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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)

16 Responses

  1. Love the reminder! I’ve started doing (almost) daily mantras where I tell myself (out loud) that ‘I am a Divine Spiritual Being with the power and authority to create the reality of my choosing’ Sounds corny, but it’s very empowering! On the days that I acknowledge who I really am, things just go better!
    Thanks for the great ‘money heart’ idea!

      1. So do I Pam! It’s wonderful Carol and not corny at all! And if it’s ok with you I’d like to borrow it 😁👍🏻💛⭐️ Thankyou for sharing it with us Carol 🙏 and blessings galore to you 🌺

  2. Hi Pam

    Thank you so much for sending this through. You are one of my spiritual mentors and I sincerely appreciate your leadership and inspiration. Thank you for the love heart also, it’s my new symbol that true love is on its way for me.

    Have a beautiful day!

    Warm regards

    Elisa McMahon
    0419 701 034

    Sent from my iPhone

  3. I love your made up word, and the wonderful picture of The Dude who looks so much cooler than my imaginings of the Dude-ish part of me 😁
    I also love the idea that I’m going around with a Virtual Reality headset that overlays the real Reality so I can’t see the truth or the light. Perhaps I could try imagining that when I put my glasses on each morning I am putting on “the eyes of The Dude” or the eyes of love or something, so that I do something “actual” as I work to change my view. Anyway, thanks for the inspirational post, and for the photo of the gorgeous money hearts. Fabulous idea for spreading love and joy. 😊🌺🥰

  4. Wanted to share this with you!Emma Kieran Schaefer on Instagram: “Songwriting is one of the main ways I process the world. It’s how I articulate the things that otherwise feel unexplainable. We create…”

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    Stacie Schaefer “You think this is just another day in your life. It’s not just another day. It’s the one day that is given to you today. It’s the only gift that you have right now. And the only appropriate response is gratefulness.”                                                                               -Br. David Steindl-Rast

  5. So after not receiving the grant from your 222 Foundation, I made it an intention to still receive $10,000. Within two weeks I did unexpectedly. Almost exactly $10,000. I then decided to not set limits and asked the universe to manifest enough to continue traveling all over the world. Within 4 weeks my girlfriend manifested $100,000. Pam, I don’t know what you’ve tapped into, but what I’ve learned is incredible. Thank you for doing what you do. I really appreciate you.

    So much love,


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