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Yesterday I had fun making a Thanksgiving dinner for very dear friends. I made a turkey with stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, salad and three kinds of cranberry sauce. I hadn’t made cranberry sauce in ages. I made three different recipes, one was just a guess really, and all three had jalapeño peppers in them.
I also made the turkey in a way that I’d never tried before – in parchment paper, and it came out GREAT.
The experts advise against making new recipes when you have guests, but I like to try new things with other people and so I go for it. I realize now that it takes some confidence to be able to that. I remember one time I made an angel food cake for a friend’s birthday. It was his favorite kind of cake and I had to make two of them, because the first one was a disaster.
For me, the confidence to try new things isn’t about confidence in my ability. It’s not that at all. The confidence is in my ability to not feel humiliated if the new thing I try turns into a disaster. If I fail at doing something new, it’s okay with me.
At least I succeeded in attempting something new.
No matter what I attempt, I will learn something and that’s valuable to me.
Life can be lived as an exploration or it can be lived in a safety zone.
I’m a spiritual explorer.
I’m exploring my consciousness to root out that which no longer serves my life of Love.
I’m not much interested in just sightseeing or having the experience, but I am interested in releasing all fear.
I am interested in exploring the depths of Love.
Now, don’t get me wrong.I do feel that safety is valuable, too. However, most people feel unsafe only because of their own self-judgments. Learning not to judge ourselves is the way of A Course in Miracles – “In my defenselessness my safety lies” is Lesson 153 of the ACIM Workbook.
It’s our self-attack thoughts and attacks thoughts directed at others that make us feel unsafe. Give up all attack and defense and then you will feel SO MUCH safer. Don’t take my word for it, prove it.
I’m all about proving these truths. It makes such a difference when we’ve proven it for ourselves.
Have you come to feel safer through releasing judgments?
Is the sense of safety tangible?
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