Ego to the Grindstone

May 24, 2013

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Wow! These Living A Course in Miracles classes are so great. I feel so invigorated by the combination of offering these classes and traveling to visit sacred sites.

Yesterday I had several hours at the Cathedral and Grotto here in Lourdes, at the site where Bernadette saw the figure of the Immaculate Conception. Bernadette proved what Jesus said, “Blessed are the pure of heart for they will see God.” We can be that pure now. We don’t have to wait.

There are people here from all over the world who have come to Lourdes for healing and inspiration – and many of them are recovering from broken hearts. Yesterday, I participated in two Catholic Masses – both in German – and it was very noticeable to me that i didn’t get bothered or tweaked at all. In the past, I would often become irritated by something in a Catholic Mass, I had such an aversion to religious ceremony.

I’m so grateful that I could participate and only be aware of the deep Love of God that was being expressed. The desire for healing, for inspiration and motivation was so palpable. At times the energetic felt dizzying it was so strong and intense.

Even in the rain, hundreds of people were sitting outside the Grotto and praying, lighting candles and bottling the sacred water from the spring. In many ways, it’s SO commercial, with all of the souvenir shops and the stands selling bottles and candles and yet, the innocence of Bernadette is in each person who comes here. That’s beautiful.

What I notice is that I am open hearted to it all. Where once I would have been so judgmental about religion, and the commercialism, and even the pilgrims who come here, now I am peaceful, inspired and uplifted. I feel so blessed.

My current happiness comes from putting the ego to the grindstone. Thought by thought I surrendered the cause of my suffering and discovered the Peace of mind that had always been hiding underneath my opinions and judgments. I’m finding Freedom in my heart and mind and for this I am forever grateful.

Yesterday’s class is available on replay at and I have the Homework class today – our topic this week is Unbreak Your Heart. There’s no need to suffer – let’s find together true healing and transformation!


A Course in Miracles, ACIM, How to forgive, Jennifer Hadley, Living A Course in Miracles, Spiritual classes

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