Thoughts on Week 28, Ch. 15, IX. The Holy Instant and the Attraction of God


“…so would the Holy Spirit release your vision and let you see the Great Rays shining from them(brothers), so unlimited that they reach to God.”

The vision of the Holy Spirit extends to beauty within. No more to see the darkness of the vision my eyes beheld through fear. I welcome my brothers as I welcome anyone into my home. They are my guest. They are me. Holy Spirit shines the way for us all.

I have limited myself, barring the door to not let anyone else within. I lacked trust and faith because the hurt fear has darkened my doorstep with time and again.

“If you would but let the Holy Spirit tell you of the Love of God for you, and the need your creations have to be with you forever, you would experience the attraction of the eternal.”

I need only bend my ear to the soft Voice calling me to seek the atonement and nothing more. I only need abandon fear. The world will no longer be a mere toy as it will become nothing to me. In that communication will flow freely and only the truth will remain. Nothing more. Nothing less. Truth shines around the world until it disappears and then Heaven is experienced. This for an instant and later longer. That is my goal. Living in truth is the only way.

Thoughts on Week 25, Ch. 14, VII. Sharing Perception with the Holy Spirit


What do I want? What do I want? I can only have one or the other. Light or darkness. Knowledge or ignorance. Why must I stay in the darkness when Light is handed to me freely without strings attached? Here in the world I have sought for truth, yet never found. Jesus suggests that the way to search for truth is to search out those things that stand in the way of truth. Mmm…

What stands in front of truth for me? My thoughts that I hide. Those falsities that I believe. I hide from Love because I fear it. That fear is keeping me from what would set me free.

“Bring what is undesirable to the desirable”

Today Holy Spirit I bring all those miniscule thoughts that I keep hidden. I think they are safely hidden until they arise like the Frankenstein monster clutching for me. I place Love’s face on that monster and say it is Love that is out to get me, to murder me in my path. That is the insanity of the ego. How could Love attack me? God knows only Love. He knows me only as Love. He does not see the “monster” I have created of Him. He placed the Holy Spirit in my mind, a gentle voice to lead me gently.

I need not be afraid for He is here. Joining with Him is the only way I can see differently. I can rise above the conflict in my mind and witness to Love’s Presence.

The Holy Spirit asks of you but this; bring to Him every secret you have locked away from Him. Open every door to Him, and bid Him enter the darkness and lighten it away. At your request He enters gladly. He brings the light to darkness if you make the darkness open to Him. But what you hide He cannot look upon. He sees for you, and unless you look with Him He cannot see. The vision of Christ is not for Him alone, but for Him with you. Bring, therefore, all your dark and secret thoughts to Him, and look upon them with Him. He holds the light, and you the darkness. They cannot coexist when both of You together look on them. His judgment must prevail, and He will give it to you as you join your perception to His.

 

Guilt-Free Life


From Rev. Deb’s weekly Unity Radio show

EntitledToMiracles-350x200Who doesn’t want a guilt-free life? Yet, we are caught up in our judgments, and most of the time it’s self-judgment. In this week’s show, Rev. Deb shares a “Judgment Release Process” that works with the feelings of guilt on the surface. We can make our way through the cloud of guilt by following the light of God. When we stay focused on what is true, our judgment and guilt falls away, and peace is restored.

As it says in A Course in Miracles, “In shining peace within you is the perfect purity in which you were created. Fear not to look upon the lovely truth in you. Look through the cloud of guilt that dims your vision, and look past darkness to the holy place where you will see the light.”

Friday, February 19, 2016

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Thoughts on Lesson 43


Thoughts on Lesson 43

WBNewsletterAs we practice this lesson we see we are not separate from anyone or anything. It is when we believe that we are separate that we feel out of sorts and alone. We are not apart from God, very simply, you are One with Him. Be sure you continue to tell yourself this today.

The world around us is not our Source. We may see it with the body’s eyes, but it is not our Source. What we see with the eyes hides our Source. Breathe deeply as you close your eyes as you connect in Love with Your Source and allow the vision of forgiveness and blessing be the gift to all.

The ego will try to tell you to keep your distance. It will sneak in ever so subtly that you may not even realize. You watch the news, read a magazine, stand in line at a store, read an email from a friend, or listen to another person as you converse, all the ego needs is you dropping your guard. As soon as an unwelcome thought of judgment arises, “God is my Source. I cannot see you/this apart from Him.”

In this you will succeed beyond measure. You are loved.

Blessings,
Rev. Deb

There is one life, and that I share with God


Dear Friends,

We enter into a holy time, having never left, but only thinking that we did.  Jesus established in the World of Time, an altar, having transcended all suffering and joining with God, to bring us the means and the way to transcend all suffering and join with God.  United in one life.

This Holy Time, Christmas, is a celebration of life.  Let our hearts be filled with gratitude today, and every day, for the love of Christ, who dwells within and with all of us.

I write these words, as an extension of love to my friends of the world, after having completed lesson 167 of the workbook for students contained within A Course In Miracles.

Lesson 167 states: There is one life, and that I share with God.

There are not different kinds of life, for life is like the truth. It does not have degrees. It is the one condition in which all that God created share. Like all His Thoughts, it has no opposite. There is no death because what God created shares His life. There is no death because an opposite to God does not exist. There is no death because the Father and the Son are One.

