Remember no fear and celebrate!

Remember no fear, so celebrate!

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There is nothing to fear,

so celebrate dear

nothing can harm you in the illusion,

belief causes stress and such confusion.

The script was written

so now don’t get bitten

by limitless ego distractions.

Remember no fear and celebrate!

The past is all gone,

It’s been gone so long;

the script is a dream;

you can believe it or not,

but the *Holy Spirit’s got

everything you need to get through.

With His help in your mind

Everything will be fine.

You now understand with peace as your guide,

nothing can make you run or to hide.

Remember no fear and celebrate dear!

Inspired by A Course In Miracles, Lesson 48 – There is nothing to fear

Fear enters our mind how many times a day? will I understand why I lost my job; will I ever get another job; will I understand the death of a son; daughter; husband; mother; brother; wife; sister or father; will I ever have inner peace?

The reason we need to recognize all fear as simply thoughts in our mind, is because they are the trap door the ego uses to keep us focused on and rooted in our problems and the world. We will never see our way through the illusion with the guidance of the love i.e. the Holy Spirit in our right mind, if we heed or believe the thoughts that lead to the trap door. The instant you recognize “Oh, here is a fear thought again” you are remembering God. You, the decider, are refusing the trap door.

Lesson 48. p.3. “The presence of fear is a sure sign that you are trusting in your own strength. The awareness that there is nothing to fear shows that somewhere in your mind, though not necessarily in a place you recognize as yet, you have remembered God, and let His strength take the place of your weakness. The instant you are willing to do this there is indeed nothing to fear.”

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Do I really see a world of Vengeance?

What I see is a form of vengeance.

A Course In Miracles Workbook Lesson 22 – January 22, 2014
(Please see the workbook for the complete lesson.)

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Yes, what I see is a form of my vengeance because I made the decision to separate from God. The world of duality definitely has vengeance! At the * time I did not know that my decision would lead to such a drastic end. When I decided to be separate and special and to “create like God – because surely he can’t be the only one to do it”…..I didn’t realize I would leave Peace and Love behind. Now I am angry (at myself) for my stupid decision and since I chose to separate from Love, I now see Love’s opposite in the world of duality and YES I see vengeance now too!

What I see in the world reflects the vengeance I took out on God.

Do I want it any longer? No. I’m tired of it. It did not and does not make me happy and I am very sorry for that stupid decision. Yes, guilt is another name for sorry!

And….The Course thankfully tells me that my decision can be un-done this very instant – the Holy Instant when I remember God is Reality and the decision never happened anyway or had any effect, “not one note in Heaven was lost.” I merely remember (if I will) “I am not separate from God. Say it over and over “I am not separate from God, God Is, I am one with Love.” No matter what is going on in your life, kids screaming, husband, wife or partner ranting, CNN disaster, death of a loved one….all the world’s misery.

We train ourselves out of our misery by recognizing “how we feel” and by holding on to and listening to the Holy Spirit and Jesus gently directing us to the thoughts in our right mind and away from egoic vengeance.

I am still as God created me and

Home with Him is where I always shall be!


*When was the decision made to be separate from God? At the beginning at the time of the Big Bang and the tiny made idea (T. pg 585 p6.)

Yes that was a decision then but also right now, this very instant or anytime I forget I am One with God and Home in Heaven …..right now! Right Now!

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The Greatest Gift – the story

The Greatest Gift

The Holidays are nearly over – New Year’s Eve is yet to be celebrated. Did all the planning and preparation turn out as you liked? All those important details that took over our lives with untold distractions can now be filed away neatly like the Christmas cards

It was just such a busy Christmas in 1986 when I received the greatest gift of all. We never know when an experience will come that erases the doubt in our mind about who we are; is there a God; or why are we here and who cares. A revelation is not by its nature permanent, but it can be reflected upon and remembered when we are challenged or overcome by fear or even death. I have had several “mystical” experiences but the one that removed all doubt about the nature of reality happened on a cold, grey misty afternoon in San Francisco in 1986.

In April of that year I began to study the Workbook Lessons of the Spiritual Book, A Course In Miracles. The workbook offers one lesson per day for a one year study program. Students are encouraged to read them and practice them with the purpose of training the minds unconscious tendencies and un-do or see through the ego with the ultimate promise of attaining inner peace. I had been searching the elusive inner peace through various books and spiritual practices and none had worked. I promised myself I would read a lesson each day even if I did not fully understand it and not miss one. And I didn’t.

Mid December I was running errands, and if I remembered it, repeating the lesson. I have reflected on it over the years but believe I was on Lesson 245.
Your peace is with me, Father. I am safe.

“Your peace surrounds me Father. Where I go, Your peace goes there with me. It sheds its light on everyone I meet. I bring it to the desolate and lonely and afraid. I give Your peace to those who suffer pain, or grieve for loss, or think they are bereft of hope and happiness. Send them to me, my Father. Let me bring your peace with me. For I would love Your Son, as is Your Will, that I may come to recognize my Self.”

The Holiday decorations and bustling shoppers helped warm the afternoon fog. At O’Farrell Street, I noticed a group of homeless people had gathered in front of Macy’s and in particular a young woman with a baby. I thought, “That could be Mary and Jesus, needing a place to stay, cold and hungry with no manger available.” She was writing a sign with one hand while holding the baby with the other. I put a dollar in my pocket. Getting closer I noticed her long red curly hair, and fair skin. Placing the dollar by her hand I said “God Bless.” She looked up saying “Thank You” in the warmest voice I have ever heard. As if I had laid a $1,000 bill in her lap. Our eyes locked! My gift was puny in comparison to what she gave. Looking down into her eyes, I saw brilliant Great Rays of light streaming heavenward!

It was if I did not have a body because while looking down at her I could see into Heaven. I was stunned and stepped back as if an electric shock had been delivered. Tearfully stumbling up the street I wondered “What in was that?” Back at the office I tried to talk but couldn’t find the words. Much later I learned the Course speaks of the “Great Rays” – “As the ego would limit your perception of your brothers to the body, so would the Holy Spirit release your vision and let you see the Great Rays shining from them, so unlimited that they reach to God.”

I have received many lovely gifts in my life and I realize that words cannot explain this mystical experience. It may even be scoffed at but it left me knowing: God Is; Heaven Is and this world and its distractions are the fantasy.

The above appeared in the Ashland Daily Tidings on December 28, 2013 – See the poem at The Greatest Gift – the poem.

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