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Hand Over the Reins

Robert: There is a line in A Course in Miracles that says, “Be vigilant only for God and His Kingdom.” For me right now this means paying close attention with the Holy Spirit to my thoughts. If I want to return to the Love and peace of God, I must break the habit of thinking on my own. I must break the habit of thinking that on my own I know what anything means.

Allowing that habit to continue simply leads me into chaos, because it is a habit of thinking that illusions having meaning. This is not what I really want. I really want the peace of God. I really want to remember the Love that created me that I am. I really want to remember that only Love is real and that all there is to see is Love.

To have what I really want, I need to be vigilant only for Love. Of myself I do not know what Love is or what it looks like. But the Holy Spirit in my mind is there to guide me and show me the reality of Love. Today I would walk and breathe with the Holy Spirit and together be vigilant only for Love. My heart leaps with joy and gratitude.


Holy Spirit to Mary:
  Hand over the reins. Let your mind quiet and listen. Relax and soften. Remember that you do not know what anything means. Let every circumstance that comes up be another opportunity to step back and listen. Do not try to figure anything out on your own. Remember that you do not know, but the Holy Spirit in your mind does know what would be best for all concerned.

Practice stepping back in quiet listening today. You will know that you are truly stepping back when you feel deep peace. From that place of deep peace, you will be guided with certainty.


Holy Spirit to Sharyn:
  Letting go of the stories you made up is simply forgiving yourself for what never was. Letting go is truly a process that must be done in order to see the Truth. The truth is you are a wholly loving, abundant daughter of God. His Will is your will. Let it be that way. When you come to Me for answers to all your questions, I will only answer what His Will is for you. God’s Will for you is perfect happiness. Accept that and know that always. Love is always the answer. Let go and let God.

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Love Is the Only Power

Holy Spirit to Robert:  Love is the only power. This simple thought is all you need hold in your mind to experience the peace of Heaven. Love is the only power. This simple thought reminds you of your strength. It reminds you of What you are. Love is the only power. Hold this thought in your mind as you look upon all the images in the world. This thought will show you What is real and what is not. With this thought in mind you walk in peace, joined with your brother in perfect harmony.


Holy Spirit to Mary:
  The power of Love is simple and uncomplicated. Complication is only of the ego. Eternal oneness is uncomplicated. It is unchanging. It is where your safety lies. Love is the only power. Let yourself remember this today.

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What Is My Purpose?

Mary:  What is my one purpose? My one purpose is to be willing to let my mind be healed by the Holy Spirit.

This means my mind needs to be open and not closed to the Holy Spirit. When I think I already know, my mind is not open. I am constantly receiving a lesson in humility and letting go of what I think I know. One way to increase my openness to the Holy Spirit is to relax and let go of trying to figure anything out. The word soften is often very helpful in starting the process of letting go and letting God. As I soften more and more, the Holy Spirit has the opportunity to take over. Often just taking a deep breath and asking for the truth reminds me of my true purpose.

In truth, I do not want separation. I want oneness. The Course tells me often that I always get what I want in my heart of hearts. Each day is for practicing letting go of the past and the future and opening my mind to receive the truth that I am eternal Spirit and only eternal Spirit.

As I open to Love, I find again that Love sees only Love. Love knows only Love. Any mind wandering outside of this truth is merely illusion. Remembering this brings me a deep sense of peace, well being and safety. Nothing has happened to change God’s one Son. Remembering this is what I really want. My one purpose is to accept the truth.


Robert:  A Course in Miracles
tells us that, like perception, memory is selective. I have observed that the vast majority of the memories that float into my mind about past situations, events or interactions with others have guilt associated with them. Considering that the ego’s purpose for the past is to maintain guilt, this is not surprising.

In every moment I have a choice whether or not to believe my “memories” of the past. They are really just images I made up and I’ve convinced myself that they are real. But the good news is I don’t have to believe it any more. I don’t have to believe my thoughts. In fact, it is my job to question the reality of every thought. It is not my job to decide what is real and not real. But it is my job to not automatically on my own decide what anything means.

It is my job to offer all my thoughts to the Holy Spirit for His clarification and interpretation. The old, automatic pilot program is obsolete and does not serve me. It is my job now to establish a new program that automatically asks the Holy Spirit to be my interpreter in every moment. Today I would interpret nothing on my own.

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Let the Veil Be Lifted and See Only Love

Holy Spirit to Mary:  Let your practice be today to let the veil be lifted. The veil of separation is not what you want to look upon and believe in. Step back and in quietness ask the Holy Spirit to lift the veil of separation so that you can see truly.

You cannot lift the veil on your own. That is why you must relax and allow the Holy Spirit to do it for you. The Holy Spirit only needs your willingness to hand everything over that you think is real. Surrender your opinions over to Him. He will show you that all the images within the realm of separation are really meaningless and nothing at all. Instead of the turmoil and churning, there is quiet. There is peace. There is simple, uncomplicated Love, a Love That has always been and always will be.

When the veil has been lifted, you see that there has been no change and no differences. You are safe and everyone is safe in God’s Love. In God’s quiet stillness lies true happiness, true peace, true joy that never ends. Let yourself choose God today.


Robert:
  Today I would see as Love sees. Love does not condemn and thus it sees only innocence. Love sees no differences for Love sees only Love. Nothing else is real. Love is all inclusive because It is One. When Love guides my seeing, I feel perfectly safe. I see no opposition, no conflict, nothing that disturbs my peace. When I see with Love’s vision, my heart is filled with gratitude, for I know that I dwell in Love and can never be without it.

