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Remembering Who We Are

The ego is trying to teach you how to gain the whole world and lose your own soul. The Holy Spirit teaches that you cannot lose your soul and there is no gain in the world, for of itself it profits nothing. To invest without profit is surely to impoverish yourself, and the overhead is high. Not only is there no profit in the investment, but the cost to you is enormous. For this investment costs you the world’s reality by denying yours, and gives you nothing in return. You cannot sell your soul, but you can sell your awareness of it. You cannot perceive your soul, but you will not know it while you perceive something else as more valuable.

What is one cannot be perceived as separate, and the denial of the separation is the reinstatement of knowledge. At the altar of God, the holy perception of God’s Son becomes so enlightened that light streams into it, and the spirit of God’s Son shines in the Mind of the Father and becomes one with it. Very gently does God shine upon Himself, loving the extension of Himself that is His Son. The world has no purpose as it blends into the purpose of God. For the real world has slipped quietly into Heaven, where everything eternal in it has always been. There the Redeemer and the redeemed join in perfect love of God and of each other. Heaven is your home, and being in God it must also be in you. (A Course in Miracles, T-12.VI.1,7. See also ACIM Text Made Simple.)

What we believe in, we perceive as true. If we believe in the ego choice for separation, we are investing in an illusion, which gives us nothing real in return. An investment that returns nothing is a total loss. But what could never be real has no effect on reality. This is the grace of God that guarantees that we retain all the value that God gave us in our Creation has His Son. We need only awaken from the ego’s dream of deprivation to remember that we still are God’s Son and all that He has given remains ours eternally.

The Holy Spirit’s mission is to gently and lovingly guide us to awaken from the dream of isolation and loss. He does this by helping us forgive our mistaken beliefs. When all these beliefs have been forgiven, the real world of God’s Love is revealed. We remember Who we are. We stand at the gate of Heaven, where we are welcomed as God’s Son, His eternal extension of Love.

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