A Course in Miracles Experiment (by Pam Grout) Day 79

My flawed perceptions are the “problem”.

Life isn’t naturally filled with problems to solve.  We create the problems by our faulty perceptions.

Here’s an example:  The other day, my husband was perusing his gardening media sites.  They’ve been filled lately with people wanting to grow vegetables and fruits, but who don’t yet have the knowledge to be successful.

One person wrote that she had a huge compost heap in the yard, but the previous owners had covered it with ashes from the woodstove, and now it was “ruined”.

The “problem” here was not ashes on the compost, but an immediate need to make that a problem.  If she’d simply accepted that maybe the people who built up that great pile of compost knew a bit more, or had different information, and done some research, she’d immediately find that it was not a “ruined” resource.  The fact is that ashes “sweeten” soil, (change the pH), and are frequently added to gardens and compost heaps for that reason.

Nature uses fire to recycle dead wood and old plants into ash, which serves as a fertilizer for the next generation of plant life.  It all has purpose. Everything has a purpose, and that purpose is NOT necessarily to be a “problem”.

What “problem” are you finding in your own life?

When confronted with a pile of ashes, how do you perceive that?  As a rich resource and a blessing?  Or as a problem that’s practically unsolvable?

Look around yourself today.  Where are those things that you see as problems, and how can you find the blessings hidden in each one?  It’s literally “all in your attitude”.

When confronted with the unfamiliar, do you throw up your hands and declare disaster?  Or does your attitude reflect a willingness to use the resources you’re given to fertilize your garden of miracles? 

And most importantly, which kind of person do you choose to be?

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With Grace and Gratitude, 

LeslieAnne

A Course in Miracles Experiment (by Pam Grout) Day 78

Let a miracle replace your grievance today.

Remember that however you perceive someone else, that’s not the reality of who they are.  However you perceive some action, that doesn’t begin to encompass the total event.

However you react to something that occurs, that IS your reaction, and as such IS under your control.  Your reaction, then, is YOUR responsibility.

If you wish to change your world to a place where miracles happen, you have to allow the possibility that they CAN happen.  That’s the first step.

Clear out all the clutter in your head.

Get the dustbin and dump the junk, then bag it up and take it to the curb.

And if you catch yourself going back to those old ways of thinking, give yourself a good shake.

Once you begin to train your brain to believe that miracles are possible, don’t stop.  Look for miracles everywhere.  They’re out there, if you look.

Yesterday on NPR they had a story about a British war veteran (Captain Tom Moore) who’s 99 years old.  He decided that he was going to raise money for the UK’s National Health System.  And that he would walk 100 miles before his 100th birthday, doing laps in his garden with his walker, to raise that money.

This is a guy who has done his time already.  He served in India and in Burma during World War II.  But he was grateful for all the work that health-care providers did to cure his cancer and heal his broken hip, and he felt he could give back.

With some help from social media, he hoped to raise 1,250 pounds.  He committed to walking 10 laps every day, and so far, he’s on track to get his 100 miles finished before he turns 100.  So far, he’s raised 9 million pounds, crashing the fundraising web server multiple times.  Now that’s a miracle!

What miracles could pour forth if everyone started thinking about ways to express gratitude?

What could possibly happen if each of us found a way to give?

The world CAN change.  We are the ones to change it for the better.

Start today.  Forget your grievances, and get busy on your true mission in life:  Making Miracles!

Face it.  If a 99 year old man using a walker to get around can make a  9 million pound miracle happen, so can you.  

Let’s get busy!

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With Grace and Gratitude, 

LeslieAnne

A Course in Miracles Experiment (by Pam Grout) Day 77

You are entitled to miracles.

You were born as a miracle.

You are here on the planet to make miracles happen around you.

In “The Greatest Miracle in the World” (by Og Mandino) we’re asked “Why have you valued yourself in pennies, when you are worth a king’s ransom?”

You are truly unique, from your fingerprints to your eye color and everything in between.

You are made from a unique combination of your parents’ genes, and you are intended to not just be a miracle, but to do miracles.

Jesus told his disciples “If you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you can move mountains.”

 I’m a gardener, and I know how small a mustard seed is. One would fit on the dot of this letter “i”.  That ain’t much!

When we’re babies, we have to believe that our needs and wants will be taken care of, but as we grow up, we lose that trust.

We’re told not to trust, taught not to trust, treated in ways that wear away that natural trust.

So we have to work at building that faith, that belief, that trust that the Divine will care for our needs back up into that tiny mustard seed. 

It’s not an easy thing, unfortunately.  But it IS necessary for peace of mind, and if we want the world around us to change.  First we have to change ourselves.  First we have to change our thoughts, and our expectations.

First, we have to allow ourselves to believe in miracles.

Twice today, more if you can, remind yourself that you embody a miracle.  And if you ARE a miracle, you can make other miracles happen.  Embrace your innate power, and prepare to fly!

And have a blessed day!


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With Grace and Gratitude, 

LeslieAnne