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A Benefactor Helps Us Go to Florida

Yesterday we received a call from someone who is enthusiastic about the Pathways of Light courses and the service to awakening Pathways of Light provides through its web site and Miracles News magazine. He asked how it was going and if the Pathways of Light property had sold yet. We told him that we were considering renting a place in the Orlando area while we still have the property here in Kiel. We were looking for a signal from Spirit for our next step. We wanted to know His plan. We were concerned about adding the cost of renting to Pathways’ monthly expenses.

After some discussion with this benefactor, he offered to make a donation that would be enough to help us take the next step toward establishing a presence in Florida. We went to Spirit and felt a clear confirmation that with this help, we could proceed with renting a place in Florida.

This morning we spent some time with Spirit, asking about the timing of taking this next step. Rev. Sharyn Zenz has already assured us that if we had everything ready for her, she could maintain the daily operations of the office in Wisconsin. We see that there is still much to do to prepare for this, such as producing and mailing the next “Miracles News” magazine, building an inventory of courses, CD’s, DVD’s, etc., and preparing the computer system to be able to coordinate long distance. This will probably take the rest of December. At this time it looks like we may make our move to Florida in early to mid January.

We know one thing that will make the move smooth and that is that we make no decisions on our own. This is wonderful “lab time” in the practice of listening to the Holy Spirit’s direction in each present moment.

We know that many of you have been asking and wondering how this move will unfold. We are excited to announce that indeed the next step has become clear. We would like to express again our gratitude to this angel benefactor who showed up at the perfect time to help us move forward with Holy Spirit’s plan. We will continue to share developments with you as they unfold and we are grateful to all of you who share the one goal of awakening to the truth by removing the barriers to Love’s presence, day by day.

As we remain vigilant in opening our minds to the Holy Spirit’s gift of peace, we know that the perfect answers show up at the appropriate time. We are realizing that we all are being carried as we continue to follow, moment by moment. We give thanks for our shared journey of awakening with all of you. We know that we continue to receive Holy Spirit’s blessing by extending His blessing.

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Letting Go of the Past and Future

Robert:  Peace is always present, now. If I am not experiencing peace, then my thoughts are focused on the past. It may even seem like I am thinking about the future. But since the future does not exist, I can only make up stories about the future based upon my perceived past.

Forgiveness, or letting go of the past, is how I clear the way for the peace of now to return to my awareness. If I experience uncertainty about the future, it is because I do not trust the present to extend its peaceful blessing eternally. And so I am trying to drag the past into the future. Since the past in my memory is only a hodge podge of bits and pieces of incomplete perception, it is impossible to use the past to construct a certain future.

But when I allow myself to let go of the past and open my mind to the eternal Love and peace and joy in the present, I feel the certainty of God. Here I rest. I let go of the constant analyzing and planning and I gratefully put the future in God’s Hands. I need plan for nothing. I need only rest in God. As I rest in Love, I have complete confidence that I am cared for completely. No harm can come to me but only blessing. Today I dedicate to resting in Love. Love will guide my way, step by step, with what to do and what to say. I am willing.

  Today, I let the stillness of Heaven fill my heart. Today I open my mind to receive Holy Spirit’s gifts of peace and Love and joy.

Today I let myself be carried. I stop frequently to step back and receive Holy Spirit’s inspiration. Today I would remember that God is happiness and therefore my true being is happiness. I would let God’s happiness fill my heart and mind. And I give thanks.

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You Are Safe In the Mind of God

What Mary received: Now is the time to remember that you are safe in the Mind of God. Now is the time to remember that you have never left your holy Home in Heaven. Now is the time to remember that fearful dreams may come and go, but that you are not the dream. Now is the time to remember that you have an inner Teacher Who will lead you out of the fearful dream if you will only be quiet and listen.

In quietness is every problem quietly resolved. Put out the “welcome mat” to your true Self. Let your mind be opened and the false ideas be removed. Let the healing waters of peace and joy wash through your mind.

This is the way you can be truly helpful in a world that still clings to the fearful dreams of separation and lack. You can be helpful today by sticking to the truth. You help every brother in the dream by stepping back and letting the Holy Spirit lead the way. In this way you are doing your part in helping the Sonship awaken from the dream of separation.

