I trust that all is bright and shiny in your world, if not, if there seems to be a cloud looming over you or on the horizon, may my words comfort and inspire you.
I am writing to you today, sat in a local restaurant with a view of the harbour and sea beyond. This is a working lunch, as our Wi-Fi at home has been disabled temporarily.
So, I have filled myself with a delicious wood fired pizza covered in roasted vegetables and hazelnuts … simply divine!
Today, for me, is day 2 of studying ACIM (A Course In Miracles). The book is proving to be richly filled with phrase after phrase of metaphors, inspiration and guidance – I am loving the text!
I woke up early, lit a candle, and meditated before finishing chapter one of the book, before turning the page to lesson 2.
“Your mind can be possessed by illusions, but spirit is eternally free.”
- A Course In Miracles
Today’s lesson is an extension of yesterday’s Lesson 1, to practice with awareness that each object we see, in and of itself does not contain any meaning whatsoever.
Our task is to come into ‘right relationship’ with all that we see, experience and consider to be ‘ours’ in any way.
This body does not mean anything.
This computer does not mean anything.
This table does not mean anything.
These fingers do not mean anything.
… and so on …
For me, for us, if we so choose, is the journey of awakening our awareness to include this idea that anything we see only contains the meaning we place upon it.
To KNOW unrefutably that we may observe everything around us as if seeing and engaging with it as if for the first time ever.
A time before labels, identity, names and expectation.
I am loving this lesson, it feels true to me, like a re-remembering of understanding that everything we see is simply a vibration of energy.
Our own minds constructs may tell us differently, but for me, this concept feels in alignment.
Through this practice I can make friends afresh with the whole world around me, as if observing and interacting with it for the first time, before all identity, ownership and labels.
How liberating and encouraging …
We may choose again and see things in this new light!
“Spirit is in a state of grace forever. Your reality is only spirit. Therefore, you are in a state of grace forever.”
- A Course In Miracles
How are you getting on with the lessons? Do they resonate with you?
I would love to know.
With Infinite love, as we navigate this path of rediscovering truth, and clearing what holds us back.