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Lesson 5: I am never upset for the reason I think.
Lesson 6: I am upset because I see something that is not there.
Lesson 7: I see only the past.
Lesson 8: My mind is preoccupied with past thoughts.
Lesson 9: I see nothing as it is now.
Lesson 10: My thoughts do not mean anything.

Lesson 11: My meaningless thoughts are showing me a meaningless world.
Lesson 12: I am upset because I see a meaningless world.
Lesson 13: A meaningless world engenders fear.
Lesson 14: God did not create a meaningless world.
Lesson 15: My thoughts are images which I have made.
Lesson 16: I have no neutral thoughts.

Lesson 17: I see no neutral things.
Lesson 18: I am not alone in experiencing the effects of my seeing.
Lesson 19: I am not alone in experiencing the effects of my thoughts.
Lesson 20: I am determined to see.
Lesson 21: I am determined to see things differently.
Lesson 22: What I see is a form of vengeance.

Lesson 23: I can escape from the world I see by giving up attack thoughts.
Lesson 24: I do not perceive my own best interests.
Lesson 25: I do not know what anything is for.
Lesson 26: My attack thoughts are attacking my invulnerability.
Lesson 27: Above all else I want to see.
Lesson 28: Above all else I want to see things differently.

Lesson 29: God is in everything I see.
Lesson 30: God is in everything I see because God is in my mind.
Lesson 31: I am not the victim of the world I see.
Lesson 32: I have invented the world I see.
Lesson 33: There is another way of looking at the world.
Lesson 34: I could see peace instead of this.

Lesson 35: My mind is part of God’s. I am very holy.
Lesson 36: My holiness envelops everything I see.
Lesson 37: My holiness blesses the world.
Lesson 38: There is nothing my holiness cannot do.
Lesson 39: My holiness is my salvation.
Lesson 40: I am blessed as a Son of God.

Lesson 41: God goes with me wherever I go.
Lesson 42: God is my strength. Vision is His gift.
Lesson 43: God is my Source. I cannot see apart from Him.
Lesson 44: God is the Light in which I see.
Lesson 45: God is the Mind with which I think.

Lesson 46: God is the Love in which I forgive.
Lesson 47: God is the Strength in which I trust.
Lesson 48: There is nothing to fear.
Lesson 49: God’s Voice speaks to me all through the day.
Lesson 50: I am sustained by the Love of God.

Review 1

Introduction

Lesson 51 The review for today covers the following ideas: (1-5)
Lesson 52 Today’s review covers these ideas: (6-10)
Lesson 53 Today we will review the following: (11-15)
Lesson 54 These are the review ideas for today: (16-20)
Lesson 55 Today’s review includes the following: (21-25)

Lesson 56 Our review for today covers the following: (26-30)
Lesson 57 Today let us review these ideas: (31-35)
Lesson 58 These ideas are for review today: (36-40)
Lesson 59 The following ideas are for review today: (41-45) .
Lesson 60 These ideas are for today’s review. (46-50)

Lesson 61: I am the light of the world.
Lesson 62: Forgiveness is my function as the light of the world.
Lesson 63: The light of the world brings peace to every mind through my
forgiveness.
Lesson 64: Let me not forget my function.
Lesson 65: My only function is the one God gave me.
Lesson 66: My happiness and my function are one.

Lesson 67: Love created me like Itself.
Lesson 68: Love holds no grievances.
Lesson 69: My grievances hide the light of the world in me.
Lesson 70: My salvation comes from me.
Lesson 71: Only God’s plan for salvation will work.
Lesson 72: Holding grievances is an attack on God’s plan for salvation.

Lesson 73: I will there be light.
Lesson 74: There is no will but God’s.
Lesson 75: The light has come.
Lesson 76: I am under no laws but God’s.

Lesson 77: I am entitled to miracles.
Lesson 78: Let miracles replace all grievances.
Lesson 79: Let me recognize the problem so it can be solved.
Lesson 80: Let me recognize my problems have been solved.

Review 2

Introduction

Lesson 81 Our ideas for review today are: (61-62) .
Lesson 82 We will review these ideas today: (63-64)
Lesson 83 Today let us review these ideas: (65-66)
Lesson 84 These are the ideas for today’s review: (67-68)
Lesson 85 Today’s review will cover these ideas: (69-70)

Lesson 86 These ideas are for review today: (71-72)
Lesson 87 Our review today will cover these ideas: (73-74)
Lesson 88 Today we will review these ideas: (75-76)
Lesson 89 These are our review ideas for today: (77-78)
Lesson 90 For this review we will use these ideas: (79-80)

Lesson 91: Miracles are seen in light.
Lesson 92: Miracles are seen in light, and light and strength are one.
Lesson 93: Light and joy and peace abide in me.
Lesson 94: I am as God created me.
Lesson 95: I am One Self, united with My Creator.
Lesson 96: Salvation comes from my One Self.

Lesson 97: I am Spirit.
Lesson 98: I will accept my part in God’s plan for salvation.
Lesson 99: Salvation is my only function here.
Lesson 100: My part is essential to God’s plan for salvation.
Lesson 101: God’s will for me is perfect happiness.
Lesson 102: I share God’s Will for happiness for me.

Lesson 103: God, being Love, is also happiness.
Lesson 104: I seek but what belongs to me in truth.
Lesson 105: God’s peace and joy are mine.
Lesson 106: Let me be still and listen to the truth.

Lesson 107: Truth will correct the errors in my mind.
Lesson 108: To give and to receive are one in truth.
Lesson 109: I rest in God.
Lesson 110: I am as God created me.

Review 3

Introduction

Lesson 111: For morning and evening review: (91-92)
Lesson 112: For morning and evening review: (93-94)
Lesson 113: For morning and evening review: (95-96)
Lesson 114: For morning and evening review: (97-98)
Lesson 115: For morning and evening review: (99-100)

Lesson 116: For morning and evening review: (101-102)
Lesson 117: For morning and evening review: (103-104)
Lesson 118: For morning and evening review: (105-106)
Lesson 119: For morning and evening review: (107-108)
Lesson 120: For morning and evening review: (109-110)

Lesson 121: Forgiveness is the key to happiness.
Lesson 122: Forgiveness offers everything I want.
Lesson 123: I thank my Father for His gifts to me.
Lesson 124: Let me remember I am one with God.
Lesson 125: In quiet I receive God’s Word today.
Lesson 126: All that I give is given to myself.

Lesson 127: There is no love but God’s.
Lesson 128: The world I see has nothing that I want.
Lesson 129: Beyond this world there is a world I want.
Lesson 130: It is impossible to see two worlds.
Lesson 131: No-one can fail who asks to reach the truth.
Lesson 132: I loose the world from all I thought it was.

Lesson 133: I will not value what is valueless.
Lesson 134: Let me perceive forgiveness as it is.
Lesson 135: If I defend myself I am attacked.
Lesson 136: Sickness is a defense against the truth.

Lesson 137: When I am healed, I am not healed alone.
Lesson 138: Heaven is the decision I must make.
Lesson 139: I will accept Atonement for myself.
Lesson 140: Only salvation can be said to cure.

Review 4

Introduction

Lesson 141: My mind holds only what I think with God. (121-122)
Lesson 142: My mind holds only what I think with God. (123-124)
Lesson 143: My mind holds only what I think with God. (125-126)
Lesson 144: My mind holds only what I think with God. (127-128)
Lesson 145: My mind holds only what I think with God. (129-130)

Lesson 146: My mind holds only what I think with God. (131-132)
Lesson 147: My mind holds only what I think with God. (133-134)
Lesson 148: My mind holds only what I think with God. (135-136)
Lesson 149: My mind holds only what I think with God. (137-138)
Lesson 150: My mind holds only what I think with God. (139-140)

Lesson 151: All things are echoes of the Voice of God.
Lesson 152: The power of decision is my own.
Lesson 153: In my defenselessness my safety lies.
Lesson 154: I am among the ministers of God.
Lesson 155: I will step back and let Him lead the way.
Lesson 156: I walk with God in perfect holiness.

