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Deciding for Joy with the Holy Spirit

Before you make any decisions for yourself, remember that you have decided against your function in Heaven, and then consider carefully whether you want to make decisions here. ²Your function here is only to decide against deciding what you want, in recognition that you do not know. ³How, then, can you decide what you should do? ⁴Leave all decisions to the One Who speaks for God, and for your function as He knows it. ⁵So will He teach you to remove the awful burden you have laid upon yourself by loving not the Son of God, and trying to teach him guilt instead of love. ⁶Give up this frantic and insane attempt that cheats you of the joy of living with your God and Father, and of waking gladly to His Love and Holiness that join together as the truth in you, making you one with Him.

When you have learned how to decide with God, all decisions become as easy and as right as breathing. ²There is no effort, and you will be led as gently as if you were being carried down a quiet path in summer. ³Only your own volition seems to make deciding hard. ⁴The Holy Spirit will not delay in answering your every question what to do. ⁵He knows. ⁶And He will tell you, and then do it for you. ⁷You who are tired will find this is more restful than sleep. ⁸For you can bring your guilt into sleeping, but not into this. (A Course in Miracles, T-14.IV.5–6. See also ACIM Text Made Simple.)

Today is a day to practice asking of everything, “What is this for?” This is a question to be directed to the Teacher within. For most of us, our typical habit is to ask this question of the ego. But it is the ego that has gotten us into this dream of fear and guilt. It is not our friend. As we learn to step back from the ego’s advice and connect with the peace of God within, our best Friend is there to guide us truly in the way of Love.

As we make it a habit to let this Guide decide everything for us, we will find a joy beyond anything this world offers. We will find freedom from guilt and experience peace as we awaken to the Love that unites us with our Creator and every brother.

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