Choosing the Path to Healing-ACIM Support

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Living Life in Love

“You see what you expect, and you expect what you invite. Your perception is the result of your invitation, coming to you as you sent for it. Whose manifestations would you see? Of whose presence would you be convinced? For you will believe in what you manifest, and as you look out so will you see in. Two ways of looking at the world are in your mind, and your perception will reflect the guidance you have chosen.

“When you want only love you will see nothing else.”

“The power of decision is your one remaining freedom as a prisoner of this world. You can decide to see it right. What you made of it is not its reality, for its reality is only what you gave it. You cannot really give anything but love to anyone or anything, nor can you really receive anything but love from them. If you think you have received anything else, it is because you have looked within and thought you saw the power to give something else within yourself. It was only this decision that determined what you found, for it was the decision for what you sought.” (T-12.VII.5;8:1;9)

It seems hard to believe that the world we see is there by our invitation. We invite it by identifying with the ego. When we accept the ego thought system as our own, all of its wild imaginings seem to be ours. The core destructive aspect of the ego thought system is its wish for death, its wish to be separate from the Source of Life. All the seeming pleasant aspects of the world’s appearance are just camouflage for the underlying ego wish for separation and death. But this underlying wish still shows up in all the appearances of destruction in the world.

The means to release ourselves from the prison of the ego thought system is forgiveness. If we choose the Holy Spirit as our Guide in all our decisions, all our perceptions, we loosen the chains of the belief in fear. The Holy Spirit will always lead us to healing. The ego will always lead us to the appearance of death. We can choose the path to healing and release by choosing the Holy Spirit as our Guide.

© 2017, Pathways of Light. http://www.pathwaysoflight.

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Accepting Holy Spirit’s Purity (ACIM Study Support)

this-course-is-simple“The Course is Simple”

It feels so reassuring to read this.  It especially goes along with my Theme for 2017 – Simplify Everything.  

This message is from Pathways of Light- ACIM

I hope you find it helpful.

I love you!   ❤ ~ Rev. Cathy

 

“The reason why this course is simple, is that truth is simple. Complexity is of the ego, and is nothing more than the ego’s attempt to obscure the obvious. …The holy instant is a time in which you receive and give perfect communication. This means, however, that it is a time in which your mind is open, both to receive and give. It is the recognition that all minds are in communication. It therefore seeks to change nothing, but merely to accept everything.”

“Every thought you would keep hidden shuts communication off, because you would have it so.”

“The necessary condition for the holy instant does not require that you have no thoughts that are not pure. But it does require that you have none that you would keep. Innocence is not of your making. It is given you the instant you would have it. Atonement would not be if there were no need for it. You will not be able to accept perfect communication as long as you would hide it from yourself. For what you would hide is hidden. In your practice, then, try only to be vigilant against deception, and seek not to protect the thoughts you would keep to yourself. Let the Holy Spirit’s purity shine them away, and bring all your awareness to the readiness for purity He offers you. Thus will He make you ready to acknowledge that you are host to God, and hostage to no one and to nothing.” (T-15.IV.6:1-2,5-8;8:1;9:1-10)

The Holy Spirit is always there in our minds to help us undo our belief in separation. Belief in separation is the barrier that denies we are one with our Father.

As we are willing to forgive, or let go of the false belief in separation from our Father, we see that every brother is one with us in truth. We see that all differences are inherently false. We see that we are perfect Love and nothing else.

We are gently being freed from all thoughts of littleness and differences as we let the Holy Spirit shine away these false thoughts minute by minute, day by day. In truth every brother is host to God as we are. In truth we are one Light and we have one Life, the Life we live in God. All this comes with opening to Holy Spirit’s healing Light.

This is our practice for today.

© 2017, Pathways of Light. http://www.pathwaysoflight.org. You may freely share copies of this with your friends, provided this notice is included.

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Seeing the Reality of Harmlessness-ACIM Message

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Projection makes Perception – ACIM Message

“Projection makes perception. The world you see is what you gave it, nothing more than that. But though it is no more than that, it is not less. Therefore, to you it is important. It is the witness to your state of mind, the outside picture of an inward condition. As a man thinketh, so does he perceive. Therefore, seek not to change the world, but choose to change your mind about the world. Perception is a result and not a cause. And that is why order of difficulty in miracles is meaningless. Everything looked upon with vision is healed and holy. Nothing perceived without it means anything. And where there is no meaning, there is chaos.

“Damnation is your judgment on yourself, and this you will project upon the world. See it as damned, and all you see is what you did to hurt the Son of God. If you behold disaster and catastrophe, you tried to crucify him. If you see holiness and hope, you joined the Will of God to set him free. There is no choice that lies between these two decisions. And you will see the witness to the choice you made, and learn from this to recognize which one you chose. The world you see but shows you how much joy you have allowed yourself to see in you, and to accept as yours. And, if this is its meaning, then the power to give it joy must lie within you.” (T-21.In.1-2)

The Course says repeatedly that the body and the world we see are illusions. Illusions have no power of their own. Illusions are not real, so what illusions seem to do have no real effect.

