Category: Planning

Lesson 358: What You Ask for You Receive: Practicing Gratitude

lesson 358, ACIM. No call to God can be unheard nor left Unanswered. And of this I can be sure; His answer is the one I really want.

Ask and you shall receive.  On this Christmas Eve it seems fitting that this is today’s lesson and although this post was written last January, it is nonetheless relevant.  Today’s ACIM lesson, #358, says, “No call to God can be unheard nor left unanswered. And of this I can be sure; His answer is the one […]

Lesson 358: What You Ask for You Receive: Practicing Gratitude

lesson 358, ACIM. No call to God can be unheard nor left Unanswered. And of this I can be sure; His answer is the one I really want.

“Ask and you shall receive;”  we are taught that, but how often do we refrain from asking because we are afraid?  No call to God can be unheard, but you have to call!  As the observer within me becomes more practiced and I notice what my small self (ego) is up to, I am frequently […]

The Heart of an Over-Achiever: Some Thoughts on Self-Imposed Hell & Praise for Lower Standards

Self-Imposed Hell

It’s Sunday and in my heart of hearts, I want to skip church (let the kids teach themselves!), forget the open house I have scheduled for this afternoon and stay in bed all day.  I’m not sick, though I am tired.  I just want a down day. Here’s the weird thing, of course: it’s all […]

Taking a Break from My Future Self: The Bullying Ends Today

I am taking a break from my future self.  After all, she is a fictional character – a fantasy I created to help pull me towards who I want to be. And there is nothing wrong with that, with wanting to be better, thinner, more in shape (Ms. Buff), richer, a better housekeeper, etc. etc.  […]

My Top Five Tricks for Defeating Parkinson’s Law or Who Stole My Production?

perfectionism

perfectionism   I’m pondering the habit of making things more complicated than they really need to be.  It’s a bad habit, and one that I truly need to cure myself of.  I’m noticing it because there are times when I find myself entrenched in some task that logically should take say less than an hour […]