A Course in Miracles Experiment (by Pam Grout) Day 129

“Beyond this world is a world I want”

I want to live in the world where families in need are connected to families who can help them. (Yes, this is happening!)  

I want to live in a world where everyone gets to have their say, and everyone listens. (This, too!)

I want to live in a world where everyone feels important, treasured, special (because everyone IS unique and of value).

Can we all agree to switch over to that world?

What if we all decide that we’re going to make that change today?  

What happens when I open my mind up to the infinite variety of the Universe?  Any thing, any possibility can turn into reality!

Turn off the part of your mind that’s been conditioned to think that you can’t have everything you need to be the person you want to be.

Turn off the voice in your head that tells you anything negative, that says you’re not deserving of “every good thing”.

Because you ARE deserving, you ARE here for a reason, you DO have amazing feats to accomplish!

Shut down that snarky voice, and let’s get to work, together.

Let’s go make a difference.

Be overwhelmingly, electrically, volcanically blessed today!


Photo by Marc Szeglat, courtesy of Pixabay

With Grace and Gratitude,

LeslieAnne

A Course in Miracles Experiment (by Pam Grout) Day 128

“The world I see holds nothing I want.”

 All that I need, all that I am, is not what I see.  Looking around, or in the mirror, all my perceptions are colored over by my ingrained beliefs, by my basic outlook on life.

The only way to get to the truth of who I really am is to discard the useless garments that disguise that true self.

If I can once see through the fabric of my own expectations, I start to get an idea of the human the Divine intends me to be.  That human is gloriously beautiful, wonderfully compassionate and caring, incredibly inventive.

Why bother with the ego if it doesn’t work toward improvement?

Let go of your ego and all those misleading ideas.  Let go of your material wants, your demands that life as you experience it should live up to your egos’ unrealistic expectations.

Put off the shackles that hold you in place.  Hang out that laundry, and let the breeze make it fresh.

I remind myself daily that my vision is “through a glass, darkly”, and I have a responsibility to look farther, to try to understand more clearly, and to keep love and compassion uppermost in my heart.

You are unique, gorgeous, amazing!

Celebrate a new day, knowing that this day can bring you closer to  revelation!

Have an astoundingly wonderful day today!


Photo by Annie Spratt, courtesy of Unsplash

With Grace and Gratitude, 

LeslieAnne

A Course in Miracles Experiment (by Pam Grout) Day 127

“Love is a law that has no opposite.”

I’m reminded of how love affects our pets’lives (not sure how this triggered these memories, but…)

When my husband and I first married, we both had birds, mostly parrots as pets.  He had cockatiels and I had conures.  He had already built up a three generations of birds that were examples of beautiful colors and wonderful temperaments.

He taught me how to handfeed babies, and over a few years we raised hundreds of baby ‘tiels.  They were always so darn ugly when they first hatched, always squalling for food even when they were so full the extra was dribbling out of thier tiny beaks.  Feeding time always included plenty of warm, damp washcloths and ick on my clothes.

At one point, we ran out of time to handfeed all of them, and left the babies in the nests if the parents were doing a good job.  By then, we were five or six more generations into our breeding program, and all our parent birds were babies that I’d raised.

I’d scoot out to the barn to check on everyone in the morning before work.  Each walk-in aviary had a pair of birds with nests, or a group of juveniles learning how to fly and be strong, happy, friendly birds.

In the cages, I’d walk in and immediately get mobbed by babies or parents alike, fussing over my hair, playing with my earrings, or just landing on my head.

Even the parents with new chicks in the nests would walk along my arm as I opened boxes, fondly watching as I reached in and gently touched each baby, making sure that everyone was getting fed and was alert and bouncy.

I loved those birds, and they knew it.  The parent birds had never known anything but a loving gentle, caring human, so they never got protective or aggressive.

With only love as background, nothing else matters.

What if we put love in the forefront, and keep it there?

What can stand against love?

Rewind your day so far, and start with love.

Have a marvelous day today!

Photo by Deva Prasana, courtesy of Unsplash

With Grace and Gratitude, 

LeslieAnne

A Course in Miracles Experiment (by Pam Grout) Day 126

Trust.

