Miracle #4 - Seek Ye First The Kingdom Of Heaven
In Chapter 30 of A Course in Miracles we are given 7 Rules for Decision. These rules basically say that we should decide to have a happy, conflict-free day and then stop and remind ourselves of this goal whenever that is not happening.
Here are the rules spelled out:
1. Today I will make no decisions by myself.
2. If I make no decisions by myself, this is the day that will be given me.
3. I have no question. I forgot what to decide.
4. At least I can decide I do not like what I feel now.
5. And so I hope I have been wrong.
6. I want another way to look at this.
7. Perhaps there is another way to look at this. What can I lose by asking?
Yesterday I sold a bag of coffee in my eBay store.
I could not find it anywhere.
It was a small purchase, only a few dollars profit for me after shipping and fees. I looked high and low and began to feel frustrated that my morning was lost on this endeavor.
I wanted to spend my morning at the Blue Ridge Hospice Thrift store buying books! On the last Thursday of the month, they sell a box of books for $10.00. Yesterday was the last Thursday of January, and I felt I was missing out while everyone else got all the good stuff.
I decided to just sit and meditate and try to connect with Holy Spirit. I don't hear his voice the way some people do - in fact it is difficult for me to sit for very long quietly without getting distracted.
I probably sat for about 5 minutes.
I went back to my inventory room to look again. I stood on a chair to look down and sat on the floor to look up and try to gain a different perspective, but I couldn't spot it.
Then, I started going through everything all over again.
The first drawer I opened had the coffee in it!!
I guess I thought I had already looked there, or else never bothered to pull it out because it seemed too small to hold the coffee.
So, I got my sale ready to mail and went to the thrift store, where I found tons of wonderful books that no one else had purchased, and I came home thrilled with 3 boxes full!
I thought I knew where the coffee was and where I wanted to be that morning, but clearly God had a different plan for me, so that I could learn to listen.
Thank you, Holy Spirit
I do not perceive my own best interests. - Workbook Lesson 24