What Robert received:
Nothing in the world will bring you peace nor lasting happiness. But you can experience peace and happiness while you perceive yourself to be in the world. You need only focus your attention on your true Self, which is what God created you to be. It has not changed, though you dream of deprivation and fear.

Your true Self is eternal Love. Being Love, It is one with all Love. There is nothing else that is real. That is why Love is always at peace. Love is eternally giving Love, which is eternal joy. No matter what the appearance in the world, you remain Love as you were created. You remain in perfect peace.

As you go through this day, ask frequently to be shown the Light of Love that shines beyond appearances. It is always there. Open your mind and heart to see It. You will see the Love that is your brother and thus remember the Love you are.

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What Is My Focus In This Present Moment?

What Mary received:  The miracle is happening right now. Changes of mind are happening right now. Willingness is expanding. Willingness to be led to the truth is opening. It is a gradual process and it is happening now. It is helpful to be alert to the broadness of the opening to our one Spirit that is occuring right now.

Being alert means being open to the focus you have in the present moment. What is your intent in the present moment? Is your focus and intent joined with the Holy Spirit or is it joined with the ego’s intent? Right now, what am I joined with? Right now what am I allowing to come into my awareness? Right now, what is happening in my mind?

One clue as to what is happening is to be aware of the feelings that are present. Am filled with a sense of joy and well being? Or am I filled with a sense of frustration and lack? That will give me clues as to which thought system I am joined with right now. Right now, where is my focus, intent and allowing? Right now, am I letting the Holy Spirit into my mind? Am I letting peace be the source of my thoughts? I am the decision maker. It is my choice and what I experience will show me which I have chosen.

I begin by choosing peace. And from this simple, quiet, gentle choice, I am quietly led down Holy Spirit’s path to the truth.

What Annie received:
  The truth in you is immovable. It has been placed in the core of your being. You are the truth and the truth speaks of who you are. Let the truth make you free of the illusions you hold about yourself. It has the power to do so. Let it take you back to where you really are.

What Sharyn recieved:
  Your motto for today is let go, let go, and let God. Letting go of the illusions of the world are not hard as some think it is. To really want the truth you must let go of your own thoughts and what you think is real. The truth is we are all one. Therefore what you see in another is really what you see in yourself. See the Love in another and you will se the Love in your Self. Loving yourself is all that matters because as you let go and let go and let go some more, you will see that all that is left is Love. Letting go and letting God is true forgiveness. That is all Holy Spirit needs is your little willingness to let go so He can show you forgiveness. Forgiving is really for giving to the one Self, for there is only One. Blessed be God forever.

What Robert received:
  If you would be savior to the world, you need only accept your Self. You are Love. Nothing else. Since Love is one, there is no other. When you accept your Self, the perception of ‘others’ fades away. The practice of seeing the Love beyond the form, beyond the behavior, beyond the apparent situation or circumstance is the way you free yourself from the mistaken idea that you are separate and alone.  You are loveable because you are Love. When you accept your Self, you cannot help but offer Love everywhere, always. This is Heaven.

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Walk in Trust

Holy Spirit through Annie:  Don’t be afraid of changes and of new happenings. In truth, the stillness of the Self has never moved. It is from this quiet peaceful place you must look at everything around you. And you will know without any doubt what your next step must be. Walk fearlessly and trust that always all is well, no matter what it seems. Walk in trust, for when you follow your heart, there are no possible mistakes. And you will know you have arrived safely to your place of destination. Apply this to all your “moves,” big or small, and happily move on.

Holy Spirit through Sharyn:
Ego loves it when he can dance on your thoughts and bring up questions like how, who, what if, where and when. This is where TRUST is needed in Me. I do not ask questions of you. I give answers to you. I only want what is for your highest good and nothing more. Please believe Me when I say, “You are limitless.” Do not put limits on yourself or others. There are no limits when I am consulted and when I am paving the way for great things to happen.

When you are doing something to serve, do you believe I would ever let you down? So let go of any fears you may have and give them to Me on my platter. I will gladly heal them back to you tenfold. You are my pride. You are my joy. You are the salvation to many. Never be concerned that I would let you down. Only be concerned if the ego starts asking you questions to keep you stuck. I would not do that as I love you all and My Love is great. Amen

Holy Spirit through Mary:
There is no hurry. You are safe. Continue opening all your inner windows and doors to the truth. And the way will be shown with peace and certainty. Amen

Holy Spirit through Robert:
God’s Will for you is perfect peace. It is already yours. You need only accept it. The choice to believe in a world of differences, of form, of separate people and separate things is the choice to not accept peace.

