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A Willingness Check In

Mary:
Am I willing to remember the truth today? Am I willing to remember the truth of What I am and Where I am eternally? This is my willingness check-in as I begin my day. Am I truly willing to step back and receive God’s peace? Or do I choose instead the ego thought system that makes separate bodies appear to be real? I have to honestly look at my willingness right now because I find that the temptation to join with believing in a world of separation seems very strong.

The Course tells me that I need just a little willingness. That is all the Holy Spirit needs. It is the Holy Spirit Who does the rest. Right now I just focus on relaxing and letting go of all I think I know. This helps me to open my mind to receive God’s gift of peace which helps to wash away all the doubts in my mind. I soften more and relax a little more, letting go just a little more.

I know that beyond this world is a world I want. I know that the real world the Holy Spirt brings brings me peace and happiness. The presence of my inner Comforter grows stronger as my focus continues to stay on accepting Holy Spirit’s help. I look at my barriers to accepting Love’s Presence with Holy Spirit. We rest a while together.

My fears about the future come up and I willingly hand them over to the Holy Spirit. I observe with Holy Spirit as they are gently washed away. I see the futility of holding on to these thoughts. I see that I no longer need them. The feeling of rest and a peace beyond this world grows stronger. I gradually allow the awareness of Love’s Presence to grow stronger.

I am reminded how important it is to let the Holy Spirit do Its job. My job is to have a little willingness. I focus on letting the veil of separation be lifted. I am now aware that in truth, the Light of Christ is all there is to see. The feeling of peace replaces everything that I thought before. I am on the bridge of return to the truth because I am willing to be there. I see that all is safe because nothing has happened to change God’s one Son.

Accepting God’s peace is my one goal. Through accepting peace, the truth of What I am and Where I am always is revealed and everyone that I have perceived in the dream is there with me. Nothing real can be threatened. Nothing unreal exists. Herein lies the peace of God.

I find that it is very helpful to start the day with a willingness check in.


Robert: 
Today I dedicate once again to letting the Holy Spirit be my Guide in all my thoughts, decisions and actions. It is this practice that will carry me forward on my journey of awakening.

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The Center of Peace in You

Holy Spirit to Robert: 
There is a place in you where peace abides. You can deny it and experience the conflict this denial brings, but the peace remains eternally available to you because it is your Self.

Let today be a day of practice of holding your mind and heart open to the peace of your Self. Look upon the world from this place of peace. From this place you see the reality that lies beyond all form. You see the Love that joins you with God and all your brothers, with your Self.

Let peace direct your vision today. It does not matter what you do in the world. It matters how you see the world. See all your doing from the center of peace in you. Thus will you have a happy day.


Holy Spirit to Mary:
You want to wake up from the dream of separation. You want to wake up to the truth. This is accomplished by handing over the reins. This accomplished by letting go of control.

You are learning, step by step, to take every perception of individuality to the truth to be undone. You do this in every now moment that you do not control. You have one goal and that is to allow every meaning you have given to the world to be undone for you. This what forgiveness means and forgiveness is your only function.

Today continue your practice of stepping back and opening your mind to every perception brought forward from the past to be undone. You want to see with Christ’s vision. You want to see past bodies to the one eternal Spirit, the only Light of God that is always there. You do this by letting go of all the meanings you have given to this world, minute by minute, day by day. This is the only function that you have while you still believe you are in the dream.

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The Song of Love

Holy Spirit to Robert:
Communication is an expression of the oneness of Love. Love joins with Love and eternally extends Love to Love. This is true communication. This free and eternal flow of Love in oneness is incomprehensible to the ego, which is the thought of being separate from Love. When you believe you are separate from Love, you identify with the ego.

Since the ego is the denial of Love, it is terrified of Love. It wants no part of It, for it knows that the acceptance of “part” of Love is the acceptance of all Love. Love is not partial. Because the ego fears Love, it fears communication. It offers up myriad forms that give the appearance of communication but merely serve to cover its underlying denial of Love.

