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31 Not one light in Heaven but goes with you. Not one ray that shines forever in the Mind of God but shines on you. Heaven is joined with you in your advance to Heaven. When such great light has joined with you to give the little spark of your desire the power of God Himself, can you remain in darkness?

"Light in the Dream"
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Part I ~ Review VI
Introduction
1 For this review, we take but one idea each day and practice it as often as is possible. Besides the time you give morning and evening, which should not be less than 15 minutes, and the hourly remembrances you make throughout the day, use the idea as often as you can between them. Each of these ideas alone would be sufficient for salvation, if it were learned truly. Each would be enough to give release to you and to the world from every form of bondage and invite the memory of God to come again.

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Review VI ~ Lesson 202
I am not a body. I am free.
For I am still as God created me.

[182] I will be still a moment* and go home.

1 Why would I choose to stay an instant more where I do not belong, when God Himself has given me His Voice to call me home?

I am not a body. I am free.
For I am still as God created me.

*Course in Miracles Society (CIMS) uses the original handscript: "I will be still a moment and go home."

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Chapter 18
 The Dream and the Reality

IV. Light in the Dream
 par 24-31
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24 You who have spent your lives in bringing truth to illusion, reality to fantasy, have walked the way of dreams. For you have gone from waking to sleeping and on and on to a yet deeper sleep. Each dream has led to other dreams, and every fantasy which seemed to bring a light into the darkness but made the darkness deeper. Your goal was darkness in which no ray of light could enter. And you sought a blackness so complete that you could hide from truth forever in complete insanity. What you forgot was simply that God cannot destroy Himself. The light is in you. Darkness can cover it but cannot put it out.

25 As the light comes nearer, you will rush to darkness, shrinking from the truth, sometimes retreating to the lesser forms of fear and sometimes to stark terror. But you will advance because your goal is the advance from fear to truth. You know this. The goal which you accepted is the goal of knowledge, for which you signified your willingness. Fear seems to live in darkness, and when you are afraid, you have stepped back. Let us then join quickly in an instant of light, and it will be enough to remind you that your goal is light. Truth has rushed to meet you since you called upon it.

26 If you knew Who walks beside you on this way which you have chosen, fear would be impossible. You do not know because the journey into darkness has been long and cruel, and you have gone deep into it. A little flicker of your eyelids, closed so long, has not yet been sufficient to give you confidence in yourselves, so long despised. You go toward love, still hating it and terribly afraid of its judgment upon you. And you do not realize that you are not afraid of love, but only of what you have made of it. You are advancing to love's meaning and away from all illusions in which you have surrounded it. When you retreat to the illusion, your fear increases, for there is little doubt that what you think it means is fearful. Yet what is that to us who travel surely and very swiftly away from fear?

27 You who hold each other's hand also hold mine, for when you joined each other you were not alone. Do you believe that I would leave you in the darkness you agreed to leave with me? In your relationship is this world's light. And fear must disappear before you now. Be tempted not to snatch away the gift of faith you offered to each other. You will succeed only in frightening yourselves. The gift is given forever, for God Himself received it. You cannot take it back. You have accepted God. The holiness of your relationship is established in Heaven. You do not understand what you accepted, but remember that your understanding is not necessary. All that was necessary was merely the wish to understand. That wish was the desire to be holy. The will of God is granted you. For you desire the only thing you ever had or ever were.

28 Each instant that we spend together will teach you that this goal is possible and will strengthen your desire to reach it. And in your desire lies its accomplishment. Your desire is now in complete accord with all the power of the Holy Spirit's Will. No little, faltering footsteps that you may take can separate your desire from His Will and from His strength. I hold your hand as surely as you agreed to take each other's. You will not separate, for I stand with you and walk with you in your advance to truth. And where we go, we carry God with us.

29 In your relationship, you have joined with me in bringing Heaven to the Son of God, who hid in darkness. You have been willing to bring the darkness to light, and this willingness has given strength to everyone who would remain in darkness. Those who would see will see. And they will join with me in carrying their light into the darkness when the darkness in them is offered to the light and is removed forever. My need for you, joined with me in the holy light of your relationship, is your need for salvation. Would I not give you what you gave to me? For when you joined each other, you answered me.

30 You who are now the bringers of salvation have the function of bringing light to darkness. The darkness in you has been brought to light. Carry it back to darkness from the holy instant to which you brought it. We are made whole in our desire to make whole. Let not time worry you, for all the fear that you experience is really past. Time has been readjusted to help us do together what your separate pasts would hinder. You have gone past fear, for no two minds can join in the desire for love without love's joining them.

