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Rise Above to See the Love

Holy Spirit through Mary:
  Be happy now. Allow your mind to rise above to see the Love. Love is everywhere. Let your mind be opened by the Holy Spirit. Let yourself feel Love’s soothing, comforting Light. Let yourself soak in God’s healing Light. Let yourself see that this healing Light is everywhere and available to everyone as they are ready and willing to receive it.

Starting your day by opening your mind to the healing power of God’s Love will make a very big difference in how you experience your day. You will feel safe, in need of no defense. You will feel open and loving and giving. You will feel peaceful and happy. You will be receptive to Holy Spirit’s inner promptings throughout the day. This is the day you want and you will experience it this way as you are willing to keep your mind open and receptive to the Holy Spirit’s blessings throughout the day. Have a happy day. As you are willing to accept it, it is yours.

Holy Spirit through Robert:
  You have spent seeming eons planning for your safety and happiness in dreams of separation, isolation and aloneness. None of these plans have worked because dreams will never satisfy the Holy Son of God. Only the Heaven of God’s Love is worthy of His Son. Being His Son, only the Heaven of God’s Love is worthy of you.

You have reached the point where you have at least a little willingness to relinquish your plans. This little willingness opens a crack in the door that you have held closed against the loving blessings offered you in every moment by the Holy Spirit in your mind. Now is the time to practice letting go of your plans and opening to the Holy Spirit’s lead. The consequence of choosing Holy Spirit’s lead over your own plan is the end of the world as you have known it. The consequence is ultimately your return to the Heaven that is your Home.

The joy you find in your real Home so outshines the petty pleasures you experience in the world which seem to glow for an instant and then disappear that all attraction to the images of the world will disappear. You will rest in happy laughter in the perfect peace and eternal Love of God. No dreams of separation and isolation will cross your mind. You will share God’s joy as you share and extend His Love. These gifts are yours now, awaiting only your acceptance. Are these gifts not worthy of a little effort to practice stepping back and opening to the Holy Spirit’s lead?

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You Are One In Love

Holy Spirit through Robert:
  Complexity is the ego’s game. The body’s eyes seem to show you a complex world. Remember, the body was made to be a limit. It was made to limit your awareness, to keep you unaware of What you are and Where you are. What and Where you are is so simple that it is incomprehensible to the ego. In fact, the ego does not want to comprehend it because the ego is the desire not to know What and Where you are. You are one in Love. Nothing more and nothing less.

While you believe you are in the dream of separation, you need help to let it go. That is the function of the Holy Spirit, your true Self, in your mind. In the dream it seems that you are being directed to move to a completely different environment, from Wisconsin to Florida. Remember dreams are always made up of symbols. This move is just a symbol. It is an outward expression that represents a call to let go of previously held limits of what you think your are and what you think you are to do. It is a symbol of opening to a greater joining. It is a symbol of opening your circle to be more inclusive in service of the Holy Spirit. It represents a move to greater willingness to join with what appears to be others in service to Holy Spirit’s plan of awakening.

This shift, symbolized by the move, is taking you out of your comfort zone of what you have believed you “knew.” Because of this there seem to be many unknowns. This is true in your perception on the level of form. Your practice now needs to be to redirect your attention from the level of form to the level of mind. Focus on shifting to greater openness in your mind. The form will come into being of its own as your mind releases self-imposed limitations. In the past few weeks you have made great strides in opening your mind. There is much more opening to do.

These morning sessions of opening to Holy Spirit’s inspiration are very helpful for you. Be diligent in this practice. It serves you well. Now is not the time to focus on the details in the world of form. Now is the time to focus on following Holy Spirit’s guidance into a greater expression of inclusion and extension of Holy Spirit’s plan of awakening. The details will come in their time. This attention at the level of the mind is important to prepare you to receive the details. The details are simply the symbolic expression in the dream of the Holy Spirit’s plan that leads to the release of the world from the dream.

Holy Spirit through Mary:
  Be patient. Be relaxed and let it come to you. Don’t try to go out and get it. Know that the Holy Spirit is guiding it very gently, very carefully, and understands the perfect timing for everyone concerned regarding this “new venture.” Many people who will be involved and will be participating at very high levels need time to be brought into alignment with Holy Spirit’s greater plan. You cannot possibly know these things. Only the Holy Spirit understands the big picture. That is why it is so important for you now to continue your daily, hourly practice of stepping back and checking in with Holy Spirit’s direction with everything you encounter in the dream.

Remember you are being carried. Remember it is falling in your lap in the most perfect way possible. Your job is to trust, stay relaxed and do what is right in front of you to do right now. Use this time to practice letting go of the past and letting go of the future and opening your mind to the eternal presence of God’s peace and Love and joy.

Resist the temptation to try to figure it out yourself. It is impossible. Give it up. This is the perfect mind training you need in Holy Spirit’s inner school of waking you up from the dream of separation.

