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Decide for Peace and Happiness

Mary:  Today I am being asked to remember one thing: That in truth, I rest in God. It appears that I have a lot to do today — mail the Spanish version of course 1101 to students waiting for them; begin the process of entering the translation of course 1002 into the computer; mail 24 sets of five courses to Sharyn in the Pathways office in Kiel, and continue work on preparing the audio for the video of the Undoing the Ego four-day workshop.

Stopping frequently today to remember that I rest in God will be very energizing as I go through my day. This frequent practice of stepping back to remember the truth will also give Holy Spirit a chance to give me inspiration throughout the day. Today my practice is to remember that I rest in God, no matter what appears to be “happening” in the dream.


Robert:
  Today we read “Rules for Decision” at the beginning of Chapter 30 in the ACIM Text. It reminded me that in every decision I always choose an advisor, either the ego or the Holy Spirit. What I experience shows me which advisor I have chosen. If I’m not experiencing peace and happiness I have decided with the ego. I can acknowledge that I am not happy with the effect of my choice so I must have decided wrongly. I can open my mind and heart to the Holy Spirit as my Advisor and choose again.

Today I will practice mindfulness of what I am experiencing and feeling. And if I am not at peace in any moment, I will step back and choose the Advisor Who will decide with me for happiness and peace.

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Listen in the Now Moment

Mary:  Today my job is to ask myself frequently, “What is truly important? What is my highest priority today?” If I am honest with myself, I will remember that what is truly important is to awaken to the truth.

The way I do this is to humbly step back and let myself be led. As I let myself be led, it happens naturally that I am led to what is truly helpful for that moment. This requires vigilance in remembering that on my own I know nothing. Bringing my learning from the past is not the answer. Listening in the now moment to Holy Spirit is the answer that brings consistent true happiness. I am grateful that I have an inner Teacher That is patiently leading me Home.

Today I am willing to practice once again to step back and listen. What I truly need in the moment comes from this practice.


Holy Spirit to Dorie:
  Any day you need but hold one thought, always present in your mind:

Your happiness is found in My Love as you extend that Love to others.


Holy Spirit to Robert:
  Be vigilant for peace. As you practice being mindful of your level of peace, and pausing to open to greater peace when you notice any disturbance, you keep your mind and heart open to My guidance. You keep your mind and heart open to the expression of Love. This is how you stay truly helpful. This is how you have a happy day. Stay in peace. Be happy.

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Love’s Song

Robert:  Today we read in Mary Gerard’s book, “Visions of Illumination,” a message from God: “Allow Me to love you.” God is eternally singing a love song to us, His Creation. His Love Song is the eternal extension of Love, all inclusive, without limit.

To know the Love He is extending, we need only allow It in. The barriers we have built against God’s Love are simply mistaken thoughts of being separate. Through forgiveness we open our hearts and allow Love in. This is why the practice of forgiveness is essential to opening our hearts to the experience of Love. It is how we allow God to Love us.

Today I will be vigilant only for God, only for Love. I do this by being mindful of my thoughts and taking any thought that does not bring the experience of peace and happiness and love to the Holy Spirit and opening my heart to His gentle correction. This is how I will open my heart to God’s Love song.


Holy Spirit to Annie:
Love is Love’s own answer. Love calls on Love and Love is its only response. This means that Every One has the ability to respond to Love because Every One is Love extended from the One Heart. This is the song that has been playing for all eternity. Find it in your own heart and sing along.


Holy Spirit to Dorie:
  You now see that possession of form is not the receipt of Love. As you open to My Love, therein you find the only way to extend Love to others. Love transcends time and space and is eternal. As you walk through life receiving Love from Me, only then can you truly extend Love to others from a pure heart.


Holy Spirit to Mary:
  Let today be a happy day by allowing Love’s Song to flow through you. When you are receiving and extending Love’s Song, you know it by the happiness, sense of well being and joy you feel. Enjoy Love’s Song today.

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See Only the Love in Others

Holy Spirit to Robert: Having an opinion about someone’s behavior or words is a defense against Love. You would rather pay attention to the image you are seeing than to the unity of Love in your heart. This is the way you hold yourself in hell while remaining truly in Heaven. You make up a dark space for yourself in the midst of Heaven which Heaven cannot see. But from that dark space you are unaware of Heaven.

Bring all your opinions to Me dear light. Let Me wash them clean of fear and guilt. I will return to you the recognition of the reality of Love that surrounds you always. The brother you used to justify your guilt becomes the mirror that shows you your Love. Accept his gift. It is always there for you.

Let him give you the Love that you have forgotten and together walk hand in hand to Heaven. The gift is always there. Open your heart to it. Let me show it to you. And in this Love, you will walk in gratitude and joy.


Holy Spirit to Dorie:
  Resist not extending Love. For whom you resist is but a reflection of your Self. As you extend that Love to others, it comes back to you and heals your illusions, transforming your world. Seek to see only the Love in others.


Mary:
My only goal today is to seek to see only the Love in others.


Holy Spirit to Annie:
Uncertainty is but a confirmation of your ego belief that you are not safe. This is a lie you tell yourself over and over again. Stop this immediately! Safety is a condition of your real state of being. Doubting this is arrogant. Accepting it in your heart-mind is true humility.

