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The Ego Is Fake News

Unless I look upon what is not there, my present happiness is all I see. Eyes that begin to open see at last. And I would have Christ’s vision come to me this very day. What I perceive without God’s Own Correction for the sight I made is frightening and painful to behold. Yet I would not allow my mind to be deceived by the belief the dream I made is real an instant longer. This the day I seek my present happiness, and look on nothing else except the thing I seek.

With this resolve I come to You, and ask Your strength to hold me up today, while I but seek to do Your Will. You cannot fail to hear me, Father. What I ask have You already given me. And I am sure that I will see my happiness today. (A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 290, W-pII.290. See also ACIM Lesson 290 Insights.)

The information we receive through the body’s senses is fake news. If we choose to believe it, we are deceiving ourselves. Our belief makes it seem true, but it does not make it true. This fake news is filled with terror and pain, loss and guilt. It never brings true happiness.

But there is another world that reflects the truth. It is a world seen only through forgiving eyes, which have let go of the past and see only the present. Only Love is present now, for only Love is real. No fake substitutes hide it from our awareness when we have truly forgiven the past. Here in this present Love is joy beyond words and peace that cannot be disturbed. Forgiveness offers this.

Today we ask for the strength of God to help us see truly and forgive the past. Thus will we experience the perfect happiness that is God’s Will for us.

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We Have the Power to Change Our Thoughts

It can be but myself I crucify.

…to attack another is but to attack yourself. …[Your brother’s] safety is your own, and in his healing you are healed.

…teach your mind that you are not an ego. For the ways in which the ego would distort the truth will not deceive you longer. You will not believe you are a body to be crucified. And you will see within today’s idea [It can be but myself I crucify] the light of resurrection, looking past all thoughts of crucifixion and of death, to thoughts of liberation and of life.

For once you understand it is impossible that you be hurt except by your own thoughts, the fear of God must disappear. You cannot then believe that fear is caused without. And God, Whom you had thought to banish, can be welcomed back within the holy mind He never left.

When the fear of God is gone, there are no obstacles that still remain between you and the holy peace of God. (A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 196, W-pI.196.1:2,4;3;8:3-5;12:2. See also ACIM Lesson 196 Insights.)

The ego always plays the blame game. First it tries to project blame on others to convince us that they are the cause of our pain. If that doesn’t work, it points to our own guilt, our inadequacies and “sins.” This is the way the ego insures the maintenance of guilt that keeps the ego in place. So the ego would try to turn the fact that our thoughts are responsible for everything we experience into justification of our guilt and continuation of our hell.

But it’s really good news to learn that our thoughts are the cause of our experience because we can change our thoughts. The ego cannot take this power from us, but we can give it to the ego by believing we are the ego. One of the most important lessons we can learn is that we are not the ego — never were and never will be. As we withdraw our identification with the ego, we open the way for the help of the Holy Spirit to show us that in fact we remain Love as we were created. Only our loving thoughts are eternal. This is our freedom from the ego’s tyranny.

Today we will remind ourselves that we remain Love and nothing else. We will let the Holy Spirit show us the truth of Love in everyone and in ourselves.

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We Choose to Accept God’s Help

No one can fail who seeks to reach the truth, and it is truth we seek to reach today. …we will ask to see the rising of the real world to replace the foolish images that we hold dear, with true ideas arising in the place of thoughts that have no meaning, no effect, and neither source nor substance in the truth.

You cannot fail today. There walks with you the Spirit Heaven sent you, that you might approach this door some day, and through His aid slip effortlessly past it, to the light. Today that day has come.

Today is set by Heaven itself to be a time of grace for you and for the world. If you forget this happy fact, remind yourself with this:

Today I seek and find all that I want.
My single purpose offers it to me.
No one can fail who seeks to reach the truth. (A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 131, W-pI.131.10:2-3;14:1-3;15:3-7. See also ACIM Lesson 131 Insights.)

Because we were created by Love as Love, all we really want is to remember we are Love. And by Love’s nature, all we want to do is extend Love.

By God’s grace we have been given the Help we need to move past the dark and loveless world we have made to the Light of Heaven. Today we choose to accept this help.

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Joining God’s Circle of Love

Today I let Christ’s vision look upon
All things for me and judge them not, but give
Each one a miracle of love instead.

So would I liberate all things I see, and give to them the freedom that I seek. For thus do I obey the law of love, and give what I would find and make my own. It will be given me, because I have chosen it as the gift I want to give. Father, Your gifts are mine. Each one that I accept gives me a miracle to give. And giving as I would receive, I learn Your healing miracles belong to me.

