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A Commitment To Be Truly Helpful

A therapist does not heal; he lets healing be. He can point to darkness but he cannot bring light of himself, for light is not of him. Yet, being for him, it must also be for his patient. The Holy Spirit is the only Therapist. He makes healing clear in any situation in which He is the Guide. You can only let Him fulfill His function. He needs no help for this. He will tell you exactly what to do to help anyone He sends to you for help, and will speak to him through you if you do not interfere. Remember that you choose the guide for helping, and the wrong choice will not help. But remember also that the right one will. Trust Him, for help is His function, and He is of God. As you awaken other minds to the Holy Spirit through Him, and not yourself, you will understand that you are not obeying the laws of this world. But the laws you are obeying work. “The good is what works” is a sound though insufficient statement. Only the good can work. Nothing else works at all.

This course offers a very direct and a very simple learning situation, and provides the Guide Who tells you what to do. If you do it, you will see that it works. Its results are more convincing than its words. They will convince you that the words are true. By following the right Guide, you will learn the simplest of all lessons

By their fruits ye shall know them, and they shall know themselves. (A Course in Miracles, T-9.V.8-9. See also ACIM Text Q & A.)

If you are dedicated to being truly helpful and letting Inspiration be your Guide, you become the Holy Spirit’s messenger. As you let inspiration from the peace within guide you, you will offer helpful “therapy” to your brother. Perhaps a smile will bring Light to a mind darkened by sadness. Perhaps a kind gesture will help a mind believing in unworthiness to recognize they do have worth. Or perhaps you may have an opportunity in a more formal setting to help someone connect with the Holy Spirit within and find a clear vision of what is real and what is not.

Let us join today in a shared commitment to be truly helpful with Holy Spirit as our Guide. This is how we will bring healing to the world and receive our own healing. It will be truly a blessed day.

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