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Nothing real can be threatened. Nothing unreal exists. (Intro)

Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love. They are performed by those who temporarily have more for those who temporarily have less. (p. 1)

Perfect love casts out fear. If fear exists, then there is not perfect love. (p.12)

Corrective learning begins with the awakening of spirit, and the turning away from belief in physical sight. (p. 22)

There are no idle thoughts. (p. 27)

Only those who give over all desire to reject can know that their own rejection is impossible. (p. 43)

The ego lives by comparisons. (p. 52)

The ego cannot survive without judgment. (p. 54)

Love will immediately enter into any mind that truly wants it. (p. 55)

Anger involves projection of separation, which must ultimately be accepted as one's own responsibility, rather than being blamed on others. (p. 84)

The ego does not want to teach everyone all it has learned, because that would defeat its purpose. (p. 109)

The ego seeks to divide and separate.  Spirit seeks to unify and heal. (p. 110)

When you meet anyone, remember it is a holy encounter. As you see him, you will see yourself ... for in him you will find yourself or lose yourself. (p. 132)

Do not ask Spirit to heal the body. Ask rather that Spirit teach you the right perception of the body. (p. 146)

A therapist doesn't heal, he lets healing be. (p. 161)

You will remember everything the instant you desire it wholly. To desire wholly is to create. (p. 164)

What is healing but the removal of all that stands in the way of knowledge. (p. 188)

Remember that those who attack are poor. Their poverty asks for gifts, not further impoverishment. (p. 206)

Recognize what doesn't matter, and if your brothers ask you for something, do it because it doesn't matter. (p. 206)

The world is only in the mind of its maker. Do not believe it is outside of yourself. (p. 207)

If you did not feel guilty, you could not attack. (p. 220)

Don't deny yourself the message of relief that every brother offers you now. (p. 229)

God calls and you do not hear, for you are preoccupied with your own voice. (p. 232)

When everyone is welcome to you as you would have yourself be welcome to your Father, you will see no guilt in you. (p. 246)

The hidden can terrify not for what it is, but for its hiddenness. (p. 265)

The search for love is but the honest searching out of everything that interferes with love. (p. 267)

Nothing you see means anything alone. (p. 268)

Clean but the mirror and the message shines forth. (p. 271)

The holy instant is the recognition that all minds are in communication. Every thought you would keep hidden shuts off communication. (p. 289)

What you would hide is hidden from you. (p. 290)

You have so little faith in yourself because you are unwilling to accept the fact that perfect love is in you, and so you seek without for what you cannot find within. (p.293)

To the ego, the mind is private. (p. 296)

Fantasies are the veil behind which truth is hidden. (p. 316)

Whenever your thoughts wander, enter with Him into a holy instant, and there let Him release you. He needs only your willingness to share His perspective to give it to you completely. (p. 323)

There is nothing outside you. (p. 358)

Heaven is not a place or a condition. It is merely an awareness of perfect oneness. (p. 359)

Let your self be one with something beyond it. (p. 361)

It is impossible to seek for pleasure through the body and not find pain. (p. 386)

Like any communication medium, the body receives and sends the messages that it is given. It has no feeling for them. All of the feeling with which they are invested is given by the sender and the receiver. (p. 387)

You are afraid of God because you fear your brother. This brother who stands beside you still seems to be a stranger. (p. 393)

Give faith to one another, for faith and hope and mercy are yours to give. (p. 394)

The world the holy see is beautiful because they see their innocence in it. (p. 401)

The world believes in sin, but the belief that made it as you see it is not outside you. (p. 401)

In your brother is the light. See him as sinless, and there can be no fear in you. (p. 402)

Seek not to change the world, but choose to change your mind about the world. (p. 415)

Perception selects, and makes the world you see. (p. 425)

Reason cannot see sin, but can see errors. (p. 428)

When you feel defensive about anything, you have identified yourself with an illusion. You therefore feel weak because you're alone. (p. 446)

The memory of God comes to the quiet mind. (p. 457)

A decision is a conclusion based on everything you believe. (p. 464)

The special have enemies, for they are different and not the same. (p. 465)

The death of specialness is not your death, but your awakening into life eternal. (p. 469)

The miracle but calls your ancient name. (p. 518)

Pain's purpose is the same as pleasure, for they both are means to make the body real. (p. 537)

The miracle comes quietly into the mind that stops an instant and is still. (p. 547)

No one who hates but is afraid of love, and therefore must be afraid of God. He knows not what love means, he fears to love and loves to hate, and so he thinks that love is fearful, hate is love. (p. 563)

Are you afraid to find a loss of self in finding God? (p. 565)

Seek not outside yourself, for all your pain comes simply from a futile search for what you want, insisting where it must be found. (p. 573)

It is never the idol that you want, but what you think it offers you. (p. 587)

Let forgiveness be the substitute for fear. This is the only rule for happy dreams. (p. 590)

Only the self-accused condemn. (p. 606)

The holy ones whom God gave you to save are everyone you meet or look upon, not knowing who they are, all those you saw an instant and forgot, and those you knew a long while since, and those you will meet yet, the unremembered and the not yet born. (p. 618)

