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What Is Time For?

What is time for? I answer this question for myself in every moment. If I am feeling fearful, angry, guilty, sad or worried about what is to come, I am using time to make separation seem real. When I practice letting Holy Spirit be my interpreter of everything I see and experience, and let Him help me let go of the past, I use time as a means to wake up from the dream and remember my true Identity.

This choice is made in every moment. It is the choice between hell and Heaven, imprisonment and freedom, illusion and reality. Today I will practice choosing the path to Heaven and I am grateful that the Holy Spirit is in my mind to guide me.

This morning I received a very simple message for my practice for today: “Let go and let God.” My practice is to remember this as frequently as possible today, and practice what it says. That’s all I need to remember — let go and let God.

As I practice this right now, I feel a gentleness and a sense of ease that I did not feel before… It really works! I am going to be gentle with myself today by letting this be my guiding Light all through the day. “Let go and let God.” That is all I need.

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Holy Spirit to Robert:
Anticipation is a form of thinking about the future. It can be applied to the desirable and the undesirable. But because it is in time and not attending to now, it is illusion and does not serve you. It blocks your awareness of the quiet joy that is here now.

Be vigilant for thoughts of anticipation and offer them to the Holy Spirit, leaving them in His hands to wash them clean of empty images and return to you the Love that is all meaning. As you use this practice to let go of meaningless thoughts in time, you let go of the world — you forgive. It does not seem that anticipation is unforgiveness, but it is an attempt to make a world in time, independent of God. To know your Self in God, the world in time must be let go, for it stands between you and the awareness of changeless Love.

Let today be a day of practicing vigilance against anticipation and for the happy present.

It often seems daunting to remember that there is no time — there is no past and there is no future. There is only the eternal present in the Mind of Love. But just because it seems daunting doesn’t mean that it is a lesson to be put off or delayed. This lesson is here for me now and the circumstances are putting this lesson right in my face. I know that every lesson that comes to me is there to help me see what is not truly helpful and, with Holy Spirit’s help, move past it to greater freedom.

The truth is only God is here now and forever. I can’t be outside of Heaven. My opportunity today is to accept the truth as true and not try to replace it with stories of a past or future. My opportunity today is to relax, step back and let the Holy Spirit carry me into the awareness of the eternal present. Here there is no anticipation, because there is no future and no past. Today is a perfect opportunity to allow my mind to be healed by the Holy Spirit, our one true Self. And I give thanks.

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Let Love Flow Freely

This symbol of being a surfer riding Holy Spirit’s Wave is helpful for me. Everything I need in the present moment is in Holy Spirit’s Wave. I just need to follow the Wave. If I try to make plans of my own, I lose connection with the Wave. The way to maintain the connection is to stay in peace. Vigilance is required because I am breaking an old habit of trying to make my own wave. But as long as I am following, the ride is effortless because I am not trying to usurp the role of the Holy Spirit.

Along with this symbol it is helpful for me to remember that all form has no meaning of its own. The only meaning anywhere is Love. If my peace is disturbed by any appearance, it can only be a mistaken meaning I am giving an image that disturbs me. Love brings only peace with It. So as I practice stepping back into peace, I see past the appearance to the Love and flow easily along Holy Spirit’s wave.

Today is another day to practice seeing beyond images to let Love flow freely.

Holy Spirit to Mary:
Remember that you rest in God today… Remember that you rest in Love… Let go of everything but Love… Let Love be in charge… Follow as Love leads you… This how to be truly helpful. Let the happiness that is inherent in Love lead you safely to the eternal Truth.

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Accept and Extend Peace

In our reading in A Course in Miracles Text this morning, this was particularly helpful: “Peace will be yours because His peace still flows to you from Him Whose Will is peace. You have it now. The Holy Spirit will teach you how to use it, and by extending it, to learn that it is in you.” (ACIM T-13.XI.8:4-6)

I am being reminded here that God’s peace is still flowing to all of us. We all have it now. My job is to listen to the Holy Spirit Who will teach me how to accept peace and extend peace. This is how I can be truly helpful. This is my real job today behind the mundane physical duties that show up through the day. Accepting peace and extending peace is our one deeper purpose. It is what each day is really for. And I give thanks.

