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Lesson 275 God’s Healing Voice Protects All Things Today.

  1. Let us today attend the Voice for God, Which speaks an ancient lesson, no more true today than any other day.  Yet has this day been chosen as the time when we will seek and hear and learn and understand.  Join me in hearing.  For the Voice for God tells us of things we cannot understand alone, nor learn apart.  It is in this that all things are protected.  And in this, the healing of the Voice for God is found.
  2. Your healing Voice protects all things today, and so I leave all things to You.  I need be anxious over nothing.  For Your Voice will tell me what to do, and where to go; to whom to speak and what to say to him, what thoughts to think, what words to give the world.  The safety that I bring is given me.  Father, Your Voice protects all things through me.[1]
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Let us listen carefully to our lesson today.  Holy Spirit teaches us a primal lesson that will save us from the grief and despair the ego has planned for us.  Today we will seek and hear; learn and understand those things which bewilder us and send our minds into turmoil.  Join with me today because this lesson is not for myself alone, but only with you can I understand what the Voice for God is saying to me.  Only with you, will any of this have personal application in my life; only with me, will this message have any personal application in your life.  This is how Holy Spirit protects and heals as we apply our lessons together and not apart.   

Lately, we have suffered bitter disappointments in our special relationships.  Our loved ones have left us out, hurt our feelings, broken our hearts, cruelly disappointed, and misled us.  We, who are in our process of return to God, believe we have been betrayed.  The hurt feels real, the heartache crushes us, the meanness gnaws at our reserves.    

God’s healing Voice, Holy Spirit, protects all things today.  Our special relationships need to be entirely given over to Holy Spirit.  We need to break with them even as we break from the ego.  This feels like loss only as long as we lack understanding.  Special relationships are draining relationships.  They are not real, there is nothing holy, precious, or everlasting about them.  They are based upon the ego and the ego-world.  They offer false love.  No safety can be found in them.  They are not wholesome but only partial.  They will always leave us bewildered.  They cost us far more than they can ever give us, which is nothing.  When we hold on to a special relationship, we are hindering healing and wholeness.  We are saying, “I will content myself with this, because I am too faithless to believe that it will ever be different.”  When we serve as a personal 9-1-1 to these special ones, we prevent the lessons that were meant for them to have any true effect, while we drain ourselves of time, money, and effort cluelessly falling for the cleverly designed ploy of the ego that would make our process seem demanding, hard, and sacrificial.  When we allow them to hide their own darkness behind the darkness we bring to light, to dwell upon and harshly judge our mistakes while stupidly pretending they have none, we are doing them and ourselves a terrible disservice.   

Let it be no sacrifice or heartache to give our special relationships to Holy Spirit.  We are not required to play nice with them.  We are not required to play with them at all!  For we are not dealing with a real relationship, we are dealing with an ego construct.  And just like we relinquish our own egos, so must we abandon the ego constructs we have made with others. 

When we know who and what we are, we know what must be done.  In giving our special relationships to Holy Spirit, we can say with humility and love: “This is what our egos made of this relationship.  Please make something beautiful, holy, loving, fun, and true from this.  I want no part of this until You transform it, my Teacher and my Guide.  Do what You will.  I am through.”   

Holy Spirit, whom Jesus calls the Voice for God, dwells within each of us.  Our Holy Spirit, our true and everlasting Self, tells us what to do and where to go.   Our Holy Spirit will guide us to whom we should speak and deter us from those whom we are not to speak!   Our Holy Spirit tells us what to say and what not to say.  Our Holy Selves know which thoughts are of God, and which thoughts are of the ego.  When we listen to our indwelling Voice for God, we know where to focus our minds, and what words we want to give the world.  These messages are ones of security, to keep us safe and protect us from the wiles of the ego.  When we share these messages, we share safety; sharing safety, is the only way we get to keep safety.  We are safe when we give all our hurtful relationships to Holy Spirit.  When we place added focus on our walk with Him, trusting Him with our loved ones, stepping out of His way, and learning our lessons in love and peace and joy, we will not experience the heartache and pain the ego would have us experience. 

Selfishly or fearfully hide what God has given us, and we lose it.  Share it, and we get to keep it as it multiplies and fills our bins to overflowing.  Let this message of safety fill your mind and mine.  Our special relationships will only bless us as they become holy. When we cling to them, we continue to be at their mercy – our days full of needless drama and despair.   So we leave them to Holy Spirit.  We are not anxious over them.  They are in the best of hands, even as we are in the best of hands. There we are safe, secure in God’s love.

[1] A Course in Miracles/Workbook for Students/God’s healing voice…Foundation for Inner Peace, Second Edition, p. 434