I wanted to share this story with all of you. As a student of A Course In Miracles, one of my goals is to consider each moment as a chance to practice forgiveness.
I had one of those moments the other day. This is a delicate, yet very tangible connection with the ability of forgiveness inside our everyday lives.
I had just finished my night with the band I work with 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 facing me. He did not look my way, he just acted as though I was invisible, and proceeded to stand facing me. So, my first instict is, like, “uh, you are NOT going to cut facing me, pal”, and I began getting all tense and red in the face area and all that. And this guy, who cut, then was grumbling to himself about just how long it 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 seriously considered considering this case differently. I believed, acim lessons read online what does it matter if he goes first anyways? Can it be going to kill me if I wait an additional 30 seconds to profit this chip which I was fortunate to get in the first place? You know, maybe this guy just gambled away his whole house or something!
So, I let it go, and I relaxed.
Something amazing happened. No more than 2 seconds after that thought, this man turned, looked directly at me, and took his invest line behind me! I was amazed.
This forgiveness stuff really works. Just as the Course teaches , if you select to see things differently, you WILL.
Love and Forgiveness, Jamie
Jamie Hosmer is a supporter of health conscious eating and living, including proper nutrition, diet and excercise. Jamie’s mission is to simply help educate people how they could become healthier and happier.