Tuning to the Truth

Remember the days of car radios when you had to dial in the station? Depending on what might be blocking your signal, whether it be location, atmospheric conditions, or how you were holding your mouth, you might get good reception or a lot of static. Well, I had one of those cars. I remember once, when I was driving with my husband Paul, and I tuned into a station with a lot of static. Now, Paul is a musician with almost perfect pitch, so he does not like static; he wants to hear the clear beauty of the sound. I, on the other hand, was not as refined because I liked the station. He asked me how I could listen to a station with all that static. Since the station was a favorite and it never came in very well, I just tolerated it. I had gotten so used to the static; I didn’t even notice it anymore.

It hit me that this story is really a metaphor for life…

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What Is Truly Essential

I recently received this email, and it got me thinking. It said… “I was just reading The Holy Encounter where you mentioned about essential workers and thought, ‘What else could be more essential or more needed than miracles right now? Could now be the time for a required course like A Course in Miracles?’ So, I am sending peace to you most essential workers on the front lines of healing!”

They are right, what could be more essential right now, with all that is going on in the world, than a miracle, and what simpler and more direct path to miracles than A Course in Miracles itself? So…

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Remembering Judy

Yesterday morning, I received a call from Tam Morgan who let me know that her mother, Judith Skutch Whitson, had made her transition into eternal life a few hours earlier. There is no doubt that A Course in Miracles is in your hands (and countless millions around the world) because of the guidance, insight, and divine willingness of this beloved child of God. Her readiness to accept the mission from co-scribes Helen Schucman and Bill Thetford to take the Course to its publication was a mighty leap of faith. With grace and tenacity, she led the Foundation for Inner Peace (original publishers of the Course) to bring this healing tome to the world. It is not hyperbolic to say that we would not have the Course today without her guiding and guided hand.

I am deeply honored to have walked this world with her since 1977, and I will continue to be inspired by her love and wisdom. In September, Judy recorded a video for me for our on-demand seminar this Saturday. In that video she was, as she always was, brilliant, beautiful, and insightful. She truly left this world of limits on a high note!

In my last phone call with Judy, we reminisced about our 44-year history together. We were grateful to have been brought together through our love of the Course and our love for each other. I know she has experienced her homecoming with her husband, Whit, all her dear ones who have passed on, and her Heavenly Father. Thank you, Judy. I am so grateful to you, my dear sister.

And gratitude to God becomes the way in which He is remembered, for love cannot be far behind a grateful heart and thankful mind. God enters easily, for these are the true conditions for your homecoming. (M-23.4)


Above the Battleground

If you have ever read the section in A Course in Miracles entitled “Above the Battleground,” you quickly realize that the battleground is the everyday experiences of our lives in which we see ourselves as separate and at odds with each other. Every day we arm ourselves for war, so to speak, with our defenses, grievances, and judgments. We do not see ourselves as one with our brother or one with our Father. That sort of perception can often be seen as…

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Bill’s Advice

“Change is the only constant in life,” so said Heraclitus, a pre-Socratic Greek philosopher who lived around 500 BC. He was right way back then, and he is right today. One of those aspects of change that is pervasive in this world is conflict. A Course in Miracles says, “Conflict is the root of all evil, for being blind it does not see whom it attacks. Yet it always attacks the Son of God, and the Son of God is you.” (T-11.III.1.7) As you can see, conflict is the antithesis of…

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The stillness of the peace of God is mine

I love workbook lesson 273 from A Course in Miracles: “The stillness of the peace of God is mine.” Doesn’t saying it feel good? That’s not to say that I will only get the stillness of the peace of God when I finish all the lessons or finally stop getting angry at that person or myself. It says right now, with no restrictions whatsoever, the stillness of the peace of God is mine. It is yours right now, too. Not in the future, but right now. There is one caveat, however, and that is…

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A Prayer Wheel

In our day and age, we are faced with challenges that our forefathers never had. We have global warming, pandemics, and we have traffic! Whether it be on a freeway, interstate, highway, autobahn, or surface street, the word “gridlock” can strike fear and frustration into the heart of even the heartiest commuter. Is there any hope for peace as we drive the highways of “this world that is not our home?” Here’s a helpful, healing hint you might want to try…

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Making the Team

A popular, award-winning television show on Apple TV is Ted Lasso. It is a comedy about an American football coach who is offered a job in England coaching a professional football team. Now, of course, our football is not the same as their football, which resembles soccer to us, but Ted takes the job even though he knows really nothing about their game. As you can imagine, there are a lot of adversities, but Ted has such an incredible attitude that he overcomes it all.

As I watched the heartwarming series, it reminded me of a story I read years ago…

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“The trouble with the world is not that people know too little, but that they know so many things that ain’t so.” – Mark Twain

When I first read this quote by Mark Twain, I was struck by how true it was. With the number of talk shows and news programs on television and radio (not to mention the bevy of inaccurate information that floats all over the Internet) it is no longer surprising how much information is out there that just “ain’t so.” Whether it be bogus election and voting fraud claims or falsehoods about Covid vaccines and mask-wearing, there’s a lot of inaccurate information out there being touted as truth.

One current erroneous story stands out. Near the beginning of the Covid vaccinations, some on the internet seem to have decided that…

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Another Choice

Do you remember coloring with crayons? Growing up, I loved to color. I delighted in getting a new box of crayons with all the pretty colors, perfectly sharpened and all in a row. So, when I first gave a brand-new box of crayons to our son, when he was a toddler, I was interested to see his reaction. I recall how he opened the box carefully and said…

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