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 to A Course in Miracles. Today's lesson number 122 is forgiveness offers everything I want. Forgiveness offers everything I want. Going back to the prior lessons, we discussed that love is the way to salvation. Love and forgiveness is what brings you peace, joy, happiness. And the reason for that is simple. When you forgive, and when you live your life from love, you no longer have anything to fear. You've accepted that you one soul is invulnerable. Your one soul is perpetual. And it is forever connected to spirit. And therefore you are forever connected to spirit. And when we stop living from a corporeal body, and we live from our soul, we understand nothing can harm us. So there's no reason to fear. All of those thoughts and apprehensions intentions are all part of the false reality. None of that is real. None of that should be the focus of our life. That's not what spirit intended for us. Spirit intended for us to be the manifestations, the unique, individual manifestations of spirit, engaging and interacting in this world learning and growing and expanding and becoming more enlightened, but constantly connected, constantly loving each other and everything in living life and joy and peace. So when we recognize that forgiveness offers everything I want, what we're saying is, if we say to ourselves, I just want to be happy. I just want to be at peace. I just don't want to fear anything. All I need to do is learn to live from forgiveness. You don't need to fear someone. If you forgive what you've already perceived as an attack, they can no longer attack you. You can't fear anything happening to you. When all you're putting out to the universe and to others is love. There's no reason for them to attack or harm you. Again, I want to remind you, we are not referring to your physical form. We don't care about that in this course, we are concentrated on your soul. So when I say nothing can harm you, nothing can attack you. That is what I'm referring to. Nothing can harm your soul. Nothing can attack your soul. Nothing can damage your soul except yourself. And the way that you can harm or attack your own soul is by ignoring it is by not living from it. It's by not recognizing that that is the true reality. And that is the source of where you should be living your life from. If you live your life from love and forgiveness, nothing can harm you. You don't care. You don't perceive things as attacks. You don't care about being harmed because you know you can't be and there's peace in that if you know that you are safe. You automatically feel at peace. So once you accept the fact that your soul is invulnerable, and that is what matters in this life, you are at peace. Once you accept that you are connected to everyone else in everything and you seek out that common ground you seek out that positive light in each other and you focus on that and you forgive the rest. You will be at peace our goal in this lesson is to accept spirits plan for us. And spirits plan for us is to live in happiness and peace and connected to everyone and everything and bye for forgiving, any action, any inferred or implied attack, any wrongdoing that you believe has occurred. You are choosing to identify and connect with the soul of a person versus the ego of the person, you are choosing to see them for who they truly are. And not this false perception that they're under and the false reality that they live in. You forgive that is similar to forgiving somebody who just doesn't know, and doesn't understand you don't hold them accountable for everything that they didn't know, you forgive. And you say, Okay, now that you know, let's all do better. You don't hold a grudge. You forgive, you choose to focus on the positives and you move forward. That's what we're doing with everyone. We're no longer going to be selective about who deserves that forgiveness. Everyone deserves forgiveness. Everyone, there's no distinction, everyone. And in some cases, you may have to work harder than in other cases, to get there. But everyone deserves forgiveness, including yourself. So when our practice sessions today, you're going to take 15 minutes in the morning, 15 minutes in the evening. And you're going to engage in a mindful meditation. Simply around forgiveness, and how good you will feel when you are capable of forgiving everyone in life. With the joy, the peace you will feel when you are able to live your life from love. And to forgive anything in anyone that you're holding a negative feeling towards. Once you just to live in how good that will feel because as we know, once you feel that once you allow yourself to experience that you manifest more of it. So you need to believe it and feel it now so that you can create more of it in the future. So that's your sessions for today. And I really want you to think about how calm you're feeling at the end of these meditation sessions. Have your shoulders relaxed? Has that pain in your neck gone away? Are you breathing easier? Are you feeling more relaxed and at peace has that line on your forehead started to go away? This is what relaxation from safety and security feels like. And that safety and security comes from forgiving everyone in your life and living your life from Peace, love and understanding. Enjoy your sessions today. And join us for the next lesson tomorrow.