Next Time You Feel Distracted, Tired or Overwhelmed, Remember This

By Lisa Natoli

Everything in life takes energy.

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Whenever you feel distracted, tired or overwhelmed, you can be certain that you have forgotten Who You Are: as Spirit, as Life, as Light.

If you watch yourself closely, whenever you feel anything other than joy, you will notice that somewhere in your thinking you are attacking – either yourself or someone else.

In today’s video, I talk about the necessity for relinquishing attack completely.

When you are connected, centered and aligned – remembering who you are – you are one with this energy – one with God – and it’s like riding a wave. It’s the most incredible feeling. You are connected with it and everything is easy and effortless.

When you are connected to the truth of who you really are, you feel this Presence, this Power, this Energy. You feel powerful, relaxed, calm, joyful, at peace.

Most people do not live in this centered state, One with this energy, this power, this love. Most people are disconnected from themselves and this uses (wastes) an enormous amount of energy.

Do you want to know what uses/wastes the most energy?

Holding grievances, attack and defending yourself.

Some other big energy wasters are people-pleasing (trying to be there for everyone), trying to be liked and loved and lovable, attempting to control events and people.

You are totally liked and loved and lovable and you will never be able to control events or people, so you can relax. This brings the energy back to you: energy that you can now use to create, inspire, heal, bless and uplift.

It takes an enormous amount of energy for you to hold your world together in thought. Most people never think about it. They simply spend their day thinking about the past, thinking about the future, thinking about people, places, pain and problems. They hold grievances. They worry about what other people think about them. They try to get everything done.

This is why so many people feel tired, distracted, overwhelmed and stressed out.

Their energy is scattered, all over the place, and they have been unconscious to it.

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The reason you feel “pulled in all directions” is because you literally ARE being pulled in all directions! When the energy is not centered, it goes off in every direction and you don’t know which way to go! You feel like everyone needs something from you.

In today’s video, I invite you to consider doing something radical: Relinquish attack completely.

This instruction comes from Chapter 7 in the Text of A Course in Miracles.

Jesus says:

“Attack must be relinquished entirely. If it is not relinquished entirely, it is not relinquished at all.” –A Course in Miracles

In this video, I talk about the different kinds of attack and how most attack is unconscious because it happens in your mind, in your thinking, in your attitude, and in the way you feel. We often think of “attack” as being outward physical acts of violence or anger. But attack is any time you criticize yourself or someone else – in your thinking!

All your private thoughts of guilt, anger, and judgment are attacks upon yourself. Every time you doubt, you are attacking yourself. Every time you plan for the future, you’re attacking.

Watch the video and then let me know in the comment area below if you are ready to relinquish attack entirely.

I also ask for you to watch and observe yourself for a day, a week, 40 days, to become aware of the hidden ways you attack yourself and others. I have listed a few ways in this written blog and in the video, but see if you can find out for yourself your own personal ways you attack yourself.

Simply WATCH and NOTICE.

Think of yourself like a master or warrior – or like Jesus says in A Course in Miracles: the savior of the world. Think of yourself as learning how to use this energy – which is the Power and Presence of God. We have not been taught in this world how to use this light that has been given to us in our creation. For many people, this light is just a tiny little spark, buried deep within, under layers of fear. We don’t even know it’s there, let alone how to use it!

Now, you can learn to become aware of this light, which is the Love of God, which is yours to use to heal and bless. The way to release this inner light is to become aware of all the ways you block yourself with attack.

Watch when you are sarcastic, when you judge yourself, when you criticize, when you defend yourself, when you want to be right, when you worry, when you complain.

Notice and let it go.

Think of doubt, judgment, worry and attack as scattered wasted energy.

In today’s video, I mention only two sentences from Chapter 7 in A Course in Miracles, but you can read the entire section yourself which I highly encourage. It’s all available to you. All you need is a copy of A Course in Miracles.

If you would like to know more about A Course in Miracles, click this link to watch a short video I did about it.

A Course in Miracles changed my life in every department. It showed me that I had the ability to let go of attack, doubt and fear and I didn’t have to wait for it to happen. I could simply make a conscious deliberate decision to change. And that’s what I did.

Often people want to know how it is that I am so happy all the time.

The answer is simple: A Course in Miracles.

I got a copy of the book and I did what it said.

And now I’d love to hear from you…

Question: Are you ready to relinquish attack entirely? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

Also, feel free to share this with anyone else who you think may benefit from it. Click here to share on Facebook.

All my love,


Lisa Natoli

Co-Founder & Spiritual Director, Teachers of God Foundation

Want to learn more about exactly what A Course in Miracles is and why people love it so much? Click here to access your free copy of Lisa Natoli’s new video, ‘What Is A Course In Miracles?’.

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