In yesterday's lesson, we vowed to see. We made a choice to see with the forgiving, redemptive eyes of Christ. Now, without being tempted to turn away, to be distracted by illusions, we strengthen our resolve. We know that if we look at the illusion, we will not live in reality. In reality, we are choosing to see differently so that we can choose heaven instead of hell in any situation or circumstance. This choice of love over fear becomes our holy view.
How can illusions satisfy God's Son?
Father, the truth belongs to me. My home is set in Heaven by Your Will and mine. Can dreams content me? Can illusions bring me happiness? What but Your memory can satisfy Your Son? I will accept no less than You have given me. I am surrounded by Your Love, forever still, forever gentle and forever safe. God's Son must be as You created him.
Today we pass illusions by. And if we hear temptation call to us to stay and linger in a dream, we turn aside and ask ourselves if we, the Sons of God, could be content with dreams, when Heaven can be chosen just as easily as hell, and love will happily replace all fear.
Quote of the Day
"In the world of bodies, we are all separate. In the world of spirit, we are all one. Citing the Course, we heal the separation between the two by shifting our awareness from 'body identification' to 'spirit identification.' This heals the body as well as the mind."
— Excerpted from A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles
Published on September 27, 2008