Lesson 157: Into His Presence would I enter now.
Lesson 158: Today I learn to give as I receive.
Lesson 159: I give the miracles I have received.
Lesson 160: I am at home. Fear is the stranger here.
Lesson 161: Give me your blessing, holy Son of God.
Lesson 162: I am as God created me.

Lesson 163: There is no death. The Son of God is free.
Lesson 164: Now are we One with Him Who is our Source.
Lesson 165: Let not my mind deny the Thought of God.
Lesson 166: I am entrusted with the gifts of God.

Lesson 167: There is one life, and that I share with God.
Lesson 168: Your grace is given me. I claim it now.
Lesson 169: By grace I live. By grace I am released.
Lesson 170: There is no cruelty in God and none in me.

Review 5

Introduction

Lesson 171: God is but Love, and therefore so am I. (151)
Lesson 172: God is but Love, and therefore so am I. (152)
Lesson 173: God is but Love, and therefore so am I. (153)
Lesson 174: God is but Love, and therefore so am I. (154)
Lesson 175: God is but Love, and therefore so am I. (155)

Lesson 176: God is but Love, and therefore so am I. (156)
Lesson 177: God is but Love, and therefore so am I. (157)
Lesson 178: God is but Love, and therefore so am I. (158)
Lesson 179: God is but Love, and therefore so am I. (159)
Lesson 180: God is but Love, and therefore so am I. (160)

Lesson 181: I trust my brothers, who are one with me.
Lesson 182: I call upon God’s Name and on my own.
Lesson 183: I will be still a moment and go home.
Lesson 184: The Name of God is my inheritance.
Lesson 185: I want the peace of God.
Lesson 186: Salvation of the world depends on me.

Lesson 187: I bless the world because I bless myself.
Lesson 188: The peace of God is shining in me now.
Lesson 189: I feel the Love of God within me now.
Lesson 190: I choose the joy of God instead of pain.
Lesson 191: I am the holy Son of God Himself”
Lesson 192: I have a function God would have me fill.

Lesson 193: All things are Lessons God would have me learn.
Lesson 194: I place the future in the hands of God.
Lesson 195: Love is the way I walk in gratitude.
Lesson 196: It can be but myself I crucify.

Lesson 197: It can be but my gratitude I earn.
Lesson 198: Only my condemnation injures me.
Lesson 199: I am not a body. I am free.
Lesson 200: There is no peace except the peace of God.

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Introduction

Lesson 201: I am not a body. I am free. For I am still as God created me. (181)
Lesson 202: I am not a body. I am free. For I am still as God created me. (182)
Lesson 203: I am not a body. I am free. For I am still as God created me. (183)
Lesson 204: I am not a body. I am free. For I am still as God created me. (184)
Lesson 205: I am not a body. I am free. For I am still as God created me. (185)
Lesson 206: I am not a body. I am free. For I am still as God created me. (186)
Lesson 207: I am not a body. I am free. For I am still as God created me. (187)
Lesson 208: I am not a body. I am free. For I am still as God created me. (188)
Lesson 209: I am not a body. I am free. For I am still as God created me. (189)
Lesson 210: I am not a body. I am free. For I am still as God created me. (190)

Lesson 211: I am not a body. I am free. For I am still as God created me. (191)
Lesson 212: I am not a body. I am free. For I am still as God created me. (192)
Lesson 213: I am not a body. I am free. For I am still as God created me. (193)
Lesson 214: I am not a body. I am free. For I am still as God created me. (194)
Lesson 215: I am not a body. I am free. For I am still as God created me. (195)
Lesson 216: I am not a body. I am free. For I am still as God created me. (196)
Lesson 217: I am not a body. I am free. For I am still as God created me. (197)
Lesson 218: I am not a body. I am free. For I am still as God created me. (198)
Lesson 219: I am not a body. I am free. For I am still as God created me. (199)
Lesson 220: I am not a body. I am free. For I am still as God created me. (200)

Lesson 221: Peace to my mind. Let all my thoughts be still.
Lesson 222: God is with me. I live and breathe in Him.
Lesson 223: God is my life. I have no life but His.
Lesson 224: God is my Father, and He loves His Son.
Lesson 225: God is my Father, and His Son loves Him.

Lesson 226: My home awaits me. I will hasten there.
Lesson 227: This is my holy instant of release.
Lesson 228: God has condemned me not. No more do I.
Lesson 229: Love, Which created me, is what I am.
Lesson 230: Now will I seek and find the peace of God.

Lesson 231: Father, I will but to remember You.
Lesson 232: Be in my mind, my Father, through the day.
Lesson 233: I give my life to God to run today.
Lesson 234: Father, today I am Your Son again.
Lesson 235: God in His mercy wills that I be saved.

Lesson 236: I rule my mind, which I alone must rule.
Lesson 237: Now would I be as God created me.
Lesson 238: On my decision all salvation rests.
Lesson 239: The glory of my Father is my own.
Lesson 240: Fear is not justified in any form.

Lesson 241: This holy instant is salvation come.
Lesson 242: This day is God’s. It is my gift to Him.
Lesson 243: Today I will judge nothing that occurs.
Lesson 244: I am in danger nowhere in the world.
Lesson 245: Your peace is with me, Father. I am safe.

Lesson 246: To love my Father is to love His Son.
Lesson 247: Without forgiveness I will still be blind.
Lesson 248: Whatever suffers is not part of me.
Lesson 249: Forgiveness ends all suffering and loss.
Lesson 250: Let me not see myself as limited.

Lesson 251: I am in need of nothing but the truth.
Lesson 252: The Son of God is my Identity.
Lesson 253: My Self is ruler of the universe.
Lesson 254: Let every voice but God’s be still in me.
Lesson 255: This day I choose to spend in perfect peace.

Lesson 256: God is the only goal I have today.
Lesson 257: Let me remember what my purpose is.
Lesson 258: Let me remember that my goal is God.
Lesson 259: Let me remember that there is no sin.
Lesson 260: Let me remember God created me.

Lesson 261: God is my refuge and security.
Lesson 262: Let me perceive no differences today.
Lesson 263: My holy vision sees all things as pure.
Lesson 264: I am surrounded by the Love of God.
Lesson 265: Creation’s gentleness is all I see.

Lesson 266: My holy Self abides in you, God’s Son.
Lesson 267: My heart is beating in the peace of God.
Lesson 268: Let all things be exactly as they are.
Lesson 269: My sight goes forth to look upon Christ’s face.
Lesson 270: I will not use the body’s eyes today.

Lesson 271: Christ’s is the vision I will use today.
Lesson 272: How can illusions satisfy God’s Son?
Lesson 273: The stillness of the peace of God is mine.
Lesson 274: Today belongs to Love. Let me not fear.
Lesson 275: God’s healing Voice protects all things today.

Lesson 276: The Word of God is given me to speak.
Lesson 277: Let me not bind Your Son with laws I made.
Lesson 278: If I am bound, my Father is not free.
Lesson 279: Creation’s freedom promises my own.
Lesson 280: What limits can I lay upon God’s Son?

Lesson 281: I can be hurt by nothing but my thoughts.
Lesson 282: I will not be afraid of love today.
Lesson 283: My true Identity abides in You.
Lesson 284: I can elect to change all thoughts that hurt.
Lesson 285: My holiness shines bright and clear today.

Lesson 286: The hush of Heaven holds my heart today.
Lesson 287: You are my goal, my Father. Only You.
Lesson 288: Let me forget my brother’s past today.
Lesson 289: The past is over. It can touch me not.
Lesson 290: My present happiness is all I see.

