A Course in Miracles Experiment (by Pam Grout) Day 113

Five minutes, twice a day.

You have the gift of perfect peace and serenity.

You are one with the Universe.

Remind yourself that anything you can imagine is possible.

Sometimes it’s the small things that really make a difference!

Yesterday my husband was busy with our son when I got home from work.  I told him I’d splurged and brought home fried fish and shrimp for supper, and he’d best hurry up and finish whatever they were into if he wanted hot food.

He told me he had to run his other helper home (Noah is an Amish neighbor who also hunts with hubby).

When my husband finally made it back in the house, he was carrying yellow iris!  

Now, my husband has never bought me cut flowers, and it’s a running joke that the flowers I do get have roots and need planting.

So it’s not too surprising that he brought home something he found in a ditch.

They’re GORGEOUS!

He’ll be going back to get some plants for the yard soon.

Moral of this story?  Small blessings ease the pain of a world that’s definitely awry!

Enjoy your blessings today! Know that perfect peace and serenity are yours.  The Universe is in you.  Be blessed today!


Photo by Yoksel Zok, courtesy of Unsplash

With Grace and Gratitude, 

LeslieAnne

Feeding Time

Exactly! What busy parents!!

Wildlife Pirate

I spent an hour watching the treecreepers feeding their chicks today and in that hour they brought food 30 times. So if they start feeding at say 6am and feed till 6pm that’s 360 food trips every day. If they have 6 chicks thats 60 feeds per chick every day for the 20 days till they fledge!!!!
And we think one trip to the supermarket a week is a pain!
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A Course in Miracles Experiment (by Pam Grout) Day 112

Five minutes, twice a day.

Take five minutes this morning and five minutes this evening to remind yourself that you are as you were created, and that the Universe has life within you.

The need to create is inspired by love.  The desire to share your view of the world is inspired by love.

Love drives the world.

If we all put our love in the driver’s seat, and tossed out those selfish impulses, the planet would change overnight.

You were created out of love.

Twice today, remind yourself that you are full of love, perfectly overflowing with the ability to change the entire world.

Remind yourself that you are filled with that Divine spark, with light, joy, and peace, and that’s all you need to live purposefully and lovingly.

Be that better person.

You’re perfect and complete right now.

See the miracles that happen today!


Photo of  Yosemite Valley Lake by Cathy Mu, courtesy of Unsplash

With Grace and Gratitude, 

LeslieAnne

A Course in Miracles Experiment (by Pam Grout) Day 111

Five minutes, twice a day.

In exchange for five minutes, twice a day, the Divine Universe will not only re-write all the old, outdated programming in your head, but will completely change how you see the world.

It’s a pretty darn small investment, with enormous returns.

Every moment you spend thinking about your blessings, your gifts, and about how incredibly amazing and wonderful the world is, helps speed the process.

You don’t have to know how it works.

You don’t have to spend any money.

You just have to commit to the process, and keep following through.

It’s a lot like “glacier mice”.  You know, those green balls of squishy moss that look like herds of tribbles (Star Trek) on some glaciers.

Glacier mice move.  They don’t necessarily move downhill.  They don’t move with the wind.  And, they move together, like a flock of birds or a school of fish.

Scientists are trying to figure out what makes them move, how they do it, when they move, and just what the living heck goes on with the little beasti ( which aren’t even beasties, technically, since they’re entirely composed of moss species).

No clues yet!

But it’s still true that they do move, they change direction, and they act collectively.

They only move a few feet each year.  And each year, when the scientists go back, the entire landscape is changed.

If we humans could act as one creature for five minutes twice a day, we could literally change the world.

Let’s change the world together, for the better!

We each start with ourselves.

We will rock you!


Photo by Ruth Mottram, courtesy of NPR
 With Grace and Gratitude, 

LeslieAnne

A Course in Miracles Experiment (by Pam Grout) Day 110

Choose to keep looking until your vision clears and you can see the light!

“You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true.  You may have to work for it, however. ” (from “Illusions” by Richard Bach).

I can choose today.  I can choose to take the red pill, and see what’s REALLY going on.  Or I can choose to stick with the blue pill, and continue on with my whiny, limiting ways.

Every day, I have to make that bit of effort.  Every day, I have to choose anew.

Every day, we each have a brand new chance.

Every day, I have to choose.

Choose today to look for and find that power to make your dreams come true.

Choose today to work for it.

Choose to stand out from the rest of the pack.

You are capable of so much more than you realize.

You deserve every good thing.

You are unique and perfect.

Keep looking for the light.  It’s just over the horizon.

And whatever you do, don’t give up!

Photo by Jakob Owens, courtesy of Unsplash
With Grace and Gratitude, 

LeslieAnne

A Course in Miracles Experiment (by Pam Grout) Day 109

“I can do all things” is a phrase we should each live by.

Anything you wish to do, any feat you can imagine, is something you CAN do.  Just remember that the Divine wants you to be everything you can be, wants you to accomplish everything you can dream of.

The Universe cares about you.

The Divine in each of us longs for a more complete understanding, a wholeness of purpose.

We each have so much to offer the world, so much to offer our families, our friends, our acquaintances.

Give up the steering wheel, and enjoy the ride!  And don’t be a back-seat driver.  

You don’t have to be “in control”.  You’re not in a position to make good decisions unless you can see all the consequences of your actions. 

Just make the intent, and trust that the Universe will bring it to you, in good time and in the best way possible.

