Program in Miracles – It Is What It IsOn March 12, 2022 by guWiz16T
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.
From the time I first became conscious of the majestic and awe-inspiring presence of God, I’ve enjoyed studying several wonderful spiritual performs such as the Bible (my beloved components will be the Sermon on the Support and Psalms), the Bhagavad-Gita, the Upanishads, the Koran and the poetry of Kabir and Rumi. Not one of them come close to the effectiveness of a Course in Miracles. Studying it with an open brain and heart, your doubts and issues rinse away. You feel alert to a wonderful love serious within you – greater than whatever you knew before. The long run begins to look so bright for you and your liked ones. You’re feeling love for everyone including those you formerly have tried to leave excluded. These experiences are very powerful and occasionally place you off balance a little, but it is worth every penny: A Class in Wonders presents you to a love therefore calm, so strong and therefore general – you’ll question how so many of the world’s religions, whose aim is allegedly a similar experience, got therefore off track.
I want to claim here to any Religious who feels that his church’s teachings do not truly satisfy his desire to know a form, merciful and loving Lord, but is relatively afraid to see the Program due to others’ statements that it’s sporadic with “true” Christianity: Don’t fear! I’ve see the gospels many times and I promise you a Class in Wonders is totally consistent with Jesus’ teachings while he was on earth. Don’t concern the fanatical defenders of exclusionist dogma – these bad persons believe themselves to be the only companies of Jesus’ information, and the sole kinds worthy of his joys, while all other will go to hell. A Program in Miracles reflects Jesus’ true meaning: unconditional love for *all people*. While he was on earth, Jesus believed to choose a pine by their fruit. Therefore give it a try and see how a fruits that ripen in your life taste. Should they taste poor, you can reject A Class in Miracles. But if they style as sweet as quarry do, and the an incredible number of other true seekers who have discovered A Program in Wonders to be nothing less when compared to a beautiful value, then congratulations – and might your center often be abundantly full of peaceful, warm joy.