A Course in Miracles Lesson 101

God’s Will for me is perfect happiness.

We are confused about what we are, and our confusion causes us pain. We project onto others the cause of our pain, as they project theirs onto us. Altogether, it makes for a sad and difficult existence.

A Course in Miracles promises us there is another way.

God’s Will for you is perfect happiness because there is no sin, and suffering is causeless. Joy is just, and pain but the sign you have misunderstood yourself. Fear not the Will of God (W-pI.101.6:1-3).

We fear God because we believe in sin and, as an extension of that belief, that sin deserves punishment. Therefore, God is both the Creator of sin and the Punisher of sinners. Who wouldn’t fear that God? Who wouldn’t feel doomed?

A Course in Miracles teaches us that we are in error in this belief, and that it can be undone by giving attention to it. God’s Will for is happiness because we were created happily as happiness. Salvation is but the remembrance of this truth.

Accept Atonement with an open mind, which cherishes no lingering belief that you have made a devil of God’s Child. There is no sin (W-pI.101.5:3-4).

It is on this basis that we can see the logic – and accept as fact – that God’s Will for us is perfect happiness and that suffering of any kind has no cause and therefore is not real (W-pI.101.6:1).

And it is in this simple recognition that our liberation from suffering in all its forms is assured.

Today escape from madness. You are set on freedom’s road, and now today’s idea brings wings to speed you on, and hope to go still faster to the waiting goal of peace. There is no sin (W-pI.101.7:2-4).

If we can turn to this idea on a regular basis, and approach it with the willingness to see it as true, then our thinking will shift. The insanity of believing in sin will fade, replaced by the quiet confidence that we are blessed and bless in turn.

A Course in Miracles teaches us that our greatest fear is an illusion, altogether without effect. Salvation – the perfect restoration of Self to God in Creation – is given to us as soon as we accept this.

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