Saturday, November 17, 2007

Lesson 322:

I can give up but what was never real….

The ego simply always wants more, more of what doesn’t matter. But giving something up is absolutely out of the question. If I’m ever asking myself if not wanting to ‘give up’ some ‘thing’ is within right-minded thinking, the answer is unequivocally ‘no’.

Spirit has all because spirit is all. And all the escapades of the dream are irrelevant. Period. Completely without hierarchy, value, or relevance. ~Boy, how that irks the ego. Spirit is in a state of grace forever. So, whatever fantasizes the characters of the dream seem to need to dream~ I say, have at it… it matters not.

Dreaming is forgiven by design, always culminating with the Atonement which cancels it out entirely and love continues to flow, without incident. You, like I did for years, might be thinking, “that’s all fine and dandy in theory, and quite appealing to want to believe, but when one is addicted to imprisonment by the dream; feeling hostage to its dictates, rewards and punishments, sufficient enough so as to render this tidbit of critical learning, inaccessible, what is one to do?”

In a statement ~Decide for Miracles. The answer is established as God’s plan for salvation. And we merely allow for miracle-minded perception, which only reflects our natural state of unity and love, to replace otherness… Ok, now, I know it seems that this is a subtle viewpoint, barely visible from within the belief structure of victim-hood, at the mercy of the dream, but here it is: DO NOTHING.

What is called for is constant mind-watching; not just when things get uncomfortable, but a genuine single-minded, one-purpose watching, without judgment… a sort of lucid dream state, if you will. And what is being watched for, or better yet, trained or exercised, is the ability to recognize that what is happening is dreaming…Its content is beside the point~ a dream is a dream. ~ If it seems, in any way, that one is actually in a body, in a world with other bodies, one is dreaming.

The Holy Spirit is our ticket to this kind of lucid dreaming, which allows us to recognize that one indeed is dreaming and as such, can choose a different dream instead. Remember the part in chapter 28 of the text called Reversing Cause and Effect? “Nothing at all has happened but that you have put yourself to sleep, and dreamed a dream in which you were an alien to yourself, and but a part of someone else's dream. The miracle does not awaken you, but merely shows you who the dreamer is. It teaches you there is a choice of dreams while you are still asleep, depending on the purpose of your dreaming. Do you wish for dreams of healing, or for dreams of death? A dream is like a memory in that it pictures what you wanted shown to you…. An empty storehouse, with an open door, holds all your shreds of memories and dreams. Yet if you are the dreamer, you perceive this much at least: that you have caused the dream, and can accept another dream as well. But for this change in content of the dream, it must be realized that it is you who dreamed the dreaming that you do not like. It is but an effect that have caused, and you would not be cause of this effect. In dreams of murder and attack are you the victim in a dying body slain. But in forgiving dreams is no one asked to be the victim and the sufferer. These are the happy dreams the miracle exchanges for your own. It does not ask you make another; only that you see you made the one you would exchange for this. (T-28.II.4.-5)

Everything is all we’ve got, so there’s no point in hoping or expecting something else to change, or do it for us... The Holy Spirit is indelibly the ‘real’ part of our mind~ Spirit; being what we are in truth. It is here our attention must be placed. We do not need a new script or better role, but rather vision~ seeing as the dreamer instead of as the dream. It’s so much about where attention resides. The ego fixes its attention for acquisition; towards objects and apparitions both inner and outer. It’s just what it does; what it focuses on. It might be deliberate about it at times, but mostly it’s not. Mostly, it is unaware attention. The ego relies on addictive, self-important problematic-oriented thought patterns to demand attentiveness… to create critical diversions so we won’t feel we have time to mind-watch… The course says we are much too tolerant of mind-wandering, and it also guides that, ”The question is not how you respond to the ego, but what you believe you are. Belief is an ego function, and as long as your origin is open to belief you are regarding it form an ego viewpoint… Belief that there is another way of perceiving is the loftiest idea of which ego thinking is capable…That is because it contains a hint of recognition that the ego is not the Self”…. So, quite simply, we’ve got our starting place….