Every choice you make establishes your own identity as you will see it and believe it is. (p. 621) 


II.   Workbook

I see only the past. (p. 11)

My mind is preoccupied with past thoughts. (p. 13)

I can escape from the world I see by giving up attack thoughts. (p. 34)

God is in everything I see. (p. 45)

I am constantly trying to justify my thoughts, to make them true. (p. 82)

All thoughts have power. They cannot be without effect. (p. 87)

Forgiveness allows love to return to my awareness. (p. 89)

Above all else I want to see. (p. 91)

I could see peace instead of this. (p. 93)

There is nothing my holiness cannot do. (p. 95)

God is the light in which I see. (p. 98)

God is the mind in which I think. (p. 98)

God is the love in which I forgive. (p. 99)

God does not forgive, because he has never condemned. (p. 99)

The blameless cannot blame, and those who have accepted their innocence see nothing to forgive. Forgiveness is the means by which I will recognize my innocence. It is the reflection of God's love on earth. (p. 99)

There is nothing to fear. (p. 99)

Everyone and everything I see will lean toward me and bless me. I will recognize in everyone my dearest friend. (p. 99)

What could there be to fear in a world that I have forgiven, that has forgiven me? (p. 99)

There is not a moment in which God's voice fails to direct my thoughts, guide my actions, and lead my feet. (p. 99)

Without your smile, the world cannot be saved. (p. 177)

His voice awaits your silence, for His word can not be heard until your mind is quiet for a while. (p. 220)

What you see reflects your thinking. And your thinking but reflects your choice of what you want to see. (p. 231)

To know yourself is the salvation of the world. (p. 237)

There is no world apart from your ideas because ideas leave not their source, and you maintain the world within your mind in thought. (p. 237)

You can never be released alone. (p. 237)

The world ... is a place whose purpose is to be a home where those who claim they do not know themselves can come to question what it is they are. And they will come again until the atonement [at-one-ment] is accepted (p. 261)

Forgiveness is the key to happiness. (p. 268)

All that I give is given to myself. (p. 268)

If I defend myself, I am attacked. (p. 269)

No one can suffer loss unless it be his own decision. No one can grieve, nor fear, nor think him sick unless these are the outcomes that he wants. And no one dies without his own consent.  Nothing occurs but represents your wish, and nothing is omitted that you choose. Here is your world, complete in all details. Here is its whole reality for you. And it is only here salvation lies. (p. 274)

The power of decision is my own. (p. 274)

You will not see the light until you offer it to all your brothers. (p. 278)

Ideas leave not their source. Change your mind about yourself and healing will follow. (p. 311)

God is but love, and therefore so am I. (p. 324)

In my defenselessness my safety lies. (p. 324)

I am among the ministers of God. (p. 324)

I will step back and let Him lead the way. (p. 324)

I am at home. Fear is the stranger here. (p. 325)

There is no cruelty in God. (p. 327)

It is but your thoughts that bring you fear. (p. 365)

It is impossible to be hurt except by your own thoughts. (p. 365)

I will be still an instant and go home. (p. 378)

He who would not forgive must judge. (p. 391)

I rule my mind, which I alone must rule. I thus set it free to do the will of God. (p. 400)

Let every voice but God's be still in me. Today we let no ego thoughts direct our words or actions. When such thoughts occur, we quietly step back and look at them, and then we let them go. (p. 411)

My holy vision sees all things as pure. (p. 417)

I have indeed misunderstood the world, because I laid my sins on it and saw them looking back at me. How deceived was I to think that what I feared was in the world, instead of in my mind. (p. 418)

Let all things be exactly as they are. (p. 419)

I will not use the body's eyes today. (p. 420)

The Word of God is given me to speak. (p. 424)

I can be hurt by nothing but my thoughts. (p. 428)

The hush of heaven holds my heart today. (p. 430)

Perception is but a mirror, not a fact. What I look on is my state of mind reflected outward. (p. 441)

This instant is the only time there is. (p. 443)

Perception follows judgment. Having judged, we therefore see what we would look upon. (p. 446)

The future is but an extension of the present. (p. 447)

Fear binds the world. Forgiveness sets it free. (p. 458)

I never see my brother as he is, for that is far beyond perception. What I see in him is merely what I wish to see, because it stands for what I want to be truth. (p. 460)

I am affected only by my thoughts. (p. 461)

Anger comes from judgment. (p. 467)

Each (of us is) a miracle of love. (p. 468)

Miracles mirror God's eternal love. (p. 468)

From the oneness that we have attained, we call to all our brothers, asking them to share our peace and consummate our joy. (p. 469)

My sinless brother is my guide to peace. (p. 470)

Judgment and love are opposites. From one comes all the sorrows of the world. From the other comes the peace of God. Judgment will bind my eyes and make me blind. (p. 470)

Forgiveness is truth's reflection. Behold his sinlessness and be you healed. (p. 473)

Our brother is the way, the truth, and the life. (p. 475)

Let me share a holy instant with you.


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