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“God has abundantly supplied this world with fine doctors, psychologists, and practitioners of various kinds. Do not hesitate to take your health problems to such persons. Most of them give freely of themselves, that their fellows may enjoy sound minds and bodies.”
Alcoholics Anonymous 4th Edition
The Family Afterward, pg. 133
Whatever satisfies the soul is truth. 
Walt Whitman
Being still inexperienced and having just made conscious contact with God, it is not probable that we are going to be inspired at all times.
Some say that experience is the best teacher, but I believe that experience is the only teacher. I have been able to learn of God’s love for me only by the experience of my dependence on that love. At first I could not be sure of His direction in my life, but now I see that if I am to be bold enough to ask for His guidance, I must act as if He has provided it. I frequently ask God to help me remember that He has a path for me.
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
There is no weariness. Mind and Spirit do not become tired nor weary, and I am Mind and Spirit. The flesh cannot become weary, since it has no mind of its own. I am free from all illusions of weariness. My whole being responds to the thought of Life. I am alive with the Great Vitality of the Spirit. I am alive with spirit.
It’s called the language of the heart.
“Be deluded no longer to believe that there is a fulfillment outside the wonder that is you. YOU are the fulfillment. YOU are the goal you have longed to achieve. YOURS is the love you have prayed to receive.. YOU are the way, the truth and the life.”
Alan Cohen “The Peace You Seek”

“There is no salvation for the soul but to fall in love.”
— Rumi
ACIM Workbook Lesson 186 Insights
“Salvation of the world depends on me.”
A sentence that stands out to me is, “Yet are the humble free to hear the Voice Which tells them what they are and what to do… You are not weak as is the image of yourself. You are not ignorant and helpless.”
If I feel I am ignorant and helpless or weak, I am playing dumb. It is really arrogance to try to change what I really am. My true Self will guide me out of belief in weakness and limitation if I am willing to receive the help. That is my job today — to be willing to receive the help.
As I open to the help of the Holy Spirit, I am led to receive God’s gifts which are peace, love and joy. If I am anxious or sad or disgruntled, I am refusing to receive God’s gifts. I would now let my mind quiet of all the ego’s chatter and open up my mind to the Holy Spirit. I would rest in the peace that is there. I would receive the Holy Spirit’s thoughts, which encourage me to lay ego thoughts down. The Light of God is all I am in truth. The Light of God is what everyone is in truth.
Am I willing to see the truth today? I will be able to tell by how much peace and happiness I feel. Forgiveness is my function here. Through forgiveness I am the salvation of the world.
I cannot know freedom until every thought of unforgiveness has been cleared from my mind. Unforgiveness turns me into a jailer and the jailer is always bound to the prisoner. Without the jailer the prisoner is free. And without the prisoner, the jailer is free. As I let go of condemnation, of refusal to accept God’s gifts to me, I am released. I am free to be my Self as I was created.
Salvation could be defined as release from bondage. The world’s release from bondage depends upon my releasing it. It is only my mistaken belief in made up images of isolation and independence from my Source that holds the world in isolation and and makes it a substitute for the eternal and all encompassing Love of God. Salvation is not about blame. It is about the recognition of where the source of bondage is and hence is the source of release. The limited images of the world are only in my mind and it can only be released in my mind.
The experiences I have had in which I completely forgave a perceived wrong brought me profound peace. I breathed a deep sigh of relief. I felt lighter, happier. Love grew stronger in my heart. All this came from a change in my mind. Nothing external changed except my perception of it. This is why salvation of the world depends on me.
The ego would like to characterize this as a burden. But this statement brings me the recognition of the power of my mind to be healed and to heal. It is a declaration of independence from the ego and a recognition that my complete freedom lies in my total dependence on my unity with my Creator. The Holy Spirit celebrates with us each time we take another step toward freedom through forgiveness.
I think that the most important lines in this lesson are the last ones. “Salvation of the world depends on you who can forgive.” I think that if I remember what forgiveness really means (as opposed to the world’s definition), and choose forgiveness at each opportunity, I wouldn’t need anything else, not even the Course. The thing is, my resistance to forgiveness is strong. It is too late for me to pretend I don’t know what forgiveness is and what is called for, so I complicate the simple and tell myself I can’t figure out what’s going on.
I did this when I read the first line of this lesson. My first thought was “Oh, poor world if it is depending on me to save it.” I thought about all the little things I can’t seem to do, all the mistakes I seem to make. Obviously Jesus expects that reaction because he goes on to encourage us and to answer those fears and objections. Still, as I read I kept thinking how impossible it all seems. How do I do this or that? What about all these other things? When I got to the last lines it was like a cool summer shower washing away the cobwebs of confusion. So simple.
I already know how to do this! I am just committing to giving this action priority in my life. I am accepting that it is, indeed, possible for me to forgive in every instance. Not only possible, but the reason I am here. My purpose. Not only that, it is a purpose I am assured of completing because it is a purpose God has blessed.
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Take life as it comes and death as it comes. Death is really beautiful; if it were a bad thing, God would not let it happen to us. It is really freedom, an entry into another, higher life. We must utilize this life in order to realize the life beyond this one. Beyond this earth garden is the infinite land wherein we meet those whom we have thought lost. Although we must not seek death, when it comes we should know that it is the final examination for a great reward.
— Paramahansa yogananda