You are now on a carefully planned curriculum to undo this belief in false ideas and return you to your natural state of peace. The situation and events in the world you perceive offer you the opportunity to look at them with Me. When you choose to let Me guide you through each moment, all situations and events become stepping stones to the experience of deeper and deeper levels of peace.

To be vigilant only for God’s Kingdom is to be dedicated to looking at all things with Me. You accept the gift each moment offers you when you allow Me to show you what is meaningful and what is not. Without My guidance in this world, each moment is used to guard against the peace and happiness that are your birthright. Walk with Me. Hold My hand and I will guide you to perfect peace.

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Peace Through Releasing Judgment

  I want peace. The Course tells me I only need to do one thing to have what I want: I need to relinquish all judgment. That is the means for me to remove the barriers to the presence of peace. Peace is always present. If I am not experiencing peace, I am in some way using judgment to defend against it.

This is why the early lesson “I do not know what anything means” is the lynch pin for the entire thought system of A Course in Miracles. This one thought, which teaches me that I have no basis for judgment and must therefore let it go, frees me from the burden of attempting to do what I cannot do. In that freedom I experience the peace of What I am.

Today I dedicate to the practice of releasing all judgment and opening my mind to the Teacher within, Whose judgment is all I want. This judgment is always: God’s Son is innocent.

  I need to ask myself all through the day, “Right now, how I can I be truly helpful?” When I remember to do this and follow through by listening to Holy Spirit’s answer, I can be certain that I will led to having a happy day. As I am willing to allow the Holy Spirit to be in my mind and lead me moment by moment, I am naturally filled with a sense of well being, peace and happiness.

I don’t have to worry about the future. I don’t have to worry about the past. Right now, I have all I need right within me to be truly helpful right this minute. This takes the burden off me. This makes everything very simple. As I do this, I remember that I am being carried to be of service in the best way possible right now. That’s all I need to have a happy day.

  Walk in gratitude for the wisdom that is yours. Walk in gratitude for the truth that has remained intact and pure in your mind throughout all your dreams. Walk in gratitude for the ever present Wisdom that has blessed every mind and will forever remain luminous and powerful in all.

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Choose Peace First

Holy Spirit through Mary:
  No matter what, go to peace. Choose peace first. The effect of choosing peace is allowing yourself to be carried. When you choose peace, you are opening your mind to the flow of Love and gentleness that is inherent in the Holy Spirit. Mountains become mole hills. What seemed difficult becomes simple. Just remember one thing today—choose peace. Once you feel the fullness of God’s peace, you will know exactly how to proceed.

Keep it simple. Keep it easy. And all conflict will dissolve. When you remember to choose peace, you are remembering to let the Holy Spirit guide your thoughts and actions. Do this one thing—choose peace—and everything will unfold as God would have it be. Amen.

  The Course says that this world is a dream, an illusion of being separate. The body’s eyes were made to show us images. While we identify with the body, we will seem to see images. We are not asked to deny that we see images. We are asked to deny that these images have any meaning of their own. As we learn to withdraw the meaning we give to what we see, we are able to open our awareness to what lies beyond images, beyond perception.

With practice, we can learn not to deny that we see images, but to disregard the images we see. That is how we open our hearts and minds to the vision of Christ, the Holy Spirit’s vision. That is how we learn to see Love everywhere, innocence everywhere. Today I will practice disregarding the meaning I give images and opening to the Holy Spirit’s vision. As I do this, it is inevitable that I will have a happy day because what remains to be “seen” is only Love. With Love comes joy and peace.

Holy Spirit through Sharyn:
The joy of feeling the Oneness with your Father is truly a feeling to behold. When these feelings come closer and closer together, your joy cannot help but be contagious to others. Be aware today of feeling One with your Father and the Holy Spirit and watch the joy that it brings to you and others around you. This truly is a step to be taken by a teacher of God. Amen.

Holy Spirit through Annie:
  Love is the way, the only way, the eternal way, the peaceful way. Walk in Love and you will have the answer to all questions that may arise in your mind. Love is always the answer. There are no mistakes in Love. There are no levels in Love. Love is maximal. Love transforms and heals. Love will enlighten you. Amen.

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