Miracles News

October-December, 2023

What Is It For?

by Rev. Lee Catalano, Ordained Ministerial Counselor

What do I want the outcome of this day to be? This meeting? This conversation? This email? This workday?  

Jesus teaches us a very important tool to utilize during the process of purifying and healing the mind (of guilt). He tells us to decide in the morning how we want our day to be.

Why does He do this? He teaches us that the ego is always speaking first and projecting its misery and guilt onto the world. If we decide ahead of time, the Holy Spirit is in charge, and we will have a happy day.

I want to picture myself smiling and others smiling back at me. I want to imagine feeling peace and seeing others around me at peace as well. I can hear the gentle laughter of myself and others (specifically). We are at peace and in good humor. As I lay in bed first thing in the morning, I fire up the Holy Spirit in my mind and see an easy day FILLED with miracles of Love. How crazy is that, right? Love is a miracle! Wow, huh?

Jesus makes sure we understand the ego’s shenanigans and its desire to look BACK on the day and seek its “understanding.” The ego will always want to look back on the day and perceive any and everywhere it has been mistreated (by God). Then the ego will be justified in its vengeance and anger. Um, not exactly a good time.

The ego is at war with God, but this is kept out of awareness. It is literally a thought system that is at war with God. The ego plays out its battles through bodies. It shivers with guilt and fear. It believes it has struck God down and God is waiting to annihilate it.

Truth is, were we to no longer listen to it, it would die of neglect. There is no vengeful God and there is literally nothing to fear. Are you getting this? What a trip huh? All fear is the fear of God! Fear isn’t even my own! It’s the fear of an unwanted “guest” in my mind.

If I believe someone doesn’t like me, that is the ego in my mind projecting its belief in a vengeful God. Cause and effect are one in the same. Jesus calls this the ego sending out its hungry dogs to bring back images of fear. The ego projected the entire world of form, then individualizes and is REACTIVE to its own mis-creations.

What is it for? I will decide ahead of time to see through the eyes of light, to look right past form to Love.

Rev. Lee Catalano, OMC is a Pathways of Light minister living in Watertown, MA. Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

© 2023, Pathways of Light. https://www.pathwaysoflight.org
You may freely share copies of this with your friends, provided this copyright notice and website address are included.

Tell a Friend
Printable Page

Back to main page of Miracles News.

Has this page been helpful to you?
Your contribution to support this site is greatly appreciated. To make a tax deductible contribution with a credit/debit card, click here.
Click here to donate from your PayPal account.
Or send a check to Pathways of Light, 12530 Lions Chase Court, Huntley, IL 60142.

Articles by
Pathways of Light Ministers
and Others.


Advanced Search

Pathways of Light Membership

Support Pathways of Light with an annual membership donation or become a sustaining member through monthly contributions. Includes printed Miracles News magazine mailed to you. Click here.

Subscribe to printed version.

To have Miracles News magazine mailed to you quarterly, Click here.

Most recent entries

Miracles News has been viewed 1952242 times


Complete Archives

Subscribe to
Miracles News Online

To have Miracles News Online articles emailed to you free when they are posted each quarter, enter your email address here.

Email Address:

You will receive an email requesting confirmation. After you confirm, the Daily Inspiration articles will be emailed each day they are posted. These emails will appear in your inbox as from "FeedMyInbox." You may unsubscribe at any time. We recommend that you add "updates@feedmyinbox.com" to your address book so that the emails do not get sent to your spam box.

You may also subscribe to the RSS feed to have these messages added to your MyYahoo! page, Google Reader or Bloglines by clicking this image in your Subscribe to RSS feed browser's web address field above.

Free Online Resources

Electronic "Magazine"Sign up to receive periodic emails with thoughts to ponder, inspirational articles and the latest news.

Subscribe to daily emails of Workbook Lesson Insights.

ACIM Text Made Simple — answers to hundreds of questions about the Text. Click here.

Daily Inspiration Blog — Thoughts to inspire your day. Click here.

Inspiring journals by Pathways of Light ministers applying the principles of ACIM. Click here.

Miracles News — hundreds of inspiring miracle stories. Click here.

We'd Like to Hear from You

Request Free Printed Program & Product Catalog

Or call 1-800-323-7284 (US & Canada) or 386-615-7284.

Click here to email your questions.

United Kingdom: Click here to email your questions about Pathways of Light in the UK or call +44 (0) 207 7262 0209.

Give us your feedback or report site problems.

Featured Store Items

Spiritual Counselor Training — based on principles of A Course in Miracles, including ordination. More….

24 ACIM Practitioner courses including 50-page study guide, CD's or MP3s, with facilitator. More….

Listen & Receive 30-Day Home Study Listen & Receive 30-Day Home Study Learn to receive insight for your life in a form that is perfect for you …heal fears, find joy & peace. Learn more.

Hey, Holy Spirit, It's Me Again by Rev. Myron Jones. An indispensible guide for anyone on the path of ACIM with insights on the 1st 90 lessons. More…

True Forgiveness True Forgiveness by Rev. Jennifer McSween. The Proven Path from Pain to Power and personal happiness in 5 Simple Steps. Learn more.

From the Christ Mind From the Christ Mind scribed by Darrell Morley Price. A simple, yet profound message that you can immediately apply to current circumstances. More….

Eternal Life and A Course in Miracles Eternal Life and A Course in Miracles by Jon Mundy, Phd. A Path to Eternity in the Essential Text. Sale, 32% discount. Learn more.

Forgiving KevinForgiving Kevin Audio book by Rev. Larry Glenz. A moving and inspiring true story of a father/son relationship that withstood seven years of addiction, recovery, and relapse. More….

Healing Family RelationshipsHealing Family Relationships Applying the Principles of A Course in Miracles 6 CD audio book by Rev. Myron Jones. Learn how family relationships offer fertile grounds for forgiveness and healing your judgments of the world. More.