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Get Rid of Fear Once and for All…

The secret to living without fear lies in one thing only:  your desire to get rid of it. All creative and healing endeavors require you to move through fear.  All desires of the heart to grow, to give and to love in all conditions require courage and faith. Remember, love and fear cannot coexist, as Jesus states this very early on in the Urtext in the section called Fear as Lack of Love:

Fear cannot be Christ-controlled, but it CAN be self-controlled. Fear is always associated with what does not matter. It prevents Me from controlling it. The correction is therefore a matter of YOUR will, because its presence shows that you have raised the UNIMPORTANT to a higher level than it warrants. You have thus brought it under your will, where it DOES NOT belong. This means YOU feel responsible for it. The level confusion here is perfectly obvious. http://courseinmiracles.com/urtext/chapters-1-thru-10/chapter-2/section-3

Here’s a proven way to free yourself from fear within a few minutes when it arises:

  1. First of all, know you made it up.  Its unimportant, but you think its real, and you will have fear because you forgot you are a mind, not a body.  It is up to you to release it. Resistance is fear, but Jesus states in the New Testament, resist not evil.  It’s unimportant.   Don’t resist what is silly. Yes, you do experience fear and it will arise when you feel the threat to your survival…yet if you want total freedom and happiness, just recognize it and see it as growth toward freedom. When you accept that it is fear that causes you to grow, you will not listen to it.
  2. Deep breathe for 10 minutes. Fear has no real source because all fear is based upon a lie.  There is nothing to fear.  You have made a state of separation, you think its true, but, you are not the thing that fears, you are the spirit beyond all the emotions. You can breathe deeply for 10 minutes deep into your belly.  Alllow it to release and if your mind wanders, just breathe.  If thoughts appear, just say “oh well” and breathe some more. Try it.
  3. See yourself moving through the veil of fear, or lifting it off you.  Can you imagine what it would be like to easily remove this fear from your mind?  It is work to free yourself from fear, but its better than listening to fearful thoughts. They only make you crazy.
  4. Listen to your heart, not your head.  Get quiet and go within for a moment.  Really let go and ask for help to see the situation differently.  God wills you perfect happiness, this means you can trust Him.  Listen to His voice within you. Ask and listen, and you will receive the answer from deep within you. It takes a little willingness and great persistence to set yourself free.
  5. Have courage to face your fear and go within.  Listening to God’s guidance or the small voice inside, the one that speaks to you softly, encouraging you. Listening to this voice is the only way out of fear forever.  As you get comfortable with the practice, when fear arises, you will know what to do.  Growth is accomplished by releasing fear and learning to trust.
  6. The 25 minute healing meditation  here can facilitate a shift away from fear, disease, unforgiveness and clears the chakras to allow more love and light into your awareness.  Take just 25 minutes to free your mind from fear.  Do it now. The world needs you to be fearless.

 https://resurrectedmind.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/meditationloveandlight.mp3

 

Thanks for opening up to a new way to live, letting go of fear by knowing that it is completely unimportant. If you’re interested in receiving guidance through your process, check out the Healing Sessions page and the ACIM Classes page.

Monica

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4 Reasons to Forgive

If you are harboring resentments with someone, which you probably are, even without consciously being aware of it, you need to go within yourself and ask:  Is it worth it?  Does hanging onto this really help me?

The past is over and yet your body is a memory machine, your subconscious mind remembers everything that hurt you, until you reveal these hurts to yourself by allowing the memory to come into awareness. Beneath the surface could be the root of a pattern that has been troubling you for a long time.  Only when you allow it into your conscious mind can it be healed.  What you keep hidden cannot be healed, simply because it is hidden.  From yourself.

So, for instance, I recently remembered something very significant from my past that was traumatic for me during adolescence.  As I looked at it, I saw that it had affected every relationship I had with a male since then.  It made sense then, that my pain came from me, from my memory of the event and that in the revealing of it, I was able to make another choice.  I could choose to heal this event, to forgive the perpetrator, even for something so egregious as molestation.

I had not consciously ever looked at how this affected my life until now, while I am undergoing a breakup.  The pain was triggered by the breakup of a marriage, and when I allowed it into my memory, I realized how much that event had affected me throughout my life.  Then came the realization that I didn’t have to let this continue.

