“There’s a difference between knowing the path. And walking the path.”—Morpheus, The Matrix
I simply must start today with shout-outs, high fives and fist bumps. You, dear readers, have been the fuel that has kept me blogging each day.
Still not entirely sure I’ll keep going. (I have upcoming travel writing assignments, speaking gigs, etc), but for now I’m pumped to keep sharing my thoughts.
Please keep in mind they’re just my thoughts and that there are a gazillion paths toward the light. A Course in Miracles is one of many.
That being said…
ACIM Lesson 23 may be the best news yet. It offers the secret key to the ocean of love that all these spiritual practices keep promising. It offers escape from the closed psychological structure that most humans have developed, the psychological structure that causes our pain, our problems.
It says: I can escape from the world I see by giving up attack thoughts. If you haven’t been clicking the links I’ve added, this might be the time to start. This one is definitely worth reading.
It succinctly explains that cause and effect is the organizing principle of the universe.
It says point blank, “There is no point in lamenting the world. There is no point in trying to change it.”
The world is merely an effect of my thoughts. That’s worth repeating. My thoughts and beliefs about the world are its cause. In quantum physics, it’s called the observer effect.
So while there’s no point in fighting to change the world, there is HUGE BENEFIT in changing my thoughts. That’s why this daily practice is so important. Why Morpheus said, there’s a difference between knowing the path and walking the path.
Like it or not, I am the image maker of the world. This is shout-it-from-the-rooftop exciting because all I have to do is change my thoughts and beliefs. The world, once I do, changes automatically. Beautiful experiences rise up. Joy, beauty, love and peace show up.
It’s also worth mentioning that–despite what all the self-help books and all the therapy sessions tell us–even changing our thoughts and beliefs is a simple matter of asking for help. Your good is already cued up. It’s waiting. All you gotta do is let go of any belief that a) it’s hard and b) that you have to do it yourself.
The universe is waiting, my friends, eagerly excited about interacting with you, blessing you, guiding you.
Can I get a big “Wahoo!”
Pam Grout is the author of 19 books including E-Squared, E-Cubed, Thank & Grow Rich and her new book, Art & Soul,Reloaded: A Year-Long Apprenticeship to Summon the Muses and Ignite Your Daring, Audacious, Creative Side.