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Undoing The Way We See Things Now109

Lesson 75

The Light Has Come

The light has come. You are healed and you can heal. The light has come. You are saved and you can save. You are at peace and you bring peace with you wherever you go. Darkness and turmoil and death have disappeared. The light has come.

2. Today we celebrate the happy ending to your long dream of disaster. There are no dark dreams now. The light has come. Today begins the time of light 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 you see a different world, because the light has come.

3. Our exercises for today will be happy ones, in which we offer thanks for passing of the old and the beginning of the new. No shadows from the past remain to darken our sight and the world forgiveness offers us. Today we will accept the new world as what we want to see. We will be given what we desire. We will to see the light; the light has come.

4. Our longer practice periods will be devoted to looking on the world our forgiveness shows us. This is what we want to see, and only this. Our single purpose makes our goal inevitable. Today the real world rises before us in gladness, to be seen at last. Sight is given us, now that the light has come. We do not see the ego’s shadow on the world today. We see the light, and in it do we see Heaven’s reflection lie across the world.

5. Begin the practice period by telling yourself the glad tidings of your release.110

The light has come.

I have forgiven the world.

     Dwell not upon the past today. Keep a completely open mind, washed of all past ideas and clean of every concept you have made. You have forgiven the world today. And you can look upon it now as if you never saw it before. You do not know yet what it looks like. You merely wait to have it shown to you.

6. While you wait, repeat several times, slowly and in complete patience:

The light has come.

I have forgiven the world.

     Realize that your forgiveness entitles you to vision. Understand that the Holy Spirit never fails to give the gift of sight to the forgiving. Believe He will not fail you now. You have forgiven the world. He will be with you as you watch and wait. He will show you what true vision sees. It is His will, and you have joined with Him. Wait patiently for Him. He will be there. The light has come. You have forgiven the world.

7. Tell Him you know you cannot fail because you trust in Him. And tell yourself you wait in certainty to look upon the world He promised you. From this time forth, you will see differently. Today the light has come. And you will see the world that has been promised you since time began, and in which is the end of time made sure.

8. The shorter practice periods, too, will be joyful reminders of your release. Remind yourself every quarter of an hour or so that today is a time for special celebration. Give thanks for mercy and the love of God. Rejoice in the power of forgiveness to heal your sight completely. Be confident that on this day there is a new beginning. Without the darkness of the past upon your eyes, you cannot fail to see today. And what you see will be so welcome that you will gladly extend today forever. Say, then:

The light has come.

I have forgiven the world.

9. Should you be tempted, say to anyone who seems to pull you back to darkness:

The light has come.

I have forgiven you.

10. We dedicate this day to the serenity in which God would have you be. Keep it in your awareness of yourself and see it everywhere today, as we celebrate the beginning of your vision and the sight of the real world, which has come to replace the unforgiven world you thought was real.[1]

[1] A Course in Miracles Complete & Annotated Edition

Footnote 109. Isaiah 60:1-5 (RSV): “Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.” The next verses (2-5) continue with themes relevant to this lesson: Because the light of God has shined on you, it is now your light. This light banishes darkness and ushers in a new world.

Footnote 110. Luke 1:19 (KJV): “And the angel answering said unto him, I am “Gabriel, that stand in the presence of God; and am sent to speak unto thee, and to shew thee these glad tidings.”

Personal Notes:

‘The light has come.” I am healed and I can heal, Praise the Lord! I am a healed healer in Christ Jesus the Power of God in me that raises dead to Life. I am saved and I can save. I am at peace and I bring peace with me everywhere I go. Darkness and turmoil and death have disappeared. The light has come. Today begins the time of light for me and everyone. It is a new era, in which a new world is born. The Light has come. I offer thanks for the passing of dark dreams and the beginning of a new world born. The light has come. No shadows of the past remain to darken my sight and the world forgiveness offers me. Forgiveness entitles me to vision the Holy Spirit never fails to give the gift of sight to the forgiving. He will not fail me. I experienced a good work out in this exercise this morning

by briefly falling to the temptation of engaging in the illusion that darkness and turmoil offers, in offering forgiveness Holy Spirit did not fail to give me sight and remembrance that The light has come. Peace is with me and I bring peace everywhere I go. The light has come. I have forgiven the world and people. I dedicate this day to the serenity in which God would have me be. I pray for all my brothers, sisters, and myself for continued guidance, wisdom, discernment, protection and illumination of purpose in The Way, The Truth, The Life in Christ Jesus, Amen. Thank you for sharing with me. Walk in Love my friend!

God is Love

Love is God

I choose Love

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