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Choose God’s Lessons

Robert:
Today I was reminded of A Course in Miracles, Workbook Lesson 193, “All things are lessons God would have me learn.” It’s becoming more and more clear to me that whatever appears to be my circumstance, what I perceive with the body and what I think it means, is just the setting for the lesson God would have me learn. Lesson 193 offers an affirmation to use in response “to every apprehension, every care and every form of suffering… I will forgive, and this will disappear.” (W-pI.193.13:3-4)

My job in every moment is to choose to learn the lesson of forgiveness God would have me learn. The ego is always there offering its lesson that separation and death are real. If I choose the ego’s lesson I get to experience the continuation of guilt and fear the ego offers. But God continues to offer His lesson so that if I choose the ego in one moment, the next moment I have the opportunity to choose once again. It is impossible to condemn myself eternally to hell. I always have an opportunity to choose again.

The more I choose God’s lessons, the happier I am and the more peace I experience. I think I am getting it: To be happy, choose God’s lessons! I am grateful for what I have learned from the Course and through practicing the Workbook lessons. The Light at the end of the tunnel is getting brighter. The increasing happiness and peace shows me the practice is working and it is worth the effort.

Today I will practice reminding myself with every appearance I perceive that disturbs my peace in any way: I will forgive, and this will disappear.


Holy Spirit to Mary:
Today practice letting go and letting God. Today practice putting all your thoughts on God’s Altar so that what is not true is washed away. Today practice letting your mind relax. Let your mind quiet and go with the flow of Holy Spirit’s guidance in each present moment. This practice will lead you to the experience of peace, simplicity and ease.

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Step Back and Let Him Lead the Way

Holy Spirit to Mary:
Innocence is all there is to see because the Light of God is all that is true. Practice seeing past all forms to the Light of God that is there today. Practice stepping back and allowing Me to show you the perfect Love that is there, that is everywhere.

God’s perfect Love is extended as God’s one Son. Nothing has happened to change God’s one Son. The perfect Love that is God’s Son is changeless. Let Me show you the truth behind every illusion today.


Holy Spirit to Robert:
As you practice stepping back and letting peace lead the way, you make way for the healing of the mistaken beliefs that separation and loss could be real. It is in peace that the harmlessness of Love is recognized. It is in peace that Love is extended. It is in peace that you welcome your brother as part of you. It is in peace that you remember your Home. Walk in peace today.

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Welcoming Happiness

Robert:
I have noticed that when I am aware of the Love in me, I am peaceful and happy. Appearances in the world around me do not disturb me. A crying child in a supermarket, instead of being irritating, brings up the thought that the child is feeling disconnected and searching for Love. And in my mind I offer Love to that child. With that thought I am also blessed.

I am grateful that A Course in Miracles has helped me to let go of many judgments that stood in the way of receiving this blessing. I am not yet always in this loving place. But the happiness it brings motivates me to pay attention to when I am disturbed and to quickly offer this disturbance to the Holy Spirit for His help in letting it go. Forgiveness makes way for blessing beyond this world. Forgiveness is my only function here. It is the only meaning in all my doing here. Nothing else matters. Today is another joyous day for letting go of the past and welcoming the happy now.


Mary:
Am I willing to recognize that in truth I have no separate will from God’s? Am I willing to realize that there is no will but God’s? This willingness entails letting go of belief in a past or future.

Many times I find myself thinking in terms of a past or future. The past and future are within the realm of time which I now know has no meaning in truth. In God’s Will only what is eternal is true. Today my practice is to hand my ideas of time — the past and future — over to the Holy Spirit to be undone. Today my practice is to be open to the awareness of the changeless, eternal present. This practice brings me happiness. This practice brings me peace. Thank you Holy Spirit.

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Let Love Replace All Thoughts of the World

Holy Spirit to Mary:
Imagine with Me that there is an inner sanctuary in your mind, a place where you would join with God’s peace… Imagine that you willingly go into this sanctuary because you choose to join with the peace of God…

Spend time accepting the peace that is yours… Let it melt away all belief in separation… Let it melt away all sense of limitation and lack… Just allow the many concepts you have latched on to to melt away…

You say to yourself, “I choose peace instead of this.” And if you notice any lingering resistance, just imagine yourself handing it over… and it disappears in the Light… You rest here a while… You allow simple, uncomplicated Love to replace all thoughts that were there before… You rest in the truth that only Love is real…

You are aware of the simplicity of salvation. You remember that nothing real can be threatened. Nothing unreal exists. Herein lies the peace of God. You let your mind gently soak in this healing truth.

You realize that all is well and that you and everyone in your dream are still as God created them… Nothing has happened but dreams, and dreams are not true…

You laugh a while with the Holy Spirit. You no longer need to take separation’s stories so seriously… You are freeing yourself from the chains of belief in separate bodies that have bound you before. You receive peace and extend peace…


Holy Spirit to Robert:
As you go through the day, remind yourself as frequently as possible that beyond what you see through the body’s eyes is Love and nothing else. Beyond all forms lies only Love. If you think of someone, tell yourself, “Beyond this thought of (name) is only Love.” As you look at the computer screen, remind yourself “Beyond this image is only Love.” Then ask Holy Spirit to help you be aware of the Love.

