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Your True Identity Lacks Nothing

Robert:
Yesterday I had an experience in which I perceived that someone was asking me for the moon. I reacted with defensiveness, believing that I could not give what was being asked for. Recognizing that I was not in peace and therefore was not perceiving truly, I took time to step back and return to a peaceful state of mind.

As I returned to peace and opened to the Holy Spirit’s inspiration, I recognized the call for help that the request represented. My initial reaction was a reaction to the form, not the content. As I became clearer on the content of the request, I softened, letting down the defenses that blocked my vision and interfered with inspiration. I recognized that there is another way of looking at this. I do want to be helpful. I do want to extend Love. I want to recognize the truth that there is nothing to fear.

I am not yet sure of the form in which this helpfulness will be expressed, but I am confident that in peace I will be inspired to be truly helpful and that there will be blessings for everyone. I would be truly helpful today.


Holy Spirit to Mary:
Today let yourself be carried… Relax, step back and let inspiration come to you… Wait in a place of quiet… Open your mind to the Light of truth, and let in peace and joy… Let yourself remember that you have all that is real… Let yourself remember that your true Identity lacks nothing…  Be still and listen.

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Accepting Guidance

Mary:
This is my prayer today: I open to Your beingness of peace… I let all concerns melt in Your healing Light… I remember we are all safe in Your Love, no matter what our dreams look like… I practice resting in Your Light today… I open to receiving your inspiration about what anything means in the world… I am grateful for Your guidance all through the day. Amen.


Robert:
I have a deep desire to follow Holy Spirit’s lead. Particularly, I want to be sure that I am following Holy Spirit’s lead with the selection of a property for Pathways of Light in Florida. I am seeing now that the ego has used this desire as an excuse for efforting as I ‘try’ to figure out what is Holy Spirit’s plan. This comes up with futurizing — trying to figure out the plan ahead of time. I think I will be more safe if I know what’s coming. I am placing more trust in having a plan for what’s coming than in Holy Spirit’s loving and gentle guidance. All this efforting and figuring out a plan for the future reflects a lack of trust in the Holy Spirit’s guidance and an underlying belief in my unworthiness of Holy Spirit’s care.

My prayer today is this: Holy Spirit, help me to remember your Love and sure protection. Help me to remember that I am the Self that God created, still one with Him and safe in Heaven. This is all I really need and want. Thank you.

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The Peace Beyond Appearances

Holy Spirit to Robert:
You think it is your job to sort, organize, interpret and understand the images the body’s eyes present to you. Because the images are illusions, all this effort accomplishes nothing. While you seem to be in this world, the body’s eyes will present an endless stream of images. At the same time, your mind parades its own images from the past, trying to thread them together to make up images of the future. Do not deny that you experience this, for this is the way the ego makes the world seem real. But do deny that any of these images have any meaning. You do this by refusing to interpret any image on your own.

Walk with Me and hold My hand today. Share your thoughts, interpretations and images with Me. I will take them in peace and return them to you washed free of conflict and show you the truth that lies beyond the images. Walk with Me today by keeping your attention on peace. I am in the peaceful part of your mind that remembers What you are. I am always present, reminding you that beyond all appearances is the Love of God that you are. Walk with Me today and be at peace.


Mary:
As I open to the Holy Spirit this morning, the thought that comes to me is, “Peace to my mind. Let all my thoughts be still.” This is very simple and direct and to the point. It says it all. This is my practice for today. My focus now is on accepting the peace that is mine and let it lead me to awakened perspective.

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Looking Past Appearances

Robert:
Yesterday we were encouraged to pay attention to when we were attempting to plan and solve problems on our own. This was a very helpful exercise. It brought to my attention that attempting to solve problems and make plans on my own is habitual. Without mindfulness, I would be caught up in this habit all day long. It requires a radical reversal of attention from the images of the world to willingness to receive Holy Spirit’s vision. It requires a willingness to look past appearances and let the Holy Spirit show me what is really there — Love and nothing else; certainty and peace, and nothing else.

I can be experiencing Love’s certainty and peace in every moment. It’s already in me, but the habit of attempting to plan and solve problems “out there” makes me unaware of the reality within. I want the peace of God. I want to know the Love I am. And so I will practice again bringing all my attempts to plan and solve problems on my own to the Holy Spirit. I want His vision and I am grateful that it is always given.


Mary:
Today is a day of opening to the truth. This is what this day is for. My job is to practice stepping back all through the day and open to a correction in my perceptions. As I do this, the Holy Spirit will show me a world beyond this world — a world of oneness and peace. I am grateful that this opportunity is given me today as I am willing to receive it.