Remember back 30 years ago when you were directed to leave the Inner Peace Movement staff. Many days you were guided to simply relax and allow it to unfold. Remember that the perfect circumstances came together that led you to Holy Spirit’s next plan for you in your training. Trust that the same Help is in operation right now.

It may seem to you right now that there are many unanswered questions that you would like the answers to right now. You are being asked to trust and know that the perfect circumstances are unfolding in perfect order. All you want now is to be of service to Holy Spirit’s plan. Stick with that focus each day and watch the Holy Spirit do it’s healing work — in many ways unknown to you consciously. Many people are involved in this new venture. The Holy Spirit is bringing it together from many directions at once. Your job is to trust that this is happening and continue to do the work that is right before you this minute. All is totally in perfect order. Relax and enjoy the ride. You are being carried.

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Dismantling Your Barriers to Love

Holy Spirit through Mary:
  Love is everywhere. Love is all there is. You will see that this is true as you stop defending against it. You are in the process of dismantling the barriers to Love.

Love is union. Love is joining as one. Laying down your barriers to Love means letting go of belief in Love’s opposite, which is separation. Oneness and separation cannot both be true. You have a Guide in your mind That can bring you the awareness of oneness as you are ready. Along with awareness of union comes God’s gifts of peace and joy. This is your inheritance.

You ask, “How do I let go of my barriers to Love?” The answer is to hand over all your false ideas, all your false beliefs, to the Holy Spirit where they will be undone for you. As long as you keep your opinions, your beliefs, your treasured ideas to yourself, you will continue to experience a world of separation, which is the opposite of God. God or Love is union, oneness. Love is one undivided whole, with no differences of any kind.

Your treasured ideas of separate bodies, separate times, separate spaces, private thoughts, are all barriers to allowing in the awareness of oneness. As long as you hold on to the belief in time and space, you will not know your reality as Love right now. Love is eternal, so Love is right now. It is impossible to know Love’s eternal unity and continue to insist on making a world of separate bodies real.

Forgiveness is the process of letting go of believing in what could never be true. Forgiveness is a process of letting go of your persistent belief in separation. Your belief in a world of unique bodies is what holds it in your experience. You no longer need to maintain this belief and you have within your mind and inner Guide, the Holy Spirit, Which leads you out of all false beliefs.

You are eternal Spirit. You are Love’s continuous extension. Love is your Source and you are the continuation of your Source. You cannot be different from your Source. You cannot be different from Love. Now is the time to recognize that you are only Love and only Love can be extended from you. Nothing else is real. Any other experience is just an hallucination. Hallucinations of separation are nothing and nowhere.

Forgiveness is what brings you this awareness. Forgive and all things that are not of the truth will disappear from your sight. Forgive and free yourself from the limited image-making of the ego. Nothing that is not of God was ever born or ever dies. It merely ceases to seem to be. You are in Heaven now because you are Heaven. You are worthy and deserving of returning to the awareness that only this is true.

Start now by keeping your mind open to your inner Teacher, the Holy Spirit. Stay with Holy Spirit through your day, touching in as often as possible. You will soon see that the Holy Spirit is always with you, ready to bring you the awareness of the truth, as you are willing. The Holy Spirit shows you the difference between illusions and reality. The Holy Spirit brings you peace of mind and leads you into kind and gentle ways. You are shown moment by moment how to be truly helpful. You realize that on your own you know nothing. But with Holy Spirit, you are led out of the ego’s beliefs which only lead to unhappiness. The Holy Spirit brings you the happy dream where all belief in separation is undone. Keep your mind open to the Holy Spirit. Make this your constant goal and you will find that it is easy. On your own, it is impossible.

Holy Spirit through Robert:
  Stay in peace. Lack of peace indicates that you are defending. It may look like you are defending against a circumstance or someone’s actions, but you are really defending against Love. Believing that there is a separate body or image that can harm you is defending against Love. So if you notice lack of peace, step back. Allow your mind to quiet and ask for the Holy Spirit’s peace. Open your mind and heart to His gift. From that place of peace, you will see differently. Because in that peace you are open to the Holy Spirit’s vision. Practice this moment by moment and the world you experience will change. This is a practice of release from limitation. It is a practice that leads you Home.

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Step Back From What You Seem to Perceive

Holy Spirit through Robert:
  Remember that the body’s senses were made to exclude reality. The body, being an illusion itself, can only perceive illusions. Learn not to try to interpret on your own what the body’s senses show you. What they show you is a mask, a veil, a cover-up made to hide the truth. The Holy Spirit must be your Guide in all things while you believe you are in this world. He sees what you see, but believes it not. He knows of your oneness with God and will help you see that by reinterpreting the images that were made to hide.