Lesson 291: This is a day of stillness and of peace.
Lesson 292: A happy outcome to all things is sure.
Lesson 293: All fear is past and only love is here.
Lesson 294: My body is a wholly neutral thing.
Lesson 295: The Holy Spirit looks through me today.

Lesson 296: The Holy Spirit speaks through me today.
Lesson 297: Forgiveness is the only gift I give.
Lesson 298: I love You, Father, and I love Your Son.
Lesson 299: Eternal holiness abides in me.
Lesson 300: Only an instant does this world endure.

Lesson 301: And God Himself shall wipe away all tears.
Lesson 302: Where darkness was I look upon the light.
Lesson 303: The holy Christ is born in me today.
Lesson 304: Let not my world obscure the sight of Christ.
Lesson 305: There is a peace that Christ bestows on us.

Lesson 306: The gift of Christ is all I seek today.
Lesson 307: Conflicting wishes cannot be my will.
Lesson 308: This instant is the only time there is.
Lesson 309: I will not fear to look within today.
Lesson 310: In fearlessness and love I spend today.

Lesson 311: I judge all things as I would have them be.
Lesson 312: I see all things as I would have them be.
Lesson 313: Now let a new perception come to me.
Lesson 314: I seek a future different from the past.
Lesson 315: All gifts my brothers give belong to me.

Lesson 316: All gifts I give my brothers are my own.
Lesson 317: I follow in the way appointed me.
Lesson 318: In me salvation’s means and end are one.
Lesson 319: I came for the salvation of the world.
Lesson 320: My Father gives all power unto me.

Lesson 321: Father, my freedom is in You alone.
Lesson 322: I can give up but what was never real.
Lesson 323: I gladly make the ‘sacrifice’ of fear.
Lesson 324: I merely follow, for I would not lead.
Lesson 325: All things I think I see reflect ideas.

Lesson 326: I am forever an Effect of God.
Lesson 327: I need but call and You will answer me.
Lesson 328: I choose the second place to gain the first.
Lesson 329: I have already chosen what You will.
Lesson 330: I will not hurt myself again today.

Lesson 331: There is no conflict, for my will is Yours.
Lesson 332: Fear binds the world. Forgiveness sets it free.
Lesson 333: Forgiveness ends the dream of conflict here.
Lesson 334: Today I claim the gifts forgiveness gives.
Lesson 335: I choose to see my brother’s sinlessness.

Lesson 336: Forgiveness lets me know that minds are joined.
Lesson 337: My sinlessness protects me from all harm.
Lesson 338: I am affected only by my thoughts.
Lesson 339: I will receive whatever I request.
Lesson 340: I can be free of suffering today.

Lesson 341: I can attack but my own sinlessness,
Lesson 342: I let forgiveness rest upon all things,
Lesson 343: I am not asked to make a sacrifice.
Lesson 344: Today I learn the law of love.
Lesson 345: I offer only miracles today.

Lesson 346: Today the peace of God envelops me.
Lesson 347: Anger must come from judgment.
Lesson 348: I have no cause for anger or for fear.
Lesson 349: Today I let Christ’s vision look upon.
Lesson 350: Miracles mirror God’s eternal Love.

Lesson 351: My sinless brother is my guide to peace.
Lesson 352: Judgment and love are opposites.
Lesson 353: My eyes, my tongue, my hands, my feet.
Lesson 354: We stand together, Christ and I, in peace.
Lesson 355: There is no end to all the peace and joy.

Lesson 356: Sickness is but another name for sin.
Lesson 357: Truth answers every call we make to God.
Lesson 358: No call to God can be unheard or left.
Lesson 359: God’s answer is some form of peace.
Lesson 360: Peace be to me, the holy Son of God.

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CHAPTER 8 – THE JOURNEY BACK

T 8 J. The Acceptance of Reality

T 8 J 1.  Fear of the Will of God is one of the strangest beliefs that the human mind has ever made. This could not possibly have occurred unless the mind was already profoundly split, making it possible for IT to be afraid of what it really is. It is apparent that reality CANNOT “threaten” anything except illusions, because reality can only UPHOLD truth. The very fact that the will of God, which IS what you are, is perceived as fearful TO you demonstrates that you ARE afraid of what you are. It is not, then, the will of God of which you are afraid, but YOURS. Your will is NOT the ego’s, and that is why the ego is against you. What seems to be the fear of God is really only the fear of YOUR OWN REALITY.

T 8 J 2.  It is impossible to learn anything consistently in a state of panic. If the purpose of this course is to learn what you are, and if you have ALREADY DECIDED that what you are is FEARFUL, then it MUST follow that you will NOT LEARN THIS COURSE. But you might remember that the reason FOR the course is that you do NOT know who you are. If you do not know your reality, how would you know whether it is fearful or not? The association of truth and fear, which would be highly artificial at best, is particularly inappropriate in the minds of those who do not know what truth IS. All that this kind of association means is that you are arbitrarily endowing something quite beyond your awareness with something YOU DO NOT WANT.

T 8 J 3.  It is evident, then, that you are judging something of which you are totally unaware. You have set this strange situation up so that it is COMPLETELY IMPOSSIBLE to escape from it WITHOUT a guide who DOES know what your reality is. The purpose of this Guide is merely to remind you of what YOU want. He is not attempting to force an alien will UPON you. He is merely making every possible effort, within the limits YOU impose upon Him, to RE-ESTABLISH your OWN will in your consciousness. You have IMPRISONED it in your UNconscious, where it remains available, but cannot help you. When we said that the Holy Spirit’s function is to sort out the true from the false in your unconscious, we meant that He has the power to look into what YOU have hidden, and perceive the Will of God there.

T 8 J 4.  His perception of this will can make it real to YOU, because HE is in your mind, and therefore He IS your reality. If, then, His perception OF your mind brings its reality TO you, He IS teaching you what you are. The only source of fear in this whole process can ONLY be WHAT YOU THINK YOU LOSE. But it is only what the Holy Spirit sees that you can possibly HAVE. We have emphasized many times that the Holy Spirit will never call upon you to sacrifice anything. But if you ask the sacrifice of reality OF YOURSELVES, the Holy Spirit MUST remind you that this is not God’s will BECAUSE it is not yours.

T 8 J 5.  There is NO DIFFERENCE between your will and God’s. If you did not have divided wills, you would recognize that willing is salvation because it IS communication. It is impossible to communicate in alien tongues. You and your Creator can communicate through creation, because that, and only that, IS your joint will. Divided wills do not communicate because they speak for different things TO THE SAME MIND. This loses the ability to communicate, simply because confused communication DOES NOT MEAN ANYTHING. A message cannot be said to be communicated UNLESS it makes sense.

T 8 J 6.  How sensible can your messages be, when they ask for WHAT YOU DON’T WANT? Yet as long as you are afraid of your will, this is precisely what you WILL ask for. You may insist that the Holy Spirit does not answer you, but it might be wiser to consider the kind of asker you are. YOU DO NOT ASK ONLY FOR WHAT YOU WANT. This is SOLELY because you are afraid you might receive it, AND YOU WOULD. THIS is really why you persist in asking the teacher who could not possibly teach you your will. Of him, you can never learn it, and this gives you the illusion of safety. But you cannot be safe FROM truth, but only IN it. Reality is the ONLY safety.

T 8 J 7.  Your will is your salvation BECAUSE IT IS THE SAME AS GOD’s. The separation is nothing more than the belief that it is DIFFERENT. NO mind can believe that its will is STRONGER than God’s. If, then, a mind believes that ITS will is different FROM His, it can only decide either that there IS no God, or that GOD’S WILL IS FEARFUL. The former accounts for the atheist, and the latter for the martyr. Martyrdom takes many forms, the category including ALL doctrines which hold that God demands sacrifices of ANY kind.

