It’s an interesting time to be alive on planet earth. We are all having to adapt to new ways of living, working, and being very quickly. One of my peers pointed out this week that adaptability is our new superpower. I think he’s absolutely right. Those who are able to adapt quickly will feel and do much better during these unprecedented times. This is an opportunity to see where we are clinging to the old ways and where we are willing to let go and try something new.
Speaking of trying something new, our Miracle Monday study group of A Course in Miracles started meeting virtually this week. I expected there to be a few forgiveness opportunities as I learn to navigate Zoom with a large group. I made a few mistakes, but overall, I was quite pleased with how it flowed. Best of all, no Houston traffic to deal with! I enjoyed the meeting so much that I am offering a second one on Fridays at 5 o’clock Central Time. This is a brand new group that will start from the beginning of the Text so now is a perfect time to join. You can read more about that here.
I have been wanting to offer an online experience of A Course in Miracles for over two years but simply have not set aside time to create it. I guess it’s true that necessity is the mother of invention. Our current “shelter at home” directive has forced me to take action. Now there are two online opportunities! When the Unity of Houston campus reopens, our Monday group will return to meeting in person, but if there is continued interest in the second group, I intend to keep it going. Perhaps it will need to move to another time when people return to their regular schedules, but I will let that be revealed. For now, I am grateful for the motivation to do this.
I know many of you have been severely impacted by the shutdowns and closures caused by the coronavirus pandemic. You may have lost your job, your business, or have been separated from a loved one. If so, please know that I am holding you in my heart with compassion and empathy. There have been many times in my life when things seemed hopeless and I did not know how I would make it through. Yet here I am. Somehow a way through was revealed and I made it to the other side. I am holding that vision and possibility for you right now. And if you can find something to be grateful for in the middle of this chaos, hold on to it. It will be the tiny opening where the light of hope can shine in. That light will help you find your way through.
After losing her job two weeks ago, a dear friend of mine has been busy creating a business plan, a website, and business cards to launch a new business when the pandemic is over. I’d say she has found the blessing in disguise of losing her job. I will be looking for as many of these stories and blessings as I can during and after this experience. Will you join me? Can you find at least one thing to be grateful for during this situation? It may be too soon to ask that question for some of you, and that’s ok. However, when you have the strength and ability to look for that crack of light in the darkness, and I know that day will come, it will be there waiting for you.
If I can assist you in finding some light, please reach out. I am currently offering 45-minute Life Coaching sessions by telephone on a Love Offering basis for those who have limited resources because of the pandemic. You can also join one or both of our online A Course in Miracles study groups for some uplifting conversations and connections. These are also being offered on a donation basis. Visit the Miracles page on my website for more information on how to join and donate.
Until next time, may the light of hope illumine your path…
If you give no power to the fog to obscure the light, it has none.
A Course in Miracles – T-12.II.2:2