What truly astonished me was how I had buried it and dismissed it as insignificant, until this moment. I have been on a healing path for many years and this horrendous occurrence had finally come into the present moment for healing!

So, here are four reasons to forgive:

  1. You will discover something about yourself you need to know, that you may not be aware of until this moment.
  2. You allow the buried emotions are caused by your memory, so taking responsibility for the memory, not the event, allows for true permanent healing.
  3. In the revealing of the memory, you open up to the possibility of release forever from the event.  Then the pattern stops.
  4. If you don’t do it, you keep the pattern going.  So, what have you got to lose?  Just painful memories from the past that keep haunting you.

Freedom from the past is worth every bit of pain you have to go through. Otherwise, you will continue to be affected by the past subconsciously and it will color every relationship you have.  I have found that it is  time to love myself and give myself the gift of healing, so that I don’t have to repeat these painful memories again.  It is a gift of love to myself.

It is easy to release the cause of your pain, once it is staring at you and you can see it all clearly for the first time.  You will be given the opportunity to  forgive any time you feel the twinge of anger, the need to judge someone, the desire to hate, or to get revenge.

The path of least resistance is to accept that growth and healing is inevitable.  You do want freedom from pain, and it makes sense then to allow it to occur.

Don’t resist evil.  Don’t resist pain, don’t resist!  Don’t judge yourself for having learned this way, the experience of healing is worth it.

Now it is obvious to me why every major spiritual teaching is based upon this one thing: forgiveness.  IT WORKS if you work it.


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The End of Suffering

You are as God created you, and so is every living thing you look upon, regardless of the images you see.

This sentence from Chapter 31, The Final Vision, states that what you behold as sickness, pain, weakness, suffering and loss “is but temptation to perceive yourself defenseless and in hell. Yield not to this, and you will see all pain, in every form, wherever it occurs but disappear as mists before the sun. A miracle has come to heal God’s Son, and close the door upon his dreams of weakness, opening the way to his salvation and release.”

So the miracle occurs when you ask for it, and you get on your knees and ask to see it all differently, and your misperceptions are healed. The miracle happens because the entire dream is made up by you, and if that is not acceptable to you right now, fine. But know that ultimately, you will accept it, because not to is too painful.

Staying a victim of a world of perception is not really a wonderful or even viable option. It will become too painful to hold onto this idea, because victimization is not happy, it doesn’t work. Accepting responsibility for the thoughts you are thinking is the only way out. Pain releases when you ask for help and accept the help given. The world of love and light opens up in response to your call.

I know because it happened to me.

I was in a state of total despair and depression, and once I started doing the lessons, my entire being changed from darkness to exiliration and fearlessness. Over time, the whole purpose of my life changed from a selfish pursuit of the things of the world, to come alive and to awaken and become totally free, mentally and emotionally and spiritually.

In the act of relinquishment, my ideas of suffering were all burned up and taken from me by the grace of the light all around me, the Christ Mind. It is what I am and what you are, so it is inevitable that you will accept it at some point.

Don’t be discouraged if you have been at this for a long time and still feel pain. I know how that is, but I also know that it is a trick of ego mind to think you have to wallow around in it. You do have choice.

You always have the power of decision at your disposal.

The question then becomes, when? When will you choose to become free, fearless, in a state of love and harmony, knowing who you are, extending that light into the world. When? When you have had enough suffering I suppose.

This does require that you take time to do the mind training, that you spend time in prayer, that you serve your brother, that you give of yourself ceaselessly. Because that is the key to happiness, giving constantly to awaken and help other to do the same. A spiritual focus is imperative to a happy, fulfilled life. Your purpose is to awaken and free your mind if you decide that it is. And why not? Misery and death do not exist. God has already saved you from your little nightmare.

Nothing is accomplished by an untrained, undisciplined mind. Peace does come when all need for conflict is given up. When this happens can be determined by you. How much do you want peace? How much energy are you willing to devote to it?

Repeat this prayer in times of temptation to believe in your suffering:

I am as God created me.
His Son can suffer nothing.
And I AM His Son.