Attention placed can also be withdrawn. This is how we dispel illusions. We look with the Holy Spirit at everything and see that it is false. We then withdraw attention from the false. With the Holy Spirit guiding our perception with vision, transfer of learning from situations becomes generalized and we begin to allow our attention to stabilize in Being, the space between thoughts’ object and its Being’s Source. Being becomes primary, and perception secondary. One can feel the ‘right-ness’ of attention, when Being pays attention, it feels like love… like the Self, which arranges a natural order that emerges from Being and simplifies everything to one choice. Today’s lesson reminds us that we can only give up what was never real in the first place, for who we are remains forever as God created. The sacrifice is only of illusions and when we are willing to hide nothing, but look without judgment, and through the miracle, at everything we made, it dissolves back into the nothingness from which it came... talk about perfect… ~

Friday, November 16, 2007

11. What is creation?

Clearly, creation is what we are in truth... Being the all of all that is, it is what is left when the details are gone. It is the boundless love we feel beyond feeling. It is what cannot fit into this world-body-dream… And yet it house’s and sustains it abundantly… Creation is the love we can’t put our finger on, for it is our Self ~ the holographic perfection of God’s Thoughts, already complete…

Creation is that certainty we know is there, if we just stop the dance with specialness and rest in the oneness of alive possibility…

When contraction leaves, creation is…

Lesson 321:

“Father, my freedom is in You alone….

I am one who has attempted to organize my life so as to seem to feel free. ‘You’re not the boss of me’, was my silent creed behind every relationship; be it romantic, parental, professional, friends and the world at large. I would attempt to get a fix on the dynamics, boundaries and limits of a particular system, and then decide where I would keep me for myself, where I would need ‘private’ thoughts and opinions and what I would seemingly ‘go public’ with. I figured if I could get the system’s wiring down, I could maneuver according to ‘my’ dictates.

One secret never disclosed at the onset was, ‘keep a secret back door for quick escape for ‘me’ in freedom’s name sake… jokingly I’d say, “I can always hop the next boat to China…” Needless to say, one can’t ever anticipate the ingenious convoluted twists and turns of the ego. And my experience with my so-called private mind and the world-at-large resulted with the same response “run”. Oh, god how I tried. But everywhere I took myself, I found myself.

~I can't tell you how I laugh now at the absurdity of ‘private minds’… ~duh, there’s nobody ‘out there’. Turns out, one only runs from oneself. And that’s just the act of running the hamster-wheel of denial… We do it... till we don’t…

Ah, the big cosmic belly-laugh….

I know I did, till finally in a moment of grace accepted, I merely looked at what I had made, square-on…and for one instant, I became completely willing to be wrong about everything~ ever; to allow that all ‘reality’ that I had ever surmised, or thought I had experienced, including experience itself, was false….

I was a miracle…

I don’t know what makes that kind of surrender happen… I do know that giving up ‘the good fight’ is just plain easier… All you have to do is be… god knows I never really knew how to do anything else without question. Yet being, I do perfectly…

Truth came quietly to present awareness in my mind. For an instant, no time ever was and nothing ever happened at all…. Only love is real and only love creates…. This is the beginning and the end, being always in God. The presence of creation remains constantly within my mind now.

I’m not at all saying that I don’t get caught up identifying with personhood at times… However, the body-dream really can’t stand up to the powerful decision to let forgiveness take over, for long. I am acutely aware that the world I see is an ‘outward picture of an ‘inward condition’. And once I learned the quick restorative to peace that forgiveness is; whenever I feel separate in anyway, be it worry, frustration, guilt (yeah, I know, they’re all one in the same~ an attack on creation), I take the fast-track back to peace by choosing with the Holy Spirit to see it differently. The false reveals itself as clearly a figment of the imagination and what remains is only Christ.

The effort to pretend was just a call for love and you, my brother, as Christ, already answered it... Now, that’s freedom! The obvious stands naked this instant; we are one, united in our Creator. And we are free.

“Father, my freedom is in You alone….

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Lesson 320:

My Father gives all power unto me….

What God Wills is what is. Period. In the beginning of this section “ What is the Last Judgment”, it wraps up with this statement: ”This is God’s final Judgment: "You are still My holy Son, forever innocent, forever loving and forever loved, as limitless as your Creator, and completely changeless and forever pure. Therefore awaken and return to Me. I am your Father and you are My Son."(W-pII.10.5.). Everything else is just plain ego arrogance… all the pettiness and ‘waiting till’….

My only purpose, as is so with the entire Sonships, is to accept the atonement for myself. This is done by allowing forgiveness to transform ancient hate into present love. We accept the miracle, which does nothing but merely undo, canceling out the interference in the sending and receiving signal to the awareness love being the one reality.

