A Program in Miracles Is Viewing Others As Friends
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.
Since I first became aware of the majestic and awe-inspiring existence of God, I’ve liked reading several great spiritual performs such as the Bible (my beloved parts would be the Sermon on the Support and Psalms), the Bhagavad-Gita, the Upanishads, the Koran and the poetry of Kabir and Rumi. Do not require come near to the greatness of a Class in Miracles. Examining it by having an open mind and center, your doubts and troubles clean away. You become alert to a marvelous enjoy serious within you – deeper than anything you knew before. The future begins to seem so bright for you and your liked ones. You feel love for everyone else including those you previously have attempted to leave excluded. These experiences are extremely effective and sometimes throw you down harmony only a little, but it’s worthwhile: A Course in Miracles presents one to a enjoy so peaceful, so powerful and so common – you will question how so lots of the world’s religions, whose purpose is apparently a similar experience, got therefore off track.
I wish to claim here to any Religious who thinks that his church’s teachings don’t really satisfy his desire to learn a type, merciful and caring Lord, but is notably scared to see the Course because of others’ statements that it’s unpredictable with “true” Christianity: Don’t fear! I’ve read the gospels often times and I promise you that the Program in Miracles is wholly in line with Jesus’ teachings while he was on earth. Don’t anxiety the fanatical defenders of exclusionist dogma – these bad persons think themselves to be the only companies of Jesus’ concept, and the only real kinds worthy of his blessings, while all the should go to hell. A Program in Miracles shows Jesus’ correct message: unconditional love for *all people*. While he was on the planet, Jesus thought to determine a tree by its fruit. So give it a decide to try and see the way the fruits that ripen in your life taste. Should they style bad, you are able to abandon A Class in Miracles. But when they style as sweet as mine do, and the countless other true seekers who are finding A Course in Miracles to be nothing less than the usual incredible prize, then congratulations – and may possibly your center always be abundantly full of calm, loving joy.