Why What We Resist Persists – Entitled To Miracles Unity Show


From Rev. Deb’s Unity Radio Show

Joining Rev. Deb on this week’s show is special guest Carol Howe, one of the original and most respected teachers of A Course in Miracles. Throughout her 40-year career with ACIM, she has helped many thousands on their journey to inner peace. On today’s show, we explore the power of our thoughts and how we can have peace amid the turmoil of the world. We learn from Carol that where we focus our attention, the universe simply delivers the results, no matter if it is something we hate or deeply desire. A Course in Miracles reminds us too, “It is the witness to your state of mind, the outside picture of an inward condition.” For more information on Carol Howe, visit carolhowe.com.

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Healing


From Rev. Deb’s Unity Radio show

Rev. Deb shares about true healing. Come into the circle of healing by realizing that health is inner peace and healing is letting go of fear. She also shares a small demonstration of the healing circle her ministry offers the first Sunday of every month. Embrace the healing within!

July 29th, 2016

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Withdraw Blame to Be at Peace

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The ego wants us to blame other people for stealing our peace. We feel that they, these people or situations, took something from us. But what’s really going on is that we gave away our peace. We’re projecting the unhealed guilt in our minds onto people and situations that seem to be outside of us. We blame and complain. The ego tells us that projection will make us happy and safe. But that’s a lie.

But what happens when we ask Holy Spirit to help us see things differently? Then, no matter if I’m run off the road, if the store is out of potato chips, or if I’m late to the party, I know I’m OK. I’m safe. I know that everything is perfect because in reality, I am safe at Home with God and only dreaming of exile. I know that I’m innocent and that the people around me are innocent, too. That’s the Truth that Holy Spirit will always remind us of. That’s what the Course calls Vision. If we are looking through the eyes of the ego, we’re not really seeing. All we perceive are the projections of our own inner guilt. We “see” that this or that person is guilty of harming us and stole our peace and well-being and perhaps even our potato chips. But through the Holy Spirit’s eyes, we see the truth and loveliness of each person. We are innocent, and so are they. So — and this is key — there is nothing to defend because nothing can take away our peace. Nothing.

Does that surprise you? We can lay down our weapons of attack — our projectiles of guilt and anger — because in reality we’re the ones who give the other person, the organization, or the job, or whatever seems to be troubling us, the power to hurt us. But the truth is that nothing outside of us can hurt us because there is nothing outside of us. As Workbook Lesson 284 tells us: “I can elect to change all thoughts that hurt.” We put those thoughts there; we can change them. But instead, we choose to blame someone or something outside us for causing the hurt. Listen to what Lesson 71 says: “The ego’s plan for salvation centers around holding grievances. It maintains that, if someone else spoke or acted differently, if some external circumstance or event were changed, you would be saved [happy, at peace]. Thus the source of salvation is constantly perceived as outside yourself” (W-pI.71.2:1-3). If my ex hadn’t said those things, if he hadn’t been drinking, if he hadn’t done this or that, then I’d be happy. If he hadn’t cheated on me, we’d still be married and I’d be happy. If my boss hadn’t fired me, I’d be happy and saved. I’d be happy if I didn’t have the problems I have right now.

Do you see how it works? We’re projecting responsibility for our own peace and happiness onto people, places, and things outside ourselves. It’s not our fault. It’s his fault, or her fault. Or it’s the weather, the germs, the economy. It’s racism or sexism or ageism. It’s genetics or astrology or karma. It doesn’t matter what we blame, attack, and defend against as long as it’s something outside us. But we can see things differently. We can choose again. Holy Spirit can help us to do so. We can stop defending and attacking.

We need to go back to content. That means looking within, going back into our minds with Holy Spirit, joining with Him and asking His guidance. We can say, “Holy Spirit, give me your perspective on this and show me what to do.” He leads us to forgiveness. But it’s really easy to confuse form with content. We can join with an employee in our mind and still fire him if he stole from our company. We can honor our child as a Son of God and still ground him for breaking curfew. Although we see no separation from our brother (content), there still may be actions we need to take (form). But when we join with Holy Spirit, we can do what needs to be done with peace and love, not with anger.

But sometimes as Course students we confuse form and content. We think, “I’m not supposed to defend or attack. I’m supposed to be defenseless. I’m supposed to forgive.” So when someone does something harmful to us in form, we slop it off. We let it keep on happening, but inside we feel resentful. We repress that resentment because we think it is “unspiritual” to confront someone or get into an argument, especially if the other person is also a Course student. So we pretend not to notice. We pretend to be all-forgiving when our spouse brings the car home with an empty gas tank again. We smile when we should really speak up or do something, and we deny ourselves and our brother a learning opportunity.

