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Release from the Ego’s Demand for Sacrifice

²You want to accept God’s plan because you share in it. ³You have no will that can really oppose it, and you do not want to do so. ⁴Salvation is for you. ⁵Above all else, you want the freedom to remember Who you really are. ⁶Today it is the ego that stands powerless before your will. ⁷Your will is free, and nothing can prevail against it.

…God’s plan for salvation, and only His, is wholly in accord with your will. ²It is not the purpose of an alien power, thrust upon you unwillingly. ³It is the one purpose here on which you and your Father are in perfect accord. ⁴You will succeed today, the time appointed for the release of the Son of God from hell and from all idle wishes. ⁵His will is now restored to [the Son of God’s] awareness. ⁶He is willing this very day to look upon the light in him and be saved.

…tell yourself with gentle firmness and quiet certainty:

²I will there be light. ³Let me behold the light that reflects God’s Will and mine.

⁴Then let your will assert itself, joined with the power of God and united with your Self. (A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 73, W-73.7:2-7;9:1-6;10:1-4. See also ACIM Lesson 73 Insights.)

The ego tells us that God’s Will demands sacrifice. Yet this is a projection of its demand that we sacrifice the Love of God to obtain the specialness we seek. To have specialness, there must be differences. But there can be no differences in the oneness of God’s Love extended equally to all. God shared all of His Love when He created His Son. Differences cannot exist in Love’s oneness.

The recognition that we will there be Light is the acceptance of the Love that is our true Self. Our Self’s only desire is to be Love and nothing else. Being Love includes the continuous, joyous extension of Love without limit.

To accept Love we must give It. To know the Love we are, we must forgive the beliefs that deny Love. Through forgiveness, we see with the eyes of Love. We let go of the veil that has darkened our mind and let Love’s Light shine through us without limit. This is our only will.

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