In every moment, step back from what you seem to see or perceive. As you practice letting Holy Spirit be your interpreter in all things, the seeming complexity of the ego’s dream will fade. You will find your certainty increasing. This certainty that comes with following the Holy Spirit’s guidance is based on the changelessness of God. And what could be more certain than that? Trust becomes easy as you remember that what you are trusting in is all that is certain because you are trusting in God. As has been said before, let all your doing be an exercise in the practice of stepping back and letting Holy Spirit be your Guide, your Interpreter in all things. This is a path of peace that leads you Home to perfect happiness and Love eternal.

Holy Spirit through Mary:
  At a time when everything appears to be changing, it is helpful to remember that you are in Holy Spirit’s school. It is important to remember that the Holy Spirit is your Teacher and Guide. It is important to remember that you are the student and the Holy Spirit is the Teacher. When you remember you are in a school and that you have a Teacher to guide you, you do not make assumptions on your own about what anything means in the world. Instead of deciding on your own what any circumstance means, you step back. You wait and listen. You allow yourself to be taught. You remember that believing in the world is just a reinforcement of pure insanity.

You watch the comings and goings of the events in the world, with their constant change, with Holy Spirit. You allow the Holy Spirit’s peace to infuse your mind with a sense of safety. You place your trust in the Holy Spirit and not in the things of the world. You accept the Holy Spirit’s feeling of calmness and consistency and knowing that everything is all right, no matter what the dream looks like. You join with Holy Spirit’s view of the world and remember that waking up from the dream is the only meaningful purpose of the world.

From the Holy Spirit you receive God’s peace and extend God’s peace. You receive God’s Love and extend God’s Love. You receive God’s joy and happiness and extend the happiness and joy of God. Know that this is your true purpose. You know too much to be attracted by the ego’s valuing of the valueless. You feel secure and strong as you anchor yourself in Holy Spirit’s state of awareness. You know there is nothing to fear. All you want is to consistently step back and follow Holy Spirit’s lead, moment by moment.

With Holy Spirit you are not attracted to place your trust in anything in the world. You place your trust in God, not in the shifting sands of the ego’s merry-go-round. You feel an inner happiness. You still see the ups and downs, the winning and losing of the ego’s ride, but you do not take it seriously. You happily remember that it is a dream, and this is not your true Home. You feel truly grateful that you can be of service to the Holy Spirit’s plan of atonement. You know that everything that appears to be showing up in the dream can be used by the Holy Spirit for awakening and you choose to stick with Holy Spirit now.

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Our Only Meaningful Purpose Is to Awaken from the Dream

Holy Spirit through Mary:
  What is our purpose? Why are we dreaming that we are here in this seeming world of separate bodies with separate minds? What is the purpose of the world as defined by the Holy Spirit, and what is our true purpose while it appears that we are here?

We are now learning that our only meaningful purpose is to awaken from the dream of individuality and join with our brothers to do the same. We now know that as we join with our brothers, we are really joining ourselves, for we don’t go Home alone. We are learning that we are one, not many. The simplicity of awakening to the truth is evident as we give our minds over to the Holy Spirit to be purified of all insane ideas of separation.

Because we have joined with an insane thought system, we now know that we need to listen in quiet to our true Self, Who will bring us out of our insanity. We cannot do it on our own. We must be willing to recognize all our private, individual opinions and hand them over to the Holy Spirit to be shown their meaninglessness. We have valued the valuless and now we need a Teacher Who will show us where all true value lies. It takes our consistent willingness to be shown the difference between what is really valueless and what is truly valuable. We are trainable. We are willing to learn from our inner Teacher Who is always there in our minds, waiting for us to be quiet and receptive.

Now we know that this is what time is for — to let our minds be purified of all the confusion and conflict found in the ego’s state of mind. As we are willing, the Holy Spirit helps us undo this confusion, which brings us peace of mind.

The Holy Spirit also will shows us how to be truly helpful in an insane world where separate interests are thought to mean anything. It is the Holy Spirit That will show us the reality of our oneness behind the senseless images of differences the ego formulates. It is the Holy Spirit That awakens us to the truth in a way that helps everyone lost in thinking the dream of individuality is real.

Now we know that our one job is to step back and wait on insight from the one Self That knows how to be truly helpful in every situation. When allowed into our minds, the Holy Spirit always paves the way to true and lasting happiness, to accepting our inheritance as a Son of God.

We are God’s One Son, ready and willing to let our minds be healed of all our wild imaginings of individuality. We would follow; we would not lead. We are willing to do it Your way, Holy Spirit, not our own. In order to do it Your way, we know we must be still and listen. We are ready and willing to do this now.

