Day to Day
It’s hard sometimes to write only about A Course in Miracles or forgiveness or this or that mode of spiritual healing. Sometimes you want to write about baking bread. Or the Bob Dylan concert you went to last week. Or a cool book about teaching. Or last night’s walk up the road with the kids.
Our lives unfold on a day-to-day basis – even when we’re following a spiritual path that teaches us time isn’t real. And that day-to-day stuff matters! It is the grist through which we come to understand and apply forgiveness. The very light of heaven pours through our daily existence – the recycling bin, the cups of tea, the aging dog, the flowering dogwood tree, the laundry that needs to be washed. Look around you – this is the world in which you are going to wake up! Here is where you are going to find Heaven!
In that light, paying attention to what happens – noticing what is – makes a great deal of sense. Indeed, it is inseparable from our daily practice. I cannot have a helpful experience of A Course in Miracles if I am not bringing it into application every day. I have to do it with my students, my wife, my children, the neighbors, my dogs, the tank of fish, the bread dough that is or isn’t rising, the other parents in our homeschooling group.
Day-to-day is holy and it is sacred, if for no other reason that it is the means by which we attain that for which we have longed forever: the grace of Christ, the memory of God, the shining light of Heaven. I honor it. I write about it. I lift it up into the light and in turn, it lifts me.