I have been studying A Course in Miracles since 2007 and all I can say is “it works!” Things that once might have upset me greatly don’t seem to bother me as much today. For example, something happened on New Year’s Eve Day that, in the past, might have ruined my day. I was pulling out of my garage as I have done hundreds of times since moving to Houston when suddenly I heard a very loud scraping noise. I looked in the direction of the noise to see a piece of metal siding trying to accompany me down the driveway. Apparently, I started turning the steering wheel too soon and the back fender of my car got up close and personal with the side of the garage. Oops!
I backed up to release the metal siding and then got out of my car to inspect the damage. It was pretty bad. My fender was quite scraped up, but all I could do was laugh. How silly of me to hit the garage. I wasn’t even in a hurry. Since I haven’t mastered time travel yet, that left me with two options. I could get upset, berate myself for being so careless, and then get the car repaired, or I could skip the first two steps and just get the car repaired. Seems like a simple choice, doesn’t it? Simple yes, but not always easy.
This was a minor upset, but the Course says anything that tries to take away my peace, large or small, is worth applying its unique forgiveness process. I’m happy to report this process has helped me navigate some of life’s toughest situations like the heartache of ending a long-term relationship and the death of my mother.
A Course in Miracles has also made me very aware of the subtle miracles of life. One of those happened later that same day. I set my iPhone to shuffle songs from my dance music playlist as I drove to the Burning Bowl Ceremony at Unity of Houston. Dance music always elevates my spirits and I wanted to be in a good space when I wrote down what I wanted to release and not carry into 2019. Of the 50 songs in that playlist, the one that was playing as I pulled into the parking lot was the remix of “Xanadu” from the 80s movie of the same name. During the service, Julia Laskowski and Michael Gott sang Olivia Newton-John’s song “Magic” from the same movie! When things like that happen I think of it as Spirit’s way of winking at me and telling me I’m on the right track.
Would you like to experience more miracles and feel more peace in 2019? Maybe A Course in Miracles is calling you. It’s not for everyone, but it might be for you. Join me every Monday evening at 7:30 in Grace Hall at Unity of Houston for a fun and thought-provoking conversation about the Course. For a more personal introduction to the Course, you can sign up for a series of Life Coaching sessions to help you get through those challenging times in life. All of my sessions are based on the principles found in A Course in Miracles and other New Thought Teachings. Family Constellations is another miraculous process that can help you let go of things you might not have known you were carrying for your ancestors. Thanks to technology, all of these sessions can be done by telephone or computer from anywhere in the world. Please look around my website or send me an email for more information and to schedule a session.
Until next time, may you find peace and maybe even a little laughter during those bumps and scrapes of life.
Into eternity, where all is one, there crept a tiny, mad idea, at which the Son of God remembered not to laugh. In his forgetting did the thought become a serious idea, and possible of both accomplishment and real effects. Together, we can laugh them both away, and understand that time cannot intrude upon eternity.