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Shifting Your Allegiance from Ego to Holy Spirit’s Vision

Holy Spirit through Robert:
  Remember that the ego is the thought of separation. All it can do is make up separate images. It “thinks” in images and cannot conceive of formless limitlessness. So as you practice opening to Holy Spirit’s inspiration, the ego will always attempt to interpret His inspiration in terms of images. Then, because the images the ego makes have no real substance, the ego tries to latch on to the images it makes and is unwilling to let them change. This is how the ego tries to establish stability in the unstable dreams it makes.

Your job as you practice letting Holy Spirit guide you is to stay soft with the images of the world. As A Course in Miracles says, the Holy Spirit sees the images of the world but does not believe them. You must do the same in order to follow Holy Spirit’s guidance. This is a completely different way of being in the world than you have taught yourself as you identified with the ego. You are shifting your allegiance from the ego thought system to the Holy Spirit’s Vision. Of course this takes practice.

You have spent eons practicing the ego’s way of thinking in order to make it real. Because it is not real, this takes great effort. The good news is that because the Holy Spirit’s Vision sees what is real, it takes no effort to see what He sees. The only effort needed is to break an old, tired, worn and threadbare habit that does not serve you. This current activity that you seem to be engaged in of moving your offices is a great exercise in which to practice breaking the old habit. You want to break the habit because deep within you know it is the means to freedom and perfect happiness.

As you see yourself attaching to an image, thinking it represents Holy Spirit’s guidance, practice keeping a gentle touch, a light grasp on the image. Keep an open mind to allow for the image to change. You are still functioning in the world of images. The guidance of the Holy Spirit will be represented in images. Your job is to not try on your own to define the images that represent Holy Spirit’s Vision. They will unfold and come into focus in perfect timing. The Holy Spirit can see in all directions, knowing how everyone is affected, past, present and future, and will guide you in a way that serves the salvation of the world. Of yourself you cannot possibly know this. But as you move in harmony with the Holy Spirit, every step will bless you and the world. It is a joyous journey.

Holy Spirit through Mary:
  With all of this, practice staying soft. Allow yourself to remember it is a dream and the only value that the Holy Spirit gives to the dream is its service to the awakening. As you allow your mind to shift from the ego’s frame of reference, you are gently brought to the Holy Spirit’s orientation, which is of wholeness, oneness.

You are most helpful when you stay soft, relaxed and gentle every step of the way. In the Course you are reminded that you can reflect Heaven here. You reflect Heaven as you practice taking every circumstance for Its perspective. You are reminded now to let go of the past, let go of the future and allow yourself to be in the eternal present. Give yourself the gift of allowing yourself to soak in Holy Spirit’s “Jacuzzi” of remembering the truth of your true Identity and the Identity of the whole Sonship. This will be of immeasurable help in teaching you how to approach each moment of this dream script which is full of change.

Stay relaxed. Stay open to Holy Spirit’s guidance. Continue to choose peace. When fear thoughts come up, and they will, you need not keep them. You can hand them over right away to the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit knows how to remove the impurities from your mind. When you are troubled by anything, continue to practice stepping back and not deciding what anything means on your own. This practice will carry you through every perceived roadblock as you fulfill your function in the Holy Spirit’s plan of awakening the Sonship from the dream. Stay relaxed. Know that you have all the help you need. Remember you are not alone. Remember, “God is my strength. Vision is His gift.” Amen

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Holy Spirit Is the Problem Solver, Not You

Holy Spirit through Mary:
  As concerns come up regarding any part of the move, remember not to try to solve them on your own. Develop the strong habit of handing every concern over to the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the problem solver, not you.

Step back many times a day, if needed, and let yourself be reminded that you are eternal Spirit and are not limited by a body. Let yourself be reminded that this story you are in is a dream story and when placed it in the Holy Spirit’s gentle Hands, it always leads to awakening to the truth. The Holy Spirit always leads to peace. The Holy Spirit always leads to a feeling of well being and quiet inner joy. If there is anything you want to focus on to wake up, it is this:

I will step back and let Him lead the way. I will not decide what anything means on my own. I would let my mind be purified of all ego thoughts. I would follow; I would not lead.

Practice this consistently every day and you will be returned to the awareness of Heaven. This is where your happiness lies. This is your inheritance. You are being called to return to the awareness of Heaven. In reality you are there now, but you are not aware of it right now. If you practice stepping back and letting the Holy Spirit be in charge of your mind, everything you really want, from Holy Spirit’s perspective, will show up in perfect timing. This is your answer to every concern. Amen.

Holy Spirit through Robert:
  Throughout your day, stay in peace and ask in each moment, “Holy Spirit, what would you have me do? What would you have me say and to whom?” With this practice, you are keeping Holy Spirit in the driver’s seat and you will be letting yourself be carried. You will be in ease because you will be letting the strength of God in you do all that needs to be done. Strain is always a sign that you have decided you are on your own and have denied God’s strength in you. Let that be simply a reminder to return to peace. Let this be the pattern of your every day.

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