Come to Yourself Daily is excited to guide you through A Course in Miracles, the groundbreaking text that launched the New Age thought movement.
If you would like to follow along with the text, you can find a FREE online version from the publisher here: https://acim.org/acim/workbook/introduction/en/s/401?wid=toc&fwv=true. Or you can purchase a hard copy from online retailers (just make sure you are getting the original BLUE cover versions published by the Foundation for Inner Peace).
This podcast is not a reading of the text. Gretchen will guide you through the lessons by providing context, examples, exercises, and insights into how you can make the most of these lessons and transform your life into one that is grounded in love, peace, and happiness.
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A Course In Miracles (First Edition – Three Volume Set) is the edition Gretchen is using as the reference material for this podcast.
Gretchen O'Neal is a spiritual accountability and empowerment coach. She holds a Master's Degree in Transpersonal Psychology with a focus in Applied Spirituality and owns and operates www.cometoyourself.com. Come To Yourself provides unbiased, easily accessible information from the top scholars in the fields of transpersonal psychology and consciousness studies, coupled with personal insights from successful artists, musicians, and business professionals to anyone looking to start their spiritual journey to discover and serve their soul's mission in life
Music: "What One Has Done Before, One Now Does For You Once More" from States: Vol. 1, written and performed by Robin Lynn. All rights reserved and used with permission.
Hi, it's Gretchen, welcome back to A Course in Miracles. Today is lesson 106. And Today's concept is, let me be still and listen to the truth. Let me be still and listen to the truth. Today is less about a concept and more about practice. We're going to do a full mindful meditation session today. In order to do that, you need to pick a time today, when you can quiet everything else in your life. Meaning you're not at work, you're not in between calls, you're not rushing around, it's not 10 minutes before you pick your kids up from school. I want you to find a time when you can set aside a good 30 minutes. And I want you to be able to have 15 minutes before and 15 minutes after that 30 minute session. So in total one hour, but I want 15 minutes before, which can have some noise and some distraction. But it's really just you getting ready for your session. Taking your time setting up your space, getting yourself prepared, finding a comfortable place and a position to be in making sure that you've eaten well before you've had something to drink before. So you're really getting yourself ready for your session. And then afterwards, I want you to have 15 minutes, so that you can really process what occurred. You can take notes, you can journal, you can just live in what happened, you could take a walk. But I want you to have a good 15 minutes to really process what happens in your mindful meditation session. So in the 30 minute session today, we're going to practice a new part of meditation if you haven't done this before, which is ask and answered. When you learn to connect with Spirit, you will also learn that you can ask questions, and you will receive meaningful answers. Now those answers may come as a voice to you those answers may come as images to you those answers may come as a general feeling in your body. It's whatever way you are designed to receive information. So there isn't one way, okay. It's however, your soul is designed to receive information from spirit. But in an ask and answer session, you're going to start your meditation with a question. And you're going to sit and listen. As we discussed before, when you practice mindful meditation, there will be some errant thoughts that come in in the beginning, as you're delving deeper that you can dismiss if you've never done this before. Again, we have an article about it on the website, comm do self.com under mindful meditation, which can answer a lot of questions for you in advance. So please feel free to read that before doing this session. But in your mindful meditation session, you're gonna sit quietly and listen to yourself. And I want you to ask, what does it mean to give and to receive? So you can start the session by saying I will be still and listen to truth what does it mean to give and to receive and just see what comes to you the messages and the answers are going to be different for everyone. So there is no right answer. But there is a universal truth. So I have no doubt that if you really give this your true intention during this meditation session, if you open yourself to this process, you will receive an answer to that question that is unique to you and your purpose in this lifetime. So practice that today. Enjoy this connection with spirit. Take notes afterwards, or just process the information. But understand it is guidance and it should inform on how you choose to live aspects of your life after this session Have a blessed day and join us for the lesson tomorrow