But it is OK to do things in form. It’s OK to speak up or take action, even if doing so triggers a disagreement (which the Holy Spirit can use as a learning opportunity). Maybe we’re secretly afraid of that learning opportunity. So we listen to the ego tell us to pretend and be “spiritual.” That’s one way the ego can twist our learning the Course. Remember, the ego reads the Course with us. It knows this book better than we do. The ego can use the Course for its own purposes. It can jump right in and say, “You didn’t do your Workbook lesson today. Shame on you! You didn’t do the practice every hour; shame on you. You didn’t forgive your mother; shame on you. You didn’t make nice and continue to let your sister walk all over you. You’re still sick with chronic arthritis. Shame, shame, shame! You’re a bad, bad Course student. You might as well quit.”

Yes, the ego can use the Course. It can use difficult situation in our lives to keep us stuck in the wrong mind. The ego will use anything and everything. So it can certainly use this challenging idea in Lesson 135: “If I defend myself I am attacked.” The ego can tell you that you shouldn’t defend yourself. Then it shifts and tells you that you should attack someone. You defend and you’re the victim. You attack and you’re the hero. The hero of the dream, right? The ego loves this because confusing form and content keeps us separate from our brother, whether we’re defending or attacking. In other words, the ego gets us coming and going. But Jesus is telling us to join with him and our brother on the level of mind. Then we can seek guidance from the Holy Spirit about what to do in form…

Jesus is training us to lay aside our defenses. As we trust him and do so, we learn that our defenses hide our belief that we are weak and alone in the universe because we separated from God. What a terrifying thought that is! No wonder we believe we need defenses and armor! So if I’m in that space of defending myself and attacking another person, I am attacking myself at the same time. That’s not where I want to be. It won’t bring me peace….

We want to get to the truth in our minds. How do we do this?  Be still. Take what’s troubling us into the quiet. “Holy Spirit, I’m afraid. I’m afraid to trust You. I’m afraid to know the truth of who I am. I’m afraid to know the power that I have within my mind.” But once we take that step within, Holy Spirit will walk with us the rest of the day, each and every day. It’s not like after we say this prayer, He just leaves us alone. He’s with us all the time. He’s with us before we even make the prayer. He’s always in our right mind. So yes, in that defenselessness our safety lies. We don’t need to defend or attack. Very simply, we just need to be with the Holy Spirit.

Excerpt from Change Your Mind! Talks on Living A Course in Miracles

Originally posted November 2013

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Are you ready to learn more about withdrawing blame and the peace of being defenseless? See our book, Change Your Mind! Talks on Living A Course in Miracles.

The entries in this volume of Change Your Mind! are taken from Revs. Deb and Paul Phelps’ weekly Practical Miracles Messages that are given each Sunday at MiraclesOne in Madison, Wisconsin. Each Message is recorded for video and audio but many people have been requesting that we make them available in print form. The Change Your Mind! series is our response to that request.

Volume 1 – Can You Hear Me Now? * Grandeur vs. Grandiosity * The Only Teacher * Forgiving Yourself * What, Me Angry? * Off the Beaten Path * Only Equals are at Peace * Attack and Defense * Happy Laughter * Healthy Body or Healed Mind?

Order the book on Amazon Kindle, in print and ebook at www.miraclesonebooks.org 

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Weight Loss for the Mind


From Rev. Deb’s weekly Unity Radio show

EntitledToMiracles-350x200The top New Year’s resolution is to lose weight. But have you thought about the extra weight you’re carrying around in your mind? That “weight” can be judgment, guilt, remorse, or regret that pulls you down into sadness. You can heal your mind and you can lose the weight of unhappiness and realize inner peace. As it says in ACIM, “The past is over. It can touch me not … my present happiness is all I see.”

Friday, January 15, 2016

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This is based on a workshop I did several years ago of the same name. You can take it now as an online mini-class with the workshop video and all exercises and materials for $15

Health is Inner Peace Online Class

Health is Inner Peace Online Class

2 week FREE, LIVE video/audio streaming online class with Rev. Deb Phelps
Fridays, June 21st and June 28th 
10 am Central Time for approximately 1 hour

RECORDING AVAILABLE FOR FREE FOR A LIMITED TIME AT www.miraclesonelightuniversity.org

Topics: Health, Wellness, Addictions, Healing, What ACIM Says about Healing, Exercises to Practice, and more. 
Phone line and Text chat will be available for interacting with Rev. Deb.

