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Remembering the Love We Are

Yet what you will you do not know. This is not strange when you realize that to deny is to “not know.” God’s Will is that you are His Son. By denying this you deny your own will, and therefore do not know what [your will] is. You must ask what God’s Will is in everything, because it is yours. You do not know what it is, but the Holy Spirit remembers it for you. Ask Him, therefore, what God’s Will is for you, and He will tell you yours. It cannot be too often repeated that you do not know your will. Whenever what the Holy Spirit tells you appears to be coercive, it is only because you have not recognized your will.

You are afraid to know God’s Will, because you believe it is not yours. This belief is your whole sickness and your whole fear. Every symptom of sickness and fear arises here, because this is the belief that makes you want not to know.

Blessed are you who learn that to hear the Will of your Father is to know your own. For it is your will to be like Him, Whose Will it is that it be so. God’s Will is that His Son be One, and united with Him in His Oneness. That is why healing is the beginning of the recognition that your will is His. (A Course in Miracles, T-11.I.8;10:3-5;11:6-8. See also ACIM Text Made Simple.)

The ego is the denial of God’s Will. If we believe we are the ego, we will be afraid of God’s Will because accepting His Will would end the ego’s denial and eliminate the ego all together. That would seem like death to us if we identify with the ego.

The Course is teaching us what God’s Will is — that we be joined with Him in perfect peace, joy and unlimited Love. The ego doesn’t want this because it believes specialness is more valuable than God’s gift of all of Himself. Specialness could only be achieved if there were limits on Love so that some could have more Love than others.

Because of our fear of God’s Will, we have to be taught that the ego’s images of separation (limitation) have no meaning or value. They cannot give us what we really want. The Love we were created to be seeks only to extend Love, for that is Love’s only function. Because the ego denies that function, we are compelled to seek for the Love that seems to be missing. The ego does not know what Love is, so as long as we follow the ego’s lead, we will not find the Love we seek.

It is time to choose the Holy Spirit as our Guide. He knows the way to Love, for He remains eternally united with the Source of Love. Under His guidance, we will remember that we already are the Love we seek.

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