“The ego is the party pooper that prevents us from dancing into the middle of the ballroom floor.”—Francis Lucille

Buenas dias, mis amigos! Spending a month in Mexico’s Sierra Madres is the perfect antidote to hot Kansas summers.

Long mountain hikes, $1 green juices and, of course, the Namaste community makes for an easy dive into today’s Course in Miracles lesson: The peace of God is shining in me now. It’s also making me toy with the idea of resuming my travel writing.

As I’ve shared before, I had no idea (always the preferable plan) how I was going to realize my intention of traveling the world, but Source knew just how to work it out.

Ever since that editor at Ladies Home Journal called to ask if I did travel writing (and I very wisely answered “of course” even though I wasn’t totally sure what that meant), I’ve been writing about foreign cultures, countries and ideas. And, in the process, traveling the world.  

Which brings me to the word “try” and why I avoid it by any means necessary. As Thomas Keating said, “to try to accomplish things by force of will is to reinforce the false self.”

The false self, of course, is the part of us that believes life is hard and that we have to seek to find what makes us happy.

Although I’ve repeatedly said “the biggest secret in the world is that we all really love each other,” another biggie in the lies-we-believe department is that happiness is out there somewhere. When in reality, happiness, joy and, yes, peace is our natural state.

And every time we try to attain that, we forget that we already have it.

Take my beautiful new website, for example. It was pretty clear my old site needed an update, but rather than work to find and interview designers, the perfect designer came to me. Out of the blue.

Out of the blue, by the way, is a synonym for the Dude, at least in my vocabulary. Thank you SO MUCH, Ioana Stoica, a Romanian designer who read one of my books and emailed me to volunteer.

So today, no matter what big plans you have, I hope you’ll take today’s Course in Miracles lesson to heart. And here to make it easy, is Jimmy Twyman’s song, “The peace of God is shining in me now.”  #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)

14 Responses

  1. Thank you. I needed that reminder which came at the right moment. I appreciate you, your vision and the Source’s sense of timing as you demonstrate time and time again. With respect and gratitude…..

  2. Oh I totally love the idea that “out of the blue” is a synonym for The Dude. Yes! I can see and feel the truth of that, and it’s such a lovely “no-religious-strings-attached” kind of concept. I wonder what surprise is coming for me today from Out of the Blue? 😉 Thankyou for shining your light for us Pam and helping us to remember that the peace of God is always shining within us, all the time, no matter what. Yay! 😁💃⭐️🌺💛

  3. Pam dear

    a few weeks ago I wrote to you asking about the delay in the universe to accomplish what we want.

    I followed your directions, tried to do something new every day and I did it!! \O/
    after long years of trying…you were the person who proved wue the law of attraction is real! I thank you forever and I wish you all the blessings you want 🙂

  4. Love the revamped website. It’s so easy for me to read now. No more control++ to get the print large enough. Clean, sleek and simple. Try is a nasty word. No oomph to it. Kind of a whiny little word. I’m having a lot of out of the blue moments too. I just need to make up my mind. Me and the Dude had quite the conversation. The really hot weather has been held off until all my outside chores are done. That’s Friday. People laugh at me when I say I can control the weather. I really just ask for what I need and it shows up. The daughter and I are still reading your lessons each morning together before we go to our work. Great way to get the day just right. Have so much fun.

  5. Thank you Pam! I just listened to this song with my morning coffee. A GREAT start to my day. Love is big, love is infinite, and it’s in me. Time to give! ❤️😁🎶😎

  6. I like all those concepts but I just can´t deal with the concept of a deity or god in this case. It was a long and hard process to “un-deity” my life after 12 years of catholic indoctrination. Can you work without mentioning the deity?

  7. Love the new website. Thank-you for introducing the Namaste community. All is on my bucket list.
    Cheers
    Marianne

  8. I love all this wonderful, wild, loving venture into love and Universe. Einstein asked “do you believe that the Universe is friendly?”. I continually ask myself “Do you believe the Universe loves you?”. Over and over, even when the Trolls under the bridge cry out to me “No!”, I say yes, yes, yes! Every day I see miracles. Now it is time for me to grow, venture out of the cocoon, spread my wing, say yes and fly!

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