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Why have faith?

Man is a faithful animal, but what does he put his faith in?

Faith means that in spite of the situation you are in and the doubts you are thinking, and the fears you harbor, you have a belief that there is a bigger thing going on. I want to energize this some more because without faith, there is only the current reality which usually means it lacks something. Health, wealth, happiness, enlightenment, freedom from fear, maybe it just isn’t there right now.

The desire for something not seen is important because if you never desired a different experience, you would stay where you are right now, and your current reality may not be satisfying you. It all depends upon your perception of where you find yourself. And if that is okay with you, you have no more need to expand or grow, then great. But if you do want to experience more joy, more love and more freedom of mind, then you have to be willing to have faith that it is possible.

Yet is faith only a wish for a future outcome? When Jesus healed the woman who touched his garment, he said, “by your faith are you healed”. It seems to me he was praising her for believing in him and in his God-given power of healing. Faith healing is a powerful thing and happens all the time. It could happen at any moment, even to you! The fact is that she believed it was possible, certain even, so she was healed.

Faith is a belief in something possible that is not currently in your experience. It is the idea that first of all, you don’t see everything, you’re little eyes are myopic and your ears don’t hear the truth, they are distracted by the sounds of the world. So you don’t have the big picture, but you may have faith that there is a divine plan, that everything is possible, that miracles are possible.

All possibilities means that you have all power to decide what you want, and if you believe it, and have total faith in it, it has to occur. Why? Because you are a creator. You have the power to decide what you want to experience. Nothing can deny you, except what? You’re own disbelief, your own doubt. It kills faith and it kills your dream of awakening to perfect peace and happiness, if you don’t believe that it is possible.

No one can stop you from thinking thoughts of lack or doubt. Indeed, that is the crux of the problem you have had for a very long time. No one can deny you the thoughts you are making up and you always, always get the result of them every time.

So, faith is important and without it you’re dead, or alone, or suffering some kind of lack. Faith energizes the idea that all possibilities exist, because in God, all things are possible. Your knowing that all is well and your confidence that things are working out and only good can come to you, is a self-fulfilling prophecy.

A happy person brings light and blessings to everyone she meets. An unhappy person brings you down. When someone lacks faith in God or in the idea that something will work out, then there isn’t much hope for them. And of course they get the result, nothing good does come to them. Again, it is a self-fulfilling prophecy.

The thing to remember is that the power of your mind is always presenting you with the outcome of the thoughts you are thinking. Period. You always can decide to see it differently because you do have all power to change your mind and therefore your experience.

So faith in God, in goodness, in love and in the fact that there are light beings all around you encouraging you to make the choice for more love, for forgiveness, for healing, for giving to others, for putting their happiness before yours, is required. The requirement is that you be willing to entertain the possibility of a divine plan, which means you do get to have and be all that you desire. Because you already are, whether you know it or not.

But if you still want something, be clear about your desire, think about it, focus on it, and well, even if it doesn’t happen right away, don’t give up! Happiness doesn’t come from doubt or disappointment.

It will come after you have released all your doubt, all your resistance to these good experiences coming to you and to your friends too. Faith is knowing it is possible for only good to come and expecting the miracle, the correction of falsity, of your doubt. It is also about not knowing how and not worrying about the specifics of the outcome, and still being willing to allow it to occur. Simply accept that God has a better plan than you. Accept your part in His plan and take no other. And stop trying to tell Him how to make it happen. When I simply let God show me what I am to do today, where I am to go, what I am to say and to whom, I am free. Life simply unfolds perfectly without my resistance. So, even if you are in pain, don’t resist it. Just be there, be present and surrender.

Faith in God, the Creator of the Universe, at the very least, will bring you hope rather than doubt. It feels better in the moment that you think: I know it’s possible. I don’t know how it will work out, but I believe it will. Get excited about it! Your happiness is coming to you right now in ways you can’t even imagine.

When I think I am not where I want to be, I suffer. When I accept that its all perfect and I am in the right place at the right time, I feel great! Everything is working out in spite of me. Happiness is not earned, it is recognized and accepted. You could be happy right now if you would just decide to be, even if you’re depressed, be totally depressed. Allow it to bring you to the bottom, the crux of the problem, which is you.

