Thoughts on Week 26, Ch. 15, II. The End of Doubt


Doubt, yes, that lay there open in my mind. I doubt. I doubt so much at times. I doubt myself. I doubt others. I doubt allegiances. I doubt this world. Yes the end of doubt is nigh. It is only an instant in which I can accept the Atonement and learn the lesson of peace.

Time seems to march on with its heavy chains. I am asked to not be concerned with time and fear it not. Peace takes just an instant.

How long can it take to be where God would have you?

I don’t know. Perhaps I enjoy wandering around in endless circles wallowing in my pain and misery. My brothers have been witnesses to the ego. My witnesses to the fear in me. As I change my mind, the witnesses will change too. I will draw to me the witnesses who see the beauty and love in me. Those who see the truth of me as I see the truth of me. No longer will the ego be my friend.

I will practice with earnest the holy instant. I need not fear this. I need not fear the changes that will come with it. It will be of Heaven and the Peace of God.

Thoughts on Week 25, Ch. 14, IX. The Reflection of Holiness


God extended Himself, that which is Holy, and the Son was created. I may not fancy myself as the “Son” but I am. I was created holy. It sure didn’t feel that way as I grew into this body. The barrage of painful abuse of words and emotions, of physical pain certainly did not speak of this holiness. My holiness was negated. How could I be holy when “Well, just look at you, who the hell do you think you are?”

So it wears on. I used it as a bandage and a binding and yet still an overcoat to cover and secure my mental wounds. I reflected only the negative and not what I was created to be. This I have brought over my many years of this holy path of miracles. At times it can still seep through, a bloodletting of an old wound but one that the Holy Spirit would gratefully heal.

Jesus says that “the Atonement is so gentle you need but whisper to it, and all its power will rush to your assistance and support.” That is how A Course in Miracles came to me after years of whispering, perhaps even hoarse from asking for the help. Then it arrived. I was given the answer and the Answer was right there within me the entire time.

I extend my hand and His Hand meets mine. The Presence of Holiness is felt there in my mind in my sacred joining in the most serene of all moments, the Holy Instant. Gratefully I sit allowing myself to be bathed in the radiant Light. It is warming and soothing and reassuring. And oh so healing is the Light.

It is the response to my request and this I can have at any time and wherever I may be. It is but an instant of the power of healing which is the reflection of God. It brings me to a higher plane, it allows me to extend myself to my brothers, bringing all to Heaven at last.

Prayer of the Heart for 2/7/16


PrayersHeartSqI will be still an instant. And then, and instant more. I will continue to live the day in the holy instant. Being One with God is first and foremost for me this day. What could I have in my heart but appreciation for accessing my True Home.

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Each day for our Healing Circle, we offer up Prayers of the Heart. You can share your prayers with us on our email group. We take your prayer dedications and will incorporate into one of our daily prayers!

Join us for our Healing Circle as we open to living in Prayer, Forgiveness and Healing – http://groups.google.com/d/forum/miraclesone-healingcircle

More information on the Healing Circle, https://miraclesone.org/2013/07/healing-circle-of-light/

Our Healing Circle meditation each month is for just this. Our meditation recordings are listed here: https://miraclesone.org/2015/07/healing-circle-meditations/

For all of the Prayers of the Heart: https://miraclesone.org/category/prayers-of-the-heart/

Prayer of the Heart for 1/1/16


Today I start anew. I join in the Holy Instant and allow the Light to bathe me in its brilliance. I stand here and now ready to serve the Holy Spirit. Peace is with me and my heart is thankful.

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Each day for our Healing Circle, we offer up Prayers of the Heart. You can share your prayers with us on our email group. We take your prayer dedications and will incorporate into one of our daily prayers!

Join us for our Healing Circle as we open to living in Prayer, Forgiveness and Healing – http://groups.google.com/d/forum/miraclesone-healingcircle

More information on the Healing Circle, https://miraclesone.org/2013/07/healing-circle-of-light/

Our Healing Circle meditation each month is for just this. Our meditation recordings are listed here: https://miraclesone.org/2015/07/healing-circle-meditations/

 

Prayer of the Heart for 12/26/15


As the celebration of Christmas winds down, may I keep the Light of Christ forever burning in my mind. Let it not be a passing phase but one I hold dear. I am reborn in the Holy Instant as I remember my true nature. I will further reflect on this today on what is truly essential in my life. Thank You Holy Spirit.

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Each day for our Healing Circle, we offer up Prayers of the Heart. You can share your prayers with us on our email group. We take your prayer dedications and will incorporate into one of our daily prayers!

