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A Universal Recognition of Christ Will Change the World

This is not religion this is about creating a level playing field for ALL.

This is not about do’s and don’ts. It is about forgiving an impossible error and seeing ourselves as the wounded and confused Children of God that we are.

Then letting God assist us through the Holy Spirit to until we can stand united as the Christ and none are left out.

Trust me, the Spirit only needs a willingness that it be possible and He will lead us the rest of the way.

I believe in God, and in the confusion of humanity and the world as we know it. I look to truth wherever I find it and trust the words of Jesus foremost because he has always been by my side since I was a small child.

Debra (Debi) Yvonne Simmons (c)6 min read

This is a card reading from Mama’s Christmas Carol, You Got the Power, Mom! which I published in 2019. (Actually, it is two. I found one I had not recorded in my book and tossed it away thinking it was not that big a deal but the Holy Spirit would not let it go. I guess if He was willing to help me pull the cards He wanted the message shared. Interestingly, two of the cards were the same and so I doubly took the understanding that these things are valid and important to Father.)



Receiving your Atonement for and on behalf of Christ is your primary responsibility.

It is interesting to me that I should put it that way.

Christ is who you are and entering into the Atonement today acknowledges that.

It surprises me that A Course In Miracles has been on the planet for nearly 50 years and people still do not have a real grasp on this!

Now, you do not have to have all the answers or be able to define anything to someone else’s satisfaction.

You just have to trust that you are the Son of God and that He will take care of you.


We each are born with gifts of the Spirit. One is faith on another’s faith. We all share this faith ability for Jesus’ witness of God, Christ, and the Holy Spirit.
That is true. It is in each and every one of us. We have all covered it up to some extent or we would not be here.

Some of us have certain roles in the Universal Plan that Jesus and many other ascended masters supervise that require they not recall that witness while in the flesh but these are relatively few.

The Holy Spirit waits inside of you. It is that part of you that knows you are loved by your creator because your creator is Love.


The world of separation promotes privacy to a fault. Do not misunderstand, we each need our private time. And small groups are a form of social existence. The challenge comes when the social group or identity supersedes our identity with Christ which is the whole of all that is and who you are.

If we are not secure in the Atonement and witness that we are Christ, we are subject to manipulation by those who will use us or be used by us. This is why so few have any idea of what freedom really is.


God will not force anything on humanity. Likewise, once we are willing to receive nothing can be held back.

I wrote a poem this week and this message reminds me of the last line: “… Father’s Hand has no strength to defy the will of the Son to crucify.” This is what we do when we support the concept of separation.

Father waits patiently for us to come to Him.

He will not coerce even though he gently calls us to remember our will could only be His.

Here is the poem. I almost did not include it but Spirit said otherwise:


I thought the secrets of my childhood were the worst.

The ones that I hid in the fold of my never-ending thirst for acknowledgment and a place to stand free from attack from woman and man.

But alas, it is in my winter years that my heart cries

more wretchedly as I see the grandchildren face

the same tragedy

that no door can hide no threat conceal.

Yet silent I remain for I have traveled that path

and know that the only place of resolution is within

the self and a safe haven, the world does not provide.

To seek for help only brings another secret to contain

and so I go within to that which knows this is not our

place of refuge.

Where heroes fall like flies on a bitterly cold day

and safety mocks the child who shudders in the

hallways of life waiting for the blow or assault that

testifies of their vulnerability even among those who

profess to love and provide.

How long Son of God will you hide?

How long will you not see your own divinity?

How long will you live in shadows, secrets, and regrets?

It is you I call because Father’s Hand has no strength to defy

the will of the Son to crucify.

I hope you liked it. It carries more info than a thousand-page book could.

And who does the Son crucify? Himself. You and I, as a part of the body of Christ, do just that and we do not have to. We can choose to recognize who we are and call on the power of God to bless us individually, and as a whole.


In the Atonement, we see others as ourselves and we seek to lift them and support them as we are able.

Whereas, the belief of separation has us using people’s situations and emotions as ways to enhance our own lives and comfort.

That means in the Atonement we can be real to what is going on in the moment and address it.

Simple as that. No need for expectations nor dredging up of past trauma.

That is, once we all get on the same page!


A repeat of the challenge that comes when the social group or identity supersedes our identity with Christ which is the whole of all that is.

Christ must be born in the minds of humanity. He must be recognized as the Self, forgiven for believing even an instant in the possibility of separation from God, and then offer thanks to the Father for His existence and sustenance by listening to the Holy Spirit’s guidance.

That really is the bottom line, people.

It will happen because it is who we are.

Why should we delay our blessings?


Illnesses of mind and body afflict us when we close our eyes to our own spiritual being or that of another. It happens in families and societies all the time.

This is the consequence of NOT acknowledging the Christ that we are.

What can happen is apathy, and then a real loss of memory and function occur.

Do be careful to not point fingers and lay blame at the feet of another because someone is ill.

They may be fulfilling an ancestral torment where a trauma was not resolved by their forefathers. They may be sharing their witness to those who care for them in a way that they will remember who they are. Or they may be part of the ones who are sent to teach that human suffering is not a part of God through the appearance of the opposite.


Here is another repeat card, taken from a different angle: God will not force you anywhere but once you are willing He will bless us beyond our wildest imaginations.

What blesses us blesses others, even the whole. Just as our refusal to see Christ and consider ourselves separated has an impact on the world.

This is not a matter of choice and ideology. It is basically aligning with the energy of who and what you are. A Child of God, actually, the Child of God with many parts and one whole which encompasses all that is seen and known and infinitesimally more that is unseen.



We can create a new world simply by putting Christ at the forefront of our minds. Of course, we need to understand that this is all that is in creation, seen and unseen.

And that there is a Creator who brought this all to pass and all He desires is our awareness, attention, and gratitude, which He also extends to us so freely.

Till next time, God bless, bye for now.

It Really Is All About Me; Not the Ego, the Divinity That I Am

Each of us needs to really understand what that means.

From my weekly card reading from Mama’s Christmas Carol, You Got the Power, Mom! A continued journey of understanding core principles within A Course In Miracles and a lifetime of study of the teachings of Jesus.

