Thursday, January 1, 2015

A course in miracles 2015

Today is day 1 of A Course in Miracles. The lesson for today says:

1. The first thing to remember about miracles is that there is no order of difficulty
among them. One is not harder or bigger than another. They are all the same.

The workbook instructions invite us to look around us and drop any and all meaning we've attached to the things that populate our lives. I heartily endorse this exercise. I think it's very natural and even helpful to look upon the things that populate our earthly existence and come to the realization that everything we see is transient - impermanent - and therefore of no value at all.

No even our bodies.

All transient. Nothing here to hold onto. So lighten the load! Allow room in your life to focus on the love. Not the love you can get from another impermanent person, Not the love you think you deserve or desperately need. But love via connection with Source.

This week's Kaypacha video really struck me. Not the first six minutes or so when he's walking on the beach. But when he does finally appear onscreen at about 7:36 minutes in, it's like BAM! He's lit up. So present. So open. I thought it was the best appearance he's made so far on camera. The message is pretty good too, although I've been trying to slide under the radar of all the hubbub over talks of war and strife, just flying low and letting outcomes take their time to come to fruition. No stresses over new directions.

To be honest, the only thing I've been battling is fear. Fear is an old friend from the past. It has entrenched itself in my life as my first reaction, my steadfast response to almost any situation. In varying degrees, fear has driven me to perform at a lower level than I really need to be, all my life. The trick is for me to realize that unless I'm being chased by a polar bear, fear itself does me no good. It is just as transient and as meaningless as the things around me. Holding that in my heart and mind this year, I hope to dig myself out of this trench.

The opposite of living in fear is standing in love. Loving oneself. During yoga class today I practiced loving every hidden part of me, for I've - like most people - always been afraid that there's dark unworthy unlovable parts of myself hidden deep inside. Well, that needs to end. The fear needs to go.

So the new mantra is:

Every dark part of me is unconditionally loved.

Try it. Try loving ALL your parts, not just your personality. Not just the parts you can see. Love the dark parts you can't easily reach. Increase your light and let it shine on through. Light always dispels dark.



More food for thought for January here: