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The Fast Track to Our Home in Love

…try to understand and accept what the idea for the day [my only function is the one God gave me] really means. Today’s idea offers you escape from all your perceived difficulties. It places the key to the door of peace, which you have closed upon yourself, in your own hands. It gives you the answer to all the searching you have done since time began.

Try …to arrange your day so that you have set apart the time for God, as well as for all the trivial purposes and goals you will pursue. This is part of the long-range disciplinary training your mind needs, so that the Holy Spirit can use it consistently for the purpose He shares with you.

For the longer practice period, review the idea for the day. Then close your eyes, repeat the idea to yourself once again, and watch your mind carefully to catch whatever thoughts cross it. At first, make no attempt to concentrate only on thoughts related to the idea for the day. Rather, try to uncover each thought that arises to interfere with it. Note each one as it comes to you, with as little involvement or concern as possible, dismissing each one by telling yourself:

This thought reflects a goal that is preventing me from accepting my only function.

After a while, interfering thoughts will become harder to find. Try, however, to continue a minute or so longer, attempting to catch a few of the idle thoughts that escaped your attention before, but do not strain or make undue effort in doing this. Then tell yourself:

On this clean slate let my true function be written for me.

You need not use these exact words, but try to get the sense of being willing to have your illusions of purpose be replaced by truth. (A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 65, W-pI.65.3;4:3-6:6. See also ACIM Lesson 65 Insights.)

This exercise from ACIM is like daily house cleaning. By doing a little house cleaning daily, your house can be left clean without making it a big project that gets put off. By having a daily practice of setting time apart to be with God and cleaning away our habitual interferences, we open the door to Holy Spirit’s cleaning of our minds. We are encouraged to go lightly with this process so that it isn’t made into a burden that we put off.

Establishing this practice will bring great reward. A mind that is open to Holy Spirit’s lessons in awakening is on the fast track on the journey Home to Love. It leads us to deep peace and lasting happiness.

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