Before I start I want to share some impressions from a nine-minute clip about poignant statements from Robin Williams. Please watch it, it is profound.

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He said you lose your ego and see “something far greater than yourself”, and that connections were very important. He spoke of performing to avoid talking about what was really troubling him. 

I love his work in Awakenings and I believe concepts there are key to what I am trying to share here.

Until humanity has a reason to believe in its divinity and eternal existence we will settle for confinement and self-imprisonment. If a connection to self is not sufficient to our psyche to meet all of its needs we will continue to search outside ourselves for gratification and come up short.

My heart breaks for this man. It is my belief that he could not figure out a way back into himself and his true identity. Basically, he had externalized his existence through his thought system, which as a society and a race, we really handed to him and fed to him throughout his life.

Robin William’s life continues to fascinate and teach me. When asked what his legacy would be he said he did not know and that maybe it would be that he tried different things. 

What I know of him, he was a very earthy man, meaning he was caught up in the experiences of life. He believed in God and lifting others but he was well-grounded in the desires of the body and seemed to feel that was where life was to be experienced. (IE in and through the body.)

Robin spoke of channeling the comic genius he magnified but where was his grounding that connected his spiritual and physical identity?

I do not wish to denounce the body, (nor dishonor Robin in any way) rather I would suggest that we want to use what the body experience shows us, via our feelings, to understand what we ARE in our true essence as eternal beings. This way, the body will benefit and cause the spirit to blossom and vice versa. 

With that, I offer you this reading:

There is a Plan prepared. No force will be used and there are many paths. We cannot choose to escape the experience; only the timing is of our choosing.

It can seem emotionally like we are going to die once we get on the path because of the things that we will see or experience but I assure you that you will not die and that you are better off accepting truth now rather than leaving this life without doing that because you will just get to come here and do it again.

That may seem harsh but what is the alternative really? It is only a delay and additional distress.

If you accept the truths in this lifetime at least the next time you come you will be in a better position to move humanity’s consciousness forward.

And what about getting to a place where we do not return? 

I cannot feel really good about that because we do not get over the trauma of belief in separation from God without each other and once we have discovered the truth we can return as fully aware of our oneness and help others on their path. 

The suffering of this life is a perspective. Pain is a temporary manifestation of the confused mind. I would like to think that I would want to return to assist the release of bondage to the belief in separation from God.

You teach others who they are by honoring yourself.

As you treat yourself with kindness and affection you are showing others that they too are worthy of kindness and affection.

I know it is called being selfish by the world. Especially those who claim to be highly religious but being true to you defines your place in the Atonement and it establishes a foundation for you to trust yourself, and your Heavenly Father’s provisions.

I have recently wrestled with this, and something that helps me is the mantra No Guilt. Raised as a female and a Christian, guilt was what I grew up on. 

What has really brought it to a head for me is my fight with food addiction. I know that I eat for emotional reasons and that feeling guilty or feeling used, which is extending guilt to someone, is at the base of my issues. 

I have hit that fork in the road that says you can either continue to abuse yourself and let that wreak havoc and take your time while in this body, or you can turn it over to God and do what you have been given the power to do in this lifetime. 

One step at a time I will do my best to walk my talk and talk my walk. 

God IS

I put in another card this week because I had not included this and it is a concept that is just too huge to ignore.

It is the core of my faith. My one truth that I would give up anything else to support.

In the temple of Latter-day Saints, we are told there is one truth that all else falls under and this is the truth I choose.

Yes, I choose.

I choose to deny even my own being if it defies the reality of God IS. And believe me, in the eight years that I have been aware of the Course material that reality has been presented many times because of the way that the founding personalities of the Course material presented it. (I am not of a mind to agree with them but God IS aces anything else, including my existence. *What I believe is that God IS because We ARE, meaning Christ IS. It works synergistically from what I understand today.)

I know how the Holy Spirit works and He will not do what is feared and I perceive that the core group who brought us ACIM feared what the Course contained by their own recorded and documented admission. 

Now, I am not about to begrudge their work because the material would not be available if not for them. But I will not hold to their interpretation of the material and will seek my own understanding from the Holy Spirit as Jesus counseled in the Course.

God IS was also written on a scroll that Helen saw in one of her dreams and the way she described it was that it defined her ability to take on the role to bring us A Course In Miracles.

To the left of the scroll were things past and to the right things future and she chose to accept the declaration of the center, God IS. She had passed the test. Much gratitude!

His Story

This is not ACIM truth that is talked about by others but it is what I understood in the first couple of times that I read through the Course after 40 years as a Christian studying the words of Jesus.

I do believe in an individual identity for each of us. And I believe that identity continues to expand and grow though I am not so sure it is through what we see as physical bodies. 

In other words, our creations may have more to do with our ideas and hopes rather than creating another ego vessel to perpetuate the story of guilt and punishment on the Son of God.

His Story is what I refer to as the roles that the Christ-Ego who is sending us on field trips of destruction to manifest the consequences of our belief in separation from God. Given to the Holy Spirit, they are sanctified and blessed with all that the Father has as creations of His Son. This is my understanding today.

Christ — Ego, yes, that is what I mean. I know that Christ in His Highest Self is whole but there were many thoughts or creations that He had that got the message that they were separate from God and quite frankly, a lot them do not want to give that up now. Pain is addictive. Power, even if it is a mirage, is addictive. 

Jesus says that there is a part of each of us that knows who we truly are and that we come from the Love of God. 

Our “creation”, at least in part, seems to stem from choosing to recognize this even while we are playing out this Story about separation. In other words; we must choose to exist, and it begins with accepting the Atonement of Jesus Christ which is forgiveness of Christ for the belief that He could be separate from God and then following the promptings of the Holy Spirit as we are led out of our confusion.

This will be done individually and as a whole as well because we do not heal by ourselves.

It really is all about me, my Divine Indentity as a Son of God. Instead of needing to fix others’ problems and not caring for my needs, I want to listen to my own inner voice and allow the world to be healed along with me.

May the Holy Spirit continue to enlighten each of us.

Till next time, God bless, bye for now. 

Being Different From the Pack Is Good

You are changing the world. 

