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A COURSE IN MIRACLES
  CH 14 "BRINGING ILLUSIONS TO TRUTH"
VI. THE SHIFT TO MIRACLES
      
51 The miracle offers exactly the same response to every call for help. It does not judge the call. It merely recognizes what it is and answers accordingly. It does not consider which call is louder or greater or more important. You may wonder how you who are still bound to judgment can be asked to do that which requires no judgment of your own. The answer is very simple. The power of God, and not of you, engenders miracles. The miracle itself is but the witness that you have the power of God in you. That is the reason why the miracle gives equal blessing to all who share in it, and that is also why everyone shares in it. The power of God is limitless. And being always maximal, it offers everything to every call from anyone. There is no order of difficulty here. A call for help is given help.

            
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L e s s o n  158
Today I learn to give as I receive.  
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*IAMBIC PENTAMETER*
WHAT IS IAMBIC PENTAMETER?
 
       
   What has been given you? The knowledge that
   you are a mind, in Mind and purely mind,
   sinless forever, wholly unafraid
   because you were created out of Love.
   Nor have you left your Source, remaining as
   you were created. This was given you
   as knowledge which you cannot lose. It was
   given as well to every living thing,
   for by that knowledge only does it live.
 
   You have received all this. No one who walks
   the world but has received it. It is not
   this knowledge which you give, for this is what
   creation gave. All this cannot be learned.
   What, then, are you to learn to give today?
   Our lesson yesterday evoked a theme
   found early in the text. Experience
   cannot be shared directly in the way
   that vision can. The revelation that
   the Father and the Son are One will come
   in time to every mind. Yet is that time
   determined by the mind itself, not taught.
 
   The time is set already. It appears
   to be quite arbitrary. Yet there is
   no step along the road that anyone
   but takes by chance. It has already been
   taken by him, although he has not yet
   embarked on it. For time but seems to go
   in one direction. We but undertake
   a journey that is over. Yet it seems
   to have a future yet unknown to us.
 
   Time is a trick; a sleight of hand, a vast
   illusion in which figures come and go
   as if by magic. Yet there is a plan
   behind appearances which does not change.
   The script is written. When experience
   will come to end your doubting has been set.
   For we but see the journey from the point
   at which it ended, looking back on it,
   imagining we make it once again,
   reviewing mentally what has gone by.
 
   The teacher does not give experience,
   because he did not learn it. It revealed
   itself to him at its appointed time.
   But vision is his gift. This he can give
   directly, for Christ's knowledge is not lost
   because He has a vision He can give
   to anyone who asks. The Father's Will
   and His are joined in knowledge. Yet there is
   a vision which the Holy Spirit sees
   because the mind of Christ beholds it too.
 
   Here is the joining of the world of doubt
   and shadows made with the intangible.
   Here is the quiet place within the world
   made holy by forgiveness and by love.
   Here are all contradictions reconciled,
   for here the journey ends. Experience,
   unlearned, untaught, unseen, is merely there.
   This is beyond our goal, for it transcends
   what needs to be accomplished. Our concern
   is with Christ's vision. This we can attain.
 
   Christ's vision has one law; it does not look
   upon a body and mistake it for
   the Son whom God created. It beholds
   a light beyond the body; an idea
   beyond what can be touched, a purity
   undimmed by errors, pitiful mistakes,
   and fearful thoughts of guilt from dreams of sin.
   It sees no separation. And it looks
   on everyone, on every circumstance,
   all happenings and all events, without
   the slightest fading of the light it sees.
 
   This can be taught, and must be taught by all
   who would achieve it. It requires but
   the recognition that the world can not
   give anything that faintly can compare
   with this in value, nor set up a goal
   which does not merely disappear when this
   has been perceived. And this you give today;
   see no-one as a body. Greet him as
   the Son of God he is, acknowledging
   that he is one with you in holiness.
 
   Thus are his sins forgiven him, for Christ
   has vision which has power to overlook
   them all. In His forgiveness they are gone.
   Unseen by One, they simply disappear
   because a vision of the holiness
   which lies beyond them comes to take their place.
   It matters not what form they took, nor how
   enormous they appeared to be, nor who
   seemed to be hurt by them. They are no more,
   and all effects they seemed to have are gone
   with them, undone and never to be done.
 
   Thus do you learn to give as you receive.
   And thus Christ's vision looks on you as well.
   This lesson is not difficult to learn
   if you remember in your brother you
   see but yourself. If he be lost in sin
   so must you be; if you see light in him
   your sins have been forgiven by yourself.
   Each brother whom you meet today provides
   another chance to let Christ's vision shine
   on you and offer you the peace of God.
  
