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Motivation

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Dear Miracle Workers,

Sometimes I forget to apply the Course. I think it’s because I know it’ll work, which means I’m willing to suffer some more. It’s okay that I’m willing to suffer and sacrifice, but I remind myself that I’m doing it. The ego has no power. The ego is not making me do or think anything I’m not willing to agree with. Since the ego is senseless and vicious I have to remember that I’m willing to listen to its siren song. It’s like an addiction.

However the goal of happiness is attainable if I remember that real power beyond my little self is in me. “God is indeed your strength. And what He gives is truly given. … Your passage through time and space is not random. You cannot but be in the right place at the right time. Such is the strength of God. Such are His gifts.” (OrEd.WkBk.42.2)

That’s true motivation! There are no accidents, and God goes with us wherever we go. It doesn’t matter why I’m still attracted to guilt, pain, and suffering. It only matters that there’s a way out. So, I’m determined to get out of my head space and into practicing. That’s where I’ll find God. And that, my friends, is motivation. When I remember why the heck I do A Course in Miracles then I’m immediately brought back to truth. “It is quite possible to reach God. In fact it is very easy because it is the most natural thing in the world.” (OrEd.WkBk.41.7)

I want it easy, and so when I’m in pain or any kind of suffering I remind myself gently that I do not need to go through this. There is another way. I choose once again the easy, simple way to God. And I practice.

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(originally appeared in Miracles Weekly #316, Nov. 7 2021)

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Rev. Joanie Schaeffer-Goss

Rev. Joanie Schaeffer-Goss is CMC Minister #71. She was ordained on Feb. 16, 2014. She co-facilitates the "Southern Spirit Sisters" Fri. 4 p.m. (Pac.) Zoom! meeting. Zoom ID: 9424 662 0530

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