You are invited to recognize yourself as the Son of God who you are. What does that mean?
Man or his soul is already perfect in the heavenly order. But our mind can choose whom it wants to serve: God or the ego, love or fear. He cannot serve two masters who are going in completely opposite directions. To choose here, we have the free will.
“The free will was given to you for your own joy to create the perfect.” ACIM OE
It also says:
“The creation of the soul has already been accomplished completely, but the creation by the souls has not yet. God created the souls that He can rely on them because He created them completely. He gave them His peace so that they could not be shaken and would not be deceived. Whenever you are afraid, you are deceived and your mind does not serve the soul. This literally starves the soul by denying its daily bread. (…) If the will of the sonship and the father are one, your perfect accord is heaven.”
What can it look like when the will of the father and that of the son are one? How can we create the perfect and stop lovelessly creating, i.e. miscreating? We are offered reconciliation every second of the time, the opportunity to let our past go and to accept reconciliation at this moment. The world you see in a separate state is a dream, an illusion full of fear, anger, hatred and injustice. Nothing in this world is true and none of it is compatible with God’s will. God didn’t create the world like this. This is the world made by mankind detached from God – in their lovelessness, because God is love. And we can accept the grace of salvation from this terrible dream, accept healing in our minds and relationships.
“The innocent spirit can only honor people because honor is the natural greeting of the truly loved to their kind. (…) The innocence of God is the true state of mind of His Son. In this state, the mind of man actually sees God, and because he sees Him as He is, he realizes that reconciliation – and not sacrifice – is the only appropriate gift for His own altar, where nothing else than true perfection belongs .” ACIM OE
Is Heaven on Earth possible? Definitely!
“In this world you can become a spotless mirror from which the Holiness of your Creator shines forth from you to all around you. You can reflect Heaven here. Yet no reflections of the images of other gods must dim the mirror that would hold God’s reflection in it. Earth can reflect heaven or hell, God or the ego. You need but leave the mirror clean and clear of all the images of hidden darkness you have drawn upon it. God will shine upon it of Himself. ” OE T-14.42
Could you but realize for a single instant the power of healing what the reflection of God, shining in you, can bring to all in the world, you could not wait to make the mirror of your mind clean to receive the image of the holiness that heals the world. The image of holiness which shines in your mind is not obscure and will not change. Its meaning to those who look upon it is not obscure, for everyone perceives it as the same. All bring their different problems to its healing light, but all their problems are met only with healing there.” OE T-14.44
For this purpose, we were given the exercise book so that the daily exercises of the lessons cleanse our mind of any hidden darkness. All thoughts that God would not think can be confidently given to the Holy Spirit to undo them. Such is our resurrection and reawakening in our true identity as God created it.
You are the light of the world! Come and shine the way for others in the dark!