Subscribe now to Podcast of Prayer for Today
We often think our biggest challenges are OUT THERE.
If only things on the outside could be brought to a place of Wholeness or healing then everything would be bearable. Of course, it’s not true for everyone all the time, but it’s likely true for everyone some of the time.
It’s when we’ve got a lot of “if only” thoughts running compulsively in our mind.
If only I could make enough money.
If only I could pay off this debt.
If only that person loved me.
If only that person would stay or come back.
If only that person hadn’t died.
If only I could get rid of them.
If only they would understand me.
If only they would stop that.
And on and on and on. That was a head space I occupied for a very long time. I was looking to change the circumstances because I believed that my happiness depended on them.
Since really deciding to LIVE A Course in Miracles I’ve discovered a couple of really cool things.
#1 – When I’m in my right mind, the things “out there” don’t have to change for me to be happy. My happiness comes from my relationship to myself and to my Higher Holy Spirit Self. When that relationship is good, all of life is good. Even if I don’t particularly like some parts of it, they don’t bother me much.
#2 – When I stop seeing things as problems, they tend to get healed and transformed. I’m no longer compulsive thinking about what I don’t like, crying and moaning and complaining about what isn’t working, and instead I’m focusing on my relationship with Spirit and with my relationship with my Self – and so I’m focused on something wonderful expanding and filling my attention – everything else starts to miraculously heal, as well. It’s miraculous!
Right now and these past few days, I’m leading the “Recovery from Sexual Abuse” retreat and this is what I’m seeing. We’re healing our mind about the past and it’s FUN! It’s joyous! There are tears, but we’re getting them out and DONE. We’re discovering that we can MOVE ON when we finally actually address the deepest causes of the suffering. And doing it together is so beautiful. It’s truly one of the most beautiful experiences I’ve ever had in my life.
I am so grateful that Spirit leads me and guides me and that I am willing to listen and follow.
I don’t do it perfectly all of the time, but when I am willing it brings benefit to all.
Are you still holding onto the pain of the past? Do you have an understanding of the reason or the resistance to let it go? Please tell us about it and share in the comments below! Let’s join together for our healing! Thank you!