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.
No more resolutions…it’s time to focus on your evolution. Changing WHY you live changes HOW you live.
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.
Welcome back. This is lesson 108. In A Course in Miracles, the concept for today is to give and to receive our one in truth, to give and to receive our one, in truth. Today, we're going to begin with recognizing true vision. I have been telling you from the beginning of the course, that once you reached an understanding of your connection with spirit, and chose to live your life from your connection with spirit, the false reality would start to go away. And we would focus on what is the true reality? What is the true vision that spirit has for us. So one of the first things that we're going to discuss are some of the universal laws that we know and we've seen occur in our lives, but maybe we just didn't identify them as clearly as we can. Now. This first one, to give and to receive our one is to understand that giving and receiving are a simultaneous act. When you live from spirit, everything you give, you will receive. What is that concept? Whatever you put out, you get back whatever energy you put out into the universe, you get back. Now to clarify, this isn't just the law of manifestation. This isn't the law of attraction, this is more the law of infinite abundance, which is if you understand and give of yourself, then you are demonstrating that there is an infinite abundance of that to give. So you're never without you can always give because you'll always be able to receive. It's a simultaneous act. When you give others receive and you receive. So today, we're going to work on a demonstration of that for you. So today's exercise, is to practice demonstrating that law. We're going to practice how to give and receive at the same time. Part of that is through a version of prayer. I call it prayer. Because it's the easiest way to describe putting mindful loving energy out to the universe, and receiving that same loving mindful energy and return. That is all that prayer is. And that's what you can practice every day. I want you to try to dispel any negative connotations you have around that word. Prayer is something everyone does all the time consciously and unconsciously. It is how we communicate with spirit and how we communicate with each other at the soul level. So today we're going to offer out a prayer in mindfulness in in love. So you can say something like to everyone I offer peace of mind and tranquility. To everyone I offer love and understanding. To everyone I offered joy to everyone I offer kindness and consideration. These are all forms of prayer that are demonstrations of giving and receiving. By putting that energy out there, you will automatically feel it yourself. By continuing to put it out there you will start to see that not only do you feel it yourself in the moment, but you will start to receive it from others throughout the day. Giving and Receiving are the same thing. This is cause and effect that we had discussed before. That this is what cause and effect looks like when you operate from love. So practice this today and join us for the session tomorrow.