“When you have learned how to decide with God, all decisions become as easy and as right as breathing. There is no effort, and you will be led as gently as if you were being carried down a quiet path in the summer.” -A Course in Miracles
Hello Dear Friend,
You are the light of the world.
Lesson 61 from A Course in Miracles has been my new favorite workbook lesson for the past two years. I love it so much I even put it on my license plate – ACIM-61.
It’s a daily reminder to myself that:
“I am the light of the world. That is my only function. That is why I’m here.”
It’s a great reminder to me. Remembering that I am the light of the world is THE ONLY REASON I’m here!
Knowing this really simplified my life.
When I remember this – all my days are easy and effortless.
I’m in the moment.
I’m remembering God.
I’m remembering Who I am.
I remembering that none of what I think I see is real.
I’m the light of the world. End of story.
Where is my problem now?
Bill and I just arrived back home to Maine from a 3-week trip – one week in San Diego and two weeks in Guatemala. It was amazing. We love traveling and seeing the dedication and commitment of people who want to know God and to know their Self – their True Self without illusions and without fear.
I woke up this morning thinking about what I wanted to share in a blog with you and the #1 thing I have noticed lately – most noticeable as we travelled through airports – is a world that’s disconnected and distracted.
What happened? How did almost the whole world become so hypnotized?
This was me for a while – always checking my phone for new messages, constantly checking Facebook … forgetting to check in with Christ … sleep-walking through life.
I was in a haze, in a blur, looking at cute cat pictures, watching videos, seeing what the rest of the world is doing.
Then I made a deliberate conscious decision to be present without electronics – just to see what new things might occur.
I decided to UNPLUG in order to PLUG INTO GOD.
Suddenly, I felt calm, clear and more focused.
I love how in the Urtext – the original un-edited manuscript of A Course in Miracles – Jesus spends most of the first 5 chapters teaching Helen Schucman and Bill Thetford to be better listeners so they can devote more time to him and get their own tasks and work done more easily and effortlessly.
Jesus was training and guiding Bill & Helen – as he is training and guiding us – to quiet our minds and hear His Voice.
If you pay close attention, you start to notice that you are not really listening when you are constantly checking your texts and emails all day long.
How many times a day do you stop your activities and quiet your mind to listen to God’s Voice?
The workbook lessons of A Course in Miracles is a great way to train yourself to stop your activities at least once an hour to sit quietly and acknowledge the truth, to remembering Who you are and Who walks with you.
What is your morning routine? Do you immediately check your phone or do you have quiet time?
Do you acknowledge Christ at the beginning of the day and ask what miracles He would have you perform for that day?
I can tell you that when I began “to go within” first in every activity – Seek ye first the Kingdom of Heaven – my life became effortless.
If you feel that your life has been too much externally focused and not enough internally focused within, what habits and routines can you change today?
Do it today.
I would love to hear from you!
How can you change your routine to be more aware and present in your life?
Leave a comment below on how you deal with distractions.
One great way to shake up your routine is to SAY YES TO LAS VEGAS!
Come join me and Bill and many other Course in Miracles teachers in Las Vegas April 8, 9, 10, 2016.
This is an incredible weekend of workshops and meals together. The current price is $649 and includes all lunches and dinners. Please make sure when you register to click our names Lisa Natoli and Bill Free as the ones who inspired you to enroll.
See you there!!