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God's teachers' major lesson is to learn how to react to magic thoughts wholly without anger. Only in this way can they proclaim the truth about themselves. Through them, the Holy Spirit can now speak of the reality of the Son of God. Now He can remind the world of sinlessness, the one unchanged, unchangeable condition of all that God created. Now He can speak the Word of God to listening ears and bring Christ's vision to the eyes that see. Now is He free to teach all minds the truth of what they are, so they will gladly be returned to Him. And now is guilt forgiven, overlooked completely in His sight and in God's Word.     

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    I am God's Son, complete and healed and whole,

    shining in the reflection of His Love.

    In me is His creation sanctified

    and guaranteed eternal life. In me

    is love perfected, fear impossible,

    and joy established without opposite.

    I am the holy home of God Himself.

    I am the Heaven where His Love abides.

    I am His holy Sinlessness Itself,

    for in my purity abides His own.


   Our use for words is almost over now.

   Yet in the final days of this one year

   we gave to God together, you and I,

   we found a single purpose that we shared.

   And thus you joined with me. So what I am

   are you as well. The truth of what we are

   is not for words to speak of nor describe.

   Yet we can realize our function here,

   and words can speak of this, and teach it, too,

   if we exemplify the words in us.


   We are the bringers of salvation. We

   accept our part as Saviours of the world,

   which through our joint forgiveness is redeemed.

   And this, our gift, is therefore given us.

   We look on everyone as brother, and

   perceive all things as kindly and as good.

   We do not seek a function that is past

   the gates of Heaven. 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 which hear the Voice of God

   proclaim the world as sinless. Ours the minds

   which 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.


   We are the holy messengers of God,

   who speak for Him. And carrying His Word

   to everyone whom He has sent to us,

   we learn that It is written on our hearts.

   And thus our minds are changed about the aim

   for which we came and which we seek to serve.

   We bring glad tidings to the Son of God,

   who thought he suffered. Now is he redeemed.

   And as he sees the gate of Heaven stand

   open before him, he will enter in

   and disappear into the Heart of God.


   ~ Original Hand Script of ACIM February 10, 1971      


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L e s s o n  357

Truth answers every call we make to God,
Responding first with miracles, and then
Returning unto us to be itself.
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    Forgiveness, truth's reflection, tells me how

    to offer miracles and thus escape

    the prison house in which I think I live.

    Your holy Son is pointed out to me,

    first in my brother; then in me. Your Voice

    instructs me patiently to hear Your Word,

    and give as I receive. And as I look

    upon Your Son today, I hear Your Voice

    instructing me to find the way to You

    as You appointed that the way shall be:

    'Behold his sinlessness and be you saved.

     Look on the Christ in him, and he is healed.

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Lesson 357
Truth answers every call we make to God,
Responding first with miracles, and then
Returning unto us to be itself.

Sarah's Commentary:

It is through the process of forgiveness that we escape the prison house we made, which keeps us trapped until we willingly make space for truth. The truth is that we don't really live in this prison house, in our bodies and in this world we made, but we think we are captive here. Through forgiveness we will be released from the prison of our own making, but this requires that we question all of our concepts, values and beliefs. We must recognize that we have made an adjustment to the prison through our conditioning. Undoing this conditioned mind and recognizing how wrong we have been about everything that we think is what forgiveness requires. Every doubt thought that we hold about ourselves must be questioned. We need to ask ourselves often, is this belief that I hold the truth? Is this doubt thought that I hold the truth? Is this problem that I think I have really a problem? Is who I think I am really me? When we bring our doubts and false beliefs for healing, and when all of our self-concepts are questioned and brought to the truth, then the truth will dawn on our minds. Our part is to bring the false thoughts to the truth with honesty and sincerity. The Holy Spirit does the rest.

In every situation, we have the opportunity in front of us to choose to hold onto our ideas or to give them over for His Correction. By our decision, we become a demonstration of the choice that we have made and how it looks in our lives. It shows our brothers that it is a choice that anyone can make, and thus we become an example of this choice.