   It matters not when revelation comes,
   for that is not of time. Yet time has still
   one gift to give in which true knowledge is
   reflected in a way so accurate
   its image shares its unseen holiness;
   its likeness shines with its immortal Love.
   We practice seeing with the eyes of Christ
   today. And by the holy gifts we give
   Christ's vision looks upon ourselves as well.

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Today I learn to give as I receive.
 
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I have spent a big part of my life trying to get approval, affirmation, recognition, and love from others. I wanted to be seen as helpful, smart, loveable, creative, supportive, and a million other things. It was not until this Course came into my life that I began to see that how I see myself is not dependent on how everyone should see me, but how I choose to see them! Everyone is just a reflection of my mind! The only way I can know the Self I am, as innocent and whole, is to see my brothers in the same way. It is to see with Christ's vision and not with my own interpretation (judgment) of who my brother is. This learning is dependent on taking responsibility for my projections onto others and seeing that they all come from my own mind. In other words, the judgments I have about myself are what I see in others. They are shadows of what I don't want to acknowledge in myself.
 
The people in our lives that we tend to attract, as well as those we find particularly annoying, are those who reflect this shadow side of ourselves that we are unwilling to acknowledge. We would rather blame them and judge them or elevate them, than take responsibility for our projections. Yet healing happens when we take back our projections and bring them to the Holy Spirit, Who will shine them away. Now space is made for the miracle. It is not about striving to get others to see me in the way I want to be seen but to clean up my projections that I put onto others. It is to increasingly recognize that it is all coming from my own unhealed perceptions. Thus, everyone is a mirror in which I see myself. "This lesson is not difficult to learn, if you remember in your brother you but see yourself." (W.158.10.3) It is not how you see me but how I see you that reflects the state of my mind.
 
"If he be lost in sin, so must you be; if you see light in him, your sins have been forgiven by yourself." (W.158.10.4) Our practice today is about seeing with the eyes of Christ. "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." (W.349) Or, as the prayer in Lesson 295 says, "Help me to use the eyes of Christ today, and thus allow the Holy Spirit's Love to bless all things which I may look upon, that His forgiving Love may rest on me." (W.295.2.2) To see with Christ's vision is to see the innocence in our brothers.
 
I have come to see that while I make healing seem like such a long and hard journey that will last until I will finally achieve consistent peace in my life, it is actually the ego that prefers it this way. The ego is happy to take this journey with us just as long as we don't make it easy. The ego does not trust anything that is easy; thus, we struggle to find our way to peace when all we have to do is be willing to let go of our way of seeing and turn to Spirit. His Answer is immediately available to us but we don't always want it. We prefer to stubbornly hold onto our own perspectives. We prefer our own movie so much that we are reluctant to leave it---we just keep rolling the film.
 
But now we can question this. We can put our perspectives to the deeper investigation as to what is under our difficulties. Why do I feel the way I do? What am I holding onto? What is there for me to see in this situation that I am not seeing? What beliefs do I have that get in the way of my peace? How have I defined myself, using this particular situation to attack myself? Am I willing to be grateful for every experience that helps me to see what I am holding onto that is not the truth? How is my suffering serving me? What do I get to be right about? How do I use it to punish others? Am I willing to give over my self-attacking thoughts to the Holy Spirit by putting it all in His Hands and letting it go?
 
The Lesson starts with the reminder that we get over and over in this Course. Jesus affirms again and again that our reality is totally sinless, purely spirit, invulnerable, and created out of love. There is nothing we can do, or have done, to change ourselves. This is what the Atonement Principle is about: assuring us that we are still the same as we were created---holy, pure and innocent. Regardless of what terrible things we judge ourselves for, we can't change the truth of who we really are. Yes, we have lost sight of our reality. However, that does not mean we can change the Self we are. Our entire work with the Course is to remember the truth about ourselves that we have kept hidden from awareness. It can only be accomplished when we look at our misperceptions and bring them to the Holy Spirit in the right mind.
 
