This Miracle Along with the Intellect: Spiritual Specialness
September 10, 2020 Business
This informative article begins a string on which A Course in Miracles (ACIM) means when it speaks of the “miracle” and the “mind.” While most students can cite definitions from the Course, understanding the non-dualistic meaning within the experience of dualism does take time to understand and apply. It’s only with the gentle guidance of the Holy Spirit that individuals can make this happen unlearning-learning process. Correction is just in your head of the perceiver and not through forms as true choice is between listening two voices: God or the ego. Claims to be of a “miracle mind” is actually the ego, forgiveness-to-destroy and spiritual specialness. The ego speaks first and the loudest. Love is quiet; and love is expressed nowadays through right-minded forgiveness.
Spiritual specialness is from the unconscious arrogance of the ego wrong mind which believes it is in competition with God. Since we’re all the same, we’re actually competing with everyone all the time until we learn this lesson. All conflict arises from the notion of competition. Spiritual specialness makes some relationships holy and others not as the ego’s agenda is that individuals don’t understand that the point given anything is in your head from choosing with God or the ego. To get back our decision making ability is the purpose of the Course.
The ego’s voice, which we mistakenly believe may be the Holy Spirit, contains no humility nor dependence on God. Rather, it is the voice to be self-created, i.e., the authority problem. Many of us have confusion regarding mcdougal of our existence (ego or God) and the difference between form (illusion) and content (mind where correction take place). To be miracle-minded, we can not be in conflict on any level for the right-mind itself is conflict-free. There’s a distinction between right-miracle-minded and the miracle mind of the ego.
We have no honesty whenever we use spiritual specialness as we assert we’re more holy, more chosen by God than another message of a course in miracles. This can be a defense against the contrary and we are discussing this subject in greater depth in subsequent article. Being more chosen may be the antithesis of the Course’s message.
To continue this discussion, let’s start with some word symbol definitions. We will look at both ego definition and the Course’s definition. Only the ego is fully definable because it is limitation itself. Perceived lack through projected forms (illusions) leads straight to spiritual specialness.
The Ego’s Miracle:
In the dictionary, the term symbol definition for “miracle” is: “An astonishing or welcome event that is not explicable by natural or scientific laws and is therefore regarded as being the job of a divine agency.” The definition for “agency” is, “An organization with several parties.”
This can be a perfect example wherein two separate parties, the ego god and its version of the vengeful God, compete for forms within the dualistic illusion since the “divine agency.” For this reason forms don’t need correction but rather your head that perceives this silliness is in need of correction. Asking the ego god for a miracle event (to replace a questionnaire with a form) distorts prayer and the Son forgets who He is. The ego becomes mcdougal of the Son’s existence and spiritual specialness takes root wherein the Son who’s choosing the ego, competes with God to produce himself special to obtain noticed by God. So long as we don’t understand this, we remain a prisoner of the world.
A standard mistake for getting noticed here by God is to trust that changing our mind will change our life (forms, bodies, behaviors, relationships, etc.). In line with the ego, if we’ve a good life, we avoid punishment but there are many versions (forms) of a good life so that’s high in judgment. Again, changing forms make error real as it applies judgment this one form is better while condemning another.
There’s no life outside Heaven. Purpose is in your head; and our life’s purpose is to understand and practice forgiveness when we can be miracle-minded. Peace, or inner peace, is all about content and not form. It’s from choosing what’s not of the world (the right-minded content of the Holy Sprit) that will be the real miracle-mind within the illusory world. The miracle is a shift in perception and not a shift in form (illusion).
The Course’s Miracle:
In the Course, the term symbol definition for “miracle” is very long because of what all a miracle accomplishes. We’ve referenced some aspects but to fully understand the miracle, spending some time and willingness to unlearn the ego version and learn the ACIM version by starting with Chapter 1: The Meaning of Miracles. Additionally, Kenneth Wapnick has written a guide called, “The 50 Miracle Principles of A Course in Miracles.” For the objective of this brief article, it is sufficient for people to incorporate the next in to the discussion:
“The miracle forgives; the ego damns (C-2.10). Miracle-minded forgiveness is the only correction as it doesn’t have part of judgment at all (T-2.V.A). Wholeness may be the perception content of miracles. Thus they correct, or atone for, the faulty perception of lack (T-1.I.41). Miracles arise from the miraculous state of mind, or state of miracle readiness (T-1.I.43). Miracles are an expression of inner awareness of Christ and acceptance of His Atonement (T-1.I.44).”
The Ego’s Mind:
In the dictionary, the term symbol definition for “mind” is: “The part of a person that allows them to keep yourself informed of their world and their experiences, to believe and to feel, the intelligence and brains, reasoning and judgment.” Intelligence is a key point which reveals the option being made out of the ego wrong mind.
Intelligence is defined as, “The ability to acquire knowledge and skills, intellect, judgment and reasoning.” Intelligence makes the entire world real (error real) by making use of judgment this one form surpasses another. If we look back at the Course’s definition for the miracle, “Miracle-minded forgiveness is the only correction as it doesn’t have part of judgment at all (T-2.V.A).
How fast intelligence gets used as a weapon through spiritual specialness to compete with God is astounding. We believe we’re after the Holy Spirit’s guidance when it’s actually the ego god. As an example, everywhere we use intelligence to manage other people’s issues which is really a blame projection. You will find no “other people’s issues” unless we first rely on separation and differences and desire to see our repressed guilt in another. Everyone and everything is an integral part of our mind. Further, to claim it is our job to manage or correct other’s issues take specialness to a much more arrogant level of being chosen by God. We are literally saying with our ego that individuals can perform the Holy Spirit’s job better than Him which removes a billboard sign announcing our direct competition with God. It uses, “I’m better than you” forgiveness-to-destroy, the absolute most massive in separation between God and our brothers.
The intellect can also be to blame behind our need to produce a curriculum of teaching the Course through retreats and workshops for money. Quite simply, we are now saying the Course’s curriculum by Jesus is insufficient and we could do better. We do this because we do not understand the Course’s point that individuals are typical unhealed healers attempting to accomplish what we cannot do for ourselves and thus why we truly need the Voice for God. This really is another point out be discussed in the next article. Very, very few are right-minded enough to allow the Holy Spirit lead the way in which because most believe they’re in competition with God and others.
Nowhere does some of this show that we might not want boundaries with ego’s crossing the line with spiritual specialness. In reality, it is unkind not to own boundaries when spiritual specialness gets control of since it includes such massive arrogance of someone believing they’re better than another. Competition makes egos act incredibly vengeful because of the total belief in lack.