The song begins again which had been stopped only an instant, though it seems to be unsung forever. Only the creations of the light are real.


This is a beginning, not the end. You are not alone. Whatever troubles you, be certain the answer is already given to you. You know the way to solve all problems, and resolve all doubts. The certainty is yours. Be certain of arriving home as is the pathway of the sun laid down before it rises, after it has set, and in the half-lit hours in between. Indeed, your pathway is more certain still. Peace is stronger than war because it heals. When you meet anyone, remember it is a holy encounter. As you see him you will see yourself. As you treat him you will treat yourself. The real questions are, what do you treasure, and how much do you treasure it? Once you have learned to consider these questions and to bring them into all your actions, you will have no difficulty in clarifying the means. The means are available whenever you ask. The correct focus will shorten it immeasurably. Rest does not come from sleeping but from waking. For true perception is a remedy with many names. Forgiveness, salvation, atonement, true perception, all are one. The miracle is therefore a sign of love among equals. Equals should not be in awe of one another because awe implies inequality.

“Be not afraid. We only start again the journey long ago begun that but seems new. We have begun again upon a road we travelled on before and lost our way a little while. And now we try again.”

Written on the basis of A Course in Miracles (1975) by Helen Schucman