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Taking Ownership of Our Inheritance

The Holy Spirit teaches one lesson, and applies it to all individuals in all situations. ²Being conflict-free, He maximizes all efforts and all results. ³By teaching the power of the Kingdom of God Himself, He teaches you that all power is yours. ⁴Its application does not matter. ⁵It is always maximal. ⁶Your vigilance does not establish it as yours, but it does enable you to use it always and in all ways. ⁷When I said “I am with you always,” I meant it literally. ⁸I am not absent to anyone in any situation. ⁹Because I am always with you, you are the way, the truth and the life. ¹⁰You did not make [the power of the Kingdom], any more than I did. ¹¹It was created to be shared, and therefore cannot be meaningfully perceived as belonging to anyone at the expense of another.

²You who are not at war must look for brothers and recognize all whom you see as brothers, because only equals are at peace. ³Because God’s equal Sons have everything, they cannot compete. ⁴Yet if they perceive any of their brothers as anything other than their perfect equals, the idea of competition has entered their minds. ⁵Do not underestimate your need to be vigilant against this idea, because all your conflicts come from it. ⁶It is the belief that conflicting interests are possible, and therefore you have accepted the impossible as true.

To be in the Kingdom is merely to focus your full attention on it. ²As long as you believe you can attend to what is not true, you are accepting conflict as your choice. …¹⁰Your right mind sees only brothers, because it sees only in its own light.

God has lit your mind Himself, and keeps your mind lit by His light because His light is what your mind is. (A Course in Miracles, T-7.III.1:1-11;3:2-6;4:1-2,10;5:1. See also ACIM Text Made Simple.)

The idea of exclusive ownership is central to the ego thought system of separation. Exclusivity is antithetical to the inclusive oneness of God’s Love. The world has a massive structure of laws to define and defend ownership, from intellectual property to national boundaries. Conflict is inevitable in this system because even the defined laws are not agreeable to everyone. What one appears to gain, another must lose.

But loss is impossible in the oneness of God’s Kingdom. This is why we need to be vigilant only for God’s Kingdom. Instead of being vigilant to protect our “rights” and ownership, we need to be vigilant to pay attention to the Holy Spirit’s vision. His vision shows us the certainty of Love everywhere. The changelessness of Love guarantees that loss is impossible. There is nothing to defend because we have all that is real in the Love God shares with us.

Today we turn our minds away from belief in separation to the Voice of Love Which reminds us of our inheritance. God has given us His kingdom of Love as our Home and our very being. We cannot lose. We only gain by extending the Love we are given without limit.

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