And have faith that you will be taken care of, that your needs will be met.  Today, and every day.

Have a blessed day today!

Photo by Yousef Espanioly, courtesy of Unsplash
With Grace and Gratitude

A Course in Miracles Experiment (by Pam Grout) Day 108

Every day is brimming over with possibilities.

Every day, ANYTHING could happen!

Do you get up every morning and feel like you have to put on your boxing gloves?

Or do you wake up ready to embrace and appreciate your blessings?

Every day starts with a sunrise.  You don’t have to contribute to that.  You don’t have to struggle to make it happen.  It’s going to do its thing whether you want it to or not.

We take it for granted.

Can you (and I) just take it for granted that the Divine will not only make the sun rise today, but that She will supply us with air, with food and water, and every other thing we need to live, and live well?

When we can ALL do that, how different life on this planet will be.

No struggle.  No crazy yearning for stuff we don’t need.  No hate.  No hunger.

What kind of world will that be?

Take it for granted today, that the Universe is going to supply you with everything you need.

And relax!  Let it happen.  Let it go.  Give thanks in all things, and have faith that you’ll be taken care of.

Have a blessed day today!


Photo by LeslieAnne, courtesy of FlamingPurpleJellyfish
With Grace and Gratitude, 

LeslieAnne

A Course in Miracles Experiment (by Pam Grout) Day 107

Do you ever get up in the morning and immediately think “This is just not gonna be a good day…”?

Maybe your alarm didn’t go off.  Maybe you had a flat tire.  Maybe you dropped the coffee pot.

When you say that, when you make that statement, you instantly unplug yourself from all the gifts and blessings that would have been yours.

By telling yourself that you aren’t going to have a GREAT day, you remove from your reality the possibility of the miracles that the Divine wants to bestow upon you.

Who in their right mind would do such a thing?  And why?

Start your day out, every day, contemplating the miraculous possibilities instead!

So what if you’re running late for work!  Maybe you’re meant to run late to avoid a tragic accident.  Maybe you’re meant to see something new, that you wouldn’t have seen if you’d been on time.

Just take it ALL in stride!

Everything really does happen for a reason.  Just because we can’t immediately see what the reason is, does NOT mean there isn’t one.

Today, plug yourself IN to that field of infinite possibilities.  Plug yourself IN to the Divine inside yourself.  Give the Universe a chance to present you with some incredible gift today!

And when you DO receive that gift?  Remember to give back – because gratitude is ALWAYS the proper response.  Thankfulness never goes out of fashion.  Appreciation grows and expands.  Courtesy eases your way through life.

Be blessed greatly today!


Photo by Yoav Aziz, courtesy of Unsplash

With Grace and Gratitude, 

LeslieAnne

A Course in Miracles Experiment (by Pam Grout) Day 106

More, more, more.

That’s what our egos tell us we need – more money, more house, more fame, more car, more designer clothes.

But, honestly, look at those famous rich people on the news.  Do they look happy?  How much REAL happiness and contentment will money buy?

Just look.

Poor Madonna in her bathwater filled with rose petals, whining about having to socially distance.  Really.  Or the playboy trying to get sympathy while he’s out in the middle of the ocean on his yacht, drinking champagne.  Come on!

If these people were happy, why would they bother?

Because whatever they’ve got, it’s never enough.

What if they actually gave some away?

What can YOU give away today?  

Ask yourself.

Be still, lock up your ego and its never-ending litany of wants, and listen for that quiet voice.  Say thanks out loud for what you do have.  And give something back.

Even a word of encouragement is a gift.

Leave an extra dollar on the counter at your coffee shop, for the next person. Smile at a stranger.  Compliment someone today, on their hair or their new face mask.  

Show the Universe that you have faith enough to share what blessings you have, because you KNOW that more will come your way.

Have a GREAT day today!


Photo by LeslieAnne, courtesy of FlamingPurpleJellyfish.  (My discount peony from last year’s sale bin.  One glorious bloom this year!)

With Grace and Gratitude, 

LeslieAnne

A Course in Miracles Experiment (by Pam Grout) Day 105

Everything we give, everything we think about, everything we pay attention to – expands!

There’s a lady at work who tells me she suffers from anxiety.  She’s taking a pill for it, but she’s always anxious anyway.

Every time she says to someone “I have anxiety”, she gives that idea more power and more space in her life.

Now, I’m not trying to say that people who suffer from anxiety shouldn’t get help.  I’m not saying they aren’t suffering.  I am saying that the more attention they give to their issue, the worse it’s going to get.

Yes, take your meds.  Then have the faith to believe that they’re going to work to balance out your brain chemistry, and let go.  Focus your efforts and attention on giving, on creating, on loving and on being thankful for the blessings you have.

Make your blessings expand, by carefully tending them just like a plant.

Think of your blessings as seedlings.  They need sunlight (love) and daily water (attention) to thrive and grow.  Sometimes you need to give them a bit of fertilizer – so give them all the poo in your life, knowing that it will help them with vital nutrients.

And keep paying attention!  Every day, check on your baby blessings.  Make sure they’re not drying out, or stuck in the dark. Take care of them!

Because everything you pay attention to – expands like a balloon filling with gas, like a mighty oak tree growing from a tiny acorn.

And, honestly, wouldn’t you rather be growing blessings?

Fertilize your blessings today, and cause them to take over your life!

Photo by Denny Muller, courtesy of Unsplash

With Grace and Gratitude,

LeslieAnne

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