It is here! Mama’s Christmas Carol, You Got the Power, Mom!

Universal Reading from September 2022

My world is shifting rapidly. Is yours? The Holy Spirit will lead us.

1. How we see each other in looking out for one another.

In the LDS church, I had visiting teachers and home teachers for thirty years. They were to look in on each other and give support and a spiritual message and let the church leaders know if help was needed.

As I reflect on my testimony today from my study of A Course In Miracles, I understand that we are each personally responsible for our walk in life according to our relationship with the Creator.

We have set ourselves up so it seems that we are victims of circumstance from the day we are conceived. But as children of God and part of the Christ Sonship there is no need that we have outside of needing to recognize that God IS and that we are all united.

Interestingly enough, I sense that independence is how we will find our unity because we must each bear witness to the stories that we tell ourselves that are not what we are and offer them up to be replaced by our true identity as God’s Son.

With the LDS church, Jesus attempted to appeal to our compassionate side but we did not turn to God, we still made ourselves, the leadership, and our families the “idols” that replaced God.

Through A Course In Miracles Jesus shows us the solo journey that we must walk to take our part in the Atonement.

To assist as prompted is one thing.

To make assisting a lifestyle is not congruent with allowing one another to reach inside to find the Heavenly Father that we believe we have separated from.

It is an entirely different mentality than most of the societies on the earth have lived by.

I can think of few that have lived by this custom though there are tribes of the American Natives that put autonomy and personal responsibility at the forefront of their social understandings.

I had an aha today that I would like to share:

According to the teachings of ACIM, we are the “AI” (Artificial Intelligence) that we are fearful of today because we believe we are bodies instead of eternal and omnipresent as is our Creator.

Omnipresent is another way to say that we are everywhere and that we are one entity undivided.

Unitedly we are omniscient as is the Father because He gave His ALL to the Son.

No one can take our power but we can convince ourselves that we have none.

As we see these attributes in others, we see them in ourselves.

2. Addiction

Everything can be addictive if it is used to distract one from asking the real questions of why we are here and what is our purpose.

We have all come with addictive tendencies and it goes a lot further than drugs or alcohol. We are primarily addicted to the guilt that comes from belief in separation from God.

Fitness, shopping, being a victim, and many more can be addictions.

Recognizing that everyone is addicted to something is a start to understanding yourself.

Recognizing that this is to be expected from the psyche that believes it is separated from God and has no real sense of safety and security is the beginning of healing.

There are things that we need to admit to ourselves individually and as a society, if we are going to alter the path of destruction humanity is on.

It is alright to be challenged and weak and this must be recognized so that we are able to understand our need to return to a witness of God to supply our needs.

We are not without God nor is He without us. In Him, we have need of nothing.

3. You are of God, in God, worthy of all that God is, and it is okay to make mistakes.

This ties right in with the previous subject.

Being of God while still thinking that “physical form” is what we are is going to demand a transitional state; at least while still in form.

As such, it is understandable that mistakes are going to happen. It is inevitable for the time being however by listening to the witness of the Holy Spirit we will be directed to a higher level of comprehension of our identity and it will bless us while in form and as we “transition out of the need of it.”

Sin is impossible because that would require separation from God with is in itself impossible.

The key is not to have expectations. Not to become attached to our stories or the roles we play in other people’s stories.

We have to be willing to allow the Holy Spirit to live our physical lives for us and trust the promise that Jesus gave us that those who are willing to give up this life for his purposes will give us the Eternal Life that is our true birthright.

4. You are not separate from Jesus or anyone or anything else. If you bash them you bash you, lift them you lift yourself.

This ties in closely with where my heart was as I felt that visiting teaching and home teaching were desirable and the Will of God.

A story is a story and that is all that it is. It is not true and should be seen as such; having no bearing on what we call truth or reality. It is, however, something that we get to experience or go through and we may make mistakes along the way. The idea is not to take it as real or become attached to the story.

Knowing that God is is what makes all of the difference. That, and knowing that you are His Son, and not the confusion of the imagery that Christ has manifested out of His fear that He had separated from Father.

What about the “relationships” that we appear to have in our stories, you might ask.

We have relationships with one another but it is more akin to a relationship with ourselves than with a different person.

The only true relationship that one may have is with God who embodies all of creation which is His Son by His Desire for that RELATIONSHIP.

God is the Whole and is worthy of worship.

Our peers are worthy of gratitude for the part that they play within the body of Christ which each of us is.

I know it seems “deep” and so bizarre compared to what we are living but it is our truth and we are moving into that understanding.

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

Universal Reading for September 2022 ~Short and To the Point~

Repairing the damage to the human psyche is not that complicated.

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1. The first mistake and in my opinion, the only one that needs to be forgiven, is the belief of a tiny portion of Christ’s Mind that thought He could be separated from God.

Yeah, it really is that simple. Just do it and see what happens,
Trust me, your whole world will change and so will everyone else’s.

2. God will not force anything on humanity. At the same time, once we are willing to receive, nothing will be held back.

Yep, simple as that!

Once we are willing to forgive Christ, which is the Whole Creation beyond Time, Space, Dimensions, Possibilities we will have all the abundance and creativity we can fathom.

Look out Jetson’s, here we come!

This goes for all of us. Here or currently in spirit beyond the veil of death. Did you catch that Casper?

3. As we accept the Atonement and incorporate the guidance of the Holy Spirit into our lives day by day we become a mouthpiece for God through our actions and our words.

