“You are free to establish your kingdom where you see fit, but the right choice is inevitable if you remember this:
“Spirit is in a state of grace forever.
“Your reality is only spirit.
“Therefore you are in a state of grace forever.” (ACIM, T-1.III.5)
Jesus likes syllogisms, using them from time to time in A Course in Miracles. Because our reality is always and only spirit, we are healed when the physical, illusory, body is not healed. Or does not appear to be so.
But we live in a state of grace. We can call upon God at any time, though in ACIM, the emphasis is upon calling on the Holy Spirit, Who mediates between God and us. The Holy Spirit is our Teacher, our Guide, God’s Voice with us. Only in A Course of Love do we move to seeing the inner Christ Self as the source of guidance.
But we are focusing on what reality really is, and we see that it is spirit. Our spirit animates our bodies. And assures us survival beyond death of the body. Life everlasting is a real gift that we sometimes question. But here we see the bottom line: Spirit survives the death of the body.
Our spirits are in a state of grace. What a blessing! This in itself gives us a good day, just to dwell on that truth. We have been justified in the sight of God. We have nothing to fear, nothing at all.
This quotation places reality in the realm of the non-physical, where it will always and only be. The physical is an illusory reality, not true reality at all. So when we see pain in the physical, we can know, right off, that it is illusory. We create our own reality, and in this spirit reality, we are always and forever one with God. We are a part of Him.
We need dwell on nothing more. God animates us.
Would you give God a good day today?
4 thoughts on “Spirit Is in a State of Grace Forever”
Thank you for sharing. Wonderful quote and post. I would comment on your assertion that pain is illusion. I see what you’re saying here but for me, only my own pain is an illusion. Others’ pain is more real than I am. We have to remember, I believe, that Love is our fulfillment and our True Nature so anything that could lead to hard-heartedness towards others is not Truth. I am sure you did not intend what you wrote to be interpreted this way but you might see how it could be.
Thank you. I didn’t intend anything about hardheartedness toward others. Their pain is real, not an illusion, to them, and they deserve our compassion. Always.
This view of illusion is part of what I call the “ideal” level of the writing in A Course in Miracles. We are not there yet, because most of us don’t see pain and suffering as illusion. Even in ourselves.
God is with us every day..guiding, nurturing, caring, respectful and kind…and just when you lose sight of him..there he is, to ask..why did you question me..why did you lose sight of me,,I was there all the time..through belief in god tour dreams will be delivered..god is love.