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Maybe the invisible world really isn’t

“Carry something beautiful in your heart.”–Blaise Pascal
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So, I’ve been in Chicago, writing a couple travel stories, one that involves newspaper-delivering robots. Stay tuned.

I also managed to sneak in a performance of Hamilton (yay!) and the world premiere of Doppelganger, a hilarious send up of the downside of international development. My hero, Rainn Wilson, (the beet-loving Dwight Schrute from ‘The Office”) starred.

ACIM Lesson 150 is the end of a series of reviews, so I’d like to take this opportunity to discuss the invisible world.

This world that many call the spiritual world offers a secret hidden resource of guidance and blessings. When you tap into it, everything flows and unfolds in a whole new way.

The spiritual world opens up areas of ourselves we’ve forgotten and opportunities we’ve never known we could access. Most of us, in fact, reduce ourselves to our material biographies, to our stories.

People put more faith in their material lives mainly because the spiritual world is largely invisible. But maybe it’s not? Maybe it’s only our decision to believe it’s outside our purview that makes it so.

I’ve come to realize that even material things (things that are right in front of my nose) are also “invisible” as I proved whilst walking Chicago’s Michigan Avenue.

I have walked by Chicago’s Tribune Tower at least 14 times over my many trips to Chicago, probably more.

But it wasn’t until I went on a walking tour (and only after my guide pointed it out) that I noticed that more than 150 stones and artifacts from around the world are imbedded in its façade. There’s fragments from the Taj Mahal, the Berlin Wall, the Dome of St. Peter’s Cathedral, for example. There are stones form the Sydney Opera House, the Great Pyramids and the Great Wall of China.

It was fun to connect with all these worldwide landmarks without leaving downtown Chicago, but what made the biggest impact on me is the fact that I had never noticed them. Despite having walked right by them at least a dozen times.

The reason the experiments in E-Squared caused such an international uproar (in a good way) is because it proved what the Course in Miracles proclaims throughout. We see what we decide to see.

I hope this little fact (that material reality is malleable) is freeing to you. And I hope you’ll join me in opening up to the many facets, the depths and the immense resources offered by the invisible. Or is it?

Tomorrow is my friend, Jay Pryor’s birthday. I wrote the forward to his book, Lean Inside. As his birthday present to us (like me, he knows that the more we give, the more we receive), he’s offering the audio version of this book for a measly $3.99. You can check it out here.

Happy Wednesday, my friends, and Happy Birthday, Jay Pryor!

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.

6 Responses

  1. I too have walked past The Tribune Towers many times as well. I’ve never noticed the artifacts on the facades on the Tribune Tower. I’ll have to check it out when I am walking by. I wish you would do a workshop in Chicago. I would love to attend.

  2. So simple, yet so profound. We see what we decide to see. Today I decide to see love, joy and unexpected money! 😁 Thankyou Pam for your inspirational writing 🦋

  3. Love this! Is the invisible world more real than this one? It was an exciting day. I’ve been looking for a female giant schnauzer since we brought home a male puppy from Hungary 3 years ago on May 29. Last night, May 29, I found a breeder in Italy with 13 day old puppies and our puppy is one of them. It just all fell into place.

  4. You are absolutely correct. It’s our seeing that needs work, the inside seeing and the outside seeing. Love this reminder. My inside sight is so much better than my outside sight.

  5. I read a wonderful book, that I can’t remember the name of or the author, that did the same walk in each chapter, around the authors block, with different people with different specialties. An architect, a botanist, a two year old and as you can imagine a different walk was revealed with each walk.

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