As you practice this with all your thoughts, all your perceptions of the world, you clear the way for Christ’s vision to show you the real world — a world without a past, only the joyous now. Thus will you recognize that all your problems have been solved.

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Everyone Is Still as God Created Them

Holy Spirit to Mary:
Today your practice is to focus on the truth that “everyone is still as God created them.” Opening to this thought consistently throughout the day removes the veil that blinds you to the truth. When you focus on what your body’s eyes show you, when you focus on the ego’s incessant stories of victimhood and vulnerability, you blind yourself to the truth. This is the thought reversal that is necessary to free you from pain and suffering.

Repeating that “everyone is still as God created them” is very helpful in removing the barriers to the awareness of Love’s Presence. Be be vigilant in remembering this today: “Everyone is still as God created them.”


Holy Spirit to Robert:
You are being carried, whether you recognize it or not. Accept this kind and gentle fact. The only effect of your attempts to plan for your safety and comfort is that the make you unaware that all your needs are already met, for you are being carried. You are sustained by the Love of God, for you remain within Its strong and gentle embrace.

Let this day be a day of practicing stepping back and letting yourself be carried in each present moment. When you step back, Love takes the lead. You will see Love reflected in the world in an easy, gentle flow of inspiration, happiness and peace.

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Ask His Will in Everything We Do

Mary:
This morning we were guided to read the Epilogue at the end of A Course in Miracles Workbook for Students (page 487). What stood out to me was: “In peace we will continue in His way, and trust all things to Him. In confidence we wait His answers, as we ask His Will in everything we do.” (6:2-3)

This reminds me that I will continue in His way when I am willing to accept His peace. Accepting the Holy Spirit’s peace is the way that I trust all things to Him. I feel that my practice today involves letting peace carry me through the day and bring me to a place of joy. If I feel disgruntled or impatient about anything throughout the day, my practice today is to notice that disturbance and once again hand it to the Holy Spirit to be replaced by His peace. This is how I am brought once again to a place of inner joy. Peace… peace… peace….


Robert:
The less attached I am to appearances, the happier I am. If I am concerned about an appearance, I am judging. Judgment is the denial of Love, for Love does not condemn. The simple core message of the Course is, “I will forgive, and this will disappear.” (W-pI.193.13:3) Judgment stands as a wall that blinds me to the truth of What I am and of the gifts given me in my creation.

The ego is addicted to judging for its seeming existence depends upon it. The less I judge the world I see through the body’s eyes the more I am able to recognize the Love and peace and joy that is everywhere, ever present to be experienced. Do I want to experience God’s peace and happiness? The means is very simple: Let go of judgment. Nothing more and nothing less. Without judgment, illusions disappear and I am free to be as God created me.

Today I am blessed with another opportunity to clear away the blocks to the awareness of Love’s presence. Holy Spirit is my mighty companion, always ready to take my judgments and replace them with His single judgment that sets me free: Only Love is real.

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I Am All Love Everywhere

Mary:
This morning as I woke up, the idea “…I am all Love everywhere…” was very quietly present in my mind. I asked my inner Teacher about this and was told that my assignment for today is to remember that I am all Love everywhere as frequently as possible as I go through the day. Along with remembering this thought, I am to allow in the feeling that comes along with… “I am all Love everywhere.”

As I quietly practiced it before I got up for the day, the feeling that came with it was very steady and peaceful. What also came with this was the idea that Love extends only Love, and that as I extend Love, I also receive the Love I am extending. Doing this brings a very full feeling of having everything that I want and need.

As I go through this day following these instructions to remember that I am all Love everywhere, I feel an inner happiness with accepting this assignment. Because there appears to be so many uncertainties in the dream, coming back to this again and again throughout the day really provides a sense of strength in stability that I always have everything I really want and need.

I thank the Holy Spirit for giving me this assignment today. It requires determination and vigilance on my part, but as I continue to apply it, I see that the benefits are great indeed. And I give thanks.


Holy Spirit to Robert:
To help you remember the Love that is everywhere and that you are, it can be helpful to imagine that there is a Light radiating out and illuminating your path. This Light prepares the way for you. It fills the shadows with Love so that the shadows disappear. It softens the images so that the one Love that is everywhere is easily recognized beyond the images. All you need to do is follow this Light of Love that goes before you, preparing the way.

Imagine yourself going through the day following this Light… Feel how it would feel if you let yourself follow this Light throughout the day… Every moment becomes an extension of Love… Every moment is filled with the peace and happiness that is part of Love… Every moment is a blessing… Every moment reminds you of Heaven and leads you along the way to your Home… There can be no more productive day than this. Accept the blessing.

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