Be grateful that it already did work out. See it, feel it, allow yourself to revel in the idea. The fix is in. The fact is that you are whole and perfect as God created you. All your pitiful doubts and denial ever did was keep you in fear. Haven’t you had enough? It is exhausting to be in competition with God, especially since God has already saved you from your dream of death. When will you accept it? When will you awaken to the idea that it is accomplished?

The Course is very clear on this, that your whole problem is that you never question the reality of your problem. You insist on it and never experience that it has already been resolved for you. Have faith, faith that it is possible because if you did, just for an instant, you would be free.

“Only say the word, and I will be healed!”

Blessings,
Monica


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You are a creator

You are a creator

Perhaps it is time for you to open to a new possibility that you are a creator, a Son of the Creator with creative abilities. These abilities you begin to utilize to free yourself from the victim dream. This dream is a sad dream where you are caught in beliefs that do not make you happy. And when you are not happy, you are not free and you feel bad. Now, the idea that you can free yourself from the victim dream and come into the powerful being and creator that you are can be very exciting, because it energizes the fact that who you are is not a victim. Which is actually true.

You are all powerful, the question becomes what to do with the power you find within you. You can choose to have more love and more happiness and you can choose to exercise a lot more freedom of mind. You have the power to choose what to do with your freedom of mind. But until you have this idea firmly fixed in your mind, you will not believe it. It’s okay to take a little time to give up this dream of victimization. Your mind will change because it is always changing and the light of you is energized and excited by the possibility of this fundamental change that we want to bring about in you.

You will be undone when you decide that you want to be undone. It is an undoing of the very concepts and beliefs that you hold so dearly about yourself and this is the most exciting journey you could take. The fundamental teaching is that the Creator is unlimited, therefore, being an offspring of the Creator, you are unlimited. Yet you don’t know that now, so you have to admit there is something for you to learn.

Your thoughts are the problem

If you want to know what your beliefs are, listen to how you talk to yourself all day long. How does that barrage of thoughts make you feel? If it makes you feel bad, you are about to open to a new way of living where you choose to feel good, and think those thoughts that align with feeling good. A belief is only a thought you continue to think. It can be changed instantly. How? Decide you want a different thought.

So the question is what is it you want to create?

This may astound you to know that you have all power and can heal anything, be anything, do anything you want. It is a far cry from being trapped in a victim dream. And we want you to realize that when you decide you want to sing another song or dream another dream, the universe responds and gives you this new song to sing. You simply have to tap into it, get excited about it, become joyful with the possibility of what you could do or be. Then you can start to imagine yourself doing all sorts of wonderful things with your time and your money and your friends and family. You can imagine yourself in any way that you choose. Isn’t that so? Try it.

So who do you want to be? Who are you now? Who are you without your victim story?

Take into consideration that you may have come here to this world with an idea that you wanted to experience yourself in a giving, loving extension of yourself. You may not realize that you agreed to come here to expand yourself even more and find that you are bigger and better and more amazing than you imagined yourself to be. You have gifts to give and you must give them or you feel small. And you feel that you somehow have missed your chance at figuring out the whole purpose of the dream. And you tell yourself that you can’t, you’re just you, a person from whatever town in a big country full of people and you are just another person with limitations and problems and not enough…well you fill in the blank.

This story is old and tired and has never helped you to experience yourself beyond littleness and lack. The reason that you tell yourself this story over and over is because you haven’t found the one thing that would help you change it. You can change the story, yet you have to want to write a new story and be brave enough to live it. A story of new found riches, of new found glory, of your joyful Self as the whole, perfect you that the Creator created. You are something so far beyond your little bodily conception of yourself that you are not able to imagine it yet. And yet, you have the ability to create anything you want. You can have anything, but first you must find out who you really are.

Mind Training

To awaken from the victim dream, you must train your mind to think differently and see everything differently. Because once you have found that you can see everything differently, you become different, everything you think about is different and is vibrating at the frequency of more and more love. Because it already is, but you were not aware of it, and now you can feel the change, viscerally, cellularly within you.

