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Accept God’s Gifts

Holy Spirit to Robert:
Love walks with you in every moment. Let Love guide your vision and you will see Love shining on you from all around. You will feel Its beneficent grace and calm. Nothing will disturb your peace and your happy laughter will bring joy to all.

This is your natural state. This is God’s gift to you. Would you not accept this gift in place of the images of fear that you have made? God’s gifts are ever present, yours because it is His will.

Accept this gift. There is nothing else worthy of you. Nothing else will content you. This gift is your completion, forever yours. Bring this gift to everyone in your thoughts, everyone you see, everyone you meet, and you will know that you are Home.


Mary:
My practice for today is to give the time to receive God’s gifts of peace and joy. When I think about it, why would I not give the time to receive the awesome gifts of peace and joy? Happiness is mine if I will accept it.

My job today is to accept the gifts that are being given me by God every moment. In fact, when I think about it, what could be more important than this?

The way I receive God’s gifts is to put out the welcome mat to the Holy Spirit, Who shows me the truth of Love beyond the images of this world. As I let my mind be still, there are His gifts, waiting patiently for me to accept them. Today I am given another opportunity to be open to receive and extend God’s gifts. What a happy opportunity I am being given today. And I give thanks.

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Safety Lies Only in Love’s Oneness

Holy Spirit to Robert:
You who believe you are a body looking at an outside world of images cannot plan for your safety. The thought of separation that is the foundation of this world is the denial of safety. It is the denial of the certainty of Love’s oneness. Seek not for safety within the thought system of the denial of safety. Such an attempt is to follow the ego’s principle tenet: Seek and do not find.

Safety lies in what you are in truth — in Love, your true Self. What is one cannot threaten because there is no conflict within oneness. Here in oneness you will find your safety. You have never really lost it but you have blinded yourself to it by believing you are what you are not. The belief in separation is the denial of what you are. Let this belief go. It does not serve you.

Accept yourself as Love created you. This is the Atonement. This is the healing that everyone who believes they are in the world is searching for. Let every perception of danger, of loss, of uncertainty, be a reminder to turn to the memory of your Creator in your mind. Offer these thoughts to Him. Open your heart and mind to receive the joyous peace that comes with remembering the Love you are. Share this gift of Love with everyone, for in the sharing you affirm that it is yours.


Holy Spirit to Mary:
Today, decide to remember what is eternal… Open your mind to what is eternally true… Let the Light of truth shine away your belief in separation… Let yourself rest in the truth today… Only What is eternal is true.

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Let Yourself Be Carried

Holy Spirit to Robert:
Let yourself be carried today. You think you are getting tired of hearing this. But that perception is merely the ego defending its territory. The ego wants you to believe you are independent of God, separate and self-sufficient. To let yourself be carried would be to admit that you are not self-sufficient. This threatens the ego.

By letting yourself be carried you are demonstrating your willingness to accept your oneness with God. Can there be a more valuable lesson than this? This thought bears repeating often, for it is the way that will carry you to the lawns of Heaven, where God will joyfully carry you across threshold to your Home. Let yourself be carried today.


Mary:
To let myself be carried today, I need to be willing to step back and be led. I need to remember that I know nothing on my own. I must let go of the past and the future and be in the present moment. To let myself be carried I need to be willing to let my mind quiet and listen. To let myself be carried I must place all trust in God and not the ego. This is my practice today — to let myself be carried.

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Whose Hand Am I Holding?

Mary:
In this morning’s reading of A Course in Miracles, this is what stood out to me:

Never accord the ego the power to interfere with the journey. It has none, because the journey is the way to what is true. Leave all illusions behind and reach beyond all attempts of the ego to hold you back. I go before you because I am beyond the ego. Reach, therefore, for my hand because you want to transcend the ego. My strength will never be wanting, and if you choose to share it you will do so. I give it willingly and gladly, because I need you as much as you need me. (T-8.V.6:4-10)

My practice today is to ask myself frequently, “Whose hand am I holding right now?” I know that there are only two choices, the ego’s or the Holy Spirit’s. I can tell which thought system I am joined with by the level of peace and joy I am feeling in the present moment. If I recognize that I am not in a place of peace, I have the opportunity to choose once again. This time I join with the Hand that is always there for me to lift me out of ego thinking to return to my true nature, which is eternal peace and Love.

I give thanks for the helping Hand that is always there to help me transcend the ego when I am willing. Today is another opportunity to practice joining with the truth instead of illusions.


Holy Spirit to Robert:
The Love in you is always truly helpful because It sees everything as part of Itself. Love sees no adversaries, no competition, nothing to compare Itself with because nothing is outside of Love. Hold the hand of Love in all your doing today and you will be truly helpful.

