That Miracle Additionally, the Mind: Spiritual Specialness.
This informative article begins a string on which A Course in Miracles (ACIM) means when it speaks of the “miracle” and the “mind.” Many students can cite definitions from the Course, understanding the non-dualistic meaning within the ability of dualism takes time to understand and apply. It’s only with the gentle guidance of the Holy Spirit that people can make this happen unlearning-learning process. Correction is in the mind of the perceiver and not through forms as true choice is between listening two voices: God or the ego. Claims to be of a “miracle mind” is truly the ego, forgiveness-to-destroy and spiritual specialness. The ego speaks first and the loudest. Love is quiet; and love is expressed in this world through right-minded forgiveness.
Spiritual specialness is from the unconscious arrogance of the ego wrong mind which believes it is in competition with God. Since we’re the same, we’re actually competing with everyone constantly until we learn this lesson. All conflict arises from the notion of competition living miracles store. Spiritual specialness makes some relationships holy and others not as the ego’s agenda is that people don’t understand that the reason given anything is in the mind from choosing with God or the ego. To take back our decision making ability is the point of the Course.
The ego’s voice, which we mistakenly believe is the Holy Spirit, contains no humility nor dependence on God. Rather, it is the voice for being self-created, i.e., the authority problem. Many of us have confusion regarding the author of our existence (ego or God) and the difference between form (illusion) and content (mind where correction take place). To be miracle-minded, we can not be in conflict on any level for the right-mind itself is conflict-free. There is a distinction between right-miracle-minded and the miracle mind of the ego.
We’ve no honesty once we use spiritual specialness even as we are saying we’re more holy, more chosen by God than another. This is a defense against the contrary and we are discussing this subject in greater depth in subsequent article. Being more chosen is the antithesis of the Course’s message.
To keep this discussion, let’s start out with some word symbol definitions. We shall look at the ego definition and the Course’s definition. Only the ego is fully definable because it is limitation itself. Perceived lack through projected forms (illusions) leads straight to spiritual specialness.
The Ego’s Miracle:
In the dictionary, the word symbol definition for “miracle” is: “A surprising or welcome event that’s not explicable by natural or scientific laws and is therefore considered to be the task of a divine agency.” The meaning for “agency” is, “An organization with two or more parties.”
This is a perfect example wherein two separate parties, the ego god and its version of the vengeful God, compete for forms within the dualistic illusion whilst the “divine agency.” This is the reason forms don’t need correction but rather the mind that perceives this silliness is needing correction. Asking the ego god for a miracle event (to replace a questionnaire with a form) distorts prayer and the Son forgets who He is. The ego becomes the author of the Son’s existence and spiritual specialness takes root wherein the Son who is choosing the ego, competes with God to create himself special to have noticed by God. So long as we don’t look at this, we remain a prisoner with this world.
A common mistake to get noticed here by God is to trust that changing our mind will change our life (forms, bodies, behaviors, relationships, etc.). Based on the ego, if we’ve a good life, we avoid punishment but you’ll find so many versions (forms) of a good life so that’s high in judgment. Again, changing forms make error real as it applies judgment that one form is much better while condemning another.
There is no life beyond Heaven. Purpose is in the mind; and our life’s purpose is to understand and practice forgiveness if we can be miracle-minded. Peace, or inner peace, is about content and not form. It’s from choosing what’s not with this world (the right-minded content of the Holy Sprit) which is the real miracle-mind within the illusory world. The miracle is really a shift in perception and not really a shift in form (illusion).
The Course’s Miracle:
In the Course, the word symbol definition for “miracle” is fairly long because of what all a miracle accomplishes. We’ve referenced some aspects but to totally understand the miracle, spend time and willingness to unlearn the ego version and learn the ACIM version by starting with Chapter 1: The Meaning of Miracles. Additionally, Kenneth Wapnick has written a guide called, “The 50 Miracle Principles of A Course in Miracles.” For the goal of this brief article, it is sufficient for people to include the following into the discussion:
“The miracle forgives; the ego damns (C-2.10). Miracle-minded forgiveness is the sole correction as it doesn’t have element of judgment at all (T-2.V.A). Wholeness is the perception content of miracles. Thus they correct, or atone for, the faulty perception of lack (T-1.I.41). Miracles arise from the miraculous state of mind, or state of miracle readiness (T-1.I.43). Miracles are an expression of inner awareness of Christ and acceptance of His Atonement (T-1.I.44).”
The Ego’s Mind:
In the dictionary, the word symbol definition for “mind” is: “The element of an individual that enables them to keep yourself informed of their world and their experiences, to believe and to feel, the intelligence and brains, reasoning and judgment.” Intelligence is really a key point which reveals the decision being created using the ego wrong mind.
Intelligence is defined as, “The capability to acquire knowledge and skills, intellect, judgment and reasoning.” Intelligence makes the entire world real (error real) by making use of judgment that one form surpasses another. When we look back at the Course’s definition for the miracle, “Miracle-minded forgiveness is the sole correction as it doesn’t have element of judgment at all (T-2.V.A).
How quickly intelligence gets used as a system through spiritual specialness to compete with God is astounding. We believe we’re following a Holy Spirit’s guidance when it’s truly the ego god. Like, everywhere we use intelligence to control other people’s issues which is a blame projection. You will find no “other people’s issues” unless we first believe in separation and differences and want to see our repressed guilt in another. Everyone and everything is an integral part of our mind. Further, to claim it is our job to control or correct other’s issues take specialness to a far more arrogant level of being chosen by God. We’re literally saying with this ego that people can do the Holy Spirit’s job better than Him which removes a billboard sign announcing our direct competition with God. It uses, “I’m better than you” forgiveness-to-destroy, the absolute most massive in separation between God and our brothers.
The intellect can also be the culprit behind our need to develop a curriculum of teaching the Course through retreats and workshops for money. Quite simply, we’re now saying the Course’s curriculum by Jesus is insufficient and we could do better. We do this because we do not understand the Course’s point that people are unhealed healers attempting to accomplish what we cannot do for ourselves and thus why we truly need the Voice for God. That is another point to be discussed in a future article. Very, hardly any are right-minded enough to allow Holy Spirit lead just how because most believe they’re in competition with God and others.
Nowhere does any of this show that we might not require boundaries with ego’s crossing the line with spiritual specialness. In fact, it is unkind not to have boundaries when spiritual specialness gets control of since it contains such massive arrogance of someone believing they’re better than another. Competition makes egos act incredibly vengeful because of the total belief in lack.
The Course’s Mind:
In the Course, the word symbol definition for “mind” is, “The activating agent of spirit, supplying its creative energy (C-1.1).” That is broken into, “Right-mindedness which identifies the Holy Spirit, forgives the entire world, and through Christ’s vision sees real life in its place (C-1.5); and wrong-mindedness which listens to the ego and makes illusions (C-1.6). Nowadays, the sole remaining freedom is the freedom of choice; always between two choices or two voices (C-1.7).”
As Kenneth Wapnick once said, “Love is quiet and need not make assertions.” The miracle-minded understand that prayer would be to ask to discover ways to forgive first in order that true prayer is released back to song. Our goal will be miracle-minded with the real miracle mind of the Holy Spirit right-mind and that’s only through choice. The energy of decision is the one remaining freedom as a prisoner with this world You can choose to see right (T-12.VII.9).