About Ernest Holmes part 11
The majority of the following material on the life of Ernest Holmes was gathered from a booklet entitled, Path of Discovery written by Rev. Scott Awbrey ( and published by United Church of Religious Science and used with permission
Ernest Holmes now was ready not to launch a psychological movement or philosophy but to create a unified spiritual movement bringing together the physical, the emotional, the mental and the spiritual into The Truth of Oneness.
He was only 5′ 3″ but had such a dynamic presence that he walked tall. He presented his religious philosophy with a certainty of one who knows, a philosopher first, minister only when forced upon him. He was a non-conforming, but reverent man. He had a reverence for God, for Life and Love. He was an unorthodox and an unpredictable man, with a sense of humor and gift of detachment. Ernest Holmes was very sentimental, especially regarding children and believed that children should grow up “with faith, not fear.”
Ernest Holmes began formulating his own ideas in regard to spiritual Truth, and answers to his questions of many years earlier were now surfacing. When asked for a description of God during one of his classes he replied that he looked upon God as “Infinite Presence, rather than a being with a face and the form of a man, sitting on a throne in Heaven. God is Intelligence or Mind everywhere present throughout the universe and beyond the universe. It has infinite personalness.”
Though Ernest Holmes enjoyed the lecture circuit, home for him was still Southern California and in 1925 he returned to Los Angeles, where he took up permanent residence. He began speaking at the Ambassador Hotel, which seated more than 600, and within months people were being turned away. A year later he moved to the Ebell Theater, which seated 1300. There, too, the theater became full within a year.
In 1922, Ernest Holmes began writing a summary of his philosophy in a book called, The Science of Mind. It was to become the “textbook” of Religious Science. He republished it in 1926 at the age of 39. Revised in 1938, the book is currently in its forty-fifth printing, has been translated into and published in German, French, and Japanese, and is the foundation of the Religious Science philosophy. Although many people have found spiritual answers through his teachings, Ernest frequently reminded them that he, himself, had not discovered any of the laws that govern the universe. He insisted that none of his ideas were new, but were simply a combination of the methods and systems of great philosophers and religious thinkers.
“I never had a revelation, final or otherwise, and the knowledge I’ve acquired was here on earth when I arrived and will still be available after I’ve shuffled off,” Ernest said “Whenever you find truth, it belongs to everybody .You can’t patent or copyright it. Truth isn’t a product of our thinking. It exists. You must have faith and confidence in your own interpretation of God, man and the universe.”


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