T 8 J 8.  Either basic type of insane decision will induce panic, because the atheist believes he is alone and the martyr believes that God is crucifying him. Both really fear both abandonment AND retaliation, but the former is more reactive against abandonment and the latter against retaliation. The atheist maintains that God has left him, but he does not care. He will, however, become very fearful, and hence very ANGRY, if anyone suggests that God has NOT left him. The martyr, on the other hand, is more aware of guilt, and believing that punishment is inevitable, attempts to teach himself to LIKE it.

T 8 J 9.  The truth is, very simply, that NO-ONE WANTS EITHER ABANDONMENT OR RETALIATION. Many people SEEK both, but it is still true that they do NOT want it. Can you ask the Holy Spirit for “gifts” such as these, and actually expect to RECEIVE them? The Holy Spirit is totally incapable of giving YOU anything that does NOT come from God. His task is NOT to make anything FOR you. He CANNOT make you want something you DON’T want. When you ask the Universal Giver for what you do not want, YOU are asking for what CANNOT be given, BECAUSE IT WAS NEVER CREATED. It was never created because it was never your will for YOU.

T 8 J 10.  Ultimately everyone must learn the will of God, because ultimately everyone must recognize HIMSELF. This recognition IS the recognition that HIS WILL AND GOD’S ARE ONE. In the presence of Truth, there are no unbelievers and no sacrifices. In the security of Reality fear is totally meaningless. To deny what IS can only SEEM to be fearful. Fear cannot be real without a cause, and GOD is the only Cause. God is Love, and you DO want Him. This IS your will. Ask for THIS and you WILL be answered, because you will be asking only for what BELONGS to you.

T 8 J 11.  When you ask the Holy Spirit for what would hurt you, He CANNOT answer, because NOTHING can hurt you and SO YOU ARE ASKING FOR NOTHING. ANY desire which stems from the ego IS a desire for nothing, and to ask for it IS NOT A REQUEST. It is merely a denial in the FORM of a request. The Holy Spirit is not concerned with form at all, being aware only of MEANING. The ego cannot ask the Holy Spirit for ANYTHING, because there is COMPLETE COMMUNICATION FAILURE between them. But YOU can ask for EVERYTHING of the Holy Spirit, because YOUR requests are real, being of your will. Would the Holy Spirit deny the Will of God? And could He fail to recognize it in God’s Sons?

T 8 J 12.  The energy which you withdraw from Creation you expend on fear. This is not because your ENERGY is limited, but because YOU HAVE LIMITED IT. You do not recognize the ENORMOUS waste of energy which you expend in denying truth. What would YOU say of someone who PERSISTED in attempting the impossible, and believed that to ACHIEVE it is SUCCESS? The belief that you MUST HAVE THE IMPOSSIBLE in order to be happy is totally at variance with the principle of Creation. God COULD not will that happiness DEPENDED on what you could never have.

T 8 J 13.  The fact that God is love does not require belief, but it DOES require ACCEPTANCE. It is indeed possible for you to DENY facts, although it is IMPOSSIBLE for you to CHANGE them. If you hold your hands over your eyes you will NOT see, because you are interfering with the laws of seeing. If you deny love you will NOT KNOW IT because your cooperation is the LAW OF ITS BEING. You cannot change laws you did not make, and the laws of happiness were created FOR you, NOT BY you.

T 8 J 14.  Attempts of any kind to deny what IS are fearful, and if they are strong they WILL induce panic. WILLING AGAINST reality, though impossible, can be MADE into a very persistent goal, EVEN THOUGH YOU DO NOT WANT IT. But consider the result of this strange decision. You are DEVOTING your mind to what you DO NOT WANT. How real can this devotion be? If you do not want it, it was never created. If it was never created, it is nothing. Can you REALLY devote yourself to nothing?

T 8 J 15.  God, in His devotion to YOU, created you devoted to EVERYTHING, and GAVE you what you are devoted TO. Otherwise, you would not have been created perfect. Reality IS everything, and you therefore have everything BECAUSE you are real. You cannot make the UNreal because the ABSENCE of reality is fearful, and fear cannot BE created. As long as you believe that fear is possible, YOU WILL NOT CREATE. Opposing orders of reality MAKE REALITY MEANINGLESS, and reality is MEANING.

Daily Message 108-Year4

Forgiveness and the renunciation of all attack are inextricably linked.

To refuse to forgive is to condemn.

All condemnation is attack, just as all forgiveness is the expression of Love.

Love without forgiveness is impossible, for Love sees only the innocence of God’s Child;

Love is incapable of grievances and condemnation.

Forgiveness is the highest expression of Love in this world.

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Daily Message 108-Year4

Forgiveness and the renunciation of all attack are inextricably linked.

To refuse to forgive is to condemn.

All condemnation is attack, just as all forgiveness is the expression of Love.

Love without forgiveness is impossible, for Love sees only the innocence of God’s Child;

Love is incapable of grievances and condemnation.

Forgiveness is the highest expression of Love in this world.

parable of prodigal son

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This website is devoted to the Soul in each of us. It is intended to help you experience through sacred content offered here, that your Soul is part of God and lives eternally in God.

The Soul is in a state of Grace forever.
Your reality is ONLY your Soul.
Therefore, You are in a state of Grace forever.

What is presented here is a timeless sacred teaching. It came into form in mid-20th century through dictation from the Christ Mind of Jesus, beginning with the words “This is a course in miracles, please take notes.” The Urtext manuscript spans several thousand pages in seven volumes. It is offered as a teaching aid for humanity to awaken to its Soul.

It states that “Each Soul knows God completely.” In accordance with the sacred teaching that God is Love, it means your Soul knows Love completely.

 

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A Course In Miracles Urtext Manuscripts

Complete Seven Volume Combined Edition

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Miracles Text

Table of Content

Chapter 1 – The Meaning Of Miracles

I. Principles of Miracles
II. Revelation, Time and Miracles
III. Atonement and Miracles
IV. The Escape from Darkness
V. Wholeness and Spirit
VI. The Illusion of Needs
VII. Distortions of Miracle Impulses

Chapter 2 – The Separation And The Atonement

I. The Origins of Separation
II. The Atonement as Defense
III. The Altar of God
IV. Healing as Release from Fear
V. The Function of the Miracle Worker
A. Special Principles of Miracle Workers
VI. Fear and Conflict
VII. Cause and Effect
VIII. The Meaning of the Last Judgment

Chapter 3 – The Innocent Perception

I. Atonement without Sacrifice
II. Miracles as True Perception
III. Perception versus Knowledge
IV. Error and the Ego
V. Beyond Perception
VI. Judgment and the Authority Problem
VII. Creating versus the Self-Image

Chapter 4 – The Illusions Of The Ego

Introduction
I. Right Teaching and Right Learning
II. The Ego and False Autonomy
III. Love without Conflict
IV. This Need Not Be
V. The Ego-Body Illusion
VI. The Rewards of God
VII. Creation and Communication

Chapter 5 – Healing And Wholeness

Introduction
I. The Invitation to the Holy Spirit
II. The Voice for God
III. The Guide to Salvation
IV. Teaching and Healing
V. The Ego’s Use of Guilt
VI. Time and Eternity
VII. The Decision for God

Chapter 6 – The Lessons Of Love

Introduction
I. The Message of the Crucifixion
II. The Alternative to Projection
III. The Relinquishment of Attack
IV. The Only Answer
V. The Lessons of the Holy Spirit
A. To Have, Give All to All
B. To Have Peace, Teach Peace to Learn It
C. Be Vigilant Only for God and His Kingdom

