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Let My Mind Be Healed

This morning we worked with A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 137. This really stood out:

We will remember, as the hour strikes, our function is to let our minds be healed, that we may carry healing to the world, exchanging curse for blessing, pain for joy, and separation for the peace of God. (W-pI.137.13:1)

Here it is very clear that my only real purpose for today is to let my mind be healed. This requires that I pay attention to the thoughts that I am holding on to in my mind. Am I feeling blessed, joyful and filled with the peace of God? If not, I need to remember again that my function is to let my mind be healed.

The thoughts I hold in my mind are the cause of my experience. If I don’t like the effect, I must return to the cause — the thoughts I am joining with. My only function today is to hand over every thought that is not filled with blessing, joy and peace to the Holy Spirit to let my mind be healed.


I am eternally safe in the Presence of God. It is impossible to leave His Presence in truth. But I can imagine that I am somewhere else and will consequently experience a sense of loss, emptiness, lack of love and dispiritedness. To return to the joy of God’s Presence, I simply need to let go of trying to be somewhere else. I am grateful that the Holy Spirit remains in my mind to help me let go of false imaginings and remember that I remain safe in the Heart of God.

My practice for today is to be vigilant for the peace of God by offering every thought that seems to bring something else to the Holy Spirit in my mind. This is how I let go of the thoughts that God would not have me think and join with God’s eternal Thought of Love.

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Let Go and Let God

In a place of quietness this morning, this is what came in to my mind:

Opening to the idea of letting go and letting God brings with it the awareness of that which is beyond this world. The practice of letting go and letting God brings with it the awareness of eternity — what is eternally true about you and every brother you see in the dream.

Time is just a made up idea. Everything found in a world of time is false — an illusion. It is not true. There is only changeless eternity. The Love you are is What is eternal. This is true about you right now. You are God’s Love right now. Let yourself soak in this awareness… You are God’s Love right now… and nothing else is real… And what is true about you is true about everyone you see in this world because eternal Love is one and encompasses all that is. There is nothing else.

As you go through your day, let yourself remember the truth that you are eternal Love That can never change. Let yourself remember the truth that everyone you think of or talk to today is this same eternal Love… This practice will bring you happiness and peace and joy!


When I opened my mind to inspiration, this is what came to me: Let peace lead the way today. Be mindful of your level of peace. When you notice a sense of efforting or any other disturbance of your peace, pause and do what it takes to return your mind to peace.

By letting peace lead the way, you let yourself be taught of the constant care that is eternally given you. You learn that you are not alone and separate, but joined with all Love. What greater lesson is there than this? Be in peace today.

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Present Trust

In our reading in A Course in Miracles this morning, this is what stood out:

Your present trust in Him is the defense that promises a future undisturbed, without a trace of sorrow, and with joy that constantly increases, as this life becomes a holy instant, set in time, but heeding only immortality. Let no defenses but your present trust direct the future, and this life becomes a meaningful encounter with the truth that only your defenses would conceal. (W-pI.135.19)

This brings to mind “God is the strength in which I trust.” I need this reminder often. Otherwise I can get lost in thoughts of vulnerability and feeling I need to make plans on my own for my defense and safety.

Placing my trust in my true Self is how I am led Home. It is what brings me peace and joy. Trusting in God’s plan and not my own is the cornerstone for returning to the awareness of my true Identity. My practice for today is to focus on my present trust in Him. And for this constant reminder I give thanks.


With trust comes the recognition that I’m being carried by the Love of God. When I identify with a separate self-identity, trust goes out the window and I feel weak and vulnerable, in need of defense.

To come back to trust, it is important that I pause and do whatever I need to do to welcome peace again into my awareness. It may be as simple as taking a breath and relaxing. But if I am emotionally involved in the appearance of the moment, I may need to do more to set that aside and let peace return to my awareness. As I return to peace, trust comes with it and I remember that I am carried by the Love of God.

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Pause for Inspiration

As I observe how much I forget to practice the inspiration I receive in our morning sessions as I go through the day, I see that there is more resistance to awakening than I realize. The excuse I use is that I get busy doing the projects of the day. But if I am honest with myself, I could easily pause for a few seconds or a minute to refocus my attention on my practice without interfering with accomplishing the projects I need to get done during the day.

A Course in Miracles acknowledges this resistance. But it also cautions us not to use missed practices as an excuse to stop practicing all together. All I need to do is continue to practice again as soon as I remember. I see that this does work.

I have been practicing with ACIM for quite a few years. I do see that I do practice more, even though it is inconsistent. I also see that in my daily life experience I am more peaceful, loving and happy than I was before I started practicing. The practice is working!