Remember I am a student first. I teach what I understand to learn more. My word is not the last, listen to your own internal guidance system. This is one way I internalize and externalize the Course:

(A ‘card’ reading from Mama’s Christmas Carol, You Got the Power, Mom! which is a book I wrote explaining Course principles as I understood them then. This reading helps me continue my understandings.)

How you look at yourself and others gives you the world you live in.

If you see yourself as separated from God you will see the illusional world which is based on fear.

If you have accepted the atonement and understand that separation from God is impossible you will see Christ, the Son of God, in other words, that which God created.

Seeing Christ, in yourself and others, who is confused and bewildered is a lot different than believing that there are others who are seeking to harm you.

Now, let me be real here; while in the state of mind of the illusion which is outside of the atonement or undoing of the original error of belief in separation from God, they ARE seeking to harm you and themselves.

When you accept the Atonement and follow the Holy Spirit He will show you things in the world that you may not want to see BUT He will also put a love in your heart for those who are confused.

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Like a Halloween costume, this is not truly harmful but it certainly can feel like it while we are in the world of the physical. And, yes, people can hurt us in a million ways on many levels.

What a person who has the atonement understands is that it is not “real” in any eternal sense and it cannot affect us beyond what we allow it to.

Does that mean that we are to put up with or allow injustices in the name of Christ or kindness? I have found no reason to believe that. Even though, Christianity and many other thought methodologies have taught this.

I am currently in the throes of experiencing what it is like to take care of myself as a Child of God with the understanding that I do not have to allow myself to be in a place where: I feel uncomfortable, demeaned, unappreciated, or of no worth because this is not the opinion of MY FATHER and His Opinion is the ONLY ONE that Counts!

We each bring something significant to the Sonship during Time (IE. the illusion) and that is the ability to forgive and to be a channel for God’s Love.


Being different is okay. It is unique to the Universal Plan (or Time) and will not be seen once all have accepted the atonement. Not because we will not have diversity but because we will have the baseline understanding that we are God’s Son and that gives us a common foundation and reference place of identity which we do not have within the illusion.

All-time is NOW and in this NOW (present moment) we have the ability to create a new world.

Time is identified by errors of the past and punishment in the future.

The atonement that Jesus would have us partake in removes the past and the future, AND puts us in touch with our unique relationship with the Father as His Son.

****This gives us access to our only true power which is God’s Love for His Son.****

Being in the NOW means being true to you, not ignoring all else. 

Time is given to remove the belief in separation, betrayal, and punishment which is why I believe this is the “unveiling” and not “life”. However, I do believe that within the Atonement one may experience everlasting life while in the body because they will understand that they are not the body. **Doing this without acknowledging the Father is not the same thing because it is the Father’s Love that gives us our eternal life. 

Humanity did not “create” Love. To claim one has love without acknowledging the Father is to denounce your birthright and power as the Son of God.

To take the teachings of Jesus as meaning that you are to be silent to injustices that are found within the illusion is really a slap in the face of God. In my humble opinion. 

Being different from the pack is good. Especially when you have yourself firmly established in the Atonement of Jesus Christ. 

*I use the name Jesus Christ with honor and respect because he was the first to remember that the Son had not separated from the Father and I am grateful for his willingness to be faithful and teach us this vital information.

I have forgiven him the belief in separation, very possibly even its origin, and gladly receive the Atonement and everlasting life in God, the Father.

Till next time, God bless, bye for now.

Mental Illness Can Be So Subtle

I have known someone since birth and it is only 45 years later that I see what I cannot undo.

Try as I might to be kind and extend love it is sent back to me as an attack that I can no longer “not see” and that others close to her refuse to see or address.

Photo by Yan Krukov on Mental illness is the costume we wear on our ego that hides the divine identity of Christ within each of us.

I do realize that I have no choice but to continue to be knifed or walk away.

In my walk of life, I see atonement (undoing of the belief in separation from God and one another and its consequences) as the only thing that can redeem any of us.

Struggling with these behaviors (that I had thought were chemical abuse issues for all these years) had me very prepared spiritually and emotionally to receive the message of A Course In Miracles.

I believe that the awareness of these attitudes and the harm they can do is a sign that Christ (all that is) is waking up and realizing that this is not who He really is.

The belief that we have any real identity as a body is a false trap because our spiritual being is lost or at the very least caged.

I am grateful that I can use all situations and circumstances as a reflection on the one relationship that truly matters or even exists and that is the one between myself and my creator, call Him what you will.

The Inner Voice that we each have access to, which I call the Holy Spirit, guides me step by step to know what I can do and I have to say that I am gaining more and more evidence that to do nothing is correct. While trusting that the Holy Spirit will reach them when they are ready.

I have to admit that I did “warn” the next generation, to the extent of telling him why I could not be close to his mother.

I have found that protecting myself has cost me the “facade of friendliness” with the rest of the family but I had come to a place where I could no longer ignore it.

Did my older child have it as well?

Was it brought about by the mind-games of the man I brought into their lives when I was young?

Who knows.

That does not matter.

The fact that we are meant to live in a state of peace and joy is significant and that many are waking up to this fact is a positive thing.

If I speak much more I will simply give those who will reason to cast stones and claim that I must have been the narcissist in the whole situation.

All I can say is that Father “waits” for us to understand that He is our source of all satisfaction. That we will each discover this one day I have no doubt.

Much love to all. And remember you can never truly lose anyone because we are all one. xo ❤

Till next time, God bless, bye for now.

October Means a Lot to Me

My brother’s birthday and two of my children, then there’s Halloween.

Halloween was my eldest daughter’s favorite holiday as it is for many people nowadays.

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I love the cooler weather.

I am a sweater-weather girl. 🙂

It is the season for new beginnings for me.

I think that idea came from going to school with new clothes because I was the eldest and had grown out of the others.

There was the chance that this time I would meet someone that would tell me life was real here.

I never found that person though I would search for decades. In people, philosophies, religions, organizations, etc. I did not understand then that it was not to be found.

Today, I know better than to look outside to find comfort or peace.

I am grateful for that witness.

Inside is a Divine Voice that whispers, “You have value and purpose.” We all have it.

