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Willingness to Accept Holy Spirit’s Help

There is no life outside of Heaven. ²Where God created life, there life must be. ³In any state apart from Heaven life is illusion. …⁶Life not in Heaven is impossible, and what is not in Heaven is not anywhere. ⁷Outside of Heaven, only the conflict of illusion stands; senseless, impossible and beyond all reason, and yet perceived as an eternal barrier to Heaven. ⁸Illusions are but forms. ⁹Their content is never true.

Brother, take not one step in the descent to hell. ²For having taken one, you will not recognize the rest for what they are. ³And they will follow. ⁴Attack in any form has placed your foot upon the twisted stairway that leads from Heaven. ⁵Yet any instant it is possible to have all this undone. ⁶How can you know whether you chose the stairs to Heaven or the way to hell? ⁷Quite easily. ⁸How do you feel? ⁹Is peace in your awareness? ¹⁰Are you certain which way you go? ¹¹And are you sure the goal of Heaven can be reached? ¹²If not, you walk alone. ¹³Ask, then, your Friend to join with you, and give you certainty of where you go. (A Course in Miracles, T-23.II.19:1-3,6-9;22. See also ACIM Text Made Simple.)

Every day there seem to be myriad decisions to make and uncertainty is an underlying feeling. The certainty that comes with remembering we are in Heaven now seems a distant hope. This is because we are not using the Source of certainty as our Guide. Certainty increases as we rely on the Holy Spirit to guide our decisions. He knows the way that leads us out of our confusion about what is illusion and what is real.

With our feet caught in the ego’s quicksand of illusions, we need to reach for the Holy Spirit’s hand to pull us out of the quagmire. He is always there for us, a Friend Who can help us with our every need. But we must ask for help because, by asking, we express our willingness to accept His help. The Holy Spirit never imposes guidance, but always offers it. We have to accept it to receive the blessings He offers us 24/7. Today is a great day to practice.

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