This message is being sent to you from Lisa Hartman-Atkins.  I am a ministerial student of Reverend Deborah Phelps at Miracles One.

At the end of my training, I will be “called” Reverend Lisa Hartman-Atkins.  As I listened to lesson 167 this morning, I was also inspired to contemplate the word “Reverend”.  This led me to join this idea of life everlasting, with the idea of being a Reverend and holding reverence for all life.

I formed a personal mission and vision for myself.  My mission and vision as I continue my training at Miracle One is to hold, learn, and teach peace, love, and reverence for all life.

What is your mission and vision for your life?  Do you feel called to serve God?  Do you feel inspired to learn that a state of peace, in which all suffering is lifted, can be achieved by studying with the Prince of Peace, Jesus?

I invite you to join our ministry and join with Jesus in bringing Peace, Love and Light into our world.

Miracles One begins a new term of Ministerial Training beginning in January 2016 and it is not too late to apply.

Go to www.MiraclesOne.org for more information.

Love, Lisa

December 9, 2015

My Holiness Abides in Me



This light can not be lost. Why wait to find it in the future, or believe it has been lost already, or was never there?  It can so easily be looked upon that arguments which prove it is not there become ridiculous. Who can deny the presence of what he beholds in him? It is not difficult to look within, for there all vision starts. There is no sight, be it of dreams or from a truer Source, that is not but the shadow of the seen through inward vision. There perception starts, and there it ends. It has no source but this. W-188

In our “The Light Within” class, we have used Lesson 188 – The peace of God is shining in me now, as our overall theme. Recently I shared the following:

When I focus on the external I cannot fathom I have the light within me. I am distracted by the world, by the people, and by the emotions. All these tell me the opposite of the truth, be it negativity or arrogance. Either way I listen to the arguments of what is false. I take them on and believe them to be true. Yet, how could they be? A part of me knows they are not. That part of me is the part to trust.

Too long I have listened to the illusions swirling around me. As in my recent experience, I listened and believed to what was not true, even for the short amount of time that I did. I cannot stop others’ projections upon me, but I do not have to take them on as the truth about me either. I can learn from what is true, heal and go on my way.

My holiness abides in me and that is the only light to see. God does not condemn me and no more shall I. I cannot condemn others for their projections nor believe they should be or act differently. I have the responsibility of my mind to heal and in healing my mind we are all healed together.

God goes with me wherever I go.
Today’s idea will eventually overcome completely the sense of loneliness and abandonment all the separated ones experience. Depression is an inevitable consequence of separation. So are anxiety, worry, a deep sense of helplessness, misery, suffering and intense fear of loss. W-41

It is no accident these recent lessons and the lessons that I shared this week and last for my Sunday Message on our holiness, all lead to the light and holiness within. I feel such gratitude that I brought these reminders to myself.

As I take the first paragraph in this lesson and use it with my recent experience, I know I was feeling lonely and abandoned. I did feel separate and as a victim. All that he describes in this paragraph I felt deeply. Yet in my willingness I was presented with gifts. The gifts of good friends to process my feelings, the gift of my planned presentations, and the gift of my willingness itself.

By that speck of willingness I realized that I was not alone and I am not the ogre that someone has believed. I chose to focus my attention on one voice instead of the joined voices that remind me of the love that I am. Why is it that we focus on one negative voice vs. hundreds of voices of love? It’s because we still believe that negativity about ourselves and that one ego voice is our confirmation.

As I came out of my fear stupor, I felt stronger and stronger. I also received better physical rest. I can tend to not sleep as much especially with my duty for my grandson in the early morning hours a couple of times a week. I have made a commitment to myself to be sure I am taking care of myself by getting sufficient rest. I know when I am on this average of 4 1/2 hours of sleep I can take things more personally.

Regardless, sleep or no sleep, I accept that deep within me is perfection even when I am not perfect in my body or personality. When I allow the light that I am radiate within and without, I become stronger in my resolve and all is healed. I can only send love to everyone, critics and supporters alike. There is only love and that is what I share with everyone right now, here in this moment, emanating from my heart.

In the Heart of Love,
Rev. Deb Phelps

 

I Rest in God

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Posted April 16, 2013

In the wake of the explosions in Boston, let us hold the thoughts of Love, Light and Truth for everyone who has been touched. And we all have. May we remember Peace.

“I rest in God.” This thought will bring to you the rest and quiet, peace and stillness, and the safety and the happiness you seek.  “I rest in God.” This thought has power to wake the sleeping truth in you, whose vision sees beyond appearances to that same truth in everyone and everything there is. Here is the end of suffering for all the world, and everyone who ever came and yet will come to linger for a while. Here is the thought in which the Son of God is born again, to recognize himself.

In Peace, Ministers and Members of MiraclesOne

Lesson 188 – The peace of God is shining in me now.

Lesson 188

The peace of God is shining in me now.

 

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Lesson 42 – God is my Strength. Vision is His gift.

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God is my strength. Vision is His gift.

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Lesson 349 – Today I let Christ’s vision look upon All things for me and judge them not, but give Each one a miracle of love instead.

 Lesson 349
Today I let Christ’s vision look upon
All things for me and judge them not, but give
Each one a miracle of love instead.

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Lesson 302 – Where darkness was I look upon the light.

Lesson 302

Where darkness was I look upon the light.

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Lesson 291 – This is a day of stillness and of peace.

Lesson 291
This is a day of stillness and of peace.

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