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Receiving the Gift of Peace

Robert: If I want the peace of God I must be willing to look past all the forms of the world. I need to recognize that no form in the world has value or meaning. The ego calls this sacrifice because, ultimately, it is the end of the ego. To want the peace of God I must value God’s Love and peace and nothing else. That means giving up believing that there is any reality in the forms of the world.

I am free to hang on to belief in the value of any form. But as I am willing to let the Holy Sprit teach me where real value lies, where real meaning lies, the forms of the world will have less and less appeal and their seemingly temporary benefits will be replaced by the experience of the eternal blessing of Love. Eventually the value of Love will have more appeal than the images I made up to take its place.

Today I choose to hold my mind open to the Holy Spirit’s gentle teaching that will help me recognize where real value and lasting peace lies.


Mary:
  Today is an opportunity to practice taking many intervals out of my activities, stepping aside to join with the Holy Spirit. Today is a day to practice letting myself be led by my inner Teacher. Today is a day of receiving and extending the Holy Spirit’s gift of peace. This is my practice today.

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Invite Peace

Holy Spirit to Mary:  Watch your thoughts today. Observe if they are coming from the thought system based on separation. Are they judging or analyzing? Just watch these thoughts and turn them over to your true Self. Let the Light of Love flow through these thoughts and see how meaningless they are. Once you see how meaningless they are, you will easily let them go.

Let these thoughts be replaced by the feeling of peace and sense of well being. Soak in this feeling of peace. Peace is your friend. Invite it in often. It will draw to you all that you really want.


Robert:
  I can do all things through the strength of God in me. When I let all my doing be directed by Love, I have all the strength I need. If I try to make my own plans and act on those plans, I am separating myself from the strength of Love. This can only be tiring. Today I would let Love guide me in each moment and know the strength of God in me.

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Seeing Beyond Appearances

Mary: There is a sentence in A Course in Miracles that really means a lot to me:  “In quiet is every problem quietly resolved.” We recently completed a big project and I feel that allowing time for quietness would be very helpful right now. The Holy Spirit knows what would be most healing for my mind. My job is to be quiet and give the Holy Spirit the time. The Holy Spirit will do the rest. I can relax now.

The Holy Spirit reminds me that nothing has changed God’s One Son. There is only one, united Love that we all are. I am encouraged to see that united Love everywhere because it is everywhere. If I see something else, I am reminded that I am seeing through the ego’s eyes and it is not really there. I am reminded that I do not have to defend against what is not really there. Everything is still safe, still as God created It. My job is to relax and allow the truth to return to my quiet, open mind.


Holy Spirit to Robert:
The world you see is a world of change. It was made in opposition to the changelessness of Love. As long as you perceive the world, the appearance of change is inevitable. How you interpret this change is determined by what you choose as your interpreter. The ego will always interpret change as threat, raising its defenses to protect the illusions it has made. You will know when you have chosen the ego as your interpreter by the disturbance to your peace that comes with its interpretation.

When you choose the Holy Spirit as your interpreter, you will not be disturbed. The Holy Spirit knows that an appearance can have no effect on you, the holy Son of God. The Holy Spirit will show you how to look past the ego’s interpretation to the changelessness of Love. the Holy Spirit will guide you how to respond in the world of appearances in a way that reflects the changelessness of Love and is truly helpful. With the Holy Spirit as your guide in all interpretations, you will stay centered in the peaceful presence of your Self. Let today be guided by the Holy Spirit.

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The Happy Dream

Holy Spirit to Mary: Rest in God today where He would have you be. Step back and let yourself be carried through this day. Be still and listen. Follow as you are guided. Relax and receive the Gifts of God today.


Holy Spirit to Robert:
  God’s gifts are everywhere. But if you judge the wrappings, you do not recognize them. God’s gifts are not contained by form. To receive them you must allow them into your experience. His gifts are always Love. They bring with them deep peace and quiet joy. Today allow yourself to be shown the gifts of God that are ever present. You will see them walking down the street, in the store, in your thoughts. To recognize them, lay all judgement aside. Thus you remove the veil that has hidden the gifts that are always there.


Annie:
After we read about the happy dream this morning, Spirit reminded me of a song from our childhood, as if to tell me that it was also a message about the happy dream. The song is, “Row, row, row your boat, gently down the stream. Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, life is but a dream.” It made me smile to think of this and I think I’ll smile all day.


Holy Spirit to Dorie:
  Reach out today. Extend the hand of peace with a heart full of joy. Know that in all things Holy Spirit supports your very being. You are the Love. You are the Daughter of God. Be confident in this and extend Love fearlessly. Give without judgment of any kind. Give freely, knowing that giving and receiving are one.


