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Seeing Beyond the Masks with Christ’s Vision

The Holy Spirit reaches from the Christ in you to all your dreams, and bids them come to Him, to be translated into truth. He will exchange them for the final dream which God appointed as the end of dreams. For when forgiveness rests upon the world and peace has come to every Son of God, what could there be to keep things separate, for what remains to see except Christ’s face?

And how long will this holy face be seen, when it is but the symbol that the time for learning now is over, and the goal of the Atonement has been reached at last? So therefore let us seek to find Christ’s face and look on nothing else. As we behold His glory, will we know we have no need of learning or perception or of time, or anything except the holy Self, the Christ Whom God created as His Son. (A Course in Miracles What is the Christ?, W-pII.6:4-5. See also ACIM Lesson Insights.)

A body is the ego’s mask to hide the face of Christ. The more we recognize that the mask is nothing more than a false persona and let ourselves see beyond it to the face of Christ, the greater will be our peace and our joy. As we identify with the face of Christ instead of the mask, we see that same face in every brother. The mask our brother seems to wear and our own diminish. They remain in our awareness, but their appearance interferes less with the vision of Love that shows us our brother at one with us, innocent and a holy extension of God’s Love.

Today let us practice overlooking the mask and welcoming Holy Spirit’s help to see with Christ’s vision.

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Experiencing Greater Peace

In silence, close your eyes upon the world that does not under­stand forgiveness, and seek sanctuary in the quiet place where thoughts are changed and false beliefs laid by. Repeat today’s idea, and ask for help in understanding what it really means. Be willing to be taught. Be glad to hear the Voice of truth and heal­ing speak to you, and you will understand the words He speaks, and recognize He speaks your words to you.

As often as you can, remind yourself you have a goal today; an aim which makes this day of special value to yourself and all your brothers. Do not let your mind forget this goal for long, but tell yourself:

All that I give is given to myself. The Help I need to learn that this is true is with me now. And I will trust in Him.

Then spend a quiet moment, opening your mind to His correction and His Love. And what you hear of Him you will believe, for what He gives will be received by you. (A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 126, W-pI.126.10-11. See also ACIM Lesson 126 Insights.)

Everyone in this world seeks peace in some way. Peace is found in our true Self, which is always with us. Each time we practice stepping back from our perceptions of the world and welcoming the peace that is in us, we give a gift to the world, including ourselves. To accept the peace we seek, we must offer it.

We dedicate today to receiving Holy Spirit’s perception within the peace in our minds. His perception will always lead us to true forgiveness. And our peace will be magnified again and again.

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Remembering the Light of Love Within

Listen, and see if you remember an ancient song you knew so long ago and held more dear than any melody you taught yourself to cherish since.

Beyond the body, beyond the sun and stars, past everything you see and yet somehow familiar, is an arc of golden light that stretches as you look into a great and shining circle. And all the circle fills with light before your eyes. The edges of the circle disappear, and what is in it is no longer contained at all. The light expands and covers everything, extending to infinity forever shining and with no break or limit anywhere. Within it everything is joined in perfect continuity. Nor is it possible to imagine that anything could be outside, for there is nowhere that this light is not.

This is the vision of the Son of God, whom you know well. Here is the sight of him who knows his Father. Here is the memory of what you are; a part of this, with all of it within, and joined to all as surely as all is joined in you. Accept the vision that can show you this, and not the body. You know the ancient song, and know it well. Nothing will ever be as dear to you as is this ancient hymn of love the Son of God sings to his Father still. (A Course in Miracles, T-21.I.7:5-9:6. See also ACIM Text Made Simple.)

To know our Self, we are called to accept the vision of the Son of God. It is our true vision. What we have called seeing with the body’s eyes is actually hallucinating, The body itself is an illusion and can perceive only illusions. The choice to accept what the body’s eyes show us is to choose blindness as our reality. It makes us blind to the truth of our unity with All That is — the Love of God.

Today let us join together in the practice of asking the Holy Spirit’s help to receive the vision of God’s Son. We want to know and accept our Self. Our heart’s sole desire is to be the Love That it is.

