For many years in my study of A Course in Miracles, I ignored the tiny but very important three-letter word, “for.” This little word makes a big difference when we look at what the Holy Spirit can do for us.
In preparing for my From Anxiety To Love Masterclass, I searched the Web Edition of ACIM (published by the Foundation for Inner Peace) and below you will find the compiled quotes that speak to what the Holy Spirit (or Jesus or the Christ within) does for us. A downloadable printer-friendly version (in English and Spanish) is available at the bottom of this post.
When I read these quotes all together, it brings me into an experience of feeling carried and cared for by the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit does so much for us! No wonder why the ego gets insulted:
And it is very hard for you to realize it is not personally insulting that your contribution and the Holy Spirit’s are so extremely disproportionate. (ACIM, T-18.IV.7:4)
The ACIM quotes below demonstrate that the Holy Spirit does these things (and more) for us (some references refer to what Jesus or the Christ within does for us). She/He:
- Undoes error for us
- Decides for God for us
- Removes hallucinations (illusions) from our mind for us
- Keeps error unreal for us
- Knows our value for us
- Remembers God’s will for us
- Interprets for us
- Accomplishes for us
- Awoke for us
- Remembers for us
- Judges for us
- Sees for us
- Learns for us
- Unlearns for us
- Makes decisions for us
- Does for us
- Transcends time for us
- Remembers eternity for us
- Let’s healing be done for us
- Solves problems for us
- Calls upon Heaven for us
- Responds for us
- Forgives all things.
Here are the “for you” quotes in A Course in Miracles. I suggest reading each one slowly, taking in the meaning behind the words. You can click on any of the references to see the quotes in context. Enjoy:
“If you allow yourself to feel guilty, you will reinforce the error rather than allow it to be undone for you.” (ACIM, T-5.VII.5:5)
“That is why I suggested before that you remind yourself to allow the Holy Spirit to decide for God for you.” (ACIM, T-6.V-B.6:5)
“If you do not want them on the basis of loss of peace, they will be removed from your mind for you.” (ACIM, T-8.I.2:6)
“Forgiveness through the Holy Spirit lies simply in looking beyond error from the beginning, and thus keeping it unreal for you. ⁴Do not let any belief in its realness enter your mind, or you will also believe that you must undo what you have made in order to be forgiven.” (ACIM, T-9.IV.5:3-4)
“I know your value for you, and it is this value that makes you whole” (ACIM, T-10.III.7:5)
“You must ask what God’s Will is in everything, because it is yours. ⁶You do not know what it is, but the Holy Spirit remembers it for you.” (ACIM, T-11.I.8:5-6)
“Let the Christ in you interpret for you” (ACIM, T-11.VI.3:9)
“What has been accomplished for you must be yours.” (ACIM, T-12.II.6:4)
“I will awaken you as surely as I awakened myself, for I awoke for you.” (ACIM, T-12.II.7:2)
“Yet Christ has placed the Atonement on the altar for you.” (ACIM, T-12.III.10:5-6)
“You do not remember how to look within for you do not believe your home is there. ⁵Yet the Holy Spirit remembers it for you, and He will guide you to your home because that is His mission.” (ACIM, T-12.IV.5:4-5)
“You will judge against yourself, but He will judge for you.” (ACIM, T-12.VII.12:8)
“And He sees for you, as your witness to the real world.” (ACIM, T-13.V.9:4)
“Even in sleep has Christ protected you, ensuring the real world for you when you awake. ⁴In your name He has given for you, and given you the gifts He gave. ⁵God’s Son is still as loving as his Father.” (ACIM, T-13.VI.13:3-5)
“The Holy Spirit will undo for you everything you have learned that teaches that what is not true must be reconciled with truth.” (ACIM, T-13.XI.11:1)
“The truth is true. ⁴Nothing else matters, nothing else is real, and everything beside it is not there. ⁵Let Me make the one distinction for you that you cannot make, but need to learn. ⁶Your faith in nothing is deceiving you. ⁷Offer your faith to Me, and I will place it gently in the holy place where it belongs. ⁸You will find no deception there, but only the simple truth. ⁹And you will love it because you will understand it.” (ACIM, T-14.II.3:3-9)
