Don’t fret. Don’t stress. Don’t work so hard.
Course in Miracles is all about upsetting the apple cart. Chief among the apples that needs upsetting is the notion that achievement is the result of effort, that the best way to accomplish a goal is to work really, really, really hard.
ACIM Lesson 113 tells me I’ve already got it. I’m already there.
And if there’s something I should desire, I simply employ what I call the crockpot principle. The set it and forget it principle.
Make an intention, put it in the big cosmic crockpot, close the lid and go about your merry way.
If instead, I decide to work and worry and wonder when it’s going to happen, I send out vibes of “Eeks!”
Vibes of “eeeks!” are diametrically opposed to my perfect serenity and peace (two promises from today’s lesson) and to that thing I’m hoping to manifest.
Here’s two examples of Yabba-dabba-don’ting.
Comedian John Mulaney auditioned for Saturday Night Live in August 2008. Although he wasn’t chosen as a cast member, he was asked to join the writing team, a post he held for six years. Two Saturday nights ago, ten years after his original audition, Mulaney not only made it to the SNL acting stage, he hosted the whole damned show.
Two of his favorite skits—Lobster Dinner and Switcheroo, both of which had been rejected earlier–finally made it to the stage.
Mulaney didn’t fret or strive about not landing a spot on the cast. He didn’t conceive seven steps to overcome rejection. He simply put his dream and his skits in the cosmic crockpot and went out dancing.
On August 29, 2016, Jamal Moore didn’t even bother to throw his intention into the crockpot. He simply tweeted: I’m going to work for Beyonce one day.
Well guess what? When Queen Bey performed at Coachella last weekend, he was right by her side.
He tweeted soon thereafter—”I completely forgot I spoke this into the atmosphere almost two years ago.”
So your choice, guys?
You can strive, fret and send “eeks!” out into the atmosphere. Or you can rest in knowing that Source is, as we speak, lining up everything you could possibly want or need.
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.