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Carried by Love

Mary:
This morning as I read A Course in Miracles and then go in quiet to the Holy Spirit, I am reminded to stay in the present moment. I am reminded to remember the eternal now. As I do this there is a growing feeling of peace and that all is well. I remember that I don’t have to try to figure out or do anything on my own because on my own I know nothing.

In the eternal now I am being carried. In the eternal now I rest in God. I can let go of the past and the future and be content to be right here, right now with God’s peace.

This is my opportunity today. In God’s quietness is every problem quietly resolved. In God’s quietness, I remember that there are no problems. There is only Love right now. I choose to let myself be carried by Love today. Simple, uncomplicated Love is all I need to receive and give.


Robert:
There can be no conflict in Love because Love is one. Since only Love is real, if I perceive conflict, it is because I am seeing something that is not there. In Love there is no adversary, no “other.” I honor Love by seeing the Love in my brother. I teach myself that I am Love by seeing the Love in my brother.

Love is always extending Itself because that is Its nature. To be Love and have Love, I must extend Love. Today I choose to walk in Love and let Love show me the Love that is everywhere. As I see Love, I will experience the joy of Love, the peace of Love, the safety of Love, the certainty of Love. Today I choose to walk in Love and remember God.

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Receive Peace; Extend Peace.

Holy Spirit to Robert:
Fear is always of the ego. Any sense of uneasiness, anxiety, worry or concern is a form of fear. Give these thoughts to Me. Let Me wash them free of guilt and return to you the limitless Love that is God’s gift. He created you without limits because He would not limit Himself.

The world was made by the ego to make limits (separation) appear real. But you can transcend the experience of limitation even as the body’s eyes appear to show you limitation. You experience freedom as you learn not to believe that there is any truth in what the body’s eyes show you.

Walk with Me today. Share My vision. I will show you the limitlessness beyond all images. I will show you the Love that is everywhere. You will learn of the Love you are. Share My vision and feel your freedom.


Holy Spirit to Mary:
Remember that I am with you all through the day. I am in your mind, extending peace. As you open to My gift of peace, you will naturally extend the peace you receive. As you go through your day, focus on keeping your mind to receiving the continuous flow of peace that is yours to receive and extend. Keep today very simple by practicing only this. Receive peace; extend peace.

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Joining in Love

Holy Spirit to Mary:
Let peace lead the way today. With peace leading the way, it is easy to laugh at the antics of the ego. With peace leading the way, you are open to inspiration in the moment. Practice this today and watch how well it works. Let yourself feel the happiness that peace brings with it. Have a happy day.


Robert:
My heart’s desire is to follow Holy Spirit’s lead in every moment. It appears that there is a decision that I categorize as “major.” (Note: All categories are of the ego.) The perception of “major” is a mechanism of the ego to make appearances seem real. I am grateful that the Holy Spirit is not deceived by appearances.

I take this perception of a major decision and place it on the Holy Spirit’s altar. I step back and notice that there still seems to be little threads attaching me to what I put on the altar. The Holy Spirit gives me a scissors and I use it to cut the threads.

I stand in peace and gratitude, feeling the strength of Holy Spirit’s presence in me. He reminds me that He knows exactly what is most helpful for all. He knows exactly what serves the plan of Atonement. He reminds me that the plan of Atonement is to return me and all my brothers to the happiness, freedom and peace that is God’s Will for the Son of God. I take time to let the awareness of Holy Spirit’s presence grow stronger.

I see Him wrapping the decision I placed on the altar in a blanket of Love. Now it appears to be like a glowing sphere and within this sphere are figures representing all who are blessed by the joining in Love that is offered in this experience. At first I see only a few people, but as I look closer, I realize that the blessing extends beyond the horizon. It has no limits because Love’s blessing is eternal.

I rest in Love’s blessing and feel its strength. I know I can trust in this strength. I feel blessed by the opportunity to participate in this joining that extends far beyond what the body’s eyes can see. Thank you, Father.

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Laugh at Fear Thoughts

Holy Spirit to Robert:
Rest in My Love. Here is your only real strength. Let Me guide your dream by not deciding anything on your own. I am here in your mind to make straight your path and clear all obstacles from your way. There are no obstacles but those you make up to interfere with your awareness of what God would have you have. I clear your way by helping you clear away the obstacles you have made.

To do this I need your help. I need your willingness to turn over to me all your thoughts and beliefs. I need your willingness to let me decide on your behalf, to let me be your interpreter of all things. Whenever you attempt to make plans on your own, you are choosing to keep obstacles between what you experience and what is the truth about you. I offer you freedom. All you need to is be willing to accept it.

Today remind yourself often, “I will step back and let Love lead the way.” This is how you allow yourself to be carried. This is how you will have a happy day.


Holy Spirit to Mary:
As you go through this time of transition, remember to laugh at fear thoughts. Fear thoughts come into your mind because you are bringing the past to the present. The past is nowhere and nothing. But when you take these thoughts seriously, you are making them real in your mind.  You can tell when this is going on by the level of tension you feel. When you are tense, you are not remembering to laugh. You are forgetting to see these thoughts as really nothing and meaningless.

As you learn to give these thoughts to Me, I then have the opportunity to show you that they are just really meaningless thoughts carried forward from the past. When these thoughts are given to me, I can show you that they are nothing and together we can laugh at the absurdity of thinking these thoughts are real.

