A COURSE IN MIRACLES Chapter 18 The Passing of the Dream

IX. The Two Worlds 1. You have been told to bring the darkness to light, and guilt to holiness.  And you have also been told that error must be corrected at its source.  Therefore, it is the tiny part of yourself, the little thought that seems split off and separate, the Holy Spirit needs.  TheContinue reading “A COURSE IN MIRACLES Chapter 18 The Passing of the Dream”

A COURSE IN MIRACLES Chapter 18 The Passing of the Dream

VIII. The Little Garden 1. It is only the awareness of the body that makes love seem limited.  For the body is a limit on love.  The belief in limited love was its origin, and it was made to limit the unlimited.  Think not that this is merely allegorical, for it was made to limitContinue reading “A COURSE IN MIRACLES Chapter 18 The Passing of the Dream”

A COURSE IN MIRACLES Chapter 18 The Passing of the Dream

VII.  I Need Do Nothing 1. You still have too much faith in the body as a source of strength. What plans do you make that do not involve its comfort or protection or enjoyment in some way? This makes the body an end and not a means in your interpretation, and this always meansContinue reading “A COURSE IN MIRACLES Chapter 18 The Passing of the Dream”

A COURSE IN MIRACLES Chapter 18 The Passing of the Dream

VI. Beyond the Body 1. There is nothing outside you. That is what you must ultimately learn for it is the realization that the Kingdom of Heaven is restored to you for God created only this, and He did not depart from it nor leave it separate from Himself. The Kingdom of Heaven is theContinue reading “A COURSE IN MIRACLES Chapter 18 The Passing of the Dream”

A COURSE IN MIRACLES Chapter 18 The Passing of the Dream

V. The Happy Dream 1. Prepare you now for the undoing of what never was.  If you already understood the difference between truth and illusion, the Atonement would have no meaning.  The holy instant, the holy relationship, the Holy Spirit’s teaching, and all the means by which salvation is accomplished, would have no purpose.  ForContinue reading “A COURSE IN MIRACLES Chapter 18 The Passing of the Dream”

A COURSE IN MIRACLES Chapter 18 The Passing of the Dream

IV. The Little Willingness 1. The holy instant is the result of your determination to be holy. It is the answer. The desire and the willingness to let it come precede its coming. You prepare your mind for it only to the extent of recognizing that you want it above all else. It is notContinue reading “A COURSE IN MIRACLES Chapter 18 The Passing of the Dream”

A COURSE IN MIRACLES Chapter 18 The Passing of the Dream

 III.  Light in the Dream 1. You who have spent your life in bringing truth to illusion, reality to fantasy, have walked the way of dreams.  For you have gone from waking to sleeping, and on and on to a yet deeper sleep.  Each dream has led to other dreams, and every fantasy that seemedContinue reading “A COURSE IN MIRACLES Chapter 18 The Passing of the Dream”

A COURSE IN MIRACLES Chapter 18 The Passing of the Dream

II. The Basis of the Dream 1. Does not a world that seems quite real arise in dreams?  Yet think what this world is.  It is clearly not the world you saw before you slept.  Rather it is a distortion of the world, planned solely around what you would have preferred.  Here, you are “free”Continue reading “A COURSE IN MIRACLES Chapter 18 The Passing of the Dream”

A COURSE IN MIRACLES Chapter 18 The Passing of the Dream

I. The Substitute Reality 1. To substitute is to accept instead. If you would but consider exactly what this entails, you would perceive at once how much at variance this is with the goal the Holy Spirit has given you and would accomplish for you. To substitute is to choose between, renouncing one aspect ofContinue reading “A COURSE IN MIRACLES Chapter 18 The Passing of the Dream”