The Dude still abides
‘Belief is a bit like gravity. Enough people believe a thing and it become as solid and real as the ground beneath your feet.”—V.E. Schwab
Happy Monday, my fellow gatherings of stardust. Today’s Course lesson is one of the countless reminders that “I am still as the dude created me.”
What that means is that the face, the skin and the eyes I see in the mirror are not really me. The Dude-ish (I love inventing words) part of me is infinite and formless, not limited in any way by time/space reality.
Hard to believe, but everything we think we see is a construction of the brain, a perceptual hack that hides the complexity of reality.
It’s almost like we put on a virtual reality headset, never suspecting there’s something bigger and cooler and more beautiful going on.
The Course says it’s our grievances (all those “I don’t want this.” “I don’t like this.” “This needs to change.”) that provide the interface we use to navigate the world. Doesn’t mean miracles aren’t happening. Doesn’t mean love and joy and peace are missing. It only means our VR headset is obscuring the light.
The Course helps us find a different map of reality, a completely new reference point.
Also want to show you the cute little hearts I’ve been leaving around town. These were sent to me by Kimmy Rhoads who started the 222 Random Acts of Money project. My favorite touch is the $2 bills in the center and the words “You are loved. You are beautiful. And you will do remarkable things.” Have a great week. #222 Forever!
Pam Grout is the author of 20 books including E-Squared, E-Cubed, Thank & Grow Rich and her latest book, The Course in Miracles Experiment: A Starter Kit for Rewiring Your Mind (And Therefore Your World) that has just been turned into an app. Badass ACIM (badass-acim.com)