Finding it and learning to be willing to yield to it and trust it is the greatest gift I could give to anyone, ever!

I offer this, my testimony, that there is a divinity within you that will guide you to the Atonement once you are willing to “look and see” beyond the horrors that your spiritual eye will show you about the world.

Even the moments of respite and those who seem to have it all together or “the perfect” life live in an illusion of smoke and mirrors.

I do not say this to take away your faith and hope but to shed light on the faith and hope that we have in the Atonement’s forgiveness and awareness that we have never left the perfection of our creation.

I testify that there is a God who knows us and loves us and is capable of washing away all of that which is not of Him and He resides within you, not as you alone but as all that is and MORE.

He is more than all of us and yet needs us as much as we need Him. That is how great and perfect His generosity of creation is.

If a human were that vulnerable he would be crushable because of free will, but the Entity that created the Son endowed Him with all that the Father is as there is nothing else that could be.

The Son only thinks that His Will could be something different than the Father’s but someday He will understand it is not possible.

I live within the witness of the Atonement and in the reality of new beginnings every day.

I know that despite the clouds and fog that come with (the separation) fall (pun intended) that God is aware and everything is proceeding in its path for the benefit of all creation.

This is my witness, in the name of Christ, the Holy Son of God and all that is, amen.

Our Weaknesses May Be Our Greatest Gifts In This “Time of Unveiling”

What else guides us to our destiny and voice in this time of existence?

The messages are a bit more personal this week and maybe could be considered “heavier” than previous readings. Then again, it is perhaps just me and where I am in my learning.

Remember, I share these things as I feel directed by the Holy Spirit at this time. Please use responsible reflection and listen to your inner guidance system while we seek greater light together.

We each had gifts given to us from the beginning of time.

Your gift may be tenacity, curiosity, or a talent to be used in the physical world found in any of the arts or sciences of humanity or any sort of “being”.

They give you a specific perspective and language to share the message that those living in the physical world need to hear which is the Atonement and that this is not “life” but a time of “unveiling”.

The gifts also place you in the vicinity of those you have agreed to reach in accordance to the Universal Plan that Jesus, and many other ascended masters have established for the restoration of the Son to full awareness of who He is.

I believe that a key gift of Jesus’ was that of having a direct memory of being in the presence of God with the Whole Sonship. This is why we may exercise faith in his witness of the truthfulness of Christ AND the Creator who is Father of All That Is.

Jesus also has the willingness and ability to be aware of the whole Sonship and each of its parts completely without judgment, while exercising patience and urgency at the same time. This may be key to why he was able to accept the Atonement and the role of sharing it with the whole Sonship.

One of my signature traits is the ability to be a “people person” while at the same time not having the “adhesiveness” that allow me to be connected to anything here. I used to consider this a flaw but today I see it as the spiritual gift it is.

I would 

have written this in a negative way in the past and there are enormous libraries filled with books on how to correct this gift. But it has allowed me to be very altruistic and inclusive in my affections.

Granted, it has its negative connotations in the physical world because my ability to see the best in people has made me a target for words, and behaviors, like slut and whore but hey, I would not have had it any other way.

Today, I understand that union cannot be found in the physical and it is often used for bondage and attack, instead of peace and comfort.

I suspect that each of our gifts can be used to lift humanity or to enslave it. It is the Atonement alone that decides which direction it will be. I understand that this is a strong statement but I stand by it.

It is my understanding that when Christ fully wakens, each of us will have access to all of the gifts, for we each have been endowed with all that the Father has.

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This is what I have referred to as one of the three temptations. The other two being power-hunger or bullying and depression.

Addiction covers a great deal more than just injected substances.

Behaviors and even attitudes can be addictive, not to mention habits or simply “getting in a rut”.

My perspective on addiction is that it may not be an inherently negative thing and may well work as a glue of sorts to that which we truly desire which is the presence of God.

In this world of illusion where we feel we are separated from God, however, that which draws and attracts is used as a tool of the ego to attack, bind, and torture the individual which affects many others since “no man is an island”.

In my experience of watching addictions, it would appear that you never really get rid of them, you simply trade them for a different or newer model. A drug addict may become addicted to a healthy lifestyle which we call good or advancement or better.

Yet, it does not matter where the addiction shows itself, if the adhesive pull is not to God, the Father and Creator of All That Is, it is wasteful to the eternal life of the Son.

I mean no disrespect to families but if your goal is to simply populate an existence that defies God, aren’t we missing something?

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PTSpD, Post Traumatic Separation Disorder, will not leave you.

It is part of the witness that life, as we understand it as separate from God, is a mistake.

With the Atonement in your life, it becomes understandable and bearable, even something to be thankful for.

How can we expect to be living in a place where we are separated from that which gives us “life” and not be dissatisfied or distressed by that reality?

See it for the blessing that it is by understanding that it can be used as the fuel to motivate the will to receive the Atonement. Which will bring about the undoing of the original error of belief in separation from God through absolving forgiveness for what must surely be a hallucination in the mind of the Son of God.

The Holy Spirit is the one that sees PTSpD and will carry the burden for us, especially once we accept the Atonement.

This has been one of the largest blessings and revelations of my life!

The Holy Spirit is able to see the dark and still remember the light and truth. It is no burden for Him because He knows there is no truth in the dark.

The Holy Spirit will carry the weight of sorrow when you are willing to open your eyes and see what we are really doing in the world to one another and not make excuses or justify that which tears down the light and spirit of any individual.

We do need to ask Him to do so, however. (I had to ask Him to help me carry the weight of the cries that I could hear in my soul of those who were being molested in neighborhoods near and far.)

PTSD, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, is brought about by traumatic experiences that leave us ruminating in the terror of what occurred. It can manifest in ways that are obvious, such as night terrors, where we relive the trauma and leave us feeling as if we have no way to remove ourselves from it.

Likewise, PTSpD affects our experiences. This is the cause of the sense of humanity’s belief that we are vulnerable and able to be harmed. It is behind all of humanity’s fear. And humanity’s belief in its need to defend itself.

Even with A Course In Miracles being around for nearly fifty years we still do not understand that there is a God.

