This past Sunday I attended the morning study group for A Course in Miracles at Unity of Houston. We read a section of the text called “The Treasure of God.” I trust most of you reading this won’t have a problem with the word “God” or will be able to move past it. What I’d like to focus on is the word “treasure” and how it struck a joyful chord with the people in our group that day. In paragraph 4 of that section, the Course uses a quick recap of the prodigal son story to illustrate that each of us is a treasure:

Listen to the story of the prodigal son, and learn what God’s treasure is and yours: This son of a loving father left his home and thought he had squandered everything for nothing of any value, although he had not understood its worthlessness at the time. He was ashamed to return to his father, because he thought he had hurt him. Yet when he came home the father welcomed him with joy, because the son himself was his father’s treasure. He wanted nothing else. T-8:VI.4

What would life be like if we truly saw ourselves as a treasure? Would we allow others to treat us poorly or agree to things we know are not good for us? Would we say some of the cruel things we say to ourselves? I don’t think so. When we forget that we have value just by being alive we often have experiences that reflect this. If this sounds familiar, let me remind you that you are a treasure!

Later that day while waiting for my friend to join me for lunch, I was pondering this powerful word “treasure” and some of the beautiful insights shared by the people in our group. Suddenly I noticed myself swaying to the happy, upbeat song playing in the restaurant. My jaw dropped as a wave of recognition washed over me. The song I was bopping with was “Treasure” by Bruno Mars! You skeptics out there may call that a coincidence, but I choose to see it as confirmation that we are indeed a treasure.

Are you having trouble seeing yourself as a treasure? It would be my great joy to help you embrace your value and live a happy, healthy, prosperous life. I offer four, eight, or twelve-week Life Coaching packages based on the strong principles found in A Course in Miracles and other New Thought teachings to assist you. I also offer private Family Constellations sessions to reveal and heal any disempowering beliefs or traumas you might be carrying for your parents or other ancestors. Sessions can be done in person or by telephone and 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, I invite you to watch the video of Bruno Mars singing “Treasure” and imagine that God or the Universe is singing this song directly to you! 

Yet you cannot make yourself unworthy because you are the treasure of God, and what He values is valuable.

A Course in Miracles – T-8:VI.5.13

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