Holy Spirit to Sharyn:
  Love and oneness are one and the same. So when you realize that you are only Love, you also must realize your oneness. Not only is your oneness with God, but it is with everyone, as everyone is Love. Love always extends. It never clings to or hangs on to anything. It is a constant flow. When you are extending Love to a brother, remember you are also extending it to yourself, as you are one with everyone. The more you extend Love and Light, the brighter your world will be, the happier your world will be. You will feel the happy dream.

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Receiving God’s Grace

Holy Spirit to Robert:  Rest in the grace of God’s Love. He has not changed His mind about you. He knows you as the Love He is. By His knowing you remain changeless as God. You remain invulnerable to mistaken ideas and false concepts.

No matter what you may believe you are, His grace holds you in the certainty of Love. Be grateful this is so. It is your salvation. Lay aside your weird imaginings that you could be anything but Love. His grace has given you the means to do this. You can return to full awareness of the Home you never left.


Holy Spirit to Mary:
  You are in the process of letting go of your belief in individuality and differences. I am leading you to the awareness that only God is. Your job now is to step back and receive the truth instead of deciding what you see with your body’s eyes means on your own. Your job is to surrender, let go of the reins, and listen. This requires a willingness to let your mind quiet and be still. This is your learning now. As you are willing to learn this lesson, peace grows stronger and joy fills your heart. Let this time be now.


Self to Annie:
  You have been given all the help you need to awaken. Accept this grace now. It is yours by divine assignment.


Holy Spirit to Sharyn:
  Love is the only Answer that there is. There is nothing else. In every situation, see only the Love and let the rest fall away. Any opinions, judgments or thinking you know what is best in situations is all false ideas and of the ego. Listen in quiet to My voice and remember to ask Me. If you ask me how I would see it through My eyes, I will gladly share it with you. Take time today ask Me to bring you clarity, to give you answers from Truth. The answers will not bring you pain but peace of mind.

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The Call to Stillness

Holy Spirit to Robert:  Only Love has value. In the world Love is reflected as forgiveness and helpfulness. Because Love does not judge and is only in the Present, It is reflected in the world as letting go of judgment, letting go of the past. Because Love is one, it sees all brothers as one with It. That is why in the world Love is expressed as helpfulness in answer to all calls for Love. Make today a reflection of Love in the world by letting go of the past and offering only Love, only helpfulness in each moment.


Self to Annie:
  There is a call to stillness in every mind. It is in the still mind that we will find Who we are looking for. Our Self waits for us there. Our awakened mind lives in this stillness. Answering the call will take us there.


Holy Spirit to Sharyn:
  Today be aware of the thoughts that are coming from your mind. If they are not loving or blaming or judgmental, be sure to hand them over to Me for healing to take place. Remember, beautiful thoughts create beautiful experiences. You will create beautiful experiences once your thoughts are aligned with Me. Have a beautiful, love-filled day. Experience all the beauty that is around you and within you.


Holy Spirit to Mary:
  Let today be very simple. Let your mind quiet and listen. Let yourself feel the peace of the Holy Spirit in you and from this peace flows the simplicity of God’s Love. Allow yourself to be carried in the simplicity of Love. The ego need not distract you unless you want it. Let the simplicity of the Holy Spirit’s peace help you remember where you are always.

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The Way Home

Holy Spirit to Mary:  Let your inner communication with Me be strong all through the day today. Remember that I am always right here in your mind, waiting for you to let your mind quiet and be still, again and again, so I can be heard over the din of ego thoughts that make the world seem so real to you.

Take breaks from your many activities frequently today to let peace wash through your mind, cleansing away the false ideas that are not helpful to you. Hold on to nothing. Let each moment be fresh and new by receiving My inspiration consistently. Allow Me the time to fill your heart with joy and peace. Let yourself receive My gifts all through the day. Let yourself remember that I am here in your mind every moment of your day.


Holy Spirit to Robert:
  Do not allow yourself to be caught up in evaluating appearances. The very idea of an appearance is a deception. The reality of Love is not an appearance; It does not have a form that changes. When you try to evaluate, categorize and label appearances, the ego is attempting to make the error of separation seem real.

Choosing the ego as your interpreter only reinforces your sense of isolation and vulnerability. Instead, choose Me as your Interpreter. I will teach you how to see beyond all appearances to the reality of Love that is ever present. With this comes a certainty of your invulnerability and your oneness with all. In every moment you choose your interpreter. I offer you the gift that leads you to the remembrance of your Home in Heaven. See through My eyes today and let Me show you the way Home.

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