Your Brother’s Common Traffic Advisory Frequency | Miracle Flights #16

Greetings Student Pilots!

In this week’s episode of Miracle Flights we reviewed Healing and Teaching in chapter 5, section IV of the Text and relate the key principles to the use of Common Traffic Advisory Frequencies in aviation.

One of the most difficult skills we will ever have to learn in our lifetime is the ability to hear the Voice of the Holy Spirit within our brothers and sisters instead of the voices of their egos. Watch this episode to learn more about this problem and how we can overcome it with mindfulness, deep listening, and the help of the Holy Spirit.

You are cleared for takeoff!

Love,
Rev. Paul

P.S. In the video Paul mentions an event he is attending next week and I assure you he will be masked up (he forgot to mention it). Even with us all here at home vaccinated, there is always the chance of a breakthrough, plus Autumn and I have health concerns that could be compromised.

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Characteristics of God’s Teachers – Part 2 | Miracle Flight #15

Greetings Student Pilots!

What a wonderful section we finished studying in this week’s episode of Miracle Flights – The Characteristics of God’s Teachers (M-4). Continuing from the previous episode, we covered the remaining sections II through X of the characteristics which discussed honesty, tolerance, gentleness, joy, defenselessness, generosity, patience, faithfulness, and open-mindedness.

What was exciting to learn, is as we develop our relationship with the Holy Spirit, one of the first things He helps us to develop within ourselves is a foundation of trust. And, to be clear, it is a foundation of trust in something much greater than ourselves. It is a trust in the Holy Spirit and God and that they have everything under control and our best interests in mind.

Additionally, as the foundation of trust grows, the remaining characteristics automatically begin to develop within us as well. How cool is that! Work on one thing and get nine more blessings in return! To learn more details about these characteristics and how they develop, check out this week’s episode of Miracle Flights.

You are cleared for takeoff!

Love,
Rev. Paul

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Characteristics of God’s Teachers – Part I | Miracle Flight #14

Greetings Student Pilots!

In this week’s episode of Miracle Flights, I explain how the legs in a pilot’s navigation log relate to the six stages of trust we develop over a lifetime of work with the Holy Spirit. In the Manual for Teachers, Jesus explains that one of the first characteristics we begin to develop as Teacher’s of God is trust in the Holy Spirit and God. The evolution of relinquishing our trust from the ego and idols of the world in exchange for something much greater takes us through six levels of trust development or growth. They include a period of undoing, a period of sorting out, a period of relinquishment, a period of settling down, a period of unsettling, and finally, a period of achievement. This fascinating read indicates that the learning process of trust can actually take us a lifetime or more to fully develop. To learn more, watch this episode of Miracle Flights and take a look at What are the characteristics of God’s teachers? (M-4), section I. Trust, and sub-section A. Development of Trust.

You are cleared for takeoff!

Love,

Rev. Paul

Miracle Flight #13: Lost Communications with Holy Spirit

Greetings Student Pilots!

In this week’s episode of Miracle Flights we take a look at the procedures pilots follow when they lose radio communications with air traffic controllers while flying in the clouds and how they relate to The Rules for Decision in Chapter 30, Section I of the Text.

If you would like to have a simple list of steps to follow to help guarantee that you have a happy day, then the Rules for Decision are for you! In this section, Jesus gives us specific instructions on how to start our day right with the Holy Spirit, make a decision to not make any decisions without the Holy Spirit, and how to gently turn ourselves around when we catch ourselves resisting the Holy Spirit’s guidance. It is a fantastic section that will serve you well for many years if you take the time to memorize and practice the simple steps. Be sure to watch this epiode to learn more insights and tips around this wonderful life-changing section in A Course in Miracles!

You are cleared for takeoff!

Many Blessings,

Rev. Paul

Miracle Flight #12 – The Ego’s Holding Pattern

Hello Student Pilots!

In this week’s episode of Miracle Flights we take a look at how an aircraft holding procedure relates to the way the ego places us into the endless holding pattern of life. The race track pattern is designed to continuously divert us from discovering the truth about who and what we really are as sons and daughters of God.

In the Text reading, The Guide to Salvation (T-5.III), Jesus explains that the ego designed the concept of time in an attempt to delay us forever from awakening from the illusion of our separation from God. Fortunately, he also explains that the Holy Spirit, Whom God placed within each of us, is His answer to the problem of the ego. Furthermore, the Holy Spirit is a perfect Teacher for everyone Who works with us at our level through symbols, messages, and insights that we will understand. His plan for our gentle awakening is easy and joyful one, provided we have the willingness to ask and listen for His guidance. Jesus clearly states that the Holy Spirit is our Guide to salvation Who will guide us out of the ego’s holding pattern of time toward our final approach to the eternity of Heaven.