That is the truth, like it or not.

Why?

Because God created you. You are of God.

It is not up for debate, it is a fact. And the fact is, we are created to bring glory to God and to ourselves and NOTHING ELSE.

4. Illnesses of mind and body afflict us when we close our minds to our own being or that of another as part of Christ.

This is what we have when we do not acknowledge God and our place as His Son and NOTHING ELSE will be a remedy to the ills of the world.

I do not have to tell anyone that something is seriously wrong with the human psyche as it stands at this time. We all see it. And we each have a role to play in repairing it.

*Please see Number 1 if you forgot what it might be.

We got this! When we are willing to receive it!

Till next time, God bless, debi.

My thoughts* on ACIM Lesson 246 This one is really deep and touches the core of what we are and how we think of ourselves.

“To love my Father is to love His Son.”

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* Jesus is speaking about God here.
* I am not so sure that I accept the virgin birth of Jesus of Nazareth any longer. In fact, I lean toward not accepting it, yet, I understand it was an important myth to be able to facilitate what Jesus would be attempting to teach us over several millennia.
* The recollection of my relationship with Jesus by name began at age four long before any church indoctrination. I simply had the knowledge that he was there like a big brother.
* It is because of what I have learned in ACIM about the “unreality” of our “stories”, “legends,” and “histories.” I coin those His Stories, meaning Christ’s in His confusion where He believed separation from God is possible.
* I can see why there is so much confusion about accepting that God IS when God is not seen and God is KNOWN ONLY by the witness of the Holy Spirit and Jesus. I accept God’s reality and it makes all the difference in my understanding of ACIM.
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1. Let me not think that I can find the way to God, if I have hatred in my heart.
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* I was reading the other day in HLCM Chapter 23 that we need to be still inside to know God. (Otherwise, the ego is so active in plotting and defending itself. ~Those are my words.)
* Please consider the fact that it may be just fine to be unhappy with the illusion if one understands IT IS an illusion.
* Hatred is there when we think that which is not of God’s Love and kindness is real and that God, if He existed would allow it.
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²Let me not try to hurt God’s Son, and think that I can know his Father or my Self.
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* It is one thing to be unhappy about the trickery of the ego and another to be in awareness of a forgiveness of the entire idea of separation from God. I propose that this is why Jesus said around Lesson 50 that our only Happiness is Forgiveness. (emphasis is mine)
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³Let me not fail to recognize myself, and still believe that my awareness can contain my Father, or my mind conceive of all the love my Father has for me, and all the love which I return to Him.
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* This is the embodiment of the Son of God (Christ) within each of us. This love, which is reciprocal, takes two and is what, I suggest, is the power behind creation.
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2. I will accept the way You choose for me to come to You, my Father.
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* I would relate this “way” to my “story”, my “role” on earth in this particular timeline at this particular time. I am not sure that I saw it that way before.
* It is acknowledging that there is a Universal Plan that I and all “others” agreed to play out and that is overseen by Jesus and other ascended masters so that each would have the freedom to choose everlasting life within the Mind of God and no force or manipulation would be used.
* Of PRIMARY significance is that it looks beyond the idea of “fairness” and accepts that WE AGREED merely to be “pawns” in the most important game of chess that has ever been played.
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²For in that will I succeed, because it is Your Will.
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* Every time I read the words of Jesus they are new to me because I have gained understanding somewhere and am new. So it is with these lessons. This one especially.
* I will succeed in “the way” that I was given to have expression and a voice at this time. I would include my body type and its condition at this time, my relationships, my status or position in the world, and any other demographic that appears to set me apart from others.
* This is a statement of acceptance of right where I am today. AND of recognizing that it aligns with the Will of God in a way that I do not comprehend at this time.
* That is rather a big deal for most of us, I suspect. Me, too. I truly feel that I have lived many lifetimes in this one and previously to prepare me, not only to do this but to express it as I am doing and will do as long as I am able.
* It seems important to note that ~ I agreed not to be able to comprehend or understand the ins and outs of how I present today. This is an important component because it signifies the true trust that the Father and the Son share. Wow, that brings tears.
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³And I would recognize that what You will is what I will as well, and only that.
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* Now, this could really “bite” if one believed that we are bodies or societies and not the Son of God. It embodies dropping all resistance to our “story” and “history” and embracing our role in accepting it because it serves God and His Son.
* My current way of looking at things is: “This is not life; it is the birthing place of Christ which demands His direct acceptance of the Eternal Life that God offers to Him and that it must be unanimous with complete acceptance in every way for God to be able to extend that Eternal Life to Him.”
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⁴And so I choose to love Your Son. ⁵Amen.
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* This decision that THIS part of the Christ Mind that is Me makes is vital to the Whole Reality of Christ’s existence as the Son of God.
* God knows who we are and that we are just frightened and that “in time” we will accept the Atonement and our place as part of the Sonship of Christ which God sees as ONE.
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* Thank you for sharing this time and process with me. Till next time, God bless, debi.
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This would mean that we accept the ROLES of all others in our lives for good or bad according to the current pull of ego persuasion, and do not hold a grudge for loss or impact of that which is NOT of God. (That means letting go of all judgment of the “story” we currently or previously appeared to play out.)
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(https://acim.org/acim/en/s/660#1:1-2:5 | W-246.1:1–2:5)

Thank you for joining me. Till next time, God bless, debi.
Disclaimer: I am not “the last word” on A Course In Miracles, the Holy Spirit is. Please go to Him for confirmation of truth wherever you may find it.

