I. The Invitation to the Holy Spirit, P 3
3 This is the invitation to the Holy Spirit. I have said already that I can reach up and bring the Holy Spirit down to you, but I can bring Him to you only at your own invitation. The Holy Spirit is in your right mind, as He was in mine. The Bible says, “May the mind be in you that was also in Christ Jesus,” and uses this as a blessing. It is the blessing of miracle-mindedness. It asks that you may think as I thought, joining with me in Christ thinking.
The Holy Spirit is in my mind. This is very literal. He is never absent to me in any circumstance. I can always have His guidance and if I think I do not, it is because I don’t like what He has to say and am pretending to myself I don’t hear it. In some way, Jesus is responsible for our awareness of the Holy Spirit. His life and his acceptance of the truth is what makes it possible for us to hear the Holy Spirit, too.
While the Holy Spirit is always there in our right mind, and speaks to us all through the day, we do not always listen. Listening is our choice, just as not listening is our choice. The Holy Spirit’s guidance and comfort cannot be forced on us. Jesus was the first of us to hear the Voice and to accept it and because he did so, it is available to us. Jesus says that the Biblical passage, “May the mind be in you that was also in Christ Jesus,” is a blessing of miracle mindedness. I think of it as a prayer, and maybe that is the same thing.
I want to let go of the ego thinking mind and become open to guidance outside the wrong mind. I want to be a follower of Christ until I remember I am part of -Christ. I want to be miracle-ready so that I can perform whatever miracles I am guided to. I want to wake up from this illusion of separation and the Holy Spirit is my ticket Home. So this is my prayer, said with great sincerity and with all the willingness I have, “May the mind that was in you, Jesus, also be in my awareness, and may I always choose to hear it.”