“I highly recommend that you establish a relationship with the Comforter as though it were a relationship with a good friend—indeed, the best of friends—until you reach a point in which virtually every decision is given to that Mind: Well, old buddy, should I turn left or right?” (“The Way of Transformation,” The Way of Mastery, Chapter 21, Page 256.)
Jesus here refers to the Holy Spirit in quite familiar terms–as a “buddy.” This colloquial expression lightens our experience of the sacred, making us unafraid of a “Voice” that might speak to us.
It is unlikely that the Voice will be audible, unlikely because we might become afraid. When we look deep within, we know that we have found the dwelling place of the Holy Spirit. And His words to us come back to us as our own mind speaking.
The Holy Spirit does not frighten us. If we turn aside from the good advice we “hear,” the Voice will lessen. And if we “hear” anything that would harm another, we need to turn aside, lest our own fears make for a situation that is not good.
It is our voice that speaks to us, but if we are staying close to God, we are partaking of His Spirit, and our way will smooth out, assuring us that His offer of help is a free offer. He wants us to know that He loves us, and one of the ways that He shows that is to offer guidance.
We can and will “hear” the Holy Spirit speaking when we open up our hearts to God’s Love. We are here experiencing the “happy dreams the Holy Spirit brings” (from A Course in Miracles).
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This was very beautifully written! I pray thousands read this specific blog to see that the Holy Spirit IS our friend, buddy, and our guide while on this earth.
I lost my husband recently, and haven’t been in a mindset to write. I’m hoping to get back in the swing.
May G-d bless you richly for speaking truth.
I am sorry for your loss so recently. I think you will find that trying to write again will be very healing. Love, Celia
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I did not write anything that I read on your blog. We just have similar ideas, some of our own, some of our reading. Love, Celia