“If you would be a happy learner, you must give everything you have learned to the Holy Spirit, to be unlearned for you.” (ACIM, T-14.II.6:1)
“Forget Him not and He will make every decision for you, for your salvation and the peace of God in you.” (ACIM, T-14.III.14:7)
“Why would you struggle so frantically to anticipate all you cannot know, when all knowledge lies behind every decision the Holy Spirit makes for you?” (ACIM, T-14.III.16:3)
“The Holy Spirit will not delay in answering your every question what to do. ⁵He knows. ⁶And He will tell you, and then do it for you. ⁷You who are tired will find this is more restful than sleep.” (ACIM, T-14.IV.6:4-7)
“The Holy Spirit, Who remembers this for you, merely teaches you how to remove the blocks that stand between you and what you know. ⁶His memory is yours.” (ACIM, T-14.IV.9:5-6)
“And only the Holy Spirit can answer God for you, for only He knows what God is. ⁵Everything else that you have placed within your mind cannot exist” (ACIM, T-14.IV.10:4-5)
“The Holy Spirit asks of you but this; bring to Him every secret you have locked away from Him. ²Open every door to Him, and bid Him enter the darkness and lighten it away. ³At your request He enters gladly. ⁴He brings the light to darkness if you make the darkness open to Him. ⁵But what you hide He cannot look upon. ⁶He sees for you, and unless you look with Him He cannot see. ⁷The vision of Christ is not for Him alone, but for Him with you. ⁸Bring, therefore, all your dark and secret thoughts to Him, and look upon them with Him. ⁹He holds the light, and you the darkness. ¹⁰They cannot coexist when both of You together look on them. ¹¹His judgment must prevail, and He will give it to you as you join your perception to His.” (ACIM, T-14.VII.6:1-11)
“The gift that you refused is held by Him in you. ⁷The Holy Spirit holds it there for you.” (ACIM, T-14.IX.3:6-7)
“Every dark lesson that you bring to Him Who teaches light He will accept from you, because you do not want it. ⁸And He will gladly exchange each one for the bright lesson He has learned for you.” (ACIM, T-14.XI.4:7-8)
“There are no dark lessons He has not already lightened for you. ⁷The lessons you would teach yourself He has corrected already. ⁸They do not exist in His Mind at all.” (ACIM, T-14.XI.9:6-9)
“He would but have you accept His accomplishments as yours, because He did them for you. ³And because He did, they are yours.” (ACIM, T-14.XI.10:2-3)
“Time is your friend, if you leave it to the Holy Spirit to use. ²He needs but very little to restore God’s whole power to you. ³He Who transcends time for you understands what time is for.” (ACIM, T-15.I.15:1-3)
“Give the eternal instant, that eternity may be remembered for you, in that shining instant of perfect release. ¹¹Offer the miracle of the holy instant through the Holy Spirit, and leave His giving it to you to Him.” (ACIM, T-15.I.15:10-11)
“In this season (Christmas) which celebrates the birth of holiness into this world, join with me who decided for holiness for you.” (ACIM, T-15.III.7:1)
“It is because I learned for you that you can learn of me.” (ACIM, T-15.III.9:3)
“And let all your relationships be made holy for you.” (ACIM, T-15.XI.10:12)
“Do not use empathy to make the past real, and so perpetuate it. ⁷Step gently aside, and let healing be done for you.” (ACIM, T-16.I.3:6-7)
“Leave Him His function, for He will fulfill it if you but ask Him to enter your relationships, and bless them for you.” (ACIM, T-16.I.7:9)
“You have never given any problem to the Holy Spirit He has not solved for you, nor will you ever do so. ²You have never tried to solve anything yourself and been successful. ³Is it not time you brought these facts together and made sense of them?” (ACIM, T-16.II.9:1-4)
“Call upon Him, for Heaven is at His Call. ⁷And let Him call on Heaven for you.” (ACIM, T-16.VI.12:6-7)
“In the holy instant this is done for you in time, to bring you the true condition of Heaven.” (ACIM, T-16.VII.9:7)
“Yet what you give to truth to use for you is safe from fantasy.” (ACIM, T-17.I.2:6)
