A Course in Wonders Is Seeing Others As Friends

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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 acim. 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.

While the majority of us have now been brought up to think that prayer requires asking to Lord to greatly help, save your self, correct problems and bring us points these days, that’s not the case prayer or their purpose. Prayer in A Course in Wonders (ACIM) is fairly various and really beautiful. Higher than a tune, it’s joyous exchange of Love and thanks between God and His Designs that utilizes the forgiveness process to fix the mind before the Prayer Song is all that remains. It’s the admission home therefore understanding correct prayer, and forgiveness, may be worth the amount of time in retraining the mind.

Prayer is changing (sharing) a Track of Love and Development or judgments of the confidence predicated on that which you look for (agree with) in the mind. There’s number different way. In the Program, your brain (content) is separate between God and the confidence; and you are picking constantly with a side as cause for effect.

Forms (all points of this world) are miscreations showing the ego’s judgmental believed system. We’ve caused it to be up (miscreated that world) and will give it up any time by fixing your brain (forgiveness). Correct prayer needs that correction of your brain as Lord has nothing to do with forms.

What Prayer is Maybe not:

Because you are usually choosing, everything you look for when you hope is what counts. Once you plead in prayer to own God resolve an application trouble with another sort issue, you are wondering the vanity brain for support (not God). These types and wants are deemed more important than God’s Love that’ll remain concealed to their education you choose the illusion.

All additional things (forms) are needs. Different labels are needs, dreams, position, issues, vomiting, human love (special relationships), presents and targets these days, etc. They are everything you choose as substitutes for God’s Love and the confidence may distort the objective of prayer by with them to help the illusion. Thus, prayer can not be about “forms” or “needs” in just about any way.