A Course in Miracles Experiment (by Pam Grout) Day 30

“Love is in everything I see, because Love is in my mind.”

Have you ever had one of those moments when you feel tuned in to the whole universe?

My husband and son and I, several years ago, went hiking on a friend’s wooded hill.  My son, apparently being a boy, found a tree branch on the ground and proceeded to beat trees, the ground, various rocks, and anything else that didn’t run away.

I kept asking him to stop.  He kept beating things.  He found a standing dead tree and whacked it a few times.  A small grey animal scampered out of that dead tree, and flattened itself on the trunk, watching us closely.

We all froze.

Tyler, my son, whispered “Mom, what’s a Sugar Glider doing out in these woods?  They’re Australian, right?”

 “Son, that is our Gliders’ distant cousin, a Flying Squirrel.” 

We stood there together, looking at each other for several minutes.

The Squirrel was probably trying to figure out what the heck we were, and why we’d woken him from his daily rest.

We were all just plain amazed to see a wild flying squirrel in the daytime.

My husband, who has hiked around in the dark following his raccoon hounds for years, had never seen a flying squirrel in the wild.  

That moment is indelibly inscribed on my soul.

That we all got to experience that together was the icing on the cake.

We still count that as one of our best family adventures ever.

Maybe for you it’s seeing a lovely sunset, or hearing your kids laugh, or sitting quietly on the couch with your cat.

We can keep that feeling of being completely tuned in to the music of the Universe.  Every day.  Every hour.  Every minute.

Pam says that when we stop holding things apart from ourselves and allow everything and everyone to be connected to us, we can get that feeling all the time.

Try it today.

Try it 4 times today.  Just quiet your mind, and re-experience that feeling.

And have a perfect day!

Photo by Allyartist, courtesy of Pixabay

With Grace and Gratitude


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