“There is no need for help to enter Heaven for you have never left. But there is need for help beyond yourself as you are circumscribed by false beliefs of your Identity, Which God alone established in reality. Helpers are given you in many forms, although upon the altar they are one. (M87)”
Affirmation: “May I recognize my Helpers.”
This is a lovely passage, but one that may be hard to believe. Have we really never left Heaven? It certainly seems that we have.
The passage refers to the larger Self of which we are a part; this Self has indeed never left Heaven. The “false beliefs of your Identity” refer to the falling into the egoic state of mind, from which we would escape. We can escape by turning to the Helpers given us–the Holy Spirit (of primary importance), Jesus, other brothers and sisters, the Course itself, and the like. We are not alone in this world, and we would do well to reach out for help back Home.
It is a very loving thought to realize that we have never left Heaven. If we keep this one point in mind, it will lead us to the “limitless release” and “pure joy” that the Course speaks about elsewhere.
May I realize the beauty of the fact that my Self has never left Heaven. Thank You for this reassurance. May I know where to turn and what to do to realize Heaven.
I appreciate the reassurance that You offer me continually. Help me to live through this day and to make of it a good day.
Workbook Lesson for Day 86:
These ideas are for review today:
Only God’s plan for salvation will work.
Holding grievances is an attack on God’s plan for salvation.