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Accepting the Reality of Present Love

If all but loving thoughts have been forgotten, what remains is eternal. And the transformed past is made like the present.

For the present is forgiveness.

It is still up to you to choose to join with truth or with illusion. But remember that to choose one is to let the other go. Which one you choose you will endow with beauty and reality, because the choice depends on which you value more. The spark of beauty or the veil of ugliness, the real world or the world of guilt and fear, truth or illusion, freedom or slavery—it is all the same. For you can never choose except between God and the ego. Thought systems are but true or false, and all their attributes come simply from what they are. Only the Thoughts of God [Love] are true. And all that follows from them comes from what they are, and is as true as is the holy Source from which they came. (A Course in Miracles, T-17.III.5:3-4;8:2;9. See also ACIM Text Made Simple.)

The test of truth is perfect peace. If we experience anything but perfect peace, we have chosen illusion in place of truth. We always have instant feedback that tells us what we have chosen. In every instant we have the option to choose differently. Whether we experience a seemingly minor disturbance or a sense of terror, we still have a choice.

Ever present in our mind, the Holy Spirit is ready and willing to help us make the choice for truth. We need only be willing to offer the perception that is “threatening us” to Him, with willingness to receive His kind correction. He will strengthen our willingness with His. As we are receptive to His correction, He will show us the truth of What we are in place of the guilty shadows of the past that we have identified with. He will show us the changeless Love we are. He will show us that we remain united with our Creator, sharing His invulnerability and Love. He will show us the Reality of now.

Each time we practice this, the seeming reality of the illusions we have perceived will fade and the Reality of changeless Love will become more clear, for we are letting go of the past and accepting the eternal present.

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