Changing Lives Through A Class 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 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 raised to think that prayer requires pleading to God to greatly help, save yourself, fix issues and provide us things in this world, that’s incorrect prayer or its purpose. Prayer in A Course in Wonders (ACIM) is fairly various and really beautiful. Greater than a music, it’s joyous change of Enjoy and thanks between God and His Masterpieces that employs the forgiveness method to fix your head until the Prayer Music is all that remains. It’s the solution home therefore knowledge true prayer, and forgiveness, may be worth the amount of time in retraining the mind.

Prayer is exchanging (sharing) a Song of Enjoy and Creation or judgments of the pride predicated on what you look for (agree with) in the mind. There’s number other way. In the Program, your brain (content) is separate between Lord and the pride; and you are selecting all the time with a side as cause for effect.

Forms (all things with this world) are miscreations showing the ego’s judgmental thought system. We’ve caused it to be up (miscreated this world) and will give it up anytime by fixing your head (forgiveness). Correct prayer requires this modification of your brain as God has nothing regarding forms.

What Prayer is Perhaps not:

Because you are always choosing, everything you look for once you wish is what counts. Whenever you plead in prayer to have Lord resolve a questionnaire trouble with still another type issue, you’re asking the ego mind for help (not God). These forms and needs are considered more essential than God’s Enjoy that will stay hidden to their education you choose the illusion.

All external points (forms) are needs. Other labels are needs, needs, status, issues, vomiting, human love (special relationships), gifts and goals nowadays, etc. They’re that which you choose as alternatives for God’s Love and the vanity can overlook the purpose of prayer by with them to help the illusion. Therefore, prayer can not be about “forms” or “needs” in any way.

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