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Vigilance for Peace

Today my practice is to be vigilant for peace. This means paying attention to when I am not at peace and offering my disturbed thoughts to the Holy Spirit for His kind and loving correction. His vision will show me the truth beyond the misperception so that I can see truly with Christ’s vision. This is how I will accept my part in God’s plan for salvation of the world.


My practice for today is to pay attention to what is happening in my mind. Right now, am I joined with ego thoughts or am I experiencing God’s peace? Right now, in this present moment, which hand am I holding?

Right now, my practice is to be willing to remember that I am eternal Spirit, along with every brother. My practice is to remember that Heaven is here. Heaven is now. There is no other place. This practice today will take vigilance and patience, remembering that I always have all the help I need from the Holy Spirit as I go through this day.

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Accepting the Light in You

This morning we were guided to A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 61, “I am the light of the world.” As I did the practice of the lesson, this is what came to me:

I am the light of the world. Light is in me.
Wherever I go, Light Is, so I can only see Light.
If I perceive anything but Light,
I am perceiving something that is imaginary, not real.

Light as we know it in the world never limits itself. It continually extends. We can put up barriers against the light to make a place of darkness, but the light continues to shine. It does not battle against the barrier. Light always joins with other light. If darkness is brought to light, light fills the darkness and the darkness is dispelled.

This is why light is an effective symbol for the Love of God, which also is unlimited and unaffected by false images of lack of Love. As light does not battle against barriers to the light, Love does not battle against barriers to Love. But Love always enters where It is welcome.

Being reminded that I am the light of the world tells me that I can never be without light, without Love. I can be unaware of Love because of barriers I have made against it. But Love is still in me, extending eternally, whether I am aware of it or not. This same Love is in everyone and joins us as one.

I welcome Love by letting go of judgment. Judgment is a defense against Love. As I am willing to turn over my judgments to the Holy Spirit and to receive Holy Spirit’s reinterpretation, I clear away the barrier and welcome Love. This is the gift forgiveness offers. Today is a day to practice bringing all my judgments to the Holy Spirit for His reinterpretation.


This ACIM quote comes to mind: “The sight of Christ is all there is to see. The song of Christ is all there to hear. The hand of Christ is all there is to hold. There is no journey but to walk with Him.” (T-24.V.7:7-10)

I am being reminded to be willing to remember the truth that nothing has happened to change God’s one Son. God is but Love, and therefore the whole Sonship is only Love and nothing else. If I am seeing something other than the Light and Love of God, it is merely coming from the false ego mind that is trying to replace God with ideas of separation and uniqueness.

Today it is my opportunity to be shown the difference between the real and the unreal, between truth and illusions. Just because I have believed in illusions of separation does not mean I have to continue making the same mistake. I can step back and let my mind be corrected. I can return from fear to Love. I can let my mind be healed today.

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We Are All Safe in God

When I went into a place of quiet this morning, what came to me is the thought that no matter what we are dreaming, the truth is that we are still safe in God. We share the one Mind of God and our beingness in God is eternal.

We can relax and open up to the truth of our eternal safety in God. We can feel the peace of God and the sense of well being that comes with accepting our true Mind’s beingness in peace. All this awareness of our true happiness comes with our willingness to accept the truth about ourselves and every brother.

My practice for today is to accept my inheritance as part of God. God’s Love is shared equally with all. And because God’s Love is my Love, my Love is shared with all equally. Letting this constant truth be in my mind is my practice for today.


When I let myself relax deeply into peace, I do feel the connection of Love with all my brothers. There is little distinction between those who I do not know such as someone I may pass in the grocery store and someone I may feel in close relationship to. The sense of Love connection is the same. The individual characteristics do not get my attention when I am in this place of peace. The connection at the level of Love brings with it a feeling of quiet joy and gratitude. There is a sense of being among friends which reflects the truth that we are all joined in one loving Self.

Today I will remind myself frequently, “peace first.” As I put peace first, I make way for the memory of our oneness in Love to return to my mind.

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Giving Time to God

This is what came to me when I quieted my mind and listened:

Let your mind relax… Just let go… Hand over all the meaning that you give to everything… Just relax and let simple, uncomplicated Love take over…

Let yourself remember that no matter what your “life” looks like, you are still in the Mind of God… You are still in God because your are part of God… God is pure Love and therefore you are pure Love eternally… You are changeless Love, full of peace, joy and happiness… Let yourself feel the changeless peace of your true Identity…

Just relax and let the truth of What you are and Where you are return to your awareness… Your mind is open to your one true Self…

This is how you give time to God… This is how you receive the truth of what Is now and forever… This is how you know that nothing has happened to change God’s one Son… Give time to God today and in return you will receive a deep awareness of Love’s Presence and Love’s peace.