So ingrained is our belief that we have betrayed Him that we have denied His very existence and fight it with every kind of strategy the confusion of the ego can devise.

The Atonement is the only sure answer because the Atonement acknowledges God and our relationship to one another. Among the students of ACIM, there is a tendency to acknowledge the oneness of humanity and even all creation while denying the existence of God, Himself.

This needs to change.

God will not be denied.

What more can I say?

Till next time, God bless, bye for now.

Before the Holiday Season Let Us Reflect

We can be so much more.

Reading from Mama’s Christmas Carol, You Got the Power, Mom! by Debra (Debi) Yvonne Simmons.

It is vital that we teach others “to seek” to know themselves by doing so ourselves.

Each of us lives in a world entirely of the makings of our own mind in line with the Universal Plan that has us each fulfilling a significant role in the Redemption of Christ. And each of us needs to be allowed, and have the desire to find and fulfill that role.

In other words, I do not believe that the egos we have or the “roles” we have taken on, or seek to get out from under in this world, are coincidental or “created” here.

And yet:

It is in our minds that we are either connected or separated. And only our minds “are able to” unite, even though we claim to do so in many kinds of human unions and gatherings.

We are thinking a lot about “gathering” lately but we need to understand it is not the bodies we need to gather but our desire and focus so that it is on God, the Father. You can call Him Creator or Universe as long as you understand He is greater than all that is.

This is our one true freedom and choice. To see connection or separation.

Our connection acknowledges the Son of God, while separation allows us to continue to “manifest within our minds” scenarios that play out loss and death, even on the most gentle and tame of them.

This is the eternal life that Jesus was speaking of that we have only in the recognition of our wholeness as one Son before or even “within” God. Because it is within God’s Mind that we have essence or existence. (I am not sure that humanity has a term for the essence that we are as I am not certain that “spirit” or “energy” truly addresses it.)

First, we acknowledge this connection by accepting the Atonement which is the undoing of the belief that there is anything outside of God, and forgiving all consequences (past, present, and future) of that belief.

Then by living in the state of Atonement, we know in our minds that we are not alone and we express gratitude to all that is for all that we are, and we seek guidance through the Inner Voice, also known as Holy Spirit.

You can think of it as intuition, mother’s instinct, gut feeling but it is something that is not surmised by the logical calculations of this world or past experiences. It is a knowing and guidance system that literally connects us to one another as well as directly to God.

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You are of Him (God, the Father), in Him, worthy of all that He is, innocent as a child is, and capable of making mistakes.

Making mistakes is not the “end of the world”, rather it was the beginning of an unreal world that believed in separation, fear, lack, and ultimate death.

Father took the mistake and made it a state of training to embrace the reality that we are one with each other and one in God and that it is from Him that we receive all that we stand in need of.

It is a truth that is much bigger than humanity currently has the ability to even imagine and make no mistake, God will prepare us in every way necessary.

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Shove off that cloak of guilt, shame, and embarrassment, whether it was created by someone else or by you, it does not belong.

You do not need to save someone else or lay down, so they can step on you to get to higher ground.

Consider reaching out to others because you want to, not because you must.

Give them the space to reach out to Father as you have.

We want to reach out (or up or in, however it makes sense to you) for God first and foremost, because that is the source of your true power and identity, not bodies, organizations, bank accounts, or landmasses.

Fear, imposed by the belief in separation from God, brings with it all kinds of nightmares. Let it go and rest in your faith in God by forgiving it all. He will not fail you.

Do be prepared for mighty changes in how you see things and especially in how you perceive yourself and your responsibilities to others because they are His Son, also, and have access to His guidance and blessings as they face their own fears.

Do not be afraid to “see” one another and to allow each to express both celebrations and failures.

Humanity often does this when they do not like something. They cover their eyes or go into denial but this is not the end of who they are, this is a child crying out for relief.

Embrace the moment and embrace them if only in your heart. See them. Hear them. They will not leave you “alone” or abandon you in death or otherwise. Even if it looks that way because it is an impossibility.

I believe some of the recent public outrages about many diverse injustices and imbalances of recognition are moving us in the right direction.

In the reading, there were three aces which represent new beginnings and a nine suggesting things may be “coming to a head”. I, for one hope so because it suggests that we will be making a shift into a healthier state of mind and awareness.

Make no mistake, it needs to be done on an individual basis, not organizations of any sort. We must learn to think as the one entity that we are and only then will we begin to prepare for the true destiny to which humanity has been called.

I really sense that there is something that God would have us do that serves a much more expansive outreach than we now understand. Star Trek, anyone? 🙂

Disclaimer: I do not know what is to come after but I suspect it serves both God and His Son very well.

Till next time, God bless, bye for now.

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Freedom Is The Allowance To Follow One’s Will

Freedom happens within one’s understanding.

Debra (Debi) Yvonne Simmons 3 min read

I am attempting to do weekly readings as the “unveiling” allows.

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Living the Atonement raises awareness for the Whole Sonship, which is “all that is” within the mind of God.

⁶In the service of the right mind the denial of error frees the mind, and re-establishes the freedom of the will. ⁷When the will is really free it cannot miscreate, because it recognizes only truth. (ACIM, T-2.II.2:6–7)

The “right mind” is where we live when we live in the Atonement.

⁷In the holy instant, in which you see yourself as bright with freedom, you will remember God. ⁸For remembering Him is to remember freedom. (ACIM, T-15.I.10:7–8)

The “holy instant” is a part of the Atonement where you know the oneship of the Son and that God IS.

See others as the love of God you both are.

2. Guilt feelings are the preservers of time. ²They induce fears of retaliation or abandonment, and thus ensure that the future will be like the past. ³This is the ego’s continuity. ⁴It gives the ego a false sense of security by believing that you cannot escape from it. ⁵But you can and must. ⁶God offers you the continuity of eternity in exchange. ⁷When you choose to make this exchange, you will simultaneously exchange guilt for joy, viciousness for love, and pain for peace. ⁸My role is only to unchain your will and set it free. ⁹Your ego cannot accept this freedom, and will oppose it at every possible moment and in every possible way. ¹⁰And as its maker, you recognize what it can do because you gave it the power to do it.