Your mind changes when you decide you want to experience more of you.

Ask yourself : Can you remember deep within yourself what you wanted to experience by coming into this plane of existence? Do you want love? Do you want unlimited love to flow through you? Because if that is true, you will energize this idea and find that the flow of love is something you cannot control, once you tap into it, you feel great and everything seems possible. Because it is.

The key is that you already have all power and you have been using it to tell yourself ideas and concepts that you have learned about yourself from the time you were a child. You have been conditioned to believe a story about yourself that you probably do not like because it makes you unhappy. Or, you have found that the happiness you seek is fleeting, followed by periods of unhappiness and you can’t figure out how to have the happiness without the unhappiness.

So, you accept the idea that you have to have both, unhappiness and happiness and you live your life fearful of the times when the unhappiness will come and overtake you. And will put out your life. Or you live in the unhappiness telling yourself that’s just the way it is. And it is this way for you until you decide you want something else. That happens when it happens, but why not now?

So you keep telling yourself the same thing and you keep experiencing it. Because you are using the power of your creative mind to do this, you continue to experience the same thing. The nature of your creative mind is that every thought has power. There are no neutral thoughts. Your mind says something over and over and before you know it, it’s ingrained into your consciousness so totally that you don’t remember ever feeling that you could be different.

Yet the idea that you would accept this, and live within the beliefs that you have constructed and continue to verify this thought system with your experience is hopefully becoming intolerable to you. If it is becoming intolerable to you, that is wonderful, because it is intolerable for a creative being such as you to accept the falsity that you have no power to change your life.

Because you have all power and the entire thing is happening to you because you don’t realize that you can harness this power and choose to change your mind and dream a different dream. Or wake up entirely from it and enter the universe as an illuminate being of light. Either way, you will be happier and freer and will find that life is full of possibility.

The good news is that you no longer have to struggle, suffer and survive if you have power to change what you experience. You could just be yourself and accept everything exactly as it is right now. No fighting, no striving, no struggle. You could feel differently right now about who you are. I suggest that you do so.
The key is to notice what you are thinking and ask for help to change the fundamental beliefs that hold you and bind you to your littleness.
You can do this at any moment, and the miracle, or the shift in perception occurs, just because you are willing to change your mind and have a new thought. Then, you will feel different. How would it feel if you started to think happy thoughts, delightful thoughts? What if you opened to all possibilities and started to imagine yourself happy and free of the beliefs that used to bind you. Never mind what they were, they are no longer true for you. You can decide to see it all anew. From this moment on.

Behold, I make all things new.

Regardless of your past experience, that is now completely over and this is your new chapter. You are rewriting your story, so imagine that you are now an unlimited being of love and light who chose to come and extend these wonderful gifts that you have been given. You can have more freedom, more love, more light because you want to experience the possibility of not only having, but being all this, regardless of what form it takes. You are the light you extend, you can be this light and experience yourself unlimited, as you learn to release your lack ideas. The littleness or lack was just a false idea, the idea of the separate you. This is where all the falsity stems from, your identification with a separate self lost in a dream. Good news…this is not you.

Self-responsibility

When you actively take responsibility for the thoughts you are thinking, you change. You become happier and more free because you align with truth. You decide to be happy now and the thoughts and things that resonate with your inner state of happiness come to you effortlessly. You want to choose the thoughts that make you happy, so it is imperative that you begin to think joyful and happy thoughts. Loving, peaceful, joyful thoughts. Imagine yourself all day today thinking only happy thoughts. You will smile all day long and everyone will feel your inner happiness that you are bringing to the world. You will be joyful, and you will feel love for everyone you meet. It will be a miraculous day.

Tell yourself this today: I am infinite love, I am infinite wisdom, I am infinite strength. In me all things are possible because I am a creator. I can create anything I want. Love flows through me effortlessly.

IT may sound simple, but the fact is that what is hard is being out of alignment with who you are. You cannot be happy in a state of separation from God. Period. This takes enormous energy and effort to be in the lost or forgetful state that you find yourself stuck in. Being stuck is not fun. Being free to make a new choice is fun and creative. Because you so desire to have the things you want and be who you are, that you will find it much easier to think these thoughts instead of the complaining that you don’t have it. Every thought, every word you speak gives you exactly what you are experiencing right now. You do have the power to change your mind.