The session will be recorded for free access for a limited time and if you are a supporting member you will have unlimited access to the class for free. 
Link to Class on our website will be available soon.
This class is in response to the messages received after Rev. Deb did the class “Accelerated Wellness” with Jennifer Hadley on June 6, 2013. 
Madison members can attend in person at MiraclesOne. It will be held in our Chapel.

If you have questions you would like Rev. Deb to address, email her at revdeb@miraclesone.org 

Simply join us on the website on the streaming days, you will see a link to join.

EXTRA: Inner Light Guided Meditations

Your Inner Light Meditations (no longer available on iTunes-only available here)

11 Meditation audios

To download meditations, right click on link and “Save as” to your computer.

Revs. Paul & Deb share on accessing the light within by utilizing guided meditations and messages from the Divine.

Ripples of Peace


Throw a stone in a pond and the ripples extend from the center out. We have most likely heard this used before as a metaphor for the spiritual journey. What we do for ourselves goes far beyond us. A Course in Miracles tells us in Chapter 1, I. Principles of Miracles, that “A miracle is a service….you can render to another….a way of loving your neighbor as yourself.” And additionally, “ A miracle is never lost…..may touch people you have not even met, and produce undreamed of changes in situations of which you are not even aware.”

Once again then, what we do for ourselves ripples outward flowing into all minds. So looking at this idea and then asking myself, “What is it that I need to do for myself?” Sometimes we want to go out and change the world but Jesus assures us that we need to change our mind about the world. We can only effect change within. There we go again, back to the mind.

I stop and reflect, where do I want to place my focus? That focus will be the stone, the anchor that I set in the water of Oneness. That which I decide will extend. Now which part of the mind will I choose? If I choose to stay with my grievances and judgments that come up from time to time or the negative self-talk that can occur, then I would not be surprised that the world around me would show me those waves of fear.

Instead, I choose the goal, the simple goal of peace. Perhaps it is not as simple as it seems, but with focus and direction, a devotion and a vigilance, I can indeed have peace in my life and in all things. I have been finding this of late. Remember our minds are indeed very powerful so where I place the attention and I will add my INTENTION, that which I will receive.

It is a matter of staying grounded and centered. Practice in the quiet certainly helps. Letting go of what is not needed, helps. In my case, all the unwanted thoughts that are not peaceful. Does it really matter if I get to an appointment or the grocery store sooner than everyone else on the road? Could listening to soothing Indian raga music while I drive help me to stay in a calm and serene state of mind? Yes and it has.

I can make the choices of where to place my attention. If I am miserable then I have chosen to be miserable, offended, sad, angry, defensive and the like. And certainly I have made all of those choices and more before. What did it bring? Discomfort for me inside and outside. Is it what I really wanted? No, not really but as the Course says on some level I did want that discomfort since I am truly responsible for what occurs since the thought is based there in my mind.

It is to be responsible for our thoughts. We think them, why not take responsibility for them. If I do not like what is occurring in my life, then think again. But this time think with God.

Think honestly what you have thought that God would not have thought, and what you have not thought that God would have you think. T-4.IV.2:4

Now is the time for change of mind. We do not have to hold on to all that we have been holding onto. It is safe and okay to let go. Let go of all the defenses, the grudges, the shoulda, coulda, woulda’s….you are a contender now! You deserve peace so allow yourself to release one by one the thoughts that lead you away from inner peace.

Be an observer to your thoughts and to the world. Watch with no reactions. Pretend it is a story, and in truth it is. If we come from that mindset then we see that we can be at the core of our being at serenity. Peace is what you want but you have sought so many other ways to find it. Drop all of those ways and choose THE way to peace; your decision for it.

When you decide for peace you are deciding for all of your brothers here. That tiny pebble of willingness then ripples outward and grows and surrounds the Sonship. And it was you who did it. Take control of your mind, make the determination and simply be at peace.

Namaste,
Rev. Deb

April’s Theme: Obstacles to Peace

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A YEAR OF INNER PEACE ~


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Obstacles to Peace


“The peace He lay, deep within you and your brother, will quietly extend to every aspect of your life,
surrounding you and your brother with glowing happiness and the calm awareness of complete protection.” T-19.IV.1:6

 

 

 

 

 

Prayer for the Month
Lesson 343 – I am not asked to make a sacrifice, To find the mercy and the peace of God.