To continue to develop your skill in learning how to listen to the Voice of the Holy Spirit within you, I would recommend working with Lesson 49: God’s Voice speaks to me all through the day in the Workbook for Students. It’s a wonderful practice that will eventually lead you to the personal experience of literally hearing your Inner Voice speak to you. It’s truly a miracle experience you will never forget and well worth the effort!

You are cleared for takeoff!

Love,

Rev. Paul

Pupils and Levels of Teaching

Greetings!
 
This week we continue our look at what it means to be a Teacher of God. Our reference readings are Manual for Teachers, 2. Who are Their Pupils? and 3. What are the Levels of Teaching?

I know in our Sunday study group last week, we didn’t get a chance to read 2. Who are Their Pupils? so I am assigning it again this week along with the following section as noted above.

There is no video this week as I was working this weekend. However, Deb is adding in videos that she did for the Manual for Teachers for these sections below for this week’s newsletter. I know these will help you with the two sections.

I encourage you to read through this week’s readings and videos and feel free to share in our email groups or Facebook group or send a message to me.

Thank you Mighty Companions,
 

Rev. Paul

No Miracle Flights Video This Week
This Week: Manual for Teacher videos on 2. Who are Their Pupils? and 3. What are the Levels of Teaching?

This video contains the following:
  Introduction,  1. Who are God’s Teachers?, 2. Who are Their Pupils?
This video contains the following:
  3. What are the Levels of Teaching?
4. What are the Characteristics of God’s Teachers? Introduction I. Trust
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Miracle Flight #11 – Teacher of God

Greetings!
 
This week we take a look at what it means to be a Teacher of God. Our reference readings are Manual for Teachers, Introduction, 1. Who are God’s Teachers?, and 2. Who are Their Pupils?
 
We think that being a Teacher of God is difficult. However, within these readings, Jesus makes it very simple and tells us it is not that complicated. As he says, “The role of teaching and learning is actually reversed in the thinking world.” We have to remember that teaching is a constant process as it goes on every moment of the day which is different from what we are used to thinking in a typical instructor and student relationship. For example, as I share in this week’s video as an instructor pilot, like myself, and the work I do with my students. In the end, we are all teachers and we are all students. Take a look at this week’s readings and videos and feel free to share with me in our email groups or Facebook group.
 
Thank you Mighty Companions,
 

Rev. Paul

Miracle Flight #10 – Holy Spirit’s Vectors to Heaven | Miracle Flights

Greetings Student Pilots,
 
In today’s episode of Miracle Flights, we observe and listen to live airliner traffic being vectored by air traffic controllers to Chicago O’Hare International Airport for landing. This turned out to be a wonderful example of how the Voice of the Holy Spirit guides us home to heaven as described in the Course reading, The Voice for God (T-5.II).


 
Within this reading, Jesus explains that when we, as Children of God, decided to fall asleep and create the voice of the ego within our minds, God also placed within our minds at the same time, the Voice of the Holy Spirit. This Inner Voice is hidden deep within our minds, waiting to be discovered through our practice of deep listening in silent meditation.
 
Jesus further explains, The Holy Spirit is your Guide in choosing. He is in the part of your mind that always speaks for the right choice, because He speaks for God. He is your remaining communication with God, which you can interrupt but cannot destroy (T-5.II.8).
 
The Voice of the Holy Spirit is a gift from God whose function is to gently guide us back home toward Heaven, then clear us for a final approach and landing back into Oneness with God. Our function is to make the conscious choice to tune into the Holy Spirit’s approach control frequency, listen, and then follow His instructions that vector us back home.
 
In closing, here’s a flying tip to remember, if you push the stick forward, the houses get bigger!
 
Love,
 

Rev. Paul

P.S. Join me on Sunday mornings at 10:30 am CDT (Central Time) for our ACIM Study Group where I outline the Flight Plan for the week. Also join our Wednesday study group where the Plan is discussed as well. See below for our study group Zoom information including our daily Workbook Lesson meeting. Be sure to check out our MiraclesOne ACIM Lessons website.

Miracle Flight 9 – Fireworks from Heaven and Guided Meditation

Greetings Miracle Flight Students!

Welcome to another episode of Miracle Flights! In this episode I explain how watching fireworks at night from an airplane relates to the Text reading, The Totality of the Kingdom (T-7.VII), in A Course in Miracles.

You are really going to enjoy reading this section because it is packed full of amazing content! But before you tackle the reading, take a few minutes to watch this wonderful YouTube video showing spectacular video footage of fireworks over Walt Disney World as seen from a small airplane. Here is the link: Watching Walt Disney World Fireworks From A Private Plane!

