I wanted to talk about this story with each of you. As a student of A Course In Miracles, among my goals is to look at each moment as a chance to practice forgiveness.
I had one of those moments another day. This is a subtle, yet very tangible connection with the energy of forgiveness inside our everyday lives.
I had just finished my night with the band I assist regularly in Las Vegas. A patron had thrown a $100 chip up onto the stage as a tip.(Nice!) So I went to the casino cage to profit this chip therefore the band could split it up.
As I was waiting in line, another man came out and simply walked right before me. He did not look my way, he just acted like I was invisible, and proceeded to stand before me. So, my first instict is, like, “uh, you’re NOT going to cut before me, message of a course in miracles pal”, and I began getting all tense and red in the face area and all that. And this man, who cut, then was grumbling to himself about how long it absolutely was taking in the line!! “Oh, man what are they doing back there, oh, come ON!!” Geez.
But I remembered the Course and what it says, so I thought about considering this situation differently. I thought, what does it matter if he goes first anyways? Could it be going to kill me if I wait an additional 30 seconds to profit this chip which I was fortunate enough to get in the first place? You know, maybe this man just gambled away his whole house or something!
So, I let it go, and I relaxed.
Something amazing happened. Less than 2 seconds from then on thought, this man turned, looked directly at me, and took his devote line behind me! I was amazed.
This forgiveness stuff really works. Just like the Course teaches , if you decide on to see things differently, you WILL.
Love and Forgiveness, Jamie
Jamie Hosmer is a proponent of health conscious eating and living, including proper nutrition, diet and excercise. Jamie’s mission is to greatly help educate people on what they could become healthier and happier.