Daily Inspiration

The Treasure Greater Than Any in the World

All things are given you. ²God’s trust in you is limitless. ³He knows His Son. ⁴He gives without exception, holding nothing back that can contribute to your happiness. ⁵And yet, unless your will is one with His, His gifts are not received. ⁶But what would make you think there is another will than His?

Here is the paradox that underlies the making of the world. ²This world is not the Will of God, and so it is not real.

Yet in his lonely, senseless wanderings, God’s gifts go with him, all unknown to him. ²He cannot lose them. ³But he will not look at what is given him. ⁴He wanders on, aware of the futility he sees about him everywhere, perceiving how his little lot but dwindles, as he goes ahead to nowhere. ⁵Still he wanders on in misery and poverty, alone though God is with him, and a treasure his so great that everything the world contains is valueless before its magnitude.

³One walks with you Who gently answers all your fears with this one merciful reply, “It is not so.” ⁴He points to all the gifts you have each time the thought of poverty oppresses you, and speaks of His Companionship when you perceive yourself as lonely and afraid.

⁴Be witness in your happiness to how transformed the mind becomes which chooses to accept His gifts, and feel the touch of Christ. (A Course in Miracles, W-166.1:1–2:2;5;11:3-4;15:4. See also ACIM Lesson 166 Insights.)

The Course tells us in many ways that this world we experience is not real. Yet it seems difficult to accept its unreality. This is because we have convinced ourselves that our identity is established by our body, its birth and death, our personality, appearance, possessions and relationships with other bodies. It seems as though we would loose everything we value if we accept that this world is not real.

Yet this world offers nothing enduring in return for our investment in its reality. Investing in what does not last is a bad investment. But our real treasure is not lost. It is only hidden by our mistaken beliefs. Awareness of our real treasure returns to us as we let the Holy Spirit guide our thoughts and actions.

Under His guidance we learn to see through our mistaken beliefs that hide the truth. As we forgive our mistakes, the Love we are steps forward and reminds us of the eternal treasure. God has given us His Life, which cannot end in death. Our true Life is eternal. It is a Life of Love and peace. It is the joyous giving and receiving of Love without limit. We choose Love today, for we would accept God’s gift of happiness and peace.

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