So the whole universe of love is awaiting your return to sanity and to the awareness that although you have been much deceived by the dream, you now are willing and able to dream a happy dream. You can do this by focusing on the possibility of it and imagining what it would look life if you were happy.

Miracles

Miracles are natural, when they do not occur, something has gone wrong.
A miracle is a shift in perception, from darkness or ignorance, to light and Intelligence that comes from knowing who you are. If you knew that all thoughts have power and there are no neutral thoughts, you would start to become much more aware of the thoughts you are thinking and make more effort to allow those thoughts to change. When you allow you simply get into a flow, where it is natural for a change of mind to occur, as opposed to staying stuck in an idea for years and years maintaining its hold on you. So, isn’t it time that you decide to change your mind and become the being of light that you are? You are a whole and perfect creation of God and until you recognize this, you will never be truly happy.

Body Identity
I am not a body, I am free.

The basic principle of A Course in Miracles resides in this one thought. It means that the you that you think you are, identified as a body on planet Earth with all your problems and perceptions of you and your world around you, are not based in reality or truth. You are living a false idea of yourself, you are therefore caught in a fear dream. But the dream can change, from a dream of a separate existence to a dream of awakening or enlightenment. You do have all power to change your mind and think different thoughts so you can begin to identify with the whole you, the perfect you, the enlightened you. Indeed you must or you are confined to this separate existence which you have been living out for many years and lifetimes. You will never be happy if you continue to identify with this separate you because the fact is, that it isn’t a happy feeling to be separate.

To be in communication with love and to know who you are is actually the only dream worth pursuing ultimately, because it makes you happy to be a communicator. To be in a constant flow of love extending it out into the world to all the people you love and maybe even don’t love. You will begin to realize that not loving isn’t fun either, and you will find a way to forgive those who have hurt you.

Forgiveness is key

Your belief that you are vulnerable to other people’s behavior is not a happy idea either, so forgiveness becomes an imperative that feels better than holding onto resentments and judgment. So you will simply give them all up. You will begin to feel the peace of knowing that you are all powerful and that if you are miracle minded, all possibilities exist and you can choose to experience whatever you choose. This is the nature of the dream.

You have all power, the power of decision is your own.

You may imagine that you are a little being on planet Earth with no reference at all to the you that is whole and perfect and created as God intended you to be. Yet, it is simply up to you to choose, to decide that you want to see this all differently. There is another way to look at everything, right? Perceptions can be changed, so when you exercise this power of decision, you feel different. You get the result of your thoughts every time. This is how your mind actually works. You are not two selves in conflict. You are one self, united with your creator.

The unity of your one self knows perfectly well who it is. It knows what it wants, and it wants to be happy. Just like Jesus said, you must become like little children. They just want to be happy and are happy easily because they have not conditioned themselves to think that being unhappy is normal. Little children love to be happy and free. They are not flowing against the current, so to speak, they are in the flow of life and are unconcerned with details and material things. They simply are.

The question then becomes how to get to that state of being, and all suffering comes from the idea that you cannot reach that state, although you remember it from when you were a child. And the answer is that it isn’t that hard, but you have to want it and you have to start by allowing what is happening or not to change.

When you tell yourself that what is happening to you is terrible and you are stuck, that you can’t find the way out, then that is what you experience. Just begin by telling yourself you are learning something new.

Try this:
I am learning something new and enjoying the experiencing of it. I am opening up, I am releasing the past, I am moving on toward a greater expansion of myself. I am allowing the idea that freedom from fear is possible, freedom from lack is possible, and I am opening to the possibility of a whole new me.
I choose to be in a state of love, I choose to be loved by my Creator, I choose to be happy right here and now. I choose to allow that I am learning a new way to be in the world. I choose to accept that I can be a beacon of love for the world. I choose to be that beacon and to draw the love into my heart from my creator and extend it into the world. I choose to be a conduit for eternal love and life. I choose to accept my natural inheritance as the holy child of God that I am.