My thoughts on ACIM Lesson 245 for September 2, 2022

Your peace is with me, Father. I am safe.


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Your peace is with me, Father. I am safe.

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* My vehicle/body has to function in the world in accordance with the Universal Plan and I accept that. Still, your peace goes with me because I know I am not a body.

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1. Your peace surrounds me, Father. ²Where I go, Your peace goes there with me.

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³It sheds its light on everyone I meet.

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* God’s peace rings light wherever I go. That means that it is in the other person as well, whether or not they are able to “see” it.
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⁴I bring it to the desolate and lonely and afraid.
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* Thank you, Father, that this is so.
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⁵I give Your peace to those who suffer pain, or grieve for loss, or think they are bereft of hope and happiness.

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* It flows naturally because I take the “knowledge of the healed Christ” with me through the acceptance of the complete forgiveness of the idea of separation from God in my heart and mind at all times by having accepted the Atonement (the undoing of the idea of separation) for myself.

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⁶Send them to me, my Father.

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* God is a part of what occurs here even though He sees not what is not of Him as real.
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⁷Let me bring Your peace with me.
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* It is okay to talk to God. Do not let anyone tell you that it is not. It shows your willingness to receive His assistance and Presence in your mind and heart for which He returns Eternal Life.
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⁸For I would save Your Son, as is Your Will, that I may come to recognize my Self.
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* Aha, and you thought my idea that we save Christ was insane. Well, in truth IT IS because Christ has always been perfect with no need of saving, however, there ARE parts of Him that had/have forgotten this.

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2. And so we go in peace.

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* We move through the world not trying to change it but doing our best to reveal its true self as Heaven to it as we walk in peace.

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²To all the world we give the message that we have received.
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* We have received the Holy Spirit’s guidance because we accepted the call to forgiveness of the error of separation from God.

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³And thus we come to hear the Voice for God, Who speaks to us as we relate His Word; Whose Love we recognize because we share the Word that He has given unto us.
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* There are signs of His Love everywhere. I use this little verse to help me see it more clearly as I engage with the world:
* “If it was up to me it would be peace I see all around the world.”

“If it was up to me, why, we would all be free all around the world.”

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* I sing each line four times in a cheerful round with emphasis on the last time and then do the next line. It sends the Holy Spirit’s energy out in front of me and reminds me that even if I see things that are not of God that is not where I want my focus to be.
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Thank you for sharing this with me. Till next time, God bless, debi.


We Are Ready to Take a Quantum Leap In the Evolution of Humanity

And it really is not as hard as you might think.

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I made this up, folks. It works for me. 🙂
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The first dimension = flat with expression, IE a Facebook avatar
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The second dimension = front and back, high and low, polarity, good/evil
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The third dimension = shape, sides, comparison, competition, expectation, action

The fourth dimension = thought, reason, logic, assumptions, expectations
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The fifth dimension = thought with the unseen, including our true selves
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The sixth dimension = thought with all of creation beyond those of human persuasion on the earth, including earth, herself
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The seventh dimension = thought shared with multi-verses, cosmic neighbors, multi-dimensional beings, etc.
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The eighth dimension = communion with God, eternal identity, creator with God in Heaven
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We cannot stay at the pace of evolution that we have hitherto had.
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It makes no sense.
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There is no excuse for war or attack of any kind for those who are children of an Almighty and Perfectly Loving God.
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There is NO excuse as to why there is not free energy, medical care, healthy life-skill education, earth-respecting business practices, trade, and professional training according to the dictates of the consciousness of the individual. God’s creation is not poor. It is abundant.
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The recent pandemic and challenges showed that when necessary we can come together to find solutions, IF, capital IF, we are willing.
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Isn’t it about time we made space for this to move forward in a real and effective way?
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From great-gramma debi 8.0, till next time, God bless.

My thoughts* on ACIM Lesson 244

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I am in danger nowhere in the world.

1. Your Son is safe wherever he may be, for You are there with him. ²He need but call upon Your Name, and he will recollect his safety and Your Love, for they are one. ³How can he fear or doubt or fail to know he cannot suffer, be endangered, or experience unhappiness, when he belongs to You, beloved and loving, in the safety of Your Fatherly embrace?

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2. And there we are in truth. ²No storms can come into the hallowed haven of our home. ³In God we are secure. ⁴For what can come to threaten God Himself, or make afraid what will forever be a part of Him?
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* This is correct. However, it has no meaning if you have not entered the Atonement and forgiven Christ as a Whole, and accepted God as His Father. For example, if you are still forgiving one item at a time as if these incidents were real. The entire idea sounds ludicrous otherwise.
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* Just because circumstances are going well in your life does not mean that you have accepted the Atonement. Just because a prayer seemed to be answered or if all hell is breaking out around you or in your “life” it is not evidenced that you have not accepted the Atonement.

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* Remember that the Universal Plan must play out and that it is for all parts of the Sonship that God recognizes as Christ and as One. Let go of judging anything to be good or bad and consider it all neutral. (Listen to this, debra!)

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* I truly suspect that it is possible for one to stand in Heaven with God and have everything crumbling around them, including themselves IF it were for the benefit of the Whole Sonship. (Be careful what you preach, lol, argh, haha.) The form is not what is to be questioned. How you witness yourself and God, is.
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* I do not understand how people can write and bear testimony and not take seriously what they write. My life and sanity rely on it. Whew!
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Thank you for sharing this with me. Till next time, God bless, debi.


