In Quiet I Receive God’s Word Today

Let this day be a day of stillness and of quiet listening. Your Father wills you hear His Word today. He calls to you from deep within your mind where He abides. Hear Him today. No peace is possible until His Word is heard around the world; until your mind, in quiet listening, accepts the message that the world must hear to usher in the quiet time of peace.

The instructions for today are pretty simple: be still and listen in quiet. In this complicated world, in your complicated thinking, you very quickly overlook the obvious. As you look around you, you may notice how everything in this world is about fast pace, constant distractions and lots of noise. Your cellphone is never far away, constantly updated, ringing every moment for a new call or a new message. You are not even surprised anymore when you see two people dining and they are both on their phones. Distraction is the norm. Anything but being right here and right now, completely present and listening.

There is something amazing that happens when you go inward, when you start to honestly look at your thoughts, your feelings, your beliefs. No distractions, just you in your own mind. It is your most fearful place, the one you try to avoid at all costs, even unto death. Looking directly at the problem, your belief that you are separated from God and from everything around you, you will experience that it has already been solved. But until you look directly at it, you will try to solve bits and pieces that you believe are the problem, but never going to the root of it. The problem is you. The answer is in you. And you can experience it now.

In stillness we will hear God’s Voice today without intrusion of our petty thoughts, without our personal desires, and without all judgment of His holy Word. We will not judge ourselves today, for what we are can not be judged. We stand apart from all the judgments which the world has laid upon the Son of God. It knows him not. Today we will not listen to the world, but wait in silence for the Word of God.

You still your mind and listen in quiet. And you hear God’s Voice. It’s an amazing experience, so simple and easily received. This is only the beginning. Giving and receiving are the same. You have to give away what you have received, or you will forget again.

Hear, holy Son of God, your Father speak. His Voice would give to you His holy Word, to spread across the world the tidings of salvation and the holy time of peace. We gather at the throne of God today, the quiet place within the mind where He abides forever, in the holiness that He created and will never leave.

How do you spread the Word of salvation? By being it. By extending it every moment through the action that comes from the Thought of God. It is easy when you come from the place of stillness. It is effortless when you let go of your ideas of what you think spreading the Word is, but simply listen and learn and do.

Today He speaks to you. His Voice awaits your silence, for His Word can not be heard until your mind is quiet for a while, and meaningless desires have been stilled. Await His Word in quiet. There is peace within you to be called upon today, to help make ready your most holy mind to hear the Voice for its Creator speak.

Try it today. Be still and listen in quiet. It is completely worth your while. Thousands of years are shortened as you listen, and somewhere someone joins with you in the stillness and remembers: there is a God. You may not be aware of the gift you give when you listen, but you can trust that when you receive the Word of God it is received for all.


Let Me Be Still And Listen To The Truth

If you will lay aside the ego’s voice, however loudly it may seem to call; if you will not accept its petty gifts that give you nothing that you really want; if you will listen with an open mind, that has not told you what salvation is; then you will hear the mighty Voice of truth, quiet in power, strong in stillness, and completely certain in Its messages.

Today’s lesson shows you very clearly that there is a Voice speaking to you, and it is the Voice of truth. It also shows you that this Voice is still and yet strong. How can a Voice be still and yet speak to you at the same time? It is because this Voice has nothing to do with what you believe a voice to be. It is not loud and screaming, it doesn’t yell for attention. It is certain and still.

Helen Schucman, the scribe of A Course In Miracles, heard this Voice speak to her. It said, “This is A Course In Miracles. Please take notes.” She describes the Voice as not speaking to her in words, and yet she heard it very clearly. “I call it a voice, but “a voice” has sounds…or sounds as though it has something to do with hearing. And I didn’t hear anything. I think it’s the sort of hearing that you can’t really describe. It doesn’t have anything to do with ears, or waves hitting a drum or anything on that order. Maybe I’m using the wrong word when I say “hear.” I sort of recognized it, it was very rapid”

When you hear the Voice for God, it is not something you can explain nor particularly describe. Yet you can hear it. It is speaking to you. But you can only hear it when you calm down, when you are still, when you let go of all your preconceived ideas and notions. The Voice for God comes to a still and open mind.

Listen, and hear your Father speak to you through His appointed Voice, which silences the thunder of the meaningless, and shows the way to peace to those who cannot see. Be still today and listen to the truth. Be not deceived by voices of the dead, which tell you they have found the source of life and offer it to you for your belief. Attend them not, but listen to the truth.

So maybe it takes a little practice. This is what the workbook lessons are for. A lesson for every day, moments in each day to stop everything that keeps your mind preoccupied, and to remember God. Those few minutes, these instants, really offer you something way beyond time. A minute is multiplied to shorten thousands of years of searching in vain. What you have been looking for was never outside of you. What you wanted to find was already in you.

Today the promise of God’s Word is kept. Hear and be silent. He would speak to you. He comes with miracles a thousand times as happy and as wonderful as those you ever dreamed or wished for in your dreams. His miracles are true. They will not fade when dreaming ends. They end the dream instead; and last forever, for they come from God to His dear Son, whose other name is you. Prepare yourself for miracles today. Today allow your Father’s ancient pledge to you and all your brothers to be kept.

It is a beautiful lesson. Clear in its simplicity. Listen. Hear. God is speaking to you. He is speaking to you now as He has always done, waiting for you to listen. Today is the day.