Chapter 7 – The Gifts Of The Kingdom

I. The Last Step
II. The Law of the Kingdom
III. The Reality of the Kingdom
IV. Healing as the Recognition of Truth
V. Healing and the Changelessness of Mind
VI. From Vigilance to Peace
VII. The Totality of the Kingdom
VIII. The Unbelievable Belief
IX. The Extension of the Kingdom
X. The Confusion of Pain and Joy
XI. The State of Grace

Chapter 8 – The Journey Back

I. The Direction of the Curriculum
II. The Difference between Imprisonment and Freedom
III. The Holy Encounter
IV. The Gift of Freedom
V. The Undivided Will of the Sonship
VI. The Treasure of God
VII. The Body as a Means of Communication
VIII. The Body as Means or End
IX. Healing as Corrected Perception

Chapter 9 – The Acceptance Of The Atonement

I. The Acceptance of Reality
II. The Answer to Prayer
III. The Correction of Error
IV. The Holy Spirit’s Plan of Forgiveness
V. The Unhealed Healer
VI. The Acceptance of Your Brother
VII. The Two Evaluations
VIII. Grandeur versus Grandios

Chapter 10 – The Idols Of Sickness

Introduction
I. At Home in God
II. The Decision to Forget
III. The God of Sickness
IV. The End of Sickness
V. The Denial of God

Chapter 11 – God Or The Ego

Introduction
I. The Gifts of Fatherhood
II. The Invitation to Healing
III. From Darkness to Light
IV. The Inheritance of God’s Son
V. The “Dynamics” of the Ego
VI. Waking to Redemption
VII. The Condition of Reality
VIII. The Problem and the Answer

Chapter 12 – The Holy Spirit’s Curriculum

I. The Judgment of the Holy Spirit
II. The Way to Remember God
III. The Investment in Reality
IV. Seeking and Finding
V. The Sane Curriculum
VI. The Vision of Christ
VII. Looking Within
VIII. The Attraction of Love for Love

Chapter 13 – The Guiltless World

Introduction
I. Guiltlessness and Invulnerability
II. The Guiltless Son of God
III. The Fear of Redemption
IV. The Function of Time
V. The Two Emotions
VI. Finding the Present
VII. Attainment of the Real World
VIII. From Perception to Knowledge
IX. The Cloud of Guilt
X. Release from Guilt
XI. The Peace of Heaven

Chapter 14 – Teaching For Truth

Introduction
I. The Conditions of Learning
II. The Happy Learner
III. The Decision for Guiltlessness
IV. Your Function in the Atonement
V. The Circle of Atonement
VI. The Light of Communication
VII. Sharing Perception with the Holy Spirit
VIII. The Holy Meeting Place
IX. The Reflection of Holiness
X. The Equality of Miracles
XI. The Test of Truth

Chapter 15 – The Holy Instant

I. The Two Uses of Time
II. The End of Doubt
III. Littleness versus Magnitude
IV. Practicing the Holy Instant
V. The Holy Instant and Special Relationships
VI. The Holy Instant and the Laws of God
VII. The Needless Sacrifice
VIII. The Only Real Relationship
IX. The Holy Instant and the Attraction of God
X. The Time of Rebirth
XI. Christmas as the End of Sacrifice

Chapter 16 – The Forgiveness Of Illusions

I. True Empathy
II. The Power of Holiness
III. The Reward of Teaching
IV. The Illusion and the Reality of Love
V. The Choice for Completion
VI. The Bridge to the Real World
VII. The End of Illusions

Chapter 17 – Forgiveness And The Holy Relationship

I. Bringing Fantasy to Truth
II. The Forgiven World
III. Shadows of the Past
IV. The Two Pictures
V. The Healed Relationship
VI. Setting the Goal
VII. The Call for Faith
VIII. The Conditions of Peace

Chapter 18 – The Passing Of The Dream

I. The Substitute Reality
II. The Basis of the Dream
III. Light in the Dream
IV. The Little Willingness
V. The Happy Dream
VI. Beyond the Body
VII. I Need Do Nothing
VIII. The Little Garden
IX. The Two Worlds

Chapter 19 – The Attainment Of Peace

I. Healing and Faith
II. Sin versus Error
III. The Unreality of Sin
IV. The Obstacles to Peace
A. The First Obstacle: The Desire to Get Rid of It
i. The Attraction of Guilt
B. The Second Obstacle: The Belief the Body is Valuable for What It Offers
i. The Attraction of Pain
C. The Third Obstacle: The Attraction of Death
i. The Incorruptible Body
D. The Fourth Obstacle: The Fear of God
i. The Lifting of the Veil

Chapter 20 – The Vision Of Holiness

I. Holy Week
II. The Gift of Lilies
III. Sin as an Adjustment
IV. Entering the Ark
V. Heralds of Eternity
VI. The Temple of the Holy Spirit
VII. The Consistency of Means and End
VIII. The Vision of Sinlessness

Chapter 21 – Reason And Perception

Introduction
I. The Forgotten Song
II. The Responsibility for Sight
III. Faith, Belief and Vision
IV. The Fear to Look Within
V. The Function of Reason
VI. Reason versus Madness
VII. The Last Unanswered Question
VIII. The Inner Shift

Chapter 22 – Salvation And The Holy Relationship

Introduction
I. The Message of the Holy Relationship
II. Your Brother’s Sinlessness
III. Reason and the Forms of Error
IV. The Branching of the Road
V. Weakness and Defensiveness
VI. The Light of the Holy Relationship

Chapter 23 – The War Against Yourself

Introduction
I. The Irreconcilable Beliefs
II. The Laws of Chaos
III. Salvation without Compromise
IV. Above the Battleground

Chapter 24 – The Goal Of Specialness

Introduction
I. Specialness as a Substitute for Love
II. The Treachery of Specialness
III. The Forgiveness of Specialness
IV. Specialness versus Sinlessness
V. The Christ in You
VI. Salvation from Fear
VII. The Meeting Place

Chapter 25 – The Justice Of God

Introduction
I. The Link to Truth
II. The Savior from the Dark
III. Perception and Choice
IV. The Light You Bring
V. The State of Sinlessness
VI. The Special Function
VII. The Rock of Salvation
VIII. Justice Returned to Love
IX. The Justice of Heaven

Chapter 26 – The Transition

I. The “Sacrifice” of Oneness
II. Many Forms; One Correction
III. The Borderland
IV. Where Sin Has Left
V. The Little Hindrance
VI. The Appointed Friend
VII. The Laws of Healing
VIII. The Immediacy of Salvation
IX. For They Have Come
X. The End of Injustice

Chapter 27 – The Healing Of The Dream

I. The Picture of Crucifixion
II. The Fear of Healing
III. Beyond All Symbols
IV. The Quiet Answer
V. The Healing Example
VI. The Witnesses to Sin
VII. The Dreamer of the Dream
VIII. The “Hero” of the Dream

Chapter 28 – The Undoing Of Fear

I. The Present Memory
II. Reversing Effect and Cause
III. The Agreement to Join
IV. The Greater Joining
V. The Alternate to Dreams of Fear
VI. The Secret Vows
VII. The Ark of Safety

Chapter 29 – The Awakening

I. The Closing of the Gap
II. The Coming of the Guest
III. God’s Witnesses
IV. Dream Roles
V. The Changeless Dwelling Place
VI. Forgiveness and the End of Time
VII. Seek Not Outside Yourself
VIII. The Anti-Christ
IX. The Forgiving Dream

Chapter 30 – The New Beginning

Introduction
I. Rules for Decision
II. Freedom of Will
III. Beyond All Idols
IV. The Truth behind Illusions
V. The Only Purpose
VI. The Justification for Forgiveness
VII. The New Interpretation
VIII. Changeless Reality

Chapter 31 – The Final Vision

I. The Simplicity of Salvation
II. Walking with Christ
III. The Self-Accused
IV. The Real Alternative
V. Self-Concept versus Self
VI. Recognizing the Spirit
VII. The Savior’s Vision
VIII. Choose Once Again

Commentary

Commentary – Coming Soon

It is crucial to say first that this is a required course. Only the time you take it is voluntary. Free will does not mean that you establish the curriculum. It means only that you can elect what to take when. It is just because you are not ready to do what you should elect to do that time exists at all.

