* Are you voting?
* What are you dressing up as for Halloween?
* Can you believe [blah blah blah thing] in the news?
* What do you think about the World Series?
Folks, none of this shit means anything. Have you ever seen politics, ever ONCE, really solve a problem? EVER? Then why are you investing time and energy in it?
Has reading whatever drama and conflict in the news EVER made your life one iota better than it was before, or has it just scared the shit out of you and made you more paranoid and more cynical than you were before?
EXACTLY. So the real question is, when are you going to see through all this bullshit and stop believing in it? Maybe some of the young grasshoppers out there don’t yet have enough life experience to see through all this bullshit. Trust me, if you are even remotely awake and not too numbed out on legal and illegal forms of dissociative self-medication, you’re going to see through it — hopefully sooner rather than later.
Okay, now that I have that little rant out of the way, let’s just stick with A Course in Miracles. I don’t really have anything else to say right now.
Lesson 1: Nothing I see in this room [on this street, from this window, in this place] means anything.
Now look slowly around you, and practice applying this idea very specifically to whatever you see:
This table does not mean anything.
This chair does not mean anything.
This hand does not mean anything.
This foot does not mean anything.
This pen does not mean anything.
Then look farther away from your immediate area, and apply the idea to a wider range:
That door does not mean anything.
That body does not mean anything.
That lamp does not mean anything.
That sign does not mean anything.
That shadow does not mean anything.
Notice that these statements are not arranged in any order, and make no allowance for differences in the kinds of things to which they are applied. That is the purpose of the exercise. The statement should merely be applied to anything you see. As you practice the idea for the day, use it totally indiscriminately. Do not attempt to apply it to everything you see, for these exercises should not become ritualistic. Only be sure that nothing you see is specifically excluded. One thing is like another as far as the application of the idea is concerned.
Each of the first three lessons should not be done more than twice a day each, preferably morning and evening. Nor should they be attempted for more than a minute or so, unless that entails a sense of hurry. A comfortable sense of leisure is essential.
- A Course in Miracles, Lesson 1
Now let’s apply it to the issues of the “season.”
Voting does not mean anything.
Politicians do not mean anything.
Halloween does not mean anything.
Whether or not I have sex does not mean anything.
All these social rituals I participate in do not mean anything.
The news on the internet does not mean anything.
Sporting events do not mean anything.
And so on …
Erika Awakening, High Priestess of Miracles at TAPsmarter
About the Author:
Erika Awakening is a Harvard Law School graduate and former practicing attorney. She left the rat race to become a location-independent entrepreneur, holistic life coach, blogger, speaker, healer, and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT tapping) expert. Erika Awakening is one of the world's foremost experts on eradicating limiting beliefs and lifestyle design on your own terms. Learn more about Erika Awakening
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