Hello, I want to share a little wisdom that I have gained recently about life. I mean, I could share the wisdom that I’ve gained in the past two or three months about life, but I would start to cry, and then everything would get messy. And then I wouldn’t send it to you.
Instead, I’ll share some wisdom from the book The Course in Miracles Experiment- A Starter kit For Rewiring Your Mind (and Therefore the World) by Pam Grout. She’s a great author, and I really like the way she puts things. I’m going to read you a little bit from the original A Course in Miracles written by Dr. Helen Schucman and The Course in Miracles Experiment- A Starter kit For Rewiring Your Mind (and Therefore the World) by Pam Grout. Lesson 181: Emancipation Proclamation.”There’s great freedom in not compulsively interpreting other people and situations.” Eckhart Tolle said that. When this was written, they didn’t go into gender. We just know that they represent both men and women.
“I trust my brothers, who are one with me. Lesson 181 asks for a simple commitment- to move from the courtroom of my mind that imposes judgment on pretty much everyone and everything to the open field of bizarre acceptance. This is done by giving up compulsive thinking, at least for a little during each day. I do this by asking for the aid and assistance of the holy spirit, asking to look beyond perceived errors, admitting that if I see it out there, it originated in my mind.”
Creating Your Perception
Now, does that make sense? When I perceive something in my world, I’m creating it. It originated in my head. “No longer do I confuse reality with the racing thoughts in my head. I look beyond the screen of misconstrued concepts that blame others as the source of my pain.” Shall I read that again?
“I look beyond the screen of misconstrued concepts that blame others for the source of my pain. If anger comes up, I simply notice and ask for deliverance. It is not this I wish to look upon. Never mind that it undoubtedly will come up again, that I’ll inevitably lose my way again.”
On that statement, I would have to say, “Change your bracelet because you’re changing the way you’re thinking, and one day it’s going to stick. If not today, why not today? Let it stick.” “Let it be present now. Not backward, not forward, but now.”
A Course in Miracles
Let me show you the difference between that and A Course in Miracles written by Dr. Helen Schucman, of which I have dates in the front before I started each year, and then I finished it, I think, in 2019, then started re-reading it now. I read The Course in Miracles Experiment- A Starter kit For Rewiring Your Mind (and Therefore the World) by Pam Grout every morning. Then I read A Course in Miracles by Dr. Helen Schucman.
Joeaux does it backward. So I recommend both. Here is a quote from Lesson 181 from A Course in Miracles. “I trust my brothers, who are one with me. Trusting your brothers and sisters is essential to establishing and holding up your faith and your ability to transcend doubt and lack for sure conviction in yourself. When you attack a brother, you claim to proclaim that he is limited by what you have perceived in him.
“You do not look beyond his errors. Rather, they are magnified, becoming blocks to your own awareness of the self that lies beyond your own mistakes, your own creativity, and past his seeming sins, as well as yours. Perception has a focus. It is this that gives consistency to what you see. And nor do we ask for fantasies, for what we seek to look upon is there or not. As our focus goes beyond mistakes, we will behold a whole world.”
Seeing Within Yourself
What that’s saying is when you see a problem within your brother, sister, friend, family member, or anyone, that’s a mirror reflection of what you have created within yourself. One of the reasons it upsets you so much is because it does hit home with you. Those things that do hit home with you seem to ruffle your feathers even more and get your ego involved. Then you rear up against them.
Well, it’s time to evolve and time to understand. It’s time to learn how we humans are created- with an ego, with a feeling of judgment that we get the opportunity to learn how to respond. We get to learn that every time we feel that judgment coming up within us to judge a situation or a person or a place, it’s some reflection of something, someplace of lack, that we see within ourselves.
Think of that this week as you’re going through your world. I am pretty conscious of most judgment in most situations with other people, but it happened subconsciously in my world the other day. I was joking around with Joeaux, Randy, and Karl while we were recording, and I said, “Well, we know who to blame for that.” That was just a joke. But even in the jokes, there’s that element. Your cells don’t know that that’s a joke.
Your cellular memory doesn’t know that that’s a joke. It just hears the words and then responds or reacts to them. Then the ego gets involved, and that goes into an imprint into your body. So be aware of even your jokes. I know so many people that make fun of themselves, myself included. That also goes into your cellular programming. Be mindful of that.
When you look upon a situation or a person, and you start judging, stop. Take a deep breath, go inside and say, “How does this reflect something within me that I still get to learn?” Okay, that’s your lesson for today? I love you so much. We’re all learning here. Namaste, y’all.
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