In any given moment, we can release our fears to God. He will take our illusions and transform them into truth, delivering us from pain to peace.
This is my holy instant of release.
Father, it is today that I am free, because my will is Yours. I thought to make another will. Yet nothing that I thought apart from You exists. And I am free because I was mistaken, and did not affect my own reality at all by my illusions. Now I give them up, and lay them down before the feet of truth, to be removed forever from my mind. This is my holy instant of release. Father, I know my will is one with Yours.
And so today we find our glad return to Heaven, which we never really left. The Son of God this day lays down his dreams. The Son of God this day comes home again, released from sin and clad in holiness, with his right mind restored to him at last.
Quote of the Day
"Just as the 'Holy Spirit was God's answer to the separation, the special relationship was then the ego's answer to the creation of the Holy Spirit.' After the separation, we began to feel a huge gaping hole within us, and most of us still feel it. The only antidote for this is the Atonement, or return to God, because the pain we feel is actually our own denial of love."
— Excerpted from A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles
Published on August 13, 2008