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!

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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!


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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!

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With Grace and Gratitude,

LeslieAnne

A Course in Miracles Experiment (by Pam Grout) Day 104

Choose freedom.

Here in the USA, we like to brag about how free we are.  We like to congratulate ourselves on living in a “free” country.  And I am just as proud of that as anyone here.

But how free are we really?  Do we act like free, proud, decisive, thoughtful, responsible people?

If you watch the news at all, you gotta wonder.

True personal freedom is something we each have to remember that we DO have.  We ARE free to not “fit in” to someone else’s idea of what constitutes “right” or “proper” .

But how much of that freedom do we actually exercise?

And are we teaching our kids to choose what’s right for them?

Whose ideas do we respect and emulate?

Do those persons encourage blind obedience to their goals and ideas?  Or do they ask you to simply act in a way that brings you peace?  There’s a big difference between acting responsibly and following orders!

Encourage your brain to disengage, and listen to your heart.

Your brain filters out information, trying to bring order to the massive input from your senses.  Your heart simply experiences.

Follow your heart today.

Drop judgement, discard prejudice, pick up and spread encouragement and support.

Love your neighbor.  Love yourself.  It’s the best way to make the world a better place, for everyone.

Have a blessed day today!


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With Grace and Gratitude, 

LeslieAnne

A Course in Miracles Experiment (by Pam Grout) Day 103

“We are not here to play it safe.  We are here…to shine.” (Pam Grout)

How true this is!

If you grew up like I did, in a very traditional Christian church, you were continually being instructed in how to”fit in”.  You were frequently informed about what was and was not considered “proper behavior”, and taught that you needed to control yourself, never get carried away, always keep a handle on your feelings.

Our kids are taught in school to sit quietly, pay attention (no matter how boring the subject or how poor the teacher), not to day dream, not to expect too much from life.

Where has it gotten us, this need for society to scrunch up our amazingly unique selves into cookie cutter shapes?  Has it made life better for even one person?  Has it made even one human being “better”?  Has the world actually gotten more generous, more giving, more loving?

I don’t believe so.

Despite the years of forced indoctrination, each of us still has a part that feels the need for freedom, the hunger to be accepted just as we are.  We each still want to BE, to love and work and live in a way that feeds the longings in our deepest heart.

Jesus set the example for us, and then told us to “Follow me”.  He did NOT say “Worship me”, did NOT say “Force other people to act differently” , and He DEFINITELY never said “Kill anyone who disagrees with you about what this means”!

He accepted into his company anyone who cared to listen: rich men, women of “questionable morals”, small children, and even tax collectors.  He healed anyone who believed He could heal them.  He asked blessings on those who did not.

Can we not follow that example?

You are capable of SO MUCH!  So much brilliance, so much creativity, so much love.

As He said – ” Don’t hide your light.  Let it shine! ”

Dazzle the world today!

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With Grace and Gratitude, 

LeslieAnne

A Course in Miracles Experiment (by Pam Grout) Day 102

Today is your day!

Everything you experience today will only add to your joy, your happiness, your contentment!

Maybe yesterday wasn’t like that?

Well, the kicker is that it’s up to you.

Set your intention for the day.

Tell yourself that no matter what seems to happen around you today, you WILL be fine.

Remind yourself every hour that you are having the best day EVER, and whether or not appearances agree, YOU are okay.

It’s difficult in our “results oriented” society to keep in mind that everything happens for a reason.  It’s really hard to not worry, and extremely difficult to just “Let go and let God”.

But if you get away from the habit of worry, turn your back on discontent, there’s a whole Universe of abundance ready and willing to come into your life and stay.

Can you imagine what life would be like if we all just quit worrying?

The entire planet would change overnight.

What the heck would life on THAT planet be like?

As John Lennon wrote, “Imagine all the people, living for today…”

 Today, just live for today.

And have an EXTRAORDINARY day!

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With Grace and Gratitude, 

LeslieAnne

A Course in Miracles Experiment (by Pam Grout) Day 101

Perfect happiness.  Unending love.  Continuous joy.

That’s what the Divine wants for you and me.

Contentment should be our natural state.

And when it isn’t, we have to remind ourselves that God made NO mistakes.  You and I are perfect creations, each of us a miracle in our own right, intended to unfold lovely surprises and creations of our own.

When I feel dissatisfied, it means I’ve made a decision that doesn’t jive with what the Universe wants for me.  In recognizing that, I have to find my way back onto the right path – the path of love and joy.  Generally, I have to get some help.

Remind yourself today, once each hour if you can, that you ARE a miracle.  That you are perfectly capable of experiencing complete happiness and enveloping bliss, all the time.

If you need help reaching for it, you just have to ask.  

No matter how battered you may feel, keep growing toward the light.  Even a stump may grow another tree.

Have a blessed day today!


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With Grace and Gratitude, 

LeslieAnne

A Course in Miracles Experiment (by Pam Grout) Day 100

Remember all the nonsense you’ve been taught?  All the insanity you were told was “true” when you were small?

Here’s an example:  My Mom grew up in the 30’s.  One of the things she “learned” growing up was that if you burned yourself, you put butter on the burn.

Sadly, the fact is that if you put any sort of fat, like butter, on a burn, what that actually does is produce a lovely scar.  Now, why in the world would anyone put grease on a burn?  Ya got me.  No idea.

Thankfully, when we moved to Arizona in the 60’s, my Mom quickly embraced the local wisdom that advised cutting a leaf of Aloe Vera plant, and wrapping the cut side down onto a burn.

Results?  Usually pretty dramatic!  Generally speaking, Aloe juice or gel on a burn will not only reduces the pain and promotes faster healing, it also will reduce any scarring.  Apparently there’s something in the gel that encourages the cells near the burn to repair the damage.

The world we live in is full of dis-information.

Why use old ideas when the results do not resemble the outcome we want?

Discard one outdated idea today.

Maybe it’s the idea that you lack something.  

If you frequently find yourself thinking that you don’t have enough of something, say money, catch yourself today each time that thought passes through your mind.  Replace it with the idea that you have plenty of money.  Remind yourself each time that the Universe holds EVERYTHING, and IT wants you to be filled with joy, and that everything is at your disposal.

Because YOUR happiness is part of the solution.

Reach for it.

Hold it in your hand, gently.

And be grateful for it.

Grant yourself that joy that extends beyond “reason”.  Get rid of those old, outdated ideas that don’t work.  Grow some new ones.

And have a marvelous day!


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With Grace and Gratitude, 

LeslieAnne

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