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Relax into Happiness

As I learn to relax and let go of the past with all its judgments, I return to the joy that is my natural state as Love’s creation. Whenever I am judging, am not relaxed. This is because I am trying to hang onto a false image of what I am and force it to take the place of Truth. This effort does not change Truth but it does make me unaware of It.

The practice of stepping back and relaxing helps me soften my grip on the past so that I can open my mind and heart to the joy of now. This is my practice today.


When I am willing to relax into happiness, I am letting go of the reins. I am letting go of control. I am letting myself be carried by the peace and Love of God. My mantra today is relax and follow… Relax and follow… This is how I allow myself to have a happy day.

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Easy Does It

When I think of myself as a body that lives in a world of constant change, I am tempted to think that I am not safe. I am tempted to believe in ideas that involve planning for the future to make myself safe. I am recognizing that this whole scenario is simply buying in to the ego’s thought system once again.

The way out of this is to practice frequently stepping back and opening my mind to the ease and peace that comes from my true Self, the Holy Spirit. I am reminded to relax and open to the truth that I am Spirit. I am not a body, and I still remain as the unlimited Love of my Creator. As I return to the truth, I am reminded once again that everyone is the same unlimited Love that I am.

I am reminded that safety surrounds us all and no real harm can come to anyone in truth. We all are the eternal Spirit of Love and nothing else. Accepting the truth puts my mind at ease. Gentleness and kindness replace thoughts of fear and scarcity. Today my practice is to allow the truth of Love’s oneness to return to my mind.


My only function is to forgive, or let go of believing that I could possibly be separate from Love’s Oneness. Holy Spirit, help me to recognize the barriers I hold up against Love’s Presence. With Your help I can lay down these barriers and welcome the unlimited Love that is my true Self. With Your help I will see everyone and everything as that same unlimited Love. Form can seem to hide the truth but cannot change it. With Holy Spirit’s help I will see past forms today to the truth of Love.

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I Am Not a Body. I Am Free.

All sense of lack, vulnerability, unhappiness and dissatisfaction comes from believing I am a body. I don’t have to believe in this false image of what I am. A false image cannot be real, nor can it change what is real.

This is good news, because it means that I can let go of the false image and what is real will automatically take its place in my awareness. I will remember that the strength and Love of God are in me. I will remember that I have everything I need and I am perfectly safe. I will experience God’s joy as mine.

Today I ask the Holy Spirit to help me recognize the false image and let it go.


Freedom comes from remembering that all separate images are false. When I am lost in dreams of separation from Love’s oneness, it appears that there is great reason to be apprehensive and afraid. But the good news is that I can join with my inner Teacher Who shows me that all forms of separation are equally unreal. I don’t have to buy into fearful dreams.

I have a Friend in my mind That helps me see past illusions to the truth of Love’s oneness. I have a Friend That can bring me the awareness of the holy instant, if I am willing. I have a Friend That shows me that in truth there is nothing to fear, no matter what the dream may look like. We are all still as God created us. We are all still safe in the eternal Love of God and nothing has really happened to change God’s one Son.

Today my practice is to let this eternal truth return to my mind. Here is where true freedom lies.

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Willingness to Accept Christ’s Vision

My focus for today is on being open to receive Holy Spirit’s gift of Christ’s vision. To receive His gift today, I must be willing to hand over all my images and perceptions to Him. I must be willing to give time to let my mind be quiet and open to the Light of truth. I must be willing to allow the gentle healing rains of truth to cleanse away all my false perceptions. This is how I put the “welcome mat” out to receive Christ’s vision, and through Christ’s vision I receive all that I need to know.


The ego thinks it has a vision of the future. But its vision is only a projection of the past and therefore is based on fantasy. Christ’s vision is now and forever. Christ’s vision is recognized when the past is let go with no attempt to overlay the past on the future. This is why forgiveness is the key to welcoming Christ’s vision.

The more I remember that of myself alone I do not know what anything means so that I do not attempt to use the past to interpret the present, the more I am open to Christ’s vision, which is always now. This is my practice for today.

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Give Every Fear to God

When anything seems to you to be a source of fear, when any situation strikes you with terror and makes your body tremble and the cold sweat of fear comes over it, remember it is always for one reason; the ego has perceived it as a symbol of fear, a sign of sin and death. Remember, then, that neither sign nor symbol should be confused with source, for they must stand for something other than themselves. …Confronted with such seeming uncertainty of meaning, judge it not. Remember the holy Presence of the One given to you to be the Source of judgment. Give it to Him to judge for you, and say:

Take this from me and look upon it, judging it for me. Let me not see it as a sign of sin and death, nor use it for destruction. Teach me how not to make of it an obstacle to peace, but let You use it for me, to facilitate its coming. (A Course in Miracles T-19.IV.C.i.11:1-2,5-10)

Today if something doesn’t go the way we think it should, our practice is to give it to God instead of deciding what anything means on our own. In Holy Spirit’s Hands, we will be led to peace instead of conflict, to love instead of fear. It is worth the practice. It is worth the vigilance.

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Happiness Comes with Forgiveness

Judgment and unhappiness always occur together. My prayer today: “Holy Spirit, help me to recognize when I am judging. Help me to release those judgments into your Hands. I am willing to let them go. With Your help, I will look past them to the Light of Love in my brothers, Whose Light will shine on me, reminding me that I am one with them in Love. This is how I will know happiness.


Happiness comes with forgiveness. If I observe that I am not feeling happy, my opportunity is to forgive or hand over the thoughts I am holding on to to the Holy Spirit for a thought reversal. This is how I am awakened from the dream of separation. This is how I am freed from the pain of judgment.

My practice for today is to observe the level of happiness I am allowing in the present moment. My practice for today is to hand over all unhappy thoughts to the Holy Spirit and allow my mind to be transformed. This is how I let go, open to the truth and let healing be.

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See the Love

A Course in Miracles tells us in many ways that if we want to be happy, we just need to accept our Self as Love created It. Joy is an attribute of Love. If I’m not experiencing perfect joy, I’m denying the Love that I am. The world is a depressing place because it is an image that makes the denial of Love seem real.  The antidote is quite simple: We just need to accept the Love we are.

My practice today is to join with Holy Spirit, our one Self, to see the Love everywhere. Joining is the key to seeing the Love, because Love is one and cannot be seen apart. Today I will affirm to myself, “See the Love.” This will remind me to join with Holy Spirit’s vision and remind me of the Love I am.


In order to see the Love, I must be willing to let go of my barriers to Love. I must be open to Holy Spirit’s thought reversal. I must be willing to have my thoughts be corrected. That is why today’s practice is devoted to maintaining vigilance to receive the Light of truth. That is all I want. That is all I need. This is how I see the Love.

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