Daily Inspiration

We Have a Friend to Guide Us Home

There is no life outside of Heaven. Where God created life, there life must be. In any state apart from Heaven life is illusion.… Life not in Heaven is impossible, and what is not in Heaven is not anywhere. Outside of Heaven, only the conflict of illusion stands; senseless, impossible and beyond all reason, and yet perceived as an eternal barrier to Heaven. Illusions are but forms. Their content is never true.

Brother, take not one step in the descent to hell. For having taken one, you will not recognize the rest for what they are. And they will follow. Attack in any form has placed your foot upon the twisted stairway that leads from Heaven. Yet any instant it is possible to have all this undone. How can you know whether you chose the stairs to Heaven or the way to hell? Quite easily. How do you feel? Is peace in your awareness? Are you certain which way you go? And are you sure the goal of Heaven can be reached? If not, you walk alone. Ask, then, your Friend to join with you, and give you certainty of where you go. (A Course in Miracles, T-23.II.19;22. See also ACIM Text Q & A.)

The ego believes it is alone and friendless. It can trust in itself alone. The ego never feels safe, for it is the belief in weakness. It feels alone because it is the belief in lovelessness. This is the hell the ego believes is its home. It tries to make forms to substitute for lack of Love and weakness. But they never satisfy because the forms are illusions and are empty.

All this can be undone by letting go of the belief that it is possible to be separate from the oneness of God’s Love. Knowing that we believe we are friendless, God has given us an eternal Friend. This Friend is ever present in our mind, offering Its strength, Its Love, Its peace and Its certainty. These are gifts given by our Creator which our Friend holds for us to be given us the moment they are welcome.

We welcome God’s gifts with our willingness to accept our Friend’s help. If we are not feeling at peace, it is a sign that we need to turn to our Friend for help. At our request, we receive His strength and His sure direction to lead us out of the mistaken belief that we have disconnected from our Creator. As we let go of the mistaken belief, we remember our Home in Heaven.

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