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Letting Holy Spirit Guide My Thoughts

Robert:
All I really want is the peace of God. It doesn’t seem like I have it, though in truth it is in me and all around me. The way to know the peace of God is to learn that “the world I see holds nothing that I want.” (See A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 128.) If I attempt to find peace through anything the world has to offer, I am seeking where peace cannot be found.

Today, once again, is a day for me to practice stepping back and letting Holy Spirit guide my thoughts, my vision and my actions. As He inspires me, all things I do serve my awakening and the awakening of the world. Anything I attempt to do on my own is simply a detour into a dead end that accomplishes nothing. I choose the Holy Spirit as my Guide today.


Mary:
It is the Holy Spirit That shows me the truth of Love beyond this world. It is the Holy Spirit That brings Christ’s vision into my mind. It is only through the Holy Spirit that I am able to rise above and see the Love. Today it is my opportunity to let myself be carried by the inspiration that comes from the Holy Spirit, our one true Self.

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Resting in the Truth

Mary:
In our reading in A Course in Miracles this morning, this is what stood out to me:
“Open your mind and rest. The world that seems to hold you prisoner can be escaped by anyone who does not hold it dear. Withdraw all value you have placed upon its meager offerings and senseless gifts, and let the gift of God replace them all.” (ACIM, W-pI.127.8:2-4)

Today is a day dedicated to opening my mind to let God’s gifts replace all of the world’s meager offerings. Today is a day dedicated to letting my mind open to the Light of everyone’s beingness as Love. The Love we all are is our only truth. Today is a day dedicated to resting in the truth and receiving God’s Love.


Robert:
How do we escape the world of guilt and fear? The answer is summed up in one world — forgive. If I hold anything in the world of form dear, I am valuing a barrier to the awareness of Love’s presence, and so I do not know my Self.

What is the benefit of forgiveness? A future unlike the past because forgiveness lets the past go. It lets go of the barrier’s to Love so that the Love that is ever-present extends eternally, without limit.

How do we forgive? A Course in Miracles is very clear that we need help on this one. We need help from beyond the thought system of separate identities and separate forms. This Help is ever present in our minds. It is called many names — the Holy Spirit, the Self, Guide, Teacher, Friend — to name a few.

To forgive I must resign as judge and let this inner Teacher judge on my behalf. This Teacher is not deceived by appearances. It remembers that only Love is real. As I allow myself to receive my inner Teacher’s vision, I will let go of the mistaken judgments that are nothing more than an attempt to make separation seem real and thus deny God’s Love.

Today is another day to practice stepping back with an open mind to let the Holy Spirit be my interpreter. It is this practice that will set me free from the world of guilt and fear.

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A Lesson in Love

Robert:
A Course in Miracles tells us not to mistake the body for the Son of God. To me this means that neither my body nor the appearance of other bodies has anything to do with What the Son of God is. ACIM also tells us that the body is the ego’s chosen home. It is the basis for all judgment and guilt. Since God is Love and nothing else and His Son is the extension of Love which is eternally innocent, judgment and the perception of guilt must be in the domain of the body and the ego.

The task of the Holy Spirit in my mind is to teach me to recognize that no form has any meaning and therefore has no value. Value lies only in the changeless Love that is the one Self I share with all. It is in identifying with this Self, which cannot be seen with the body’s eyes, that I experience the quiet joy that is my natural state. This state is accepted as I let go of judgment, let go of identifying with the body as what I am.

So today my practice is to let go of judgment by choosing to let the Holy Spirit judge on my behalf and show me the reality of Love that is everywhere. The more I accept this lesson, the happier I will be.


Mary:
Today I have the opportunity to remember that I rest in God eternally… I have the opportunity to remember that everyone rests in God eternally… I have the opportunity to remember that this is the truth and not the continuous flow of stories the ego mind generates… I have the opportunity to remember that all is well and nothing change the pure Love that the Son of God is… The whole Sonship (which includes everyone in this world) is wholly innocent, wholly pure and wholly blessed — right now and forever… What a wonderful opportunity I have today!

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Let Love Lead the Way

Robert:
There is a path of Light that goes before all of us. It cannot be seen by the body’s eyes. It is seen through forgiving eyes that have let go of the barriers to Love, for this path of Light is the path of Love. Love excludes no one, for it extends equally and eternally to all. In the changelessness of Love is perfect peace. The joy of being in the eternal extension of Love is beyond any experience in the world. This is our natural state.

Today I ask with an open heart to be shown how to look past my judgments so that I can let them go and see the path of Light that leads me Home.