My natural inheritance is freedom, is eternal life, is love and I can be this now. I choose to be who I really am right here and now. I want to experience this since it will make me very happy. I now choose to allow everyone to be exactly where they are, and I am choosing to be happy and free. I no longer depend on others for my happiness,
I choose to depend upon my Creator only and to allow that this Source of me knows me perfectly well and this Source wills only my perfect happiness right here and now.

Wouldn’t it be better to tell yourself this than to constantly berate yourself with ideas of littleness and lack. Do you see that right now you are getting the result of every thought you are thinking? Is it really true that you don’t have what you want? Or are you just thinking that?

(to be continued)


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I Could See Peace Instead

This lesson entitled “I could see peace instead of this” is a confrontation. It first of all implies that you are not “seeing” peace. The mind is always upset about something, unless it is at peace. That’s logical, but joy is also peace, so when you are not joyful, you are not at peace.

Be honest. Are you joyful or peaceful right now? Did you know that to “see” peace, means you are the one seeing it or not. You are the one deciding what you are going to see. You have the power to decide what you want to see in every moment. You are telling yourself a story all the time, notice: is it joyful, does it make you happy?

If it is a victim story or a powerless story, you cannot be joyful. So it is time to change your tune and change your story. Sing a different song, dream a new dream.

You only see what you want to see. It is entirely up to you. You project your own thought forms outward from the visual cortex of your brain and call it reality, when in fact it is only a reflection of your thoughts. It makes up your perception and you see only what you project “out there”.

So if you feel anxiety you are thinking fearful thoughts and then seeing fearful images and then you must be feeling anxious. Your constructed situations, personalities or events or “anything else about which you are harboring unloving thoughts” appear to you to be real. They are not, but to you they are! But you are all alone in that. Is it fun?

If you want something different, do this simple exercise. It will help you. Again, it is up to you, do you want it to work?

The idea is to replace those fear thoughts with the idea of peace, then you can feel the change within you. So, if you want to be happy, just do it. Do it for your children, do it for your partner, your friends. Anyone! But do it.

First notice what you are thinking about that feels unlike love: fear, guilt, anger, frustration, anxiety, depression, helplessness, etc. You name it. Write it down. I am upset at…..

Say to yourself “I could see peace in this situation instead of what I now see in it”. Let a door open inside you, let a new thought in, it takes only a moment. You don’t know how to change your mind, of course you don’t that’s why you need help. Let go and give up control.

This is how the mind training works, identify a thought or a bunch of thoughts that you have been telling yourself forever, a belief, and decide you want to see peace instead. Anything that is unlike love will do, apply the new idea, and watch and feel what happens within you.

Now write down the new story you want to tell yourself.

It could go something like this: I am learning to open up, I am learning to let go, I am feeling better about myself and my situation, I am all powerful so I can change how I feel, I am aware that I can decide to see it differently. I choose to see myself differently, I choose to forgive myself of the past, I choose to be happy today, right now. I breathe in love and light from the top of my head and let it fill my entire body. I allow this light to release all negative energies within my body right here and now. I allow them to release out the bottom of my feet and my root chakra. I am aware that I have the power to heal myself.

I feel better now, I realize I can heal myself, I can align my will with God’s Will for me and be happy right now. I am concerned only with this present moment, I can be happy right now. The past is over, the future is not there. I am happy and peaceful and I radiate that into the world right now.

Every experience of the miracle of grace happens in exactly the same way, the fear is released as the love underneath is revealed to you. But you must want this to occur. You have to notice when you are unhappy and ask for a different experience, until then, nothing can change. And stop lying to yourself. Pain, sadness, indignation, anger, stuckness, regret, resentment, hate, fear, guilt are not happy states of mind. They are not justifiable either. You can choose to be free of this now.

When you decide you want peace, you want to see things differently, then you can have a completely different experience of what was upsetting to you just a moment before. Isn’t that amazing?
That is how powerful your mind is, and it is up to you to decide what you prefer, to be upset, or to see peace instead. How to know what you have decided: how do you feel?

The miracle will occur when you decide you want a miracle, the shift in perception comes about when you give up your upsetting thoughts. Why should you do this? These thoughts make up the world you see. You can decide to see everything differently and to be free of your own misperception right now. This misperception never made you happy anyway, so what have you got to lose?

