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Laying Aside the Ego’s Voice

If you will lay aside the ego’s voice, however loudly it may seem to call; if you will not accept its petty gifts that give you nothing that you really want; if you will listen with an open mind, that has not told you what salvation is; then you will hear the mighty Voice of truth, quiet in power, strong in stillness, and completely certain in Its messages.

Hear and be silent. He would speak to you. He comes with miracles a thousand times as happy and as wonderful as those you ever dreamed or wished for in your dreams. His miracles are true. They will not fade when dreaming ends. They end the dream instead; and last forever, for they come from God to His dear Son, whose other name is you. Prepare yourself for miracles today. Today allow your Father’s ancient pledge to you and all your brothers to be kept. (A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 106, W-pI.106.1;4:2-9. See also ACIM Lesson 106 Insights.)

The ACIM Text says that the ego always speaks first (T-6.IV.1:2). Today we are given a lesson on how to not listen to the ego’s voice. We need to be willing to lay aside that voice which offers us false hopes and thoughts of fear and guilt. We need to remember that if we are not in peace, we are listening to the ego’s voice. It is time to lay it aside and welcome the Holy Spirit’s Voice by allowing God’s peace to come up from deep within us. In peace we hear His Voice which offers us the means to see that only Love is real.

As we practice stepping back and listening for the Voice of truth, we will be lovingly and gently led to receive God’s gifts of Love, peace and happiness in place of the ego’s gifts of fear, conflict and loneliness. This practice is a gift we give ourselves and all the world. For when we accept the Holy Spirit’s gifts, they extend through us to the world. These gifts are magnified a thousand fold by those who have joined with us in their minds by stepping back and welcoming God’s gifts. This practice accepts the gift of freedom and leads us Home to Heaven.

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