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The Journey from Fear to Love

There is nothing outside you. That is what you must ultimately learn, for it is the realization that the Kingdom of Heaven is restored to you. For God created only this, and He did not depart from It nor leave It separate from Himself. The Kingdom of Heaven is the dwelling place of the Son of God, who left not his Father and dwells not apart from Him. Heaven is not a place nor a condition. It is merely an awareness of perfect Oneness, and the knowledge that there is nothing else; nothing outside this Oneness, and nothing else within.”\

The belief that you could give and get something else, something outside yourself, has cost you the awareness of Heaven and of your Identity.

Minds are joined; bodies are not. Only by assigning to the mind the properties of the body does separation seem to be possible. And it is mind that seems to be fragmented and private and alone. Its guilt, which keeps it separate, is projected to the body, which suffers and dies because it is attacked to hold the separation in the mind, and let it not know its Identity.

The mind cannot attack, but it can deceive itself. And this is all it does when it believes it has attacked the body. It can project its guilt, but it will not lose it through projection. And though [the mind] clearly can misperceive the function of the body, it cannot change its function from what the Holy Spirit establishes it to be. The body was not made by Love. Yet Love does not condemn [the body] and can use it lovingly, respecting what the Son of God has made and using [the body] to save him from illusions. (A Course in Miracles, T-18.VI.1;2:3;3:1-4;4:3-8. See also ACIM Text Made Simple.)

As the idea of being separate from God, the ego is a thought in opposition to the Oneness of God’s Love. Believing it is opposing God brings guilt with it because it denies the innocence of Love. This is why the ego has to find a way to hide the guilt. It attempts to do this by projecting guilt outside of itself. Images of separate bodies and forms are the ego’s mechanism for projecting guilt. The problem is that guilt is still retained within the thought of opposing Love.

Only by forgiving the thought of opposition to God can the guilt be released and Love be restored to our awareness. The ego uses the myriad forms of the world to deceive the mind into believing this outer world is the cause of our guilt and fear.

The Holy Spirit’s function is to teach us to forgive these illusionary forms which seem to be the cause of our pain and suffering. No matter the form, our belief in its reality must be let go. The Holy Spirit uses each of these misperceptions as teaching opportunities to help us learn that beyond the form is the eternal presence of Love.

The practice of asking the Holy Spirit to guide all our perceptions and bring us Christ’s vision to see beyond the forms to Love’s innocence is the way to remember our Home in Heaven. it is a journey that leads from fear to Love.

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