“There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.”–Jawaharlal Nehru
The Course in Miracles not only upsets the apple cart of our old paradigms, but it enlists a whole new team of horses.
It demonstrates that we, at all times, are interacting with the universe. With our thoughts and beliefs, we’re having a two-way conversation with God.
And that’s where the miracles begin.We start getting guidance. We start noticing signs.
When we commit to wanting to see things differently, as ACIM Lesson 28 advises, the guidance and the blessings start to show up. Or rather we become open enough to notice.
In E-Cubed, I told the story about Sue Monk Kidd who, when seeking guidance about whether or not to become a writer, had a bee follow her all over a convent in Crete, Greece.
It was the sign she needed to go home and finish her international bestseller, Secret Life of Bees.
In E-Squared, I mentioned Michael Beckwith who, before he became a powerful New Thought minister, had a few doubts about his calling. He asked point-blank, “Look, God, if you’re listening, if this is what you really want for me, have that windmill point in my direction.”
Even though it was a windy day and the windmill was spinning very fast in the other direction, no sooner did he say that than the windmill stopped rotating on its normal axis and pointed straight at him.
I get stories in my inbox every day from people telling me remarkable stories about signs, guidance and blessings from the universe.
Yesterday, I got an email from a filmmaker who had just read the story about Michael Beckwith. He asked a question and requested a sign. His dog Lala, who never barks, stood up, barked (for the first time in her life), turned around and laid back to sleep.
The universe has been dropping hints, sending paper airplanes forever.
As we commit to, above all else, see things differently, those signs and blessings can finally get through.
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.