We believe our reality is a body and a personality with a story we tell of our lives in the world. None of this is true. We are not these bodies and personalities that we identify as ourselves. Neither are we our past, our mistakes, our "sins," our sadness, our roles, our self-concepts, nor our stories. Nothing I believe I have done in my years on this planet has changed anything about my reality as a Mind, which is, and always has been, forever sinless. Christ's vision looks past the body to the Son of God as He really is and sees the light of holiness there. "It beholds a light beyond the body; an idea beyond what can be touched, a purity undimmed by errors, pitiful mistakes, and fearful thoughts of guilt from dreams of sin." (W.158.7.3) There is no specialness in this love, as it is not selective. Everyone is the same. Everyone has the same light of divinity within and shares the same need to wake up from this dream.
 
Differences were made by the ego for a purpose. It was all set up so we could project our own guilt onto others. Thus, we see the guilt in our minds in them, although it is important to recognize this guilt does not belong to us. We made a vow to each other, "a promise to another to be hurt by him, and to attack him in return." (T.28.VI.4.7) (ACIM OE T.28.VII.57) It is by this agreement that we could claim our innocence and our specialness at the expense of our brother's innocence. It is an innocence achieved at his expense in the belief we can avoid punishment from a wrathful god whom we hope will see us as the innocent victim of attacks not our own. This is just a ruse, and somewhere in our minds, we know this is so, which is why we end up feeling very guilty. The thing is that we have made another promise that we will keep. It is the promise we made to God but have forgotten. "In his creation did his Father say, ' You are beloved of Me and I of you forever. Be you perfect at Myself, for you can never be apart from me. ' " (T.28.VI.6.5) (ACIM OE T.28.VII.59) What we don't remember is that we replied, "I will." (T.28.VI.6.6) (ACIM OE T.28.VII.59)
 
When we see bodies and what they seem to do in the world, we see attack, murder, wars, betrayals, competition, thievery, and many forms of betrayal. It is important to recognize that while the form of the attacks differs, in the end, we see the sins we are holding in our own minds, which we are projecting onto others. No, I have not murdered anyone, nor have I killed anyone in war, but the murderous thoughts I hold in my mind are the same. They kill my peace of mind and make me forget who I am. While I prefer to see the wrongdoings in my brothers, the error in my mind is the same, as long as I am condemning any aspect of the Sonship. It is the guilt in my mind that I conveniently project "out there," and now I see it in my brothers, while seeing myself as pure and innocent. This is a false picture of myself and one I hold onto because it keeps me from recognizing the guilt in my own mind, which I have denied. The only way we can see beyond all these behaviors and see with Christ's vision is to bring our projections back into our own minds and see that the enemy "out there" is actually within the mind. Now we are no longer powerless against outside forces but can choose to heal our minds. Only in this way can we clear the way for Christ's vision, and only in this way can we awaken to who we are.
 
Christ's vision will then overlook all the seeming sins we see in the world, and "In His forgiveness are they gone." (W.158.9.2) Further, the forms of the sin does not matter, nor how enormous it appears to be, nor who seems hurt by it because the effects are completely undone. There is no hierarchy in illusions. All illusions can be put in one category, which is---they are simply not true. And, even more amazing, he says "They are no more. And all effects they seemed to have are gone with them, undone and never to be done." (W.158.9.5-6) Through forgiveness, what appeared to happen is wiped away. The only way we can really understand this is to realize that this world and our experiences here are all illusory. They are all dreamt by the mind that seemed to fall asleep to what it really is. This is the only way true forgiveness makes sense. Otherwise, we would be trying to overlook what is real. Instead, we forgive our brothers for what they have not done. Ultimately, nothing real has happened. It is a pretty amazing that we can look at some of the horrors of the world and are willing to accept that none of it ever happened. It was all just a dream, no different than what we see when we awaken from our nighttime dreams and realize their unreality.
 
This has to be understood within the context of time and the script. First, in relation to time, he tells us that we seem to be on a journey through time, but the journey is already over. To us, time goes in one direction with a lot of events that seem entirely arbitrary, where the future is unknown, with circumstances changing, events taking place, people coming, going, dying, and being born. It all seems to flow through time and seems to have some kind of continuity. We encounter many unexpected events in our lives, which turn everything upside-down and create chaos. It feels to us as though these events come out of nowhere. "Yet," Jesus says, "there is a plan behind appearances that does not change." (W.158.4.2) Further, while things appear arbitrary to us, "there is no step along the road that anyone takes but by chance." (W.158.3.3)
 
It has all already happened since time is over. We are just reliving an experience in our memory, remembering it from the end of the journey. The journey is over. It has already happened, which we will know when we wake up. A fuller discussion of this can be found in Chapter 26, in the Section, "The Little Hindrance," where Jesus says, "Time lasted but an instant in your mind, with no effect upon eternity. And so is all time past, and everything exactly as it was before the way to nothingness [illusion] was made." (T.26.V.3.3-4) (ACIM OE T.26.VI.32) Yet while time is meaningless, we believe in it so "why should you waste it going nowhere, when it can be used to reach a goal as high as learning can achieve?" (T.26.V.2.3) (ACIM OE T.26.VI.31) What we can achieve by our learning is vision, or true perception.
 