Join us for our Healing Circle as we open to living in Prayer, Forgiveness and Healing – http://groups.google.com/d/forum/miraclesone-healingcircle

More information on the Healing Circle, https://miraclesone.org/2013/07/healing-circle-of-light/

Our Healing Circle meditation each month is for just this. Our meditation recordings are listed here: https://miraclesone.org/2015/07/healing-circle-meditations/

Prayer of the Heart for 12/1/15


Today even though it seems the clouds blot out the sun; the sun is still ever present. The same is true of my clouded thinking. Soon the fog will lift and I will remember Who I am as the Light gently touches my mind. It only takes a holy instant and for that I am truly thankful.


 

Each day for our Healing Circle, we offer up Prayers of the Heart. You can share your prayers with us on our email group.

Join us for our Healing Circle as we open to living in Prayer, Forgiveness and Healing – http://groups.google.com/d/forum/miraclesone-healingcircle

More information on the Healing Circle, https://miraclesone.org/2013/07/healing-circle-of-light/

Our Healing Circle meditation each month is for just this. Our meditation recordings are listed here: https://miraclesone.org/2015/07/healing-circle-meditations/

Joining in Light

Healing is an act of thought by which two minds perceive their oneness, and become glad. This gladness calls to every part of the Sonship to rejoice with them, and let God Himself go out into them and through them. (T-5.I.1)

Hello everyone near and far,

We had an inspiring joining yesterday with our Madison member Cay Villars who shared her personal stories of her volunteer time in the prisons here in Wisconsin. She volunteered for several years and those experiences helped Cay to free herself of the prison in her own mind and experience love and joy.

She also led us through some lovely holy instant guided meditations. It was a beautiful and enlightening experience from beginning to end. We recorded the session in audio and she shares those audios on her website. There is also a link to an amusing yet poignant video that shows us how fear keeps us from joining with others.

Go to: http://joininginlight.net/joining080314/

Cay is a member on our main Google Group miraclesone@googlegroups.com or if you are not a member of that group, join at: https://groups.google.com/d/forum/miraclesone?hl=en
So if you have any questions, feel free to ask.

My utmost gratitude to Cay for stepping out with faith and willingness to follow guidance in providing such a beautiful session as we had as yesterday. I appreciated the session’s sense of peace and joining. It also gave me a respite from teaching so I could truly join as a participant. Joining with others is so very powerful when we take the time to do so. 

I will be back teaching next Sunday’s Message and Meditation as we continue our series on the Characteristics of God’s Teachers from the Manual for Teachers in ACIM. Next up will be “Faithfulness.”

Don’t forget about our classes and groups throughout the week. Tonight we start the “Finding Peace Quickly Through Practical Spirituality”. A series that precedes our Attitudinal Healing study in September. This study is how to apply the Characteristics of God’s Teachers using Jerry Jampolsky’s book “Shortcuts to God”. I will be posting the detailed information to our Google Groups and Facebook groups a little later today or you can find the information on our website under classes: https://www.miraclesone.org/classes/acim-classes.html

In Peace,

Rev. Deb Phelps, Senior Minister

August 4, 2014

 

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Lesson 227 – This is my holy instant of release.

Lesson 227 

This is my holy instant of release.

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The Experience of the Healing Circle of Light

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Due to recent inquiries, please note that The Healing Circle is now only held as we feel guided to do so. It is not held on a regular basis. Join us either on Facebook or our email list to learn when we do offer this service. The information you see below is outdated.


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Hello Everyone, This is the first opportunity I have had today to sit down and acknowledge the power, beauty and grace of our first healing session this morning.  

To be honest, I have no words.  I feel so strongly this is what all of us have needed, well, may I speak for myself.  The indescribable impact of joining together to experience the love of God through the Holy Spirit and Rev. Deb cannot truly be described.  It must be experienced to appreciate its healing effects. 

So often,  I endlessly talk or write about my grievances and/or problems and, most of the time, just sharing with other Course students doesn’t bring any significant or lasting respite.  I play the same old tapes all the time within my own mind.  This Healing Circle of Light is unique in that we are each given a specific amount of time to share what is in our hearts or on our minds and there is no discussion at all, no attempt to “fix” another’s issues, we just sit quietly, hold space for one another and join in full communion in the Holy Instant.  This process is so unbelievably rich in its depth and profundity that YOU really must join us whenever you can to feel its power yourself. 

