intro by Di…
Everyone I’ve met in the past 7 years seems meant to be. Barclay
knew it right away, as I did, that we are intended from before time to
be “in sync” with each other in the work of shifting the way we
I’m honored to have her contribution here, given with love at one of
the busiest times she’s had lately. An author at the height of her work,
in transit from one state to another.
I just had to have her message here for all of us. From scientific
therapist mindset to universal spirituality, Barclay has experienced
some vital years of deepening. I was so excited when she shared
about allowing the non-dominant hand to write “the answer,” that I
picked up the practice myself. I consistently receive answers I would
never have conceived. Open to the Energy of one who has a way
to instant Guidance!
Shift your pen…Shift your Consciousness
“My life was changed by a grief tool I encountered nearly twenty-five
years ago. In a weekly gathering of our study group for A Course In
Miracles, we had a visitor. She had come to ask what we thought about written conversations she’d been having with her mother…who had died some months before.
A nun had told her about a simple method…asking a question with your regular, dominant hand, and answering with your nondominant hand. In writing to her mother, in this format, the messages she received felt true to her, but our guest was uncertain about their validity. She knew we were a broad minded group, open to metaphysical realities, and she wondered
what we might make of her experience. We encouraged her to continue
the experiment. If it felt true, and helped her feel closer to her mother, it seemed to us there was intrinsic value in such inquiry.
I went home that evening to try out the tool for myself. What happened was truly astounding to me. (If you’re curious, you can read more about this discovery on my website barclaybraden.com or at about.me/barclaybraden, where you can leave me a message.)
Somewhat ironically, I did not end up using the tool to write to departed loved ones. Instead I began an invaluable dialogue with a voice who identified herself as Faith. My exchanges with her have fruitfully continued now for nearly a quarter century. If you dare to try this intriguing inquiry tool, I would love to hear from you! (BarclayBraden@gmail.com)
I asked her, just now, what was the most important message I could share with you about grief. Her response came immediately, in a single word: ALLOWING.”
With love and wishes, Barclay Braden
Lesson 21: I am determined to see things differently.
wrapping up by Di …
Barclay’s Xmas in July Gift is her years of confirming
the need to shift our way of seeing things, and how
natural it is for us.
Changing neurocircuitry by changing hands helps us get
wider vision with more possibilities.
A Course in Miracles guides us to ALLOW the Great Peace
that is our Highest Self to do the seeing things differently,
even when we are entrenched in miserable squabbles,
and fears that fade in its Brightness.
We don’t even have to know how to see differently,
just go within and recognize our Higher Self is seeing
in ways that bring peace, not suffering.
I’ve used both, and am especially blown away at how
my non-dominant hand always gives short and sweet
answers that I’d never have come up with: creativity
on the inside spills over as creative solutions on the
outside. In fact, it just worked again for me today… I
got angry with someone and lost my peace for awhile,
until I listened to Lesson 21, the above video, and sat
down with my journal, asking the question with my
right, and being amazed at the simple answer that
was pure Love writing with my left hand.
experience? Do tell!
How about A Course in Miracles? What did you
think of Lesson 21?
Do you think seeing things differently
can help with our identity confusion that is part of grief?
links to previous pages
(in case you missed it):
DAY 1 – Magenta: Waiting in Darkness
DAY 2 – JFP: Living after Heart surgery and 5 strokes
DAY 3 – JANE: Visiting Family – Layers of Love and Grief
DAY 4 – JFS: Loss of Someone to Care For
DAY 5 – SANDY: Allowing my Beloved Partner’s Memory to Live on
DAY 6 – PETE: Deep pain of losing my Beloved Daughter
DAY 7 – VIVIENNE: From the Dark to Light, Damage to Wholeness