Category: meditation

Lesson 140: The Cure: Waking Up from the Dream

Sleeps or Wakens

  From last year’s writing – only salvation can be said to cure. As usual, what was pertinent a year ago still seems pertinent now. It feels like these A Course in Miracles lessons are getting harder.  It makes sense that they would, but although I consider myself fairly schooled in the curriculum, I still […]

Lesson 140: The Cure: Waking Up from the Dream

Sleeps or Wakens

It feels like these A Course in Miracles lessons are getting harder.  It makes sense that they would, but although I consider myself fairly schooled in the curriculum, I still notice how it stretches me.  Some of it is simply getting past the decidedly Christian terminology which can, at times, incite a sort of wonk […]

ACIM Lesson 8: My Mind is Preoccupied and It isn’t Pretty

There is Just the Present

It’s get my shit together Friday.  Seriously.  It is good that I am practiced in this forgiveness stuff and unattachment to what I think things ought to look like because I am failing miserably in my endeavors to be the best version of myself.  As usual, it revolves around money and my resistance.  I am […]

Tuesday Night ACIM Group: You Are God’s Meaning

You are God's Meaning

“How can you who are God’s meaning perceive yourself as absent from it?” You are God’s meaning.  Do you get how precious you are?  Do you understand how deeply loved?  As we began yet another Tuesday night of A Course in Miracles, the two lonely students seemed apologetic for dragging me out into the cold […]

Only What You Have Not Given Can Be Lacking

“Only what you have not given can be lacking in any situation.” It’s one of my favorite lines from A Course in Miracles; a reminder of personal responsibility; a stripping away of the impulse to blame.  If you think an element is needed and it’s not there, it falls to you to insert it since you are […]

Finding My Rhythm: In Search of Ritual

Somewhere between routine and ritual lies rhythm: something that will provide stability and good habit without stagnation.  Because consistency is not my strongest suit and because I like change, and have been self-employed for so many years that I don’t know how to follow other people’s schedules, I have never honed a routine that has […]