“He was created to see this for you, until you learned to see it for yourself.” (ACIM, T-17.II.1:8)
“Give the past to Him Who can change your mind about it for you.” (ACIM, T-17.III.7:8)
“For as the whole thought system of the ego lies in its gifts, so the whole of Heaven lies in this instant, borrowed from eternity and set in time for you.” (ACIM, T-17.IV.11:8)
“This is the time for faith. ²You let this goal be set for you.” (ACIM, T-17.V.6:1-2)
“Let it enter, and it will call forth and secure for you the faith you need for peace.” (ACIM, T-17.VIII.2:6)
“To substitute is to accept instead. ²If you would but consider exactly what this entails, you would perceive at once how much at variance this is with the goal the Holy Spirit has given you, and would accomplish for you.” (ACIM, T-18.I.1:1-2)
“Let Him fulfill the function that He gave to your relationship by accepting it for you, and nothing will be wanting that would make of it what He would have it be.” (ACIM, T-18.V.5:6)
“There are the laws of limit lifted for you, to welcome you to openness of mind and freedom.” (ACIM, T-18.VI.14:4)
“Time has been saved for you because you and your brother are together.” (ACIM, T-18.VII.6:3)
“Such is the message that I gave them for you.” (ACIM, T-19.IV-B.3:2)
“Give it to Him to judge for you, and say:
⁸Take this from me and look upon it, judging it for me.
⁹Let me not see it as a sign of sin and death, nor use it for destruction.
¹⁰Teach me how not to make of it an obstacle to peace, but let You use it for me, to facilitate its coming.” (ACIM, T-19.IV-C.11:7-10)
“And offer thanks to God that he is holy, and has been given the gift of holiness for you.” (ACIM, T-19.IV-D.16:3)
“Behold the gift of freedom that I gave the Holy Spirit for you.” (ACIM, T-19.IV-D.17:6)
“Your chosen home is on the other side, beyond the veil. ²It has been carefully prepared for you, and it is ready to receive you now.” (ACIM, T-20.II.8:1-2)
“And yet, have faith that He Who sees the gift in you and your brother will offer and receive it for you both.” (ACIM, T-20.V.7:9)
“Open the holy place that you closed off by valuing the “something else,” and what was never lost will quietly return. ⁴It has been saved for you. ⁵Vision would not be necessary had judgment not been made. ⁶Desire now its whole undoing, and it is done for you.” (ACIM, T-20.VIII.1:3-6)
“Be happy, and you gave the power of decision to Him Who must decide for God for you.” (ACIM, T-21.II.3:6)
“And when you wander, He reminds you there is but one. ⁵His faith and His belief and vision are all for you. ⁶And when you have accepted them completely instead of yours, you will have need of them no longer.” (ACIM, T-21.III.4:4-6)
“For He Who loves the world is seeing it for you, without one spot of sin upon it, and in the innocence that makes the sight of it as beautiful as Heaven.” (ACIM, T-21.III.9:9)
“Let all this madness be undone for you, and turn in peace to the remembrance of God, still shining in your quiet mind.” (ACIM, T-23.I.8:9)
“He has not lost the power to forgive you all the sins you think you placed between him and the function of salvation given him for you.” (ACIM, T-24.II.7:1)
“In you is all of Heaven. ²Every leaf that falls is given life in you. ³Each bird that ever sang will sing again in you. ⁴And every flower that ever bloomed has saved its perfume and its loveliness for you.” (ACIM, T-25.IV.5:1-4)
“And how great will be your joy, when he is free to offer you the gift of sight God gave to him for you!” (ACIM, T-25.V.5:5)
“To give a problem to the Holy Spirit to solve for you means that you want it solved. ⁶To keep it for yourself to solve without His help is to decide it should remain unsettled, unresolved, and lasting in its power of injustice and attack.” (ACIM, T-25.IX.7:5-6)
“The little problems that you keep and hide become your secret sins, because you did not choose to let them be removed for you. ²And so they gather dust and grow, until they cover everything that you perceive and leave you fair to no one.” (ACIM, T-25.IX.9:1-2)
“It is not difficult to understand the reasons why you do not ask the Holy Spirit to solve all problems for you.” (ACIM, T-26.II.1:1)
