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Reversing Our Belief in Separation

Faith and belief and vision are the means by which the goal of holiness is reached. Through them the Holy Spirit leads you to the real world, and away from all illusions where your faith was laid.

The Holy Spirit has a use for all the means for sin [separation] by which you sought to find it. But as He uses [the means] they lead away from sin, because His purpose lies in the opposite direction. He sees the means you use, but not the purpose for which you made them. He would not take them from you, for He sees their value as a means for what He wills for you. You made perception that you might choose among your brothers, and seek for sin with them. The Holy Spirit sees perception as a means to teach you that the vision of a holy relationship is all you want to see. Then will you give your faith to holiness, desiring and believing in it because of your desire.

Faith and belief become attached to vision, as all the means that once served sin are redirected now toward holiness. (A Course in Miracles, T-21.III.4:1-2;6:1-7:1. See also ACIM Text Made Simple.)

The ego wants to see only separation because it confirms the belief that separation is real. This belief must be undone if we are to remember the truth that we are unified in Love’s oneness. Our belief in the reality of separation (sin) maintains the sight of bodies and the world we see. But beliefs are reversible. It is this that makes it possible for us to forgive and return to the holiness of Love. When we choose the Holy Spirit as our Guide, we are choosing to accept His vision of our holiness, our oneness in Love’s innocence.

The Holy Spirit uses His vision to help us reverse our mistaken belief in separation. His shows us that only Love is real. Asking for help affirms our faith that the Holy Spirit can help us forgive. His vision shows us justification for forgiveness by helping us see the Love beyond the images of separation. As we have more and more experiences of seeing past the ego’s world to the real world of forgiveness, our belief is reversed. We come to recognize the Love we are and join with that Love in everyone. We accept the Holy Spirit’s gift of God’s Love. It is this acceptance that brings us Home.

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