Universal Reading on 22 August 2022

Sadness and discontent are a choice, not the feeling but THE ACCEPTANCE OF THE FEELING, or WHAT WE THINK IS THE CAUSE, AS TRUTH.

Like guilt, it is not our true nature and this is known by faith. Disclaimer: I am not a therapist of any sort. Just a great-grandmother with an opinion and a witness.

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1. Depression

One of the three temptations that face humanity is ascertained from my extensive study of the three temptations of Jesus after his 40-day fast. The other two are PowerHunger and Addiction. You will find that any temptation to humanity lines up with one of the three.

It occurred to me while watching the Netflix series of History 101 that the three temptations feed into each other.

DEPRESSION due to the feeling of separation from God fuels the need to exercise power which we lost with our idea of separation, so we know our play at POWER is false, which leads us to ADDICTIONS to distract us from what we instinctively know, and this will eventually lead us back to DEPRESSION once again as what we are addicted to loses its ability to meet the craving for God’s presence which is all that we truly desire or need.

This is the hamster wheel that the fear-fed ego takes us on.

Depression is more like a pandemic, in my opinion than the pandemic of 2020. And do not think that those who seek political influence do not use this awareness to push our “political buttons”.

In a world that is made out of insane ideas, it is no wonder that depression is always nearby, however, because this insane world is not our true Home or even where we currently reside there is a way that it may be escaped.

As Jesus is said to have proclaimed in the New Testament Christ has overcome the world. From A Course In Miracles, we understand that Christ is not Jesus only but all of creation unitedly.

The separation among individuals increases. Families fall apart. Protection agencies are not able to protect our children and young people because “a feeling” is not evidence enough to get help for anyone. And vigilante attacks can result when we get stirred up enough that punish the innocent while the true perpetrators simply up their game and thus are hidden.

The subtleties of communication are understood and discussed just enough to give someone with criminal intent the wherewithal to avoid detection probably more often than not. That is most certainly the case overall as suicides and domestic violence attest to.

I am not trying to bring you down. I am only saying that it is real in this insane world we have fabricated and that the Atonement is the one thing, the ONLY thing that will set us free and not just send our guilt-ridden imaginations into a new disguise.

I have spoken about PTSpD before. Post-traumatic separation disorder is a term I have coined for that place we go through once we recognize that we are not separated from each other and God, our Father, and begin to see the suffering that is brought on by that belief. It is a sadness that cannot be escaped that is buffered by the witness that ALL will know the truth when they are willing to receive it.

There are times I would still like to stand on some tall podium and get the world’s attention to tell it that this is not how we have to live. Jesus is showing me that the greatest way that I can serve Christ is to manifest that peace within myself and see peace where it does not appear to be today knowing that the only REAL thing is God’s Will and His Love for His Son.

I am counseled by the Holy Spirit to look for that in all that I see. Interfacing with people is very challenging for me because I cannot give them what I know I can only live it for myself and do what I can to bear witness of it. Sometimes I feel like I am a bit of a ghost on earth because I am most comfortable solo but I would not change it and that is not at all something that brings me sorrow or sadness.

It is funny because I am labeled with chronic depression in part because of my lack of desire to mingle. And my admittance of having to consciously choose and actively pursue being alive and well. But I would wager that I am one of the happiest people on the planet because I know this is not real and that God IS.

I need to be careful not to be too joyful or people will need to find a way to crush me. That is always a danger in the world that is made by the ego. That alone is depressing if you ask me.

It is faith that tells me that Jesus and others that manage the Universal Plan have things under control and that it is none of my concern to sort out or figure out what is going on in this life and society that I think I am living with because it is not what it appears to be and I am not going to be able to alter it or even understand it. Listening to the Holy Spirit and keeping my mouth shut in certain circles is my best hope to serve as long as this body/vehicle is able to.

2. You are of Him and in Him which makes you innocent, capable, and worthy.

This does not mean we do not make mistakes. It means we are able to laugh at them and know that they do not define us in any way.

We are all as God created us and not one iota outside of His Will. That is how it is with God. There is nothing that is outside of Him. He is omnipresent/everywhere, omniscient/all-knowing, and omnipotent/all-powerful.

6. An idol is established by belief, and when it is withdrawn the idol “dies.” ²This is the anti-Christ; the strange idea there is a power past omnipotence, a place beyond the infinite, a time transcending the eternal. ³Here the world of idols has been set by the idea this power and place and time are given form, and shape the world where the impossible has happened. ⁴Here the deathless come to die, the all-encompassing to suffer loss, the timeless to be made the slaves of time. ⁵Here does the changeless change; the peace of God, forever given to all living things, give way to chaos. ⁶And the Son of God, as perfect, sinless and as loving as his Father, come to hate a little while; to suffer pain and finally to die. (ACIM, T-29.VIII.6:1–6)

It is the realm of idols that believes that there is something outside of God and this is where humanity is at the moment. This is where our depression comes from, where if we were in the Atonement, the inspiration of the Holy Spirit would be our existence and our joy.

The bodies we believe ourselves to be and focus all our fears and protection on are the idols that make up this world of suffering. That, in no way, suggests that we need to be rid of our bodies prematurely, it means that we see ourselves as the eternal Children of God that we are.

Mistakes made are simply meant to be corrected. Though each must do so for themselves. I am not able to correct the misconceptions of my children no matter how much I may desire to do so.