Mary:
When I want to see through the eyes of Love, I will see Love. My practice today is to let go and let Love lead the way. This is what brings me happiness and peace.

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Hear Heaven’s Song

Holy Spirit to Mary:
Step back and let yourself hear Heaven’s song right now… Practice letting yourself hear Heaven’s song all through the day today… It is worth the vigilance. Your one true Self is there… Let yourself receive the blessing of the truth about you and every brother… Let yourself receive the truth that only Love is real… Let yourself receive the truth that Go is… Love is… There is nothing else.

Here there is no conflict… Here there is only peace… This is Heaven’s song… Let Heaven’s song carry you through your day today… Let yourself remember that you rest in God all through the day…


Holy Spirit to Robert:
Here is a way to plan your day: Think of your day as a pathway extending out before you… See that pathway lighted by Love… You may see people entering this pathway lit by Love, then leaving it as they go about their way… But your path remains unchanged, shining in the radiance of Love… Events seem to occur, but the radiance of your pathway remains constant… This is your path laid out for you by your Self… Hold your attention on this and let Me take care of the details… Hold to the Light of Love today.

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Accepting God’s Gift of Peace

Robert:
When I allow myself to settle into peace, I feel safe and I recognize the truth in everyone as my Friend. I am comforted by the confidence that I am carried in God’s Love. There is no concern about the future and the past is a faded image in my mind. I feel the steadfastness of God’s Love.

This state of mind is available to me in every moment. I receive it when I am willing to join with my true Self — the extension of God’s Love. Disturbance of any kind is simply a signal to step back and return to peace. Today is another day to practice this.


Mary:
The practice of stepping back and accepting God’s gift of peace opens the door to the awareness of Love’s presence. Receiving peace is the catalyst that lifts the veil of the ego’s false ideas and clears the air of fear thoughts. Peace is all I want and all I need. This simplifies everything.

The statement from A Course in Miracles, “I could choose peace instead of this,” is a very helpful reminder when I get lost in believing in differences. This habit is so helpful and returns my mind to sanity. In truth there is nothing but Love and accepting peace is the path by which the Holy Spirit once again returns me to the truth.

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Relax and Let the Truth Return

Robert:
My heart is filled with gratitude. I am grateful that my inner Teacher has infinite patience and will never give up on me. I’m grateful that there is a part of my mind that does not buy any of the dream that seems so engaging. I am grateful that I always have a loving Friend ready to help when I am willing to accept it. I am grateful that I have the help I need to let go of the images that have seemed so real, so threatening and so immovable.

I am grateful that my Self will always provide a plan that leads to my release from the sense of separation that makes loss and lack seem real. I always have within me the means to loose the world from all I thought it was and awaken to the certainty, peace and joy of the eternal Love that is my Home. My heart is filled with gratitude.


Mary:
The stories of the world are so complex and filled with guilt and suffering. I am grateful that I have the means right in my mind that releases me from these stories. These stories seem endless if I grab on to them and hold them dear. The good news is that I have a Teacher That resides right in my mind that lifts me up and frees me from these complex and sorry stories.

The way to connect with this powerful inner Teacher is to be willing to relax my hold on the stories. If I think I already know what’s what, I will not be open to the thought reversal that my inner Teacher brings. To let go of thinking that I know anything, I have learned that taking time to relax deeply is very important. The Holy Spirit is always waiting to heal my mistaken thoughts.

I open the door to the Holy Spirit’s insight when I am willing to relax and let go of the ego’s constant chatter. I have found that the practice of relaxing all the muscles in my body helps. I also focus on accepting the healing peace that Holy Spirit brings to my conflicted mind. Taking the time to accept Holy Spirit’s gift of peace is the key to letting my mind be healed. The inner transformation that comes frees my mind from believing in the stories.

What I thought was a problem before is seen as meaningless. The mountain becomes a mole hill and is easily passed by. Grievances disappear in the the powerful Light of the Holy Spirit’s peace. I am able to see past time to the eternal truth. The veil is lifted so that I can see past the stories to the truth. The saying in the introduction to A Course in Miracles, “Nothing real can be threatened. Nothing unreal exists. Herein lies the peace of God.” becomes a powerful experience rather than just words.

The Holy Spirit can then show me the unsubstantial nature of the clouds that reflect the ego’s meaningless stories of separation. What is meaningless is not a threat. What is meaningful is everything. And only God’s eternal oneness as Love is meaningful. And for this healing thought reversal, I give thanks.

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