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Undoing the Ego’s Wall of Beliefs

The mind that sees illusions thinks them real. They have existence in that they are thoughts. And yet they are not real, because the mind that thinks these thoughts is separate from God.

The Holy Spirit holds [God’s plan] exactly as it was re­ceived of Him within the Mind of God and in your own [separate mind]. It is apart from time in that its Source is timeless. Yet [His plan] operates in time, because of your belief that time is real. Unshaken does the Holy Spirit look on what you see; on sin and pain and death, on grief and separation and on loss. Yet does He know one thing must still be true; God is still Love, and this is not His Will.

This is the Thought that brings illusions to the truth, and sees them as appearances behind which is the changeless and the sure. This is the Thought that saves and that forgives, because it lays no faith in what is not created by the only Source it knows. (A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 99, W-pI.99.3:2-3;5:1-6:2. See also ACIM Lesson 99 Insights.)

To maintain its seeming existence, the ego has built a wall around a separate mind that defends against the Reality of Love’s oneness. This wall is built with beliefs. These beliefs have no foundation in truth and so the ego carefully protects them by limiting our perception to only what confirms and reinforces our beliefs. It is these false perceptions that must be overlooked so that we may see the Reality of eternal Love that God gave us when He created His one Son.

The Holy Spirit’s function is to help us undo the wall. He recognizes that we believe our wall is real, but He knows it is an illusion with no substance, held in place by false beliefs. The Holy Spirit’s function is to teach us these beliefs are not true. As we learn His loving lessons, we freely dismiss the illusions and welcome the truth of God’s gift of Love. We undo the wall by letting the Holy Spirit help us forgive our mistaken beliefs and accept Love’s reality.

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