31 Not one light in Heaven but goes with you. Not one ray that shines forever in the Mind of God but shines on you. Heaven is joined with you in your advance to Heaven. When such great light has joined with you to give the little spark of your desire the power of God Himself, can you remain in darkness? You are coming home together after a long and meaningless journey which you undertook apart and which led nowhere. You have found each other and will light each other's way. And from this light will the Great Rays extend back into darkness and forward unto God to shine away the past and so make room for His eternal Presence, in which everything is radiant in the light.

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Review VI ~ Lesson 202

I am not a body. I am free.
For I am still as God created me.

[182] I will be still an instant*
and go home.
Sarah's Commentary:
 
What a beautiful focus for this day to choose stillness within. Our minds are restless when in the service of the ego, constantly searching for satisfaction in the world; but today, we are called to rest in God. It is the place within us where all is quiet, where we truly are at home, and at peace. This is a place where the world cannot enter. It is where the Holy Child can breathe pure sweet air. It is where we hear the Voice for God calling us to our home.
 
This aging body is not my home. This world is not my home. I am at home in God, dreaming of exile. Thank you, Father, for your Voice---for the Call You have placed in my mind---so I can remember What I am as One with You. There is nothing in the world that can fulfill me. The moment the choice was made for the separation, Your Answer was given in that same instant. Nothing has happened. We are still at home in God, but we are dreaming of another existence. We now have the power to choose to awaken from this dream. We can choose to remember who we are as eternal beings of light and love. We can dream of separation, but we can't change who we are as we were created. We can only choose to block the truth from our awareness.
 
The Holy Spirit is now showing us the way home. The bridge we crossed into this world seemed to be detonated by the ego so we would not remember what we are; but, the memory of our home has not left us. It is still in the mind, instilled in us by God. It is the Call to return to the Self. Jesus helps us by clearly laying out what our decision for the ego and the separation has given us.
 
We are not victims of the events of our lives. We are the creators of everything that shows up in our script. We will change our minds about maintaining separation when we see how peace and happiness can never be found with the ego. We will then see what the ego offers is not in our best interests because it will only bring more misery and suffering. "The Holy Spirit does not demand you sacrifice the hope of the body's pleasure; it has no hope of pleasure." (T.19.IV.B.3.5) (ACIM OE T.19.V.b.62) When we align with the ego, happiness will always elude us. When we acknowledge the truth of this, we will be highly motivated to choose against it.
 
I am so thankful to have found this path that leads me home. There is nowhere else to look. There is nothing in this world to find. All paths here lead nowhere. We choose to connect with our inner Guide and listen to His Voice. Why not now ? It is all about choice. No one, not even Jesus, will ever interfere with our decision. The power is in our own minds, and when we turn within, we find that the truth is there. It has never left us. It is our inner Guide we turn to, and we ask in everything: "What would You have me do? Where would You have me go? What would You have me say, and to whom?" (W.71.9.3-5)
 
I will take the time today to set my intention for the kind of day I want. With every temptation to get invested in things of this world and to lose my peace, I will remember to be still an instant and go home. With every apparent attack and every seeming worry, I will remember this is not my home. I will choose instead the peace of God. I will remember my reality is not a body. I can be free of my belief this body and the world are my reality anytime I choose. "I will be still an instant and go home." (W.202 Review 182)
 
Today in meditation repeat the idea and then, with eyes closed, focus on releasing the mental activity going on in your mind and sit in silent readiness to experience God’s Love. It does not mean you have no thoughts, only that you gently pass them by without attaching to them. Be the watcher of those thoughts. Your reality is the observer behind the thoughts. You are the dreamer of this dream, not the figure in the dream. Offer your practice period to Him with desire and passion for the truth and simply be open to the experience of the holy instant where there is no time and no body. If wandering thoughts intrude, watch them go by and willingly let them go. Recognize these thoughts you do not want, but choose instead the idea for the day.
 
Remind yourself of the truth throughout the day and, if temptations arise today, where you get upset and lose your peace, proclaim your freedom by saying, "This thought I do not want, I choose instead , (W.RVI.6.2) 'I will be still an instant and go home'." (W.202.REVIEW W.182)

*Course in Miracles Society (CIMS) uses the original handscript: "I will be still a moment and go home."

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