“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.