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Have a Happy Day

Holy Spirit to Robert: Do you want to have a happy day? Then let Me take the lead. My goal for you I share with God and it is your perfect happiness. Give up your private plans; your wishes to have things the way you want them. On your own you have no idea what will make you happy or bring you pain. Your “database” for decision making is incomplete and leads inevitably to flawed decisions. My database is All That is.

What I bring to you not only assures you happiness, but also gives the same gift to all your brothers. Would you not want to share this gift? Of course you would, because there is no greater joy than this! The more you practice turning over all your choices to Me, the greater will be your joy; the greater will be your peace.

  I am seeing the value of just letting go of the thoughts that come into my mind. I don’t have to fight them. I don’t have to judge them. What is most helpful is just simply to step back and give them over to the Holy Spirit — just let them go because I see that they mean nothing and are nothing. They have no value to me. They are merely not important. This empty space makes room for what is important. This is true simplicity. This is the true meaning of “I need do nothing” that the Course speaks of. As I simply practice letting go, what is really there will show up. Peace comes to a quiet and open mind.

Holy Spirit to Dorie:
  Keep it simple. See only Love. Walk in Love. Be the Love. You will find the Love in the peace of silence.

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There Is Only Oneness

Holy Spirit to Mary:  There is only Oneness. There is only Love. Let yourself soak in this remembering as you go through your day. There is only oneness in God’s Love. What is real is God’s Love. Anything else is not real. Let yourself soak in that remembering today. Let it bring you peace.

Today take any thought that does not reflect God’s Love to your inner Teacher for it to be undone. Let the Light of Love shine all thoughts of being separate and alone, weak and vulnerable, sick and tired. Let the Holy Spirit shine all these false ideas away.

You are only Love, because Love is all there is. Rest in Love today. Feel Love’s innate peace and happiness and extend it to every brother.

God is but Love and therefore so am I. I would be set apart for no other purpose. Love is all there is. It matters not what I am doing. It matters not where I am. All that matters is the knowledge that I am Your Love.

Self to Annie:
  When you look at your thoughts with Holy Spirit, all thoughts that aren’t true or loving will fall away. Only Love will remain in your mind because only loving thoughts belong there. Consecrate your mind to Holy Spirit today and the remembrance of Love will softly return to your mind.

Holy Spirit to Sharyn:
Be you so blessed as you remember your oneness with Me. Remembering the truth that you are Love and so is everyone else is probably the most important thing for you to do. Things that you think are important sometimes mean nothing. What is important is that you see your brothers as one with you. Just as you took Jesus off the pedestal and he became one with you, this must be done with all your brothers and sisters.

You are not better than anyone and no one else is better than you. There is only one you. There is only one Mind, which is the Mind of God. It is all the same, one Mind of God. There are no differences. Seeing yourselves as one with every brother and sister will change your minds forever. There will be no going back to separation. Oneness will prevail.

  In many places in the Course we are invited to take our brother’s hand. This gesture is a symbol of our acceptance of our brother as one with us. It is only through this acceptance of oneness that we will experience the Home we never truly left. As we are able to release the past and open our hearts to the joyous and loving present we move toward the full experience of being the Love of God.

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All Your Needs Are Met

Holy Spirit to Robert: All your needs are met. Do not judge the means with which they are met. Do not judge the form in which they are met. Do not judge the time in which they are met. Just be willing to receive.

It is your unwillingness to receive that got you into this world, this dream of loss and lack. It is the unwillingness to receive that needs to be forgiven and released. Every moment is a lesson. It is your choice what the lesson becomes to you. You choose between a lesson in pain and loss or a lesson in healing and release. Be willing today to accept God’s limitless, eternal gift. In your acceptance comes the peace of God.

Holy Spirit to Mary:
  You accept the peace of God through the practice of consistently stepping back and relaxing your hold on the world. You accept the God’s Gift by relaxing and letting go of the worldly thoughts that circle in your mind. You accept God’s Gift by giving the time to let go and let God. Consistently practice this today. God’s Gifts are yours. This is how you receive your inheritance. This is how you remember What you are and Where you are. This is Where your eternal happiness lies.