I like the benefit and so I will not use the apparent failure to practice at times as an excuse to give up. Rather I am encouraged by the changed experience of life to continue every day to practice listening and applying the lessons from Spirit and A Course in Miracles in my daily life. I have great gratitude that I have the means to forgive the world and forgive myself and to return Home to Love.


As I go to that place of quiet, I hear the words, “Pause for inspiration throughout the day.” This is a gentle reminder, helping me see that I need to step back more frequently throughout the day.

I cannot hear the inspiration unless I pause to listen. The busy ego’s world, which attempts to demonstrate that separation is real, can fill up my mind, leaving no space for Holly Spirit if I let it. I am being reminded this morning to give more time to the Holy Spirit throughout the day. Pause for inspiration.

I am going to write little post-it notes and put them around the house to help me remember more frequently to open up to Holy Spirit’s healing perspective. Doing this lightens and brightens my day. I choose to have a happy day with Holy Spirit’s help in my mind. Thank you Holy Spirit. In gratitude I heal.

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Accepting Love’s Changeless Oneness

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

You have been called, together with your brother, to the most holy function this world contains. It is the only one that has no limits, and reaches out to every broken fragment of the Sonship with healing and uniting comfort. This is offered you, in your holy relationship. Accept it here, and you will give as you have accepted. The peace of God is given you with the glowing purpose in which you join with your brother. The holy light that brought you and him together must extend, as you accepted it. (T-18.I.13)

This reminds me that my holy purpose is to accept and extend the fact that we all are the same Love of God. This means I am joined with every brother, for we are one. Accepting my true purpose of returning to oneness brings me the peace and joy and comfort that I really want.

Right in my mind is the Light of Truth that returns me to remembering Love’s oneness. Opening to this healing Light is my purpose for today. This is how my mind is healed. This is how I extend healing as I join with the truth of our oneness with every brother.


Holy Spirit to Robert:
You believe you are an image — a body, a personality, a separate self, alone, with private thoughts. This self-image is vulnerable and easily disturbed by anything that would seem to raise the image to question. Because you think this self-image is you, you believe you must protect it carefully.

You think that any change in this image would change you because you believe you changed yourself when you made this image. It is not true, but your belief in the image makes you think you need to be constantly vigilant lest anything disturb this image. You have so strongly identified with this image that you believe the loss of it would be your death.

This is the condition of everyone who walks the world, believing they are a body with a separate mind looking out at other bodies. It is not true. You remain safely within the strength and love of God, unchanged and unchangeable. This self-image is simply a false construct that will disappear the moment you are willing to accept God’s gift of all His Love. He offers It still, unaffected by your denial of It. He has never withdrawn His Love. It is yours for the accepting. All you need do is let go of the image you have made of yourself and God’s all encompassing Love will flood your awareness and your joy will be complete.

You can take a giant step forward to this recognition by reminding yourself frequently today, “God is but Love and therefore so am I.”

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Accepting Holy Spirit’s Kind and Gentle Help

Mary:
This morning as I go into a place of quiet, I am reminded that the Holy Spirit is always there in my mind, waiting to heal my perception. It is encouraging to remember that Help is always there if I feel frustrated or impatient with any situation. Help is always there if I am not feeling at peace.

To access this Help, it takes my willingness to step back and relax… It takes my willingness give the time to allow His peace to fill my mind… It takes my willingness to let go of what I think I know… to let go and let God. This is my practice for today — to accept Holy Spirit’s help all through the day.


Robert:
Today my practice is to let every situation be used on behalf of awakening. To do this it is important that I be vigilant for peace that my mind may be open to Holy Spirit’s kind and gentle lessons. This is how I will loose the world from all I thought it was.

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Let Love Extend Through Me

Robert:
There is really only one thing for me to do today: Let Love extend through me. The forms this may take in the dream may appear to be many. It may look like forgiving software that does not do what I want it to do. It may look like letting go of an opinion that a situation is not to my liking. It may look like releasing a judgment about someone’s words, behavior or appearance. In truth these are all the same, for they all remove the barrier that interferes with Love’s extension.

Today I ask Love’s guidance to help me see past appearances and let Love freely extend through me. This is how I will remember Who I am.


Mary:
Today is a day to remember that the whole Sonship remains in Heaven where It was created. The whole Sonship is eternal Love because It has not separated from Its Source. Today is a day to remember that this is true and nothing else is true.

The separate bodies, the separate lives, the separate times and places — all these are but wandering in dreams while safe at Home. This is what I choose to remember today. In A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 131 I am reminded, “Today I seek and find all that I want. My single purpose offers it to me. No one can fail who seeks to reach the truth.” (W-pI.131.15:5-7) I can remember that everyone has never left Heaven. Everyone is still as God created them. It is this I choose to remember today.

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