it. It is very close. I need not wait an instant more to be at peace forever. It is You I choose, and my Identity along with You. Your Son would be Himself, and know You as his Father and Creator, and his Love. (A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 355, W-pII.355. See also ACIM Lesson 355 Insights.)

We placed ourselves in exile from our Home in Love when we chose to believe in separation. All that stands between what we think we are and our true Home is a mistaken belief. In every moment we have the option to choose to let go of the false belief and accept God’s Word that we remain eternally united with Him in His Love.

The choice to accept God’s Word is frightening to our ego-based identity because it seems that this choice would mean annihilation, a complete loss of identity. It is true that the ego identity would be lost. But it is instantly replaced by the certainty of our Self Who is God’s Son, eternally united with Him. Because of the fear of loss, we must be gently taught to recognize that the separate identity we cling to does not serve us. It brings with it only fear and guilt, pain and suffering.

The Holy Spirit in our mind offers us His vision of the truth as we are willing to turn over all our perceptions for His loving correction. Each time we accept His help, we take another step toward the final decision that releases us from the ego’s bonds and returns us to our Home in Love.

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