The end of suffering can not be loss. The gift of everything can be but gain. You only give. You never take away. And You created me to be like You, so sacrifice becomes impossible for me as well as You. I, too, must give. And so all things are given unto me forever and forever. As I was created I remain. Your Son can make no sacrifice, for he must be complete, having the function of completing You. I am complete because I am Your Son. I cannot lose, for I can only give, and everything is mine eternally.

The mercy and the peace of God are free. Salvation has no cost. It is a gift that must be freely given and received. And it is this that we would learn today.

READINGS FOR APRIL’S THEME
For use in the in-person study in
Madison, WI
and the Tuesday Drop-in Phone/Skype Study

Week of:

4/1/12 – Month’s Prayer Lesson: Workbook for Students, Lesson 343 – I am not asked to make a sacrifice, To find the mercy and the peace of God. (p.475), Text, Chapter 19, Section IV. The Obstacles to Peace, Intro and A. The First Obstacle: The Desire to Get Rid of It. (p.406-409)

4/8/12 – Text, Chapter 19, Section IV. The Obstacles to Peace, A. The First Obstacle: The Desire to Get Rid of It, i. The Attraction of Guilt (p. 410-412)

4/15/12 – Text, Chapter 19, Section IV. The Obstacles to Peace, B. The Second Obstacle: The Belief the Body is Valuable for What It Offers and i. The Attraction of Pain (p.412-416)

4/22/12 – Text, Chapter 19, Section IV. The Obstacles to Peace, C. The Third Obstacle: The Attraction of Death and i. The Incorruptible Body (p.416-419)

4/29/12 – Text, Chapter 19, Section IV. The Obstacles to Peace, D. The Fourth Obstacle: The Fear of God and i. The Lifting of the Veil (p.420-424)
Page Numbers correspond to Foundation of Inner Peace 2nd or 3rd Editions of A Course in Miracles

 

 

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April’s Theme: Obstacles to Peace

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A YEAR OF INNER PEACE ~


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Obstacles to Peace


“The peace He lay, deep within you and your brother, will quietly extend to every aspect of your life,
surrounding you and your brother with glowing happiness and the calm awareness of complete protection.” T-19.IV.1:6

 

 

 

 

 

Prayer for the Month
Lesson 343 – I am not asked to make a sacrifice, To find the mercy and the peace of God.

The end of suffering can not be loss. The gift of everything can be but gain. You only give. You never take away. And You created me to be like You, so sacrifice becomes impossible for me as well as You. I, too, must give. And so all things are given unto me forever and forever. As I was created I remain. Your Son can make no sacrifice, for he must be complete, having the function of completing You. I am complete because I am Your Son. I cannot lose, for I can only give, and everything is mine eternally.

The mercy and the peace of God are free. Salvation has no cost. It is a gift that must be freely given and received. And it is this that we would learn today.

READINGS FOR APRIL’S THEME
For use in the in-person study in
Madison, WI
and the Tuesday Drop-in Phone/Skype Study

Week of:

4/1/12 – Month’s Prayer Lesson: Workbook for Students, Lesson 343 – I am not asked to make a sacrifice, To find the mercy and the peace of God. (p.475), Text, Chapter 19, Section IV. The Obstacles to Peace, Intro and A. The First Obstacle: The Desire to Get Rid of It. (p.406-409)

4/8/12 – Text, Chapter 19, Section IV. The Obstacles to Peace, A. The First Obstacle: The Desire to Get Rid of It, i. The Attraction of Guilt (p. 410-412)

4/15/12 – Text, Chapter 19, Section IV. The Obstacles to Peace, B. The Second Obstacle: The Belief the Body is Valuable for What It Offers and i. The Attraction of Pain (p.412-416)

4/22/12 – Text, Chapter 19, Section IV. The Obstacles to Peace, C. The Third Obstacle: The Attraction of Death and i. The Incorruptible Body (p.416-419)

4/29/12 – Text, Chapter 19, Section IV. The Obstacles to Peace, D. The Fourth Obstacle: The Fear of God and i. The Lifting of the Veil (p.420-424)
Page Numbers correspond to Foundation of Inner Peace 2nd or 3rd Editions of A Course in Miracles

 

 

MiraclesOne

621 N. Sherman Ave, Suite B11 ◦ Madison, WI 53704

608-318-4444 ◦ www.miraclesone.org ◦ revs@miraclesone.org


April’s Theme: Obstacles to Peace

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A YEAR OF INNER PEACE ~


https://miraclesone.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/jasonmccarty.ca_wp-content_uploads_2011_06_iStock_000008321354XSmall.jpgApril’s Theme

Obstacles to Peace


“The peace He lay, deep within you and your brother, will quietly extend to every aspect of your life,
surrounding you and your brother with glowing happiness and the calm awareness of complete protection.” T-19.IV.1:6

 

 

 

 

 

Prayer for the Month
Lesson 343 – I am not asked to make a sacrifice, To find the mercy and the peace of God.

