Forgiveness is the Home of Miracles
by Robyn Busfield*
[As it appears in the June 2011 Newsletter]
Robyn is a student and teacher of “A Course in Miracles.”
During her first year of the Workbook lessons, she was inspired to relay her personal journey through the lessons.
She shares this personal journey in her new book, “Forgiveness is the Home of Miracles.”
Below is an excerpt taken from Robyn’s new book.
It is August 2007. I have been studying the “Magnetic Laws of the Universe” for more than a decade. Acknowledging and implementing these unquestionable laws over all these years has indeed brought harmonious changes to my once questionable life.
However, little did I know my world was about to change. My perception was about to be questioned yet again. And just when I thought I had it all figured out…
On this warm August day in Redondo Beach, California, I sit to visualize as I had done for many years after discovering the knowledge of the now famous Law of Attraction. I have been visualizing for just a few minutes when I hear this gentle Inner Voice—the Inner Voice I have come to know very well at this point in my life. It gently said, “We are not going to let the Universe know what we want today. Instead, we will be silent and allow a Higher Knowing to let us know what is best.”
I was floored. For many years, each time I visualized, I had received strong, encouraging, passionate feelings. It always felt like the right thing to do. Now, I was getting the message that this was no longer the right thing to do!
After visualizing for so many years, I found it difficult to just stop. It had become a big part of my life. I also wasn’t completely sold on this new idea of not visualizing. So the next morning I sit to visualize once again. It didn’t take long, seconds maybe, before the same Inner Voice led me away from visualizing and gently guided me to hand all outcomes over to a Higher Knowing.
Okay, I didn’t need any more convincing. This August day of 2007 would be the last day I would sit to visualize. I don’t feel this means that I don’t have a say in what I desire to see around me. After exploring the possibility of creation, I have come to understand that whatever I see and enjoy will continue to be. Or whatever I give little focus toward, or desire for, will cease to exist. I know this much: I am not going to walk around with my eyes closed. So, my ability to create a desired environment will continue to be based upon my enjoyment of my surroundings. I think this is the catch: Don’t control the outcome by placing emphasis on the outcome. It’s like the saying, “Let go, let God,” Or, “Jesus take the wheel.” I hand over the controls to my future, because I believe there is a Higher Knowing that knows better than me. Then as I move forward, I move in the direction that I am gently guided to, while enjoying whatever I choose to enjoy along the way.
I feel that there can only be one reason why this change is occurring in my life. I have recently begun to study and practice the principles of a Text and Workbook called A Course in Miracles. A friend had given me this rather large and biblical looking book a few years earlier. At the time I read a little more than half the Text, each page at least four times over to assist in understanding this unique verbiage, and then placed this somewhat complicated book back upon the shelf.
Today, I muse over this shift in perception that the Workbook of the Course obviously is offering. This shift from thinking I understand everything around me to the realization that I really don’t know much at all—which will enforce a new belief in everything that I perceive. I basically have no choice if I wish to move forward here. I must surrender all knowledge and all past learning and say, “Show me the way. Show me the Truth.” Therefore, “Please correct my perception.”
I am realizing that I must hand the steering wheel over if I am to have faith on my journey home. Also I am learning that Holy Spirit is my Inner Voice (Voice for God), as well as the Source of Higher Knowing, and will guide me as necessary on the path that leads me to peace, freedom, and love—thence God.
So, now I move forward learning to have faith in releasing a lifetime of knowledge and trusting that Holy Spirit has eternal knowledge ready for me—the knowledge I once knew before I fell asleep. Today, I came across this excerpt from the Course which I found interesting: Yet the essential thing is learning that you do not know. Knowledge is power, and all power is of God. You who have tried to keep power for yourself have “lost” it. You still have the power, but you have interposed so much between it and your awareness of it that you cannot use it. [FIP Text, pg 296, 1.1; ACIM-OE Text CH 14, VII 58 pg 287] This confirms yet again that there is no use in me holding on to that steering wheel. I don’t know the way. And I surely don’t know the answers. Holy Spirit knows the way, and Holy Spirit has every answer ready for me to hear when I am ready to listen. If only I would let go of the steering wheel and trust Holy Spirit entirely…it is then that I will be reminded of my true power.
By Robyn Busfield – Author of “Forgiveness is the Home of Miracles”
For more information please visit: www.robynbusfield.com
*[From website]Robyn is a student and teacher of “A Course in Miracles.” During her first year of the Workbook lessons, she was inspired to relay her personal journey through the lessons. She shares this personal journey in her new book, “Forgiveness is the Home of Miracles.” Robyn states, “If we want to truly eradicate all pain and suffering that exists in our lives then we must open our minds as they have never been opened before. A Course in Miracles has opened my mind and opened my heart…and a miraculous journey has been unfolding.”