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The Keystone to Remembering Heaven

I have invented the world I see. I made up the prison in which I see myself. All I need do is recognize this and I am free. I have deluded myself into believing it is possible to imprison the Son of God. I was bitterly mistaken in this belief, which I no longer want. The Son of God must be forever free. He is as God created him, and not what I would make of him. He is where God would have him be, and not where I thought to hold him prisoner.

There is another way of looking at the world. Since the purpose of the world is not the one I ascribed to it, there must be another way of looking at it. I see everything upside down, and my thoughts are the opposite of truth. I see the world as a prison for God’s Son. It must be, then, that the world is really a place where he can be set free. I would look upon the world as it is, and see it as a place where the Son of God finds his freedom.

The world I look upon has taken on the light of my forgiveness, and shines forgiveness back at me. In this light I begin to see what my illusions about myself kept hidden. I begin to understand the holiness of all living things, including myself, and their oneness with me.” (, A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 57,W-pI.57.2-3;5:4-6. See also ACIM Lesson 57 Insights.)

Forgiveness is the means to see the world as the Holy Spirit sees it. The Holy Spirit’s purpose for the world is to use it as a means to teach us how to recognize illusions and let them go. Forgiveness is how we let go of the meaning we have given the images of the world made by the ego.

The ego’s images are empty substitutes for God’s gifts. Belief in them makes us unaware of the truth that we remain as God created us, one with every brother in His Love. This is why accepting Holy Spirit’s help to forgive — let go of — our mistaken beliefs is the keystone that sets us free to remember we are eternally at Home in Love.

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