The end of suffering can not be loss. The gift of everything can be but gain. You only give. You never take away. And You created me to be like You, so sacrifice becomes impossible for me as well as You. I, too, must give. And so all things are given unto me forever and forever. As I was created I remain. Your Son can make no sacrifice, for he must be complete, having the function of completing You. I am complete because I am Your Son. I cannot lose, for I can only give, and everything is mine eternally.

The mercy and the peace of God are free. Salvation has no cost. It is a gift that must be freely given and received. And it is this that we would learn today.

READINGS FOR APRIL’S THEME
For use in the in-person study in
Madison, WI
and the Tuesday Drop-in Phone/Skype Study

Week of:

4/1/12 – Month’s Prayer Lesson: Workbook for Students, Lesson 343 – I am not asked to make a sacrifice, To find the mercy and the peace of God. (p.475), Text, Chapter 19, Section IV. The Obstacles to Peace, Intro and A. The First Obstacle: The Desire to Get Rid of It. (p.406-409)

4/8/12 – Text, Chapter 19, Section IV. The Obstacles to Peace, A. The First Obstacle: The Desire to Get Rid of It, i. The Attraction of Guilt (p. 410-412)

4/15/12 – Text, Chapter 19, Section IV. The Obstacles to Peace, B. The Second Obstacle: The Belief the Body is Valuable for What It Offers and i. The Attraction of Pain (p.412-416)

4/22/12 – Text, Chapter 19, Section IV. The Obstacles to Peace, C. The Third Obstacle: The Attraction of Death and i. The Incorruptible Body (p.416-419)

4/29/12 – Text, Chapter 19, Section IV. The Obstacles to Peace, D. The Fourth Obstacle: The Fear of God and i. The Lifting of the Veil (p.420-424)
Page Numbers correspond to Foundation of Inner Peace 2nd or 3rd Editions of A Course in Miracles

 

 

MiraclesOne

621 N. Sherman Ave, Suite B11 ◦ Madison, WI 53704

608-318-4444 ◦ www.miraclesone.org ◦ revs@miraclesone.org


2012 – A Year of Inner Peace

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https://miraclesone.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/www.unitync.net_images_LabyrinthSchofield.jpgThrough A Course in Miracles, we may have come to know a powerful way of thinking but truly A Course in Miracles is a way of living and being. It is learning how to walk through the world with a quiet sense of confidence, trust and inner peace.

Join us for this YEAR OF INNER PEACE. It will be a year-long opportunity to learn, or to remember, how to enter into the realm of our inner sanctuary. In the silence, we will meet with the Holy Spirit, release and let go of the past, of our expectations, of our hurt and pain and receive His Most Holy Wisdom and Love. Each month’s theme or step along the way, will light and support us down the path of the labyrinth that leads us to the center of Our Self.

Through this year-long practice we will surely come to know that “there is no peace except the peace of God.”

More information on our Year of Inner Peace

2012 – A Year of Inner Peace

http://www.unitync.net/images/LabyrinthSchofield.jpg


https://miraclesone.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/www.unitync.net_images_LabyrinthSchofield.jpgThrough A Course in Miracles, we may have come to know a powerful way of thinking but truly A Course in Miracles is a way of living and being. It is learning how to walk through the world with a quiet sense of confidence, trust and inner peace.

Join us for this YEAR OF INNER PEACE. It will be a year-long opportunity to learn, or to remember, how to enter into the realm of our inner sanctuary. In the silence, we will meet with the Holy Spirit, release and let go of the past, of our expectations, of our hurt and pain and receive His Most Holy Wisdom and Love. Each month’s theme or step along the way, will light and support us down the path of the labyrinth that leads us to the center of Our Self.

Through this year-long practice we will surely come to know that “there is no peace except the peace of God.”

More information on our Year of Inner Peace

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