He asks us to "Look lovingly on the present, for it holds the only things that are forever true. All healing lies within it because its continuity is real." (T.13.VI.6.2-3) (ACIM OE T.12.VI.50) In the present, each moment is free from the past, which gives us the complete freedom to choose what we want in that moment. "The present is before time was, and will be when time is no more. In it are all things that are eternal, and they are one. Their continuity is timeless and their communication is unbroken, for they are not separated by the past. Only the past can separate, and it is nowhere." (T.13.VI.6.5-8) (ACIM OE T.12.VI.50) So the present is the same moment as it was ten thousand years ago. We impose our own continuity on time with our stories. And with our belief in time, the mind feels more and more imprisoned.
 
Furthermore, if "The script is written" (W.158.4.3) and the time has been set for when our experience comes to an end, then we are just mentally reviewing what has already gone by. So, we might just as well relax and let our doubts go. If what we are to learn is revealed at the appointed time, as Jesus says, then we need not fret about where we seem to be. Does this mean that everything is already determined? Is it all just fate? Is there nothing we can do? It certainly seems that way, yet we read that we can save thousands of years, as we do our forgiveness work, and we can skip parts of this mental review, which is what the miracle does. So, it seems that it is not all already determined. Ultimately, we will all experience revelation or awakening. Miracles enable us to save time. Perhaps, it is all a matter of how willing we are to participate in the process of our salvation. Our part is to let go of our defenses and see how we deny taking responsibility. The world can be such an awesome and perfect classroom when used for healing purposes. It means everything that seems to happen to us can be seen as a wonderful opportunity to learn to undo our untrue selves so the Christ Self can be revealed.
 
The important thing is not to linger here by being tempted to delay our awakening. We are already at the end of the journey, just imagining we are making it again. The story is already over, but we won't know that until we are ready to experience it. Another way to see this was explained to me by a friend, who says that he imagines himself sitting with Jesus in a theater and the story they are watching together is some portion of his life unfolding in front of him like a movie. It is a helpful way to recognize that we are the ones dreaming our stories and not one of the characters on the stage. When we identify with the story, as we might identify with a movie we are watching, we forget that the characters are just dream figures, as we are drawn into feelings of anxiety, laughter, sadness, or grief. In the same way, we can get lost in our own movie of our lives and identify with what is happening, as if it were all real. When we forget to be the observer and become the character in the movie, we forget who we are. We then take the movie of our lives very seriously. Healing happens when we remember to step out of the movie and watch it all without judgment. Nothing in the story is right or wrong, good or bad. It is just all unreal. We can now choose to observe what has already happened.
 
We are learning to see with vision. It is like learning a language, where we do language labs and grammar studies, the purpose of which is to eventually speak and understand the language. It is the same with the Lessons. We do the Lessons and the meditations, not as an end in themselves but as a way of strengthening our ability to forgive and to see with spiritual vision, which is precisely the goal of the Course. It is not a Course to study or to understand intellectually. It is a teaching to apply in our daily lives. It took me many years of study to get sufficiently motivated to really live the teachings to the best of my ability by becoming very willing to do the work on a daily basis, moment by moment, watching my thoughts.
 
The Manual for Teachers, speaks more about the world of time, saying, "What happened long ago seems to be happening now. Choices made long since appear to be open; yet to be made. What has been learned and understood and long ago passed by is looked upon as a new thought, a fresh idea, a different approach. Because your will is free you can accept what has already happened at any time you choose, and only then will you realize that it was always there." (M.2.3.2-5)
 
Jesus knows we will have a great deal of struggle trying to understand all this, so he says, "There is no need to further clarify what no one in the world can understand. When revelation of your oneness comes, it will be known and fully understood. Now we have work to do..."(W.169.10.1-3)
 
We need not be concerned with the final experience of revelation, but only with each act of forgiveness, which brings us closer to the time already set. Everything we experience is perfect for our learning. Nothing is by chance. Everything is as it needs to be. Our part is to accept and to allow. There is nothing to strive for. In fact, striving is of the ego. We need not concern ourselves with when the time will come for our awakening. We need not get anxious or feel guilty at our rate of progress. We only need to do what is in front of us each day in applying the Lessons and leave the rest to the Holy Spirit.
 
