Reading and Working through A Course in Miracles are two completely different things.
Reading A Course in Miracles (ACIM) is quite different than working through the lessons in the course. And I believe the author’s intent was that we work through the course and apply it to our own unique life journey, i.e. the way (our perception) we each uniquely view life. Yes, the way we perceive life with all of its ups and downs.
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Thus, I’ve been following a teacher of A Course in Miracles (Chris Cade) for many years (via his emails and videos), but never really took the time to apply each teaching to my life as a daily practice, until now.
What I’ve come to notice
I won’t plagaerize Chris’ teaching, but I will share some of the lessons I’ve learned from it. Maybe reading this will encourage you to check it out. I’ve learned that each of the following thoughts, which I’ve had at different points of my life, disrupted my serenity and calm (and that they all kind of feel the same–each taking up about the same amount of space in my head:
I am not angry at my most loved family member for not agreeing with me about the pedophile priests for the reason I think. (Note the attachment involved here, “my” and “most loved” along with two “reasons” to be angry.)
I am not afraid of my ex for the reason I think.
I am not worried about any of my family members’ suffering or state of lack for the reason I think.
I am not worried about some creditor for the reason I think.
I am not depressed about some potential problem for the reason I think.
I am not agitated about some health issue for the reason I think.
I am not anxious during hurricane season because we live in Florida near the water or any other reason I think. (Note how the mind layers “reason” upon “reason” to convince itself of its’ rightness?)
These thoughts seem to take me off balance, thus, I really want the course to help me with that, and release the upset to return my most often state to calm and centered.
We have already discussed “upset” before and how to question our thoughts. Now, ACIM asks me to realize that Anything I am upset about—it happened in the past (even if it happened one second ago)!
- All hurt (experience)
- All education (training)
- All learning (lessons)
ALL were in the PAST.
Why I continually seek
I am the person I am today because of Everything I have experienced up to this point in life. But, every moment I know I can make a different choice. I am open to that. I am open to unlimited and boundless potential! I am happy where I am NOW, and eager for more!
I know there was a reason for the puritanical ways (strict adherence to The Law to teach reverence and humility), but it makes me sad to think of those times. I much prefer Jesus’ words of Love. “And the greatest of these (commandments) is Love.” ❤️🦋🌀
Live and breathe Love & Gratitude
Thank Omniscience ALLways. OM
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