This Course can therefore be summed up very simply in this way:

“Nothing real can be threatened. Nothing unreal exists.
Herein lies the peace of God.”

Jesus

A Course In Miracles Urtext Manuscripts

Complete Seven Volume Combined Edition

“To project attributes of Divine reality onto a symbol is really idolatry and ‘magic thinking.‘ It is the worship of symbols or symbols of symbols in place of the worship of that which is symbolized, the one thing that is real, God our Creator. ‘Words‘ are helpful if they direct our attention and concentration on reality. Words are counter-productive if we confuse them for reality and make of the symbols idolatrous objects of worship.

Doug Thompson, scholar, researcher, commentator, editor and compiler of A Course In Miracles Urtext Manuscripts.

Workbook

Workbook – Coming Soon

It is crucial to say first that this is a required course. Only the time you take it is voluntary. Free will does not mean that you establish the curriculum. It means only that you can elect what to take when. It is just because you are not ready to do what you should elect to do that time exists at all.

This Course can therefore be summed up very simply in this way:

“Nothing real can be threatened. Nothing unreal exists.
Herein lies the peace of God.”

Jesus

A Course In Miracles Urtext Manuscripts

Complete Seven Volume Combined Edition

“To project attributes of Divine reality onto a symbol is really idolatry and ‘magic thinking.‘ It is the worship of symbols or symbols of symbols in place of the worship of that which is symbolized, the one thing that is real, God our Creator. ‘Words‘ are helpful if they direct our attention and concentration on reality. Words are counter-productive if we confuse them for reality and make of the symbols idolatrous objects of worship.

Doug Thompson, scholar, researcher, commentator, editor and compiler of A Course In Miracles Urtext Manuscripts.

Miracles Group

Miracles Group – Coming Soon

It is crucial to say first that this is a required course. Only the time you take it is voluntary. Free will does not mean that you establish the curriculum. It means only that you can elect what to take when. It is just because you are not ready to do what you should elect to do that time exists at all.

This Course can therefore be summed up very simply in this way:

“Nothing real can be threatened. Nothing unreal exists.
Herein lies the peace of God.”

Jesus

A Course In Miracles Urtext Manuscripts

Complete Seven Volume Combined Edition

“To project attributes of Divine reality onto a symbol is really idolatry and ‘magic thinking.‘ It is the worship of symbols or symbols of symbols in place of the worship of that which is symbolized, the one thing that is real, God our Creator. ‘Words‘ are helpful if they direct our attention and concentration on reality. Words are counter-productive if we confuse them for reality and make of the symbols idolatrous objects of worship.

Doug Thompson, scholar, researcher, commentator, editor and compiler of A Course In Miracles Urtext Manuscripts.

Urtext Table of Content

Miracles Urtext

Table of Content

Chapter 3 – Retraining The Mind

T 3 A. Introduction
T 3 B. Special Principles for Miracle Workers
T 3 C. Atonement Without Sacrifice
T 3 D. Miracles as Accurate Perception
T 3 E. Perception Versus Knowledge
T 3 F. Conflict and the Ego
T 3 G. The Loss of Certainty
T 3 H. Judgment and the Authority Problem
T 3 I.  Creating Versus the Self-Image

Chapter 4 – The Root Of All Evil

T 4 A. Introduction
T 4 B. Right Teaching and Right Learning
T 4 C. The Ego and False Autonomy
T 4 D. Love Without Conflict
T 4 E. The Escape from Fear
T 4 F. The Ego-Body Illusion
T 4 G. The Constant State
T 4 H. Creation and Communication
T 4 I. True Rehabilitation

Chapter 7 – The Kingdom Of Love

T 7 A. Introduction
T 7 B. Bargaining Versus Healing
T 7 C. The Laws of Mind
T 7 D. The Unified Curriculum
T 7 E. The Recognition of Truth
T 7 F. Healing and the Changelessness Of Mind
T 7 G. From Vigilance to Peace
T 7 H. The Total Commitment
T 7 I. The Defense of Conflict
T 7 J. The Extension of Love
T 7 K. The Confusion of Strength and Weakness
T 7 L. The State of Grace

Chapter 11 – God’s Plan For Salvation

T 11 A. Introduction
T 11 B. The Judgment of the Holy Spirit
T 11 C. The Mechanism of Miracles
T 11 D. The Investment in Reality
T 11 E. Seeking and Finding
T 11 F. The Sane Curriculum
T 11 G. The Vision of Christ
T 11 H. The Guide for Miracles
T 11 I. Reality and Redemption
T 11 J. Guiltlessness and Invulnerability

Chapter 12 – The Problem Of Guilt

T 12 A. Introduction
T 12 B. Crucifixion by Guilt
T 12 C. The Fear of Redemption
T 12 D. Healing and Time
T 12 E. The Two Emotions
T 12 F. Finding the Present
T 12 G. Attainment of the Real World

Chapter 13 – From Perception To Knowledge

T 13 A. Introduction
T 13 B. The Role of Healing
T 13 C. The Shadow of Guilt
T 13 D. Release and Restoration
T 13 E. The Guarantee of Heaven
T 13 F. The Testimony of Miracles
T 13 G. The Happy Learner
T 13 H. The Decision for Guiltlessness
T 13 I. The Way of Salvation

Chapter 14 – Bringing Illusions To Truth

T 14 A. Introduction
T 14 B. Guilt and Guiltlessness
T 14 C. Out of the Darkness
T 14 D. Perception Without Deceit
T 14 E. The Recognition of Holiness
T 14 F. The Shift to Miracles
T 14 G. The Test of Truth

Chapter 15 – The Purpose Of Time

T 15 A. Introduction
T 15 B. The Uses of Time
T 15 C. Time and Eternity
T 15 D. Littleness Versus Magnitude
T 15 E. Practicing the Holy Instant
T 15 F. The Holy Instant and Special Relationships
T 15 G. The Holy Instant and the Laws of God
T 15 H. The Holy Instant and Communication
T 15 I. The Holy Instant and Real Relationships
T 15 J. The Time of Christ
T 15 K. The End of Sacrifice

Chapter 16 – The Forgiveness Of Illusions

T 16 A. Introduction
T 16 B. True Empathy
T 16 C. The Magnitude of Holiness
T 16 D. The Reward of Teaching
T 16 E. Illusion and Reality 0f Love
T 16 F. Specialness and Guilt
T 16 G. The Bridge to the Real World
T 16 H. The End of Illusions

Chapter 17 – Forgiveness And Healing

T 17 A. Introduction
T 17 B. Fantasy and Distorted Perception
T 17 C. The Forgiven World
T 17 D. Shadows of the Past
T 17 E. Perception and the Two Worlds
T 17 F. The Healed Relationship
T 17 G. Practical Forgiveness
T 17 H. The Need for Faith
T 17 I. The Conditions of Forgiveness

Chapter 18 – The Dream And The Reality

T 18 A. Introduction
T 18 B. Substitution as a Defense
T 18 C. The Basis of the Dream
T 18 D. Light in the Dream
T 18 E. The Little Willingness
T 18 F. The Happy Dream
T 18 G. Dreams and the Body
T 18 H. “I Need Do Nothing”
T 18 I. The Purpose of the Body
T 18 J. The Delusional Thought System
T 18 K. The Passing of the Dream