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Robert and Flowers

For those who have expressed interest in sending flowers to Robert in the hospital, he has expressed deep gratitude for donations to be sent instead to Pathways of Light. There is a DONATION tab at the top of the home page at pathwaysoflight.org. 

Thank you for your blessings and prayers.


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Conference Call Prayer Tonight for Robert

Dear Pathways of Light Ministers,

We want you to know that Robert Stoelting is in the hospital with an intestinal obstruction. He went in Saturday evening with severe pain. If the situation is able to clear up by late today, he will be able to go home. If not, they will operate tomorrow (Thursday),

We invite you now to take a moment to join with us in remembering the truth about Robert …

We extend peace… Love… and Light to Robert…

We support him as we remember together that he is safe in God’s loving arms…

We pray that God’s Will be done… We remember together that we are all safe… we are innocent… we are all loved… we are all Home…

Debra Bredican will lead a 10 to 15 minute prayer circle this evening (Wednesday). Call 641-715-3274 ID 181133. It will be at 4 p.m. pacific time, 5 p.m. mountain time, 6 p.m. central time, 7 pm eastern time.

We would love to have you join in loving support for Robert.

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Remembering the Peace of God

Today the peace of God envelops me, And I forget all things except His Love.

Father, I wake today with miracles correcting my perception of all things. And so begins the day I share with You as I will share eternity, for time has stepped aside today. I do not seek the things of time, and so I will not look upon them. What I seek today transcends all laws of time and things perceived in time. I would forget all things except Your Love. I would abide in You, and know no laws except Your law of love. And I would find the peace which You created for Your Son, forgetting all the foolish toys I made as I behold Your glory and my own.

And when the evening comes today, we will remember noth­ing but the peace of God. For we will learn today what peace is ours, when we forget all things except God’s Love.” (A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 346, W-pII.346. See also ACIM Lesson 346 Insights.)

When we forget all things but Love, we forget time. We make way for the timelessness of Love. The changelessness of Love makes it the home of peace. The joy of extending and receiving Love makes it the home of happiness.

The ego is held in place by memories of the past. All judgments depend on memories from the past. It is these memories that are used to justify guilt and fear. The retention of these memories covers over the Love that is eternally present, now. To forget all things but Love is to embrace the presence of Love and accept It as What we are. It lets go of the unreal to reveal all that is Real. In the reality of now is perfect peace and the joy of Love’s eternal extension.

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Release from All Distressing Thoughts

This idea [my thoughts do not mean anything] applies to all the thoughts of which you are aware… they are not your real thoughts. We have made this distinction before, and will do so again. You have no basis for comparison as yet. When you do, you will have no doubt that what you once believed were your thoughts did not mean anything.

The emphasis is now on the lack of reality of what you think you think.

This aspect of the correction process began with the idea that the thoughts of which you are aware are meaningless, outside rather than within; and then stressed their past rather than their present status. Now we are emphasizing that the presence of these “thoughts” means that you are not thinking. This is merely another way of repeating our earlier statement that your mind is really a blank. To recognize this is to recognize nothingness when you think you see it. As such, it is the prerequisite for vision.

This idea will help to release me from all that I now believe.

Today’s thought can obviously serve for any thought that distresses you at any time. (A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 10, W-pI.10.1;2:4-3:5;4:3;5:1. See also ACIM Lesson 10 Insights.)

Another ACIM lesson (59) tells us that we have no thoughts we do not share with God. His Thoughts are extensions of Love and nothing else. Thus the Thoughts we share with God are expressions of Love. We are not aware of these Thoughts because the world we are aware of denies our eternal unity with God.

It is helpful to realize that any thought that disturbs our peace does not come from God and is therefore not real. Its seemingly reality is the effect of our belief that we are separate from God. Fortunately we can change our beliefs.

Today’s idea opens our mind to accept the possibility that our belief is not true. It gives us the option to change our belief. With the help of the Holy Spirit, we can learn to see past the illusions based on our mistaken belief in being separate from God. Our minds are open to receive the Holy Spirit’s vision. With His help, we will learn that any disturbing thought is not true, so we can freely let it go. This practice is the key to experiencing the peace of God.

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