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Listening for Heaven

Holy Spirit to Mary:
Today it is your opportunity to practice listening for Heaven. You do this by taking a deep breath and opening your mind to My message for you in the present moment…

This listening will undo what you think you know. So this listening takes a willingness for what you think you know to be undone. It takes being gentle and patient with yourself as you notice all the thoughts of defense against the truth show up in your mind.

Your job now is to watch your tension level and continuously hand over thoughts of trying to figure anything out on your own. This is what “let go and let God” means. In truth you rest in God all the time, but you fight letting this awareness in when you try to figure out what things mean on your own.

Practice taking a deep breath frequently today and as you exhale, see Holy Spirit being invited into your mind to bring you the truth to help you remember Heaven. This is what listening for Heaven means. Practice this as much as possible today and you will receive big dividends on your investment. Enjoy the benefits of this practice. It is the way out of hell for you.


Holy Spirit to Robert:
“Let go and let God” is another way of saying rest in God. You are now and eternally safe in God. That cannot change, for truth does not change. But you do not experience the rest that comes with your safety in God when you attempt to usurp your Source and make a world that excludes It. It is this made up world “outside” of God that needs to be let go.

One of the ways you attempt to hold on to your made up world is by attempting to solve “problems” on your own. This gives you an illusion of having a problem solving ability. But the problems are made up and so is the ability. It is just a self-perpetuating illusion that problems are real. Your attempt to solve them simply means you have decided the problems are real.

The Holy Spirit offers you a means for problem solving that works because it shines a light on the problem and shows that it is not there. Of yourself alone it is impossible to see this. That is why it is essential that you practice diligently and consistently offering every perceived problem to the Holy Spirit and open to His true solution. The practice of being mindful in each moment of your attempts to interpret and plan, and offering them to the Holy Spirit, is the way to remember Heaven. Have a heavenly day.

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Quiet Listening

Robert:
Peace comes with accepting What Is. Since only Love is real, accepting What Is means accepting Love, and Love brings peace. Accepting What Is does not mean accepting an image or circumstance that is disturbing. If our peace is disturbed in any way, we are accepting what isn’t. We are believing in an image that is not real. It is this false image we must learn to deny.

This does not mean that we deny that we are perceiving an image that is disturbing us. But we must let go of the belief that interprets the image is disturbing. At its core, this belief is always the belief that we are separate. So the way we can deny what isn’t and accept What Is to bring all disturbances to the Light of the Holy Spirit. His Light will shine away the false image and false belief and replace it with the certainty and peace of Love. How this is done is not our concern. Our job is simply to offer every disturbance to the Holy Spirit. He will bring us the Light we need in the form that will help us receive It.

Today is a happy day of practice of bringing all my shadows to the Light of Holy Spirit.


Mary:
The Holy Spirit has infinite patience because He very clearly knows that our worldly experience is just a dream. He knows we are safe at Home in Heaven, where we belong. He knows we have really gone nowhere and done nothing to change where we are eternally.

Today I let Holy Spirit remind me of the truth all through the day. My job is to have an open mind and not decide what anything means on my own. Today is a day of quiet listening. Today is a day of letting my mind be healed. Today is a day of letting my mind be healed of false stories of separation. And I give thanks for another opportunity to let my mind be healed by the Holy Spirit.

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From Restlessness to Peace

Robert:
The body’s eyes can only show us images. Images have no meaning of their own and they have no substance. With every image the body’s eyes present, we have a choice. We can interpret the image based on the past or we can let our true Self interpret it with Christ’s vision. Since the past is always a repeat of the thought of separation, it will interpret every image as a demonstration of separation in some way. But since Christ’s vision sees only oneness, it will look past the form of the image to see the Love or call for Love that are the only meaningful options. Both Love and the call for Love inspire one response — the extension of Love.

My prayer today: I open my mind and heart to Christ’s vision. I would see past all images and join in Love in each moment. I would see my brother as my Self reflected. Hold my hand today, dear brother, that I may remember we are one in Love and thus remember our one Self.


Mary:
This morning I noticed that I felt restless and I remember telling Robert about this restless feeling I had. I mentally laid this sense of restlessness on God’s altar. With this, I mentally said, “I choose once again, and this time I choose peace instead of what I chose before.”

An image that I thought of as myself, walked down a corridor of peace that appeared before me… As I continued to move forward in this corridor of peace, the restlessness that I felt before started falling off like barnacles off a ship… As I continued on, I realized that to go further, I needed to let go of the image that I saw as myself… It needed to fall away… I asked for help… And the peace corridor responded by moving into the space I left open…

My mind feels quiet now… The stillness and completeness is evident… I rest in the gentleness and fullness of peace… I feel gratitude for the gift of peace… I realize that it is not a small gift… I realize that peace is mine to choose eternally…

Today it is my opportunity to choose the gift of peace… I hand the dream story to peace… Peace is what I want… I accept peace today.

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