Where do I place my trust?

How can I possibly trust you, when you’ve obviously let me down so many times?

The truth is, I have to trust that despite appearances, you are also doing your best to trust, to do the right thing, to be honest and courageous.

My perceptions of how that affects me are my real problem.

Without an attitude of trust, I’ll never be able to see what you’re trying to offer, what you’re really attempting to get across.

I have to back off from my assumption that you’re not going to help.  I have to let go of all my assumptions about you, and everyone else.  I have to change and release all the accumulated junk that’s cluttering up my head, and move on into a basic trust that the Universe will make it work.

Clean out the junk drawer in your head!  I’ll clean mine out too.  It could be that something you toss is the one thing standing in the way of a deeper understanding, a more complete acceptance, an encompassing brilliant flash of insight.

We can change the world.  We each have to first trust that it can be done.

Let’s make it a better, more loving, more trusting, more caring world.  One person at a time.

Have a marvelous day today!


Photo by Skye Studios, courtesy of Unsplash

With Grace and Gratitude, 

LeslieAnne

A Course in Miracles Experiment (by Pam Grout) Day 125

Get yourself ready to receive.

Instead of the constant battles we’re told we have to fight, we need to learn to walk away, and get prepared for the better method.

If we can just shut out that continuous barrage of crap that makes up our egos’ running commentary, we can clear the way for our intended blessings to find us.

Instead of putting up our dukes and maintaining that energy-intensive attitude, set it down and give it a rest.

The Universe wants to bless you, provide for you, nourish you.  But, you have to allow it to happen.  You (and I) have to back off and lighten up.

We have to have a teeny bit of faith, in order to make room in our heads, our hearts, and our lives for those blessings to flow to us.

If we’re busy chattering all the time, we can’t hear the messages we’re meant to hear.

If we’re busy disliking all the time, we don’t leave room for the love we’re meant to experience.

And if we’re busy spending our lives in pointless pursuits, we don’t have time to see the blessings we have.

Take a few minutes today.

Quiet the voice.  Still your hands, and sit on your troubles.

Look around you.

Enormous amounts of love, peace and joy await.

Have a blessed day today!

Photo by Jason Leung, courtesy of Unsplash

With Grace and Gratitude, 

LeslieAnne

A Course in Miracles Experiment (by Pam Grout) Day 124

Overwhelming joy.

Joy so incredibly big, so amazingly perfect, that it’s impossible to wrap my mind around.

That’s my birthright, and yours.

The knowledge that I can accomplish anything that spreads that joy is the rock-solid foundation of life.

You and I have the capability of changing the entire world.

With joy, and love, and goodness.

Just because we can’t see or hear or touch something, doesn’t take away its reality.

Just because scientists haven’t proven some theory, doesn’t mean it isn’t true.

And just because your “rational mind” can’t believe, doesn’t make it myth.

Open your mind and heart to that highest frequency in the Universe.  Allow the Divine visit joy upon you.  You’ll be changed, and you’ll inspire others to change.

Have an inspired day today!


Photo in Yosemite Valley by Jeb Buchman, courtesy of Unsplash

With Grace and Gratitude, 

LeslieAnne

A Course in Miracles Experiment (by Pam Grout) Day 123

Resistance is futile.  The Universe is going to sweep us along in its current of love and abundance.  Why struggle against that?

Like salmon spending all their energy swimming upstream, we struggle constantly to go a different direction.

We do everything in our power to leap the rapids, to navigate the currents, to move upstream.

But the Divine wants to make it easier, not harder!

Ignore the urge to struggle today.  Let loose of the need to fight against that current of caring, of hope, and of plenty.

Allow yourself to move WITH the water, to enjoy that feeling of being swept along to the place you need to be.

Give up the need to be “in control” – it’s just an illusion anyway.

Let the day unfold before you.  Give control back to the Universe.  Acknowledge the fact that you will be taken care of, beautifully and abundantly.

And don’t forget to offer thanks for your many blessings!

Have an extraordinary day today!


