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. Welcome back to lesson 101 in A Course in Miracles. Today's lesson is spirits will for me is perfect happiness. spirits will for me is perfect happiness. We're continuing with these lessons regarding our constant and perpetual connection to spirit. The fact that the only separation that exists is if we choose for the separation to be there. And that spirits intention for us is complete happiness in love. In the earlier lessons in this course we discussed cause and effect, and how everything in the true reality is a matter of cause and effect. And if spirit is the source of all creation, then spirit is the only true cause that exists. So spirit only wants our happiness. So therefore we should only experience happiness. We should only experience love and joy. There is no sin, the spirit there is no cause. For there to be sin, spirit does not judge. There is no morality that exists with spirit. Those are all earthbound concerns. Those are all concerned that our public personas and our ego and this current society we live in created. Spirit is not concerned with morality. Spirit only knows one thing love. So there is no sin, there is nothing that you can do. Where spirit would judge you unworthy of love and happiness. Spirit doesn't judge. So again, there is nothing you can do to be denied. Your happiness. All spirit wants for you is happiness, spirits will for you is perfect happiness. That is a universal truth. That is not up for debate. It just is. So we need to remind ourselves of that constantly. There is nothing you can do to be denied happiness in this life. Nothing. If you are not happy, it is because you are choosing not to be happy. There is no act or behavior where spirit is going to condemn you. And now you are forever denied. This experience of love. It only occurs if you believe it to be so that's freewill again, that's your choice. Which means you can also choose the opposite. You can choose to believe that spirit only wants your happiness and that you are deserving and entitled to and are connected to all of the love this life has to offer. Spirit is love. And as long as you are operating from the source, your life will be filled with it. As what infinite abundance is. spirits will for you is perfect happiness. Every hour on the hour today. Say that. Say that to yourself. Remind yourself that you are deserving and entitled to it is your birthright if you want to call it that. Happiness is yours. It's always been yours. It's right there. You just have to believe it and accept it. You have to live from Spirit and not from your ego. And it's yours. So every hour on the hour, I would like for you to say to yourself, spirits will for me is perfect happiness. That is just the truth. Please remember, your birthright is love and joy and peace. Everybody deserves that. Every body deserves that. It's yours you just have to believe it. Hi, it's Gretchen and this is lesson 102 in A Course in Miracles Today's concept is I share spirits will for happiness for me. I share spirits will for happiness for me. Today's lesson And the next couple of lessons after this, we're really going to focus in on happiness and how we need to embrace it, and accept it and achieve it. That's the whole point of this course. Right? Happiness is one of the main goals for a lot of you that decided to embark on this journey with me. You wanted to release yourself from pain, and fear, and anxiety, and really find your happiness. Find why you live right versus how you live. In today's exercise, we're going to embrace and announce and put that affirmation out there that we share. spirits will for happiness for us, we accept that we accept that our sole function is to be happy. That spirit had no way has ever wanted us to feel pain, to feel shame, or guilt, or fear or anxiety, that was never our purpose in this life. It was never spirits intention for us. It was only because we at some point felt we were separate from spirit, that those thoughts began to enter into our consciousness. That is not the purpose. That is not our function. That is not how spirit wants us to feel. Spirit is 100% love. And that is all we should be experiencing love, joy, happiness, but we have to choose it. And today is that choice. Today we are saying that we acknowledge that that is spiritual for us, and we embrace it fully. So every hour on the hour, I want you to say I share spirits will for happiness. And I accept it as my function. I share spirits will for happiness, and I accept it as my function. Remind yourself of that every hour today. Remind yourself to be happy when you start to have feelings that are negative or fearful or anxious. Just stop and say, I'm not meant to feel that I am only meant to feel happiness, let it go. It really is that easy to let it go. If you choose not to live in fear, you will not live in fear. If you choose not to focus on sadness, you will not be sad. It's your choice. This is what spiritual accountability is all about. Your choice, you are choosing to feel pain. And that's hard for some people to hear. Because we're so used to feeling that everything happens to us that there are outside causes. And all we do is experience the effects. That is not the truth. We are the cause. So you have the power to change the cause. You can say, I'm going to be happy. I can't tell you how often I will say screw it. I'm just gonna be happy. I know this is happening. I know this person wants me feel this way. I know this is what's going on in my life right now. But screw it, I'm going to be happy. I make that choice. I choose not to go down that road. I choose not to feel those emotions at that time, because they don't serve me. And if I choose instead to be happy, nine times out of 10 I immediately see the positive in that situation. I find the opportunity in that chaos right away. Choose to be happy to announce your happiness every hour today. accepted as your function and begin to live your life in that joy. Have a great day to day and join us tomorrow.