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 Lose confidence in human ways and you win confidence
in higher actions. Do this by seeing contradictions in others that
they never see in themselves. For example, a weak and indecisive
man can always tell you exactly what you should do. A woman talks
too much because she does not know what to say. An abnormal mind
thinks a normal mind is strange. Man is like a nervous photographer
who blames his blurred pictures on a moving mountain. It is better
to be intelligent.”
 Expose Human Sharks 100 Ways, # 64
Vernon Howard’s SECRETS OF LIFE 
“Picture it like this: You are flying in an airplane carrying excessive cargo. 
It wobbles, stalls, dips dangerously toward earth.
You looked into the problem. You see that the danger is not in the
natural power of the plane, but in the unwise overloading. So you
drop a few crates. The airplane rises, becomes a bit steadier. You
drop more crates. The craft responds by rising higher and flying
smoother. Finally, you rid it of all unwise cargo. Now, you have a
swift and safe flight. [Mental Picture 9]
That is what we can do for our own natural happiness. We can lighten
ourselves. _We must become aware of our totally unnecessary loads of
negativity_. As we do, we toss them overboard. No man _knowingly_
burdens himself. Then, we soar freely and securely.”
   Psycho-Pictography, p. 44
Twenty Four Hours A Day SEPT 25,2016
Thought for the Day 
Let us consider the term “spiritual experience” as given in Appendix II of the Big Book, Alcoholics Anonymous. “A spiritual experience is something that brings about a personality change. By surrendering our lives to God as we understand Him, we are changed. The nature of this change is evident in recovered alcoholics. This personality change is not necessarily in the nature of a sudden and spectacular upheaval. We do not need to acquire an immediate and overwhelming God consciousness, followed at once by a vast change in feeling and outlook. In most cases, the change is gradual.” Do I see a gradual and continuing change in myself? 
Meditation for the Day 
“Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest.” For rest from the care of life, you can turn to God each day in prayer and communion. Real relaxation and serenity come from a deep sense of the fundamental goodness of the universe. God’s everlasting arms are underneath all and will support you. Commune with God, not so much for petitions to be granted as for the rest that comes from relying on His will and His purposes for your life. Be sure of God’s strength available to you, be conscious of His support, and wait quietly until that true rest from God fills your being. 
Prayer for the Day 
I pray that I may be conscious of God’s support today.
 I pray that I may rest safe and sure therein.

Through our knowledge of the kingdom within, 
we are able to Claim Power and dominion .
The Science of Mind page 250
But it was a silly idea that we
were too good to need God.
BB To Wives, p.116 

You walk in looking like you’re about to say,
 “Enough of this!” 
But it’ll take more than friends in harsh
 talking to make my love leave. 
This is the undauntable bird, 
who’s never been caged, or felt fear.
 Rumi (from “Birdsong” translated by Coleman Barks)

ACIM Workbook Lesson 266 Insights
“My holy Self abides in you, God’s Son.”
We are told that God has filled the world with our saviors. It may not seem like the person who is in our face telling us we did something wrong is our savior. But that is only because we are not using the sight God has given us to see the savior in him. This sight is the key to seeing the saviors that surround us every day. This sight comes with taking the time to allow ourselves to be in peace.
Peace comes to a quiet mind. When our minds are filled with judgment, peace is shut out. It is time to step back from those judgments and remember that it is not our job to judge. It is our job to turn over every perception to the Holy Spirit. He will judge truly, showing us what is real and what is unreal.
Our holy brothers, our saviors, reflect what we see in ourselves. If we look within and see cause for guilt, we will see guilt in our brothers. Seeing that in our brothers can be a message to us that we need to forgive. Our brother then can be a teacher of forgiveness, our savior. We need only recognize his message. In one way or another the message is, “Forgive and you will know you are forgiven.” How blessed we are to be surrounded by messengers of God, bringing us the one message that will free us from the hell of belief in separation.
To receive the blessing, my job is to open my mind to the vision of the Holy Spirit, God’s gift of sight. I need to question everything I think I know and remember I do not know what anything means on my own. With the Holy Spirit as my Guide, I am surrounded by saviors, mighty Friends whose holy message is, “You are part of me. We are one Self, the holy Son of God Himself. We share our Father’s Name. His Love is ours, united in Him. Blessed are we.” Today I would open my heart to this message that I may be free to extend the Love that I am.
Today’s lesson reflects the total thought reversal that the Course sets forth. Today’s lesson reflects the non-dualism that Jesus is guiding us toward. In today’s lesson, we are reminded that we are one Self and not divided up into separate units.
The differences that the body’s eyes see are not true and practicing this lesson helps us remember this. In reality, our brother is our one Self. Remembering this helps us remember that we are included in this one Self. That is why our brothers are our saviors. As we remember this truth for him, we are remembering this truth for ourselves. In this way we let go of our belief in separation. In this way we lay down the ego’s lies. In this way we return to the truth. In this way we return to our true Identity as Love and nothing else.
As we say to each brother we think of or encounter, “My holy Self abides in you, God’s Son,” we are helping our brother and ourselves return Home. We all go Home together, because we are one Self. Today my practice is to remember this.
Fine lesson. It reminds me that if I communicate with the Holy Self in another, the answer is ever certain, being one. What can answer in another vein but an idea of separation in my dreaming mind. I can dream of grandiosity and lofty pleasures, and I can dream of limitation and unworthiness, equally unreal.
Your Holy Self would also abide in me. A son may try to see his future in a father of this world of form, but his Holy Self and mine are one in truth, and awakening can be in the remembering. We all share in Holy Truth, and Love becomes stronger in our lives, being all that is.
Live every second in the consciousness that you are immortal;
thoughts and habits change, only your soul will live forever.
Paramahansa Yogananda 

“To all of us the thought of heaven is dear —
Why not be sure of it and make it here?
No doubt there is a heaven yonder too, 
But ’tis so far away — and you are near.” 
― Omar Khayyám, Edward Fitzgerald’s 
The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
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