“This is the Cause the Holy Spirit has remembered for you, when you would forget.” (ACIM, T-28.I.8:1)
“Forgiveness-for-Salvation is His task, and it is He Who will respond for you.” (ACIM, S-2.III.2:7)
“The Holy Spirit in you forgives all things in you and in your brother.” (ACIM, T-9.III.7:4)
Other amazing quotes I found in this search:
“You cannot see the Holy Spirit, but you can see His manifestations. ²And unless you do, you will not realize He is there. ³Miracles are His witnesses, and speak for His Presence. ⁴What you cannot see becomes real to you only through the witnesses that speak for it. ⁵For you can be aware of what you cannot see, and it can become compellingly real to you as its presence becomes manifest through you. ⁶Do the Holy Spirit’s work, for you share in His function. ⁷As your function in Heaven is creation, so your function on earth is healing. ⁸God shares His function with you in Heaven, and the Holy Spirit shares His with you on earth. ⁹As long as you believe you have other functions, so long will you need correction. ¹⁰For this belief is the destruction of peace, a goal in direct opposition to the Holy Spirit’s purpose.” (ACIM, T-12.VII.4:1-10)
“Whenever you fully realize that you know not, peace will return, for you will have invited Him to do so by abandoning the ego on behalf of Him. ⁵Call not upon the ego for anything; it is only this that you need do. ⁶The Holy Spirit will, of Himself, fill every mind that so makes room for Him.” (ACIM, T-14.XI.13:4-6)
“Once you accept His plan as the one function that you would fulfill, there will be nothing else the Holy Spirit will not arrange for you without your effort. ⁵He will go before you making straight your path, and leaving in your way no stones to trip on, and no obstacles to bar your way. ⁶Nothing you need will be denied you. ⁷Not one seeming difficulty but will melt away before you reach it. ⁸You need take thought for nothing, careless of everything except the only purpose that you would fulfill.” (ACIM, T-20.IV.8:4-8)
“Be you perfect as Myself, for you can never be apart from Me.” (ACIM, T-28.VI.6:5)
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Find the Spanish translation here.
Thank you so much Corinne. This is wonderful- going to print out and keep in my journal. Much love to you 💗
Much love to you too, Elizabeth! xo
Many thanks for this Corinne. I, like others, am saving it to read, reread, and savor!
This is brilliant and so helpful, Corinne! I love how we are each gifted with different “ahas” from the course. This is just one example of the richness of the course that I expect to mine for many lifetimes. God is indeed doing FOR me what I cannot do myself! Lovingly, Arlene
Hi Arlene, I’m so glad it’s helpful. What a relief that so much is done FOR us!
Thank you so much Corinne!! I absolutely LOVE your list and all the references. This is a true gift which will be used!
You are most welcome, Denise! I’m so glad it will be put to good use. xo
Deeply felt that we are held in Truth.
Beautiful. I feel the same.
Thank you so much Corinne !
I will read your post certainly again to take in all the treasures!
Only recently my relationship to Love ( Holy Spirit) has been strengthened in that way that I trust her really ( not only saying the words)) and giving issues over to her. For example my blame towards a family member. Although I have worked on that a lot there is still some remnants left. But as I want to be completely free of it gave this gladly to Love to do it for me. No longer my business now. I don’t know how and when will this occur but I am very confident it will happen.
Thank you for putting this together for us, Corinne! How fortunate we are to be so loved and this list is a great reminder.
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Thank you, Corinne. Very much appreciated and taken deeply to heart!
I woke up this morning with the thought, “Life feels like a burden.”
Then,”I need to find my purpose!”
Reading your email prompts me to remember and practice surrendering myself and all my misperceptions to the Holy Spirit,
Who will make my life choices FOR me, if I will let Her/Him!
Thank you, Corinne, for your inspiration!