When you feel lousy or have problems, addictions, fear or guilt show up in your life, do you think,
“I’m not there yet. Things are a mess. I should be better off than this. So and So is having profound shifts and I’m not! What’s wrong with me? Shouldn’t I be doing better by now? I try so hard but my problems are still here and I’m still feeling crappy!”
You convince yourself that you’d be better off in a state which is somehow different from the one you are in.
Listen and listen well, your PROBLEMS are not the PROBLEM. Your “seeming” PROBLEMS are not a sign of failure.
Your PROBLEMS are the ANSWER.
But as long as you see your PROBLEMS as PROBLEMS, they’re going to keep looping back around at a deeper and deeper level. The very thought, “I’m not there yet” is the only thing keeping you from “there”!
Let me explain.
You are on our mailing list because you’ve asked, at some point, to have the blocks removed to the Love and Perfection that you already Are. You asked to be shown exactly what thoughts and beliefs are keeping you from accessing the Truth that is True always.
Once you ask, He immediately provides you with the answer. The underlying error belief rises up and plays itself out for your awareness. Yes, it is that simple. So why do we react by thinking something has gone wrong? Why do we think,
“It shouldn’t look this way!”
THIS IS EXACTLY HOW IT LOOKS, MY FRIEND.
Yes, I agree, it would be really cool if these answers came delivered by the UPS guy or if they were whispered into our ear by fluffy kittens.
It just doesn’t work that way. Besides, that would certainly NOT get our attention in a powerful enough way to be effective.
The answers are sent to us immediately.
We are clearly…vividly shown.
The discomfort is revealing where healing is needed.
You are welcome!
All of your “stuff” will appear at the perfect time. The situations and people you need to help you REALize this are sent to you. When they show up, you’re simply asking the wrong questions! Here’s the kicker. This is the game changer.
Do not ask,
“What has gone wrong?”
“Where is the healing in this? Where is my gift hiding?”
You see, Jesus clearly states that behind every problem and every discomfort there is a miracle. They reside side by side-without exception. The miracle, the way out for good, is nestled inside that seeming problem! Your problem is given to you as the perfect tool for your awakening. They are literally God tools. How awesome is that? Every disturbance is a gift.
You are living a charmed life.
But only if you DECIDE to see it that way. If you, instead, DECIDE to see your problems as a result of not being good enough, victimized or guilty in some way, now, they become a means to maintain your investment in the world and keep you constantly occupied as you try to address one problem after another. This is where all your sickness and unhappiness is. And the problem will continue to reoccur in another form until you recognize the source.
So, you see, there are 2 choices here.
One is loveless and the other is miraculous.
One choice will keep you in suffering and the other choice, Jesus says, will substitute for a thousand years of learning.
One choice is complete forgiveness and the other is for those who don’t want Peace just yet.
So, when you find yourself with a “problem” don’t resist it. Stop analyzing it, attempting to fix it or exerting more effort. Don’t disassociate and try to rise above it and certainly don’t blame anyone or anything. This is ego trickery and will get you nowhere. NOT EVER. Let everyone off the hook. Stop yourself in your tracks and ask to be shown the miracle.
Jesus says that every problem you have is some sort of grievance of yours. Once the grievance is released, the problem is GONE. Do you see? Your problems are your whole way out! They’re treasure maps!
Be grateful every time you’re shown a thought that needs forgiveness. People and situations in your life don’t need forgiveness. It’s your own thoughts about the people and situations in your life that you need to forgive. They’re here to show you what grievances are still lurking in you and acting as blocks to the Heaven that is right here for you NOW.
Stop wondering what went wrong and look for the healing instead. You have a guide ready to jump on this if only you’ll ask the right question. This guide is way better at this than you so hand it over and get out of the way. Then, don’t you worry about a thing.
And please, don’t worry about what anyone else is doing. Its utter silliness to compare yourself to them. They’re receiving exactly what they need for their healing and you’re receiving yours. You’re merely wasting the time that you’ve been given for your own renewal.
Your job is to remember the Truth for everyone, not to measure and compare.
Can you imagine how different it will be when you see your problems as your answers? When you give thanks for every discomfort? This is what A Course In Miracles means when Jesus says he needs “Happy Learners”. It’s all good. What’s not to be happy about?
OH, one more important thing. Now you can clearly see that you have 2 choices when reacting to a seeming problem. But you can’t choose both. It’s one or the other. It’s like voting for both candidates. A split vote doesn’t represent any real allegiance. You simply cancel yourself out and nothing much changes.
Bottom line: Nothing has gone wrong.
Stop thinking anything needs to change and that you’re “not there yet”. It is NOT more efforting that is required of you, but a simple shift in your perception that will LITERALLY TRANSFORM EVERYTHING! But this is a choice YOU have to make. You must DECIDE to see that behind all of your difficulties is a grievance and the real solution is in addressing that first. Then, the answer is given immediately.
Your happiness is based on this choice.
All is well,