For now, let us be comforted by the fact it is not difficult to learn to give as you receive "if you remember in your brother you but see yourself. If he be lost in sin, so much you be; if you see light in him, your sins have been forgiven by yourself. Each brother whom you meet today provides another chance to let Christ's vision shine on you, and offer you the peace of God." (W.158.10.3-5) If anyone seems to be attacking me, it is just another opportunity for me to see my own guilt that I have hidden from myself. All I am seeing are my own thoughts. It is an outward picture of my own inward condition. "Here is the joining of the world of doubt and shadows made with the intangible." (W.158.6.1) We are bringing our misperceptions, based on our wrong-minded thought system, to the light of the Atonement. Thus, we can experience the "quiet place within the world made holy by forgiveness and by love," (W.158.6.2) until our journey ends at the real world and Heaven's gate.
 
Christ's vision is like a stepping-stone within the experiences of time, illusion, the world, and Heaven. When we have reached the real world, we are done with this journey and "Experience-unlearned, untaught, unseen-is merely there." (W.158.6.4) We need to only concern ourselves with getting closer to vision, which is true perception, and when that is achieved, experience (revelation) is just remembered at the appointed time, not learned. "It matters not when revelation comes, for that is not of time. Yet time has still one gift to give, in which true knowledge is reflected in a way so accurate its image shares its unseen holiness; its likeness shines with its immortal love." (W.158.11.1-2) In other words, we do the practice of seeing with the eyes of Christ today and let go of any concern about the end of the journey. We recognize that we are all the same, not in form but in our shared need to wake up from this dream and in who we really are. This is the reflection of the truth that we are One. We just need to be willing to do what is in front of us now instead of worrying about when we will achieve Heaven. "Now you must learn that only infinite patience produces immediate effects." (T.5.VI.12.1) (ACIM OE T.5.VIII.81)

Love and blessings, Sarah
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Bringing Illusions to Truth    

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VI. The Shift to Miracles                            
  
46 When no perception stands between God and His creations, or between His Children and their own, the knowledge of creation must continue forever. The reflections which you accept into the mirror of your minds in time but bring eternity nearer or farther. But eternity itself is beyond all time. Reach out of time and touch it, with the help of its reflection in you. And you will turn from time to holiness as surely as the reflection of holiness calls everyone to lay all guilt aside. Reflect the peace of Heaven here and bring this world to Heaven. For the reflection of truth draws everyone to truth, and as they enter into it, they leave all reflections behind.
 
47 In Heaven reality is shared and not reflected. By sharing its reflection here, its truth becomes the only perception the Son of God accepts. And thus, remembrance of his Father dawns on him, and he can no longer be satisfied with anything but his own reality. You on earth have no conception of limitlessness, for the world you seem to live in is a world of limits. In this world, it is not true that anything without order of difficulty can occur. The miracle, therefore, has a unique function and is motivated by a unique Teacher, Who brings the laws of another world to this one. The miracle is the one thing you can do that transcends order, being based not on differences but on equality.
 
48 Miracles are not in competition, and the number of them that you can do is limitless. They can be simultaneous and legion. This is not difficult to understand, once you conceive of them as possible at all. What is more difficult to grasp is the lack of order of difficulty which stamps the miracle as something that must come from elsewhere, not from here. From the world's viewpoint, this is impossible. You have experienced lack of competition among your thoughts, which, even though they may conflict, can occur to you together and in great numbers. You are so used to this that it can cause you little surprise.
 
49 Yet you are also used to classifying some of your thoughts as more important, larger or better, wiser or more productive and valuable than others. And this is true about the thoughts which cross the mind of those who think they live apart. For some are reflections of Heaven, while others are motivated by the ego, which but seems to think. The result is a weaving, changing pattern which never rests and is never still. It shifts unceasingly across the mirror of your mind, and the reflections of Heaven last but a moment and grow dim as darkness blots them out. Where there was light, darkness removes it in an instant, and alternating patterns of light and darkness sweep constantly across your minds.
 
