On the journey ask for HELP!!!

It is hard to believe that it us up to us to “save” ourselves.  What??? HELP!!! I want someone else to do it.  To fix me, love me, tell me I’m loveable, accepted, cared for, protected from all harm, and who can make me feel secure in the knowledge that all….IS WELL. 

Yes, ask for HELP from professionals, and they can and will guide, but they still can’t do it for us…….we do it! We are responsible. You are responsible.

We are unaware most of the time that we have a split mind.  But if you are suffering it is probably because of your thinking!  Thoughts of judgment, worry, concerns, stress fear, tell you that you are listening to the wrong mind, i.e. the ego.  It is your holy mind within that you need to access and listen to that says All Is WELL. 

Ask for HELP to think the quite thoughts.  The holy part of your mind is the Holy Spirit. It won’t attack with….”you should know better.”  That is the false, ego mind. The memory of love aka God comes to the quiet mind.  On a scale from 1 to 10%, with 10% being the greatest….how much attention do you give to quieting your mind?  Maybe 2% or 5% or none?

This is why we are our saviors.  We save ourselves when we access our right holy mind, the Holy Spirit and turn our daily tasks and thoughts over.  The book “A Course In Miracles” says “ask the Holy Spirit” for help.  The Holy Spirit is a gift from God or the door to our right mind.  That is where peace and comfort can be accessed.  It is not in the world, going to the movies, shopping, etc.

For example, I recently had to do something I was dreading.  When I noticed the ego thoughts running in my mind, I made the decision to change my mind.  I called upon the “Holy Spirit” and said I want to see this differently.  What came to me was: “take love with you and carry it like a “hostess gift and choose to see everyone and all circumstances through the eyes of non-judgment and peace.”  It was an easy afternoon using the gift. You have it too.

If you are not familiar with the Course the idea of a “Holy Spirit” may seem strange but….watch your mind and if you see the dualistic split between, good/bad, love/hate, friend/foe, misery/peace then you are noticing the split.  Just watch how you are feeling, what’s going on in your mind.  Do you like it?  You are a “Decision Maker” i.e. the boss!   It is up to you to lead the way and not follow the ego’s thoughts that lead to nowhere!

But you have to watch your thoughts.  You must be vigilant for those little thoughts of unease and if you follow them, they will become bigger.  Important: don’t judge them or make it a big deal but just tell yourself you are choosing another way.   

In A Course In Miracles, Chapter 27.  Section VIII, The Hero of the Dream, paragraph 10. (Text page 587) “The secret of salvation is but this: That you are doing this unto yourself.” 

All judgment makes us miserable.  Watch the parade of thoughts, wave, and let them go and ask for another way to see everything!  Ask for HELP!

You are Loved, Loveable and Loving!

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A Course In Miracles websites:

http://www.acim.org

http://www.fip.org

http://www.miraclecenter.org

Your Assignment…. NOW

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Your assignment is not to find a way OUT but to look at the way FORWARD.
To find the way forward look at the ego’s gyrations, all the painful thoughts, the seeming problems and issues and JUST……… wait……. and…… judge….. not.
Take three big BIG deep breaths. You need air and hydration to quiet the ego.

When we are still and STOP and go within and clear the thoughts, focus on the breath and not the thoughts we are quieting the mind enough to hear the still small voice of Spirit that is always there. It is waiting for an opportunity to offer its peaceful guidance and to be heard. Everyone has it. So do you. It offers you a hand out of pain. This voice will always speak of peace – it is your TRUTH.

Its guidance will be a quiet little peaceful thought (careful, you might miss it) and it may not come right away. It cannot come when the ego is screaming. When you still all the ego chatter and it will it be there. You quiet and subdue the ego chatter by not heeding it or acknowledging it or letting its thoughts pull you into a boiling brew. Just notice them, let them go and wait. Like watching the clouds move across the sky of your mind.

*A Course In Miracles Lesson 84
Love holds no grievances.
Grievances are completely alien to love. Grievances attack love and keep its light obscure. If I hold grievances I am attacking love, and therefore attacking my Self. My Self thus becomes alien to me. I am determined not to attack my Self today, so that I can remember Who I am.
These specific forms for applying this idea would be helpful:

My problems are not WHO I am. I will no deny my loving Self.
I will not use this problem ________ to attack love within me.
Let this _________not tempt me to attack myself.

That is Grace. God Is.

* http://www.acim.org/Lessons/lesson.html?lesson=84

click on “hear lesson”

When you hear the little voice, write it down. Keep a notebook of the wisdom that comes from within. It is priceless. It is always there if you listen.

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This tree, like God does not keep score. You are innocent and Loved.