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.
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 Welcome to lesson 107 And of course in miracles. Today's lesson is Truth will correct all errors in my mind. Truth will correct all errors In my mind, let's start with a definition of what is truth. Truth here is referring to the universal concept that we are connected to spirit, and that we have never been separate from spirit. And if we choose to live from that source from Spirit, then we're living our life with love and peace. And then what's an error? An error is the illusion. It's the illusion that there is anything to fear. It's the illusion that you are under attack, that you're vulnerable in any way that you have some limitations, that you are not connected to spirit. Those are all the illusions that we've discussed leading up to this point in the course. So today's lesson, is just the sum of all of what we've covered. Truth will correct all the errors in my mind. Once we recognize that truth, all the illusions go away. And we now finally can experience the true reality. We are no longer victim to these perception filters, and these false ideas of being under attack, and that we have anything to fear or that we're vulnerable in any way. We can live authentically. We can live from love, and we can be happy. So for today's practice, we're just going to express our joy. In that truth, we're going to express our gratitude, and thankfulness that we have finally reached this point of understanding and that this truth, the one truth will correct any errors in our mind will dispel any illusions we've had to this point. So you can say it as a mantra as often as you need to throughout the day, just to remind you, that truth will correct all the errors in your mind. And you'll rest in the love and comfort of your connection with spirit. 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 offer 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. But this is what cause and effect looks like when you operate from love. So practice this today. And join us for the session tomorrow.