The light has come.
The 75th lesson of A Course in Miracles is both a celebration of what we are in truth and an opportunity for gratitude. We celebrate that which knows it is an extension of God’s wholly loving will. And we are grateful for the learners and teachers who make “the happy ending of our long dream of disaster” (W-pI.75.2:1) possible.
Today the time of light begins for you and everyone. It is a new era, in which a new world is born. The old one has left no trace upon it in its passing. Today we see a different world, because the light has come (W-pI.75.2:3-7).
This lesson is an invitation to reflect on our study, and to notice the way in which it has gently but clearly steered us to the “single purpose” (W-pI.75.4:3) of waking with our brothers and sisters from our dream of “darkness and turmoil and death” (W-pI.75.1:6).
Forgiveness – our commitment to seeing from our own holiness which naturally occurs as a condition of remembering that only God’s Will exists – makes vision and its healing effects inevitable.
Understand that the Holy Spirit never fails to give the gift of sight to the forgiving. Believe He will not fail you now . . . He will show you what true vision sees (W-pI.75.7:2-3, 6).
The light to which A Course in Miracles refers here is not the light by which the body’s eyes see. It is closer to the light of understanding – the light in which we know ideas or concepts, like “God is Love” or “mercy is justice recognized.”
Thus, we are not looking for a physical experience so much as a mindful one – one that is premised in abstraction and, as such, cannot be contained by a body (including a brain). After all, is the idea that “God is Love” limited to your brain? Your life?
If we can see the truth of this – and recall as well the core ACIM principle that ideas do not leave their source (T-26.VII.4:7) – then we will be well on our way to the happiness that is the course’s goal for us, and the necessary condition for our awakening unto oneness with God.