My job is to simply allow the Holy Spirit to decide for God, for me. This allows for the condition of peace, which puts me in touch with the state of grace which is natural to spirit always and forever. This changes my perception from one as a separate character in the dream; powerless to its dictates, to the one as the dreamer of the dream; with all power….

This is the one perception alternative: see the ego divisive dream or see the Present, with the Holy Spirit.

I think it’s important to not dream God up within the residual construct of ‘this world’ when we practice a lesson such as today’s; “My Father gives all power to me”, and simply remember it is truth, which we now are consistently identifying with, which we are dealing with at this stage of the lessons. It is the Holy Spirit in us, speaking to the truth in us, through the lessons and our translated personhood mechanism. We listen with the mind beyond the mechanism and respond with the love forever extending itself…

There is no place for smallness now. We have been wholly invited, through our choosing the Atonement; through our holy relationship and unified purpose, to the ‘real world, beyond persons and opinions and circumstances and hierarchies. “There is no order of difficulty in miracles” is beginning to make perfect sense. We are free, NOW. And we can see everyone and circumstance as Love/a call for Love, extending. NOW.

We are Christ. the limitless Son of God, in which all willed with God, must be done.

Always we circle back to, “Do I will to be hostage to the ego or host to God” as I play at this awaking game? For it has already been done… the past is gone, its script written and played out in every possible regurgitated form. It was answered with the Atonement: “this could not be”, in the twinkling of an instant. How long will we drag out this petty competition with God game? If you’ve touched noses with ACIM, the obviousness of the ego’s script; the fraudulent victim/perp. role with its fear based defenses has dawned on some level. And if you have been practicing the lessons to this point, you’ve at least a sense of the story being decayed and boring.

The freshness of honesty with self has become imperative. The discernment that the false as false has reached the access of mind and awakening is imminent. “The truth is true. And only the truth is true…” This is the statement that resounds in the soundtrack of right-mindedness. Heaven is here, now. And you are it… Like the prayer in today’s lesson asserts: “Your Will can do all things in me, and then extend to all the world as well through me. There is no limit on Your Will. And so all power has been given to Your Son.” ~

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Lesson 319:

I came for the salvation of the world…

As I have, through trial and error, uncovered my belief structure, it has amazed me that we get on at all in this life. Every plan and fantasy seems to have a built in failure-to-satisfy mechanism… In other words, it’s doomed from the start. Yet, the compulsion to seek more drives the body on. Even in the so-called spiritual quest, the inevitable disappointment is finding that whatever one achieves from seeking, results in dissatisfaction and a sense of ‘not-enough-ness… But wait! The thing I discovered (due to my earnestness and willingness really) is that this seeking is the condition of the ego dream… But here’s the good new! I am not that!

I am… no matter what. Behind the body-mind, beyond the thinking mechanism; within the dream or witnessing, I simply am…I am that state of pure being. I have died at the hand of every idol I have made and worshiped. Only to find my Self… the Self of pure being… of Love indefinable… the Self as God created His Son… eternal life…

The dense fabric of the heavy dream of ‘something else’ finally required that ‘I’ lighten-up. Here’s another thing I discovered… You know how you always hear that every cloud has a silver lining? … Well, I discovered that within every false belief I held was the seed of a healed perspective…

Built into every desire for the false, is a spirit fail-safe. It is at the ready, the instant we are willing to surrender what we think we know, and be shown. The instant we wholeheartedly want the truth… this is the miracle-mindedness that allows us to be in sync with God’s plan for salvation…. We have become the ministers of God…

Then once the life as a miracle worker is set, every belief is systematically offered to the miracle for re-pair…

To accept that only truth is why I am here. By accepting only that I am as God created and nothing else could be true, I bring that condition into all my seeming encounters and each become one where I recognize my brother as myself. I am not in fact here at all. I did not ‘come’ anywhere. Yet, as long as the mind of the Sonship remains split, there is salvation to be had. My job is to not be so arrogant as to think I don’t matter and that my ‘not paying attention’ won’t be noticed…. Mind is whole. No one gets away with nothin’. And on the same note, every loving thought, the tiniest ‘let-go’~ they’re all one healing, one unified purpose, waking the mind to the reality that God has saved our Self for us, undefiled and pure.

