Salvation is my only function here

This post was written by DoctorJay on February 7, 2010
Posted Under: A Course In Miracles - workbook

Today was a much more effective day than yesterday as far as A Course in Miracles workbook is concerned. I wrote the thought of the day (Salvation is my only function here) on an index card. Because of the way my work is at this time I cannot stop for five minutes each hour. I managed to spend about an hour in the beginning of the day remaining in a still meditative sate repeating:

Salvation is my only function here.
Salvation and forgiveness are the same.

While I was in that deep meditative state my body disappeared and all that remained was the light, peace, happiness…

That set off the rest of the day in a wonderful way. Then every time I would get a chance I read: “Salvation is my only function here. Salvation and forgiveness are same.”

If something was starting to bother me even slightly I would read the other side of the index card: “Salvation is my only function. God is still love and this is not her will.”


From ACIM workbook:

Salvation and forgiveness are the same. They both imply that something has gone wrong; something to be saved from, forgiven for; something amiss that needs corrective change; something apart or different from the Will of God. Thus do both terms imply a thing impossible but yet which has occurred, resulting in a state of conflict seen between what is and what could never be.

Truth and illusions both are equal now, for both have happened. The impossible becomes the thing you need forgiveness for, salvation from. Salvation now becomes the borderland between the truth and the illusion. It reflects the truth because it is the means by which you can escape illusions. Yet it is not yet the truth because it undoes what was never done.

How could there be a meeting place at all where earth and Heaven can be reconciled within a mind where both of them exist? The mind that sees illusions thinks them real. They have existence in that they are thoughts. And yet they are not real, because the mind that thinks these thoughts is separate from God.

What joins the separated mind and thoughts with Mind and Thought which are forever One? What plan could hold the truth inviolate, yet recognize the need illusions bring, and offer means by which they are undone without attack and with no touch of pain? What but a Thought of God could be this plan, by which the never done is overlooked, and sins forgotten which were never real?

The Holy Spirit holds this plan of God exactly as it was received of Him within the Mind of God and in your own. It is apart from time in that its Source is timeless. Yet it operates in time, because of your belief that time is real. Unshaken does the Holy Spirit look on what you see; on sin and pain and death, on grief and separation and on loss. Yet does He know one thing must still be true; God is still Love, and this is not His Will


As I mentioned earlier today went real well. I will now do another long meditation based on today’s thought.

The meditation took about half an hour. I was at great peace and as I said that salvation and forgiveness are the same I remembered a few occasions where people had apparently mistreated me and instead of taking umbrage I forgave and was happy. Again I suppose a great question to ask is, “Do you want to be right or do you want to be happy.’

In order to be happy you have to love unconditionally and forgive unconditionally.  As A Course in Miracles says, when you forgive it is that it did not happen. Forgiving makes it disappear and bring salvation in stead of vengeance, hurt and illusions.

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