Repeat this in your heart today as often as you can: “I am perfectly safe. I have always been and always will be safe. The Light of Heaven shines upon me always.”

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Joining with God’s Will

Holy Spirit to Robert:  The ego loves rules. Rules are the basis of judgment. And judgment is the ego’s principal tool for maintaining separation as seeming to be real. This is why it is essential to remember that you are under no laws but God’s. Since God is Love, God’s law is the law of Love. Because Love is one, God’s law is the law of inclusion. Guided by Love, which is to say guided by God’s law, you will always be truly helpful. Love always extends Love and nothing else. Love cannot condemn because to condemn is to separate.

When you want to be right, you have set up your own rules and separated yourself from Love so that happiness is impossible. Now is the time for you to be diligent in your practice of turning all your decisions over to Me instead of using your old, tattered rules. I will always decide with Love, which means I will always decide for oneness. The way to return to Love is to forgive your rules and truly accept that you are under no laws but God’s. In this acceptance you remember that God’s Will is your will and God’s Will for you is perfect happiness. Forgive and be happy.


Holy Spirit to Mary:
  You truly want to do God’s Will. To do this, the most helpful thing you can do throughout the day is to frequently step back, take a deep breath and relax. Soften from your busy doing. Soften and open your mind to the Light that is there in your mind waiting for your welcome. Welcome the Light of your true Self to come in stronger. And with that feeling of welcome, allow the gift of peace to grow until you feel it strongly. Just be there, receiving peace. Then let it lead the way into your next period of time. Let it lead the way.

Watch the thoughts that come up with gentleness and patience. Watch with Holy Spirit. There is no hurry. Watch with patience. Be like the little child holding his father’s hand. Your Father will show you the way that is most helpful for you at this time. Let yourself be led.


Holy Spirit to Herbie:
  When we bring love to everything including the ego, the ego shows its true self, which is not love. The ego wants you to recognize separation as its core and to have you avoid surrendering to God’s love.
 
Ego does not want you to be peaceful because it only recognizes separation. But when we begin to surrender, then ego feels separated from you again and will attempt to strike fear and guilt into you. This is when you must give it all over to God and let Holy Spirit speak through you. Then ego realizes it no longer controls anything and must yield to your true Self, Pure Peaceful Love.
 
Forgive all that occurred, heal it with Jesus by your side and walk with the true knowing that you are being shown the path. When you walk that path trust that it is right for you and see everything as loving and God’s will.

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Seeing the Face of Christ

Holy Spirit to Robert:  Do not confuse seeing the face of Christ with seeing an image of Jesus. As it says in the Clarification of Terms, Jesus is the Christ along with each and every one of us. If we associate Christ with one individual, you have lost the meaning of Christ. Seeing the face of Christ is seeing with forgiving perception. You see the face of Christ by lifting the veil of perception and seeing with Love instead of judgment.

This is what you must learn to do in every moment. You cannot teach yourself this. You cannot make yourself see the face of Christ. You can only offer your judgments to the Holy Spirit for His gentle and loving correction. With that correction your heart will be opened and the veil of perception lifted so that the unity of Love that you share with all is revealed to you.

Seeing the face of Christ is seeing with Love and non-judgment. It is the recognition that you and your brother share one Self. In that recognition, the peace and joy of Heaven flow through your mind and heart and embraces all. Today offer all judgments to Me and let Me help you lift the veil to reveal to you the face of Christ everywhere.


Holy Spirit to Mary:
  Trust in God’s Plan. In the present moment, God’s Plan is being revealed to you. Stay in the present moment. Focus on choosing peace, receiving peace, extending peace in each present moment today. The rest will take care of itself. Your are safe. Everyone is safe. You are innocent. Everyone is innocent. You are loved. Everyone is Loved. You are Home. Everyone is Home.


Holy Spirit to Sharyn:
Everything is in My Hands. Put everything you have in My Hands, for I am the Caretaker. I know what is best for all. I know what is for the highest good of all. And I see only the Love in all situations. Therefore, put all concerns, situations, apprehensions, everything in My Hands. All is well and all is taken care of perfectly.

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Open Your Heart

Holy Spirit to Dorie:  Open your heart without defense. Accept and extend my Love. You are as I created you, not as you have created your image of yourself in your mind. You need only accept this to have peace and happiness.


Holy Spirit to Robert:
  Joy fills an open heart. Defenses block the joy. You cannot experience joy while you defend an image of yourself. But open your heart to the Love that is everywhere and your joy will overflow. Lay down your judgments upon my altar today. I will wash them clean of false ideas and return to you the perfect joy that is your natural state. Live in joy today. 


Holy Spirit to Mary:
  Many times during your day today, practice stepping back from what you are doing and stepping back from your focus on the world. Sit back, close your eyes and take a deep breath. Rest awhile with me. Together we will look at all the ego thoughts that are currently rolling through your mind. And as you hand them over, I will show you their meaninglessness. I will fill your mind with the peace and Love that really matters. Together, we will extent this peace and Love to every brother. You will feel the infinite patience as we join together to see the truth. You will feel the happiness of Heaven that is your inheritance.

Let us do this often today. It is worth taking the time to join with Me.

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