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True Perception Saves Us from Fear and Guilt

You want salvation. You want to be happy. You want peace. You do not have them now, because your mind is totally undisciplined, and you cannot distinguish between joy and sorrow, pleasure and pain, love and fear. You are now learning how to tell them apart. And great indeed will be your reward.

Your decision to see is all that vision requires. What you want is yours. …God has one Son, and he is the resurrection and the life. His will is done because all power is given him in Heaven and on earth. In your determination to see is vision given you.

…as you repeat the idea, you are stating that you are determined to change your present state for a better one, and one you really want.

The extra repetitions should be applied to any situation, person or event that upsets you. You can see them differently, and you will. What you desire you will see. Such is the real law of cause and effect as it operates in the world. (A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 20, W-pI.20.2:3-7;3:1-2,6-8;4:3;5:3-6. See also ACIM Lesson 20 Insights.)

Whatever we think will make us happy or bring us peace, we believe is our salvation. If we are following the ego’s dictates, we will try to find protection from harm, to have a special relationship, status or financial security, for our salvation. Yet none of these can be counted on to last in the world.

But we cannot see truly if we are following the ego. If we are determined to see the truth, we must be willing to accept the vision of the Holy Spirit, which is not limited by the ego’s dictates. The Holy Spirit recognizes our misperceptions but knows they are not true.

Our determination to see reflects our willingness to receive true perception in place of the ego’s illusions. This vision that shows us that beyond the ego’s images is our oneness with our brothers and with God. This true perception frees us from the dream world of fear and guilt. In this freedom we stand at Heaven’s door, where we are welcomed Home.

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T-26.IV.4:7 = Text, Chapt. 26, Section IV, paragraph 4, sentence 7.

W-pI.169.5:2 = Workbook, Part I, Lesson 169, paragraph 5, sentence 2.

M-13.3:2 = Manual for Teachers, Question 13, paragraph 3, sentence 2.

C-6.4:6 = Clarification of Terms, Term 6, paragraph 4, sentence 6

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