What Dreams May Come

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Long before I stumbled across A Course in Miracles, I had dreams that defied what I thought the mind could do.

I can’t remember when it was that I started dreaming I was reading books. I’d read for what seemed liked hours, and the book would be really good. Things would happen that I could never have anticipated. I’d eagerly turn the pages, in my dream, to find out what was going to happen next. I’d marvel at the masterful twist of the events, and the way the author hooked me in with rich descriptions and characters. I was able to lose myself in the writing, and ignore everything else that was happening around me.

Just as something astounding happened, but that was so perfect a plot twist that it tied in the narrative together, Boom! I’d wake up, marveling, replaying the scenes from the book in my mind as I did with a good movie.

Suddenly, in those twilight hours between wake and sleep, a question would strike me: Who wrote that book?

Who wrote that book? It certainly didn’t seem like it was me — the ideas were so well thought out. Plus, I had no idea what was going to happen. But isn’t that like most dreams? And if dreaming is of the subconscious mind, how did that mind come up a masterful story and then present it in a book form to me, the reader? And why did it do this?

Because these dreams didn’t fall into any of the usual categories in the  dreams I was used to (fear-based, argumentative, boring), I was being shown a side to the mind that I didn’t know existed. Which led me to another question: Who was doing the showing?

A Message from a Spirit Guide


Did I mention that my spirit guide dictates poetry?

I once thought of myself as a lost cause. My guides have made me see things completely differently. Here’s a tribute from my spirit guide Sarah:


Here’s to the angel of Lost Causes, betrayed by nothing more than her inability to lose faith, for only she knows that faith bestowed on the lost causes of the world bears the richest fruit of the spirit.

Paid a thousand times over in gold and shimmering light, she carefully picks her way through life’s successes to focus her saving love on the least amount us.

Cool Things About ACIM


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One of the first thing I noticed about the Course is that is doesn’t require me to “buy in” to what it says. Instead, it tells me that through using the ideas, I will be shown that they are true. This is exactly what happened to me. And it continues to happen to this day, and it’s what allows me to believe so strongly in miracles. I’ve been given proof.

Here’s a quote from the preface:

Some of the ideas the Workbook presents you will find hard to believe, and others may seem to be quite startling. This does not matter. You are merely asked to apply the ideas as you are directed to do. You are not asked to judge them at all. You are asked only to use them. It is their use that will give them meaning to you, and will show you that they are true.

Preface, pg. ix

Notes from the Universe

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I’m a big Mike Dooley fan, and I receive his free “Notes from the Universe” emails. Just thought I’d share today’s note:

If speaking to a spiritual novice during the darker days of human evolution, Shawna, one might explain God, metaphorically, as if “He” were angry, testing, and judgmental.
To someone a bit more savvy, during easier times, one might explain God, metaphorically, as if “She” were always loving, nurturing, and forever conspiring on your behalf.
And to someone on the verge of a total breakthrough, during the latter days of human evolution, one might explain God by asking them to turn up the music, take off their shoes, walk in the grass, unleash the dogs, free the canary, catch a breeze, ride a wave, dance every day, get up early, take a nap, stay out late, eat chocolate, feel the love, give stuff away, earn it back, give some more, and laugh…. Really.
Really, really.
Catch a breeze, Shawna
   The Universe


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Welcome to my first post on my new blog! My name is Shawna Rae, and my long spiritual journey has led me to the teachings of A Course in Miracles. Through it, I’ve found a God of my understanding. This God doesn’t judge except to tell us we’re perfectly innocent. This God is pure love and would never be someone we had to fear. He seeks out the “unworthy” to let them know they’re wrong.

My study of the Course began with A Return to Love by Marianne Williamson in the early 90’s. Since then, I’ve had my own remarkable awakening (but not the kind where you’re in constant bliss. I’m still hoping for that one).

I look forward to connecting.

Shawna  💕