A Really Quick Record of a Course in Wonders

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I want to thank Jason, and everyone at the Monastery again for welcoming me with such openness. I’m still amazed that I was granted this opportunity to see shining examples of the teachings of A Course in Miracles, and for the first time in a long while, I do not feel alone.

Part of me wanted to stay longer, but beneath that desire was the thought that I would be doing so for the wrong reason; as a way to avoid my problems. The stronger feeling was, and is, that my travels will continue.

Before I left, Jason asked if I had had any insights. What I’m about to share was not yet clear at that time; only on the drive away did it coalesce.

That morning, several lines from a Vance Joy song kept running through my head, “I never should have told you, never should have let you see inside. Don’t want it troubling your mind, won’t you let it be?” This confused me as I could not think of anything that I had said that I felt regret for.

Eventually, the phrase, “don’t want it troubling your mind” stood out. This reminded me that the most prominent fear I had in coming to the Monastery was that I would somehow interfere with its residents’ peace of mind, simply by my presence alone. This belief that I could negatively affect other people’s state of mind has been with me for many years, and has colored many of my past experiences and relationships.

This fear left my awareness soon after I arrived. On the drive away it rose again, but I remembered David saying in one of his videos that minds cannot attack. I cried and laughed, and now feel as if the belief is being (has been?) released.

There are other things that happened that felt important, but I can’t think of them right now.

A Class in Miracles is indeed natural, so amazing, therefore effective, and so much more spiritually sophisticated than any other little bit of the world’s literature (past and present), that you have to actually knowledge it to think it. But those whose thoughts are also mounted on worldly ideas, and lack the main thirst for correct religious information that’s required for their knowledge, will likely not comprehend a single full page. That is not since A Program in Miracles is confusing – on the opposite its principles are extremely easy – but rather because it is the character of religious knowledge that those people who are not prepared to understand it, just cannot realize it. As stated in the Bible, at the beginning of the book of Steve: “The gentle shineth in darkness, and darkness comprehended it not” ;.

Since I first became alert to the majestic and awe-inspiring presence of Lord, I have liked reading several amazing spiritual performs just like the Bible (my beloved parts will be the Sermon on the Mount and Psalms), the Bhagavad-Gita, the Upanishads, the Koran and the poetry of Kabir and Rumi. Do not require come close to the wonder of a Program in Miracles. Examining it by having an open mind and heart, your doubts and issues wash away. You feel aware of a splendid enjoy deep within you – greater than anything you knew before. The long run starts to appear so bright for you and your liked ones. You’re feeling love for everybody including those you formerly have attempted to leave excluded. These activities are extremely powerful and occasionally place you down stability a little, but it’s worth it: A Program in Wonders introduces one to a love so calm, therefore solid and so universal – you’ll question how so lots of the world’s religions, whose intention is allegedly a similar experience, got so down track.

I would like to claim here to any Christian who thinks that his church’s teachings do not really meet his thirst to know a form, merciful and loving God, but is notably afraid to read the Course because of others’ states it is inconsistent with “true” Christianity: Don’t fear! I have browse the gospels many times and I promise you that a Class in Wonders is totally in keeping with Jesus’ teachings while he was on earth. Don’t anxiety the fanatical defenders of exclusionist dogma – these bad people believe themselves to be the only real carriers of Jesus’ concept, and the only kinds worthy of his delights, while all other should go to hell. A Class in Miracles reflects Jesus’ correct message: unconditional love for *all people*. While he was on earth, Jesus thought to choose a tree by its fruit. Therefore give it a take to and see how a fruits that ripen in your lifetime taste. If they taste poor, you are able to reject A Program in Miracles. But if they style as sweet as mine do, and the millions of different correct seekers who are finding A Course in Wonders to be nothing less than a heavenly value, then congratulations – and might your heart often be abundantly filled with peaceful, warm joy.

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