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A Guide to Love, God, Prayer, Meditation, & Peace Within You—Right Now

How to Wake from an Emotional Nightmare

Margaret: “I am 51 and have been a seeker for as long as I can remember. My mother gave me “A Course in Miracles” and I did the lessons every day for a year, but it is hard to fathom the world as an illusion. I’ve recently lost my job, and my boyfriend just broke up with me after 8 years. I feel alone and scared and I don’t understand what is happening. Is there divine order? Or am I attracting all of this? How do I stop hurting? My self esteem is gone. I just want truth. I want God to hold me. I want to feel peace. Am I praying wrong? How do I get out of this emotional nightmare?”

The Voice for Love: “My dearest one, thank you for reaching out in this way. And yet know that where you are really reaching is within, for that is where I reside – within you. I am there, hearing you, feeling you, knowing you, guiding you, loving you. It is only your awareness of Me that is missing.

“Let all other thoughts and concerns – for your job situation, for your circumstances – for this moment, let all of these things go. Set them aside, as you would set something on a shelf. Just for now, in this moment, be with Me. Go within, in quiet and stillness, and join with Me there. It is only your lack of belief that keeps you from knowing Me and hearing Me. I am here, always here, within you.

“Be very still now. Breathe deeply. As worries and fears arise, simply notice them and set them aside. Lovingly acknowledge them as you would people passing you on the street. Set your intention to join with Me. Pretend you are meeting Me at a café. Let all the other thoughts and concerns go as passersby and join Me. There is no need to violently push away these thoughts and concerns, nor ignore or bury or resist them. Simply focus on Me, as easily as if we had an appointment to meet and you are sitting down with Me to share some time together.

“Again, breathe deeply. Know that I am within you. Let all other thoughts go. Sink deeply into your heart center. I am there. The merest drop of peace that you sense – that is your glimpse of Me. That calmness and stillness welling up – that is My presence. You are joining with Me now. You are placing your awareness where I am. You are choosing your awareness of Me. You are sinking into the sweetness of our relationship. You are opening up to Me.

“This is all that is missing, dear one. You have done nothing wrong. You have not prayed wrongly nor lived wrongly nor are you suffering the consequences of doing wrong things. Your life is seeking to change, to grow, to expand. You are on your path. You seek greater awareness of your relationship with Me, a deepening and strengthening of your knowing of Me, and this is where your life is taking you. When painful circumstances arise, when troubling events occur, turn only to Me. Go within and meet Me there. Ask Me for peace, guidance and help, and then quietly listen for My Voice.

“I await only your invitation, but you must do your part. You must create the stillness and open space within to hear Me. I will not shout at you if you choose to listen to your fears. I will only wait patiently and lovingly for you to turn in My direction. I am your friend and guide. Seek Me and choose Me and listen for My Voice. Just as you must become very quiet and still to hear the wind moving gently through the trees, so must you become quiet and still to hear Me. What occurs to you to do while in this place of peace IS your guidance, My dear one. But you must enter this place of peace to hear it.

“My Voice is gentle, calm and kind, and you are learning to feel and recognize its sound. This Voice does not fear, but trusts. This Voice does not despair, but comforts. This Voice does not panic, but waits in certainty and peace. This is the Voice of your own heart. Go within and meet Me there. I am there already, waiting for you.”