When one of the co-practitioners of our Course in Miracles/Course of Love group was on vacation recently, with his new grandson in his lap, he sent me a text saying, “Love this paragraph”, with a picture of a paragraph, circled in ink by him, from the last page of a chapter in my book, A Holy Relationship: The Memoir of One Couple’s Transformation. It is Chapter 10, Non-Judgment: Getting Out of Prison – Barbara’s Way. The font in the picture is too small to easily read so I’ll write the words underneath the picture. Here is the picture: Here are the words in that paragraph: The Absence of Fear When the perceptions …..
My deceased partner, Barbara, used to talk about taking baby steps. Yet she was always taking giant leaps. She leaped out of high school into living in Eileen Ford’s home and became a model for the Ford Modeling Agency walking the streets of New York with a portfolio under her arms. When a man would brake her heart she didn’t shut down, she would leap into another relationship as a stepping stone to finding her real mate. She leaped out of a six figure income into becoming a relationship therapist with me and I leaped out of the stock market with her and we soared. It was in 1976 when I first …..
Every time I read that truism from A Course in Miracles I have the best cry. And this moment is no exception. It feels like what was an ancient belief stuck inside of me has dissolved and been expressed physically as tears. That’s why I never, ever, wipe my tears. Instead, I just feel them. I let them run. And it always feels so gloriously good. Even the most severe tears I’ve ever had, those that were produced from the deep mourning after my loving partner, Barbara, left the physical. And that because I felt them fully and underneath them was always, every time, the most glorious outpouring of love that …..
When I was a young kid learning how to make money and create the life I wanted through helping people, one of the three truisms I had on my office wall was this this one: “For every adversity, there is the seed of at least an equal, or greater, benefit.” Ralph Waldo Emerson, the Sage of Concord
Who are you? What do you want? What parts of you don’t believe that? Let those parts go. It is you that is hanging onto them. They have become part of your identity. Is that really who you are? Let those parts go. More than anything else in the whole world: What do you want? See yourself in possession of what you want. Transform the wanting to a knowing. Wanting comes from lack and is in the future. Knowing comes from the truth of your inner being and is now. Birth your vision. Take baby steps or giant leaps, whichever resonates with you. Take only steps that keep you in your …..
A lot can be said about happiness. A lot of people are happy and a lot of people aren’t. Sometimes people are happy and sometimes they’re not. Here’s a little reflection on happiness that I hope might stimulate more happiness in you. And, if you’re already and always full of happiness, thank you for sharing yourself with the world. What a blessing you are! From a wise old friend of my deceased playmate, “You can’t have what you want until you let go of what you don’t want.” Does that make sense to you? If so, you can do something about it. In fact, no one else really can but …..
“Living abundantly is simply allowing the Godness within us to fulfill all of our needs and desires with the perfect form.” * That statement that I’ve quoted is really the essence of how to live, period. It doesn’t get any better than that. The “that” part, though, is very hard for us at first (unless we’re in miserable pain and are ready for a drastic change) because it’s all about finally letting go of all of our beliefs that we’ve accumulated in this lifetime about how to live in this world and allowing ourself to live surrendered, in each and every moment, in the fullness and presence of our inner …..
Form comes to us as the means to experience the essence of what is in our mind. Form is the means, essence is the end. Essence is the cause, form is the effect. “Seeing adapts to wish, for sight is always secondary to desire” (A Course in Miracles). The Energy of Life: A Guide to Practical Spirituality encapsulates the above truism in a way that you can easily incorporate into your life and, in so doing, create the life you want. http://www.amazon.com/Energy-Life-Guide-Practical-Spirituality/dp/0991462920/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1435605591&sr=8-6&keywords=jimmie+lewis www.jimmielewis.com
I am exploding with bliss and creativity. My heart is wide open. My mind is still. I know but I do not think. I see but my eyes are closed. I keep the movie, “Boyhood”, on the last three minutes just waiting for the right time when our Course in Miracles group is studying the idea of presence and the instant that the Course calls holy, the holy instant in which our minds are connected to all minds and to the one Mind of God. I accept the holy instant as the milieu of my life, of Life itself. It is the only safe place. I just re-watched that last three minutes of “Boyhood” …..
An idea “remains joined to its source, which is its jailer or its liberator, according to which it chooses as its purpose for itself.”* What purpose do your ideas hold for you: imprisonment or liberation? Here’s an example: Your one, or one of many that are similar, stimulus or stimuli that you experience frequently as some version of fear. Side-note: You will never see or hear me say that you hurt me or I hurt you or you made me do x or I made you do x. That is because I learned a long time ago that no one is master of my mind but me. I either use it …..