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Limitless Sharing

Holy Spirit to Robert:
Practice holding your focus and attention on the Love that you are. Let yourself remember that Love is your Creator and that you create by extending Love as you were created. Let your heart’s desire always be to be joined in the sharing and extension of Love. This is Heaven.

As you practice holding this focus, Love will be reflected in the dream world you still seem to abide in. These reflections will always remind you of What you are in truth, of What is real. You will see Love reflected in your brothers and in the events and circumstances around you.

With this practice, what others perceive as disasters you will see as blessed opportunities to join in Love. The forms in which joining is expressed will vary from moment to moment, but the content will always be the free and limitless sharing of Love.


Holy Spirit to Mary:
Let today be a day of choosing to accept God’s peace. Let today be a day of following how peace leads you. Let today be a day of letting go of the past and future. Let today be a day of accepting the Light that you are and extending the Light that you are. Have a happy day!

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Accepting God’s Gifts

Robert:
Today we listened to the first meditation, “True Prayer,” from Pathways of Light Course 918: The Power of Prayer and Meditation. It leads to the experience of true prayer, which is the free and full sharing of God’s Love. I can sum it up with this thought, “I love my Father, Who is one with me.” In another Pathways of Light course there is a process called the mindfulness hug. This is a gentle hug during which our attention is fully focused on the experience, letting go of outside distractions. This mindfulness hug can offer a hint of what we would experience if we fully allowed ourselves to share God’s Love.

I had an image in my mind of having a mindfulness hug with God. It helped me more openly feel the Love and appreciation and gratitude that comes with the experience of oneness with God. I also observed that I limited how much I would accept of that Love. It shows me that I have more letting go to do of old fears and guilt that interfere with my awareness of God’s gift of Love.

This experience showed me not only that I have more forgiveness work to do, but also gave me a greater sense of the magnitude of God’s Love that is already mine. I need only accept It to experience It. Thank you Father. I love You.


Mary:
This morning I began my time of quiet listening with seeing myself under Holy Spirit’s shower of peace…. I just stayed there a while, letting in more fully Holy Spirit’s gift of peace…. I felt a little bit fragmented so I asked Holy Spirit to melt away all sense of limitation. I just gave time to accepting Holy Spirit’s peace and letting Holy Spirit melt everything that was not peaceful away…. I did this until I felt immersed in a deep sense of peace….

Allowing myself the time to accept God’s peace is the same as accepting God. Within God’s peace I find joy and happiness and gratitude. It spills over and fills everything. I thank God that I know about the gift of accepting God’s peace and how truly valuable it is in healing my mind of all the false ideas that I sometimes hold on to. What a blessing it is to accept God’s peace. I am reminded to do this frequently today. It feels so good that it seems rather amazing that I need to be reminded. But that is what the Holy Spirit is for — to bring me back to what is truly important and let go of the unimportant. This is how I will have a happy day.

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Accept God’s Peace

Holy Spirit to Mary:
Right now, practice accepting God’s peace. Let peace melt away all tension… Allow yourself to go into deep peace… Just relax more and more, and let everything go… Focus on receiving peace… Breathe deeply… Melt into God’s peace… Nothing matters but accepting God’s peace and letting it melt everything that is not of God…

This peace you feel is a characteristic of your true Identity. It is a characteristic of the Light you are. Allow yourself to rest in God’s peace a while…

Here in this place of peace you see that everyone is one with you in God’s perfect peace. Here is your true Identity. Feel the happiness and gratitude…. Feel the total acceptance and Love…. Feel the oneness…. This is your Home… This is everyone’s Home… Rest with me frequently today.


Robert:
I want to be happy today. I remember that the ego has no clue what would make me happy. In fact, the ego is the denial of happiness. It tries to make up substitute images and paint them to make them look appealing, like putting lipstick on a pig. But these images have no substance and can never make me happy.

Today I choose my God Self as my Guide in all decisions. I step back and let my God Self interpret all things on my behalf. This Self remembers my unity with Love. It knows that my happiness comes only with accepting this Love. Today I would let my God Self show me the Love beyond all images and I will have a day of joy.

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Reflections

Holy Spirit to Robert:
Peace cannot be found in the past or future. Now is the closest approximation to eternity in this world. Peace is a condition of eternity and so peace is a condition of the eternal now.

Be mindful of your state of peace today. If you notice you are not in peace, if you are hurried or disturbed in any way, step back. Breathe deeply and open to the Holy Spirit’s gentle gift of peace. Take the time you need to accept the gift.

In peace, it will be clear to you in the now moment how to perceive the present circumstance in the world and how to respond in a way that reflects the Love and peace of God. Through this practice you will learn to recognize the true meaning beyond all appearances of form and you will learn to extend Love’s reflection in the world. May this be a day of happy reflections.


