Which is exactly what occurred the day I realized that if I’d never had to deal with all the shit I had to go through in high school, then I never would have developed the inner resources I need to be able to live with a chronic illness.
Since January 1st of this year, Marianne Williamson has appeared on Oprah and Friends radio each afternoon at 3 pm to teach A Course In Miracles. I first went through the Course about 5 years ago, and I thought it would be a really neat experience to go through it again under the guidance of Marianne Williamson, whose work I really admire.
I’ve been doing the daily exercises, as well as practicing applying the principles to my everyday life. Yesterday was a hard day, because I was dealing with a lot of health challenges-AGAIN-and it was making my arthritis flare up-AGAIN.
So I prayed, “Dear God, please help me. I need a miracle.” Then I got really quiet and listened.
I felt guidance and support come in, and I could tell that it was God because it was loving, kind, and gently amused with me.
“Dude,” it said, “take some pain medicine.”
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.