A Course in Miracles Lesson 213

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

When we are ready to learn with the Holy Spirit, then everything that occurs becomes a lesson teaching us that the separation is a lie, reality remains untouched and unharmed, and we – along with all our brothers and sisters – are one with God, Who is Love.

In other words, nothing is wasted. Everything has a function, and the function is always to heal the mind of those believe they are separate from Creation.

The Holy Spirit always seeks to unify and heal. As you heal you are healed, because the Holy Spirit sees no order of difficulty in healing. Healing is the way to undo the belief in differences, being the only way of perceiving the Sonship as one (T-7.IV.5:3-5).

When we believe the separation is real – when we fall for the lie that we have separate interests, are competing with one another for scarce resources, and that death is the end of us – we are hurting ourselves. We are accepting the idea that differences are valuable and thus real, which is false and, because it is false, painful. There is – there is always – another way.

A lesson is a miracle which God offers to me, in place of thoughts I made that hurt me. What I learn of Him becomes the way I am set free. And so I choose to learn His lessons and forget my own (W-pII.213.1:4-7).

Miracles are shifts at the level of mind away from fear and towards love. But they always occur in a context! Maybe we have a quiet exchange with an old friend, healing a wound from years ago. Maybe we remember something about a deceased parent and understand them better and feel grateful and loving.

The suggestion is, every moment of our lives – every encounter, every thought, every memory, every circumstance – can becomes for a moment of healing. We let something go that blocked our awareness of love, and we become naturally happier because Love reaches our awareness with greater ease and fluidity.

There is no remedy the world provides that can effect a change in anything. The mind that brings illusions to the truth is really changed. There is no change but this (W-pI.140.7:3-5).

Again, the emphasis in this sequence of lesson includes our willingness. We have to want to learn this way of being and, just as critically, we have to understand that we are not the teacher but the student. Finally, we need to effectively discern between the Holy Spirit and ego, because it is only the Holy Spirit who can teach us anything helpful.

Ego hurts us; the Holy Spirit helps. On that basis, let us turn then to him, and ask to be shown this new way of being present in the world, that we might all be restored to peace and happiness.

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