Last night we had our weekly A Course In Miracles Meeting (Thursday’s 7-8:30)
I wanted to share what we shared this evening
Tonight we discussed: “The Happy Dream” from Chapter 18
The main concept of this part was a reminder that while we are still experiencing this dream of reality we have the ability to make it a HAPPY dream. We can choose this instead of experiencing nightmares and “bad” dreams of our lives. Otherwise known as unhappiness, difficulty and conflict in our daily experience.
We have the ability to heal our experience of reality. This we do with the guidance of the Holy Spirit (Higher Self or Inner Teacher – whatever you resonate to call it). This is when we feel guided and never alone.
Much of our stress comes from the opposite: when we feel like we need to figure things out ourselves and struggle alone!! The reason why this feels so uncomfortable is that it IS NOT true! We are NEVER alone and we never have to figure things out all by ourselves.
Is it not so wonderful to remember that we are never alone and we all have a peaceful teacher within each of our minds to guide us through everything that happens in our life? This guide/teacher speaks for WHoliness (which is ultimately Unity, Happiness and Peace)
We need only remember how to turn to this teacher.
Through the guidance of our Inner Teacher we start to heal our experiences and life becomes happier. In this context this is called “The Happy Dream”
It is when we start to live the Happy Dreams that we share love and light with others. We share our experiences of happiness and healing and therefore feel it together with others around us. When we are living the Happy Dream it is easy to awaken to the Knowledge of Heaven.
All that is needed to work with our Inner Teacher/Holy Spirit is FAITH and WILLINGNESS. We are reminded to not to try and figure out how to navigate our dreams of fear ourselves but to turn within to the guide that knows how to enlighten our minds and forgive (correctly perceive). “Put yourself not in charge of this (releasing fear), for you cannot distinguish between advance and retreat. Some of your greatest advances you have judged as failures, and some of your deepest retreats you have evaluated as success”
We are also reminded to “never overlook your guilt BEFORE you ask the Holy Spirit’s help. That is HIS function”. Meaning you do not need to feel like you have to have things figured out and your mind cleared before you come to your Inner Teacher for help… it is for clarity and healing that you turn to your Holy Spirit. Your Holy Spirit’s function is to help you heal the insecurities, darkness and most fearful thoughts in your mind.
As the Course reminds us when you are having a moment of discomfort or fear-mind “stop instantly and offer the Holy Spirit your willingness, IN SPITE of fear, to let Him exchange this instant for the holy one you would rather have. He will never fail in this.”
You can always offer an INSTANT to be willing to see differently. Being willing to listen to the Holy Spirit is not a complicated process, it is literally taking an instant to be willing to be shown and your mind healed.
This will in fact save you time and suffering.
May we all be willing to take the instant to be willing to have our minds healed about our fear thoughts and dreams of hardships. Let us accept the Happy Dream
Love to you all