"Your holy Son is pointed out to me, first in my brother; then in me." (W.357.1.2) Our doubts and fears are projected on our brothers. That is the first place that we will see them. I see sin in my brother, which is how I can see my own projections. I see my sin in others. Yet if I take back what I project and recognize that it is my own judgment of myself, then it can be released. This may seem to be a painful process at first, and in fact may engender fear because, instead of seeing sin and guilt in our brother, we now see it in ourselves. When we allow our private, deeply hidden parts of our mind to surface and look at them without judgment, then the miracle shows us the truth of our divine innocence. We don't do that part. We leave correction to the Holy Spirit. Our part is simply to bring our false thoughts to truth. We cannot correct ourselves or do the work of trying to improve ourselves. The ego likes us to keep working on ourselves as that keeps its identity safe. It wants to be in control of the process. True forgiveness puts the Holy Spirit in charge. It requires our submission, which is not easy for us, as it takes us into the unknown that brings up fear.
We think our perception is the truth. We rationalize and justify the way we see things. We defend the objectivity of our perceptions because we want to be right. That is why letting go is so hard. The prison house in which we think we live was constructed by choosing false beliefs. Every time we choose to forgive, it is our call to God and it is always answered. When we can "Behold his [our brothers'] sinlessness," (W.357.1.5) then we behold our own innocence. It is with willingness, desire and great humility that we come to experience the healing that will return us to the gates of Heaven. Be as little children. "Be humble before Him, and yet great in Him." (T.15.IV.3.1)(ACIM OE T.15.V.37) We are guided every step of the way and with His guidance, we learn to give as we receive.
What the miracle does is undo our misperceptions. The whole Course is about shifting our perception so that we might see that nothing real can be threatened and nothing unreal exists. It results in a shift in how we perceive the world, ourselves, others and every event and circumstance in our lives. It all starts with what is in front of us now and what we are believing about our experiences. Jesus is making it clear to us how all of our false beliefs were made. We believe we are bodies living in this world with others who hurt us, betray us, upset us and victimize us. It is these beliefs that we are being called to investigate. We are now learning how to forgive so that we can see our brother, who seems to be bringing pain to our minds, as God's Son. We are not separate. It is through the process of forgiveness, a reflection of God's Love in this world, that allows this new perception to come forth so that we can see our brother as sinless. First, we need to see how we are currently judging our brother and ask for a new perception.

The Course is not about denying the way we see now. It is about taking those judgments and questioning them. We are called not to make the error real, meaning not to see our judgments about someone or something as true. If we want to know our own innocence, we need help of the Holy Spirit to undo our misperceptions. All that is needed is our desire and motivation to truly see who our brother is. Our part is not to undo the way we see now, but only to bring those misperceptions to the light of truth.

Our greatest opportunity to learn forgiveness is from those very people that we would rather not see. It is from those we would avoid, ignore, dislike, dismiss, fear, hate, and condemn. It is from those we make comparisons with by seeing ourselves as more superior and more special. These are the people who offer us another opportunity to look at the judgments we are holding in our own minds and the pain of our own self-condemnation. As Jesus reminds us, "Only what you have not given can be lacking in any situation." (T.17.VII.4.1)(ACIM OE T.17.VIII.67) All seemingly unhappy circumstances are there for our awakening. "What is joyful to you is painful to the ego, and as long as you are in doubt about what you are, you will be confused about joy and pain." (T.7.X.3.6)(ACIM OE T.7.XI.101) As Jesus reminds us, we can't tell our greatest advances on this journey of healing from our biggest retreats.
To see divinity in our brother is to recognize that the same divinity must be in us. If we are attacking our brother and demeaning him, and being mean and spiteful, or falsely empathetic and identifying with his weakness, then clearly we see this capacity in ourselves and will decide that we can't possibly be God's Son. We thus deny ourselves our own inherent innocence. When we extend forgiveness, love and acceptance to our brothers, the path is cleared for our own acceptance of that same love and acceptance for ourselves. We are constantly assessing our own behavior towards others, and it is on that basis that we judge ourselves. We simply cannot behave in a mean, spiteful and attacking way and see ourselves as innocent. It is not God's judgment on us but our own that we are holding against ourselves, but whether we judge ourselves or our brother it is the same. Healing requires that we see our mean and spiteful behavior and choose to turn our hateful thoughts to the Holy Spirit without judging ourselves. If anything, be glad to see what is in your mind, as that is the only way that healing can be achieved.

