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On Gentleness and Comfort

Holy Spirit to Mary:  If you ever feel disgruntled about anything that is appearing in your world of projection, open your mind to the gentleness and peace of the Holy Spirit. Here you will find true comfort; here you will find a change of mind.

Let the peace of gentleness envelop your mind in its healing Light. Let the Holy Spirit do its healing work while you accept and receive with great willingness. Receive this gift today. It is not a little gift. This gift is the change of mind that transforms every struggle. This gift returns you to the awareness of your true nature. As you continue to consistently receive this gift, you are an instrument of healing for every brother. Today is for accepting the gift and extending it to the world.

Holy Spirit to Sharyn:
When I say, “I am the way, the truth and the Light,” I say that so that you can feel secure in following Me. Sometimes following seems to be taking a risk or giving up. What you think is security is not. It is of the world. That security is not truth. That security will not bring you everlasting Love.

Taking a risk is just like taking a leap of faith. You must be willing to take a step further, to go beyond the limits you have set for yourself. You must be willing to enter a forgotten territory. You just forgot in your dreaming the truth of Who you really are. You just forgot the safety, the comfort, the gifts that come from Me.

Be not afraid to take a risk. When one takes a risk with Me leading the way, it can never be anything but goodness and joy that will come from that. When one takes a risk without Me, it is no wonder they will flounder and fall. I will never let you fall. I will only carry you. I will only bring you comfort and joy and peace. Follow Me. Take a risk with Me.

Holy Spirit to Annie:
  God’s Life pulsates in every heart. Fine tune yourself to His loving pulse.

Holy Spirit to Robert:
  Rest in God today in His loving comfort.

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Vigilance for Joy

Mary:  For me today is a day of vigilance. When thoughts of lack and limitation crop up in my mind, my most important job today is to notice these thoughts, recognize that they are there in my mind, and notice the feelings that come with them. But my job doesn’t stop there. My job today is to notice the thoughts that are in my mind and, if they are not bringing me infinite happiness, to hand these thoughts over to my inner Teacher.

My inner Teacher knows what to do with these thoughts. My inner Teacher shines a light on them and the thoughts that are not true disappear in God’s healing Light. I can tell if I have truly done this by how I feel. Do I feel peace and happiness and joy? If so, I have truly handed them over. If there are still some lingering doubts, I have not completed the job of handing them over. Today I will practice strengthening my willingness muscles. The more I exercise these muscles, the stronger they become. This is my real job today.

Holy Spirit to Annie:
  Your joy thermometer will let you know what kind of thoughts you are contemplating. The joy that you are feeling will let you know if you are thinking with ego or thinking with Spirit. Joy will always be the result of having real Thoughts. If you want to have a joyful heart, look only upon those thoughts that are filled with Light. What a wonderful way to live—being always joyful as you move through this dream, letting Spirit take over your mind completely. This is the result of vigilance. It will be a joyful journey.

Holy Spirit to Robert:
  This vigilance is vigilance for only God and His Kingdom. His Kingdom is the Kingdom of joy. Lasting joy can be found nowhere else. This vigilance seems to take effort, but you are worth this gift you offer yourself. Give yourself the gift and accept the gift.

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Walk Toward the Light

Holy Spirit to Dorie: As you walk toward the Light in others, you will see that there is no other way to live. Seek My face, seek My Light and see your own.

Holy Spirit to Mary:
Let yourself be carried. Take My Hand and let yourself be led. This is the fast track Home. This is the fast track to true and everlasting happiness. Let this practice be strong in you today.

Holy Spirit to Robert:
  Unwillingness to give freely is the effect of unwillingness to receive. The thought of separation is the rejection of God’s Love. When there is unwillingness to receive the limitless Love given by God, a sense of lack and limitation is inevitable. Believing that you have limited resources, it is only natural that you would try to protect and hold on to the little you believe you have. In this mindset, giving becomes sacrifice and fearful.

To know the joy of giving freely you must open your heart to freely receive God’s Love. You do this through forgiveness, through letting go of the belief that separation has any value. The focus of forgiveness seems to take many forms. But beneath all the forms, forgiveness is always letting go of a false belief that you could be separate from Love. Let go of the belief and receive God’s eternal gift. It is yours for the acceptance and you know you have it by giving it.

Keep an open mind today to recognize your denials of Love and give them to Me. I will help you let them go.

Holy Spirit to Annie:
  There is nothing worth worrying about. Worries are distractions the ego uses to keep you from seeing the Light. Look past them with me so you can focus on the Light, which is your only true inheritance. You are children of the Light who have forgotten their radiance but for a short while. Look only to the Light and you will see yourself safe at Home.

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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.

  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.

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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