Self to Annie:
  Give yourself the gift of freedom by choosing to see innocence instead of guilt. This is the same as choosing Love instead of fear. You can do this by activating your power of choosing. You can start right now.

Holy Spirit to Sharyn:
  True abundance is giving and receiving and realizing they are one and the same. Sometimes, when one is a big giver, they do not know how to receive. They don’t feel worthy. They don’t know how to accept. It is important to remember you deserve all of God’s Gifts. In order to have them, you must receive them. Be open to receive.

When you give, you are giving to the whole, which includes yourself. When you receive, you are receiving for the whole, which helps heal others also. As you allow yourself to receive from others, you are also giving them the gift of giving. They get to feel how happy it is to give. You will be happy to receive, knowing it is not just for yourself, but for all. Loving yourself wholly is learning to receive and give in equal proportion. Blessed are they that learn that lesson.

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Joyous Laughter

Mary:  In my awakening process, I really need to look closely at where I am making the error real, where I am still making the world real. I still get caught up in the story as if it were real. I still take it too seriously at times.

The section we read today in A Course in Miracles reminded me once again that my job is to forgive, or let illusions go. As Love’s extension, I have everything that is real because I am one with All that is real. The Course tells me that having and being are the same. My opportunity today is to, once more, not decide what anything means on my own. My job is not to make decisions on my own. Today, my job is to consistently step back and listen. My job is to consistently accept the peace that is my inheritance.

From this place of peace, I will be told exactly what to do, where and when. From this place of peace, I will be reminded that everything I see through the body’s eyes is but an illusion. I will be reminded very gently not to take it so seriously. I will be reminded once again that the truth of oneness is true and that separation — separate bodies — could never be real in truth. It is only as I am willing to soften and step back from an illusion of a separate world that seems to be outside me that I will be brought to truth.

Today I have a choice. I have another opportunity to practice allowing the Holy Spirit alone to guide my thoughts. In truth I am not a separate person. In truth I am eternal Spirit, one with all Love. It is my opportunity to remember this.

Holy Spirit to Dorie:
Let a well of joyous laughter spring from deep within your Spirit. Know that as a Child of God, all is already provided. There is no lack. My Creation never suffers lack, but only eternal Love, eternal Spirit, eternal growth. Spring forth with joy, my eternal Child of God.

Holy Spirit to Robert:
Joy comes with joining in Love. This is joyous because it is the experience of reuniting with your Self. It is your Homecoming. Every circumstance, every relationship offers you the joy of Homecoming. The way to receive the joy is to accept your oneness in Love.

Judgments stand between you and the experience of the joy that is eternally yours. The joy does not go away. It is simply not experienced, because you believe you have separated yourself from it, when you believe that judgment is possible. Turn over all your thoughts of judgment to Me and I will help you lay them aside, so you can accept your inheritance and discover that you are still at Home in Heaven.

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I Choose to Be Love’s Messenger

Robert:  Do I want to be a messenger of ego, or Love? That is my choice in every moment. If I judge, see guilt, see pain and suffering as real, I am ego’s messenger. When I look past appearances to see the reality of Love everywhere, I am Love’s messenger. I only choose to be ego’s messenger when I am still holding beliefs in the reality of separation in some way. This is a call for forgiveness. It is a call to offer this belief and these thoughts to the Holy Spirit and to hold my mind open to His loving correction.

Whenever I am carrying ego’s messages, I am not at peace. Thus lack of peace is my signal to turn to Spirit. I am grateful that I am becoming less and less tolerant of disturbances to my peace. I offer the disturbances more quickly to the Holy Spirit and thus I am experiencing increasingly deeper levels of peace. I thank God for the gift of His voice in my mind that is ever present to gladly receive my offerings of mistaken beliefs and is ever ready to give me God’s peace in exchange.