(ACIM, T-5.VI.2:1–10)

I do not believe that we would have guilt if we did not see ourselves as separate and capable of retaliation or abandonment.

It is not getting rid of the “ego” that we want to do but calming it and helping ourselves and one another know that we did not do the terrible things that we believe we have and that we have not left God, nor has He abandoned us.

PTSpD (Post Traumatic Separation Disorder) is released as we truly forgive.

It may not happen all at once but it does soften and become more bearable.

³Free will must lead to freedom. ⁴Judgment always imprisons because it separates segments of reality by the unstable scales of desire. ⁵Wishes are not facts. ⁶To wish is to imply that willing is not sufficient. ⁷Yet no one in his right mind believes that what is wished is as real as what is willed. ⁸Instead of “Seek ye first the Kingdom of Heaven” say, “Will ye first the Kingdom of Heaven,” and you have said, “I know what I am and I accept my own inheritance.” (ACIM, T-3.VI.11:3–8)

¹¹By offering freedom you will be free. (ACIM, T-8.IV.7:11) This, I believe is the key to deliverance from PTSpD.

When living in the Atonement, we see others as an actual part of ourselves, and we need to do nothing to lift and encourage them (in truth) because their personal power is reflected in our essence.

This may be a very difficult concept to accept since it seems to go against all that humanity has taught us for thousands of years.

Yet please, take a moment to reread the statement and I suspect you will find the resonance of its truth and wisdom.

Consider this, within the illusion, we use others and situations to enhance our own sense of well-being and empowerment.


⁷In the holy instant, in which you see yourself as bright with freedom, you will remember God. ⁸For remembering Him is to remember freedom. (ACIM, T-15.I.10:7–8)

In truth, all power is from God and each part of the Sonship is privy to that.

One who does this sincerely is often accused of being “crazy” by the world.
Yet, knowing your strength as one and that of others in the oneness of the Father is freedom and redemption, and joy.

Till next time, God bless, bye for now.

Well Done, Lucifer and Netflix! Bravo!!!

Debra (Debi) Yvonne SimmonsJust now·2 min read

No spoiler alert is necessary. Only accolades for a job well done and my personal review.

It is the finest use of modern cinematic technology and directing that I have ever seen on topics that I hold very dear to my heart! In fact, the more bizarre the idea the more welcome! With just the right amount of “T” and “A”.
*Yeah, I said that, haha!

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I do not know all the terminology for the field of movie-making to do this justice, but as a layperson, I know what I like!

The way that they are able to take delightfully mundane yet universal concepts and make them “hot” and “palatable” in a fun, irreverent way is remarkable!

I saw that they got an Emmy nomination which is well deserved, I must say!

The character development is phenomenal!
They draw you in and are so damn likable and relatable it is, well, a job well done!

One-liners and keywords make my heart leap at the idea that we are even discussing them!

The music and choreography, in the acting and the dancing, wow!

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It is worth anyone’s time in my opinion to watch all 6 seasons.

If you haven’t seen it, get to it!

I am on my second viewing of season six! Well done!!!

I strongly sense that I will want to watch all six seasons again to glean the gems that reside in this very smart and sophisticated yet understated television experience..

And thank you, everyone, who brought the series together!

It’s actually given me support when I could really use it!

And that is what makes it so dynamic to me personally!


Mental Health Will Be Found Only Through the Atonement

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Only in the Atonement will it be found, one individual at a time.

And in the process, you will believe you are going mad.

Mental health within the illusion is not going to happen. Survival of the body and lack of death due to physical attack are not mental health signs.

Mental health begins at the premise of whom one believes one is, which is cast onto others that one perceives. We are created by God and death is not in His vocabulary.

Mental health will be found only when humanity finds itself as the Son of God and in His everlasting care.

Being “alive” is the only criteria of this witness and it comes with no dogma; only the recognition of the love the Father has for the Son and the love the Son has for the Father.

Until then, we will protect the bodies and attack the spirit of one another in the name of “protection” and “kindness” to “toughen children and subservient individuals up” and show that they must be “lacking somehow” or they would not “cave” to the mental abuse we throw at them.

Those abuses and abusers are hidden and mischievous and often behind smiles and comments such as “I love you”.

Mental health cannot even be dreamed of without the Atonement in place.

Without placing ourselves in God’s good graces through absolute absolving forgiveness, and God in His supreme and omnipotence we will subject one another (IE self in reality) to abuse, and, to me, that is the definition of mental illness.

Forgiveness of the original error of belief in separation from God and recognition of our complete reliance on Him is our only Salvation.

imho (in my humble opinion)

And as we move into this things will really start to “boil.” It must, for the thoughts that make up the illusion must be exposed so that they may be expressed, and the truth of our confusion to be made manifest in the light of that which remains “faithfully exposed by its own Light”, which is our presence in and reliance on only God, the Father.

We cannot be afraid of ourselves or have a fear of that which is not manifest. Because what you will see will be horrific. I can’t pretend anything else. When you are ready to accept the Atonement you will see how the Ego uses this world to destroy, even those it professes to love.

This is why the Holy Spirit is needed because you may feel as if you are “going to die” as you “see behind the masks of the smiles and I love you’s.”

The Holy Spirit will comfort you and bear witness of God’s Love for His Son of which you are a part. This comes from nowhere else.

Hold on and have confidence in God’s belief in us and faith in that truth that may “appear” to be unseen. And have no doubt that this will move us into an entirely different realm/place/understanding of existence.

There is no one to “follow” save the Inner Voice that declares you ARE because God IS. Without your consent to the Atonement, it cannot be fulfilled so your part is crucial and gratitude is owed to everyone else because their part is critical as well.

Be aware of what Spirit brings your way through others but trust that Inner Voice above all.

Humanity is ready to accept this or I could not be writing this post, but it will happen one individual at a time, not by the masses or with a leader as has been attempted in the past. Unless that leader can help you find your own Inner Guidance System.

Until then death and tyranny will be our lot. Fear will rule and mental illness will continue to be pandemic. Crushing humanity, yes, but more importantly, keeping us from a far greater work that we have been called to do that the human mind cannot even fathom at this time.

