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The Way to Happiness and Peace

Robert:
The way to happiness and peace is to let go of all images in the world. The images of the world are just forms without content and can never satisfy. Contentment can only come with acceptance of my true Self, the one Self we all share, the Son of God. The Son of God shares God’s completion. Discontent of any kind can only mean that I am denying my Source and my completion.

My experience is that the more I let go of value I have given forms in the world, the more content I feel. I feel more peaceful and happy. I am less easily disturbed by any event, circumstance or appearance of someone’s behavior. All that really matters is that I accept God’s gift of His completion. I do this by taking every perceived disturbance to the Holy Spirit and open my mind to His vision. He will show me the Light beyond the form. The form fades away in the Light of Love.

Today is another day of vigilance for peace, taking any disturbance to the Holy Spirit for His gentle correction. This is how I forgive or let go of false idols and accept the reality of my Self in God.


Mary:
Amen! Today is another day of practice stepping back and following Holy Spirit’s lead.

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Awareness of Home

Mary:
This morning we were led to Lesson 158 of the Workbook for Students in A Course in Miracles. I found the following paragraph particularly helpful:

What has been given you? The knowledge that you are a mind, in Mind, and purely mind, sinless forever, wholly unafraid, because you were created out of Love. Nor have you left your Source, remaining as you were created. This was given you as knowledge which you cannot lose. It was given as well to every living thing, for by that knowledge only does it live. (W-pI.158.1)

This reminds me that I was created out of Love and that this Love is forever. This helps me remember that, in truth, there are no differences and that there is nothing to fear. The whole Sonship cannot lose what It is. We all have all Love forever. We can relax now. We are safe because we cannot lose our Identity as Love. This has been given us and we are coming to the point where we are willing to remember that only this is true about everyone in this world. And I am grateful that only this is true.


Robert:
Peace cannot be found in the past nor planned for in the future. Peace is experienced only in the eternal present. Our true Identity is timeless. The past and future are meaningless to the Self we share with all creation.

To wake up from the dream of time the practice of focusing on the present moment leads me out of the dream. In the peace of the present moment I am open to the Holy Spirit’s vision that sees past all images to the Light of Love that is everywhere.

Today is another peaceful, joyous day of practice giving full attention to the present. And I accept the help of my Mighty Companion, Who shares His vision with me, showing me the way Home.

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Accepting God’s Thoughts

Mary:
In our morning reading of A Course in Miracles, this is what stood out to me:

When your mood tells you that you have chosen wrongly, and this is so whenever you are not joyous, then know this need not be. In every case you have thought wrongly about some brother God created, and you are perceiving images your ego makes in a darkened glass. Think honestly what you have thought that God would not have thought, and what you have not thought that God would have you think. Search sincerely for what you have done and left undone accordingly, and then change your mind to think with God’s. (T-4.IV.2:2-5)

Because my mind and everyone’s mind is one with God’s, our natural inheritance is peace and joy. If I am not feeling peace and joy, then I am denying that my mind is one with God’s. It is such a blessing to know that I do not have to put up with the dis-spiriting thoughts of the ego. I can allow my mind to be changed by the Holy Spirit. The ego is not my identity and therefore guilt, sadness and being anxious about anything does not come from what I am in truth.

Jesus tells me to watch my mind for the temptations of the ego and not to be deceived by it. This is my practice today. I can let go of holding on to these thoughts. I can hand them over to the Holy Spirit and be returned to my natural state of peace and joy. This is my opportunity today. What a blessing!


Robert:
In my defenselessness my safety lies. This thought offers complete release from the bondage of belief in separation. If I think and want separation to be real, then I need to maintain that separation. This is done through judgment. Myriad rules and regulations have been made by which to judge and separate. As I learn to practice asking, “What is this for?” and open to the Holy Spirit’s answer, the rules that were made to maintain separation are given a new purpose. As I follow the purpose given by Holy Spirit, what was made to bind becomes the means to be free.

Today I will practice letting Holy Spirit give His purpose to all that I do. Thus will my day be a day of learning to be free. Oh happy day!

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Let Love and Peace Lead the Way

Holy Spirit to Mary:
Today remember simple, uncomplicated Love. Remember that you rest in Love always. Remember that Love is you nature, your function. And let everything flow from Love. Step back and let Love lead the way today. Love always leads you to peace and gentleness and a deep sense of well being. Let this be your journey today.


Holy Spirit to Robert:
Pay attention to your level of peace today. Peace opens the door to the awareness of your true Self. It clears your mind to be inspired by the truth in you. Let peace lead the way today and you will have a happy day.

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Offer Everyone Their Full Due

Mary:
Today we were guided to read A Course in Miracles Workbook, Lesson 37, “My holiness blesses the world.”

Your purpose is to see the world through your own holiness. Thus are you and the world blessed together. No one loses; nothing is taken away from anyone; everyone gains through your holy vision. It signifies the end of sacrifice because it offers everyone his full due. And he is entitled to everything because it is his birthright as a Son of God. (W-pI.37.1:2-6)

My job today is to offer everyone their full due. That is how I bless the world and help myself awaken to my true Identity. We all share one Identity. Accepting this and extending this is my purpose. The Light of God is all there is to see today. This brings me peace and joy.