It is the whole mind of the Son that is already restored in the Holy Spirit that ‘comes’ to save the world. The world, after all, is in my mind. Not the other way around. The humility that accompanies accepting that God’s Will is total, and the restorative of the Atonement complete, allows me the patience to seemingly do my part, to fulfill my function through forgiving all misperceptions by just noticing… that’s my part…. I simply don’t run from myself, or you, for we are one and all perception that says otherwise is just a forgiveness lesson, and part of my particular curriculum for my role in salvation.

‘I’ don’t even do the forgiving; I notice and invite the Holy Spirit to take it from there… then I reap the benefits: happiness and joy and the peace that only certainty brings…it is so worth it to let go one’s ‘littleness and accept that only God’s plan for salvation will work and only the truth is true… I like how the lesson today puts it: “when there is no arrogance the truth will come immediately, and fill up the space the ego left unoccupied by lies…it is the Will of God I learn that what one gains is given unto all….

“Father, Your Will is total. And the goal which stems from it shares its totality. What aim but the salvation of the world could You have given me? And what but this could be the Will my Self has shared with You”?

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Lesson 318:

“In me salvation’s means and end are one…

“I was created as the thing I seek. I am the goal the world is searching for. I am God’s Son, His one eternal Love. I am salvation’s means and end as well”…

It dawns eventually. Or should I say, resistance is futile… God created one Son, pure and innocent as Himself. This is the truth. As the Course says, it (the truth) resides, ‘hidden in the one place we wouldn’t look, within’… What’s the looking all about? It is the comprehensive awakening called salvation from the dream of separation in this world/life/existence; it is, as the Course puts it, the deep sleep that fell over the Son’s mind… Salvation is the gentle wakening rumbling from within and throughout the sonship (whether one is aware of it or not) which is occurring simultaneously with all time/space constructs.

Being Is. ~ There is no way to describe what the need for description has dissolved away into….

All symbols are a part of the dream. They are necessary only as long as there is existence as well as being within the mind…

Ok, so what am I getting at here? In practical application, day to day, how do I experience the reconciliation of salvation’s means and end as being within me?

I know my Self, by seeing it in you. I have found this simple law of mind consistently so again and again… As such, I do know this: There is no other way to get the results I want… which, of course is perfect happiness and peace. After all, perfect peace is the criteria by which to measure all experience within this world…

So as I experience you and whatever situation I bring to awareness, how I see you and the world are a mirror of my mind. I remember, and painfully at times, that precisely as I allot for you, your sinlessness and innocence, and forgiving any blocks to love’s awareness that arise as a lack of peace, correctly seen as ‘my’ projections, will I experience that sinlessness and innocence we inherently are...

From this state of willingness it easy to see the obvious~ that a split mind could be only mine since I, indeed, am having the experience. So, the sooner I cop to it being all me, during these forgiveness lessons, the quicker I return to peace and to my function which is happiness. This truly is the only thing worth doing!

When I experience myself attempting to split, I have found a reminder of today’s lesson to be a worthy habit of mind to develop ~ a quick restorative as the Course says.

This brings to mind another of my favorite restoratives from the Course, which is indelibly in my mind, “the letting go of judgment is the obvious prerequisite for hearing the Voice for God”…

It’s not like His Voice is really hard to hear, once you want to hear only that. There is no mistaking it. It is the absolute essence of rightness~ not right in the sense of wrong/right, but in the feeling of completeness, only-ness, right-now-ness… One can feel the power and truth of Love within the Voice for God… It is my choice to listen only to this Voice only… It in this choosing this single voice alone that I re-cognize you, and I feel it as the one Self~ the Christ we are. In this choice, I am at home. It is a state that is present in me always. It suspends time and space and all the seeming details of the dream. I think of it as the ‘practicing the holy instant’ the Course talks about… So, in me, salvation’s means and end are one ~ahhhh such gratitude I feel…

Monday, November 12, 2007

Lesson 317:

I follow in the way appointed me…

Here is where certainty lies. It is the only place to find it. The way appointed me is the way of God, the way of love. It is the clear perspective of a unified purpose within a world made to epitomize conflict… In fact, it is the only certainty. “Only God’s plan for salvation will work.” (W-71).

I love the prayer that invites the Holy Spirit to lead which is given in lesson 71: “What would You have me do? Where would You have me go? What would You have me say and to whom?”… I’ve found it an excellent gateway to the perspective that allows for the appointed way to be seen…

Miracles light the way forged by Forgiveness. The Holy Spirit is the guide and map interpreter and you are my compadrés and companions. Grievances act as little cairns showing us the way when a fork has surfaced in the pathway of mind, and belief seems to block the way.

