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Replacing Vulnerability with Invulnerability

It is surely obvious that if you can be attacked you are not invulnerable. You see attack as a real threat. That is because you believe that you can really attack. And what would have effects through you must also have effects on you.

Because your attack thoughts will be projected, you will fear attack. And if you fear attack, you must believe that you are not invulnerable. Attack thoughts therefore make you vulnerable in your own mind, which is where the attack thoughts are. Attack thoughts and invulnerability cannot be accepted together. They contradict each other.

…vulnerability or invulnerability is the result of your own thoughts. Nothing except your thoughts can attack you. Noth­ing except your thoughts can make you think you are vulner­able. And nothing except your thoughts can prove to you this is not so. [A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 26, W-pI.26.1:1-4;2;4:1-4. See also ACIM Lesson 26 Insights.)

Believing we are a body and perceiving others as bodies is an attack on the truth of What we are as one Self, the Son of God. A body is a limit and believing in its seeming reality denies the unlimited Love we are. Perceiving ourselves as divorced from the strength of God’s Love leaves us feeling weak and vulnerable. This is an inevitable consequence of identifying with the ego.

By the grace of God, we can never be the ego because the ego does not exist in truth. If we accept the ego’s limits, we will feel justified in being concerned about the future, wary of attack and loss, and guilty about the “harm” we have done in the past. All this comes with accepting an image of ourself that could never be true.

The way to release ourselves from this false image is to offer all our perceptions to the Holy Spirit. He will show us that beyond appearances in the world is the oneness of Love that unites us with our brother and our Creator. He will teach us of the strength of Love that is already ours. He will replace our perception of vulnerability with His vision of our harmlessness and invulnerability as extensions of God’s Love.

Today we ask Holy Spirit to help us see as He sees — with the vision of Christ.

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