Fireworks are so awe inspiring and delightful to watch as magnificent streams of light suddenly burst from a great flash of light. As I reflected on these breath-taking sights and how they relate to our reading in the Course, I was reminded that we were all once united with God in the Kingdom of Heaven as a great light too. Then, one day, the great light seemed to burst into many streams of light into the darkness of space, time, and perception. It was in that moment that the Kingdom of Heaven appeared to lose it wholeness, it’s totality.

In this reading, Jesus explains that we are on a journey of denial – a denial of the light from which we were created. And now it is our job to work with the Holy Spirit to turn that denial around into denial of the illusion of separate bodies and lives. He also indicates that if we want to truly awaken to the awareness of our union with God in the totality of heaven, we must give up our perception of the illusion totally. We cannot hang onto part of the illusion and try to have a little bit of heaven too. It is an all or nothing scenario.

While I was working with Jesus to prepare me for this study, he gave me an inspiration for a wonderful, guided meditation to help us move a little closer to releasing ourselves back to the totality of the kingdom. An audio recording of the guided meditation is included at the end of this Miracle Flight episode, and you also can download or listen to an MP3 version of the meditation from our MiraclesOne website. Here is the link:

You are cleared for takeoff!

Love,

Rev. Paul

Miracle Flight #8 – Flying Above Our Fear of God | Miracle Flights

Hello Everyone!

I was so excited to record the Miracle Flight video today because the last two readings from the Obstacles to Peace: The Fourth Obstacle: The Fear of God (T-19.IV.D) and The Lifting of the Veil (T-19.IV.D.i) contain the secrets a simple awakening now!

Each and every one of us takes-off into the cloudy sky of life and we fly around aimlessly for an entire lifetime all the while forgetting about the radiant sun above, shining away in a beautiful blue sky. In these readings, Jesus explains that we’ve made a secret pact with the ego to never fly up an through the veil of the clouds, but instead, to fly blindly until one day we lye down the body in death. And then we do it all over again in the next lifetime.

Fortunately, Jesus also explains that this obstacle, and all the other obstacles can be easily overcome if we but have the willingness to learn how to go within and see the light of the Face of Christ within us. Additionally, to make it easier to learn how to perceive this inner light and hear the Voice of God, we must make it a priority to forgive our brothers and sisters for what they did not do. Remember, everything we see and believe about the world is an illusion!

To compliment these two readings, take a look at section 3. Forgiveness – The Face of Christ in the Clarification of Terms and Lesson 121: Forgiveness is the key to happiness.

Wishing You a Happy Flight!

Rev. Paul

Flight Plan 7 – Holy Spirit’s Precision Approach to Heaven | Miracle Flights

Good Day Course Students! This is your Captain speaking.

In today’s episode of Miracle Flights, I explain how an Instrument Landing System can be related to the way the ego precisely guides us through life to a landing that ends in death of the body. And, on the flip side, how the Holy Spirit’s Instrument Landing System precisely guides us to a landing that results in a true life with God. This analogy and key takeaways were inspired from last week’s two readings within the Text: The Third Obstacle: The Attraction of Death (T-19.IV.C) and The Incorruptible Body (T-19.IV.C.i).

As we continue move forward with our Miracle Flight studies, please read and study the last two readings from the Obstacles to Peace: The Fourth Obstacle: The Fear of God (T-19.IV.D) and The Lifting of the Veil (T-19.IV.D.i). I will discuss these readings in the next episode of Miracle Flights.

Wishing You Friendly Skies!

Rev. Paul

Miracle Flight #6: Weather Radar & Obstacles to Peace | Miracle Flights

Hello Miracle Flight Pilots!

In today’s episode of Miracle Flights, I use weather radar display information in a cockpit to explain key points and takeaways from two readings within the Text: The Second Obstacle: The Belief the Body is Valuable for What It Offers (T-19.IV.B) and The Attraction of Pain (T-19.IV.B.i).

In the first reading we learn that we believe the body is valuable because of the seeming pleasures that it has to offer, and that we are afraid to give them up in exchange for the peace of heaven. We believe to do so would be too much of a sacrifice and would leave us homeless. Despite this twisted belief system, Jesus points out that the body’s experience of pleasure always leads to pain, and that we really do not want to be doing this.

In the second reading we learn that our attraction to the body is really an attraction to a life of pain. The way out is to have a little willingness to give the Holy Spirit the whole idea of sacrifice. Our plan of awakening that the ego has us following is a painful one that ends in death. We are assured that the Holy Spirit’s flight plan of awakening is much easier and happier. Our job is to select the Holy Spirit to be our first officer and give Him a chance to show us a friendlier route.

As we continue move forward with our Miracle Flight studies, please read and study the next two readings from the Obstacles to Peace: The Third Obstacle: The Attraction of Death (T-19.IV.C) and The Incorruptible Body (T-19.IV.C.i). I will discuss these readings in the next episode of Miracle Flights.

Wishing You Friendly Skies!

Rev. Paul

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