“Thoughts have wings.”—Jewish proverb
I just read about a Malaysian sultan who owns a replica of Fred Flintstone’s famous rockmobile. The one powered by our favorite caveman’s feet, the one he brakes with heels smoking, screeching and probably aching like holy hell.
It doesn’t take an engineer to figure out that when Fred takes the family out to the drive-in for a brontosaurus burger, he’s basically running, dragging Wilma, Bam-Bam and the lumbering vehicle’s massive granite wheels along for the ride.
Can we agree that Fred’s car is probably not the most effective way to travel?
In ACIM Lesson 54, we review the fact that all thoughts have power, that the world we see is a representation of our state of mind.
When we devote our minds to the service of the physical, to the material, when we lock our minds in the inner chamber of habitual thoughts, we’re basically driving a Fred Flintstone car.
It’s like wearing one shoe. Or applying lipstick to only our top lip.
We have the capacity to use our minds (this all-powerful organ) in the service of spiritual vision. The material world (our bodies, the stuff we see in the news) is but one piece of the chessboard.
When we use our minds from the eternal part of ourselves, instead of the temporary clown suit we inhabit on Planet Earth, we open up to a much more beautiful reality.
If we want to reawaken our spiritual vision, the goal of the Course, we must transcend the linear body. The linear body is cool and all (it definitely comes in handy when dancing and passing out hugs), but it can only be in one place at one time. And its eyes can only see so far. There is SO MUCH MORE.
Focusing on our limited physical self, like driving Fred Flintstone’s car, is a yabba-dabba-don’t.
Instead, we can align our minds with our eternal, fearless, abundant selves. We can use our thoughts to create from a place of complete trust, knowing we are connected to everyone and anything is possible.
Have the best weekend of your lives, my friends!
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.
Thank you so much for sharing this wisdom! I look forward to your thoughts every day. It helps me so much with my practice and reaffirming my belief in the FP!
I love that we’ll all reaffirming each other! We’re all getting there! Yay us!!
Thank you, Pam! I look forward to your terrific blogs.
I love your blog and read it every day! Thank you so much for what you do.
Thank you, Amy, for taking the time to tell me. It really means a lot!!!
Read your blog daily and find it inspiring.Yours is the only post for which I have a file IN CAPS so I can find it readily to save it every day. Sometimes I drive a FlintStone mind, so it was refreshing to dream last nite that I was doing a “shuffle off to Buffalo” across our kitchen floor- quickly woke up to “reality” that am still stumbling with style in my body, but my brain IS Healing from stroke and will wake up and walk again! My mind is just more in tune with the Me that is ahead of the me. Thank You! Keep up the great positive posts! Patricia
I see you not only walking, but dancing across the kitchen floor. And thank you SO MUCH for the encouragement! I sometimes wonder if I’m blogging too often, so it’s nice to be reminded that people do appreciate my words!
“Yabba Dabba DON’T!!” is going to be my new reminder catch phrase when I’m focussing on “reality” instead of spirituality and when I forget that ALL things are possible. I love it Pam. Thankyou 😁💖👍🏻
You’re so welcome, my friend! All things ARE possible!
Yes indeed!! And just in response to your reply to Patricia – you can NEVER blog too much Pam!!! I look forward EVERY DAY to your posts because they are delightfully inspiring, encouraging, uplifting and hilarious – the best combination of spiritual lessons I’ve ever experienced. Thankyou a million times and please keep blogging! 😁😘👍🏻⭐️🌼☀️💖
You are truly fantastic Pammy….i read ur posts everyday…they are full of great wisdom of life….stay blessed….stay inspired Have the best weekend of ur life
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I agree with earlier comments that not only do you not blog too much, I eagerly await your blog every day. Pam, your take on ACIM is the best I’ve ever heard, and I hope it’s the basis for your next book, “Pam Grout’s Guide to A Course in Miracles.” I’d be the first in line to buy it! I read the links to the text, but your take is much more my style, and so much more applicable for me. Thank you so much for the time and energy you’re putting into a daily blog. Love and hugs to you!
I do agree with Connie about an upcoming book with your delicious take on the course❤thank you for sharing the love.
I got so excited after reading this yesterday that I forgot to leave a note that I get it. I watched Fred F peddle off and then the Ted talk popped up. Down the rabbit hole I went. Finally closed the laptop and got some work done. So here I am again waiting for that bit of wisdom that will wake me up from this sleepwalk through life.
I love how you’ve incorporated Fred Flintstone’s car to our mindset. If we intend for our lives to be transcended to greater new realities, the prehistoric ways of thinking have to be eliminated. Yabba Dabba Doo!
Fabulous column. Yabadabba Do Do Do…More of what you do!!!
Love & Bkessings.
Wonderful reminder! I love this.