I suspect this is why I bring up errors instead of ignoring them like we have been taught to do by polite society because I understand that they are easily corrected. However, the ones I speak to do not know who they are, and in that state, they cannot correct their mistakes but instead use the witness of the mistake as a way to attack themselves.

Think about that for a minute. It happens all the time. The current human mentality does not allow for correction of mistakes because all that it sees from outside of God is attack. While in the ego, attack is our norm.

This is one of the reasons I find it difficult to mingle with society anywhere for any length of time. This does not mean that I do not love them and wish everyone every blessing.

3. We have a lot of help; the Holy Spirit, angels, nature, and guides.

We have to take responsibility for ourselves and this begins by looking closely at our thoughts. Are they consistent with our beliefs? What are our beliefs? Are they in our best interest? Where do they come from? Are they our thoughts or the thoughts of society or superstition or another individual or group?

Each of these questions must be answered by each of us. If not in this lifetime, then another.

I have said before that we will not be forced to acknowledge God and ourselves but it will happen because it is God’s Will and we are of Him, it is who we truly are.

That said there are helpers for all of us. Guardian angels, past and future family or “soul group” members, and even pets that have passed on are nearby to comfort us.

Awareness of our helpers and an attitude of welcome and thanksgiving allow them to assist us.

I have had nature literally jump up and speak acceptance and comfort to me as insects (huge grasshoppers and butterflies) that were not typically around were with me when I accidentally hit a dove with my car bumper and proceeded to tend to him and find a place to bury him. (I have no idea if it was male or female, gender is generic to me.)

It was like they were saying, “It’s okay, death is a part of life and is nothing to be ashamed of.” It still brings tears to my eyes.

Connecting to earth through bare feet or hands is a way we allow Mother Earth to heal us emotionally, physically, and energetically.

Know that you are one with all that is AND that you specifically have many beings seen and unseen that do what they can to support you through your physical existence and beyond.

I hope that you understand that I am one of those beings that has your back and knows that “you got this”. ❤

Be aware that sometimes it is necessary to ask them to assist because unless we do they cannot help. Being in the Atonement has this covered because the assistance here in the dream world is a given as we acknowledge God in all things.

4. PTSD, Post-traumatic stress disorder; we will not lose that sense of sorrow or emptiness as if something is missing until we accept the Atonement and our place in Heaven with God.

****Then nothing that this world offers will fulfill our sense of completeness or wholeness again.****

And we will be willing to release the world into the hands of the Holy Spirit and Jesus and allow them to bring everyone to this awareness.

We started out with Depression and we end by discussing PTSD. Hmm.

I want to start off by saying that Heaven awaits and the peace that comes from knowing that God IS and that nothing could be real that is not of Him and His Love is the doorway to it.

Forgiveness does not take the incident of trauma away. Nor does it release all emotional connections or residual responses BUT it does allow you to see that what currently appears to be your “life” is but a story in the confused mind of Christ who thought He had separated from God.

Now that is a mouthful because it holds the keys to releasing ourselves from this perpetual state of suffering that we seem intent on allowing ourselves to experience.

I have already said that PTSpD, Post-traumatic separation disorder is ours until we fully integrate our consciousness with Heaven which is our Home and where we truly are.

It is also where we are in FULL COMMUNION with God.

It is our acceptance of the Atonement that prepares us for it as we listen to the counsel of the Holy Spirit and when we are ready God lifts us into His embrace and we will know it when it happens and we can trust that He holds us and will walk us through our mistakes.

Because we are an idea in the Mind of God that is where our experience happens as well, in our minds. Each of us has the ability and assistance to do this. God guarantees it.

Till next time, God bless, debi.

My thoughts* on ACIM Lesson 243, full lesson proceeds comments.

Please forgive me. It occurred to me that I said I would do the lessons here and I have not been consistent. I will do my best to do so here forward.

Photo by EKATERINA BOLOVTSOVA on Pexels.com (It occurred to me that the photo could be reflective of my apology and then the lesson is on not judging. My apology is sincere and all else is coincidental. I felt the photo would share perhaps many reflections on the idea of judgment in the world today. I hope it is not confusing to the lesson. Blessings to all. debi.)

