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Release from Guilt

The body’s eyes see only form. They cannot see beyond what they were made to see. And they were made to look on error and not see past it.

These eyes, made not to see, will never see. For the idea they represent left not its maker [ego], and it is their maker that sees through them. What was its maker’s goal but not to see? For this the body’s eyes are perfect means, but not for seeing. See how the body’s eyes rest on externals and cannot go beyond. Watch how they stop at nothingness, unable to go beyond the form to meaning. Nothing [is] so blinding as perception of form. For sight of form means understanding has been obscured.

Let your awareness of your brother not be blocked by your perception of his sins and of his body. …You gave him not his holiness, but tried to see your sins in him to save yourself. And yet, his holiness is your forgiveness. Can you be saved by making sinful the one whose holiness is your salvation?

…reason sees a holy relationship as what it is; a common state of mind, where both give errors gladly to correction, that both may happily be healed as one. (A Course in Miracles, T-22.III.5:3-5;6;7:3,6-8;9:7. See also ACIM Text Made Simple.)

Only what is true has meaning. When we understand meaning, we are accepting Reality as It is. The ego is the denial of Reality and made the body with eyes that cannot see reality. It is impossible that the body’s eyes see anything that is true, having been made to see only illusion. This fact is the key to release from sin and guilt. Because everything the body’s eyes see is illusion, everything it sees is untrue. This means all our perceptions with the body’s eyes, which we interpret based on our past learning, are mistaken.

We need to choose a different Interpreter. The Holy Spirit is not blinded by the appearance of forms. He sees past them to the true meaning that lies beyond them all. He sees Love’s innocence everywhere. As we choose His interpretation in place of our own, we are accepting the Holy Spirit’s gift of our salvation. We are learning that sin is not true and could never be true. Therefore guilt is never justified.

The Holy Spirit’s function is to show us that we remain as God created us — whole, complete and sinless, shining in the Light of God’s Love. Today we choose the Holy Spirit’s interpretation in place of our own.

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