Photo by Drew Farwell, Courtesy of Unsplash

With Grace and Gratitude, 

LeslieAnne

A Course in Miracles Experiment (by Pam Grout) Day 122

Let go of all those “dead” thoughts you’re carrying around.

Watch the wildlife outside your window for a bit.  Emulate your wild friends.  Drop the thoughts of needing to lose weight, find a new dentist, get the newest gadget on TV.  Those are dead thoughts.

I’m blessed with a big porch on our home in Kentucky hill country.  The morning here starts before sunrise with all the local birds singing away – shouting to the rooftops that they’re alive and well. It gets pretty loud, too, because my budgies and finches and button quail join in as well.

My bird feeder on the porch gets a lot of traffic, too!  Red-headed, Downy, and  Red-bellied woodpeckers start pounding on the suet feeder as soon as the sun is up.  They’re accompanied by Cardinals, Titmice, Chickadees, Nuthatches,  Goldfinches, Mourning doves, and the occasional Grackle.  The Red-winged blackbirds, Barn swallows, Bluebirds, House wrens and our Phoebe don’t come to the feeders, but they are definitely present as well.

We have the occasional Hummingbird as well – just exactly like an exotic jewel in flight.  I keep their sugar-water feeder full and a hanging fuchsia basket for snacks even though they’re not regulars.  They’re so tiny and fearless!

What’s the point of watching them?  They’re fabulous teachers!  They deal with the “right now” and nothing else.  They don’t carry around “dead” thoughts because they’re too busy actually living.  They’re my daily example of how to just be.

Where do you find your inspiration for being?  What can you find in your surroundings that pulls you out of yourself and expands your consciousness?

Have an extraordinary day today!


Photo by Bryan Hanson, courtesy of Unsplash
With Grace and Gratitude, 

LeslieAnne

A Course in Miracles Experiment (by Pam Grout) Day 121

“I Can See Clearly Now” by Johnny Nash is the musical pick for this morning!

Pick a person you don’t care for today.

Pick someone you much prefer to stay in another room, another building, another country.

And instead of focusing on what you dislike, look for the Divine in that person.

Because we each have that light in us.  If you spend your time looking for the light in every person you know, your perception of the world will undergo a drastic shift.

Suddenly, you’ll see that light in EVERYONE and in everything.

It’s exactly like going from watching black and white TV, to full color 3D.

It’s a totally new experience.

It’s a completely different world.

Put your funny 3D glasses on today, and see the difference it makes!  You’ll soon be able to see the Divine light in anyone and everyone.  What a blessing!

And remember, keep looking for that Divine light.  It’s there.  It’ll change every part of you, and every thing about your life.

Have a blessed day today!

Photo by Gaston Abascal, courtesy of Unsplash

With Grace and Gratitude, 

LeslieAnne

A Course in Miracles Experiment (by Pam Grout) Day 120

Love trumps everything.  Love is always the high card in the “game” of life.  Love always wins.

Love, light, peace, joy.

These comprise the reality you are entitled to experience every day.

Lay down your burden of worry, of care, of discord.

Set it down like a suitcase full of old clothes that no longer fit.  Then walk away.

You don’t need that weight.  You don’t need to wear yourself out, carrying all that extra baggage. 

Pack your bag with love, light, joy and peace.  You’ll find these things weigh next to nothing!  These things will give you more energy, rather than siphoning off what energy you have.

Close your eyes and imagine how that feels.  Imagine boxing up your worries, your stress, your fears, and setting the box on the curb next to the trash.  Imagine how much lighter you’ll feel once they’re gone from your life.

And follow through!  I have to admit that I remind myself daily (and frequently more often) to let them go.  I have to keep putting them back in the box, and keep taking it to the trash.  Every day.  

Sooner or later, it’ll stick, and the struggle will become a memory.  That’s what freedom feels like.  That’s when I will embody lightness, joyfulness, and loving kindness.

Come along?  Let’s play the game of life, knowing we hold the high cards of love!

Have a lucky day today!

Photo by the New York Public Library, courtesy of Unsplash
With Grace and Gratitude, 

LeslieAnne

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