Our Father knows our needs. He gives us grace to meet them all. And so we trust in Him to send us miracles to bless the world, and heal our minds as we return to Him. (A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 349, W-pII.349. See also ACIM Lesson 349 Insights.)

The world we experience with the body is the effect of denying God’s gift of perfect Love. It comes with the belief that to give is to lose and what we receive is taken from the giver.

But in the reality of God’s Love, giving and receiving are the same because Love is one. Thus to accept and experience God’s gift of Love we must give It. This is the full circle demonstration of giving and receiving are the same. When we accept Christ’s vision, which sees innocence with nonjudgment, we see the innocence in ourselves. 

This is why the Course puts so much emphasis on reminding us that giving and receiving are the same. As we practice seeing innocence with Christ’s vision and extending Love to all, we learn of our own innocence and Love. We free ourselves from guilt and fear as we free our brothers.

Today we practice choosing Christ’s vision all through the day.

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Bringing the Gift of Love to the World

Knowledge will return when we have done our part. We are concerned only with giving welcome to the truth.

Ours are the eyes through which Christ’s vision sees a world redeemed from every thought of sin. Ours are the ears that hear the Voice for God proclaim the world as sinless. Ours the minds that join together as we bless the world. And from the oneness that we have attained we call to all our brothers, asking them to share our peace and consummate our joy. (A Course in Miracles Workbook, Part II, 14, W-pII.14.3:6-4:4. See also ACIM Lesson 351 Insights.)

We welcome the truth. We welcome Love. Love knows only innocence, sees only innocence and extends only Love. God gave us only Love. If we want to know and be our Self, we need to accept His gift of Love without reservation.

The world we see with the body’s eyes is a defense against the oneness of Love. If we want to remember our Self, we need to choose Christ’s vision in place of what the body’s eyes show us.

Today we choose to welcome truth by letting Christ’s vision take precidence over what the body’s eyes see. This is how we bring the gift of Love to replace the projection of guilt and fear.

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God’s Love, Joy and Peace Are Ours Now

It is your thoughts alone that cause you pain. Nothing external to your mind can hurt or injure you in any way. There is no cause beyond yourself that can reach down and bring oppression. No one but yourself affects you. There is nothing in the world that has the power to make you ill or sad, or weak or frail. But it is you who have the power to dominate all things you see by merely recognizing what you are. As you perceive the harmlessness in them, they will accept your holy will as theirs. And what was seen as fearful now becomes a source of innocence and holiness.

My holy brother, think of this awhile: The world you see does nothing. It has no effects at all. It merely represents your thoughts. And it will change entirely as you elect to change your mind, and choose the joy of God as what you really want. Your Self is radiant in this holy joy, unchanged, unchanging and unchangeable, forever and forever. (A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 190, W-pI.190.5:1-6:5. See also ACIM Lesson 190 Insights.)

We are responsible for everything we experience. There is no “other” that can impose its will upon us or bring us harm. This is good news because it means that if we are not happy and at peace we can choose once again. We can choose to accept the will we share with God, which offers us only perfect peace and happiness.

Today we choose to recognize that our will is united with God’s Will — one and the same. Today we lay aside the false images of pain and suffering and accept the truth that God’s Love, joy and peace are ours now.

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Accepting Our Perfect Self

God goes with me wherever I go. How can I be alone when God always goes with me? How can I be doubtful and unsure of myself when perfect certainty abides in Him? How can I be disturbed by anything when He rests in me in absolute peace? How can I suffer when love and joy surround me through Him? Let me not cherish illusions about myself. I am perfect because God goes with me wherever I go.

God is my strength. Vision is His gift. Let me not look to my own eyes to see today. Let me be willing to exchange my pitiful illusion of seeing for the vision that is given by God. Christ’s vision is His gift, and He has given it to me. Let me call upon this gift today, so that this day may help me to understand eternity. (A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 59, W-pI.59.1-2. See also ACIM Lesson 59 Insights.)

Our true Self is wholly unaffected by the chaos of the world seen through the body’s eyes. Our true Self is perfect Love and sees only perfect Love. As we choose God’s gift of Christ’s vision, we will see the same perfect Love everywhere. Christ’s vision shows us the peace and changeless certainty of God. This is our Home, where we were created to be and still remain. We can claim it now.

Each time we choose Christ’s vision over the ego’s perception of separation, guilt and fear, we are clearing the way to remembering our Home. Today we choose Christ’s vision to guide our seeing that we may recognize the perfection of our one Self everywhere.

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