Today I will continue the practice of offering each unpeaceful thought to the Holy Spirit and accepting God’s Love in exchange.

Mary:  Today my job is to stay in the present moment. I need practice in this, because my mind often jumps to the future and wonders how things are going to work out. I need to be vigilant about this and, when I see that futurizing is going on in my mind, to simply stop and return again to opening my mind to the Holy Spirit.

When I remember to do this, I experience a gentle softening about the future. I remember that everything is all right right now and everything will be all right in the next now moment. It reminds me to place the future in the Hands of God. It reminds me to let go and let God. It reminds me that I do not know my own best interest, but the Holy Spirit does. It reminds me to take my hands off the reins and hand them over to the Holy Spirit.

The Holy Spirit knows what would be in the best interest for everyone concerned. My job is to step back, relax and be receptive to Holy Spirit’s peace. In that place of peace, I do remember that I will know everything I need to know, whenever I need to know it. I remember to let go and let God.

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I Rest in God

Robert:  My heart is filled with gratitude. I have the means to walk past all thoughts and images of fear and limitation. I cannot lose it because the means is in my mind. God goes with me wherever I go. His Voice is ever present, ready to offer me the gift of complete release. I need only be willing to release my fearful and limiting images to the Holy Spirit to receive His vision in its place.

Christ’s Vision shows me that only Love is real. It shows me that what I thought might harm me is not real and cannot have a real effect on the certainty that God placed in me as part of Himself. I rest in this certainty, content and at peace. I rest in God.

Mary:  I rest in God. This is the most important thing for me to remember as I go through each day. I rest in God. When I remember this, it changes everything for me. When I forget this, I get caught up in the stories of the world and make them real in my mind.

I rest in God. This is my saving grace. It is so simple, so compact. When I am willing to remember, I get relaxed. I soften. I hand over the thoughts that I am making real in my mind in the moment. I rest in God. What a beautiful gift I give myself when I am willing to remember these simple four words.

As I am willing to remember, I am given in the moment all that I need to be truly helpful in the present moment. This is my job today and every day: To remember that I rest in God eternally. I still am eternal Spirit, as God created me.

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Trust in God’s Plan

Robert:  By outward appearances, I am in a place of more uncertainty than I can remember. I have no idea what the future holds. I do not know what the form of my service will look like in the future.

I have come to see this state as a great blessing. Even though the future seems more uncertain than ever, I feel greater peace than I have ever felt. I know what to do today, right now. The future is in God’s Hands. What could be more certain than that? In His Hands, the future can only bring the blessings of perfect happiness and perfect peace.

Fear thoughts about the future do cross my mind, but I am increasingly able to quickly pass them on to Holy Spirit and let them go. Occasionally a “big one” comes along that takes a little longer for me to let go. I have great gratitude for what I have learned through practicing the lessons and the principles of A Course in Miracles. It has brought me to a deeper level of peace.

My five year plan is to follow Holy Spirit’s plan every day in the present moment. Nothing more, nothing less. Peace comes with remembering what’s my job and what’s not my job. It is not my job to make any plans on my own. It is my job to have an open mind and heart to follow Holy Spirit’s plan. That’s all.

This seems to take a lot of trust. But it’s not that I don’t already have the trust. The trust is always in me because I was created with it. Trust only seems hard because I have believed in illusions, which are inherently unstable and untrustworthy. That experience fosters doubt. Doubt is simply the effect of trying to bring the past to the present. Forgiveness is the way to release doubt. Forgiveness comes with the practice of turning over my mistaken beliefs to the Holy Spirit for His gentle correction.

Today I know what I am to do. That is enough. I am grateful that the Holy Spirit, my Self, is my strength and my Guide. I need nothing else.

Holy Spirit to Mary:
  Today, choose peace. When ego thoughts come up, hand them over to the Giver of peace. If you are not feeling peaceful, you have not yet handed some unforgiving thought over to peace. This is your job today. Doing this consistently through the day puts you in a state of grace. This is where you are truly happy.

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