Rest in God means letting go of control, letting go of trying to make the world fit my own personal liking. The idea of “personal liking” comes from the ego thought system of being separate and alone. Making a world to my own liking requires constant attention. It is a refusal to accept what I was created to be; it is a constant defense against Love.

This ongoing defense is so exhausting that I have to sleep for about eight hours every day just to recuperate from all the effort and prepare for another day of defense. This is the daily cycle of the ego’s world. All this is laid by when I let myself rest in God. I still seem to need sleep because I have not fully let go and let God. But the more I let go, the more I am at peace. The more I let go of trying to control my little domain, the more I feel God’s limitless Love as my own.

Today I will remind myself often that I rest in God, I am safe, I need no defense.

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Make Way for Joy

Today we read the following in the Workbook of A Course in Miracles:

We will not judge today. We will receive but what is given us from judgment made beyond the world. Our practicing today becomes our gift of thankfulness for our release from blindness and from misery. All that we see will but increase our joy, because its holiness reflects our own. (W pI.164.7:1-4)

This reminds me that if I want to be happy, I need to let go of all my judgments. As I let them go I make way for judgment that comes from beyond this world — the Holy Spirit. This passage also tells me that while it’s possible to release the world in one all-inclusive choice to forgive, the Course clearly acknowledges that we need to practice.

It is through practice that we open to the experience of increased happiness. This added joy serves as a motivation to keep practicing. Forgiveness really does pay off with joy. With practice, we all will eventually come to the point of full forgiveness that releases us completely from the thought system of separation and we remember we are in Heaven now. Today is another happy day of practice.


In order to let go of judgment, I must be willing to let my mind quiet and be open to the healing perception of the Holy Spirit. I must be willing to let go and follow the thoughts that Holy Spirit brings me. I must be willing to receive the gift of peace that brings me past the world of separation and opens my mind to the real world of Love’s oneness. This is my practice for today.

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Accepting Christ’s Vision

Looking through the body’s eyes, the images of the world seem very real. It really seems like I need to eat and protect the body from the “elements.” It seems like there are other bodies in the world and events that seem to have an effect. The Course is not asking us to deny that we perceive these images. But we are being asked to remember that these images are meaningless. “My meaningless thoughts are showing me a meaningless world.”

Why is it helpful to remember that my meaningless thoughts are showing me a meaningless world? I have observed that as I let go of judgments about the world I see, I am much less reactive to it. My peace is less frequently disturbed. I am more likely to offer love in my mind to a brother who seems to be distressed. I am less argumentative, more open to inspiration. In short I am much happier. Remembering that my meaningless thoughts are showing me a meaningless world opens my mind to receive the blessing of God’s Love, the only true meaning.

Today I will practice remembering as I work at the computer or talk on the phone or prepare a package for the mail that my meaningless thoughts are showing me a meaningless world and that beyond the images is Love and nothing else. And I know that Holy Spirit will help me see Christ’s vision of truth.


Remembering the importance of seeing with Christ’s vision reminds me of the two steps that are necessary to receive it: 1. I must remember that I do not know what anything means, including this. 2. I have within me the Spirit of Love That will show me all true meaning as I am willing to have a quiet, open mind. Today my practice is to return to that quiet place in my mind where all true answers lie. Here I receive Christ’s vision. Here I return to the truth that I never left Heaven. I at Home, safe in God, where everyone is.

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Accepting Peace

We received these insights when we went to Holy Spirit today:
Do you want peace? Then accept the peace that is given you. Any judgment is the denial of peace because it is the perception of conflict. This is why forgiveness is your salvation. When you lay down a judgment, you release a barrier that has held peace at bay.

You have thought that judgment would protect you. But instead, it has increased your fear and held guilt in place. Where guilt is, peace is hidden. Forgive, lay down your judgments, and peace will flow into your awareness, reminding you of your natural state.

Be vigilant for peace today. Use every situation as a means to release barriers to peace and to reinforce the blessing of peace given and received. Let this be your goal today.


To maintain the experience of peace throughout the day, ask yourself frequently, “In truth, what am I and where am I?” Asking this question and being open to receive the truth puts the Holy Spirit in charge of your day. It becomes a day of following your true Self’s lead instead of following the lead of the false ego mind.

This practice brings a sense of rest and peace so strong that it looks past all disturbances. So ask this question frequently that you may remember What you are and Where you are in truth.

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