50 The little sanity which still remains is held together by a sense of order which you establish. Yet the very fact that you can do this and bring any order into chaos shows you that you are not an ego and that more than an ego must be in you. For the ego is chaos, and if it were all of you, no order at all would be possible. Yet though the order which you impose upon your minds limits the ego, it also limits you. To order is to judge and to arrange by judgment. [Therefore, it is not your function, but the Holy Spirit's.] It will seem difficult for you to learn that you have no basis at all for ordering your thoughts. This lesson the Holy Spirit teaches by giving you shining examples to show you that your way of ordering is wrong, but that a better way is offered you.
 
51 The miracle offers exactly the same response to every call for help. It does not judge the call. It merely recognizes what it is and answers accordingly. It does not consider which call is louder or greater or more important. You may wonder how you who are still bound to judgment can be asked to do that which requires no judgment of your own. The answer is very simple. The power of God, and not of you, engenders miracles. The miracle itself is but the witness that you have the power of God in you. That is the reason why the miracle gives equal blessing to all who share in it, and that is also why everyone shares in it. The power of God is limitless. And being always maximal, it offers everything to every call from anyone. There is no order of difficulty here. A call for help is given help.
 
52 The only judgment involved at all is the Holy Spirit's one division into two categories-one of love and the other the call for love. You cannot safely make this division, for you are much too confused either to recognize love or to believe that everything else is nothing but a need for love. You are too bound to form and not to content. What you consider content is not content at all. It is merely form, and nothing else. For you do not respond to what a brother really offers you, but only to the particular perception of his offering by which the ego judges it.
 
53 The ego is incapable of understanding content and is totally unconcerned with it. To the ego, if the form is acceptable, the content must be. Otherwise, it will attack the form. You who believe you understand something of the dynamics of the mind, let me assure you that you know nothing of it at all. For of yourselves you could not know of it. The study of the ego is not the study of the mind. In fact, the ego enjoys the study of itself and thoroughly approves the undertakings of students who would analyze it, approving its importance. Yet they but study form with meaningless content. For their teacher is senseless, though careful to conceal this fact behind a lot of words which sound impressive but which lack any consistent sense when they are put together.
 
54 This is characteristic of the ego's judgments. Separately, they seem to hold, but put them together and the system of thought which arises from joining them is incoherent and utterly chaotic. For form is not enough for meaning, and the underlying lack of content makes a cohesive system impossible. Separation therefore remains the ego's chosen condition. For no one alone can judge the ego truly. Yet when two or more join together in searching for truth, the ego can no longer defend its lack of content. The fact of union tells them it is not true.
 
55 It is impossible to remember God in secret and alone. For remembering Him means you are not alone and willing to remember it. Take no thought for yourself, for no thought you hold is for yourself. If you would remember your Father, let the Holy Spirit order your thoughts and give only the answer with which He answers you. Everyone seeks for love as you do and knows it not unless he joins with you in seeking it. If you undertake the search together, you bring with you a light so powerful that what you see is given meaning. The lonely journey fails because it has excluded what it would find.
 
56 As God communicates to the Holy Spirit in you, so does the Holy Spirit translate His communications through you so you can understand them. God has no secret communications, for everything of Him is perfectly open and freely accessible to all, being for all. Nothing lives in secret, and what you would hide from the Holy Spirit is nothing. Every interpretation you would lay upon a brother is senseless. Let the Holy Spirit show him to you and teach you both his love and need for love. Neither his mind nor yours holds more than these two orders of thought.
 
57 The miracle is the recognition that this is true. Where there is love, your brother must give it to you because of what it is. But where there is need for love, you must give it because of what you are. Long ago we said this course will teach you what you are, restoring to you your identity. We have already learned that this identity is shared. The miracle becomes the means of sharing it. By supplying your identity wherever it is not recognized, you will recognize it. And God Himself, Who wills to be with His Son forever, will bless each recognition of His Son with all the love He holds for him. Nor will the power of all His love be absent from any miracle you offer to His Son. How, then, can there be any order of difficulty among them? 

 
 
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DAILY LESSONS

  To GIVE and to RECEIVE are One in Truth.  Lesson 108

Presently all CIMS projects are wholly supported by free will gifts of time, talent, and money. If you would like to support any of the activities of the Society in any way, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Because of the international character of CIMS, the internet is our primary means of communicating and collaborating.
  
CIMS is a section 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, and donations are tax deductible.
  
ALSO, by means of your will or other estate plan, you can name "Course in Miracles Society" as the beneficiary of a portion of your estate, or of particular assets in your estate.

In this way, you are honoring your loved ones while also providing critical support to the extension of LOVE.
 
Namaste and Thank You!
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