A Magic Carpet Ride

Studying Big Blue entails much more than an interpretation of the text. Being 280 Lessons in, I would be so bold as to say that whatever your perception of what The Course would be like, that image will in no way resemble the ensuing magic carpet ride.

My interest in pursuing The Course is as a spiritual one. The first time I saw Caroline Myss speak she said, “Religion is the worst thing that ever happened to God.” She has a strong belief in God, but just like The Course teaches, she sees how words separate us.

I enjoy imagining myself looking down on planet earth from deep in space. Seeing the planet as a whole, rather than one with borders and nationalities, filled with rules and beliefs that create division. Great truths are so simple, and resonate at a soul level. Knowing that we are all more alike than different is one of them. Julie discusses this separation eloquently in her post, The Name of God.

I have been exploring my creative side lately as an expression of my journey into love and into deep healing of old wounds.

My Happy Boxes have been a real joy to work with and have opened the door to a new level of intimacy with my husband as we collaborate on images. He is the photographer and I am the photo editor and designer.ACIM_let_things_be_HB2015

Lesson 268 – Let all things be exactly as they are.

I love this sentiment to let things be exactly as they are. There is a deep wisdom in  recognizing how innately our judgements and opinions are woven into each one of our thoughts; both the good and the bad ones. There is a freedom in holding them up like a ripe dandelion to blow away on a cool breeze; a letting go of what no longer serves us.

I am the first to admit that I am no expert in the religions of the world. I read what I can and my interests are varied.  I can clearly see base similarities between religions that at first glance seem worlds apart. The teachings of love as the basis of their dogma is powerful, yet the ego mind can corrupt their essence and obliterate the art of forgiveness, acceptance and other core values as nothing more than collateral damage.

This recent Happy Box sums up my feeling on the matter quite concisely:



“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that. – Matin Luther King

Studying A Course in Miracles is an interesting journey down into Alice’s rabbit hole which I have written about in more depth. Absorbing the wisdom, interpreting the biblical style text and applying it to life is a challenge indeed. A challenge I have found to be worth all the effort. I take the time to slow down and live in the present more than I ever used to. I am happier, kinder, more forgiving and have enhanced my ability to love everyone….including myself. I embrace gratitude as my yellow brick road and hope you too have found yours.

I will leave you with this sentiment for today.Candle_Sunset_HB


Blazing Light of Glory, is a co-created and cooperative writing, studying, and teaching effort of Lisa of BloomLisa and Julianne Victoria of Through the Peacock’s Eyes.

About Lisa van Reeuwyk

I show heart-centred people how to find clarity, live with confidence and create killer cashflows. Vancouver based mom of two beautiful girls and wife to one hunk of love. I read anytime I can, have a sacred love of nature, took my first yoga class was in 1993, constantly taking online courses, I read oracle cards and am inconveniently allergic to garlic.

14 thoughts on “A Magic Carpet Ride

  1. Perfect read for me today, as I struggle at excepting my own life and certain aspects of it, in this moment, as being exactly as it should be or is or needs to be or whatever. Fighting the “What is” is honestly exhausting and I was working my way into letting go as I came to your piece. Perfection….

    1. So glad it brought you some peace Noelle. The battle is indeed exhausting and futile and seemingly addictive. Onwards and upwards we go on the magic carpet ride🙏

      1. Yes… addictive. Perfect word. I have had it with myself many times, and spent most of the afternoon deciding to ignore old patterns by walking a beautiful prairie trail. Nothing like dirt and grass to clean the mind.

  2. I love this post Lisa! And I am in awe of your steadfast dedication to studying “Big Blue!” Your words here are so uplifting and they are authentic! I love the creativeness of your “Happy Boxes” and what I love even more is that it is a collaborative effort that comes from the love you and your husband share! Thank you for always being supportive and for adding light to my journey!! ❤

    1. Your words mean so much Lorrie. More than I can express in words. Thank you so much for shining your light into my work and my journey. Happy Boxes have become like going to church for me. They lift me up and connect me to a higher energy, all with the hope of spreading that energy to even just one soul. Hugs!

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