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The Path to Peace and Happiness

Be vigilant only for God and His Kingdom.

I have already told you that you can be as vigilant against the ego as for it. This lesson teaches not only that you can be, but that you must be [vigilant against the ego].

If you allow yourself to have in your mind only what God put there, you are acknowledging your mind as God created it. Therefore, you are accepting it as it is.

Truth is without illusions and therefore within the Kingdom. Everything outside the Kingdom is illusion. When you threw truth away you saw yourself as if you were without it. By making another kingdom that you valued, you did not keep only the Kingdom of God in your mind, and thus placed part of your mind outside it. What you made has imprisoned your will, and given you a sick mind that must be healed. Your vigilance against this sickness is the way to heal it. Once your mind is healed it radiates health, and thereby teaches healing.

Your vigilance is the sign that you want Him to guide you. Vigilance does require effort, but only until you learn that effort itself is unnecessary. (A Course in Miracles, T-6.V.C.2:8;4:2-3;5:4-5;9:1-7;10:3-4. See also ACIM Text Made Simple.)

If we want the peace of God and His Love, we need to consistently follow the Holy Spirit’s lead. The Holy Spirit’s only purpose is to guide our unhealed mind back to God’s Kingdom. The way to be vigilant only for God and His Kingdom is to consistently be attentive to the Holy Spirit’s presence in our mind. As we follow His direction, we recognize the illusions of the world as meaningless and look past them to the eternal Presence of Love. This is God’s Kingdom, our Home.

This practice restores our mind to wholeness by dispelling the ego beliefs. It frees us from the limitations of the ego to the unlimited extension of God’s Love through our mind. This is the path to peace and happiness.

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