Come to Yourself Daily 2022 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.
Hi, everyone, welcome back to A Course in Miracles. Today we start a 10 day review of the last 20 lessons, you will see that we do this quite often in this course, this is not only just to review and refresh the concepts, but to use this review period to teach you how to apply them. So, like in school, we would call this period the practical application period. Whereas the other lessons, we're just learning the theory. So during the review of part three, we're going to spend two extended sessions each day, you can do one in the morning and one in the evening. And in the sessions, you're going to review the first of the two concepts in the morning. And the second of the two concepts in the evening, you're gonna review this in the typical format that we use of a mindful meditation, you can either choose to repeat the concept to yourself, and just let your mind go and see what messages you receive. Or you can use the pre recorded podcasts which I will put at the end of each review lesson for the day, so that you don't have to go back and download them or find them, they will be part of this podcast. And you can use that as your morning in your evening review. Throughout the day, however, I would like you to take the two concepts that are being reviewed for the day. And if you need to write them down quickly, so that you have them at the ready throughout the day, I highly recommend doing that. But during the day, back to our every hour on the hour, I want you to look at the two concepts I want you to say them to yourself. That's all that's required. This isn't about doing an individual meditation each hour, I just want you to repeat the concept. Reason being, we are trying to train the mind to operate from soul. And from spirit versus from the self. Your conscious waking mind has spent all of your life focused on operating from the self from those false perceptions from living in that untrue reality. We now want to train the conscious mind your waking mind, to operate from soul to get its cues from love and from spirit. And one of the easiest ways to do that is to remind yourself every hour of these concepts that puts them in the forefront of your mind. That makes them a focal point of your waking consciousness all throughout the day. So this is also a training ground here. So please don't ignore this part of the review. Please take the time each day. To do this repetition every hour. The easiest way to do it is to write the two concepts down, put them on your phone, you can set an alarm on your phone every hour to look at that note, or you can remind yourself to look at it you can post it on your computer screen where you're going to see it all day, I just want you to make an active effort to put this in your waking mind for the rest of the review period. So for the next 10 days, this is the goal. A morning meditation and an evening meditation focused on one of the concepts that you were viewing for the day. And then during the middle of your day, every hour, I want you to simply repeat the concepts, put them in the forefront of your consciousness, and let them live there for the remainder of your day to day. Enjoy this review period, really work on actively living from your soul for the next 10 days. Take note of the changes that you experience. And definitely take note of your overall mental state. Are you happier? Are you more at peace? Are you calmer? Be mindful of those changes as well. Have a wonderful review period. And again, the podcasts for today's to review lessons will follow. Have a great day. Hi, it's Gretchen and welcome to lesson 99 And of course in miracles. Today's lesson is Salvation is my only function here. Salvation is my only function here As we've discussed in previous lessons, salvation is freedom, freedom from fear and anxiety. Salvation is synonymous with forgiveness, meaning that we're operating from love. And we're expressing and giving love, and forgiving others, and do our part to be that light in the world. That's what this lesson is today. The lesson today is our affirmation, that the only function we are meant to serve, the only function our soul is designed to perform is to provide salvation. It is to provide in belief and achieve that freedom. We are not here to serve any other purpose. Spirit does not care what jobs we have, how much money we make, how many people's lives we change. Yeah, that's great for the ego level. And it's great insofar as enjoying our time on this earth. But that's not what Spirit put us here today. Spirit only has one function that's to love. And to connect all of us in that love. So our function as that manifestation and extension of spirit is to do the same. That's it. And the reason why this is important, is because if we just accept that truth, think of all the stress that leaves your life. Think of all the pain that you experience, because you feel you're failing at things. If you can adopt and accept the fact that your only function is to love is to forgive is to be free and just show an example of how to be free. That's all you have to do is be happy is to live your life from the soul level. That's it. All the pressure has gone, all the anxiety to perform is gone. All have the fear of failure is gone. That's what we're discussing in this part of the course remember is we're discussing the fact that all of the things that make us feel bad, all the things that erase the joy and peace in our life are things that don't matter. They're the things that we have been led to believe are important that just are not important. That's not our soul's purpose. We're getting back to basics. We're getting to why we are here. Why do we live not? How are we living? Why are we living. We're only living for this one function. And it's just to love. That's all we have to do. So salvation is our only function being free is our only function forgiving is our only function. Love is our only function. So every hour on the hour today, you're going to remind yourself of that. And you could say it, however you want to you can say Salvation is my only function. Forgiveness is my only function. living my life from Love is my only function. Whatever gets that point across to you, that drives this point home. That's what I want you to say. Every hour on the hour, remind yourself of what is important. Why are you living. See how you feel the rest of the day, see if the anxiety starts to leave your body. See if the fear starts to leave your mind. See if you operate throughout the day differently in your interactions with others are different. Every day we're working to live more in our peace and our joy and our happiness. This is a key part of that. Enjoy really living your life from love and being that light in other people's day today. Hi, it's Gretchen and this is lesson 100 in A Course in Miracles. Today's lesson is my part is essential to spirits plan for salvation. My part is essential for spirits plan for salvation. This lesson is focusing on the concept that we are the light in the world. We are the messengers. We are the extensions of spirit. As I gave in that prior analogy of spirits, the ocean, we are the waves we are reaching out, connecting spirit to anything and everything we touch. So why is that essential? Why is our part essential to spirits plan for salvation? Well, as we discussed before we have freewill. So each soul has the choice to determine if it believes that it is connected to spirit, or separate from spirit. If any soul believes that it is indeed separate from spirit, there is no way that spirit can reconnect with that soul, that was the souls choice. That is freewill. However, if another soul, which is connected to spirit, provide provides its light acts as the example of what joy and peace in harmony comes from living with spirit, and believing that you are fully connected to spirit. If anybody views this, then hopefully, they in turn will want to reconnect with spirit, they will want to experience that same joy that we have. So spirit needs each soul to radiate its connection to spirit can be that light for others. It's as simple as me recording this podcast. If I did not do this, there is a chance that anybody listening who felt separate from Spirit may never have understood the connection that they have always had with spirit. It is possible that that soul may never have reconnected to the source. So my part is essential to spirits plan for salvation, my connection to spirit and my belief in knowledge. And living in that truth of my connection with Spirit allows others to do the same allows others to understand it's possible. And when they see the joy and the happiness I experienced in my life, and desire the same for their life, they can reconnect. So every hour on the hour today, I would like you to practice feeling joy, I would like you to look at your life. And think of all the ways that your connection with spirit has brought you peace has brought you calm, and has brought you happiness. And I just want you to think about those memories. Think about that connection. Because I promise you for the hour after this, you will radiate that. That energy will be felt by anybody who comes in contact with you. So if you practice and reconnect every hour, and think about the joy in your life that that connection brings. Others will feel it and respond to you. Others will see your happiness and want it for themselves. And you will be practicing throughout the day how to be a light in this world. So practice your joy today. Understand that your connection with spirit plays this essential part in reconnecting others to spirit and it is important for spirits plan for salvation. This is how universal freedom and peace is achieved. Have a great day to day. Join us for the sessions tomorrow.