Remember lesson 6 and 7: I am upset because I see something that is not there… it is already over because “I see only the past”. You are not in the NOW. You are projecting onto the world your thoughts about everything you see.

Is this okay with you? Take responsibility, use your mind to free yourself and stop the insane projection of fear onto the world. It is up to you!

This isn’t hard, its just that you have to do it, you have some work to do to free yourself, yes and it takes some effort on your part to notice your thoughts and ask for help. The Holy Spirit is with you, freeing you by showing you the way. The ascended masters are awaiting your call, they want to help you.

USE THEM. They will enter and correct your thoughts when you invite them in. Jesus and the Archangels are with you now and forever.

It is time for the great Awakening, the second coming. It is up to you to be the second coming, and to choose to be in the light and love of your Reality. DO it for your children, do it for anyone you love. Choose to see it all differently because you are worth it! Your world needs you to wake up and be free so you can help. Take the time to do this today and be happy, for no reason. There is no other reason for you to be here anyway. Choose love, choose peace. Align your will with The Creative Source of the Universe.

Love is all around you and miracles and blessings are available to you in every instant! The truth is that love isn’t like anything you can imagine, but you can feel how it changes you from the inside out. Allow it, be the love that you are. Love and light are your Reality. You are perfect as God created you right now.


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Love your “enemies”: How to forgive

I found myself in a quandary recently with a friend who accused me of something I felt I did not do. I asked for help and my guide showed me how to use a firehose to send a blast of love to her. Here is how it works: I open the top of my head, allow the light and love to flow down through into my heart center. Give it a moment to feel it, experience it. Allow the energy to radiate into my head, neck shoulders upper back, front of heart and blast it from my heart into that person’s heart center.

Give it a few minutes. It is just a reminder of who she is that is being given as I do this. It is real. Don’t underestimate the power of love! It can heal anything, a disease, a false idea, an egoic identity that has turned from the light. It is the most powerful thing in the universe. When a dark shadow appears, when someone attacks you, it is imperative to know that love must be given and extended, because it is what releases the stuck energy that is denying it.

In truth, there are no “enemies”, but there are those that challenge us to either love or hate, to judge or have compassion. I have been there, I know what it feels like to be caught in the victim mind. We all have and are not proud of how much time we have spent there. But we do have the power of choice and must exercise it.

Darkness is a problem that is based upon the choice not to know the truth. That is all, and the truth is that love is what you are. Many beings haven’t chosen to know who they are, which is fine until it is directed at you and you feel the pain of it. Now what? Jesus is very clear in the Course, “forgive and you will see this differently”. But sometimes we don’t know how to forgive. That’s OK, because he does and he will help you remember.

My job and yours (should you choose to accept it) is to free the mind of darkness. The dark mind is my mind! The egoic identity is always selfish and self-seeking which is not really extending anything. It has no real power, its just turned in upon itself and is stuck in an idea. Yet, it isn’t fun and when you are in it, you do need help to get out of it. A simple choice to free yourself and your “friend” who has turned on you is all you need. The light does the rest. But it is work and to apply this truth, it takes focus and you have to put your attention on love, on the idea that you come from a loving God and that He knows how to extend through you.

Do it and see how easy it is.

So try the above exercise. See how it works for you. Do it 5 times a day if you want. Find those who you have difficulty with and free them right now. You are never alone, all thoughts have power. And you will find that the more you extend love to those who challenge you, the more love you will experience. You can’t make anyone do anything or accept anything they are unwilling to accept. That is not your job. Your job is to experience it yourself and send it whenever a challenge or a “call for love” comes into your awareness. You have nothing to say about their acceptance. They will do it now or later, it is inevitable because “the tolerance for pain is high but not without limit”.

Love your enemies, bless those that persecute you, do good to them who spitefully use you...this is the commandment of our Savior and during this time of Christmas, isn’t it time we all took it seriously? Love heals all and you are never alone. You have guides, angels, ascended Masters at your side. Use them! Free yourself and love all today. What if everyone on the planet did this today? Imagine what your holiness can do!

Merry Christmas!