I am learning that the appearances in the world are form and are therefore not content. The only real content in any moment is Love. And in this world there can also be a call for love when there is belief in lack. This is the only meaningful content in anything in the world.

The ego is incapable of recognizing content because it cannot understand Love. Consequently the ego always reacts to form, oblivious to content. When I pay attention to the ego, the world is full of conflict and change. Nothing can be counted on. Even periods of seeming happiness do not last when they are based on form.

The way to move past the uncertainty of the world is to look past the forms to the content. I cannot do this while I believe I am on my own. But the Holy Spirit in my mind is ever-present ready to show me the real content beyond the form. To receive His gift, I need to redirect my attention by focusing on maintaining a state of peacefulness and to practice listening for His kind and gentle guidance. Today I would walk with Him and see as He sees, for I would remember that I dwell in Love.

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Your True Identity Lacks Nothing

Yesterday I had an experience in which I perceived that someone was asking me for the moon. I reacted with defensiveness, believing that I could not give what was being asked for. Recognizing that I was not in peace and therefore was not perceiving truly, I took time to step back and return to a peaceful state of mind.

As I returned to peace and opened to the Holy Spirit’s inspiration, I recognized the call for help that the request represented. My initial reaction was a reaction to the form, not the content. As I became clearer on the content of the request, I softened, letting down the defenses that blocked my vision and interfered with inspiration. I recognized that there is another way of looking at this. I do want to be helpful. I do want to extend Love. I want to recognize the truth that there is nothing to fear.

I am not yet sure of the form in which this helpfulness will be expressed, but I am confident that in peace I will be inspired to be truly helpful and that there will be blessings for everyone. I would be truly helpful today.

Holy Spirit to Mary:
Today let yourself be carried… Relax, step back and let inspiration come to you… Wait in a place of quiet… Open your mind to the Light of truth, and let in peace and joy… Let yourself remember that you have all that is real… Let yourself remember that your true Identity lacks nothing…  Be still and listen.

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Accepting Guidance

This is my prayer today: I open to Your beingness of peace… I let all concerns melt in Your healing Light… I remember we are all safe in Your Love, no matter what our dreams look like… I practice resting in Your Light today… I open to receiving your inspiration about what anything means in the world… I am grateful for Your guidance all through the day. Amen.

I have a deep desire to follow Holy Spirit’s lead. Particularly, I want to be sure that I am following Holy Spirit’s lead with the selection of a property for Pathways of Light in Florida. I am seeing now that the ego has used this desire as an excuse for efforting as I ‘try’ to figure out what is Holy Spirit’s plan. This comes up with futurizing — trying to figure out the plan ahead of time. I think I will be more safe if I know what’s coming. I am placing more trust in having a plan for what’s coming than in Holy Spirit’s loving and gentle guidance. All this efforting and figuring out a plan for the future reflects a lack of trust in the Holy Spirit’s guidance and an underlying belief in my unworthiness of Holy Spirit’s care.

My prayer today is this: Holy Spirit, help me to remember your Love and sure protection. Help me to remember that I am the Self that God created, still one with Him and safe in Heaven. This is all I really need and want. Thank you.

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The Peace Beyond Appearances

Holy Spirit to Robert:
You think it is your job to sort, organize, interpret and understand the images the body’s eyes present to you. Because the images are illusions, all this effort accomplishes nothing. While you seem to be in this world, the body’s eyes will present an endless stream of images. At the same time, your mind parades its own images from the past, trying to thread them together to make up images of the future. Do not deny that you experience this, for this is the way the ego makes the world seem real. But do deny that any of these images have any meaning. You do this by refusing to interpret any image on your own.

Walk with Me and hold My hand today. Share your thoughts, interpretations and images with Me. I will take them in peace and return them to you washed free of conflict and show you the truth that lies beyond the images. Walk with Me today by keeping your attention on peace. I am in the peaceful part of your mind that remembers What you are. I am always present, reminding you that beyond all appearances is the Love of God that you are. Walk with Me today and be at peace.

As I open to the Holy Spirit this morning, the thought that comes to me is, “Peace to my mind. Let all my thoughts be still.” This is very simple and direct and to the point. It says it all. This is my practice for today. My focus now is on accepting the peace that is mine and let it lead me to awakened perspective.

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