About Jamie


WORDS FROM JAMIE MCKIBBEN

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GREETING MESSAGE AND SOME BIOGRAPHY:

Blessings to all!

Some of my earliest memories of childhood include moments when I felt anxious, alone and uncomfortable. Those moments would continue into my adolescent and adult years.

Everything that I ever tried to do to feel safe, secure, capable, accomplished and worthy at most resulted in a temporary fix that didn’t last for any appreciable length of time. It wasn’t until I unsuccessful tried to elevate myself through enough exterior means that I tried adding a spiritual and metaphysical approach. An approach that placed an emphasis on my inner life and my beliefs or stories about myself as the determiner of my outer life and not the other way around. For up until that point, all of the aforementioned experiences were either undeserved, had to be earned, bartered for or required meeting certain goals as payment. In other words, I believed that my happiness existed out there, which resulted in me not being aware of my power to choose my own state of mind.

In 2005,  I made a commitment to change my mind about myself and my world. A commitment that has produced truly miraculous results both inside and outside. Experience has shown me that things and events are not the objective or subjective “reality” that I once thought they were and that how I see them is how I see myself and vice versa which is the ultimate determiner of my experience.  “Projection makes perception. The world you see is what you gave it, nothing more than that. But though it is no more than that, it is not less… As a man thinketh so does he perceive… Perception is a result and not a cause.” ACIM Chapter 21 Intro

ACIM has not been my only source of inspiration and guidance by any means, however; its seemingly radical and uncompromising approach to forgiveness and mindfulness has awakened something in me that knows no limits, is beyond any specific description and speaks for the peace that surpasses all understanding. It is the All of the All, the Tao of the Tao, the Love of God, and the oneness of everything. Amen. Namaste. And so it is.