Why Did I Write Turn Your World UPSIDE DOWN To Get Your Life RIGHT SIDE UP?
I wrote the book because I wanted to tell people the stories that changed my life and made it happier, healthier and more peaceful. As a long-time student, teacher and Reverend for A Course in Miracles I am dedicated to helping people think from love and not from fear. Changing my mind about the world is what helped me and I believe it is what the current world situation is calling us all to do.
Here’s an example of how my book reverses thinking. First it gives a common western thought followed by a reverse thought.
COVID-19 IS THE PANDEMIC FACING THE WORLD
FEAR IS THE PANDEMIC FACING THE WORLD
I believe, thinking from fear is the true virus in our culture. As long as we see ourselves as separate beings and victims, we will have no real peace. The current COVID-19 crisis has done exactly what my book title suggests we need to do: Turn Our World UPSIDE DOWN To Get Our Lives RIGHT SIDE UP! What needs to be turned upside down? I believe it is the way think.
IT’S TIME TO EVOLVE
It is time to evolve our consciousness. The virus is showing us we are not separate. We are all united whether we believe it or not. And something that we cannot even see (my lab tech sister informs me you need an electron microscope to see this virus) is changing our perception of the world. These are concepts that I address in my book.
• Can something we cannot see be real?
• Who are we really – are we our bodies or are we spirit?
• Where does peace live?
APPLICATION AND EXPERIENCE ARE KEY
I do not address these questions with theory, I answer them with stories from my life – so people might understand how I changed my thinking about the stressful situations like: boyfriends who cheated and unhappy family relationships. A Course in Miracles emphasizes application rather than theory and experience rather than theology. You must experience the course concepts for yourself; no one can do this internal work for you.
This book is really about my personal experience applying the course’s upside-down thinking to my own life. It has not always been pretty. The ideas presented can be downright frightening because, in short, they are asking us to give up the part of ourselves that most of us have spent decades building – our specialness. We are very particular about our likes and dislikes, and we hold on to what we think makes us unique from others. The course not only challenges these ideas, it explains how dangerous and painful holding on to these ideas truly is for all of us.
MY BOOK IS NO CHILD’S PLAY
It asks you to search your mind to question the very fabric of your life and how you live it. So be forewarned: our ego thoughts fight for survival. But, if you want to live a more peaceful life, there is no other way but to dive in and look at what is uncomfortable and scary to you.
HERE’S THE GOOD NEWS. PEACE IS POSSIBLE
Peace is something that always exists. It is not something to be found, it is something that reveals itself to you. Peace is. Just as love is. But, we cover up the peace and love of who we are with fearful and separated thinking. We think from fear and then we become confused, frustrated, full of anxiety, worry and doubt. We blame and project guilt rather than reach within ourselves to change our perceptions. This book is here to help us look at our dis-ease and change the way we live.