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Expanding Perception


One of the profound insights from A Course in Miracles is that we react to our own interpretations of events or people as if they are absolute truth. While we may control our outward behaviors, our emotions remain tethered to these interpretations.

We get so caught up in our own narratives and subjective views that we mistake them for objective reality. But at the end of the day, our emotions and reactions are rooted in those personal interpretations, not necessarily the facts themselves. It's a good reminder to step back sometimes and question our assumptions, because there's usually more than one way to look at a situation. Instead of immediately reacting, we can pause and ask ourselves, "Is this the only interpretation? Might there be another perspective I'm missing?"

That bit of self-awareness and openness can go a long way in diffusing intense emotions and finding more peace and clarity. It's not always easy, but recognizing the role our interpretations based on emotion play is a huge first step. This realization has the power to liberate us from our misperceptions. When we cling tightly to personal interpretations, we limit ourselves and cloud our vision of reality's true nature. It's like living in self-created bubbles, reacting to own made-up stories as if they're facts. The tricky part is becoming aware of when we're doing that - recognizing that our emotions aren't necessarily stemming from some universal truth, but from the lens we're choosing to view the world through. By embracing an open and curious mindset, we can break free from these self-imposed constraints and expand our horizons.


Every experience offers an opportunity to transcend preconceived notions and step into greater understanding and growth. By consciously questioning our interpretations, we invite new perspectives and insights, allowing us to see the world with fresh eyes and an open heart. This process of self-reflection and willingness to let go of rigid beliefs is not easy, but it can lead to profound personal transformation and a deeper connection with the world. When we release attachment to limited interpretations, we open ourselves to the present moment's boundless potential, where true wisdom and inspiration reside.

Rev. Lora Nedkov Spiritual Intuitive


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