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A friend called, asking me to help her not go into “panic mode” over a situation in her life. As I listened to her bring up all her old fear-based thoughts, I found myself saying out loud, “This is a test. It is only a test of the Emergency Broadcasting System.” We both laughed.

 A Course in Miracles tells us that we can only choose between listening to two voices and only one of them is real. There is the voice for God that resides within each of us and speaks only of love and peace, or there is the ego’s voice which only broadcasts emergencies: you’re going to be late; there isn’t enough; something will go wrong; you’ll never get it right . . . It delights when we are afraid.

 Perhaps, the next time I go down that fearful road myself, I will remember that I have a choice which voice I listen to. I will remind myself that, This is a test. It is only a test . . .

 Let your spirit soar!

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