Chapter 19 – Beyond The Body

T 19 A. Introduction
T 19 B. Healing and the Mind
T 19 C. Sin Versus Error
T 19 D. The Unreality of Sin
T 19 E. Obstacles to Peace – I.
The Desire to Get Rid of It
T 19 F. The Attraction of Guilt
T 19 G. Obstacles to Peace – II.
The Belief The Body is Valuable for What It Offers
T 19 H. Pleasure and Pain
T 19 I. Obstacles to Peace – III.
The Attraction of Death
T 19 J. The Incorruptible Body
T 19 K. Obstacles tyo Peace – IV.
The Fear of God
T 19 L. The Lifting of The Veil

Chapter 21 – The Inner Picture

T 21 A. Introduction
T 21 B. The Imagined World
T 21 C. The Responsibility for Sight
T 21 D. Faith, Belief and Vision
T 21 E. The Fear to Look Within
T 21 F. Reason and Perception
T 21 G. Reason and Correction
T 21 H. Perception and Wishes
T 21 I. The Inner Shift

Chapter 22 – Salvation And The Holy Relationship

T 22 A. Introduction
T 22 B. The Message of the Holy Relationship
T 22 C. Your Brother’s Sinlessness
T 22 D. Reason and the Holy Relationship
T 22 E. The Branching of the Road
T 22 F. Weakness and Defensiveness
T 22 G. Freedom and the Holy Spirit

Chapter 23 – The War Against Yourself

T 23 A. Introduction
T 23 B. The Irreconcilable Beliefs
T 23 C. The Laws of Chaos
T 23 D. Salvation Without Compromise
T 23 E. The Fear of Life

Chapter 24 – Specialness And Separation

T 24 A. Introduction
T 24 B. Specialness as a Substitute for Love
T 24 C. The Treachery of Specialness
T 24 D. The Forgiveness of Specialness
T 24 E. Specialness and Salvation
T 24 F. The Resolution of the Dream
T 24 G. Salvation from Fear
T 24 H. The Meeting-Place

Chapter 25 – The Remedy

T 25 A. Introduction
T 25 B. The Appointed Task
T 25 C. The Savior from the Dark
T 25 D. The Fundamental Law of Perception
T 25 E. The Joining of Minds
T 25 F. The State of Sinlessness
T 25 G. The Special Function
T 25 H. Commuting the Sentence
T 25 I. The Principle of Salvation
T 25 J. The Justice of Heaven

Chapter 26 – The Transition

T 26 A. Introduction
T 26 B. The “Sacrifice” of Oneness
T 26 C. The Forms of Error
T 26 D. The Borderland
T 26 E. Where Sin Has Left
T 26 F. The Little Hindrance
T 26 G. The Appointed Friend
T 26 H. Review of Principles
T 26 I. The Immediacy of Salvation
T 26 J. For They Have Come
T 26 K. The Remaining Task

Chapter 27 – The Body And The Dream

T 27 A. Introduction
T 27 B. The Picture of the Crucifixion
T 27 C. The Fear of Healing
T 27 D. The Symbol of the Impossible
T 27 E. The Quiet Answer
T 27 F. The Healing Example
T 27 G. The Purpose of Pain
T 27 H. The Illusion of Suffering
T 27 I. The “Hero” of The Dream

Chapter 28 – The Undoing Of Fear

T 28 A. Introduction
T 28 B. The Present Memory
T 28 C. Reversing Effect and Cause
T 28 D. The Agreement to Join
T 28 E. The Greater Joining
T 28 F. The Alternate to Dreams of Fear
T 28 G. The Secret Vows
T 28 H. The Beautiful Relationship

Chapter 29 – The Awakening

T 29 A. Introduction
T 29 B. The Closing of The Gap
T 29 C. The Coming of the Guest
T 29 D. God’s Witnesses
T 29 E. Dream Roles
T 29 F. The Changeless Dwelling-Place
T 29 G. Forgiveness and Peace
T 29 H. The Lingering Illusion
T 29 I. Christ and Anti-Christ
T 29 J. The Forgiving Dream

Chapter 30 – The New Beginning

T 30 A. Introduction
T 30 B. Rules for Decision
T 30 C. Freedom of Will
T 30 D. Beyond All Idols
T 30 E. The Truth Behind Illusions
T 30 F. The Only Purpose
T 30 G. The Justification for Forgiveness
T 30 H. The New Interpretation
T 30 I. Changeless Reality

Chapter 31 – The Simplicity Of Salvation

T 31 A. Introduction
T 31 B. The Illusion of an Enemy
T 31 C. The Self-Accused
T 31 D. The Real Alternative
T 31 E. Self-Concept Versus Self
T 31 F. Recognizing the Spirit
T 31 G. The Savior’s Vision
T 31 H. Choose Once Again

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CHAPTER 8 – THE JOURNEY BACK

T 8 J. The Acceptance of Reality

T 8 J 1.  Fear of the Will of God is one of the strangest beliefs that the human mind has ever made. This could not possibly have occurred unless the mind was already profoundly split, making it possible for IT to be afraid of what it really is. It is apparent that reality CANNOT “threaten” anything except illusions, because reality can only UPHOLD truth. The very fact that the will of God, which IS what you are, is perceived as fearful TO you demonstrates that you ARE afraid of what you are. It is not, then, the will of God of which you are afraid, but YOURS. Your will is NOT the ego’s, and that is why the ego is against you. What seems to be the fear of God is really only the fear of YOUR OWN REALITY.

T 8 J 2.  It is impossible to learn anything consistently in a state of panic. If the purpose of this course is to learn what you are, and if you have ALREADY DECIDED that what you are is FEARFUL, then it MUST follow that you will NOT LEARN THIS COURSE. But you might remember that the reason FOR the course is that you do NOT know who you are. If you do not know your reality, how would you know whether it is fearful or not? The association of truth and fear, which would be highly artificial at best, is particularly inappropriate in the minds of those who do not know what truth IS. All that this kind of association means is that you are arbitrarily endowing something quite beyond your awareness with something YOU DO NOT WANT.

T 8 J 3.  It is evident, then, that you are judging something of which you are totally unaware. You have set this strange situation up so that it is COMPLETELY IMPOSSIBLE to escape from it WITHOUT a guide who DOES know what your reality is. The purpose of this Guide is merely to remind you of what YOU want. He is not attempting to force an alien will UPON you. He is merely making every possible effort, within the limits YOU impose upon Him, to RE-ESTABLISH your OWN will in your consciousness. You have IMPRISONED it in your UNconscious, where it remains available, but cannot help you. When we said that the Holy Spirit’s function is to sort out the true from the false in your unconscious, we meant that He has the power to look into what YOU have hidden, and perceive the Will of God there.

T 8 J 4.  His perception of this will can make it real to YOU, because HE is in your mind, and therefore He IS your reality. If, then, His perception OF your mind brings its reality TO you, He IS teaching you what you are. The only source of fear in this whole process can ONLY be WHAT YOU THINK YOU LOSE. But it is only what the Holy Spirit sees that you can possibly HAVE. We have emphasized many times that the Holy Spirit will never call upon you to sacrifice anything. But if you ask the sacrifice of reality OF YOURSELVES, the Holy Spirit MUST remind you that this is not God’s will BECAUSE it is not yours.

T 8 J 5.  There is NO DIFFERENCE between your will and God’s. If you did not have divided wills, you would recognize that willing is salvation because it IS communication. It is impossible to communicate in alien tongues. You and your Creator can communicate through creation, because that, and only that, IS your joint will. Divided wills do not communicate because they speak for different things TO THE SAME MIND. This loses the ability to communicate, simply because confused communication DOES NOT MEAN ANYTHING. A message cannot be said to be communicated UNLESS it makes sense.