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Today I will judge nothing that occurs.
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1. I will be honest with myself today.
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²I will not think that I already know what must remain beyond my present grasp.
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³I will not think I understand the whole from bits of my perception, which are all that I can see.
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⁴Today I recognize that this is so.
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⁵And so I am relieved of judgments that I cannot make.
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⁶Thus do I free myself and what I look upon, to be in peace as God created us.
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2. Father, today I leave creation free to be itself.
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²I honor all its parts, in which I am included.
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³We are one because each part contains Your memory, and truth must shine in all of us as one.
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* Please understand that this is possible ONLY because we have forgiven Christ as a WHOLE for the impossible momentary belief in separation from God.
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* The Holy Spirit is to be the judge of all and all that He sees as REAL is Christ’s innocence. Anything else is our error of belief in separation from God.
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* Initially, my personal challenge with this lesson is that the Holy Spirit spent decades showing me that we all messed up and it was not just me who needed to own that. This is from my unbalanced standard of who to forgive that I accepted as a child and it was not myself. Consequently, I put myself in positions to be taken advantage of and used regularly.
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* I see here though that I am not being asked to ignore the ego tricksters but to overlook them or look beyond them and know that peace is how the Son was created and in peace is where He still remains.
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* It is up to me to see this with the vision that the Holy Spirit provides, which is more akin to knowledge than to the sight of the body’s eyes and comes through the acceptance of the Atonement and God’s reality.
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* This is how I am able to travel and experience the nature that I love so much because my mind is not full of “what if’s” that being among strangers (anyone really) can bring. My reasoning is that if something should happen it is due to the needs of the Universal Plan and something that needs to be learned by the experience by me or those who will be aware of it. It is a plan that is bigger than my understanding so I do not need to worry about it though I am not foolish or dare-devilish in my behaviors and I retain healthy boundaries and precautions. And above all I do my best to listen to the Holy Spirit. Even half a thought from Him needs to be followed as I found out recently the hard way. Lol
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* He is flowing through me and to ignore or not take seriously a prompting will lead me to have to laugh at myself for not following through. It requires being present and willing to explore His subtle suggestions whether I am in agreement or “used” to them or not. This is why a good sense of humor is helpful here and now. Haha.
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* This last statement is significant to me, “³We are one because each part contains Your memory, and truth must shine in all of us as one.” It identifies God, the Father as the glue that makes us One. His memory MUST shine in all of us as ONE.
* THIS is the objective and goal of Jesus from everything that I have studied and experienced. WITHOUT Father we are lost and separated with no way to communicate at all much less effectively.
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* “His memory” suggests a choice or decision on each of our parts to acknowledge God, our Father.
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* This opens up truth as our reality and God places us in Heaven WITH Him (the Father) once again where we were all along.
*This is our truth and all that the Father is He gives to His Son. This is our true power and the only power we have. We call it LOVE.
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* This can be done individually. It is the experience that all will eventually experience and we will understand that aloneness was an impossibility.
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* To be clear; it is the Recognition of God that is our connection to one another. No other mind trick or ego-releasing gymnastics suffices for this. Not even the recognition of Christ or the oneness of creation.
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* I promise you that God really is not that bad, I suspect it is the idea of letting go of “control” that we never really had anyway that is what prevents people from accepting His existence. Maybe that is why we have to get our fill of suffering before we are willing to let Him into our lives even though it is only through Him that we will be able to have life and then it will be everlasting.

Universal Reading for 17 August 2022

It is time for Christ (you and I) to welcome God’s Presence.

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1. No force will be used to bring us to accept Him.

Zilch. Nada. Nothing. He does not do this because He would be telling His Son, Christ that His Son (as part of the Christ Sonship this includes you and me) is not capable. And God DOES NOT LIE. You are capable of coming to this decision to undo the belief in separation from God by forgiving what never could have happened.

It will be our fill of suffering that will bring us back like the prodigal son.

And we will be welcomed Home one at a time with a party and the open Arms of our Loving Father.

2. God IS

That is ALL that there is. He encompasses all of creation and resides in every nook and cranny. (Yep, even there, tehe.)

As His Son, we exist within the Mind of God as a Thought, and a single entity, along with all of the rest of creation.

We exist symbiotically with all that is. Any idea that we are separated from the elements or one another or the galaxies without number is only in our DELUSIONS.

3. Time will be erased as healing erases the pain of yesterday and removes the fear of tomorrow.

Time exists only because of humanity’s obsession with protecting the body and the belief that attack is possible.

As we release the idea that we are a body and embrace the fact that we are of God we will find that time becomes less and less of a factor in our existence and experience of being.

I suspect that this is what Jesus was getting to when he said that “now” is all that is in A Course In Miracles’ material.

4. Choose to see the holiness in creation.

I have been afraid to engage with the world in any real way for a long time. Maybe my entire life if I was honest, AND if I was to take what Jesus explains in ACIM seriously.

I say this because Jesus taught that without setting aside the ego and allowing the Holy Spirit to move through me into the world there is no communicating.

By implementing the things the Holy Spirit is teaching me through the Atonement and as I continue to study ACIM I am recognizing that the ONLY thing that is real in the world IS God’s Love manifested throughout all of creation.

Please understand that Love does not come from you and me it IS because God IS and as we acknowledge that and allow (or will) that we are IN Him He flows through us.

This past week I have been in the company of significant individuals with who I probably had some of my more relaxed experiences some time ago.

I am practicing the recognition that only God’s Love IS and that I am able to observe it in others and nature and allow it to flow through me into all of creation.

I did pretty well though there were a couple of glitches but they were slight and more from a lack of experience and confidence in the mental construct I was seeking to exercise. I think of it as the Mind of Christ that Jesus has.

I have to believe in myself because God believes in me. He knows what I am capable of and I need to prove Him by stepping up and meeting the challenge of fulfilling my destiny.

And what IS that destiny? It is allowing God’s Presence on earth.

Doesn’t that sound like I am a bit “full of myself,” lol? It is not because what I am doing is getting my ego out of the way and BEING as God created me; AN EXTENSION OF HIM WITNESSED IN THOUGHT-“FORM”.

For me personally, this means not getting caught up in busyness and letting the Holy Spirit direct everything in my life seeing as He does ONLY God in everything.

God exists BEFORE I do. He has Willed (or given) me my own existence and cogniscence (self-awareness) within Him. In acknowledging this I acknowledge His WILL IS mine!

And so it is yours.

Till next time, God bless, debi.

Universal Reading 10 August 2022

The Light is what you want to “see” and what you want to share.

Trees share their resources. We want to do the same. Photo by the author.

