A Course in Miracles and things going wrong

This post was written by DoctorJay on December 2, 2009
Posted Under: A Course In Miracles,goals,pain

Thing do go wrong no matter what. Sickness, death, destruction are. No matter how “enlightened” you are, you will suffer. The miracle is not that you’ll live forever happily in this life but that you’ll understand that you are an immortal spiritual being having experiences as this human being. It is all maya (play acting – illusions).

So even though you are doing A Course in Miracles you will experience many defeats in your life.

What to do when things go wrong?

What to do when you feel defeated?

You need to accept apparent defeats gracefully. Remember that the best baseball players strike out more often than not. So long as you can minimize the damage when things do not go your way and maximize your opportunities when things go right you will move toward your goals and achieve.

As I mentioned above, true greatness is when you continue when it is all dark around you and you truly understand that it is darkest just before dawn.

Now the reality is that we do not need to be great in order to achieve much more than we do. Also note that we all have the potentiality to be great at times.

Knowing that even the greatest do at times despair helps us at our times of troubles. Therefore when things appear wrong:

  • Take some time out. This can be done in many ways. You can breath deeply for a while. If you are with others you may wish to excuse yourself and go to the rest room. This gives you a natural change of scenery and time out. You do not really need to go to the rest room. The point is to leave the room where there is conflict or things are going wrong. This point (taking a time out to change your mood) is used in sports where teams do actually take time outs.
  • Remember that life is full of ups and downs and “this too shall pass.”
  • If you have time read your success journal and your list of successes. This is very useful to give you courage when you are feeling down and dejected.
  • Use a positive affirmation. Repeat, “I approve of myself,” or something similar.
  • In your imagination, surround yourself and others with a pink light of unconditional love.
  • If appropriate, feel the fear and do it anyway.
  • And of course read “A Course in Miracles,” and understand that the world you experience is not the real world – of course you’ll experience suffering and need to feel the grief in the moment, but understand that it’s OK.
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