Watch your mind for fear thoughts today and as soon as you discover them, hand them over to me for a correction in your perception. These thoughts are really insane, but it is difficult to recognize this while you are keeping them to yourself. Hand them over right away and you will shorten the time of struggle and pain. As we join together in looking at everything in your world, we will laugh frequently together. The dream grows gentler and smoother as we practice not taking the dream so seriously. Surrendering your dream offers Me the opportunity to bring you the happy dream where we see past illusions to the truth.

Giving all your experiences in time to Me is worth the effort. It is worth the vigilance. Seeing the ego for what it is is our purpose now. For when we see that it is truly meaningless, we can chuckle at the absurdity of its ideas. Let’s let today be another day of practice in joining with Me in everything you think and do. This vigilance will pay big dividends in your transition from bondage to freedom. You are moving from the caterpillar stage to the freedom of the butterfly. Let’s celebrate this transition together now as you practice every step.

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I Wanna Hold Your Hand

Holy Spirit to Mary:
Give time to quiet listening today. Invite God in. Invite peace in. Let your invitation to peace be the segue to a greater understanding of your true purpose, today and every day.

Let the Holy Spirit do its healing work in its own way. Just be willing to invite It in. Be receptive and willing to let go of your pet perceptions that are limiting you. Be willing to let them be washed away. Would you rather be right or happy? The Holy Spirit knows how to bring you true and lasting happiness. It is your function now to accept the undoing of your dream of separation.

Listen and receive. Practice this frequently today.


Holy Spirit to Robert:
I wanna hold your hand. I am here to remind you that you are loved and you are Love. I am here to help you remove the self-made barriers that hide your Love from you. Walk with Me today. Let Me extend Love through you. Hold My hand and together we will see God’s Love reflected back to us from all our brothers. What you see in them will remind you of What you are. Let us be in Love together.

I wanna hold your hand. Together we will fulfill our function and know that we are Love.

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Be Carried

Holy Spirit to Robert:
Let yourself be carried. The world you see is the effect of unwillingness to be carried. It is the wish to be in control and decide on your own what is real and what is not. This wish is the denial of God’s gift of eternal Love. It is the denial of God’s strength and peace. Let yourself be carried by accepting your heritage. You are your Father’s creation. He has given you all of Himself, which is all that is real. The wish for anything else is the wish that fantasies be real. Fantasies are not worthy of you. Your Father cares enough to give you the very best – all of Himself.

Imagine that you are riding on a Segway machine. This machine is Self guided. You simply let yourself be carried. You ride effortlessly along the way your Self has laid out for you. According to your Self’s plan, it stops or turns or waits. You feel completely confident that it is always bringing you to the right place at the right time and brings to your attention what is needed in the moment. You simply relax and let it roll through the good times given you by God.

As you let yourself be carried, you relax more and more. Your mind becomes more and more calm as it becomes less distracted by efforts to plan on its own. Your trust grows as you consistently follow in the way you are carried. You are learning to accept your inheritance.


Holy Spirit to Mary:
Your only meaningful purpose is to wake up from the dream of separation. You do this by opening to your inner Guide, the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit guides you to letting go of the past and the future. The Holy Spirit leads you to an awareness of peace in the eternal present.

Practicing this helps you let go of the reins. Practicing this helps you disengage from thinking that you know anything. Your total focus is on following the Holy Spirit in the present moment because you remember that on your own you do not know what anything means.

You relax and follow. That is all.

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Simple, Uncomplicated Love

Robert:
Today we read in the Text of A Course in Miracles:

Let us be still an instant, and forget all things we ever learned, all thoughts we had and every preconception that we hold of what things mean and what their purpose is. Let us remember not our own ideas of what the world is for. We do not know. Let every image held of everyone be loosened from our minds and swept away. (ACIM T-31.I.12)

It goes on to say that when we do this we free ourselves to live as we are free, “because an ancient learning passed away, and left a place for truth to be reborn.”

So the means to return Home is simply to forget all things we ever learned. This seems simple enough, yet in our experience, it seems hard to let go of all we learned. This is because we learned it because we wanted it. We wanted to be special and unique. We wanted to have a domain we could call our own. We have taught ourselves that we have achieved this goal. In this section we are also told, “No one who understands what you have learned… could ever doubt the power of your learning skill. There is no greater power in the world. …for your power to learn is strong enough to teach you that your will is not your own, your thoughts do not belong to you, and even you are someone else.” (T-31.I.3:1-2, 6)

This is very encouraging to me. It’s telling me that the very fact that I see a physical world of bodies and planets and stars is a demonstration of the magnitude of my learning skills. This is no small feat. It shows me that if I can make these fantasy images seem so real, I also have the ability to learn that I am free of all these false images. I simply need to choose another goal. The purpose of the Course is to teach me that the goal I chose is valueless and that the goal I really want is where all meaning lies. Only Love is real and therefore only Love has meaning. The only goal I really want is Love.

The way to achieve this goal is to let go of all judgment. Today is another day to practice having no opinions of my own and holding my mind open to Holy Spirit’s interpretation in every moment. This is how I will learn to look past the images presented by my past learning so that I can see that only Love is there. I will recognize the Love that is in me by Its reflection in everything I look upon.


Mary:
As I go to Spirit this morning, the words come to me: Simple, uncomplicated Love. What comes to me with this is that my practice today is to remember that behind every image lies simple, uncomplicated Love. Repeating these words like a mantra all through the day allows the veil of separation to be lifted to reveal what is really there — simple, uncomplicated Love.

It may look like I have many things to do today in the world. But right now it is very clear to me that my most important job is to allow myself to remember that only simple, uncomplicated Love is real. The rest is simply the dream of separation. This is how I move past fear to freedom with the Holy Spirit.

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