Take the gift, dammit!
“Accepting the idea there were going to be no problems was a greater adjustment than one might think.”–Glenda Green
The standard paradigm goes something like this: life is hard, it requires a constant influx of dinero and, if you’re lucky (knock on wood) and nothing goes wrong, you might be able to enjoy your final years with a brief retirement.
What if I told you it’s all utter nonsense? And that your search for legal tender, convenience and even spiritual enlightenment is a big fat waste of time.
Do you really think you’re here “to create a brand?” Or to market Doritos or buy inflatable swimming pools? Do you really think tracking your market share, your 401K, your days until the weekend is a valuable pursuit?
In ACIM Lesson 97, we learn we are spirit. And that the party line we so diligently march towards is nothing but a ridiculous made-up story.
We’re encouraged in this lesson to enjoy the spirit’s gift. The gift that’s already here. The gift that requires not one iota of effort from you or me.
Picture the dude as Oprah.
You get a gift. And you get a gift. And you get a…..
You get this gift even if you Ef up. Even if you never get off your couch. Even if you’re constantly devising evil plans to get back at your college adversary.
It’s life, baby, and it’s here, coursing through your veins, and there’s nothing you can do stop it.
So forget your feeble fears, your efforts to amass fortunes, to collect things.
Forget you even have a body. Just rest in the vibrancy of spirit that lives and moves and animates your blessed self.
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.