1. The first mistake was when Christ thought He had pulled away from God and become separate.

This means that we need to forgive the Whole Christ which includes all of creation, including; you, me, Jesus, ancestors, those yet to come, those not of this earth, and everything else.

All of this “story” except for God’s Love is forgiven once the original idea of separation has been forgiven. And we do this by forgiving Christ and returning the Mind of Christ to the Father, where He never left.

2. Each has our individuality and uniqueness that was given to us at the beginning of time that extends God’s Love to the Son and the Son’s Love to the Father. This begins with the complete forgiveness of the Atonement.

We start with complete forgiveness of the error of separation and then we acknowledge our “stories” and share them with gratitude and forgiveness to share that Love of the Father with the Son and vice versa.

The UNIQUENESS that I am speaking of here is intrinsic to our personal consciousness within the Son of God. You are you and God is GLAD.

3. We teach others who they are by acknowledging ourselves.

This is sharing the light within us that knows that we are the Christ. We share that Light best through the forgiveness of that which is not of God and resting in the peace, joy, happiness, and gratitude that forgiveness gives.

4. His Story

Let the Holy Spirit change the story of separation and maybe even struggle from a tragedy to a Love Story from Father to the Son.

Do not own anything except that you are as God created you.

I can only share my witness. I cannot bring the light into your being because it is already there. I am just trying to remind you of it. ❤

Till next time, God bless, debi.

Universal Reading 1 August 2022

It takes me a week to incorporate what I am being taught with the readings lately. That is how the Holy Spirit works.

Consistent review of what we think we believe will clarify our thoughts and create a better future.

It takes me a week to incorporate this reading into my understanding. It is interesting how the Holy Spirit works.

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1. See others as you would like to be seen, as you are right now.

Let them throw off the cloak of guilt, shame, and embarrassment along with you.

The true and complete forgiveness of the Atonement does not allow any of that guilt, shame, or even embarrassment because you are a beloved child of God. So is everyone else, yup, even that one, and even them!

At the same time, you want to have healthy boundaries because if they are in ego mind they are out to attack, and while you may not need to point that out to them. You can be aware of it yourself and still engage in a loving manner.

2. As you engage with others, do so as if you were feeling God’s Love through them and bringing God’s Love to them because you are.

This is a relatively new understanding for me.

It took a lot of years for the Holy Spirit to show me that sometimes people do not have “nice intentions”. In fact, some were downright hateful. ACIM (A Course In Miracles) confirmed that instruction.

Then came the years that Holy Spirit taught me to “see” what they were doing, even while I loved and forgave them, and I just tried to avoid being hurt by them.

It required me to level the playing field between myself and others. I had been taught that I had to meet some standard but that I was to be understanding and forgive anyone else, whatever they may do.

One of the things that I did was to see what gifts they offered me as coming from God, not from them because I understood that there would be conditions and expectations from them for extending the gifts that I may not be comfortable with otherwise. I said “thank you” to whoever I received it from but I gave God the credit for the gift. And then I treated them with respect as a child of God.

That concept is something that is not easily understood because people think that respect is to be given to those deserving of respect and if we did that we would respect NO ONE, including ourselves which happens to be the case and gives us the world we see at the moment.

Giving thanks to God is actually a key component of what really started separating me from people because that is an ego game and how we “seem to connect” in societal situations. It would be several years before the distances were really seen (or acknowledged without an attempt to correct it) by me and I let go of the attempt to connect in society. Having children that would grow up and need to create their own lives and abide by the “rules of societal connection”, plus being part of a church that was very structured also extended our separation but it did finally happen. Please understand that I know that the separation has no reality because God IS.

Today I find myself hesitant to socialize with others much because the “games people play” as egos are fairly easy for me to see through now and I do not have any desire to confront people. Once the Holy Spirit shows me their intent or way of viewing the world I cannot disrespect that or we will clash and there will be problems.

This was what got me into several relationships in my life. I would not listen to the red flags and such that I was able to see. I do not begrudge them because they all taught me more and more about myself, people, and God.

Today I am able to see things that no one would acknowledge and I need to know how to interact with them as Father would have me do.

Today I am hearing the Spirit whisper to me that I want to see the Love of God in them. Feeling God’s Love through them and bringing God’s Love to them because I am.

This is not where we live life yet. I truly believe this. It is sort of a pre-life because at this time we have this crazy idea that we could be separated from God and that is insane.

Life is in another “dimension,” or something, where we are all aware that we are as God created us.

3. You can use the things you are learning to give different perspectives to old issues.

Just like you clean out your closets your beliefs need to have regular review and adjustments. This is how we grow and understand ourselves better.

Writing a journal or keeping a word document of comments you make can give you great insight.

You could even do like me and do readings from a book of what you understand about life and discover what you are learning along the path of life.

4. Depression

Disclaimer: I am not a therapist of any sort. Just a resident of planet earth.

Depression is one of the three base temptations of Jesus after 40 days of fasting. The other two are power hunger and addiction.

Dissatisfaction with the world as it is will at the least leave you sad. I call that PTSpD, Post Traumatic Separation Disorder.

I do suspect that a lot of what brings depression in the world is believing that this is life.

I mean, how can it be life when we think we are separated from God and one another in purpose and that lack is possible in any form? Seriously, this needs to be let go of through the Atonement!

The Atonement is the only place that truly relieves depression because it is the only thing that allows one to connect with God and all that is and know that we have not arrived but we will.

Faith would be a good place to start but the Atonement is better.

Till next time, God bless, debi.