One must forgive the con-structural possibility that a dual way could exist at all, when God is perfect oneness and all is His Son… It’s like a “choose once again” trail marker… It is the conscious decision to “follow in the way appointed me” that shifts the mind to see the path at all. Free-will is ours and we are the dreamer of the dream of worlds.

The lesson says, “I have s special place to fill, a role for me alone. Salvation waits until I take this part as what I choose to do”.

In my early years with the Course, I took this as a role I played in the world. It just so happened that I had received a miracle. I ask for another way, and I was given it. I felt I had found my purpose in life~ to counsel other fellow sufferers to see that only love can heal and nothing else does…and that was good as far as that piece goes. It’s not for me to see the total picture for all~ that is the Holy Spirit’s role...

Here’s the thing, though, I actually took this so-called-inspired role as the role appointed me, a ‘special role’, helping, counseling, teaching~ it was a role characterized by it’s different from others special roles-ness… See the subtle division there? I didn’t… not for a while, anyway. I think this is a trap a lot of sincere seekers fall into. Where seeking-mind interprets miracles as finding answers in the world and then deciding it knows something it can teach to others. What I came to experience for myself (really in every area of life), as soon as I think I Know something, I close myself off from true knowing. Which, incidentally, often reveals itself in my own very words when I and they dedicated to purpose and given over to the Holy Spirit. Knowing is not of this world…

I didn’t realize the subtle, seductive twist the ego designed especially for me. And what I did experience happening I began to feel detached from myself in a very fundamental way. I was all about what I felt obliged to maintain and perpetuate ~this image/role which seemed held in such regard by those it thought it ‘helped’… And this persona seemed so respected and was seen as knowledgeable and important by myself as well as others.

What I see now is that there was a sort of splitting (separation) within my own ‘secret/personal’ self. There was a childlike self, tucked inside, humbled by and still holding the miracle in tact, waiting… Yet, also, from this little self I too felt somewhat in awe (or was it trepidation?) of this persona-self. And the split grew. I was attached to the persona. And after a while, I began to suffer from a deep sense of feeling fraudulent. Not particular to any actions or words inconsistent to the role, but a building sense of knowing it was not what I am, but rather a distraction of ‘importance’ to delay the only way appointed me…

I’m not saying there was anything but a miracle-in-action going on for me throughout this time. I just find it useful to remember the cunningness of the ego; how seductive and contrived it is ~ seducing us to look the way our weaknesses want to see… And yet, it is ultimately vicious… Well, as the Course puts it, it’s out to kill us (thank God, there is no death in Life~ whew!) What I’m recalling today is a replay of my forgiveness lesson specifics, as honestly as I can, from a mind-watching perspective (and perhaps a little hindsight).

I chose the Hell-bus out of the predicament I found myself in, incidentally. This Hell-bus, by the way, for me, turned out to be the fast-track to forgiving the personhood construct. It gave me direct access to a clear and present awareness of the single choice ~for the Atonement…

Now, here, is the true way appointed me… I chose the Atonement for myself and never again have I suffered from the same split in self that I was once so belabored by…

My path is certain, my choices~ as clear as my willingness at any given moment, and the way secure. Love is the lamppost as well as the sun. I cannot really lose my way. The Course tells us that God would not leave us comfortless… It is true. This comfort is as present as my choice to take the way appointed me, and to choose the Atonement for myself.

Under this umbrella, all things are seen from a unified perspective, all directed toward only good for all. No one ever really loses. We love or we forgive or we wait till we’re ready to love and forgive… The details that seem to flesh-out my so-called-life are seen with equal value; just as all is seen as either useful to purpose or not and therefore forgiven and then useful once again….

God’s plan for salvation replaces our nightmare of separate ‘special-nesses’ with the dream of forgiveness and oneness. His dream answered the idea the impossible: that there could be a world where one was separate from and even conceived his maker, a separate entity, apart from all the billions surrounding him, levying for control, for which one must continually maintain control over it all… or parish. (Geese, that’s sound insane when ya put it that way).