One heart at a time.

Till next time, God bless, bye for now.
For those willing to dive deep, from A Course In Miracles:
“6. Wrong-mindedness listens to the ego and makes illusions; perceiving sin and justifying anger, and seeing guilt, disease, and death as real. ²Both this world and the real world are illusions because right-mindedness merely overlooks, or forgives, what never happened. ³Therefore it is not the One-mindedness of the Christ Mind, Whose Will is One with God’s.

*My understanding is that the Atonement puts us in right-mindedness because it is a place of seeing what we are really doing to ourselves and forgiving it because this simply could not be real.

7. In this world the only remaining freedom is the freedom of choice; always between two choices or two voices. ²Will is not involved in perception at any level and has nothing to do with choice. ³Consciousness is the receptive mechanism, receiving messages from above or below; from the Holy Spirit or the ego. ⁴Consciousness has levels and awareness can shift quite dramatically, but it cannot transcend the perceptual realm. ⁵At its highest it becomes aware of the real world and can be trained to do so increasingly. ⁶Yet the very fact that it has levels and can be trained demonstrates that it cannot reach knowledge.” (ACIM, C-1.6:1–7:6)

*Some students of the Course believe that we do not have an identity in God because “consciousness is not real”.
I truly can respect that view and I know that Eastern philosophies have stated that for some time.
If I had not lived the experiences I did and know how hard Jesus and the Holy Spirit worked with me and the patience they had to let me know that I did have an identity that mattered and was valuable I could probably accept that.
And, to tell you the truth, if I simply get consumed into the body of God and lose my identity that would be okay with me.
But I still do not buy it.
I think we move on “as one with God” as Jesus does.
At least for a few million years yet and what comes after I trust with all my heart that we will be prepared for it by a loving and benevolent Father.

What do you think?

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Some Thoughts While Coming Out of Lockdown

Summer Reading from Mama’s Christmas Carol, You God the Power, Mom!

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Be compassionate and courteous to one another.

Just be sure to include being compassionate and courteous to yourself.
We all know what this means.
What is important to recognize as we transition into life again, and hopefully, into life from the place of the Atonement, is that not everyone is healthy mentally.
In fact, most of us are quite ill.

A Course In Miracles tells us this directly. When the ego has our attention and we believe that we are bodies and not spiritual children of God, we behave in fearful and irrational ways.

Basic compassion and being courteous will go a long way to our healing.
But do not believe as we were taught of old that we are to “turn the cheek” to indecent communications.

Even when verbal attacks are accompanied by a smile and even a pat on the back it betrays the intent of the heart of the one speaking to self-destruct.

To ignore it is to leave others wounded, show our children that this “behavior” must be acceptable, and degrade our own selves subconsciously so that we undermine our own relationship with the Creator.

Instead, bless them silently in your heart but separate yourself physically from attacking verbiage.

And teach your children by example what mental health looks like.

As a child of God, you do not deserve to be demeaned, it does not make you a “good person” to tolerate it, nor does it honor God.


This seems a heavy statement to step into after speaking of compassion, yet it is important to know that this is a part of the ego-mind. Which is where we live at this time of the “unveiling”.

Power-Hunger will be directed at individuals or groups.
It may be displayed as the cutting jokes that are hidden behind smiles in the last reference.

Power-Hunger comes from fear.
The louder and more fierce the bigger the fear.

Do not mistake this for intent to protect someone or something.
A show of healthy boundaries laid is not a sign of Power-Hunger but a sign of respect of self and others.

Power-Hunger comes from a fear of lack.
Could you forgive a child for being afraid?
That is all any of us are.

Be aware of it. Do not make excuses or justification for it in yourself or in others.
But also FORGIVE.
Forgive yourself for believing in lack and other person, too.

Then remember who you truly are in the Atonement, the “undoing” of the belief of separation from God through forgiveness and awareness of our oneness.

Sometimes those who have labels in the world such as government, police, or IRS are seen as Power-Hungry.
It is important to recognize that those we are taught “have our backs” can also be Power-Hungry.

Families, friends, and “tribes” are a prime example of such situations.

In the Atonement, no one is recognized as outside ourself, much less outside of the Sonship or “family”, if you will.

There is no one higher or lower, except for God who is creator of the Son.
God has given His Son(s) equal power and anyone who claims otherwise is mistaken.

Now, I am not telling you to not pay your taxes and do your own thing.

Not at all.

I am asking you to recognize who you are and align yourself with the guidance of the Holy Spirit which will direct you for the good of the Whole Sonship and the glory of God.

Gather in your mind, in peace.

What an interesting way to put this.
We think that bodies are supposed to gather, yet that which dies cannot be real or eternal, so there must be some other place that we gather and acknowledge God within ourselves.
In English one would call it the mind; the word you use really does not matter, as long as you understand it is that part of you that is eternal.

We all reside there, together, with God.
Take time in the day to gather in your mind in peace until that is where you exist no matter where you be in the world. In this state of mind you will never be alone, no matter how many you are around or how isolated you may be.

Strong boundaries are the best way to show others that God IS.

God gave you your sovereignty and your “space” to “be”.
However you define that will be unique to you because there is only one of you, even as we are all One and of God, the Father.

One thing I notice among well meaning people is that we use the tool of kindness or of distraction when we see that others are upset.

What this does is not allow you as a person to see and work out your issues with God through the Holy Spirit.
That is a real tabboo in the “civilized world”.
Actually, both, being upset and working it out with the Holy Spirit.
Here is the thing though. Only you can give that power away, and it is a power to unite with God through the Holy Spirit and your higher self or selves.

We can get “laughed out of it”, “bullied out of it”, or manipulated out of it with a smile and kindness, or circumstances we find ourselves in but it is available at our request.
The “catch” might be that we need to be willing to hear and act on what we are being told is for our highest good and that witness only comes from inside.

Forgive the original error with gratitude in your heart for daily blessings.

Becoming aware of the Atonement that Jesus asks us to partake in allows us to walk with the Holy Spirit and to grow into His Voice that involves giving up only what is not real.
I testify of what Jesus has shared with me and I speak of it as one who has been willing to experiment on his word.
If I am “barking up the wrong tree” I guess I will be okay with that.
I have not found anyone else who has given me any answers that make more sense than his.