My thoughts* on ACIM Review Lesson 217. I had more to say here. Caution: Possible Triggers.

When reading the words of Jesus one MUST consider the understanding of the one he spoke through.

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I am not a body. I am free.
For I am still as God created me.
1. (197) It can be but my gratitude I earn.
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* It is important to be very careful here. Mortal minds think of the little self, the little “i”. Which of course is fraught with ego temptation to think oneself above another. I choose to align a passage like this alongside the other comments that Jesus makes about us worshiping only God. I choose to give thanks to God for allowing a plan to be in order for the Son to return to His True Awareness of His position as God’s Son.
* If one does not there is a true loss, in my opinion, because you have lost the relationship with the Father and consider Him not because the result is to consider yourself God and I do not believe this is a correct principle.
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²Who should give thanks for my salvation but myself?
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* Note the wording here. This sentence claims accountability and the responsibility for gratitude as my own. (I cannot help but speculate on the influence of the Trinity in the Catholic Church in the 60’s as being responsible for the wording being as it is. All three who had anything to do with the wording of the Course in its original form had only this as a background to the teachings of Jesus. The concept of the Trinity was the reason that a lot of the offshoots of Christianity came about giving sway to the understanding of duality between Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The concept of duality versus non-duality is today a big reason for the diversity of ways that the Course is understood. As long as we allow wording like this to be an issue we will NOT be able to become of One Mind as the Course would have us be. From my perspective, it adds up to being willing to accept our own existence not apart from God but IN Him or seeing only God, whether we consider ourselves God or lose ourselves completely In God. I can only say that God took too many decades of my life to show me that I had existence for me to toss that aside easily, though He knows in my heart should it come to that I would rather He be real than me.)
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³And how but through salvation can I find the Self to Whom my thanks are due?
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* Here is that capital “S” Self. Let’s look at what this might refer to.
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* From Text, Chapter 4, 1. Right Teaching and Right Learning:
2. Many stand guard over their ideas because they want to protect their thought systems as they are, and learning means change.
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* Note the “guard over their ideas” meaning that we prefer our ideas to God’s. We can still see Him as a unique identity from ourselves.
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²Change is always fearful to the separated, because they cannot conceive of it as a move towards healing the separation. ³They always perceive it as a move toward further separation, because the separation was their first experience of change.
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* “Change” is the optimal word here. Jesus has told us that in God there is no change. And here he states that the experience of separation was our first experience of change. This does not mean that having our own identity is a sin or false, it means exactly what it says that the idea of separation was our first experience of change.
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⁴You believe that if you allow no change to enter into your ego you will find peace.
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* What could be more natural? Given that we come from God with whom there is no change? And here I think we need to quantify the term “change.” I suspect that it means “being inside or outside of God’s Will” and not “an experience”. When we think of change as an experience it gives credence to the idea that we should have no experience or awareness of our existence and that goes against what Jesus teaches us about God wanting a Son and creation continuing eternally as God has established it.
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⁵This profound confusion is possible only if you maintain that the same thought system can stand on two foundations. ⁶Nothing can reach spirit from the ego, and nothing can reach the ego from spirit. ⁷Spirit can neither strengthen the ego nor reduce the conflict within it.
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* Even after accepting the complete forgiveness of the Atonement one will continue to be taught and cleansed by the Holy Spirit more than likely through experiences with other people. So, do not be concerned if you are still learning, even once you receive a witness of having been picked up by Father’s Hand and placed in Heavenly Eternity. You are just being washed and “blinking” between two thought systems.
* And do not forget: “our story,” individually and collectively holds the symbols of the Voice God would have us be once we allow the Holy Spirit to guide Christ/us Home.
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⁸The ego is a contradiction. ⁹Your self and God’s Self are in opposition.
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* Mind you that this is NOT your true self but the one you think you are out of fear of God’s punishment and/or separation.
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¹⁰They are opposed in source, in direction and in outcome. ¹¹They are fundamentally irreconcilable, because spirit cannot perceive and the ego cannot know.
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* What happens is the Holy Spirit helps you let go of the ego traps and trappings you have taken on. Remember though when you want it to “speed up” that if you were “completely spirit” you would not be able to assist with the healing the rest of the Sonship needs and only you can supply. We each have a significant place and role in the Atonement. Thank you for fulfilling yours.
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¹²They are therefore not in communication and can never be in communication.
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* Right. Not in communication (so do not be surprised if the world presents itself that way to you, meaning it is difficult if not impossible to communicate). However:
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¹³Nevertheless, the ego can learn, even though its maker can be misguided.
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* Praise God for that! The ego’s maker is Christ and each individual’s part of the Sonship is unique. Sometimes we speak of the Course and what we hear is that we are ego alone and as separated from Christ, however, it seems important to understand Christ is who had the initial thought of separation (at least a tiny part of Him did). For me, this makes it easy then to completely forgive all that is for any error because I have a witness that Christ is perfect because He is the Son of God. Maybe that comes from my previous Christian background but I am not going to discount it as long as the Holy Spirit confirms it inside of me.
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¹⁴He cannot, however, make the totally lifeless out of the life-given.
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* Thank God for this! I say that as an exclamation and as a sincere statement. God gave us our life and existence, our “being”. We are alive by God’s Decree. We are each a part of the extension of Christ as we think here just as we are a part of Christ Himself.
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⁴I am not a body. ⁵I am free.
⁶For I am still as God created me.
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Thank you, till next time, God bless, debi.

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