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A Happy, Light-Filled Journey

Holy Spirit to Mary:
Be willing today to allow yourself to realize that everything you see through the body’s eyes is merely image-making. This practice will soften your hold on thinking that this dream of separation is real. This practice will help you hear the song of Heaven and feel the presence of God’s eternal peace.

Giving yourself the time to recognize that all the body’s senses are there just to perceive separation softens your belief in death. It helps to let the veil be lifted so that you can see through the eyes of Christ. The sights of the world grow dim as awareness of eternity draws near. You still see the world but you don’t take it so seriously. Your natural inner joy rises to the surface and you laugh easily.

You know your purpose here is to share the awareness of the one Son’s innocence with everyone. This journey is happy and fulfilling. You see Love everywhere and celebrate the truth that nothing has happened to change God’s one Son. This is your practice today. Enjoy!


Holy Spirit to Robert:
Follow the Light of Love in all your doing today. Let It guide your way. All forms in the world will reflect the Light of Love when you follow Its lead. All your doing becomes a blessing to all, including you. All your thoughts bring the blessing of Love with them as you follow Love’s Light. Let this be your focus today and you will have a Light-filled day.

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Rest in Love

Mary:
Today my practice is to remember that I rest in God. I rest in universal Love. Because time is an illusion, I rest in Love eternally. I am as Love created me and so is everyone I perceive in the dream. This is my practice today, to return this truth again and again and again today. I rest in God. I rest in Love, as Love.

In the dream it appears as if I have many things to do today. As I am willing to remember that I rest in Love, I can take each thing as it comes and still do it, remembering all the while that I rest in Love. If I am willing, this practice can smooth out my day. This practice can help me return to the truth if I find myself getting caught up in thinking anything should be different than the way it shows up in the dream. This practice brings me peace and a sense of gentleness and comfort.

I rest in God. I rest in Love. And everyone rests there with me. Oh what happiness this remembering brings!


Holy Spirit to Robert:
It is impossible to be absent from Love, though it is possible to be unaware of It. The belief in separation brings fear with it because it is the belief in being without Love. Believing you are without Love, you do not recognize it, though it is everywhere to be seen and experienced.

If you perceive someone as unloving or afraid of Love, it is simply a symbol of the belief that it is possible to be without Love. The antidote is always Love. Your function is to extend Love. It is not your function to determine the form in which to extend It in the dream of form. Of yourself you cannot know what would be helpful. Let the Holy Spirit direct the form while you remember that you remain as Love created you.

If you believe that it is your job to correct a brother, you are attempting to take on a function that is not yours. Your only function is to Love. In the dream of forms, that function is reflected as forgiveness, letting go of the past, letting go of judgment. Focus on this with an open heart and let Me guide your expression of forgiveness and Love in the dream of form. Joined with Me, we are truly helpful in the awakening.

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The Forgiven World

Holy Spirit to Mary:
You can remember that the past is gone and that you are in Heaven now. The way you do this is to hand over all your thoughts to Me. I will show you the difference between the real and the unreal. As you see separation’s unreality, peace will return to your conflicted mind. You need no longer struggle with illusions. Just hand them over and be open to receiving the truth.

The Light has come. As you allow the veil to be lifted, the truth that is always there is allowed to return to your mind. Fear disappears and what is true remains. The Love and peace of God are true for eternity and you along with every brother deserve to return to what is true. Let today be a day of practice in allowing Me to return your mind to what is forever true. Forgiveness is the means. Let that time be now.


Robert:
What stood out to me today as we read A Course in Miracles, Chapter 17, Section II. The Forgiven World, was this:

The real world is attained simply by the complete forgiveness of the old, the world you see without forgiveness. The Great Transformer of perception will undertake with you the careful searching of the mind that made this world, and uncover to you the seeming reasons for your making it. In the light of the real reason that He brings, as you follow Him, He will show you that there is no reason here at all. (T-17.II.5:1-3)

This makes it very clear to me that to experience the real world of complete forgiveness, I need the real reason that the Holy Spirit brings. Within the thought system of separation there is no reason. So while I am aligned with the thought of separation, I have no reason to use for forgiveness. If I attempt to search my mind on my own, it simply becomes the ego examining itself. Then this self-examination is used for self-judgment, since that is all the ego does.

Forgiveness requires the help of the Holy Spirit. As I am willing to bring all my thoughts and perceptions to the Holy Spirit, He will work with me to show me the mistaken ideas and uncover the seeming reasons on which these perceptions are based. As I allow myself to accept His real reason, I will learn that there is no reason for any of my perceptions. With this recognition, these perceptions will be easily let go, making way for perception of the real world. Thank you, Holy Spirit, for being ever present, ready to offer your kind and gentle transformation.

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