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Seeing Love’s Light in Everyone

Grandeur is of God, and only of Him. Therefore it is in you. Whenever you become aware of it, however dimly, you abandon the ego automatically, because in the presence of the grandeur of God the meaninglessness of the ego becomes perfectly apparent. When this occurs, even though it does not understand it, the ego believes that its “enemy” has struck, and attempts to offer gifts to induce you to return to its “protection.” Self-inflation is the only offering it can make. The grandiosity of the ego is its alternative to the grandeur of God. Which will you choose?

Grandiosity is always a cover for despair. It is without hope because it is not real. It is an attempt to counteract your littleness, based on the belief that the littleness is real. Without this belief grandiosity is meaningless, and you could not possibly want it. The essence of grandiosity is competitiveness, because it always involves attack. It is a delusional attempt to outdo, but not to undo.

The ego is immobilized in the presence of God’s grandeur, because His grandeur establishes your freedom.

From your grandeur you can only bless, because your grandeur is your abundance. By blessing you hold it in your mind, protecting it from illusions and keeping yourself in the Mind of God. Remember always that you cannot be anywhere except in the Mind of God. When you forget this, you will despair and you will attack. (A Course in Miracles, T-9.VIII.1:-2:6;4:1;5. See also ACIM Text Made Simple.)

The grandeur of God is in us because our true Self remains united with Its Creator. Our sense of vulnerability, uncertainty and guilt comes from believing in the ego thought system of separation. In Reality, separation is impossible. But if we believe we are separate, this sense of vulnerability and isolation is automatic.

The ego is in competition with God for our attention. It has no substance and no strength of its own. It depends entirely on our belief and our identification with it to seem to have any effect at all. But the ego’s effects are meaningless because they are based on the false premise that separation is real. The moment we accept our unity with our Creator we accept our true grandeur, which shines away the dark beliefs of the ego.

It is helpful to realize that when we feel defensive, competitive, depressed or alone, we are denying our innate grandeur that comes from our oneness with God. We are believing in a false image of our self. By asking the Holy Spirit to be the interpreter of all our perceptions, we learn to overlook displays of grandiosity and see beyond them to the grandeur of the Light of Love that is in everyone. The more we welcome this vision, the more we will experience the peace and joy of God. We will bless everyone by seeing the truth in them.

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