by Anne Malatt, Australia
Some years ago I met a man, Serge Benhayon, who inspired me. I had a healing session with him and began attending Universal Medicine courses. These courses have been a course in miracles.
WHY ARE THEY MIRACLES?
I am now my true weight, having carried over 20 kg in excess weight for years.
I do not diet, in the usual sense. I eat what I feel my body needs, in the quantity it needs, at the time it needs, to nourish and sustain it.
I have changed my diet, which was full of carbohydrates and sugar and loaded with gluten and dairy, to one which is now rich in quality, nourishing food.
I used to need to eat these foods to keep my exhausted body going and to help me to not feel the pain and sadness I was in. I now no longer need them, as I no longer feel this way.
I no longer drink coffee, having been addicted to it and needing it to get through the day.
I was exhausted, and needed coffee and sugar to fuel me, to keep me going, to do the things I thought I needed to do each day. I now have all the energy I need. It is only a breath away.
I no longer drink alcohol, having previously been addicted to it.
Alcohol was my ‘friend’. It was a treat at the end of a long hard day in a long hard life. It picked me up, it sweetened me, it was a substitute for caring for myself. It was my only way of giving myself permission to stop and sit. Now, if I want a moment with myself, I stop and take a moment. Just for me, just with me – wherever I am, without the need for anything from the outside. I love my days now and enjoy the way I feel at the end of my day, most days, and now I don’t need a reward to feel good.
I now sleep like a baby, having been an insomniac.
I used to stay up late, fuelling myself with alcohol, coffee and sugar. I never felt the day was enough, and would stay up looking for more. Now, I wind down after work and go to bed when my body is tired, by 9pm. I sleep soundly and wake feeling rested and refreshed in the morning, looking forward to the day.
I don’t often feel stressed now, having lived under constant (self-induced) stress in the past.
I still feel anxious and stressed at times, but when I do, I take a moment to stop and bring myself back, by focussing on my breath and what I am feeling in my body. I don’t go looking for stress or excitement to make me feel alive or to distract me from my other feelings, because I feel great and have no need for anything outside me.
I am now in the tenth year of my relationship, having been a serial runner-away from relationships.
This relationship has not exactly been easy. But we have, by loving perseverance and commitment to ourselves and each other, developed a quality of love that I would not have dreamed was possible for me when I was young.
I am in a loving relationship, having been in abusive ones before.
I now care for myself enough to have a relationship in which anything less than love is not tolerated. If either one of us brings less than love, in our words, behaviour or being, we say so, as lovingly as we can, to bring awareness to them and to help each other return to love. We are as honest as we can be with each other at all times, and whatever is happening between us, we deal with problems by remembering first and foremost that we love each other.
I like myself.
I did not used to feel this way. I now appreciate who I am and what I offer.
I care for myself.
I have come to understand that I cannot care for another until I learn to truly care for myself. And, I am putting this into practice, for myself, my family and for everyone.
On a good day, and most days are, I even love myself.
Every one of these is a miracle. Together, they are amazing. And today, I am amazing, and I feel it and I know it. I am a living miracle.
HOW HAS THIS HAPPENED?
- I have never been told what to do (no-one has ever been able to do that!).
- I have been shown a loving way of life, by someone who lives it himself. Serge shares this way with his family, who also live it, and they share it with others.
- I have been inspired by example: a simple, loving way of life, that is natural, that is the way my body truly wants to live.
- I have been reminded that this way is found inside me, by listening to my innermost voice, the living wisdom of my body.
- I have re-connected to myself, and made this connection my way of life.
- This way is the Way of the Livingness.
508 thoughts on “A Course in Miracles”
Amazing Anne, how many of us regularly claim, ‘ I love my days now and enjoy the way I feel at the end of my day, most days, and now I don’t need a reward to feel good.’
Crazy that we substitute caring for us with something that actually poisons our body! ‘it was a substitute for caring for myself’
I agree Elizabeth and feel that my experience and understanding of life has changed so dramatically that I don’t feel that I am living the same life as I was before. It feels to me that almost everything about life has changed. My relationships have transformed, especially my relationship with myself and I have a zest for life that is fuelled by truth and purpose. I am invigorated and alive pretty much all of the time and I can’t wait to get into the more. The more love, the more truth, the more harmony, the more stillness and the more joy. Deeper and deeper we all go as a result of just one of us going deeper, which is what I love about it, we don’t have to despair that there are so many people not choosing these things for themselves, we just need to deepen ourselves and everybody else goes with us.
I agree Richard. It will eventually lead us all back to the beginning again when we were all at One with God.
The Way of The Livingness is a miracle in its simplicity; less is more and the more just keeps expanding.
A course in miracles indeed! Living my life as I do now it is sometimes easy to forget the level of tension I used to life with. Important to appreciate how far I have come, what I have let go of and what I have been able to accept and embrace.. and it just keeps getting deeper!
Often we think our life would be better if only… and put so many conditions and obstacles before we say yes to life and commit to being in it, and here from what I am reading I am getting a sense that it is all upside down and back to front. We don’t like to surrender if the outcome is not guaranteed and even when we give that a go, it’s still a bit like we are holding onto a ransom just in case. Our heel is just ready to turn back on itself. This process of self-love reawakens that connection, that is more than a trust, and yes, it is a far-cry for many of us and it is a miracle indeed to find ourselves in that place again, and to have the peripherals of life fall into their rightful places, taking care of all the conditions without us directing it.
Anne this is a recipe for success and it is a very simple approach to bring about so many amazing changes.
We can make vast changes in our lives. It is possible from being an alcoholic to never touch alcohol again, it is possible to lose weight, possible to stop being in abusive relationships & find love – not with another but within ourselves. All of these are things are within our reach.
We could simply choose to start with one aspect of our lives, maybe to look at our diet, and what we eat, ‘I eat what I feel my body needs, in the quantity it needs, at the time it needs, to nourish and sustain it.’
Wow these changes are amazing, mind blowing and yes a true miracle. Thank you for sharing.
This way is the Way of the Livingness is the only way I found that directly reminds me of God and all that I am here to bring.
“I have been shown a loving way of life, by someone who lives it himself. Serge shares this way with his family, who also live it, and they share it with others.” The reflection offered by the Benhayon family, and increasingly by other students of Universal Medicine is so inspiring. There is no exclusivity in this – which is the opposite of what is often found in everyday society. Brotherhood, where all are treated as equals, is the way forward.
I love your list of miracles Anne. Your list of how they came about rings true for me too. Life is very different for me these days compared with how I was pre-Universal Medicine.
This is so lovely to read, thank you Anne. There is a simplicity and order that comes back to life when we begin to honour how we feel and the wisdom of the body, and make changes accordingly.
Honouring how we feel may simply be taking a stop moment to be with ourselves, ‘Now, if I want a moment with myself, I stop and take a moment. Just for me, just with me – wherever I am, without the need for anything from the outside.’
This just goes to show how inspiring others can bring about true change.
Inspiring others, by how we are living, can be more powerful than opening our mouths.