The Fridge as Life – Non secular Media Weblog


By Janet Weissman

Good Morning DearHearts,

I’m actually realizing that every expertise I’ve is just one other approach of studying.  When seen on reflection I can “see” what was actually taking place, although when within the midst of the circumstance it didn’t appear clear.

Thus we come to my newest life parable.  

Many months in the past, let’s say final summer season, the fridge started to “have issues”, not massive issues, simply little, let’s say episodes.  Generally within the morning there could be puddles of water on the kitchen flooring.  In fact, my speedy assumption was a bit of ice was dropped on the ground and melted, so I merely dismissed the incident.

The puddle issues started to happen extra regularly.  (Be aware to self: remind everybody to be extra cautious when getting ice and purchase extra paper towels.) 

Finally the water on the ground was actually changing into a nuisance.  The belief got here that it in all probability was not an ice dice concern and I’ll must contact a repairman. However as a substitute of attending to it then, I put extra paper towels below the fridge to take in the drippings.

Simply because we don’t want to attend to a circumstance when it arises; doesn’t imply it’s going to stop till it matches into our schedule.  My fridge didn’t repair itself, as a substitute it developed one other symptom.

I opened the freezer and tried to drag out the handy backside drawer.  It didn’t transfer.  Then I observed {that a} layer of ice was now encasing the underside a part of the drawer and protecting it firmly in place.  I instantly recognized the issue as being certainly one of drainage.  Clearly a drain was clogged and that was the rationale for the water on the ground and the layer of ice.  No want for an expert repairman for one thing that simple. I’m certain I can repair it.  So, I pulled the equipment away from the wall and cleaned below it and hunted for a drain that was clogged.  Nonetheless, I couldn’t discover one.  These newfangled contraptions are extra difficult than their ancestors. Properly, I did handle the clear off the coils, maybe that will resolve the issue. It didn’t.

By now it was the top of October and Hurricane Wilma got here to city.  This gave the fridge a ten day resting interval.  Perhaps it wanted a trip.  Any clog within the drainage system should have been cleared and the ice holding the drawer in place was gone now.


 I had nearly satisfied myself the issue was resolved when a small pond below the fridge greeted me as I entered the kitchen one morning.  The paper towels below the fridge had been now changed by a pleasant terry fabric towel.  When folded correctly, the towel nearly regarded prefer it belonged tucked below the icebox.

A number of extra weeks handed whereas I continued to disregard the plaintiff cries of an equipment needing therapeutic.  I used to be simply too busy to discover a repairman.  I promise, as quickly as I’m not this occupied.

Then one morning my daughter was having cereal and mentioned the milk appeared heat. The fridge had lastly succeeded in getting my full consideration. Instantly calling the repairman outweighed every other plans I had made, together with going to work.

By the top of that day, the fridge and freezer had been again in tip prime form and the Lake of the Kitchen had lastly dried up.

The fridge story is solely a instance of how we are inclined to ignore our personal discomforts. There could also be a state of affairs we’re experiencing that’s disturbing to us in a technique or many.  Regardless that the state of affairs is to not our liking, it’s tolerable, and so we tolerate it. This conduct many proceed for any period of time, days, months, even years.

Nonetheless, a second will arrive once we can now not ignore what’s protecting us in a state of uneasiness.  Keep in mind, we’re both completely pleased or by no means. Pleasure is an all encompassing state of being. Any “little” factor that’s distressing truly is stopping our peace and peace is a complete idea.

“Tolerance for ache could also be excessive, however it’s not with out restrict.  Finally everybody begins to acknowledge, nonetheless dimly, that there should be a greater approach.”

After we lastly make the choice to discover what the higher approach is now we have taken step one towards claiming our peace.  Yet one more factor, every of us has permission to seek out our personal approach in the direction of peace. There are a lot of paths that result in one objective.


Janet Weissman Bio

Janet was launched to A Course in Miracles in 1991 and it rapidly grew to become a serious a part of her life.

She has led weekly ACIM teams since 1998. She at the moment has two weekly teams assembly on Zoom . There may be additionally one in-person group assembly in Wilton Manors, Florida each different week at The Pleasure Middle.

Janet information the day by day lesson from the ACIM Workbook on YouTube. She is at the moment in her fourth yr of recordings. You’ll find her at @janetweissman

In 2020 she printed her first e-book, “Good Morning DearHearts” which remains to be accessible on Amazon or her web site   She is at the moment able to publish once more with a flip e-book of affirmations. It’s titled “Knowledge with a Twist”

Janet schedules classes with shoppers for both non secular counsel or just to go deeper into their very own non secular apply with particular person steering, or reiki.

She may be contacted at


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