Not one seemingly individual person is left out of a unified plan. It is but by our choice that a unified purpose is seen and followed. Like lesson 236 says: “I rule my mind, which I alone must rule.” ~lessons 79and 80: “Let me recognize the problem so it can be solved and recognize the problem has been solved ~lesson 138: “Heaven is the decision I must make”. And then followed by lesson 139: “I will accept the Atonement for my self”… which brings us back to today’s lesson: I follow in the way appointed me… It is the one goal for action ~ all that has meaning in this world made to contradict itself…

Please join me in this clear and beautiful prayer from today’s lesson:

Father, Your way is what I choose today. Where it would lead me do I choose to go; what it would have me do I choose to do. Your way is certain, and the end secure. The memory of You awaits me there. And all my sorrows end in Your embrace, which You have promised to Your Son, who thought mistakenly that he had wandered from the sure protection of Your loving Arms”…

Sunday, November 11, 2007


All gifts I give my brothers are my own

You know how sometimes it seems like you finally handled some burdensome circumstance of your life; have offered forgiveness to a particular brother or a particular situation, or perception even~ just to feel blindsided when seemingly the same problem, at least something almost like it, happens all over again? Back in the day, I took this quite personally. I told myself things like, “Something’s deficient in my spiritual program, I’m not doing it right”, etc., etc… This used to really frustrate me! That was until I realized and accepted the reason for it. And just why the similar ‘problematic’ concept serves itself up all over again…

Not only did I not want the problem; including the lack of peace that always characterized the conflicting state called “problem", which in itself offers a direct view into what I believe I am, and where I’m operating from at the time of my judgment… but, and importantly, because I can’t identify with my Self in this state.

It is not who I am in truth and the very act of ‘taking issue’ means I have forgotten and need reminding. There’s no other way home. And we do this until all spit thoughts are forgiven and all is seen with love…This is the condition of the Atonement. My responsibility is 100% accountability, at all times, to choose it for myself.

When I deny the actuality of the state I’m experiencing; when I think there’s a problem, and actually think there is an issue “out there” to resolve, it is simply a tap on the shoulder or slap in the face (whatever’s needed, eh?), which says, “Wake up! You’re dreaming and believe the dream is dreaming you”.

“Accept the dream He gave instead of yours. It is not difficult to change a dream when once the dreamer has been recognized”. (T-27.14.1-2) Always, what I’m dealing with boils down to the authority problem. It’s an authorship issue. ‘Taking issue’ is a symptom of the one problem: I think I am separate from God, (and all else): the same authority problem which fathered and characterizes the not-real world. So this is actually a gift to have show up so can look it square in the eyes and see its folly.

The seemingly, ‘previously forgiven issue’, apparently shows back up so I can see that I had my interpretation on what forgiveness was before. I know this because I had an idea of a result from my being forgiving, that would be give me the state of peace not available during ‘the problem’. ‘I’ don’t get to decide… and… There is no future peace! Peace is right here, right now! It is the natural state of my being.

Only from allowing myself to be present with it NOW, can I then let that state, where the Holy Spirit’s voice can be heard, to direct me as to the gifts I give, etc.

How convoluted is the ego’s idea of gift giving, yes? it’s always giving to get~ even if it’s to get spiritual enlightenment, yeah?

All gifts I give my brothers are my own… Due to the holographic nature of the universe, this is going be the case whether I choose littleness; to be hostage to the ego (disguised as ‘The Boss’), or host to God and accept my magnitude. From magnitude I can afford to look at the contradictions in my thought system and not take them personally, as with the littleness character; they’re just beliefs to be forgiven… they are impossible incompatibilities in the flow of peace~ blocks to Loves awareness~ not the truth. “I” don’t know what a gift is, what it’s for or when, how or to whom to give it~ not left to my own devices, that is.

This whole universe of separate special-nesses was the best ego/I could come up with. Here, every gift comes at the price of peace. So, for me, a good guide is to enter the day with the miracle worker’s prayer on my mind-lips:

“I am here only to be truly helpful. I am here to represent Him Who sent me. I do not have to worry about what to say of what to do, because He Who sent will direct me. I am content to be wherever He whishes, knowing He goes there with me. I will be healed as I let Him teach me to heal.” (T-2.18)

Now, whatever seems to show up~ peace is merely as close as my willingness. So too, is the reminder from the Holy Spirit to “Choose once again if you would take your place among the saviors of the world, or would remain in hell, and hold your brothers there.”… For He has come, and He is asking… (T-VIII.5-6).

Let’s join in the prayer for today’s lesson in communion with all our brothers through the Holy Spirit and God the Father as one:

Father, I would accept Your gifts today. I do not recognize them. Yet I trust that You Who gave them will provide the means by which I can behold them, see their worth, and cherish only them as what I want”. Thanks for the gift of joining in a unified purpose…