“We should be Grand Champion Lovers of People, and everyone, everyone, everyone, everyone, everyone should know it, see it, feel it, experience it, bask it in, and be drawn to it.”—Jen Hatmaker
I have never much liked today’s Course lesson. In fact, in my book, Course in Miracles Experiment, I labeled it an “R.S.O,’ a term that stands for Rip That Sucker Out. Bill Thetford, one of the original scribes, or maybe it was Ken Wapnik suggested (in different terms than mine, of course) that if one of the Course tenets doesn’t resonate, let it go. Don’t get bogged down with it.
But today, when I was reading it, I understood the lesson in a different way. It was talking about resistance and how, when we defend, or set out to solve “problems,” we make whatever we’re defending against real. We literally give our “enemies” or “problems” power. We make false things appear true. Our attention is that powerful.
Bottom line is they’re not real—our enemies or our problems—but by applying our mind’s superpower to their resolution we create perceptions and mental constructs that make us feel trapped. That’s the ego’s whole game.
And why my motto, “I need do nothing” is so vital. Life, without my self-created monsters, without my resistance to the wonder within each now moment is nothing short of paradise. I was telling my possibility posse last week that just walking around my yard is like going on safari, never knowing what new life form I may stumble upon. Granted it’s usually a lily, not a lion, but only a judging mind fails to see the equal beauty in all life—whatever form it might take.
Resistance and its mean girl cousins are just not that interesting to me anymore. This moment is always enough.
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)