I want to profusely thank Rev. Deb for listening so intently to the Holy Spirit, this offering on a weekly basis was clearly, unequivocally inspired by Him.  I feel so blessed and honored to be a part of it and this ministry, overall.  The feeling of warmth, joy and peace I felt throughout the session has remained with me throughout the day. 

Love,
Rev. Gayle

 

Thanks Rev. Gayle,

What a radiant commentary to our experience of this morning. It truly was beyond words. And, yes, every Friday morning in the phone room either Rev. Gayle or myself will lead this process. Today, it lasted for about 40 minutes and we had 5 participants. Join us if you can, if even to stop for awhile to hold the sacred space for others. Sometimes we are in need of healing and other times we can support others in theirs, it’s a lovely “give and receive”.

When we stay in the suffering and keep reiterating our “story” you are correct, it gets us nowhere. We simply spin our wheels in the mud. Friendly advice no matter how insightful it is can lead one to feeling more guilty or experience more fear or pain with the “shoulda’s” or “gotta’s” presented. By simply acknowledging how we are feeling and then joining in the space of silence with others and in tune with the Holy Spirit, it makes all the difference. He is our Source of Healing as He is the Answer.
 
I am also open to an additional once a month phone gathering on the weekend or perhaps an evening for those who work or otherwise cannot make Friday morning. Please let me know if this is of interest to you.
 
Yet, Friday morning will be our main Healing Circle. If you cannot attend, as I have indicated, just send an email to me or our Ministry Team at ministryteam@miraclesone.org . Your email will be held in the strictest confidence. It can be as simple as “Please include me in the Circle today.” You do not have to reveal what the “problem” is to anyone, you can attend and remain silent. We know that the Holy Spirit hears the prayers of the heart.

Here in Madison we will offer it once a month on a Saturday morning to start and I will see the response. Those in Madison, we start on August 3rd at 10 am.
 
Thank you all for supporting our ministry.
 
Namaste,
Rev. Deb 
 
For more information on our Healing Circles, click here.

 


 

Reflection Questions on “Holy Encounters”

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From Sunday Service June 23rd, 2013
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Holy Encounters with Rev. Deb Phelps

REFLECTION QUESTIONS FOR 6/23/13

1. Using the Focus Quote for Today:

a. For only “now” is here, and only “now” presents the opportunities for the holy encounters in which salvation can be found. T-13.IV.7:7

b. What opportunities for salvation have you experienced in the last week with your “holy encounters”?

2. The past is over. It can touch me not. W-289

a. When you see someone you are not seeing who they are in the “now”, but merely a shadow of what you believe from the past placed on the person in front of you. As you reflect on your own life, what shadow from your past do you recognized as being repeated again and again?

b. Are you ready to let go of holding onto that shadow and insisting that it is always there?

c. Are you ready to see everyone for the first time?

d. When we see others for the “first time” we are seeing them as minds expressing love or a call for love. There is no other perception to see.

e. Write or share your thoughts on this idea.

3. We cannot be truly present to someone without letting go of the past. Unforgiveness becomes the shadow that keeps from seeing the present. We can undo this by choosing the Holy Spirit instead of the ego. When we listen to His Voice as He reminds us to see peace instead.

a. When you meet anyone, remember it is a holy encounter. As you see him you will see yourself. As you treat him you will treat yourself. As you think of him you will think of yourself. T-8.III.4:1-4

b. What does this quote mean to you personally? Have you experienced this with someone where you really and truly understood what this quote meant? Like had an “aha” moment?

4. Eyes of Specialness vs. Eyes of Holiness

a. Practice recognizing if you are looking at others through the Eyes of Specialness or the Eyes of Holiness as you go about your week. If you need assistance, refer to Lesson 78 – Let miracles replace all grievances.

5. Practice Joining in the Holy Instant (Text, Chapter 15, IV)

a. The holy instant is this instant and every instant. The one you want it to be.

b. You can claim the holy instant anytime and anywhere.

c. Be willing to let specialness go.

d. Give over to the Holy Spirit your plan of specialness so that you will have His plan of Holiness instead.

e. In joining in the Holy Instant, recognize that you alone cannot know the holy instant.

f. Ask yourself honestly, “Would I want to have perfect communication, and am I wholly willing to let everything that interferes with it go forever?”

g. Be still. You will be answered.

 

Lesson 365 – This holy instant would I give to You. Be You in charge. For I would follow You, Certain that Your direction gives me peace.

Lesson 365
This holy instant would I give to You.
Be You in charge. For I would follow You,
Certain that Your direction gives me peace.

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