Do you want true communication? Do you want Love? These questions are the same. Choose today to let your Self guide your vision. Your Self will show you the Love that is everywhere, beyond the form. Seek not to attach meaning to any form, for this will interfere with the vision of your Self.

Open your heart and mind today to the unity of Love. It is everywhere to be seen. In It you will find unspeakable joy as the song of Love is joined in a heavenly choir. It is your heart’s desire. It is the Song the one Self you are sings eternally to its Creator and Its Self. Join in the song of Love today.


Holy Spirit to Mary:
Today practice letting go and letting God. You will receive constant feedback on how your are doing with your practice by the level of peace and quiet inner joy you feel.

Do not try to do anything on your own. Step back and let go and let God, again and again and again. Let yourself be carried through this day. Be quiet and listen. Decide nothing on your own. Take all thoughts that are not of God and hand them over to be purified. Thoughts of separation or individuality simply are not true. Let the Holy Spirit show you their unreality. Let go of control. Let go and let God. Let yourself be inspired by the truth today.

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Who Is My Interpreter?

Holy Spirit to Mary:
You want to wake up from the dream of separation. You want to accept the truth. To do this, you must be willing to lay the story down, for the story is not true. The dream of separation from your Source could never be true. Your eternal Spirit is what is true.

Trying to fix the problems in the dream is never the answer. It will not bring you what you want. As you get involved in fixing one problem, there is always another one that follows it. In the ego’s world, the problems are endless, because conflict is what keeps the ego’s “life” going. The answer that truly works comes as you are willing to lay the ego’s stories down.

As you are willing to open your mind to receive the peace of your true Self, the way is made for you to feel the truth of your reality. As you allow the Holy Spirit’s gift of peace to be received more and more, the ego stories automatically fall away. They become meaningless. The peace and joy you feel contain all meaning and the inner knowing that you are eternally free is present in your mind.

Let yourself receive this gift today. Your true Self is always present in your mind, waiting to return your mind to the truth. As you are willing to get off the merry-go-round of separation, in quietness, you see that the Truth is eternally there. There is no efforting. There is only peace. You have your answer and you are saved.


Robert: 
Yesterday it seemed that some things went wrong: The sewer backed up and my email stopped working in the middle of a large email project. The ego would label these as “wrong” because they weren’t in the “plan.” These events were neither right nor wrong, good nor bad. How I interpreted them depended upon whose hand I was holding.

To the ego it meant it is time to rally the defenses and interpret it as an attack, an interference with the plan. The ego quickly set about trying to figure out how to fix the circumstances quickly and get on with the plan. But because the circumstances were perceived by the ego as an adversary, this approach was not peaceful. It brought with it tension, impatience and frustration.

But when I was willing to step back and allow the Holy Spirit to be my interpreter, the events and circumstances were no longer seen as opponents. I could relax in peace. The events did not change, but my perception of them did. In peace I could let the means for resolving the situations come to mind. Not only did I relax and feel greater peace, but the solutions started falling into place. The sense of conflict dissolved. It was a good demonstration to me that I give everything all the meaning it has for me.

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The Peaceful Present

Robert: 
Over and over A Course in Miracles reminds me that peace is my natural state. It is a condition of Love, which is What I was created to be. Peace is eternally present in the now moment. To experience it I only need to stop trying to overlay the past on the present. In other words, I only need to forgive or let go of the past. This is why the central theme of the Course is forgiveness.

All my attempts to hold on to the past prevent me from experiencing the peaceful present that is always here. Today I will continue my practice of paying attention to my level of peace and offering any perception of disturbance to the Holy Spirit with a mind open to receive His vision. This is how I open the way to experience my natural state of peace.


Mary:
Am I willing to receive God’s peace today? I have to be honest and recognize the fact that if I am not receiving God’s peace, it is because I am choosing the ego’s thoughts instead.

Today is a wonderful opportunity to practice accepting God’s peace instead of the ego’s constant flow of turmoil and conflict. Today it is my choice. Today is a day of being willing to put peace first. I will receive the effect of my choice every minute.