T 8 J 6.  How sensible can your messages be, when they ask for WHAT YOU DON’T WANT? Yet as long as you are afraid of your will, this is precisely what you WILL ask for. You may insist that the Holy Spirit does not answer you, but it might be wiser to consider the kind of asker you are. YOU DO NOT ASK ONLY FOR WHAT YOU WANT. This is SOLELY because you are afraid you might receive it, AND YOU WOULD. THIS is really why you persist in asking the teacher who could not possibly teach you your will. Of him, you can never learn it, and this gives you the illusion of safety. But you cannot be safe FROM truth, but only IN it. Reality is the ONLY safety.

T 8 J 7.  Your will is your salvation BECAUSE IT IS THE SAME AS GOD’s. The separation is nothing more than the belief that it is DIFFERENT. NO mind can believe that its will is STRONGER than God’s. If, then, a mind believes that ITS will is different FROM His, it can only decide either that there IS no God, or that GOD’S WILL IS FEARFUL. The former accounts for the atheist, and the latter for the martyr. Martyrdom takes many forms, the category including ALL doctrines which hold that God demands sacrifices of ANY kind.

T 8 J 8.  Either basic type of insane decision will induce panic, because the atheist believes he is alone and the martyr believes that God is crucifying him. Both really fear both abandonment AND retaliation, but the former is more reactive against abandonment and the latter against retaliation. The atheist maintains that God has left him, but he does not care. He will, however, become very fearful, and hence very ANGRY, if anyone suggests that God has NOT left him. The martyr, on the other hand, is more aware of guilt, and believing that punishment is inevitable, attempts to teach himself to LIKE it.

T 8 J 9.  The truth is, very simply, that NO-ONE WANTS EITHER ABANDONMENT OR RETALIATION. Many people SEEK both, but it is still true that they do NOT want it. Can you ask the Holy Spirit for “gifts” such as these, and actually expect to RECEIVE them? The Holy Spirit is totally incapable of giving YOU anything that does NOT come from God. His task is NOT to make anything FOR you. He CANNOT make you want something you DON’T want. When you ask the Universal Giver for what you do not want, YOU are asking for what CANNOT be given, BECAUSE IT WAS NEVER CREATED. It was never created because it was never your will for YOU.

T 8 J 10.  Ultimately everyone must learn the will of God, because ultimately everyone must recognize HIMSELF. This recognition IS the recognition that HIS WILL AND GOD’S ARE ONE. In the presence of Truth, there are no unbelievers and no sacrifices. In the security of Reality fear is totally meaningless. To deny what IS can only SEEM to be fearful. Fear cannot be real without a cause, and GOD is the only Cause. God is Love, and you DO want Him. This IS your will. Ask for THIS and you WILL be answered, because you will be asking only for what BELONGS to you.

T 8 J 11.  When you ask the Holy Spirit for what would hurt you, He CANNOT answer, because NOTHING can hurt you and SO YOU ARE ASKING FOR NOTHING. ANY desire which stems from the ego IS a desire for nothing, and to ask for it IS NOT A REQUEST. It is merely a denial in the FORM of a request. The Holy Spirit is not concerned with form at all, being aware only of MEANING. The ego cannot ask the Holy Spirit for ANYTHING, because there is COMPLETE COMMUNICATION FAILURE between them. But YOU can ask for EVERYTHING of the Holy Spirit, because YOUR requests are real, being of your will. Would the Holy Spirit deny the Will of God? And could He fail to recognize it in God’s Sons?

T 8 J 12.  The energy which you withdraw from Creation you expend on fear. This is not because your ENERGY is limited, but because YOU HAVE LIMITED IT. You do not recognize the ENORMOUS waste of energy which you expend in denying truth. What would YOU say of someone who PERSISTED in attempting the impossible, and believed that to ACHIEVE it is SUCCESS? The belief that you MUST HAVE THE IMPOSSIBLE in order to be happy is totally at variance with the principle of Creation. God COULD not will that happiness DEPENDED on what you could never have.

T 8 J 13.  The fact that God is love does not require belief, but it DOES require ACCEPTANCE. It is indeed possible for you to DENY facts, although it is IMPOSSIBLE for you to CHANGE them. If you hold your hands over your eyes you will NOT see, because you are interfering with the laws of seeing. If you deny love you will NOT KNOW IT because your cooperation is the LAW OF ITS BEING. You cannot change laws you did not make, and the laws of happiness were created FOR you, NOT BY you.

T 8 J 14.  Attempts of any kind to deny what IS are fearful, and if they are strong they WILL induce panic. WILLING AGAINST reality, though impossible, can be MADE into a very persistent goal, EVEN THOUGH YOU DO NOT WANT IT. But consider the result of this strange decision. You are DEVOTING your mind to what you DO NOT WANT. How real can this devotion be? If you do not want it, it was never created. If it was never created, it is nothing. Can you REALLY devote yourself to nothing?

T 8 J 15.  God, in His devotion to YOU, created you devoted to EVERYTHING, and GAVE you what you are devoted TO. Otherwise, you would not have been created perfect. Reality IS everything, and you therefore have everything BECAUSE you are real. You cannot make the UNreal because the ABSENCE of reality is fearful, and fear cannot BE created. As long as you believe that fear is possible, YOU WILL NOT CREATE. Opposing orders of reality MAKE REALITY MEANINGLESS, and reality is MEANING.

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Daily Message 108-Year4

Forgiveness and the renunciation of all attack are inextricably linked.

To refuse to forgive is to condemn.

All condemnation is attack, just as all forgiveness is the expression of Love.

Love without forgiveness is impossible, for Love sees only the innocence of God’s Child;

Love is incapable of grievances and condemnation.

Forgiveness is the highest expression of Love in this world.

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Daily Message 108-Year4

Forgiveness and the renunciation of all attack are inextricably linked.

To refuse to forgive is to condemn.

All condemnation is attack, just as all forgiveness is the expression of Love.

Love without forgiveness is impossible, for Love sees only the innocence of God’s Child;

Love is incapable of grievances and condemnation.

Forgiveness is the highest expression of Love in this world.

Daily Message 107-Year4

The ego is a static subconscious core belief in separation, from which habitual patterns of thought and feeling arise.

Love is not part of its repertoire, although the ego will never allow that to be revealed.

The ego bears malice toward you, for it regards you as guilty and deserving of punishment and death.

There is only one way to respond to the ego sanely.

Withdraw your allegiance and identification with it.

The ego is not you.

You are the Beloved Child of God.

Daily Message 106-Year4

There is only one way to respond to the ego sanely.

Withdraw your allegiance and identification with it.

The ego is not you, although it would have you believe that it is.

The ego is the belief you are separate from your Creator and your Self.

Daily Message 105-Year4

Remember, help is always available.

Be willing to embrace every moment of every day through the Strength of Divine Love.

Lay down all concerns and doubts as you choose to Trust in the ever-present Power of God’s Light.

You do not have to worry about what to say or do, because the Truth of Love will always direct you.

Daily Message 104-Year4

Whatever arises in your mind as thought or feeling comes from one of two sources: ego or Holy Spirit.

There are no others.

The ego speaks to you through a constant stream of thoughts, feelings, desires and impulses.

Its purpose is to dominate your conscious mind, control its attention, keep it busy reacting to and acting out egoic content.

The function of the Holy Spirit is to arouse in you the desire for Truth.

Daily Message 103-Year4

Now is the only time there is.

In the present, the Truth reveals Itself as your Mind.

Only then can your mind live again as Truth.

Whatever you do, whatever you believe has no meaning unless it arises from the Truth of your Mind.

Now is where you meet God, for He is always present.

Daily Message 102-Year4

Love’s purpose is to create like itself.

Its nature is to extend forever and thus continually increase.

Love cannot be limited or bound in any way.

To do so is to drive It from your mind, leaving your mind fearful.

This world is the consequence of replacing Love with fear.

Love does not come and go.

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