Because this is true, forgiveness is justified. If there is no real effect, then there is really nothing to forgive. As we can learn to accept this, we free ourselves from the ego thought system of separation, fear and guilt. We are able to see the reality of harmlessness, innocence and the eternal, changeless Love we are in God.

Because we are so identified with the body as our identity, we need help to recognize that it is an illusion along with the world. By the grace of God, we have the Help we need to recognize illusions for what they are. With the Holy Spirit’s help, we can learn to see past the images of the world to see the face of Christ in everyone, everywhere. We can learn to look beyond appearances and let ourselves be shown that only Love is real. This is our practice for today.

© 2016, Pathways of Light. http://www.pathwaysoflight.org. You may freely share copies of this with your friends, provided this notice is included.

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It’s such a joy for me to share a message of Unconditional Love with my brothers and sisters around the world!

As a professional coach since 2001 and a Certified Discover Your Sacred Gifts Guide I have worked with people from various walks of life to align with their True Self and innate abilities and achieve their goals for more meaningful work, better relationships, and career success. I especially enjoy working with people who find themselves at a crossroads and looking for a new direction.

I facilitate Accessing Inner Wisdom Counseling and ACIM Pathways of Light Courses to help you awaken spiritually.

My emphasis is always in meeting you where you are to help you find the way that works best for you in hearing your own Inner Wisdom; to find the answers that are right for you.

I am committed to creating a safe, open and comfortable space for you to explore and share.  If you are feeling drawn to work with me I’d love to connect!    Simply send an email to revcathysilva@gmail.com to schedule a time that will work our schedules.

Love, Cathy

 

Opening Our Mind to God’s Love

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“Grace is acceptance of the Love of God within a world of seeming hate and fear. By grace alone the hate and fear are gone, for grace presents a state so opposite to everything the world contains, that those whose minds are lighted by the gift of grace can not believe the world of fear is real.

“Grace is not learned. The final step must go beyond all learning. Grace is not the goal this course aspires to attain. Yet we prepare for grace in that an open mind can hear the Call to waken. It is not shut tight against God’s Voice. It has become aware that there are things it does not know, and thus is ready to accept a state completely different from experience with which it is familiarly at home.” (W-pI.169.2-3)

The Course tells us that God/Love does not condemn. Whenever we judge anything we are closing our mind against Love’s presence. Love cannot enter a closed mind.

Each time we forgive, let go of judgment, we open our minds to accept God’s Love. The seemingly smallest forgiving thought opens the door a little wider to let in the Light of God’s Love. The moment by moment practice of letting Holy Spirit reinterpret our perceptions to show us the Love that is eternally present beyond the judgmental thought leads us to the ultimate goal of complete forgiveness.

In full forgiveness, the real world is recognized where fear and hate cannot abide. Only Love is there. All else is recognized as illusion and passed by. Here we are released. Here we welcome all our brothers to share in this release. Here our hearts overflow with joy as we remember we are Love and nothing else.

© 2016, Pathways of Light. http://www.pathwaysoflight.org. You may freely share copies of this with your friends, provided this notice is included.

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Our Identity is in God

This message from Pathways of Light is a powerful one for me as I begin my week. I’ve noticed that my focus has fallen on ways to improve, change and heal my body. My stress level and self judgement came to a head today and it wasn’t pretty.

So today I decide again to remember my true Identity is NOT my body, it is In God. I am Love and nothing else. And I am innocent and perfect as I am.

I hope it’s a good reminder for you as well dear friend.

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Our Identity is in God
Today we will again give thanks for our Identity in God. Our home is safe, protection guaranteed in all we do, power and strength available to us in all our undertakings.
“Today we will not doubt His Love for us, nor question His protection and His care. No meaningless anxieties can come between our faith and our awareness of His Presence. We are one with Him today in recognition and remembrance. We feel Him in our hearts. Our minds contain His Thoughts; our eyes behold His loveliness in all we look upon. Today we see only the loving and the lovable.
“Peace be to you today. Secure your peace by practicing awareness you are one with your Creator, as He is with you.” (W-pI.124.1:1-2;4:1-6;8:1-2)
If our Identity is in God, we must share all His attributes. We must be as loving as He is. We must be changeless and sinless. We must be full of joy and in peace that cannot be disturbed. We must have all of God’s strength and all His Love, for What God is, we are. There can be nothing to fear. Loss and lack are impossible because our Identity is in God.
Because God is all that is, our Identity is all that is. Every brother is part of our Identity. Nothing exists outside of God. To see a brother truly is to see him with all the attributes of God, and nothing else.
We would hold these thoughts in our mind today that everything we see would remind us of our Identity in God. ~ Pathways of Light ACIM

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Call to Inspired Action –

Do what brings you joy today.  Let go of everything that doesn’t bring happiness and the affirmation of Love.     Remember you are wholly loved and innocent as you are!

In Love,

Rev. Cathy

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