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A Journey to Peace

Mary:
This morning I recognize that I am in a mind training program. In this program I am the student and the Holy Spirit is the Teacher. My job as the student is to be still and listen. As I observe my thoughts, I see that they jump around a lot. It’s like trying to herd cats. The thoughts seem to go off in all kinds of directions. As I watch these thoughts with Holy Spirit, I see how much I need this inner mind training program.

I ask the Holy Spirit, “Why does this seem so difficult?” The Holy Spirit responds by asking me to just soften, let go and relax. The Holy Spirit brings a picture to my mind of being under a waterfall of Light. My job is simply to relax and let the Light into my mind. The Light does the healing. My efforting does nothing. I am encouraged to relax and let go even further.

There before me is a very straight and smooth road. On both sides of the road are beings of Light that encourage me to go down this road and trust where it takes me. I take a few hesitant steps. I take my time. With each step there is a growing feeling of peace. I relax even more as I continue and enjoy this wonderful feeling of peace. The idea of anything being “outside” is growing dimmer. This gentle feeling of peace grows larger and larger as I continue.

I find myself taking a deep breath and relaxing even more. I realize that I do not need to effort or “try” to continue down this path. It feels like I am being very gently carried. The pace feels very gentle. There is a growing feeling that all is well. The little concerns I have carried with me very gently fall away. As they fall away, I realize that I do not feel a sense of loss with their going. I love this feeling.

There is a growing sense of trust that every lesson that comes my way is there for my healing. I want the healing so I am willing to continue on. I know that as I continue on that the world of separation is gently falling away. I am being shown that this is safe and that there really is no loss.

I experience a feeling of resting in this place of peace and comfort. As I rest here, it feels even more comfortable. The quiet feels comfortable. The ease and simplicity of this state of mind feels comfortable. There is no sense of scurrying around… only quietness. I look back and look forward and it all is the same. The idea of differences and constant change is gently falling away.

I realize that I like it here in this quietness. It feels like I am coming to my true Home after wandering in the wilderness for many years.

I now realize that I cannot really lose this path peace. It is always there in my mind to return to if I find myself wandering away again. I realize that it is my choice to accept this path. I realize that I need this mind training and that my willingness is growing. The peace I feel immersed in is so uplifting and comforting. It is so restful. I see what A Course in Miracles means when it says that “health is inner peace.” I feel great gratitude to my inner Teacher for leading me on this inward journey, this inward place of rest and peace. This is all I need and I am willing to accept this gift that is always there for me now.


Holy Spirit to Robert: 
Choose to walk in peace today. It is the way you open your mind and heart to the guidance of Love. Let this day be a day in which Love leads the way.

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You Are Safe in Love

Holy Spirit to Robert: 
The ego fears change. That is why it fears the “unknown.” It fears Love because the ego cannot know Love, being the rejection of Love. The ego fears the future because it is “unknown.” This is why the ego is so insistent on making plans. The ego’s plans are defenses against change. They are attempts to make the future like the past. This is the essence of unforgiveness. The ego’s plans always keep fear and guilt in place while trying to give the impression that it is protecting you from fear and guilt.

The only way to be free of fear and guilt is to let go of the past. In other words, to forgive. As you let go of the past, you free yourself to experience the holy present, where only Love resides. Here in the eternal now you find your Self; you find Love; you find God. Free of the past, the “future” is an eternal extension of now, an eternal extension of Love. This is your Inheritance given you by God. Forgive the past and accept It now.


Holy Spirit to Mary:
Observe your thoughts today. Ask yourself frequently, “Am I holding the hand of the ego or holding the Hand of the Holy Spirit with these thoughts?” Practice not giving the ego thoughts credence. You remain pure Spirit as God created you. This applies to everyone around you and everyone you think of.

Let yourself remember that nothing could ever really happen to change God’s one Son as God created Him. The false ideas that made the dream of separation are just that — false ideas of separation that could never be true. This will help you not take these ideas too seriously. This will help you rest in God’s Love, remembering that it is only God’s Love That could ever be real.

You are safe in God’s Love, no matter what dream thoughts of separation may pass through your mind. You are safe. You are innocent. You are Love. You are Home.

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