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Trusting the Truth in Our Brother

We seek for innocence and nothing else. We seek for it with no concern but now.

We do not look to past beliefs, and what we will believe will not intrude upon us now.

if a brother’s sins occur to us, our narrowed focus will restrict our sight, and turn our eyes upon our own mistakes, which we will magnify and call our “sins.” So, for a little while, without regard to past or future, should such blocks arise we will transcend them with instructions to our minds to change their focus, as we say:

It is not this that I would look upon.
I trust my brothers, who are one with me.

As our focus goes beyond mistakes, we will behold a wholly sinless world. When seeing this is all we want to see, when this is all we seek for in the name of true perception, are the eyes of Christ inevitably ours. And the Love He feels for us becomes our own as well. This will become the only thing we see reflected in the world and in ourselves. (, A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 181,W-pI.181.3:5-6;5:6;6:2-5;8:3-6. See also ACIM Lesson 181 Insights.)

The appearance of a body that we have given a name is not our brother. It is an ego-made image of separation made to hide the truth in our brother. This illusion cannot be trusted because its function is to justify fear and guilt. Yet illusions can never justify sin because an illusion is nothing and can have no effect.

When we say, “I trust my brother who is one with me,” we are focusing our attention on the one Self that we share with every brother. This Self is Love and nothing else. We are being asked to trust that only Love is real and only the Love in our brother and ourselves can be trusted.

Eternal, changeless Love deserves absolute trust. There is nothing else to trust. This is a complete reversal of what the world teaches because the world teaches the ego’s thought system that denies the reality of Love. It uses the illusion of a past to overlook the present and make up scenarios for the future that repeat the past. This is how the ego maintains its appearance of reality. But Reality cannot be based on illusions.

The practice of focusing on and trusting in the truth of our brother is a powerful tool for reversing our mistaken beliefs and returning to the acceptance that we are Love and nothing else.

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