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The Safety of Love

Holy Spirit to Mary:  Remember that you are safe and that everyone is safe. You are not vulnerable weak and alone. In truth, all is joined as one united beingness of Love that is our one Identity. Let yourself soak in this remembering as you go through your day today. You are safe. Everyone is safe. Anything else is a lie and needs to be forgiven.

Take all thoughts of danger to the Holy Spirit for it to be undone. False ideas are just mistaken thoughts and nothing more. They are not true. Eternal safety is guaranteed by God. You can awaken from the dream of fear. Let go of all your false ideas of lack and vulnerability and you will know that this is true.

Let peace arise in your mind and erase all false ideas. Peace is within you. Let Holy Spirit’s gift of peace enter to every darkened corner of your mind. All it needs is your little willingness.


Robert:
  Last night I had a dream in which I was about to be attacked and I was thinking about how to defend myself. Then I remembered the thought I received the night before that all fear is nothing next to the power of Love.

I started repeating that thought to myself and I woke up gently from the dream. It was a wonderful demonstration of how to awaken from the dream of the world. All I need to remember is that all fear is nothing compared to the power of Love.

Today I will focus on remembering the power of Love in all my doing. I will remember the power of Love is with me as I perceive situations and events. I walk in the power and Light of Love. Here is my safety and my Reality. All I really want is to remember Love.

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The Power and Light of Love

Robert:  Last night I woke up with the thought in my mind, “No matter how huge a fear seems to be, it is nothing compared to the power of Love. No matter how dark a fear seems to be, it is nothing compared to the Light of Love.” I repeated those thoughts in my mind, both to myself and to others I thought of. As I was saying it, waves of chills washed over me.

It is this I would remember all through the day. I still seem to walk in the world and there are still appearances that trigger a range of levels of fear in me. Most I would label as small, but it doesn’t matter what I think of them. My job is not to hide from these thoughts and emotions, but to acknowledge that they simply represent a mistaken idea of what I am and they are nothing compared to the strength and Light of Love that I really am.

I experience those fears because I am believing that I am not Love. Being wrapped up in that belief, I need help in letting it go. That is why I must take all those thoughts to the Holy Spirit and open my mind and heart to His correction. If sometimes it seems more difficult to be open to the Holy Spirit, it is only because, on some level I have hidden from myself, I want to believe that I am separate. But I am teachable. I can unlearn what I have taught myself.

There is a gentle, loving and powerful Voice in my mind that offers the gift of peace in every moment. It does not impose it upon me but offers it freely. It takes only my willingness to accept it for me to remember it is mine. Today I will practice my willingness.


Mary:
In A Course in Miracles it says, “In quietness is every problem quietly resolved.” This is a very important message to me in my healing process. As I watch my mind and see that I am buying into thoughts that are not truly helpful, I can always return to quietness. In quietness the Holy Spirit comes and reverses the false thinking. I understand that thought reversal is not the job of the ego mind.

The habit of consistently going to a place of quiet truly is a powerful healing habit. At first it takes effort, because the little circular thoughts may still seem to be there. But as I offer them over or put them on God’s Altar, the Light does come and dissolves them with ease. The Light of God really does dissolve every fear thought if I am willing to put that thought on God’s Altar. The result is always peace. If I am willing to stay with that peace, many times I am brought to an even deeper level, where a deep knowing is there that only Love is real and there is nothing to fear. I am learning that I can apply this to every situation I encounter.

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Do I Want to Be Right or Happy?

Mary:  In our morning discussion, Annie Arbona said, “Do I want to be right or happy?” That has stayed with me. I really feel that sentence is like a gift from God.

When I am concerned about something happening or not happening in the dream, this sentence coming into my mind reminds me that, indeed, I am dreaming a dream and its content is not true. This helps me remember that a world of separation, separate identities, separate bodies, is just being made up in my mind. It helps me remember separation could never be true. Do I want to be right and try to make it true by reinforcing these thoughts? Or, do I want to be happy?

If I truly want to be happy, I will hand the reins over and not decide what is real on my own. I will let the Holy Spirit teach me the difference between the real and the unreal, between separation and oneness. I will let the Holy Spirit fill my heart and mind with the truth that nothing has changed the one Son of God. Nothing has ever really happened but God’s Oneness. This question, “Would I rather be right or happy?” is like a touchstone that helps lead me out of hallucinating separation and reminds me once again that only Love is real. Here is where I find peace. Thank you Annie for returning my mind to the truth.


Robert:  A Course in Miracles
tells me that forgiveness is my only function. To me this means letting go of all false images. In this letting go, I see all my brothers as part of me, the one Self that is God’s Son. Through forgiveness I disregard images of bodies and forms of all kinds. All that is really anywhere, any time is Love. That is What my brother is. That is What I am.

If I see my brother as a body, I have forgotten What I am. I cannot logically or intellectually convince myself or teach myself that the bodies and personalities I see are not real. The very fact that I think I can think on my own means that I am identifying with a false image of what I am.

I am grateful for the grace of God, which has provided a Bridge between the dream I am believing in and the truth of Heaven. My one function in the dream, then, is to bring all the images I perceive to this Bridge, the Holy Spirit, with an open heart and mind to receive His kind and gentle teaching. Only thus can I learn what is real and valuable and what is unreal and valueless. Only thus can I truly forgive.


Sharyn:
Today is another step in the right direction. As I am walking with Jesus today, I am remembering my oneness with him. He reminds me that he is with me always and there is never anything to fear. He shows me constantly that when I put Him in charge, my life is taken care of far better than I could ever have imagined on my own. Thank you, Jesus, for holding my hand as we walk together to the truth.

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