Rather than believe there is no God or that He is vengeful and uses us as toys for His amusement just to have experience, it make sense to me that the Son may have had the mistaken belief that He had separated from God for a split second and a few of us got in that time warp.

Allow the Holy Spirit to take hold of the future by releasing your hold on fear. This allows Him to clean up the attachments and trauma that existed in the past.

Holding the hand of Jesus and letting go of the future by letting go of fear is something that takes a decision because it is not “natural” to the human mind who has forgotten he resides in God.

It has taken me years to walk into this place where I am today. It has meaning to me that its beyond my wildest imaginations. I do not believe everyone needs to take that much time, especially if we are willing to learn from others experiences.

As I walk closer to the last quarter of my life I find that I am more willing to step out in faith.
Those who I thought depended on me are solid and have their own inspiration and direction from the Holy Spirit if they should seek it.
It is not my place to worry or hover around them. I release them in love and joy in their adventures.

Your acknowledgment of others is to be aware of God’s Love for them by showing love for yourself.

Knowing that I have value as a voice for God through the Holy Spirit is important.
My experiences will become part of the storage of knowledge that we may access in the vaults of the Holy Spirit that help others not have to step into the place of challenge if they will acknowledge who and what they truly are.
Empowerment of self is how we give the light of empowerment to others.

Jesus did this in his walk on the earth as have others throughout the ages. As we take our turns again here on this plain of “unveiling” we will not have to experience many of the challenges previously met.
The Atonement is the way to reach that understanding within our hearts and minds.

In other words, it is right to know how another truly is.

Every person that you meet is Christ.
He is either in His right mind and knows he walks with God, lacking nothing or He is blinded by the ego’s fear bias.
You will know by your witness of the Holy Spirit with whom you walk.

This is different than we have been taught and that I have experienced throughout my life because your witness of him is not to assist him or look at him in any way greater or lesser than.

If there is an exchange it is given freely not out of guilt or debt but because it brings us joy to do so.

This is also not to wonder if we need protect ourselves for we are protected until our work is done and we may count on our ability to serve well just as we may have confidence that all others do as well.

Stepping into the Atonement, and walking there, is our first responsibility in the world. That puts us, through forgiveness, in complete communion God and under the guidance of the Holy Spirit along with Jesus and other’s who know the truth.
Honoring ourselves has nothing to do with telling others how to live or justifying how we live. It has to do with living per the witness of the Holy Spirit and honoring ourselves. Thus giving thanks for the potential of life that we have in God and through Him.
We may recognize that Power-Hunger is a sign that ego mind is in control and we can send love and appreciation for those who do not yet know that they are of the Sonship of God, as Christ, His Son.
I have turned a curve in the upward spiral of my spiritual life.
I can no longer accept this existence as life.

The only thing that I can relate it to is an “unveiling”.
A place where we are able to get the witness that we are worthy of God’s presence by forgiving the very idea of separation.

I sense that it may mean that we work congruently or smoothly together and that no connecting tools are necessary because we are moving as one organistic thought process which is God.

I am not even sure that Jesus knows how it will manifest, though the only understanding necessary is that it will and, in fact, already is because nothing outside of God’s will can be.

I know that by the power of the Holy Spirit I will walk into that witness and be glad.

I also know that all other’s will walk into this place eventually because it is the only way that we will unite as a Sonship and awaken as Christ in the absolute presence of God.

In the name of Jesus, for the sake of Christ and the One Relationship He has which is with His Father, amen.

Till next time, God bless, bye for now. ❤

You Play a “Role” in the Universal Plan which Jesus Resides Over

Do not take your “role” too seriously. Let me explain:

From Workbook Lesson 204 of A Course In Miracles

“I am not a body. I am free.

For I am still as God created me.

1. (184) The Name of God is my inheritance.

²God’s Name reminds me that I am His Son, not slave to time, unbound by laws which rule the world of sick illusions, free in God, forever and forever one with Him.

³I am not a body. ⁴I am free.

⁵For I am still as God created me.”

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There is no reality in my earthly existence of betrayal and abandonment. It is simply the life I chose from the Universal Plan that would allow me to have the kind of “torture” that would allow me (or force me) to know that this world is not real.
And it continues even after I have acknowledged the Atonement in my life and that the only thing that could possibly be is God and His Will.
Does it continue because it needs to serve as someone else’s torture or is it just my reminder to “only” look to God?
Does it matter which, or that I know? No! I will be grateful for the opportunity to experience “life” day by day and know that it all works together for our good and that one day it will all role up and disappear.
Will it change if I use the right positive thinking or manifestation tools? Maybe, IF it fits in the Universal Plan and maybe not, and either way it is OK because I am “not slave to time, (*and am) unbound by laws which rule the world of sick illusions”.

Will I understand or untangle the meaning of it all? Only if it will lead me to where I let go of this world’s nonsense and can still forgive the original error of belief in separation from God.
Could that be important? That I see just how ugly we can be to each other and how we believe falsehoods and make them real to ourselves to our harm and the harm of others?

YES, it could be that some with very stout hearts and great faith have agreed to “see” just how insidious the cancer of denying God in self and others is; so that they could forgive, in its most correct form, and stand as witnesses that this is not “real”.
Yes, I believe that maybe Jesus needs some who are willing to perform this role in the Universal Plan and still know that they are “free in God forever, and forever one with Him.”
Not everyone will have chosen that kind of life. Some may find the challenge of giving up the “beauty and abundance of the world of form” even more challenging and be estranged from God that much longer.
Whatever your experience in the world of form, it is important to remember:
³I am not a body. ⁴I am free.
⁵For I am still as God created me. 🙏⁠💜⁠💪⁠🙏⁠
We got this!

Would this not be the perfect time to align yourself with your authentic Divine Reality and recognize the significant part of the Sonship, that is Christ, whom you are.
I do not promise you “smooth sailing” but I promise peace and joy inside that no “illusion” in the world can offer or destroy.

Till next time, God bless, bye for now.

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