Posted on October 28, 2011 - Filed Under Rev. Jim
When Sequethia’s mind “snapped back”, she realized that she had been totally transported back to the summer of 1986. She remembered more details about her powerful attraction to Chester (the Molester), and these details are available by clicking on his name). She had plenty of fights with Crystal, some of which are recounted when you click on Crystal‘s name. She remembered arguing with cheap-assed Melanie over the hotel bill. Melanie apparently forgot that settling the bill also included paying your share of taxes, tips and surcharges – not just the nightly rate, because she had such a consciousness of lack. She remembered dancing at the Boatslip when the Hat Sisters made their appearance. Her memory of the Hat Sisters was as vivid as the picture you’ll see when you click on their name.
She was “thinking” but in truth her mind wasn’t working. When our mind is preoccupied with the mirage of the past or the fantasy of the future, we are blinded to the only thing that is real, which is the present moment.
Just as Sequethia was blinded by Chester’s charms, our minds are blinded to the power, beauty and grace of the present moment (where we find the presence of God) when we are preoccupied with past thoughts.
A Course In Miracles Lesson 8 can help us break this addiction to the past.
In today’s practice, you can use the following thought form:
I seem to be thinking about ___________________ but my mind is preoccupied with past thoughts. If you do this several times during the day, you will begin to become aware of (and break) your addiction to the past.