Holy Spirit to Mary:
Remember that your only goal is to wake up from the dream of separation. God is your Source and you remain as He created you. As the Light of God, you have within you to see only the truth. You have it within you to see the Love beyond the forms of individuality.

Let that Source bring the truth to your mind. Returning to the truth is your only goal. When you are willing to remember What and Where you are in truth, you will extend Love and nothing else. You will see Love and nothing else. If you see something else, step back and let your mind be healed by the Holy Spirit.

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Healing Responses

Robert:
Yesterday’s reminder to laugh was helpful. We decided it was time to get a fax machine. I went and bought an all-in-one machine. Got it home, set it up and discovered it didn’t have a fax feature. As in everything in the ego world, “all” means different things to different people. LOL. Before leaving to return it, I set the phone to call forward to our cell. Got the machine returned and found what we needed for a good price at Sam’s Club. Got back and discovered call forwarding hadn’t worked. I had forgotten to start with *72. LOL. It was much nicer to laugh than have a grievance. 

When I hold on to grievances, I distract myself with thoughts of the past. When I focus on the past, I’m unaware of the present and thus unaware of Love. I am also not aware of the present in the world and so I miss details like *72 which set up situations that further add to distraction and lack of peace. Remembering to laugh is a quick way to release attention on the past to move on in the joyous present. Today I am willing to be open to the joy of now.


Mary:
As I go to Spirit for insight this morning, I am encouraged to frequently ask this question today: Right now, what am I and where am I in truth? When I do remember to ask this, I am reminded that I am Love and am still joined in the Mind of Love.

Remembering this takes a load off my shoulders. It helps to end the struggle that invariably comes with believing in the world. In truth I have never left Heaven. In truth everyone is there with me and has never left.

Remembering this truth helps me laugh at the ego’s crazy antics and lift the load I place on my shoulders when I get caught up in the dream. Asking what am I and where am I in truth and remembering to laugh are healing responses for when I forget and take the dream seriously.

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Relax and Laugh

Holy Spirit to Mary:
Relax and know that you are safe… Trust and follow… Accept the peace that is yours… Extend the peace you receive to everyone around you and everyone you think of…

Allow yourself to overlook the dream to see the Love That is everywhere… You are still in the Mind of God and have never left. Let yourself rest in God’s Love… Let yourself awaken to the truth that you are God’s Love. Let yourself feel God’s happiness and joy. This is your practice for today.

Holy Spirit to Robert:
Remember to laugh. Remember to laugh when you notice yourself trying to make plans for your safety or comfort. Remember to laugh when you recognize you are not at peace. Remember to laugh when some event does not occur as you would like. Remember to laugh when a circumstance does not seem to be to your liking.

As you learn to not take seriously the wild antics of the insanity of the ego, you prepare yourself to let go and welcome the your true Self’s sanity. Your true Self knows none of those seeming disturbances have any effect at all on the truth of What you are. Your true Self knows you are eternally safe. Your true Self knows you have everything you need. Your true Self knows that you are eternally at Home in the quiet joy of Love. Let today be a day of happy laughter.

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Choosing Peace

Mary:
In our reading A Course in Miracles this morning, what stood out to me was, “Let us ascend in peace together to the Father, by giving Him ascendance in our minds.” (T-17.IV.16:2)

I give ascendance in my mind through my willingness to be mindful of where my thoughts are and by choosing peace instead of conflict. I give Him ascendance by accepting His happiness and joy. I give Him ascendance by not judging the meaning of anything on my own. I give Him ascendance by stepping back and willingly following as I am guided. It is my opportunity today to practice giving Him ascendance in my mind.


Robert:
In this same section, “The Two Pictures,” we read, “God established His relationship with you to make you happy, and nothing you do that does not share His purpose can be real.” (T-17.IV.1:1)

It’s comforting and encouraging to be reminded that all God wants for us is that we be happy. Because happiness is His Will, it is a gift already given and ours eternally. The world I experience with the body is the effect of wanting something other than God’s gift of perfect happiness. I don’t have to look very far to see that what I have really done is deny the gift of happiness. There are images of pain and suffering, loss and deprivation everywhere. But this section in the Course makes it perfectly clear that these images are just that — images. They are not real.

Each time I respond to any circumstance or image with anything other than peace, I am being shown that I am believing that a false image is real. The lack of peace is a gift, for it shows me that I need to redirect my attention. I do this by offering the image and my interpretation to the Holy Spirit, my God Self, to be cleansed of the false meaning so that I can be shown the truth that the image was made to hide.

Today I dedicate once again to letting the Holy Spirit be my interpreter.

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