Robert:
The central, ongoing, everyday lesson for me is to trust in Holy Spirit’s guidance. Since this world was made to deny my Identity as God created It, this world is the expression of distrust of my Self. The world establishes a surrounding that justifies distrust in what cannot be perceived through the body. In fact the body is the central figure in the denial of the reality of Love. It could be said that the mantra of this world is that what the body cannot perceive cannot be trusted.

But the effect of this distrust is ongoing fear because trust is being applied to an illusion of a world that has no substance. Trusting in what has no substance must bring fear with it. Symbolically it’s like stepping off a cliff and trusting that the air will support you. That’s what the ego tells us we are doing if we place our trust in Spirit. Yet actually the reality is the opposite. When we trust in the ego’s images, it is as if we are trusting in being supported by air. When we trust in the Holy Spirit, it’s like standing on an immovable rock.

So where do I want to place my trust? Do I want to be in fear or do I want to be certain of my safety? This is the choice between the world of dreams and the Reality of Love. I have experienced the blessing of remembering that my safety is in Love. In those moments I know without doubt that all my needs are met; I have everything I need when I need it. There is no concern about the future and the past is a forgotten memory. It is this awareness I want to keep in every moment.

This is my focus for today: I trust in God, Who is my Source and my strength. I need care for nothing, for I remain as God created me.

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Remembering Who We Are

Mary:
In our reading this morning we were guided to A Course in Miracles, Text, Chapter 31, Section VIII: Choose Once Again. This paragraph is my practice for today:

You are as God created you, and so is every living thing you look upon, regardless of the images you see. What you behold as sickness and as pain, as weakness and as suffering and loss, is but temptation to perceive yourself defenseless and in hell. Yield not to this, and you will see all pain, in every form, wherever it occurs, but disappear as mists before the sun. A miracle has come to heal God’s Son, and close the door upon his dreams of weakness, opening the way to his salvation and release. Choose once again what you would have him be, remembering that every choice you make establishes your own identity as you will see it and believe it is. (T-31.VIII.6)

If I really want to wake up from this dream of separation, I will be vigilant to see the Holy Spirit’s vision of my brother instead of the separate body I once saw there. Everyone is still as God created them. Nothing has happened to change God’s one Son. This is the message I am to receive and extend today and every day. And in this practice we all are blessed. Christ’s strength is invited to prevail.


Robert:
If any circumstance stimulates any level of fear in me, be it a hint of doubt or stark terror, it is a sure indication that I am believing I am a body, separate and alone. Fear is impossible to God’s one Son, Who is one with the only Strength there is. So any doubt, apprehension or fear becomes a blessing when I recognize it as a reminder to redirect my attention to the Source of strength within me. It becomes a gift that I can use to remind me to choose once again to remember that, “I am as God created me. His Son can suffer nothing. And I am His Son.” (T-31.VIII.5:2-4)

Believing in a world of separation is the denial of What I am. I am grateful that God’s loving Voice continuously reminds me that I remain the Love I was created to be and safe in that Love. Like a loving father gently comforts his frightened child, holding him in the safety of his arms, so our Creator calls to us with His Love and surrounds us in the safety of His Arms, saying, “You are safe, dear one. You have never left Me and I will never leave you, for we are one. Let go of the frightening image that crept into your mind. It could never be true. Turn to the Light that we share and remember Who you are.”

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From the Unknown to the Known

Mary:
Today is a day to practice placing my trust in God, not in the world. Today is a day of opening my mind to the Holy Spirit for His perspective on everything. Today is a day for paying attention to Holy Spirit’s lead. Today is a day of accepting Holy Spirit’s peace and extending peace to the world. What a happy opportunity I have today!


Robert:
Only Reality is known. With acceptance of Reality, Love is known in all Its fullness, without limit and without end. This knowing cannot be expressed in words, yet it fills all that is. This knowing is certain because there is nothing outside of It.

The world of dreams is the rejection of Reality and thus it cannot be known. This is the world of the unknown. What is not known brings up fear because there is no certainty in the unknown. The ego has an answer for this. It fills the unknown with stories and images. In the dream of the unknown, we believe these stories because they seem to bring us a sense of security. Yet this security is tenuous and brings with it an underlying fear, because beneath the show of certainty is the recognition that the stories and images are based on nothing.

We need to beware of making up stories to fill “empty spaces.” The made up stories are substitutes for the certainty of Love. But because they are based on nothing, they never satisfy. They never make us really feel safe. They also serve as a decoy that diverts our attention from the real Source of certainty and safety.

The Holy Spirit is ever present in our minds, offering us the certainty of changeless Love. This is where we will find peace. This is where we will find safety. The temptation to make up stories to fill the unknown makes it seem difficult to trust in the Holy Spirit’s certainty. We naturally want to believe in what we made. Yet they were made based on a false idea and are incapable of bringing us what we truly want.

So if we really want to experience the peace of God, to know the peace of God, we must be vigilant in paying attention first and foremost to the Holy Spirit’s inspiration, to His gentle correction and loving guidance. To the world of the unknown, this vigilance is unsettling. But to the Self we are, this vigilance brings joy and peace because it leads us back to knowing the certainty of our Home.

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