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The Certainty of Our Innocence

There is a light in you the world can not perceive. And with its eyes you will not see this light, for you are blinded by the world. Yet you have eyes to see it. It is there for you to look upon. It was not placed in you to be kept hidden from your sight. This light is a reflection of the thought we practice now. To feel the Love of God within you is to see the world anew, shining in innocence, alive with hope, and blessed with perfect charity and love.

Who could feel fear in such a world as this? It welcomes you, rejoices that you came, and sings your praises as it keeps you safe from every form of danger and of pain. It offers you a warm and gentle home in which to stay a while. It blesses you throughout the day, and watches through the night as silent guardian of your holy sleep. It sees salvation in you, and protects the light in you, in which it sees its own. It offers you its flowers and its snow, in thankfulness for your benevolence.

This is the world the Love of God reveals. (A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 189, W-pI.189.1:1-3:1. See also ACIM Lesson 189 Insights.)

When we chose the ego thought system as our guide, we lost awareness of God’s Love. We lost awareness of Reality. Instead, we see a world of conflict, loss, limitation, guilt and fear. Love is unknown in this world and its perceived absence is depressing. We feel a void that compels us to search for what will fill this emptiness.

We search for it in things, in circumstances we feel will make us happy or safe, in special relationships or substances that will numb the pain of loneliness. But none of these can ever satisfy our innate need to be the Self that is part of the unity of Love. Only the Love of God will satisfy because this Love is our completion, our one Reality. In this changeless Love, we know we are safe. We feel Love’s blessing and joyfully share It, for sharing Love is our completion.

We thank you, Father, for the gift of Your Love, for the comfort It brings, the certainty of our innocence and for the quiet joy that fills our heart.

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