"Your Voice instructs me patiently to hear Your Word, and give as I receive." (W.357.1.3) Jesus asks us to listen to the Voice for God, which is constantly instructing us to find our way back to Him by beholding our brother's sinlessness. It is the law of love again, that what we see in our brother we receive for ourselves. That is why we need our brothers as a projection screen where we can see our guilt as well as find our innocence. We won't find it in ourselves. We must see it in our brothers first so we can then know it in ourselves. "And as I look upon Your Son today, I hear Your Voice instructing me to find the way to You, as You appointed that the way shall be: 'Behold his sinlessness, and be you healed.'" (W.357.1.4-5) It is not possible in our current state to see our brother sinless, but it is possible to want to see him that way and that is what we can ask for. "Ask only, 'Do I really wish to see him sinless?'"(T.20.VII. 9.2)(ACIM OE T.20.VIII.66)

Our way home is ultimately very practical. Our brother shows us the way home. Our brother is our savior. Our process is not an abstract one, which focuses on a mystical experience of union with God. While that kind of experience is motivating and has value, our path is not solitary. We find God through forgiveness of those around us. Pursuing the spiritual experience without the focus on all of our relationships and encounters will only delay our healing. In this season of Christmas, we learn that the Christ is born in the holy relationship. Where an ancient hatred has become a present love is truly holy ground where the Christ in us is born. Amen!

Love and blessings, Sarah 


18. How is Correction Made?

1 Correction of a lasting nature---and only this is true correction---cannot be made until the teacher of God has ceased to confuse interpretation with fact or illusion with truth. If he argues with his pupil about a magic thought, attacks it, tries to establish its error or demonstrate its falsity, he is but witnessing to its reality. Depression is then inevitable, for he has "proved," both to his pupil and himself that it is their task to escape from what is real. And this can only be impossible. Reality is changeless. Magic thoughts are but illusions. Otherwise salvation would be only the same age-old impossible dream in but another form. Yet the dream of salvation has new content. It is not the form alone in which the difference lies.


2 God's teachers' major lesson is to learn how to react to magic thoughts wholly without anger. Only in this way can they proclaim the truth about themselves. Through them, the Holy Spirit can now speak of the reality of the Son of God. Now He can remind the world of sinlessness, the one unchanged, unchangeable condition of all that God created. Now He can speak the Word of God to listening ears and bring Christ's vision to the eyes that see. Now is He free to teach all minds the truth of what they are, so they will gladly be returned to Him. And now is guilt forgiven, overlooked completely in His sight and in God's Word.


3 Anger but screeches, "Guilt is real." Reality is blotted out as this insane belief is taken as replacement for God's Word. The body's eyes now "see"; its ears alone are thought to hear. Its little space and tiny breath become the measure of reality. And truth becomes diminutive and meaningless. Correction has one answer to all this and to the world that rests on this:


4 You but mistake interpretation for the truth. And you are wrong. But a mistake is not a sin, nor has reality been taken from its throne by your mistakes. God reigns forever, and His laws alone prevail upon you and upon the world. His love remains the only thing there is. Fear is illusion, for you are like Him.


5 In order to heal, it thus becomes essential for the teacher of God to let all his own mistakes be corrected. If he senses even the faintest hint of irritation in himself as he responds to anyone, let him instantly realize that he has made an interpretation that is not true. Then let him turn within to his Eternal Guide, and let Him judge what the response should be. So is he healed, and in his healing is his pupil healed with him. The sole responsibility of God's teacher is to accept the Atonement for himself. Atonement means correction, or the undoing of errors. When this has been accomplished, the teacher of God becomes a miracle worker by definition. His sins have been forgiven him, and he no longer condemns himself. How can he then condemn anyone? And who is there whom his forgiveness can fail to heal?




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